2018 Speaking Faculty

Currently Confirmed



Shimon Avish
Shimon Avish
Principal/Meetings Management Practice Lead
Acquis Consulting Group



Kevin Barosso
Kevin Barosso
Vice President, Global Group Sales
Two Roads Hospitality


Jackie Beaulieu
Jackie Beaulieu, HMCC
Director, Strategic Marketing & Client Engagement
Poretta & Orr, Inc.


Jaclyn Bernstein
Jaclyn Bernstein
President and Partner
ACCESS New York Metro®


Betsy Bondurant
Betsy Bondurant, CMM, CTE
President
Bondurant Consulting


Zuzana Bozikova
Zuzana Bozikova
Head of Education & Creative
Slido


Agnès  “AC” Canonica
Agnès “AC” Canonica, CMP, CMM, HMCC
Global Account Director, Corporate Meetings & Events
MCI USA


Becky Cavanaugh
Becky Cavanaugh, HMCC
Associate Director, Global Clinical Education and Strategic Programs
Syneos Health


Debra Chong
Debra Chong
Co-Founder and CEO
Lenos Software


Heidi Cocca
Heidi Cocca
Global Meeting Manager
Merck


Romano del Fiacco
Romano del Fiacco, MD, PhD
International Medical Education Consultant
Eli Lilly (London Hub)


Michelle Devine
Michelle Devine, CMM, HMCC
National Account Director
Visit Newport Beach


Michael Dominguez
Michael Dominguez
Chief Sales Officer
MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL


Piers Dooley
Piers Dooley, CMP, CMM
Event Management Department
Boston College


Marlize Eckert
Marlize Eckert, HMCC
Head of Compliance Solutions
GCO (Global Conference Organisers) B.V.


Tim Ferguson
Tim Ferguson
President & CEO
Audience Communications & Events (Basel Hub)


Jim Fox
Jim Fox, AMM, DES
Associate Director, Webcasting Services CoE
Merck


Anna Frick
Anna Frick
Head Global Congress & Engagement Strategy
Roche (Basel Hub)


Padraic Gilligan
Padraic Gilligan
Managing Partner
SoolNua


Mozelle Goodwin
Mozelle Goodwin, CMP, HMCC
Meeting Planner, Global Clinical Meeting Planning, Corporate Operations
Eisai Inc.


Bonnie Grant
Bonnie Grant, HMCC
Executive Director
PHL Life Sciences


Shelley Harris
Shelley Harris
Director, Marketing Operations
Alkermes, Inc.


Hara C. Hawthorne
Hara C. Hawthorne
HMCC, Senior Manager, Global Clinical Meeting Planning, Corporate Operations
Eisai Inc.


Gavin Houston
Gavin Houston
Chief Executive Officer, Americas
Ashfield Meetings & Events


Kevin Iwamoto
Kevin Iwamoto, GLP & GTP
Senior Consultant
GoldSpring Consulting


Judith Benaroche Johnson
Judith Benaroche Johnson, CMP, HMCC
President
Tracdanmic Consulting


Kris Justice
Kris Justice
Senior Strategic Account Consultant
Cvent


Barb Kardon
Barb Kardon
Executive Vice President
World Congress


Kirsten Knauer
Kirsten Knauer, HMCC
Senior Director, Global Sales
Fogo de Chão


Katie Koziol
Katie Koziol, CMP, HMCC
Director, Client Services
Ashfield Meetings & Events


Grady Lee
Grady Lee
Co-Founder / CEO
Give2Get


Susan Lejeune
Susan Lejeune, HMCC
Vice President, Operations
Maritz Travel


Frank Leonard
Frank Leonard
Chief Sales Officer
MeetingPlay


Lisa Lipford
Lisa Lipford
Account Coordinator (Congress), Meetings & Congress Center of Excellence
Merck & Co., Inc.


