We're about Trust

The key word that comes up again and again at CESSE is trust.  Our community members meet through our hallmark events, and continue the conversations well beyond.  Whether you are looking for a sounding board to help you work through a challenge, tips and advice on industry practices, or referrals to other people who have a solution you can use, CESSE is here to be, or become, your professional network of choice.

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Meeting at a Glance

Sunday, February 18, 2018

8:00 AM - 3:30 PM  CESSE Board of Directors Meeting
Board Breakfast Hosted by JDG Associates, Board Lunch Hosted by Visit Seattle

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Registration

NEW! 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM  New to CESSE Session for CEOs

CESSE is an executive peer networking and education society built on establishing trusted relationships.  For those attending the CESSE CEO meeting for the first time, CESSE Board members Bob Chalker (NACE) and Stefano Bertuzzi (ASM) are offering a structured conversation and introduction to the organization.  Join them to ask questions, meet some of your colleagues before the program starts, and come out a little more comfortable, and connected.  

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM  Partner Appreciation Reception (partners and board members only)

NEW! 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Welcome Reception & Speed Meeting Your Colleagues 
(member guests welcome)
Hosted by Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau
 
“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” ~ Dale Carnegie

Let’s speed up the path to impact even faster than Dale Carnegie suggested!   Over the course of the welcome reception, we will mingle, find a refreshment, and then pair off into groups of CEOs who are new to the community on one side of our reception tables, and those who are more seasoned moving to the other. 

Discussion will commence when the bell chimes. Start with simple introductions, a bit of background and experience, recent personal or organizational challenges, or expectations for the meeting. After 3 minutes, the bell will chime and the line of seasoned CEOs will move down one person and the discussions will resume for another three minutes.  Here’s to growing your network through personally meeting 15 or so new people in a rapid and fun format. 

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Welcome Dinner (member guests welcome)
Hosted by Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau



Monday, February 19, 2018

7:30 AM - 8:15 AM Breakfast (member guests welcome)
Hosted by Visit Houston

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM    Educational Session 1.1
Hosted by Beaches of Ft. Myers & Sanibel

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Mid-Morning Break

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Educational Session 1.2
Hosted by Towneley Capital Management

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch & Megatrend Roundtable Discussions (member guests welcome)

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM    Educational Session 1.3
Hosted by Conference Direct

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Mid-Afternoon Break
Hosted by Travel Portland

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Educational Session 1.4
Hosted by Visit Omaha

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM  Dinner on Your Own/Dine Around
 
 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

7:30 AM - 8:15 AM Breakfast (member guests welcome)

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM    Educational Session 2.1
Hosted by Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Mid-Morning Break
Hosted by HelmsBriscoe

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM    Educational Session 2.2 - Roundtable Discussions
Hosted by Advanced Solutions International

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM CESSE Business Meeting (CESSE CEOs Only)

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch & Megatrend Roundtable Discussions (member guests welcome)
Hosted by DelCor Technology Solutions & ORION Investment Advisors 

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Partners Circle

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM    Educational Session 2.3
Hosted by Visit Milwaukee

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Mid-Afternoon Break
Hosted by McKinley Advisors

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Educational Session 2.4
Hosted by Community Brands

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Final Reception (member guests welcome)
Hosted by Marriott International

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Final Banquet (member guests welcome)
Hosted by Marriott International

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM Afterglow (member guests welcome)

 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

7:30 AM - 8:15 AM Breakfast (member guests welcome)
Hosted by Meet Hawaii/Hawaii Convention Center/AEG Facilities

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM    Educational Session 3.1
Hosted by Visit Mobile


9:15 AM - 10:00 AM  Educational Session 3.2


10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Mid-Morning Break

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM   Educational Session 3.3 - Reciprocity Roundtables
Hosted by Visit Salt Lake