Meet the Inspiring Leaders Speaking at Skift Meetings Forum 2024

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Industry leaders heading up IMEX, Cvent, PCMA & CEMA, TED Conferences will deliver valuable insights at Skift Meetings’ flagship event in September.

We are thrilled to announce the first round of speakers for the highly anticipated 2nd Annual Skift Meetings Forum, set to take place on September 17 in New York City. This premier event is designed to bring together the brightest minds and most influential leaders in the meetings and events industry, offering unparalleled insights and networking opportunities.

Here’s a glimpse of the exceptional speakers who will be sharing their expertise and vision:

Rajeev (Reggie) Aggarwal, CEO & Founder of Cvent

As the visionary founder of Cvent, Rajeev Aggarwal has revolutionized the event management software industry. His entrepreneurial journey and insights into leveraging technology to enhance event planning and execution will be a highlight of the forum.

Monique Ruff-Bell, Chief Program & Strategy Officer for TED Conferences

With her extensive background in curating impactful event content, Monique Ruff-Bell has been instrumental in the success of TED Conferences. Her expertise in program strategy will offer valuable lessons on crafting engaging and meaningful event experiences.

Carina Bauer, CEO of IMEX Group

A powerhouse in the global meetings industry, Carina Bauer has been at the helm of IMEX Events, steering it to new heights. With her deep understanding of the evolving landscape of events and her commitment to innovation, Bauer will provide valuable perspectives on the future of the industry.

Sherrif Karamat, CAE, President and CEO of PCMA and CEMA

Sherrif Karamat is a leading authority on business events, with his roles at PCMA and CEMA positioning him at the forefront of industry trends and advocacy. His strategic vision and leadership will provide invaluable perspectives on the current and future state of business events.

Ken Holsinger, Senior Vice President Strategy for Freeman

Ken Holsinger is renowned for his sharp data-driven analysis of the meetings and events industry.. At Freeman, he drives strategic initiatives and innovation, making him a pivotal voice on the latest trends and technologies shaping the future of events.

These are just a few of the speakers planned to join us. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements and updates as we approach the event date. Stay up-to-date here.

Join us for an unforgettable day of learning, networking, and inspiration at the Skift Meetings Forum. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from these industry luminaries and gain actionable insights to elevate your events. Register now to secure your spot and be part of the conversation shaping the future of meetings and events.