Conference News: What I learned this week – December 21, 2018

Growing Their Fortune in China: Fortune announced that they will be hosting a new event in China next year. The Global Sustainability Forum will take place in Yunnan, China from 4 -6 September 2019. The conference will focus “on the convergence of energy, technology, and sustainability, convening leaders from business, government, NGOs, and academia from China and around the world.” The agenda will cover environmental protection and energy innovation with an emphasis on China and its interactions with the rest of the world.

No Longer Rocking the Casbaa: Earlier this year, the Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (CASBAA) noted that it would be changing its name and therefore the name of its annual convention. According to the association “as we broaden our scope and mission to encompass the broader video industry and ecosystem in Asia… Casbaa is very excited to introduce the launch of the Asia Video Summit. No longer the CASBAA Convention, the aim of the Summit is to become the defining conference on the State of the Video Industry in Asia: the opportunities and the challenges, the disruption and the consolidation, the success stories and the ability to embrace change.”

Speaking Opportunity: The International Association of Privacy Professionals’ (IAPP) Privacy. Security. Risk. (P.S.R.) Conference is accepting speaking proposals until 27 January 2019. P.S.R. brings together the best of the best in privacy and security through technical cross-education. The 2019 Conference will return to Las Vegas from 24 – 25 September in Las Vegas. Suggest speakers via their online form found here.

Lunchtime Learning: Last September, the Global Climate Action Summit brought together leaders from around the world to “Take Ambition to the Next Level.” Happening midway between Paris 2015 and 2020, the event was timed to provide the confidence to governments to ‘step up’ and trigger this next level of ambition sooner rather than later. Hear international and local leaders from states, regions, cities, businesses, investors and civil society as well as national government leaders, scientists, students, nonprofits and others share what they have achieved to date and what they are committed to doing in the future.

Coming Up Next Week:  If you were good this year, hopefully Santa is coming next week. Regardless, Scarlino Speaker Strategies wishes you the happiest of holidays!


Conference News: What I learned this week – September 30

Even the Pope Attends Conferences:  From December 2 -3, 2016 publishers Fortune and Time will co-host the 2016 Fortune/Time Global Forum in Rome, which was inspired by the Pope’s pleas for ways to spread prosperity and opportunity to the poor. The Forum is self-described as a “solutions-based conversation aimed at encouraging transformative actions and an economic system that both promotes growth and spreads its benefits more broadly.” The 2016 Fortune/Time Global Forum is an invitation-only and will include global business leaders and select invitees from the Time 100 list of the world’s most influential people. This unique opportunity will allow Fortune 500 and Time 100 leaders to engage with the Pope “to forge a new social compact for the 21st century.”

Changing the Channel: This week NCTA and their Board of Directors announced that after 65 years, they would be ending their annual industry trade show, INTX (formerly known as The Cable Show). In a blog post they explained that the organization would be “exploring new and better ways to tell our story, to gather our community, to advance our growth and present our vision of the future.” There was some concern earlier this year when both INTX and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show announced overlapping 2017 conference dates.  Many wondered how the two would be able to compete for a similar audience of sponsors, speakers and attendees. Click here to read NCTA President and CEO Michael Powell’s entire blog post on the decision.

Speaking Opportunity: And speaking of the NAB Show, it has opened its call for speakers and is mixing it up this year.  Instead of separating the conference into separate tracks, the content will now be focused around topics.  The reason for the change?  According to NAB, the “once distinct fields of media, entertainment and technology are converging and becoming something far greater than the sum of their parts. That’s The M.E.T. Effect℠.”  If you want to get your message in front of the more than 103,000 media and entertainment professionals from 156 countries attending NAB Show (22 – 27 April in Las Vegas), submit speaker proposals by Monday, October 31, 2016 following speaker submission guidelines found here.

Lunchtime Learning: Health 2.0, one of the largest global conference focused on digital health, includes “200 LIVE Product Demos. 100+ Thought Leaders. 10 New Company Launches. 2000+ Attendees. 4 Days of Prime Networking.”  If you were not able to attend the recent Health 2.0 Fall Conference, which took place earlier this week in Santa Clara, you can watch the sessions here. Learn about the challenges within the healthcare system and the opportunities to advance healthy communities.

Coming Up Next: Dreamforce, the behemoth cloud conference hosted by Salesforce, will be in San Francisco from 4 – 7 October. The more than 160,000 attendees will again take over the City by the Bay as they gather to hear speakers such as Melinda Gates,, and Mark Cuban. In Orlando from 5 – 7 October, the American Marketing Association will come together for its Annual Conference under the 2016 theme of “Answers in Action.” And in London, IPExpo Europe will bring six IT events together under one roof to showcase how “the latest IT innovations can drive their business forward.”

Conference News: What I learned this week – Dec 11

Baby, Come Back: Samsung has announced that its Developer Conference will return to San Francisco from 27 – 28 April 2016.  The first (and last) Developercon was held in 2014. Find all of the details here.

By Any Other Name: The IIR’s Insightech conference will now be called TMRE (The Market Research Event) Next.  It will be held May 23 – 25 in Los Angeles and will focus on “the new face of consumer insights”.  Informa’s conference, formerly called LTE World Summit, will now go by 5G World.  Taking place from 28 – 30 June in London, 5G World will bring together 4000+ “telecom operators, solution providers and IoT specialists, to help evolve networks to achieve the 2020 vision.”

Lunchtime Learning:  TechCrunch Disrupt took place earlier this week in London. Watch the highlights from this year’s events as well as previous Disrupt sessions here you can even see the Hackathon presentations.

Street Fight in London: Street Fight Magazine has partnered with SIINDA, the leading organization for local tech companies in Europe, to create a new event called LOCALCON.  This conference will focus on the opportunities and challenges of local search, commerce and marketing in the European market.  Best of all, the event will be held at the Chelsea Football Stadium in London from April 20 – 22!

Coming Up Next: There are fewer conferences this week as we approach the Christmas holiday, but you can still attend a few good ones: Sports Video Group (SVG) Summit in New York, The 34th Annual Government Contract Management Symposium in DC, and the Argyle Customer Care Leadership Forum in San Francisco.