2017 SISO Sponsors



Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau ( PHLCVB)
Kevin Richards, National Account Director - Tradeshows
1601 Market Street, Suite 200, Philadelphia PA 19103
Direct Dial: +1-215-636-3482
Main Number:  +1-215-636-3300
Mobile: +1-203-395-0568
www.discoverPHL.comThe Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), a private, nonprofit membership corporation, is the official Tourism Promotion Agency for the City of Philadelphia globally and the primary sales and marketing agency for the Pennsylvania Convention Center. We are an Economic Engine for the city, creating jobs and fueling the economy by bringing meetings, conventions, and travelers to Philadelphia.





1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Gene Donato, General Manager

Aramark strives to consistently deliver personalized experiences that unite people, families, and communities.

Brulee Catering

Brulee Catering


Field House

Field House 


Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurant


Pennsylvania Convention Center

Pennsylvania Convention Center
Russell R. Kice, CMP, CEM, HMCC, Senior National Sales Manager
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
Direct Phone:  215-418-4755
Main Phone: 215-418-4700

The Pennsylvania Convention Center, located in the heart of center city Philadelphia, offers over one million square feet of meeting and exhibit space and provides best-in-class experiences for meetings, trade shows, and conventions.  Our award-winning Convention Center offers the largest contiguous exhibit space in the northeastern United States with 528,000 square feet and has the largest convention center ballroom on the east coast and is home to a $4 million dollar art collection all within our state of the art LEED Gold certified facility.

Our dynamic and walkable downtown is filled with shopping, restaurants, arts & culture, nightlife, and history.  We offer a convention attendee package unsurpassed by any other destination.

The Pennsylvania Convention Center is thrilled to host SISO and show you first hand why you should consider Philadelphia for your next event!

Stratus Rooftop Lounge

Stratus Rooftop Lounge at Hotel Monaco
Taddeo von Gleichen, Associate Director of Sales & Marketing
Direct: 267.386.9495


Co-Host,  Afterglow

Vista Convention Services

Vista Convention Services
102 N 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Anthony Montanaro, Director of National Sales
P: 215-418-2015

Vista Convention Services is a national contractor of exposition products and services with locations in Pleasantville, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Miami, Florida. We have the capabilities and management expertise to organize trade shows anywhere in the United States. Let Vista provide that personalized service which is so rare in our industry today.

Platinum Sponsors

AFR Trade Show Furnishings

AFR Trade Show Furnishings



Metro Multimedia

METRO Multimedia
Bruno Giaccio, General Manager
52 Forest Ave., 2nd Floor
Paramus, NJ  07652
M: 201-734-1304

At Metro Mmultimedia we have found it to be profoundly clear that the future of tradeshows was moving beyond the physical event space and while producing events was a major value we saw that a marketing effort was needed to become a true extension of our clients brand. Our concept is to transform an AV rental company into a digital media partner. We at Metromultimedia want to help show organizers capture sponsor dollars through media outlets that have been untouched.

Whether it is equipment rentals, video production or any digital media needs let MetroMultiMedia be your one stop shop. Our dedicated staff will work with you through every facet of your trade show, event or multimedia presentation. We are here to partner with you in any digital media platform you may need.

At MetroMultiMedia your vision is our reality!

SMG 40th Anniversary

SMG Convention and Exhibition Centers
Gregg Caren, Executive Vice President
300 Conshohocken State Road, Suite 770
West Conshohocken, PA 19428
P: +1-610-729-7922 

SMG manages more than 70 world class convention and exhibition venues worldwide, providing professional services for your next convention, trade show or special event. For 37 years, consistent service has given confidence in selecting SMG venues. SMG is a long-standing SISO partner, whose members enjoy one-stop shopping through our National Sales Office. Your peers often use our exclusive electronic SITEPAS lead system to shop our venues confidentially for new locations for existing shows and launches of new ones. Responses on availability and pricing in as little as 24-48 hours. We look forward to working with you at our newest sister properties including Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center and the brand new Cleveland Convention Center & Global Center for Health Innovation.

