Icons & Influencer Keynotes

During these high impact keynotes, you will learn from award-winning industry leaders giving you real-world insights and actionable tools you use to skyrocket your event creative AND your business success. The Keynotes take place over the course of the day. Sessions range in duration and all take place in the BMO Atrium. There will be plenty of long breaks to allow for time to visit the CSE Live Trade Show. The sessions in the morning run with no breaks.

Morning Icon & Influencer Keynotes

Access for Paid VIP or March 27 Paid Day Pass Holders

8:00 a.m.  Coffee House & Registration

8:30 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.
From the Ground Up – No Client No Problem – Creating a Legacy Event From Nothing!

Presented by Event Industry Influencers Alex Bickers, President, Reveal Events Group, Robert Porter – Owner / Creative Director – Elizabeth Stanley Event Design, Jennifer Winter, Owner, Rebelux Creative, Gemma Scott, Operations Manager, Go2 Productions, all speakers based in Vancouver.

9:05 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.
The Marriage of Food & Design – TOP Trends in Catering & Design
Presented by Food & Entertaining Influencer Shannon Boudreau, Director of Sales, Lazy Gourmet Catering & Celebrity Food Trendist, Vancouver, BC

9:40 a.m. – 10:10
Presented by Brand Influencer Lara McCulloch, Award-winning marketing consultant, brand strategist, social media pioneer and global marketing keynote speaker, Toronto, ON

10:10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
How Automation, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & the Decentralization of Work Will Change Events Forever
Presented by Tech Influencer Rahul Goel, Aerospace Engineer & Head of Technology & Innovation for PheedLoop Inc., Toronto, ON

10:40 a.m.
Entertain the F*#& Out of Them!
Presented by Industry ICON, Janice Cardinale, CEO The Idea Hunter, Toronto, ON

11:00 a.m. – 11: 30 a.m.
Cyber Security and It’s Immediate Threat To The Global Event Industry

Presented by Tech Influencer, Yoseph Elkaim, Serial Entrepreneur, Best Selling Author & Cyber Crimes Expert @the Pentagon, Philidelphia, Pensylvania

11:30 a.m. -12:10 p.m.
Global Event Trends with Industry Icon Andrea Michaels
Presented by Event Industry Icon Andrea Michaels, President of Extraordinary Events, Los Angeles California

Afternoon Icon & Influencer Keynotes

The Following Sessions Are Open to ALL Pass Holders in Both the Higgins Streaming Lounge & The Main Conference Hall

1:00 p.m- 1:45 p.m.
Critical Conversation on Human Trafficking & Events -What EVERY Planner Needs to Know Now
Panelist: Sandy Biback, CMP Emeritus, CMM. Founder, Meeting Professionals Against Human Trafficking(MPAHT), Toronto, ON
Panelist: Andrea Michaels, President, Extraordinary Events, Los Angeles, CA
Panelist: Andrea Boulden, Senior Manager of TD Wealth Event Team & Board Member (MPAHT), Toronto, ON
Panelist: Tania Ferlin, Corporate Group Sales Manager, Hyatt on King & Board Member (MPAHT), Toronto, ON
Panelist: Yosef Elkaim, Partner and Co-Founder, Omni Labs, Philidelphia, PA
Moderated by Ken Kristoffersen CSEP, POP Kollaborative, Calgary, AB

2:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
What Do You Want To Be Known For? 
Presented by Social Media Influencer & Champion of Women in Business, Emily Lyons, CEO, Femme Fatale Media, Founder True Glue, Lyons Elite, + JWLS, Toronto, ON

2:50 p.m  – 3:10 p.m.
Where BIG Ideas Come From
Presented by ICONIC Producers and  Industry Influencers Page & Jian Magen, The MBE Group, Toronto ON

3:15 p.m – 3:45 p.m.
The Power of Face-Face Events in a Digital World
Presented by Event Industry ICON and Global Influencer, David Adler, CEO & Founder, BizBash, New York NY