Global Experience Specialists (GES), a global full service provider for live events has followed Professional Convention Management Associations’ (PCMA) Convening Leaders 2015 theme “Make No Little Plans.” The GES team is arriving in Chicago with big plans that support PCMA and the industry as a whole.
Convening Leaders is known for its excellent education opportunities and GES is honored to present several sessions including two sessions that will be shared as part of PCMA’s Convening Leaders complimentary hybrid sessions.
In addition, on Monday, January 12, CadmiumCD, GES’ content management partner is presenting at the TechCentral Demo, located in the Learning Lounge, and at the Tech Spot as part of the hybrid sessions.
GES employees are active members of PCMA. Congratulations to Kristina Simkins, product director at
onPeak | GES on being recognized as a member of the PCMA 20 in Their Twenties – Class of 2015, and to Doug Bennett, GES director of sales, central division on being honored by PCMA’s Greater Midwest Chapter with the Richard A. “Dick” Daignault Award for his dedication to the meetings industry. John Patronski, GES executive vice president of industry relations will complete his 2014 – 2015 term as a PCMA Education Foundation Trustee.
GES is honored to support PCMA as the founding and sustaining sponsor of Party With A Purpose, an event that is committed to making a difference in the Convening Leaders’ host city. This year’s event will benefit Future Founders Foundation, an organization that inspires youth in Chicagoland to explore and practice entrepreneurship. GES is also the sponsorPCMA’s mobile meeting app and is hosting a lounge during the opening party at the Museum of Science and Industry in the Pilsen Neighborhood.
- • Event Intelligence - Use Data to Get Results, Monday, January 12 at 1:15 p.m. CT, presented by David Saef, GES executive vice president of strategy and MarketWorks and Lori Rugh, founder and CEO of LBR
Enterprises – available as a hybrid session
- • Survey with Impact: Transform Traditional Event Surveys into Actionable, Valuable Assets, Tuesday, January 13 at 1:30 p.m. CT, presented by Saef, Steve Duberchin, GES manager of strategy, marketing and Gregg Lapin CMP, American Association of Diabetes Educators, director of meeting services – available as a hybrid session
- • Show Us Your Surveys! Event Survey Transformation Activity, Tuesday, January 13, at 2:45 p.m. CT. Presenters from the Survey with Impact session will lead attendees through an exercise of thinking critically about their current survey strategy from an overall meeting standpoint.
- • Meeting and Experience Design Gallery, John Woo, GES vice president of design and creative, sharing topics related to trade shows, space challenges and cool spaces. The Meeting and Experience Design Gallery runs throughout Convening Leaders and will be closed during the general session and lunch times.