Everest Group Announces ‘Everest Group Engage’ Global Conference, Launches Events Unit Headed by Veteran Conference Organizer Mark Fissell

Everest Group Global Events will provide information, guidance and networking opportunities to professionals with responsibilities for global shared services, sourcing, technology, vendor management and customer experience.


DALLAS, January 24, 2024 — Everest Group today announced the launch of a new conferences business unit, Everest Group Global Events. Mark Fissell has joined Everest Group as senior vice president of Global Events to spearhead the company’s strategy to provide premium-experience educational conferences for the strategic global business leaders Everest Group serves.

Everest Group’s first global conference event, “Everest Group Engage,” will be held September 30 – October 2 at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel. The theme of the conference is “The Pragmatic Edge: Designing Your Future.” The agenda will include valuable information and guidance for C-suite leadership, sourcing and vendor managers, global business services leaders, and customer experience and marketing executives. For more information: https://events.everestgrp.com/engage2024

Everest Group plans to host large, multi-track, multi-day events in numerous geographies around the world as well as smaller, one-day events on compelling topics within specific industries. The events will be designed to provide information, guidance and networking opportunities to help professionals with responsibilities for global shared services, sourcing, vendor management, and customer experience propel their initiatives forward with confidence.

“Everest Group has a stellar reputation for the quality of its research and for offering its clients actionable guidance on how to navigate the challenges of fast-changing technologies, constrained resources and volatile socio-political arenas,” said Fissell. “I’m excited to help the company bring this expertise to more leaders around the world who are eager to unlock value from their people, their technology, their operations, their partner relationships, and even themselves.”

Fissell brings over 20 years of events and information services product leadership experience to the role. Prior to joining Everest Group, Fissell led global conference programs for Forrester Research. Earlier in his career, he managed events and products at AdExchanger, Evanta and Gartner.

“Mark is passionate about building professional communities and facilitating networking and information exchange to help the world’s business leaders achieve their goals,” said Peter Bendor-Samuel, founder and CEO of Everest Group. “Under Mark’s leadership, Everest Group will channel our research and advisory expertise into premium-grade educational and networking opportunities for C-suite executives and senior leaders. It’s an ideal extension of our services and in perfect alignment with our mission to equip enterprise leaders to grow their businesses and succeed in their functional priorities.”

About Everest Group

Everest Group is a leading research firm helping business leaders make confident decisions. We guide clients through today’s market challenges and strengthen their strategies by applying contextualized problem-solving to their unique situations. This drives maximized operational and financial performance and transformative experiences. Our deep expertise and tenacious research focused on technology, business processes, and engineering through the lenses of talent, sustainability, and sourcing delivers precise and action-oriented guidance. Find further details and in-depth content at www.everestgrp.com.

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