It's All About Learning at Expo! Expo!

The exhibitions and events industry is constantly adapting to new and innovative forces. Learn more about our General Session speakers and what is to come in education sessions. 

Ryan EstisOpening General Session Speaker - Ryan Estis

Tuesday, 28 November 
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (1300 - 1415)


Unleashing Your Inner Super Hero

Keynote Speaker, Ryan Estis, will help us tap into our deep reservoir of potential and unleash our unique capability into the world. He will teach us to remove the barriers of fear, doubt and uncertainty that threaten to inhibit performance.

This important message introduces key insights about productivity and performance. His keynote will serve as a call to action for those of us who are looking for fulfillment from our work and are determined to achieve our full potential. 

Learning Opportunities:

  • Discover transformation techniques designed to unleash peak performance and become your very best.
  • Find out the keys to building high-trust, high-value relationships.
  • Explore the superhero ethos: “Be humble. Stay hungry. Always hustle.”

We will be inspired to take action and become the very best version of ourselves.

About Ryan Estis

Ryan Estis has more than 20 years of experience as a top-performing sales professional and leader. As the former chief strategy officer for the McCann Worldgroup advertising agency NAS, he brings a fresh perspective to business events. As a keynote speaker, Ryan is known for his innovative ideas on leading change, improving sales effectiveness and preparing for the future of work. He was recently recognized as one of “the best keynote speakers ever heard” by Meetings & Conventions magazine alongside Tony Robbins, Bill Gates, Colin Powell and Mike Ditka.

Ryan delivers keynote speeches, courses and online learning with an emphasis on actionable content designed to elevate business performance. His curriculum emphasizes emerging trends influencing corporate culture, communication, collaboration, leadership, sales and brand experience. Ryan helps participants prepare to thrive in today’s ultra-competitive, hyper-connected business environment.

Valorie BurtonKeynote General Session Speaker - Valorie Burton

Wednesday, 29 November 
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (1045 - 1145)


Resilient and Ready: How to Thrive Through Challenge and Change

Today’s world requires the ability to adapt to change and thrive despite the challenges that occur. Valorie Burton will help you understand how to create the building blocks of resilience so you can:

  • Bounce back from setbacks
  • Maximize opportunities
  • Develop the thinking style research proves helps you succeed under pressure - Find your joy and maintain a positive perspective
  • Navigate disappointments in a way that make you better, not bitter.

About Valorie Burton

A bestselling author, Emmy-nominated television host and Certified Personal and Executive Coach, Valorie Burton is the founder of the Coaching and Positive Psychology (CaPP) Institute.

She teaches that resilience is a skill that can be learned – and anyone wanting to achieve high levels of success and happiness must learn it. Her life-changing message of resilience has an intriguing, research-based emphasis on positive psychology, the study of what happens when things goes right with us.  She has served clients worldwide and written eleven books on personal development, including Successful Women Speak Differently, Successful Women Think Differently and Get Unstuck, Be Unstoppable.

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.

Mega Rooms

Expo! Expo!’s mega rooms are a cornerstone feature of the learning experience during the “show for shows”.  Each mega room is sponsored and will feature traditional workshops, lectures with Q&A, as well as combination of the two and are typically one hour in length.

Mega Room Sponsors

At-a-Glance

Expo! Expo! Trade Show Hours
Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center

Tue, 28 November 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed, 29 November 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm