Agenda

Tuesday

May 7, 2024

6:00 pm
 - 9:00 pm
Las Vegas Country Club

For those who are arriving early for the event, we invite you to join us for the Chairman’s Dinner at the iconic Las Vegas Country Club. Established in 1967, the club was the home-away-from-home for entertainment superstar Dean Martin, as well as Las Vegas’ kingmakers, developers, bankers, mobsters, doctors, lawyers, and other notable Las Vegans who have made an indelible impact on the city – and sometimes the world – over the last five decades. 

Please sign up for this event during registration. Transportation will depart at 5:30 pm. 

Due to limited space, separate confirmation is required to attend. 

 

Wednesday

May 8, 2024

8:30 am
 - 2:30 pm
The Mob Museum

Join us for an unforgettable experience at the unique Las Vegas, The Mob Museum. Immerse yourself in hands-on exhibits, enjoy a cocktail tasting, and take a Distillery Tour. You also have the opportunity to attend an exhilarating presentation by Special Speaker Frank Calabrese Jr., a former mobster. Frank will share some of the most intriguing crime tales in history that shaped the United States. 

This event will be followed by a lunch at Triple George Grill.  Please sign up for this event during registration. Transportation will depart promptly at 8:00 am.

Due to limited space, separate confirmation is required to attend. 

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3:00 pm
 - 4:00 pm
Meet at the Globe in the District

Join in for a tour and behind the scenes of Resorts World Las Vegas.

Step into all-electric Tesla vehicles for a swift shuttle to the Las Vegas Convention Center. As the only hotel with a station connected to Las Vegas Convention Center, the Resorts World Las Vegas passenger station will offer direct access to the heart of the resort’s dining, retail and nightlight offerings, as well as convenient access to the Las Vegas Strip.

Sign up today, email Sierra Martine to Reserve Your Spot Today  sierra.martine@rwlasvegas.com

 

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6:30 pm
 - 9:30 pm
Jalisco Underground at Resorts World Las Vegas

The Fastest 50 Awards & Summit will officially kick off at Jalisco Underground at Resorts World Las Vegas. Our Welcome Reception offers the perfect location for an unforgettable evening. Join us for handcrafted cocktails, award-winning food, and entertainment as we celebrate the start of one of the industry’s most prestigious events.

9:30 pm
Gatsby at Resorts World

Join us at Gatsby for the Official After Party following our fantastic Opening Reception. Come network and experience some exciting surprises!

 

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Thursday

May 9, 2024

7:00 am
 - 9:00 am
Ayu Dayclub at Resorts World Las Vegas

Join us for a breakfast of champions/ breakfast buffet to get fueled up for the exciting events ahead.

9:15 am
 - 3:15 pm
Orchid Ballroom at Resorts World Las Vegas

Join us for a day of education, guided by the latest news, hottest trends, and cutting-edge innovations in the exhibition industry. Assemble a group of speakers and peers aimed at the unique needs of the fastest-growing shows and those that strive for trade show greatness. It features topics around growth strategies and includes case studies from top-performing show organizers. 

Have questions for any of the speakers for the Fastest 50 Education Summit? Submit them here.

To access the summit materials click on the links in each session. Sponsored by Event-Ace by Note Effect.

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9:15 am
 - 9:25 am
9:25 am
 - 10:05 am

Trade show organizers are feeling the pressure as costs continue to rise. In response to these current challenges among others, leaders from major facilities across the U.S. sit down to discuss the difficult questions organizers have for venues. From labor rule negotiations to construction disruptions to rising F&B costs, this panel — featuring Steve Hill from the LVCVA, Mark Tester from the Orange County Convention Center, Larita Clark from McCormick Place, Freddie Peterson from the Miami Beach Convention Center and moderator Christine Flanagan, Chief Operating Officer of Informa Markets’ North American Events — will face the topics head on in this exclusive conversation you won’t want to miss.

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Speakers

Larita Clark
CEO, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority

Steve Hill
CEO, Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority (LVCVA)

Freddie Peterson
General Manager, Miami Beach Convention Center

Mark Tester
Executive Director, Orange County Convention Center

Moderators

Christine Flanagan
Chief Operating Officer, North American Events, Informa Markets

10:05 am
 - 10:25 am

The clean energy industry has experienced significant growth in the past few years — as has RE+, the largest clean energy event in North America. Focusing on energy storage, solar, wind, hydrogen, microgrids and EVs, RE+ is tasked with producing a show comprised of large well-established brands and businesses early on in their maturity. Recognizing that not all the industries have sufficient resources, RE+ Events decided to try their hand at providing member services and marketing support, like prospecting, selling and onboarding new members, along with event-planning and execution. By doing this, RE+ Events has successfully helped companies grow their membership and reach, thus growing their participation in RE+, and tapped into a previously unharnessed revenue stream. 

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Speakers

Danielle Danko
Vice President of Marketing, RE+ Events

10:25 am
 - 10:45 am
10:45 am
 - 11:15 am

Every attendee is, at their core, a consumer. Which means changing consumer expectations and societal trends should be impacting how event & trade show environments evolve to meet and exceed the expectations of stakeholders and audiences.

Join two of the industry’s creative thought leaders, Dan Carter and Stephen Kellogg, as they share the opportunities your show could be taking advantage of by embracing what the audience wants, and how their ever-evolving expectations can be met and exceeded. Stephen and Dan will look at the consumer trends most relevant to trade show organizers before unpacking tactical examples you can use today, and consider for the future.

