Annual Congress 2023: Global Event Heads Unite


We are excited to announce the launch of the inaugural Event Leaders Exchange (ELX) Annual Congress. 

DATE: February 1 - 2, 2023
LOCATION: Hyatt Regency Chicago, Illinois

The ELX Annual Congress will see the most senior corporate event leaders and executives convene in Chicago, US. THE GOAL: To come together, learn, benchmark, network and ultimately, tackle some of the most urgent and pressing subjects facing the events industry today. 

The Annual Congress is free to attend for senior event executives and ELX participants only. To register your interest in attending, please complete our short form and a member of the ELX team will be in touch. 

Participants Confirmed From:

Hyatt Regency Chicago

Event Agenda at a Glance

Organizational Design

Human Resources


Enterprise Data & Measurement


Keynote sessions to drive divergent thinking

Keynote presentations will blend inspirational thought-leadership with actionable insight helping you to visualize your objectives from a fresh perspective.

Expect your ideas to be challenged and enjoy the opportunity to learn from game-changing event leaders providing best-in-class case studies and innovative outlooks. 

Breakout sessions to get problems solved

Breakout sessions will enable you to the core of business issues such as organisational design, human resources, the future of event tech, DEI, sustainability and enterprise data and measurement. 

Find alternative answers to your unresolved continued challenges. 

About the venue: Hyatt Regency Chicago

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


  • “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