REGISTER NOW FOR
Sunday, August 6th 2023 –
Tuesday, August 8th 2023
Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City
170 South West Temple Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
CEMA Summit has been named among the top “Inspiring Meetings Industry Conferences You Won’t Want To Miss In 2023” by Corporate Event News.
Network, share, and grow with the very best events industry pros.
Stay abreast of the most impactful trends, and the most effective event engagement strategies and creative executions, from the people who make them happen.
Roll up your sleeves and work with peers and partners in real time to find creative solutions to our most pressing challenges; come away with leading edge, actionable ideas that demonstrate the business value of corporate events.
Get a front row seat to an exciting showcase of leading-edge innovation in event technology, production and attendee experience.
Up your game with advice, inspiration, and empathy from your peers – and bask in the glow of our warm friendships and the joy we get from being together.
Join us in August at the “Crossroads of the West” to Elevate Your Vision!
Dr. Julie Williamson
Chief Growth Enabler, Karrikins Group
Julie is the Chief Growth Enabler and a Partner at Karrikins Group as well as an experienced keynote speaker and published author. A leading voice in how alignment can transform leaders and organizations, Julie has worked around the world with some of the largest companies, helping them set and execute on strategy and transformation. Julie is interested in how executive engagement happens and how leadership teams form and un-form. Her deep understanding of behavioral science combined with her executive experience and business acumen allows her to push past the barriers that hold back teams from finding alignment, transforming organizations and accelerating growth. Session: Go Beyond the Task List and Make Strategy Part of Your Business-as-Usual MindsetSpeaker Provided by Speak Inc.
President and CEO, ALHI
Michael Dominguez serves as the President & CEO for Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI). a Global Sales Organization that serves a membership group of hotels that are Independent Hotels & Independent Brands that are an exclusive luxury collection. Prior to joining ALHI, Michael served in executive sales leadership roles with MGM Resorts, Loews Hotels, Hyatt Hotels, Starwood Hotels and many more. Michael is actively involved in leadership roles in the Meetings and Events Industry including the executive committees for US Travel Association and Meetings Mean Business Coalition. He speaks in the industry often on topics of disruption, the state of the industry, the economy, behavioral lessons. Session: 2023 Industry Forum
Chief Business Officer, PCMA
Junior Tauvaa, a recognized business events and destination marketing executive, serves as PCMA and CEMA’s Chief Business Officer. He oversees the events and education, CEMA at the strategic level, Convene, and product development teams along with PCMA’s 2030 vision of being the Platform for the Business Events Industry.
Prior to joining PCMA and CEMA, Tauvaa was instrumental in raising the profile of Anaheim and Orange County as a premier business events and leisure destination. He opened ACC North, the Anaheim Convention Center’s most recent expansion, and launched the Orange County Sports Commission. As a result of his involvement with Destinations International’s Large Market Roundtable, Tauvaa introduced the Destination Booking Agreement (DBA) for Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs), which establishes mutually agreeable terms to protect both the destination and the business events strategist should an event be canceled for any reason. Session: 2023 Industry Forum
Natalie Nixon, PhD
Creativity Strategist & CEO, Figure 8 Thinking
Natalie is a creativity strategist who advises leaders on achieving transformative business results by applying wonder & rigor. She is a highly sought after global keynote speaker, valued for her accessible expertise on creativity, the future of work and innovation.
Natalie was selected for Real Leaders' "Top 50 Keynote Speakers in the World for 2022" list; and has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, and INC. She is the author of the award-winning The Creativity Leap – an honoree in the creativity category of Fast Company's 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards. Her firm, Figure 8 Thinking, was named among the top 20 women-led innovation firms in 2021 by Core 77. Session: How to Maximize the Business ROI of Creativity – and Justify it to Your C-SuiteSpeaker Provided by Speak Inc.
Sarah Robb O'Hagan
Sarah Robb O’Hagan is no stranger to disruption and knows the qualities leaders need to embody to make it through to the other side. Stepping into her role as CEO of EXOS in early February 2020, she found herself not in the “dream job” she thought she had just accepted, but in the fight of her life in a business that would be severely impaired by the Covid pandemic.
Session: Unleashing Leadership Potential: Ignite Your Authenticity, Resilience, and ImpactSpeaker Provided by Speak Inc.
Fourth Annual CEMA Summit Town Hall
Our distinguished panel will share their high-level perspectives on industry trends, challenges, and opportunities in the coming year. Thank you, Philadelphia CVB, for sponsoring.
With a forward look at what is going to drive event strategy and execution, the discussion will tap into the whole group’s experience on how event executives can elevate their vision for both their teams and their organizations.