MIAMI/SOUTH FLORIDA—BizBash Live: Florida, an event designed to educate and inspire meeting and event professionals, returns to South Florida May 22 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.

Sessions during the Event Innovation Forum, a single-track education conference, will cover topics such as best practices in the rapidly growing culinary event space, thoughtfully activating event sponsors, and what event professionals can do to stop human trafficking. Attendees also will hear from the chairman of the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee in advance of the big game in 2020.

The day will end with an induction ceremony of event professionals into the BizBash Hall of Fame and after-party.

Registration for the Event Innovation Forum includes admission to the exhibit floor.

The schedule for BizBash Live: Florida, including morning and afternoon sessions, a luncheon, and Hall of Fame ceremony, is below; registration is available here.

8 a.m.
Registration Opens

8:309:30 a.m.

Networking With Continental Breakfast and Coffee

910:30 a.m.
Event Innovation Forum Session 1

Level Up: Tools and Tips to Advance Your Career and Your Brand
Chris Weinberg, founder and chief experience officer, Chris Weinberg Events

Keep Them Coming Back: Thoughtfully Activating and Engaging Event Sponsors
Diane Vidoni, C.O.O., eMerge Americas

Embracing Culture: The Art of Gathering for a Purpose
Matt Kenny, director of tourism and culture, City of Miami Beach

What Event Professionals Can Do To Help Stop Human Trafficking
Tania Ferlin, Meeting Professionals Against Human Trafficking
Andrea Boulden, Meeting Professionals Against Human Trafficking

10:45 a.m.12 p.m.
Event Innovation Forum Session 2

Behind the Scenes of Super Bowl LIV
Rodney Barreto, chairman, Miami Super Bowl LIV Host Committee

Beyond Social Media: Engaging Attendees IRL
Isabel Chattas, co-founder and C.O.O., SiiNC Agency
Sandra Novas, co-founder and C.C.O., SiiNC Agency
Beth Kormanik, editor in chief, BizBash

Which Came First: the Food Porn or the Food?
Randy Fisher, president and founding partner, Cream

10:45 a.m.–5 p.m.
Exhibit Floor Open

12:151:15 p.m.
Networking Luncheon

1:30–2 p.m.
Lounge & Learn
Sponsored Education Session

Event Tech Trends to Transform Your Live Experiences
Michael Candela, vice president of sales, Community Brands Event Tech
Scott Andryk, senior sales manager, national corporate accounts, Community Brands Event Tech

1:452:15 p.m.
Industry Leader Q&A

Kelly Murphy, Events on the Loose

2:303 p.m.
Industry Intervention: A Candid Discussion on the Business of Events

Aaron Kaufman, president, Fifth Element Group

3–3:30 p.m.
Lounge & Learn Sponsored Education Session

Slaying Dragons: How to Make Everyone a Hero at Your Event
Michelle Royal, founder and chief innovation officer, RIDG

3:304 p.m.
Industry Leader Q&A

Chris Weinberg, founder and chief experience officer, Chris Weinberg Events

4–4:30 p.m.
Lounge & Learn Sponsored Education Session

How AI Chatbots Can Increase Revenue, Create Community, and Drive Cost Savings
Robert Caldwell, founding partner, Sciensio

4:305 p.m.
Industry Leader Q&A

Event Producer Raul Rodriguez, 2R Creative

58 p.m.
Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and After-Party

Don’t miss out—register now.

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