CGX Lines Up Keynoters for emerge Conference

HOUSTON—Leading, innovative executives from Nike, MGM Resorts International, United Airlines and The Leo Burnett Co. are featured keynote speakers at Consolidated Graphics’ fifth annual emerge conference, to be held April 30-May 2 in Las Vegas. emerge is sponsored by HP, International Paper, Xerox and Adobe, among many other supporters.
“Our keynote speakers for 2013 are acknowledged innovators in their respective fields, who have deployed marketing solutions to connect and engage with consumers for successful long-term, mutually-beneficial relationships,” said Aaron Grohs, executive vice president, sales and marketing, for Consolidated Graphics. “emerge underscores our own commitment to push the boundaries of what is possible with print, to think differently, innovate and engage the support of our customers and suppliers to optimize our collective market performance.”

Keynote speakers at emerge 2013 are:

  • Mark W. Pilkenton, Director, Global Brand Culture, Nike Inc.: As one of Nike’s longest-tenured employees, Pilkenton has a unique insight into what it takes to propel a brand to iconic status on a global scale.
  • Scott Voeller, Senior Vice President, Brand Strategy and Advertising, MGM Resorts International: Voeller is a 25+ year veteran of the hospitality and gaming industry, and has developed and successfully implemented significant branding and marketing campaigns throughout his career.
  • Mark Krolick, Managing Director, Marketing and Product Development, United Airlines: At United Airlines, Krolick built strong brand and loyalty marketing programs with a solid analytical foundation, including advanced marketing analytics and CRM tools.
  • Brian Shembeda and Avery Gross, Senior Vice Presidents, Creative Directors, The Leo Burnett Co.: A powerhouse creative team for Leo Burnett, Shembeda’s and Gross’ award-wining work has been applied toward such renowned brands as Sprint, Miller-Coors, McDonald’s and Kellogg’s.

The keynote speakers will present May 1 and May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to an audience of nearly 1,000 executives who represent some of the most recognized brands in the consumer marketplace.

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