13:05 - 13:25

Age of Disruption

Sherrif Karamat – Age of Disruption, Introduced by the Hamburg Convention Bureau

About Sherrif Karamat

Sherrif Karamat, CAE, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of PCMA. Sherrif also serves as President of the PCMA Foundation and Publisher of Convene magazine. As CEO, Sherrif leads the vision, mission and promise for PCMA’s global family of brands. Sherrif serves the greater business events industry as a prominent business architect, enabling our community to become a catalyst for economic and social progress, organizational success, and personal and professional development. In his previous role as Chief Operating Officer, Sherrif led the development and implementation of PCMA’s new vision: driving global economic and social transformation through business events. In addition to his responsibilities at executive level, Sherrif also directed streamlining of PCMA’s content creation and delivery channels into one organization. He oversaw partnership, business services, membership, business development and technology teams.

As part of PCMA’s growth strategy, Sherrif has led a major data intelligence program and played a key role in the 2017 acquisition of Incentive Conference & Event Society Asia Pacific (ICESAP). A leader in the business events industry, Sherrif previously served as Vice President of Business Sales and Services for Toronto Convention & Visitors (Tourism Toronto). He has served on various boards and is currently a director on the Destination International Board of Trustees. Karamat is a life-long learner. In addition to completing his bachelor’s degree and Masters of Business Administration from York University in Toronto, Canada, he has completed postgraduate certificate programs at Wharton School of Business at University of Pennsylvania, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago. At Harvard Business and Law School, he completed a program on strategic negotiations for senior executives and a program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), one on data intelligence and big data.

The Age Of Disruption

In a podium discussion, Sherrif will discuss how the ever changing environment of meeting planning is changing for better, or worse. Following his presentation, Sherrif will moderate a panel discussion with three incredible leaders, Juliano Lissoni, Claire Smith, and Katharine McCartney, who will discuss Conference Evolutions and Disruptions.

Don’t miss this presentation on Friday, 14 February, 2020 at 13:05. For more information, please review our official programme.

Quick Info

  • 14 February 2020
  • 13:05 - 13:25
  • Level 3, Vancouver Convention Centre West