Ten Trends in Events

Thursday, September 14
2:20 pm
 - 3:00 pm

Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, has been leading the way in the trade show and technology space for years, earning the TSE Gold Standard in Excellence Award in 2019 for his career accomplishments and taking the CTA and its annual show, CES, to new heights. CES, the world’s largest consumer technology show, has garnered accolades and awards over the years, including TSE’s Best Virtual Show in 2021, The Largest Trade Show and Show with the Most Commendable Green Initiatives for the 2018 edition, and Best International Presence and Best Launching Pad for the 2017 edition, among other recognitions such as the French Legion of Honor award from President of France Emmanuel Macron awarded in 2021. A NY Times bestselling author, Gary has served as a staunch advocate for free market, the trade show industry and leader in our and the technology industry around the world. 

In the closing keynote, Shapiro will share his top trends in events from, covering the new frontiers for the trade show industry with topics like AI, new innovative technology, globalization regarding producing shows, advocacy and consolidation among other hot topics. 


Gary Shapiro
President & CEO of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)

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