SMG Companies


Cobo Center


David L. Lawrence Convention Center

David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Chad Ford, Senior Sales Manager
1000 ft Duquesne Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA  15222
P: 412-325-6158



Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland and Global Center for Health Innovation
John O'Brien, National Sales Manager
1 St. Clair Avenue NE
Cleveland, OH  44114
P: 216-920-1441
C:: 216-905-0153

MG manages 233 facilities throughout North America, including 72 convention centers, 71 arenas, 60 theaters and performance venues, nine stadiums, and 23 equestrian centers. Founded in 1977, SMG is the industry leader in exhibition venues throughout the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean and will bring experience and significant connections to national conventions and trade shows within the convention industry.


From recently renovated hotels, to our newly built Huntington Convention Center; Cleveland is a hot spot to host your event! If your attendees are looking for great restaurants, arts & culture, entertainment, or even an exciting night life scene, Cleveland can offer all of that and more.


Located in the heart of Downtown Cleveland, the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland offers more than 390,000 square feet of flexible exhibit and meeting space for conventions, tradeshows, meetings, conferences, and special events.

Connected to the 600-room Hilton Cleveland Downtown and within walking distance of nearly 5,000 hotel rooms, Cleveland’s convention center campus is a convenient location to host small executive meetings or large industry tradeshows. 

The Huntington Convention Center offers 225,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space, more than 140,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space, 30 breakout rooms and a 32,000 sq. ft. Grand Ballroom divisible into three spaces. Our flexible space is perfect for any meeting or event!


There are many reasons to host a meeting at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, but one major draw is the Global Center for Health Innovation. The connecting healthcare facility provides natural light in the ballrooms, executive boardroom, and conference center.

This one-of-a-kind facility sits among some of the industry’s finest institutions and was built specifically to host and educate the medical community. The center partners with 45 of the world’s leading healthcare, health IT, and medical innovation brands, including GE Healthcare, Cisco, MetroHealth, SmartShape, and the Cleveland Clinic.


Both facilities are managed by SMG, the nation's largest and most experienced convention center and facility management firm.

SMG, the nation’s largest and most experienced convention center and facility management firm, assumed management operations for the Cuyahoga County-owned Global Center for Health Innovation and the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland in December, 2013.
SMG manages 233 facilities throughout North America, including 72 convention centers, 71 arenas, 60 theaters and performance venues, nine stadiums, and 23 equestrian centers. Founded in 1977, SMG is the industry leader in exhibition venues throughout the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean and will bring experience and significant connections to national conventions and trade shows within the convention industry.


McCormick Place
McCormick Place


Montego Bay
SMG Montego Bay Convention Centre
Dittie Guise, General Manager
Half Moon P.O. Box 4058, Rose Hall, Montego Bay
Direct dial: 876-622-9330
Mobile: 876-579-7325

A standout facility in the heart of the Caribbean

The award winning Montego Bay Convention Centre (MBCC), the largest convention facility of its kind in the English –speaking Caribbean, has won the World Travel Award for the Caribbean’s Leading Meeting and Conference Centre for six consecutive years from 2011 to 2016.

The Montego Bay Convention Centre has carved out premiere venue status in the Caribbean. This highly regarded facility hosted several major events this year, such as, FOROMIC 2016, Caribbean Development Bank’s 46th Annual Board of Governors Meeting, LatinFinanace 2nd Caribbean Finance and Investment Forum and Inter-American Network on Government Procurement 7th Conference.

Opened in 2011, the SMG managed facility is one of a select few in the Caribbean to offer both comprehensive meeting spaces and modern amenities. The Centre’s more than 139,000 square feet of space has been designed to accommodate exhibitions, conventions and galas, with built-in technology features such as projectors and projection screens. Bedsides its intelligent design, the MBCC is also visually striking. Attendees have views of both the coast and the mountains and the Centre’s plantation style shutters and cut stone work recall Jamaica’s classic Georgian style of architecture.

The open-air layout of the facility- the meeting, exhibition and ballroom spaces are all housed in three separate buildings, and connect via outdoor walkways –giving attendees the chance to get outside more than the typical convention centre might allow. Many of the MBCC’s indoor spaces feature plenty of natural light, and the property offers a number of outdoor event spaces, like the 17,000-square-foot Ocean View Terrace – which accommodates up to 1,500 for banquet style functions – and the MBCC’S courtyard, capable of holding up to 2,600 guests for receptions within its 25,000 square feet space.

