Gregg H. Talley

CEO, Talley Management, USA

Gregg H. Talley, FASAE, CAE, President & CEO, has a broad range of experience from several perspectives and over 30 years within the Association/Event Management Industry. Prior to founding TALLEY MANAGEMENT GROUP, INC. (TMG), and Talley Consulting, LLC, 33 and 3 years ago respectively, Gregg worked with a destination marketing organization and for a hotel development company.

With a degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in international relations, Gregg has utilized his skills to plan national and international events and manage national and international organizations and boards in an array of industries including healthcare, education, technology and finance across the country and around the world.

Gregg has personally managed hundreds of events globally for associations, societies, corporations and religious organizations including one of the largest convention events in North America, the 50,000+ attendee International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous for over thirty years. TMG also managed the World Meeting of Families as part of the Papal Visit to Philadelphia in 2015.

In 2016, Gregg helped launch the African Society of Association Executives as a Management Advisor and provides training and education across the continent to African association leaders on a pro bono basis.

In 2018, Gregg launched association management company joint ventures in Africa, AFAMCO, based in Nairobi, Kenya and Vraata, based in Delhi, India. He is a frequent traveler to Kenya where he has family.


Monday, 9th December, 2019

15:00  -  15:45
PLENARY: Survival of the Fittest

Pillar 3: Organizational resilience and foresighting

This session will discuss the context whereby associations face stronger than ever disruptions from all sides and make the case that there is an urgent need for these organizations to learn to navigate and embrace change as a core strategy for long-term strength and agility.  The concept of “Foresighting” will also be explained, illustrating how resilience can be achieved by developing a culture of foresight and related practices. This will imply that associations will learn to recognize the signals of change, look for threats and opportunities and understand where they lie, and plan for the expected but foresee the unexpected.

The panel will showcase how resilient organizations:

  • Have a compelling vision of what they are and a clarity on their purpose and how this purpose connects to the rest of the world;
  • Develop strong governance to drive impact on their mission (and embrace new governance types); and
  • Build cross-functional teams who will be empowered to solve real problems through collaboration and innovation.

Areas of impact: