Cema Summit 2020



Bringing Nashville to YOU

July 27-28, 2020

Why Attend

CEMA Summit has always been about connection. We're at our best when helping our community forge meaningful relationships, foster peer-to-peer education to accelerate professional and personal growth. Our industry is facing unprecedented challenges, challenges that have rendered connection more difficult than ever - but more essential than ever before.

We are excited to welcome you to the CEMA Summit Digital Experience. Join your peers, business leaders and industry experts from the world of event marketing, as we connect to share the training, techniques, and technology essential to success in this rapidly evolving industry.

Who Attends

  • Director of Marketing
  • Senior Event Manager
  • Manager of Global Corporate Events
  • Tradeshow Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Senior Agency Professional
  • VP of Events

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Ready to join? Email Stacey Diemer to become a member.


Convince Your Boss

You know that participation at CEMA Summit 2020 is an investment in yourself, your organization, and your brand. This year more than ever, you need to connect with your peers, both brand and agency, who have the same challenges as you do. Now you need to convince your manager. We've created a helpful email that's chock full of undeniable reasons why your company can't afford not to send you. Just open it, add your own personal greeting, and hit send. It's as easy as that!

The industry's best and brightest

Our speaker line-up is carefully curated to ensure you receive only the most relevant and impactful information, delivered by the industry’s most accomplished professionals. Get to know them below – we’re sure you’ll agree!

Jon Acuff

NY Times Best Selling Author

Molly Fletcher

CEO, Keynote Speaker & Author

Valorie Burton

Author, Speaker, and Life Coach

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Molly Fletcher

CEO, Keynote Speaker & Author

Molly Fletcher is a trailblazer in every sense of the word -- a rare talent of business wisdom, relationship brilliance and unwavering optimism. A popular keynote speaker, she shares the unconventional techniques that helped her thrive as one of the first female sports agents in the high stakes, big ego world of professional sports and now a successful entrepreneur.

Formerly, as president of client representation for sports and entertainment agency CSE, Molly spent two decades as one of the world’s only female sports agents. She was hailed as the “female Jerry Maguire” by CNN as she recruited and represented hundreds of sport’s biggest names, including Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz, PGA TOUR golfer Matt Kuchar, broadcaster Erin Andrews, and basketball championship coaches Tom Izzo and Doc Rivers.

As she successfully negotiated over $500 million in contracts and built lasting relationships, she also observed and adopted the traits of those at the top of their game. Molly shares her proven approach to negotiating in her company’s Game Changer Negotiation Training workshops, teaching people how to close more deals faster, while strengthening the relationship.

Molly has been featured in ESPN, Fast Company, Forbes and Sports Illustrated. A sought after motivational speaker, she delivers game changing messages to top companies, trade associations, and teams worldwide.

Molly is the author of five books: The Energy Clock, Fearless At Work; A Winner’s Guide to Negotiating; The Business of Being the Best; and The 5 Best Tools to Find Your Dream Career.

Molly currently serves on the board of directors for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) and the national advisory board for the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA).

Molly earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Michigan State University while captaining the women’s tennis team. Molly’s energy and passion for life shines through everything she does. She finds her greatest joy at home in Atlanta with her husband Fred and their three daughters.

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Valorie Burton

Author, Speaker, and Life Coach

A bestselling author and founder of the Coaching and Positive Psychology Institute (CaPP), Valorie has served clients in over 40 states and ten countries and written twelve books on personal development, including; Successful Women Think Differently, What's Really Holding You Back and her latest Successful Women Speak Differently.

She is a frequent guest expert for the TODAY Show, CNN, Dr. Oz, Oprah Magazine, NPR, Essence, and many others. She has spoken for hundreds of organizations, including GE, McDonald's Corporation, Verizon, Coca Cola, and the United States military.

Ms. Burton has a master's degree in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, a master's degree in journalism from Florida A&M University and a BA from Florida State University.

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Jon Acuff

NY Times Best Selling Author

Jon Acuff is the New York Times Bestselling author of six books, including his most recent Wall Street Journal #1 Bestseller, "Finish: Give yourself the gift of done."

Published in more than a dozen languages, his work is both critically acclaimed and adored by readers. After reading "Do Over," marketing legend Seth Godin wrote in his endorsement, "This is the best career book ever written. I'm not even sure what book comes in second." After the release of "Finish," thousands of people reviewed the award-winning audiobook giving it a 4.8 out of 5 stars.

When he's not writing, Acuff can be found on a stage, as one of INC's Top 100 Leadership Speakers. He's spoken to hundreds of thousands of people at conferences, colleges and companies around the world including FedEx, Nissan, Microsoft, Lockheed Martin, Chick-fil-A, Nokia and Comedy Central. Known for his insights wrapped in humor, in 2018 Acuff tried his hand at pure comedy. His two night, 60-minute set at Zanies, the largest comedy club in Nashville, sold out in 72 hours.