The MBCC’s largest space the 57,525 –square-feet Exhibition Hall,  this impressive space spans two buildings and offers room for 282 booths as well as 4,700 guests seated banquet style or 6,200 seated theatre style. For special events, the 18,684-square-foot Grand Ballroom can seat up to 1,580 for banquets-and for meetings, nine meeting rooms offer 10,161 square feet, with the largest accommodating up to 600 attendees. The Centre’s entire pre-function lobby areas come outfitted with built in reception desks and comfortable seating.

Supporting these spaces are the MBCC’s well-equipped catering facilities. A 15,000-square-foot kitchen, along with additional prep spaces, means that everything from tea breaks to five-course banquets run seamlessly. Ample parking, coach bays, and freight access in the Exhibition Hall offer added convenience for larger events.

As for on-site technology, all of the MBCC’s meeting, exhibit, and ballroom spaces come equipped with videoconferencing capabilities and high-speed Internet. A full-service business centre, a fully integrated broadcast and teleconference system, and an on-site team of audiovisual technicians all help ensure that meetings and events run smoothly while groups are in house.


NRG Park

Barbara Beaton, Director of Sales
One NRG Park, Houston, TX  77054
Direct: 832-667-1743
Main:  832-667-1400                                                 
M: 832-250-3540

At 2.1 million gross square feet, NRG Park (formerly Reliant Park) is Houston’s premier tradeshow, convention, entertainment, and sports complex hosting more than 500 events every year including the Offshore Technology Conference, the Houston Ballet’s Nutcracker Market, and numerous annual trade shows and consumer shows.

Encompassing over 350 acres and featuring 26,000 on-site parking spaces, NRG Park consists of major facilities including NRG Center (706,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space), NRG Stadium (125,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space) and NRG Arena (350,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space).

NRG Center offers over 706,000 square feet of single level contiguous exhibit space divisible into 11 halls, with 59 meeting rooms, 2 major conference centers, 110 loading docks and a 400,000 sq. ft. marshaling area with easy drive in convenience.

For more information or to book your next event at NRG Park, please contact Barbara Beaton at 832.667.1743 or


OKC Convention Center
Donna Wilson, Senior Sales Manager
123 Park Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
P: +1-405-8900  x8907   
D: +1-405-297-8907            
M: +1-05-308-8476

New. Since 1993, Oklahoma City has seen more than $5 billion of public and private investment in quality-of-life projects and improvements throughout the city. That urban renaissance has created a city buzzing with activity.

Convenient. Our central location means we’re easy to get to no matter where your attendees are coming from. Our airport is large enough to have the direct flights and easy connections you want, but small enough to navigate easily. With 22 nonstop flights to 19 destinations in the U.S., including West and East Coast cities, getting to Oklahoma City is a breeze. And Will Rogers World Airport is conveniently located less than 15 minutes from downtown.

Walkable. Downtown Oklahoma City is delightfully walkable. With our convention center just steps away from a number of hotels, major attractions and the many restaurants and entertainment options in the Bricktown Entertainment District, everything you need for a successful meeting is in one convenient location; no buses necessary.

Friendly. OKC is a town of friendly folk. With a metro population of 1.2 million, we’re large enough to enjoy the culture, cuisine, attractions a modern metropolis. We just never lost our Oklahoma charm. We’re all of the hustle without all of the hassle.

Unexpected. The Boathouse District along the Oklahoma River is a U.S. Olympic and Paralympic training site and home to USA Canoe/Kayak. It’s also home to some wonderfully unique meeting space at the Chesapeake Boathouse, Devon Boathouse and Chesapeake Finish Line Tower, with gorgeous views of the Oklahoma River and downtown. Didn’t expect that in OKC? We hear it all the time. This is just one of the ways in which Oklahoma City consistently surprises, delights and exceeds expectations.

Gold Sponsors

a2z Inc

a2z, Inc.
10320 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 400
Columbia, MD 21044

a2z provides powerful cloud-based event management and marketing tools that grow your brand by accelerating booth sales, helping boost revenue, and enhancing engagement and value for event participants. a2z's solutions are used by 1000+ leading trade shows and conferences across the globe every year. More than 45% of the TSE Gold 100 and TSNN Top 250 Events leverage a2z's innovative web and mobile solutions.


ASP, Inc.
Melissa Ooi, Executive Vice President
6705 S. Eastern Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89119

ASP put simply, are tradeshow and consumer show website specialists. Providing a powerful, but user-friendly content management system (SHOWOFF) allowing clients to update and develop an effective online business model. ASP offers strategic advice on integrating new technologies and best practice into your online marketing campaigns. ASP has been building websites and developing brands for show producers, big and small, for over 20 years, with a global presence in Las Vegas, London, and Sydney, allowing for a true understanding of your events online needs.



