Bianca Baumann, CTDP, Director, Learning Experience, GP Strategies
Bianca focuses on digital education success, combining L&D and digital marketing. Over time, she has developed processes and methodologies to help organizations meet their growth and revenue targets with the help of innovative L&D approaches, including digital transformations, onboarding and reskilling programs. She has spearheaded multiple projects in the marketing, automotive, financial and events industries, creating award-winning programs along the way. She shares her expertise in her blog and at global conferences, highlighting the importance of including disciplines outside L&D to help organizations build the workforce of the future. She teaches courses as part of the Learning Experience Design Certificate at OISE and published the eBook “The Little Black Book of Marketing and L&D”, a practical guide that helps integrate proven marketing techniques into L&D
Courtney Stanley is recognized globally as an award-winning changemaker, keynote speaker and event emcee, and acclaimed creator of the women-inspired podcast, Dare to Interrupt. Courtney has spent 10 years helping professionals, entrepreneurs and organizations engage in game-changing, impactful conversations that empower individuals to tap into their true potential, improve team and culture dynamics, and drive meaningful change. Courtney is the youngest member to have ever been elected to Meeting Professionals International's (MPI) International Board of Directors. She is the recipient of Smart Meetings' 2020 Women in Events Entrepreneur Award, Meetings Today's 2019 & 2020 Trendsetter Award, MeetingsNet’s 2019 Changemaker Award, the Association for Women in Events (AWE) 2018 Disruptor Award, the 2015 MPI Chairman’s Award and 2011 MPI RISE Award, named Collaborate and Connect Magazine’s 40 under 40 in 2011, and is recognized as one of the event industry’s most impactful change-makers. Courtney serves on the Events Industry Sexual Harassment Task Force, MPI's Women's Advisory Board, is a Meetings Mean Business Ambassador and is the co-founder of the award-winning movement, #MeetingsToo.
Tess Vismale, CMP, DES
Tess thrives virtually and face-to-face managing events logistics and tech merged with events. She is #EventTechPullUp Podcast Co-Host, Virtual Event Superhero and Speaker.She is Chief Event Executioner & Event Technologist for iSocialExecution, Inc., Live Event Associate with ExecOnline, Tech Whisperer with DAHLIA+ AGENCY & Speaker. Tess was named one of the United States' most influential event professionals on the 2020 #BizBash500 list! She was recognized as a member of Connect Association magazine’s “15 Over 50.” The honor highlights the top professionals in the events industry. Tess is a Certified Meeting Professional, Digital Event Strategist, stage manager for.TEDxPeachtree (9yrs)
Keith Johnston, Tech Expert
Keith kills it when it comes to understanding how technology impacts the modern event. With more than 15 years experience, Keith has worked on both the planner and supplier side of the meetings and events industry. He is well known and widely sought after as a resource for conference planning, technology advice, and social media know-how for event and association professionals worldwide.
Sarah Soliman Daudin, DES CEO, Soliman Productions
With over a decade of experience in production, Sarah Soliman Daudin brings her expertise into her own company, Soliman Productions covering the meetings industry at large. In 2014, she won IAEE's Rookie of the Year Award. In 2016 and 2017, Sarah worked hand-in-hand with the PCMA team as a co-host of PCMA's Convening Leaders LIVE broadcast. Currently, Sarah is the face and content creator of MPItv and works with MPl's publication, The Meeting Professional, to produce year-round video content. She serves on the Board of Directors as the VP of Marketing & Communications for the MPI Greater Orlando Chapter. Sarah was honored with the Rising Star Award for Q2 of 2018 by the MPI Greater Orlando Chapter. Recently, Sarah was named a finalist for the Emerging Leader Award through the Association For Women In Events. Sarah serves as Co-Chair for the first ever MPI Women's Advisory Board. Sarah also serves on the MPI Global Board of Trustees for a 2-year term.
Ho Yin Cheung, Founder, Remo
Ho Yin is a serial entrepreneur with a 8-figure Amazon business, a mobile agency, and also a $1M ARR B2B SaaS company. Ho Yin has 7+ years of experience building remote teams, and has worked with Fortune 100 companies like Nike, Best Buy, TJ Maxx, SunGard, Cardinal Health, and Kaiser Permanente. His new venture is Remo, the next-gen video-first virtual space for event organizers and distributed teams.
Chris Baylis, CEO, The Sponsorship Collective
I have spent over a decade making all of the common mistakes before I discovered a systematic process to engage sponsors. It took a lot of trial and error but after testing these concepts with tens of millions of dollars in sponsorship sales and am excited to share them with you. I have now worked with thousands of sponsorship seekers, written well over 200,000 words on the topic and spoken at conferences all over the world, sharing the concepts identified in The Sponsorship Blueprint.
Brad McCabe, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Sponsor Circle
Brad is passionate about the sponsorship and not-for-profit industries.
With over 20 years’ experience working with attractions, events and not-for-profits, Brad applies his sponsorship and brand activation knowledge to serve an array of brands, events and causes. Through Sponsor Circle’s technology solutions for the sponsorship industry, Brad aims to solve a common issue found in the industry – cutting through the noise to find the right sponsorships to deliver on strategic objectives.
Brad has been integral in leading organizations through transformative changes in structure, engagement and revenue development. In his spare time, he sits on CNE’s Strategy & Policy Committee and coaches youth rugby.
Lisa Jeller, DES, Head of Events & Sponsorship, EventMobi
Lisa is a tech enthusiast and passionate member of the events & meetings industry in Germany and internationally. As Head of Events & Sponsorship for EventMobi, she co-founded the MICE roadshow #praxisfrühstück and has helped shape the meetings industry in Germany. A new-found passion for speaking and sharing her event tech knowledge led her to design and present sessions and workshops at national and international events. Her certified expertise in digital events has helped industry partners to pivot to virtual events following the COVID-19 related impact on on-site events.
Jessica Lemire, Manager, Marketing Activations & Event Sponsorship, Osmington
Tanya Hannah Rumble, CFRE, MFA, Inclusive Fundraising Professional
Tanya Hannah Rumble is a racialized settler of multi-ethnic origins living in Tkaronto. She is a fundraising leader who has raised millions for some of Canada's largest charities including Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society, McMaster University and now Ryerson University. As a racialized philanthropy professional Tanya is honored to share her influence and insights with students, emerging professionals and peers in the sector.
Tanya regularly writes article on the topics of inclusion, equity, and access : and power: privilege and fundraising for industry publications and speaks to professional audiences at learning events regularly. Tanya has been a Certifies Fundraising Executive (CFRE) since 2017, completed her Master Financial Advisor - Philanthropy (MFA-P) in April 2020 and most recently was approved to take the certification exam for Communications Management Professional (CMP) through the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).
Channing Muller is an award winning sales & marketing coach at DCM Communications. She works with event professionals and business owners to increase their brand awareness and scale their businesses with refined marketing programs that connect to their sales strategies developed through one-on-one coaching.
Channing has more than 20 years of experience in the communications industry serving in top roles within marketing, magazine & web editorial, advertising, and business development.