Program Overview

Community. Content. Commerce.

Connecting people with purpose to ideas and opportunities through business events is what we do better than anyone else. At Convening Leaders 2022, we’ll help you activate, through business events, what matters for your audiences after two years of being forced apart.

Each area of focus is designed to relay key insights, lessons learned, and actions you can take to position your audience and your business for success—and help you build long-term resiliency in the face of continuing change.

All times are in Pacific Standard Time (PST).

Sunday, January 9
7:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.Hospitality Helping Hands
9:00 a.m.7:30 p.m.Registration Open
11:30 a.m.12:15 p.m.Hosted Buyer Luncheon
12:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.Hosted Buyer Appointments
1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.PCMA U
1:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.Faculty Workshop
4:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.Chapter Receptions
6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Opening Reception
Monday, January 10
6:30 a.m.7:45 a.m.Foundation 5K Fun Run/Walk
7:00 a.m.7:45 a.m.Orangetheory HIIT Workout
7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.Registration Open
8:00 a.m.8:45 a.m.Networking Breakfast
9:00 a.m.10:15 a.m.The Fight for and Transformative Power of the Truth with Ronan Farrow
9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.Education Content & Networking Opportunities
12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.Networking Lunch
3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.Predictions 2022 with Scott Galloway
4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.Happy Hour
5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.Chairs' Reception
5:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Supplier Events
9:00 p.m.MidnightParty with a Purpose (Ticketed Event)
Tuesday, January 11
7:00 a.m.7:45 a.m.Namaste with PCMA
8:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.Registration Open
8:00 a.m.8:45 a.m.Networking Breakfast
9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.Education Content & Networking Opportunities
11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.How Passion, Purpose, and Action Can Shape a Better World for All with Mateo Salvatto and Wanjiku “Wawa” Gatheru
12:15 p.m.1:30 p.m.Networking Lunch
7:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.Networking Reception
Wednesday, January 12
8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.Registration Open
8:00 a.m.8:45 a.m.Networking Breakfast
8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.Education Content & Networking Opportunities
10:00 a.m.11:15 a.m.Leading Through Tremendous Growth, Disruption, and Change with Indra Nooyi


Convening Leaders Will Give You Confidence For The Future

Your Workplace

Your Audience

Your Business

Your Purpose

  • Your Workplace – Be a More Efficient Leader: The post-COVID reality of the global workforce has forever changed. Learn how those changes have impacted talent acquisition, new workstyles, upskilling and innovation as you learn how to manage conflict and handle difficult conversations, incorporate mental health and wellness and pave the path into the next stage of your career.
  • Your Audience – Engage Your Audiences More Effectively: Changing consumer needs and behaviors keep your audience at the center of future engagement strategies and omnichannel brand experiences. Walk away with a better understanding of how your audience has changed and the key behaviors and expectations you can cater to, how to create seamless experiences through event design and technology and ways to capture and keep attention.
  • Your Business – Make Your Events More Profitable: Learn agile business modeling practices to implement in a disruptive marketplace to drive sustainable value creation and growth for your events, and organizations and audiences, including ways to monetize event experiences, new sales and marketing strategies, how to overcome challenges and better work with event partners and team members, and more. Ultimately, you’ll gain the tips and insights needed to become adaptable and lead innovation as a business driver.
  • Your Purpose – Make a Difference for Yourself and Your World: Explore the impact we make as individuals, organizations, and as a global industry when we align our efforts with purpose. Learn important takeaways about incorporating meaningful equity, inclusion, diversity and belonging efforts, ways to make your event more sustainable, how to turn allyship and support into activism through taking a stand, and how you can drive social change and economic opportunities. Walk away knowing how to create both meaning and money as you make a difference in your community and the world at large.


Where the World’s Business Events Professionals Meet

Now, more than ever, it’s essential to stay connected to your business events community. At Convening Leaders 2022, you will find your place, the people who will support you, and who can help propel your career to the next level. Join us to learn, grow, and form new business relationships that will prepare you for the future.

Connect with Purpose: These gathering spaces and targeted networking receptions will help you to connect with your group. Intentionally designed to connect attendees purposefully with one another, based on shared interests, and create new relationships that expand your learning and opportunities.

Deep Dives: Connect with like-minded professionals, solve common challenges, share best practices, and more. These topic-based conversations create a peer-to-peer learning environment where all can participate.

Pay it Forward: Opportunities to give back to the Las Vegas community and our industry are abundant. From Hospitality Helping Hands to Party With a Purpose, you’ll be able to network while helping others and adding to your Convening Leaders 2022 experience.


The Business of Events in a Transforming World

Convening Leaders is where business event leaders and brands connect to pursue ideas and opportunities that enrich their businesses, inspire their audiences and improve the quality of life in their communities.

Make Your Events Better

Convening Leaders brings event conversations to the next level with a person-to-person activation platform for you to experience brands and ideas that advance business relationships and showcase products/services to inspire your audiences.

  • DISCOVER: See what’s new and what’s next with the most innovative products, services and destinations to enrich your events and inspire your audiences.
  • CONNECT: In an industry built on relationships, this is where you’ll grow your business partner network with the business events industry’s most innovative brands and destinations.
  • ADVANCE: From hands-on demos of technology apps to presentations of the latest research insights, this is where you’ll discover next practices and ideas.

Grow Your Business

Convening Leaders extends existing relationships and generates new opportunities for partners by providing a person-to-person experiential platform for brands to bring their stories to life and showcase their products and services to win business.

  • LEAD GEN: CL22 will help grow your sales pipeline through connections with the world’s most influential event professionals and decision-makers.
  • INSPIRE: Engage your clients by bringing your brand story to life through live and digital activation experiences.
  • GROW: Extend your network reach with new relationship connections to the industry’s most tenured decision-makers.
  • AMPLIFY: Dial up your voice and visibility with your clients by aligning your brand.

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