Keynote: I N N O V A T E for Success

Sam Stanton and Robbie Sawyer

There have been defining times in history that have changed the way we think, act and live. INNOVATION moves people, economies and in the end, moves the world into new eras, new ways of seeing, thinking and doing things.

Sam Stanton, Founder and Managing Partner at Blue Nano Solutions, has been an innovator and event/experience industry leader for more than 30 years. With his unique “Fisher Pricing” storytelling style he will share with us how innovation has changed the world and how innovation and technology are reigniting our industry and the world as we know it today.

You will get a quick, entertaining education and history while being supplied new thoughts, perspectives, and solutions that will quickly ramp up your return to events/experiences with confidence and innovation.

Contract Innovation

Stephanie Glanzer

Stephanie will be joining us once again for STxTS21, bringing an open and engaging discussion on RFPs, positioning, budgeting, risk, and smart contract solutions. As Chief Sales Officer and Senior Vice President for MGM Resorts International, Stephanie has been instrumental in the development of MGM Resorts’ Convene With Confidence program. Stephanie will discuss how Planners and Suppliers can best work together into the future…as our industry rises up from the most challenging downturn in a generation.

Stephanie Glanzer’s Slides

Smart Technology … Make yourself a Strategic ‘Disruptor’

Dr. Emmanuel Delavai

The rise of Artificial Intelligence in the Tech Space makes Emotional Intelligence an even more critical skill-set for leaders. Although doctors, salespeople, financial advisers, and service leaders of all types rely on digital technology, what will make you indispensable is your ability to motivate, connect with, and relate to human beings of every background. Today’s session will focus on the strategies and tools that will help you flex your “EQ” and become a more strategic ‘disruptor’ in your industry.

Dr. Dalavai’s Slides

Panel Discussion: The Future of Incentives

Carla Salvans-Buchborn, Laurie Sprouse, Stacy Anthony, Mark Malay

This session, led by industry leaders of corporate direct planners, incentive house, third party and DMC experts, will discuss the future of incentives and face-to-face meetings. What has changed? What is their 1-year, 3-year, 5-year forecast? Have budgets changed? Have their attendees’ perceptions changed on what motivates them? All of these questions and more will be revealed so that you can get a pulse on where we are going and the work that is needed to continue to strengthen the industry and build back your business.

Keynote: Super Tech Tools to Get Stuff Done

Beth Ziesenis, CSP

Exasperated by email? Peeved about passwords? Tired of tedious tasks? You’re not alone.

Join Your Nerdy Best Friend, aka Author Beth Ziesenis, for a research-based look of common productivity problems, followed by the technology to solve them.

Discover how to use free and bargain technology tools you never knew existed to work more efficiently with your teams, get organized and finally get stuff done.


  • Discover low-cost, high-value apps and tech tools that you can start using right away
  • Learn great tech tips and app ideas from your colleagues
  • Get new ideas to increase efficiency, improve relationships and get things done!

Beth Z’s Slides

How the Best MICE Industry Professionals Get Results That Matter

Jerome Wade

Life for MICE industry professionals is consumed by creating and sustaining results, driving revenue and growing relationships. The complexity of work, home, and personal life often limit the performance and productivity of the most determined, creating frustration, unnecessary stress, and diminished results.

Becoming The Elite Producer™ can be achieved by implementing the transformational truths of the Elite Producers Formula where getting extraordinary results is an everyday experience. You can unleash your greater self, live and lead at your fullest potential, and get the results that you dream. When results matter, it’s The Elite Producer™ who achieves the extraordinary.

In this power-packed solution rich keynote presentation, you will learn…

  • The 5 pillars of an elite producer.
  • The irrefutable habits that get results, every day.
  • How to activate the inner game for optimized results.
  • The irreducible minimum of peak performance & extraordinary productivity.
  • How to achieve breakthrough focus and undeterred confidence

SITE Global and Foundation Update

Aoife Delaney, SITE President