2019 Season for Speakers is Off to the Races

By Dori Pominville | January 21, 2019

January 21, 2019, Calgary, AB, Canada: cmi speaker management shares fast start to 2019 events with spotlight on upcoming keynotes.


Event season is off to the races it seems with some of cmi speaker management top keynote speakers taking the stage coast to coast from the Carolinas to California to Vegas and beyond.

The year’s events kick started with Keynote Speaker, and Transformation Artist Mike Rayburn’s three-keynote run. Starting with the Event Service Professionals Association with a “Full Throttle" theme on January 13th, then the Promotional Products Association International on the 14th and headlining the Category Management Association’s Customer engagement themed event on February 26th. Mike’s What If…" keynote presentations deliver world-class guitar performances, hilarious comedy, and teach the three simple, powerful tools which took him from playing empty bars, to headlining Carnegie Hall (eight times!).

Award-winning magician, entrepreneur, and keynote speaker Vinh Giang takes the stage January 29th in Las Vegas to bring his widely popular keynote “The Psychology of Illusion" to the American Association of Payers, Administrators and Network’s (AAPAN) annual forum. Known world-wide for his engaging performances, innovation, and ability to captivate audiences, Vinh’s ability to shift mindsets makes him a client favorite around the globe.

Keynote speaker and leadership visionary Sam Silverstein headlines day two of the American Rental Association’s annual event featuring a Show for People Serious About Profit theme in Anaheim, California in February. His keynote, No More Excuses: Lead Your Culture or Someone Else Will shares how to cultivate a culture and environment that fuels high performance, inspired accountability, and engaged employees. Sam is known as one of the world’s top 30 organizational culture experts and a best-selling author and expert on leadership.

“We’re thrilled to help pair some of the best speakers in the industry with clients from around the world to bring topics of change, success, and leadership to audiences that can use them to springboard transformation in their own personal and professional lives" shared cmi speaker management CEO Karen Harris. “It’s not a small thing, we know, to be trusted with delivering the speakers, topics, and energy that helps elevate events both in message and in entertainment. It’s exciting, and we are so excited about what our team of keynote speakers brings to the industry and to audiences.

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cmi is a global meeting industry leader which represents an international roster of carefully selected speakers who positively impact millions of people through their keynote speeches, books, and thought leadership.


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