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Annual Congress 2023: Thank You For Participating

ELX Annual Congress 2023


Thank you for supporting the inaugural ELX Annual Congress

Between February 1 and 3, 2023, the Annual Congress brought together global event leaders to connect with their peers to realize the power of community. Over the packed 1.5 days, ELX members tackled topics that matter most through collective intelligence, driving global changes as a united front. 

The Annual Congress was all about participation. To step beyond dealing with challenges in solitude. Together, through inspiring conversations and collaborations over a series of breakout sessions, we found new answers and ideas to issues that the event programs are facing. 

We thank everyone who has collaborated and supported the Congress. We look forward to reuniting with you all again and meeting new faces!

“Leaving ELX Annual Congress with an overflowing mind of new ideas and an overflowing heart of new and deepened connections. I wish I could work with you all on a daily basis!”

Dean Armintrout, Director of Events, T-Mobile


Interested in attending future ELX events? Contact the ELX team.



Participants From:

Hyatt Regency Chicago

About the venue: Hyatt Regency Chicago

Offering an energetic urban retreat near Navy Pier, Hyatt Regency Chicago features the most hotel rooms and the largest selection of meeting spaces in downtown Chicago. A gateway to the city’s top attractions, you can walk to Millennium Park or shop on Magnificent Mile.

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Feedback from ELX events

Feedback from ELX events

  • "I’m excited about the opportunity to spend time with other event leaders. We are still recovering from the disruption the event industry experienced throughout the pandemic. We have an opportunity to be even more strategic and discard the things that didn’t serve us well and I think the congress will be a good opportunity to surface some of these opportunities and challenges."
    Debbie Brewer
  • “I am super excited to be attending the ELX Annual Congress in February, where I’ll have the opportunity to connect with the best minds in the event industry. It’s going to be a fantastic couple of days of learning, best practice sharing and networking!”
    Dean Armintrout
    Director of Events, T-Mobile & ELX participant
  • “ELX is focused on helping the people with the greatest influence in corporate meeting and events sector to work together to solve the biggest challenges they face as industry leaders. I can’t wait to see Hyatt Regency Chicago brimming with the best brains in the events industry discussing burning issues and consuming the very best insights available. This will be a milestone moment for the global corporate events community.”
    David Kliman
    ELX Co-Founder
  • "With the significant changes that have impacted our industry the past two year, we are excited to host of the Inaugural Event Leaders Exchange and are looking forward to bringing these leaders together in a meaningful way."
    Patrick Donelly
    General Manager, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Venue Partner
  • “We are thrilled to welcome this influential group to Chicago and look forward to contributing to this important gathering. We can’t wait to show off the city to attendees and create memorable and authentic Chicago experiences during their visit."
    Lynn Osmond
    President & CEO of Choose Chicago
  • "I am so excited to be travelling to the ELX Congress in just a couple of weeks – it’s going to be a fantastic kick off to the year, and I’m especially looking forward to spending time with my industry peers."
    Clare Melton
    Executive Director, Global Head of Enterprise Events, S&P