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Jonathan Wiggins
Jonathan Wiggins

Jonathan Wiggins is the Senior Intellectual Property Attorney and Chief Privacy Officer in the IEEE Legal and Compliance Department.  In this role Jon oversees the development, management, and enforcement of IEEE’s copyright and trademark portfolios, legal matters related to IEEE’s technology, publications, standards, and social media efforts, as well as  all privacy matters relating to…

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Rocco LaForgia
Rocco LaForgia

Rocco has been a part of the hospitality industry since 1983 at the Clinton Inn in New Jersey.  He worked his way through the Harrison Conference Centers, the Concord Resort in Kiamesha Lake, NY, and into Hilton since 1998.  Presently, he is the Director of Sales Worldwide Accounts for Hilton Worldwide Sales, specializing in Association…

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Dave Weil
Dave Weil

Dave Weil has over 32 years of experience in trade show, conference, and event management in multiple industries from technology, healthcare, and engineering. He currently serves as Vice President at Hall- Erickson managing over 35 tradeshows in engineering, technology, and healthcare industries.  Most recently, he oversaw SAE International engineering event department with over forty global…

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Danny Asling
Danny Asling

SaaS marketing leader for $100m brands. Head of Marketing at Gleanin. Founder of The Marketing Crowd — the B2B marketing community for global marketing leaders.

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Dahlia El Gazzar
Dahlia El Gazzar

Dahlia has an OMG-attitude about all things eventtech and experience design. She’s her own brand, with more than a decade of experience in the meetings and events sector, working on both the professional planning side and as an association collaborator, Dahlia is known as the coffee-fuelled ‘go-to’ source for virtual/hybrid events, trend-setting solutions, eventtech news,…

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Ben Chodor
Ben Chodor

Always one to think outside of the box, Ben Chodor has established himself as a pioneer of online communications through interactive & streaming content. He is a leader with 20+ years of experience in enterprise communications, social video, and digital health. As President of Notified, the world’s only communications cloud for events, public relations, and…

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Sabrina Pergass
Sabrina Pergass

As a graduate from McGill University and with over 28 years in the hospitality and tourism industry and celebrating 25 years with Tourism Montréal (Montréal CVB), Sabrina has gained diverse experience in all markets, including the Canadian, International and American markets. As a veteran in the industry, she has worked with ambassadors from the IEEE Montréal Section…

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Robin McClain
Robin A. McClain

Robin McClain serves as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Destination DC, the official destination marketing organization for Washington, DC. In her role, McClain leads Destination DC’s efforts to generate interest and visitation to the city while leveraging the latest research, technology and trends to attract consumers. Washington, DC has experienced record visitation…

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Shawna Wellman
Shawna Wellman, CMP, CASE

As a native Oregonian, I love selling Portland as a destination for Meetings and Conventions. I’ve worked in Portland’s hospitality community for over 25 years and have been with Travel Portland for 17 of those years.  I earned my Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation in 2002 and my Certified Association Sales Executive (CASE) designation in 2016. …

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Aileen Crawford
Aileen Crawford

Aileen is Head of Tourism & Conventions at the award-winning Glasgow Convention Bureau, responsible for the successful positioning of Glasgow as a conference destination for national and international association meetings. In addition, Aileen’s role includes Destination Management, working in partnership with industry, VisitScotland and Glasgow City Council in collaboration to develop and improve the visitor experience. As a keen supporter of the…

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