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Custom Dinners

Select your cities. Identify your key accounts. We do the rest. Custom Dinners with CDM Media – it’s that easy.


Custom Dinners


Custom event for your company

Attendees from key accounts

Turnkey event management

Five-Star venues

One of our most popular custom programs, our Custom Executive Roundtable Dinners can be built to your specifications in over 100 global cities and feature up to 4 hours of interactive discussion, fine dining, cocktails with a carefully curated audience of attendees. Content will be developed in close concert with your thought leaders to create an engaging and dynamic agenda centered on the key business challenges you solve for your customers. Our dinners are hosted at top restaurants with carefully curated menus and experiences in private dining spaces. From end to end, CDM Media will provide our usual white-glove event management services, handling every detail of site selection, audience acquisition, website development, attendee preparation, and more to ensure a seamless and effortless experience for your team.

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Audience Acquisition



Map to your ideal customer profile

White glove service

Personal relationships

Once a city and date have been selected for one of our Custom Executive Roundtable Dinners, CDM Media works closely with our partners to identify the accounts that matter most for representation and attendance for the event. This starts with understanding your ideal customer profile – what type of customer is best helped by the solutions your organization provides, based on employer size, revenue, industry, existing technology platforms and more. If you’ve already embraced Account-Based Marketing (ABM), those logos move to the top of the list for our team’s outreach. Using that data, our team of relationship managers will reach out to recruit attendance based on the executives most engaged on the subject matter set for discussion. Our white-glove service manages the executive’s attendance from initial commitment through onsite registration, ensuring a great turnout and engaged audience for the night’s discussions.

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"We get millions of dollars of deals from the CDM Media CIO events because we can have real conversations with CIOs we otherwise would not have gotten access to ... because the one-on-one conversations have been so successful for us."

President, Rimini Street


Sample Agenda

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Registration & Greeting

6:30pm - 6:45pm

Welcome & Introductions

Meet your peers and our hosts from Comcast Business

6:45pm - 9:00pm

Dinner & Discussion

There is a paradigm shift taking place across the IT and networking landscape! While focus is shifting from network performance and connectivity towards application performance, digital experience, and business insight and analytics, research shows that many CIOs feel underprepared to help their businesses execute a customer-focused digital agenda.

  • Two out of five CIOs surveyed say they are underinvesting in emerging technologies and analytics.
  • More than a quarter (28%) of CIOs rate their IT organizations' digital skill sets as below average, particularly in customer and digital experience and analytics.

The cause of this is simple - traditional processes and technology do not easily enable the "Digital Enterprise" nor "Digital Experience". Due to the manual and segmented nature of traditional technology and processes, near real-time insights and information are anything but possible. Real-time insights are now a boardroom requirement for enterprises to be successful.

Join us for a candid discussion on how your peers are managing this shift:

  • Building scale and flexibility into their infrastructure in order to support improved data collection and analysis.
  • Ensuring that the current infrastructure, applications, and processes support digital initiatives and innovation.
  • Increasing visibility and centralized control over their network.

Follow our tried-and-true agenda formats or create your own custom flow for the evening to maximize engagement. Get to know the people behind the technology and the logos, hear their perspectives and challenges, and share your own experiences. Forge business relationships that will lead to new opportunities today.

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Thought Leadership


Dedicated content

Roundtable style dynamic format

Engaged audience of senior executives

2+ hours of dedicated discussion time

At any Custom Executive Roundtable Dinner, content is key. The discussions are designed to help solve key business challenges through open debate and dialogue. Opinions are shared, challenged, and reimagined in this environment. It is in this setting that you are able to position your organization as a visionary partner who understands and solve these problems uniquely through the work you do with your clients every day. Share customer case studies, listen to and learn from your prospects and customers, and facilitate a lively conversation where all parties come away inspired, enlightened, and excited to return to the office and tackle their problems with you as a partner.

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100+ Global Metros

Five-star caliber venues

Finely curated menu

Private room

Our Custom Executive Roundtable Dinners are available in more than 100 cities around the globe with dates available year-round. Exquisite fine dining experiences are the backdrop for all of our Custom Executive Roundtable Dinners. CDM Media works with local partners to source the best restaurant experiences in each region to craft an atmosphere appropriate for the caliber of executives attending each dinner. Private dining spaces are secured in each venue to provide a quiet, discussion-friendly area away from the bustle of the main dining areas. Finely curated menus are created working hand-in-hand with the venue’s chefs to ensure an unforgettable experience for all.

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