Tom Bisignano, CFEE
Freelance Event Director of Live Shows, Spectaculars, and Special Events
Tom Bisignano is an Executive Producer of Live Shows, Spectaculars and Special Events. He has a diverse blend of talents with an extensive background in the ideation, creation and delivery of large-scale events and entertainment productions. He has experience in multiple disciplines including operations, entertainment, marketing, synergy, media and special events.
Mr. Bisignano has held executive-level positions in both the Entertainment and Marketing divisions at The Walt Disney Company. He was Director of Special Events for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts for over a decade. In this role, he was responsible for a portfolio of annual attendance and revenue-generating Signature Events at Disney Theme Parks as well as all Media Events, Touring Shows and Grand Openings.
Tom has developed and delivered Ceremonies with FiveCurrents including the Emmy nominated Opening Ceremony of The Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, the European Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies in Baku, Azerbaijan and The National Day Celebration in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Exceeding Guest Expectations in a high expectations world.
Wed Feb 26 - 8:30 am - 9:30 am ( 1 Hour )
You’re a Festival and Event Director and it’s time to put on another great event. Something different from last year, fresh and unexpected. Nothing less than a perfect 10 will do. It’s what your guests expect. No stress, right? Ahh, the life of an Event Director…easy breezy and front row seats, please!
The Festival and Event landscape is vast, and the audience is getting more and more difficult to please. Event Directors need to continually raise the bar to stay ahead of the competition. What worked years ago just won’t do today. This session will focus on tangible and intangible ingredients Event Directors can use to exceed expectations and keep their audiences coming back for more.
From Disney to NBC Universal, to the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games, Tom will reflect on his experiences and offer a unique perspective on the keys to creating successful events.