Want to view the session materials, click here. 

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Have questions for Dan Carter and Stephen Kellogg? Submit them here.

Speakers

Dan Carter
Senior Vice President, Creative + Design, Freeman

Stephen Kellogg
Vice President, Executive Creative Director, Freeman

11:15 am
 - 11:50 am

Mike Carlucci, Chief Operating Officer at Clarion Events, North America, has a storied career in the events industry. With more than 20 years of experience in a wide range of roles, including sales, show management and company operations, Carlucci has found the key to being a great leader is to empower and embrace excellence in his teams. In this Power Lunch-style interview with Courtney Muller, President, Manifest and Chief Corporate Development Officer, Connectiv, he offers insights into how the trade show world is continuously changing, how to build a team from the ground up and why transparency, trust and honesty are his guiding principles for strong relationships and partnerships.  

Want to view the session materials, click here. 

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Have questions for Mike Carlucci? Submit them here.

Speakers

Mike Carlucci
Chief Operating Officer, Clarion Events North America

Moderators

Courtney Muller
President, Manifest and Chief Corporate Development Officer, Connectiv

12:00 pm
 - 1:00 pm
Rose Rooftop at Resorts World Las Vegas
1:15 pm
 - 2:00 pm

How do you make an event, regardless of its size, feel more intimate and engaging? Through personalized marketing, curated experiences and the creation (and nurturing) of smaller interest groups that foster a sense of community and connection. Framed by recent industry data from Freeman, Kinsey Fabrizio, President of CTA, and Caitlin Fox, Vice President and Marketing Strategist at mdg will discuss how – with real life examples—event organizers are satisfying the growing appetite for customized experiences that align to the wants and needs of event attendees. Specifically, Kinsey will share how CES has doubled-down on creating more contextual experiences that drive engagement and loyalty within key segments of its audience.

Want to view the session materials, click here. 

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Have questions for Kinsey Fabrizio and Caitlin Fox? Submit them here.

Speakers

Kinsey Fabrizio
President, Consumer Technology Association

Caitlin Fox
Vice President and Marketing Strategist, mdg

2:00 pm
 - 2:20 pm

As industries return to pre-pandemic operations, trade shows serving certain verticals are finding their attendees need more regional and/or seasonal shows to best do business. MMGNET Group (formerly Informa Markets Fashion) has embraced the growing trend of the regionalization of shows in its own events portfolio and have been producing events to meet the new demands and needs of their audiences, whether that be events held in a specific season or market, or by creating new kinds of experiences to serve niche audiences. Kelly Helfman, President of MMGNET Group, shares the kind of market research needed to make informed decisions about new launches, how to create different value propositions for each event, and the impact regionalization has on an existing brand and its flagship events. 

Want to view the session materials, click here. 

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Have questions for Kelly Helfman? Submit them here.

Speakers

Kelly Helfman
President, MMGNET Group (formerly Informa Markets Fashion)

2:20 pm
 - 2:35 pm
2:35 pm
 - 3:10 pm

The Fastest 50 Class of 2023 put up some impressive numbers in terms of growth, with 51.6% growth in net square feet of paid exhibit space, 48.4% growth in the number of exhibiting companies and 62.8% growth in total attendance. Leaders from this year’s rankings discuss their teams’ approaches to facilitating growth and their strategies for sustaining it going forward. From reimagining the show floor to curating a quality audience to generating FOMO and great word-of-mouth promotion, these leaders are driving their shows to the next level. Show organizers also share how they’re planning on capitalizing on their current success to sustain growth in the long term. 

Want to view the session materials, click here. 

Sponsored by Event-Ace by Note Effect

Have questions for the panel? Submit them here.

Speakers

Glenn Celentano
Partner | CEO, Restaurant Events, LLC and Founder, The Pizza Tomorrow Summit

Jamie Reesby, CEM
Vice President, Generation & Grocery, Clarion Events North America

Marc Simon
Event Vice President, PGA Golf Exhibitions, RX

Moderators

Mary Beth Shaughnessy
Event Vice President, ISC Security Events, RX

3:10 pm
 - 3:15 pm
6:30 pm
 - 7:30 pm
Orchid Ballroom at Resorts World Las Vegas

The Gala Reception promises an opportunity to walk the red carpet in a glamorous style. Photo ops abound as honorees take their plaques and mingle with industry colleagues from the nation’s largest shows before the TSE Awards Gala begins.

7:30 pm
 - 9:30 pm
Orchid Ballroom at Resorts World Las Vegas

The winners of the coveted TSE Grand Awards will be revealed and take to the main stage to collect their glorious crystal trophy in front of their peers. Enjoy fine dining while we reward the hard work and achievements of your teams. 

9:30 pm
 - 11:00 pm
Red Tail at Resorts World Las Vegas

Don’t want the party to stop? Join us for the After Party for cocktails, games, karaoke, and mingling at Red Tail in Resorts World Las Vegas. 

Friday

May 10, 2024

8:00 am
 - 10:00 am
Alle Lounge on 66 at Resorts World Las Vegas

Before you go, don’t forget the most important meal of the day! Come together for one last breakfast before your departurearmed with the information to set you apart from the pack and well-nourished for your journey home.