For over 20 years he's also helped some of the biggest brands tell their story, including The Home Depot, Bose, Staples, and the Dave Ramsey Team. His fresh perspective on life has given him the opportunity to write for Reader's Digest, Fast Company, The Harvard Business Review and Time Magazine. When he's not writing for major media companies, he's appearing on them, with spots on CNN, Fox News, Good Day LA and several other key outlets.

Jon lives outside of Nashville, TN with his wife Jenny and two teenage daughters.

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Jeff Butler

Speaker and Consultant

Internationally respected speaker and consultant, Jeff Butler helps bridge generational gaps between Millennials and companies looking for their talent and patronage.

Butler has quickly built his reputation as a memorable presenter with tangible solutions for attracting, retaining, and engaging Millennials as employees and customers. Within just the past three years, he has spoken at two TEDx events and multiple Fortune 500 companies like Google, Amazon, and LinkedIn.

Butler is a third-generational Silicon Valley entrepreneur and has founded three companies at the age of 27. He grew up in the era with the highest employee turnover rate in American history…a rate which shows no signs of reversal. As a computer science major at U.C. Berkeley, whose program was ranked second in the country, he experienced the ongoing parade of companies and recruiters trying to woo him and his classmates.

Butler spent the first years of his career at some of the world’s fastest-charging startups and tech companies before launching his consulting company in 2016. He is the author of two books The Authentic Workplace and The Key to the New You.

Monday Morning   July 27, 2020

Welcome and Keynote

Choose Your Own Adventure!

  • Scheduled Breakout Sessions
  • Meet the Expert Connections
  • Roundtable Discussions
  • Building YOUr Brand
  • Raffles
  • Giving Back
  • 1:1 Meetings
  • Sponsor Connections
Monday Afternoon   July 27, 2020

Welcome and Keynote

Choose Your Own Adventure!

  • Interactive and Engagement Sessions
  • State of the Industry Town Hall

Live: Singer Songwriter Experience and Happy Hour

Tuesday Morning   July 28, 2020


Choose Your Own Adventure!

  • Scheduled breakout sessions
  • Meet the Expert Connections
  • Roundtable Discussions
  • Building YOUr Brand
  • Raffles
  • Giving Back
  • Sponsor Connections
  • 1:1 Meetings
Tuesday Afternoon   July 28, 2020

Closing Keynote

Happy Hour

* This agenda is subject to change without notice

Frequently Asked Questions

A: Innovation Unveiled allows sponsors the opportunity to showcase their innovative product or technology in a five-minute main stage presentation at the conference. This is your chance to review the latest industry technology.

To participate in the Innovation Unveiled, please contact Meg Fasy at meg@fazefwd.com.

A: Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate refunds for this event.

A: If you are unable to attend and would like to send someone in your place, we are happy to make the substitution for you for a substitution fee of $50. Instructions on initiating a substitution are included in your confirmation email. All substitutions close on July 8th, 2020.

A: We welcome cute pets, lovable children, and entertaining relatives/partners/online avatars.

A: The average daily temperature in Nashville in July ranges from a high of 90 degrees to a low of 70 degrees, with very high humidity.

The weather at the CEMA Summit Digital Experience is up to you.

Making Meetings

In 2019, Nashville’s perfect blend of attractions, events, and hotels made it the ideal city for wrapping up a day of business with a night of unforgettable excitement, driving it to rank among the top ten meeting destinations in the nation.

Though we may not be able to support Nashville in person, CEMA Summit remains committed to bringing the city to you. Click here to learn more about how you can help keep the music alive.

In addition, we are partnering with Nashville non-profit Strings for Hope to offer our guests 50% off any purchase of their handmade guitar string jewelry. Strings for Hope employs survivors of addiction, domestic violence, and sex trafficking, providing supplemental income and on the job training. To make a purchase in support of their mission, please visit the Strings for Hope web shop and enter code CEMA50 during check out.

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About CEMA

Refresh. Reconnect. Recharge.

CEMA is a thriving community of corporate event marketers. We serve all senior-level event marketers in a corporate environment. The diversity of our corporate membership continues to expand, and our recent acceptance as members of the Events Industry Council (EIC) have enabled us to expand our reach even further. Our differentiator is our non-selling, peer-to-peer environment. Conversations among participants at our events focus on best practice sharing and knowledge sharing. Relationships are first and foremost. Professionals do business with other professionals they trust. CEMA facilitates those connections and lifelong industry friendships.

Our Sponsors

CEMA Summit is grateful for the continued support of our extraordinary sponsors, including:

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Storycraft Lab logo
cort event logo
Dahlia logo
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hilton logo
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