We're Back with CNX 2023! An Event Tech Summit Hosted by 6Connex
Apr 3, 2023 12:06:18 PM
Our Event Tech Summit , CNX is back for 2023! Want to leverage immersive experiences to drive leads, focus on sustainability in 2023, and discuss the future of events for in-person, hybrid, and virtual events? Then join us and we’ll show you the way. Featuring speakers from Meetings Today, WAP, Marriott International, PURPOSE, SAP, and more.
CNX is a virtual event that aims to unite prominent thinkers, influencers, and various stakeholders from across the globe. The event aims to facilitate connections, stimulate inspiration, encourage collaboration, and provide valuable insights into the latest event innovations and future developments. This year, CNX is focusing on sustainability, metaverse-like immersive events, and the future of events will look 2023 and beyond.
CNX 2023 will be held within our very own 6Connex virtual event platform on Wednesday, April 19th, starting at 10 am Central US time.
Great question! Go to our registration page below and follow the instructions. Easy Peasy!CNX 2023 is now on demand so you can watch it whenever you please!
CNX 2023 will feature a fantastic lineup of speakers from various industries and backgrounds. Some of the confirmed speakers include:
Pedro Pereira is the Chief Sustainability Officer at SAP Latin America and the Caribbean. He counts on 20 years of international experience in entrepreneurial and corporate innovation helping responsible business leaders to make a positive impact and organizations to build value for the planet, people, and profits. Besides SAP, Pedro is an active member of the global startup and innovation ecosystems. He holds a board advisory role and is an investor for Repple.com, an all-star mentor at Techstars, and a Venture Partner at SAP.iO.
A business leader and registered Professional Engineer (P.E.), Dan Sobrinski has over 22 years of experience in program strategy, greenhouse gas (GHG) management, net zero science-based goals, renewable energy and decarbonization, carbon pricing, and climate resilience. He is a founding member and currently serves as Director of WSP’s 120+ person Sustainability, Energy, and Climate Change (SECC) practice, which is within the company’s Climate, Resilience, and Sustainability (CRS) National Business Line. For two decades, SECC has been a pioneering sustainability consulting practice that has guided innovative and future-ready client programs that have been recognized by the UNFCCC, US EPA, and CDP for their leadership in addressing climate change. As a member of the Green-e Governance Board, Dan is helping develop environmental commodities and products that mitigate climate change and help build a sustainable energy future.
Luiz boasts more than 25 years of experience in marketing, sales, and operations at several multinational companies. As an executive at Esko, 1WorldSync, and Mitsubishi, Martins established a track record of success globally launching SaaS-based technologies. Early in his career, Martins was a partner and Brazil country manager for a start-up company funded by J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley.
Cara is currently a Customer Experience Manager at 6Connex. However, she started her journey with 6Connex as a Senior Project Manager helping customers implement the product into their event strategy. Prior to joining 6Connex, she spent 10 years as a Meeting and Events planner in the third-party and association space, organizing both physical and virtual events globally for 20-4000+ attendees. Her passion for the events industry comes from the overall attendee experience and knowing that one of the secrets to a successful event is staying calm under pressure. She is a proud Hoosier, graduating from Indiana University with a degree in Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management. In her spare time, she’s keeping up with a two-year-old, two dogs, and two cats while exploring Indianapolis, IN.
Marley Finnegan, Founder of sustainable event technology Purpose Net Zero + sustainable event consultancy Purpose Sustainability Strategy, has over 17 years of experience in all facets of the large-scale events industry, having played vital roles in partnerships, strategy, business development, and sales for some of the nation’s highest performing event agencies. Marley is a GRI Certified Sustainability Professional, Certified Sustainable Event Professional by the Events Industry Council, and privately educated by the creator of MPI’s Sustainable Event Strategist Certification. Having worked in all aspects of the event life cycle - including high-volume venues, event design, decor, catering, and event management; she’s intimately familiar with each process step.