Carol M Lynch
Carol M Lynch
Vice President, Global Sales, North America
Wyndham Hotel Group


Ryan Mazon
Ryan Mazon
Senior Vice President
EDUCATIONAL MEASURES


Brian McArdle
Brian McArdle
Senior Manager, Global Procurement, Meeting/Conference Sourcing
Allergan PLC


Diana McClure
Diana McClure, CMP, HMCC
Director of Sales, Worldwide Accounts
Hilton Worldwide


Hannah Kate McWilliams
Hannah Kate McWilliams
Senior Sales Executive Enterprise Solutions
CVENT


Nancy Medoff
Nancy Medoff
Vice President, Global Sales
BCD Meetings & Events


Brenda Miller
Brenda Miller
Senior Director , Life Sciences Global SMM Program Management
CWT Meetings & Events


Niall O'Connor
Niall O'Connor
Managing Director
SonorPlex


Steve O'Malley
Steve O'Malley, HMCC
Division President
Maritz


Taya Paige
Taya Paige, HMCC
Business Development Manager
ITA Group


Jill Rankin
Jill Rankin, C.P.M.
Associate Director , Global Sourcing Category Management
Boehringer Ingelheim


Danielle Restaino
Danielle Restaino, CMP
Senior Professional Meeting Partner
Genentech


Courtney Richman
Courtney Richman
Senior Vice President
World Congress


Christian-Claus Roth
Christian-Claus Roth
Head Scientific Engagement Governance
Novartis Pharma AG


Robert Russo
Robert Russo
Executive Director, Strategy / Creative
VDA Productions


Tracy Schatten
Tracy Schatten
Manager, Meetings & Events, Marketing Events, Surgical Solutions
Medtronic


Pat Schaumann
Pat Schaumann, CMP, CSEP, DMCP, HMCC
Senior Director, Healthcare Compliance
Maritz Travel – A Maritz Global Events Company


Debi Scholar
Debi Scholar, GLP, GTP, CMM, CMP, SSGB, CTE, CTT, CBST
Certified Digital Event Strategist (DES)


Vera T. Schuster
Vera T. Schuster
Director, Global Travel and Meeting Services, Global Business Solutions
Eli Lilly and Company


Michael Shannon
Michael Shannon, CMP
Director
Business Events Canada


Cheryl Smith
Cheryl Smith, MA, CMP, HMCC
Specialty Markets Manager
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority


Kelly Sophy
Kelly Sophy, CMP, CMM, HMCC
Manager, Aesculap Academy, Conventions & Meetings
Aesculap, Inc.


Jonathan Spero
Jonathan Spero, MD
CEO
InHouse Physicians


Dan Stavish
Dan Stavish
Category Partner
AstraZeneca


Cerstin Steindorf
Cerstin Steindorf
Global Director Healthcare
MCI Headquarter Office / Geneva


Denise Torcivia
Denise Torcivia, CCEP, LPEC
Corporate Vice President - Prof. Services, Corporate Compliance Officer
Aesculap Inc


Maarten Vanneste
Maarten Vanneste, CMM, CMA
President and CEO
ABBIT Meeting Innovators (Basel Hub)


Michael Varlotta
Michael Varlotta
Senior Director Medical Education
Janssen Immunology


Nienke Verwer
Nienke Verwer
Sales & Marketing Manager
ABBIT Multi-Hub Meetings (Philadelphia Hub)


Bonnie Weiss
Bonnie Weiss, HMCC
Global Pharma/ Life Sciences Sales Director – Americas, Hyatt Sales Force
Hyatt Hotels Corporation


Jennifer Wester
Jennifer Wester
Global Director, Hyatt Sales Force, Americas
Hyatt


Adam Winski
Adam Winski
Innovation and Design Strategist
Convene


Pam Wynne
Pam Wynne, HMCC, CMM, CMP
Sr. Account Manager
Ashfield Meetings & Events


Maggie Young
Maggie Young, CMP
Meetings and Events Group Manager
Medtronic


Frank Zink
Frank Zink
Vice President, Sales
Dyventive