Peter Sheahan


Founder & Group CEO of Karrikins Group, Peter Sheahan is internationally known for his innovative business thinking and thought leadership. With over 120 staff, in 24 cities, across nine countries, Sheahan knows firsthand the challenges of growing a business in the rapidly changing marketplace.

Peter, and his firm Karrikins Group, have worked with some of the world’s leading brands, including Apple, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Hyundai, IBM, Pfizer, Wells Fargo, and Cardinal Health.

He is the author of seven books including business best-sellers Flip, Generation Y, Making it Happen, and Matter.

Peter has delivered more than 2,500 presentations to over 500,000 people in 20 different countries. He has been named one of the 25 Most Influential Speakers in the World by the National Speakers Association and is the youngest person ever to be inducted into their industry Hall of Fame.


Main Stage: Finding Opportunity in Change and Disruption

As the business events industry continues to experience significant change, it is necessary for event organizers, suppliers and other stakeholders to think and behave in new ways to create more value. In this case study-rich session, Peter Sheahan will challenge you to find opportunity in this massive disruption. Wherever you sit within the business events value chain, it is crucial for you to leverage change and disruption to create more value because organizations don’t change, people do.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Develop a point-of-view and become a thought leader
  • Build elevated relationships with your most important stakeholders to position you as a trusted adviser and strategic partner
  • Move up the value chain for and have an elevated impact on your stakeholders

DATE: June 12, 2018
TIME: 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM
DOMAIN: CMP Submission Pending
CLOCK HOURS: 1.75
LOCATION: Huntington Convention Center