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Thursday, January 19, 2023
3:00 - 4:30 PM ET | 12:00-1:30 PM PT

Event Predictions, Trends, Challenges & Opportunities for the Coming Year

The event industry has experienced more seismic change in the past three years than at any time in its history. And while we may be eager to get off this roller coaster ride, our ability to adapt to these changes, learn and master new skills and platforms, and navigate a rapidly shifting landscape have put us in possibly the best position ever to prove our value - and the value of our events - to stakeholders.

2023 will bring a whole new set of changes, and with them an array of challenges and opportunities.

Join us for the event industry’s most widely respected assessment of where we are now, what lies ahead for event professionals, and how to position yourself for success in 2023.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Review of 2022 predictions: what we got right, what we got wrong
  • Economic outlook: how the coming recession will impact the event industry and how to manage client expectations on costs
  • Attendance trends and forecasts
  • Business travel is down, remote work is up: embracing ‘Bleisure’ programming and culture-building event opportunities
  • Navigating the rise of corporate ESG goals: boycotts, sustainability and accessibility implications
  • The shifting balance between virtual, in-person, and hybrid
  • What ChatGPT and other AI platforms means for events
  • New data privacy rules and the end of cookies
  • From mass shootings to assaulting speakers on stage: the new frontier in event security
  • Talent development in a shifting labor market
  • The rise of dedicated in-house event strategists & trusted advisors
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Accessibility for this Webinar

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We are diligently working internally and with our partners and technology providers to actively develop a more accessible experience. For this event, closed captioning and translations will be provided.

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Meet the Speakers

Howard Givner_2022

Howard Givner, Founder and CEO | Event Leadership Institute

Annette Gregg SITE

Annette Gregg, CEO |
Society for Incentive Travel Excellence

Headshot circles_Ken Holsinger

Ken Holsinger, Senior Vice President - Data Solutions | Freeman

Andrew Pearson Webex Events

Andrew Pearson, CMO | Webex Events (formerly Socio)