Wed, Sep 30, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Exchange 2021 Kickoff

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Our most popular, highest attended networking event of the year is going digital! While we are still unable to meet in person, we have been working diligently to reimagine the Exchange in an exciting virtual format where you can showcase your business and network with potential new clients through a custom online portal.

Join us at the Exchange Kickoff and learn more about this unique tradeshow experience. This exclusive meeting will go into detail about how we have elevated this event – current registered exhibitors, as well as new exhibitors are encouraged to attend. 

Attendees will meet John Murray, President & CEO of Arena Partners, whose team is partnering with us to create an event that is high tech, innovative, and all about creating a successful experience for our members.

John Murray

President & CEO, Arena Partners

John Murray is driven to help organizations identify and execute opportunities for growth. This passion is what led him to start Arena Partners. It’s the brands that want to boldly jump into the Arena that he’s drawn to the most. Helping these brands tackle their biggest aspirations is where he excels. His experience and abilities enable him to successfully develop business-minded, results-driven strategies.

His diverse professional background includes five years military service in Marine Helicopter Squadron One, a stint as a commercial pilot, an MBA in Marketing & International Business, and serving Fortune 500 companies globally as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company and Accenture.

John took a 3-year break from the private sector to serve as Chief Bid Officer for the U.S. Bid for the 2016 Olympic Games; a pursuit that cemented his commitment to taking on bold challenges.

John is the co-founder and inaugural chair of the Chicago Sports Commission, sits on multiple nonprofit boards, and created & produced the largest New Year’s Eve celebration in Chicago’s history – attracting 3.5 million television viewers and generating 2.5 billion global media impressions for the city.

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Virtual Event


This is a free online event. Interested parties must register.