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The 2019 North American Employee Engagement Conference
  • June 20, 2019 8:00 am

Thursday 20th June 2019 – New York City

It gives us great pleasure to announce our annual North American Employee Engagement Conference & Awards.

For the first time since our inception, we will be returning to New York alongside some of our 2018 winners ready to present updated award-winning case studies along with a host of experts, sessions & thought-provoking ideas.

You will be inspired in unique ways personal to you. Past attendees have commented that the conference challenged them to think differently, gave them proof to convince a CEO to invest more, convinced them to stop a program that just wasn’t working, and just allowed them to bounce ideas off like-minded professionals.

We will be hosting our conference at the illustrious Tribeca 360 in the Lower Westside of Manhattan

This is the only event that is able to combine award-winning programs & experts for your benefit before announcing the next generation of excellence at the 2018 North American Employee Engagement Awards later in the day.

You will learn from best-in-class engagement programs across a wide range of companies and sectors and learn what pitfalls to avoid along the way. Speak with our esteemed judges, respected industry experts for inspiration and, most importantly, network with hundreds of your fellow professionals.

Whether you are responsible for creating an entire engagement program or are a manager looking to motivate your team, this event gives practical and real-life advice that can be implemented to help employees feel involved and enthusiastic about their work, personal performance and the performance of your business. It might even inspire you to win one of our awards in the future.

Benefits of attending
  • Learn from award winning companies
  • Unique insight to give your company a competitive advantage
  • Ask questions to solve issues you maybe having
  • Network with peers
  • Meet world class Employee Engagement consultants and technology providers
  • Fully catered event throughout the day
Our Sponsors

Conference Agenda


Registration & Networking Breakfast


Welcome by Matt Manners


Case Study: 2018 Winner Company of the Year – Events DC


Case Study: Broadsoft


Case Study: State of Michigan


Coffee & Networking


Case Study: Northwell Health


Case Study: Empire Today


Case Study: Vistaprint


Case Study: TBC


Lunch & Networking


Panel Discussion


Coffee & Networking


Case Study: Calvin Klein


Case Study: TBC


Case Study: TBC


Case Study: TBC


Drinks & Networking

Conference Speakers

Misty Johnson Oratokhai – Chief People Officer, Events DC

Mrs. Johnson Oratokhai develops and directs a comprehensive human capital program for Events DC by serving as a change agent who implements the President & CEO’s strategic vision for the organization. Mrs. Johnson Oratokhai is responsible for developing an organizational culture which fosters and values employee engagement and customer service as Events DC’s business model across all divisions and departments and partnering with senior management to align human resources goals across the organization. Prior to Events DC, Mrs. Johnson Oratokhai served as the Senior Vice President & Chief People Officer for Dimensions Healthcare System, Director, Labor Relations – Amtrak, Employee & Labor Relations Manager, Tribune Publishing Company, Labor Attorney, D.C. Office of Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining. She is a graduate of the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, and a member of the Maryland Bar. She is currently a candidate for a Master’s Degree in Business, with a concentration in Human Resources Management. Ms. Johnson Oratokhai joined Events DC in September 2013.

Michael Zingsheim – Engagement Specialist, State of Michigan

Michael Zingsheim is an Employee Engagement Specialist for the State of Michigan’s Office of Performance and Transformation. Michael works closely with cabinet level agencies across state government in the development and implementation of employee engagement initiatives. As project manager for the statewide effort on employee engagement he led the State of Michigan to all-time highs in employee engagement over the past 8 years as evidenced by key metrics from ongoing statewide employee surveys.

Matthew Eade – Senior Director, Learning & Development, Empire Today


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