Chicago Industry Xchange


Christy Lamagna

Visionary, Entrepreneur and Master Strategist

Christy is the founder and CEO of Strategic Meetings & Events, an international, multimillion-dollar, award-winning planning firm. A lifelong learner, entrepreneur, teacher, intellectual philanthropist, writer and master strategist, Christy taught strategic planning at the college level for 10 years which inspired her upcoming strategic planning textbook. Her marketing and business acumen was showcased in AMEX OPEN and UPS Store videos, and she has been recognized for her entrepreneurial skills, leadership acumen and contributions to the meetings industry.

Her focus is now on disrupting the industry. By teaching planners to evolve into meeting strategists who think with curious minds, act strategically, utilize technology and expand their creativity to form immersive, goal-driven events. Only then will the myths and misconceptions currently surrounding planners fade into the background while the invaluable skills and revenue-driving value they bring to organizations become the focus. She donates her time to numerous charities and mentoring and believes that giving back is one of the most valuable ways she can spend her time and contribute to the world.

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