Tyler has shepherded the content of Meetings Today through channels such as MeetingsToday.com, videos, podcasts, e-newsletters, webinars, and Meetings Today magazine and its various supplements for more than 22 years. A leading voice in the meetings and events world, Tyler writes and edits destination sections, features, and topical news stories, as well as curates content submitted to Meetings Today from some of the top thought leaders in the industry.
Mercedes Hunt, Ph.D. is a passionate sustainable event enthusiast. She is the Director of Energy and Sustainability at Marriott International. She is also on the board of the Sustainable Event Alliance, whose purpose is to bridge international people and organizations to promote sustainable events. Though she works in the industry, Mercedes considers herself an academic at heart. She has conducted extensive research and given keynote presentations on sustainable Morgan Stanley.
Henry Tran is an executive with 20+ years of business and technology experience, including leadership roles at Virtustream, PROS, Rackspace, and Alert Logic. He has built his career successfully transforming organizations’ Product Management, Technology, Customer Success, and Operations capabilities, including converting established, traditional software businesses to SaaS. Tran started his career as an engineer with a Cisco Certified Internetwork Engineer certificate, where he was awarded two patents.
Bob Zeitlinger, a seasoned business-to-business public relations professional, serves as senior vice president at Makovsky + Co., a leading independent integrated marketing communications agency headquartered in New York City. Zeitlinger leads the firm’s B2B technology and sustainability practices, providing strategic guidance on clients’ external communications strategies. He works with clients ranging from the well-established to start-ups in industries such as computing, automotive, IT services, financial technology, and meetings technology.
Lexie is a proficient Marketing Operations Specialist currently working at BambooHR. With a solid background in marketing, she has gained over 7 years of valuable experience in the field, specializing in events for 3 of those years.
She is a seasoned marketing professional, well-versed in optimizing marketing campaigns, processes, and technology systems. At BambooHR, Lexee is the technical expert for the events team, collaborating closely to ensure that product launch events, internal events, and brand awareness events will run smoothly.
Each of these speakers brings a unique perspective and expertise, making the event an exciting opportunity to learn from some of the best and brightest in the industry.
9:30 am to 10:00 am CT: Start your morning with a DJ pre-party - Join us and get energized for the day ahead!
10:00 am to 10:45 am CT: Driving Sustainability in 2023 - Hear from sustainability experts on the latest trends in sustainability and learn about the role events play in ecological health. Featuring Pedro Pereira, Dan Sobrinski, and Luiz Martins.
10:45 am to 11:30 am CT: The Evolution of Events - 2023 & Beyond - Join this expert-led panel discussion to assess the current landscape and predict future trends in event formats, budgets, and technology. Featuring Henry Tran, Tyler Davidson, Marley Finnegan, Mercedes Hunt, and Bob Zeitlinger.
11:30 am to 12:00 pm CT: Leveraging Immersive Event Experiences to Drive Leads | 6Connex Experience - Why is everybody talking about the metaverse? See what AI and VR technology has in store for marketing and events and learn how you can deliver an immersive event experience that encourages attendee engagement and propels leads through the marketing funnel. Presented by Cara Poole.
12:00-12:30 pm CT: Leveraging virtual environments to drive leads | BambooHR Case Study - Learn how BambooHR has leveraged the 6Connex platform for internal and external events, including their annual summit, customer days, product launches, and more. Presented by Lexie Wright, Marketing Operations Specialist.
12:30-1:00 pm CT: 6Connex Event Awards - Recognizing Outstanding Events and Leaders - It's time to celebrate! Join us as we recognize outstanding events and leaders across multiple industries for their innovative event strategies and exceptional results. Presented by the 6Connex Customer Service Team.
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm CT: DJ Wrap-Up Party - Woo-hoo! Let’s wrap up the day with our DJ.
Nothing at all! CNX 2023 is completely free, requiring only your time, and we guarantee that the time you spend will be well worth it.
The real question is, why wouldn’t you? When you attend CNX, you can expect to walk away with:
CNX will give you valuable insights on event technology, sustainable event practices, and leveraging immersive experiences to drive leads. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to network and collaborate with industry experts and peers. With so many benefits, why wouldn’t you want to attend? Get ready to join us on April 19th. Watch it on demand below!