Jeff Ducate, President & CEO

Sam Spadavecchia, Director of Sales & Marketing

Bliss Beasley, CEM, Vice President
Expomarkit Media Group

CMAC is the premier transportation management services company serving trade shows, conventions, and corporate meetings throughout North America for over 44 years. Our experienced professionals have proven success for Transportation System Design and Management for everything from the largest conventions in the country to corporate meetings, airport meet & greets and VIP transfers.

Continuing to improve upon the attendee experience, CMAC has introduced a proprietary GPS and mobile tracking system that is revolutionizing the shuttle transportation industry! Attendees are able to download our App (or preferably to imbed it in the show’s app) and determine the nearest boarding
point location, while tracking buses in the system in real time.

CMAC’s division, Expomarkit Media Group continues to grow and expand. With a veteran team of industry experts and a proven menu of services, Expomarkit provides innovative and cost-affordable marketing solutions to enhance even the smallest exhibitor's exposure and experience, while generating revenue for the show. For shows with a limited staff, this provides a wonderful option to generate additional revenue that may not be otherwise realized, while providing services that are affordable to all.

Expomarkit’s fully turnkey services include Buyer’s Preview Deck pre-show mailer, Exhibitor Showcase distribution, Expo News Network, expoVu LED screens, Marquees in Motion shuttle advertising, En Route Shuttle Video, Adhesive Solutions, and Specialized Sponsorships.

If you want the best in event transportation, supreme shuttle tracking, and/or the ability to create an even better show experience for your exhibitors while generating additional show revenue, allow CMAC to provide an unsurpassed level of service to you, your attendees, and exhibitors.



Wayne Crawford, Vice President Sales
1290 Bay Dale Drive, #319, Arnold, MD 21012
D: 301-798-2026
C: 571-213-4921

Core-apps is the leading provider of technology to the events industry. We provide a total ecosystem of technology for events that begins right after registration. We start with a seamless integration of data/content into our event management software. Booth Sales with Floor management, Exhibitor, education session creation, and speaker capture are all a part of our EMS. This moves into our award winning mobile app. With over 300 features from Interactive maps to live polling we cover anything you could ever want in a mobile app. We also provide special features for conferences and trade shows like our Conference Notes and Showcase XD products. To round out our ecosystem, we offer Kiosks with Wayfinders and Beacon Solutions that all work together as one seamless total solution.


Rob Hamlin, Regional Sales Director, Event
1765 Greensboro Station Place, 7th Floor
Tysons Corner, VA 22102

Cvent, Inc. is a leading cloud-based event management company that was founded by Reggie Aggarwal in 1999 and is now headquartered in Tysons Corner, VA.  Having grown to nearly 28,000 customers and 2,500 employees worldwide, with 800 of those being technology staff and 700 being customer support, Cvent is considered one of the top partners in the event industry. Cvent offers an integrated platform solution for the full spectrum of the event lifecycle, including online event registration, venue selection, abstract management, event mobile apps, e-mail marketing, onsite badging, attendee tracking, and reporting/analytics. For more information, please visit, or connect with us on FacebookTwitter or LinkedIn



Aidan Augustin, Co-Founder
102 SW 6th St.  
Gainesville, FL 32601-6276

Feathr is a data-driven marketing platform specifically designed for exhibition organizers. Feathr helps you organize your disparate sources of audience data, analyze it to surface meaningful insights, and deliver personalized messaging across multiple channels. From website analytics to social listening, programmatic advertising to referral marketing, Feathr maximizes your online reach to grow both attendance and sponsorship.



Martin Moggre, Executive Vice President - CSO
P.O. Box 660613, Dallas, TX  75266
P:  214-445-1185
F:  214-445-0202

Freeman creates brand experiences that deliver results. A design-driven company, Freeman uses the power of integrated digital and live brand experiences to move markets, connect people, support growth and generate revenues for the world’s leading organizations. Freeman is a values-driven company with a strong and purpose-built culture that is dedicated to connecting people in meaningful ways.



Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA)
Chris Meyer, Vice President of Global Business Sales
3150 Paradise Road 
Las Vegas, NV  89109

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center.  With nearly 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and more than 11 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA's mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area.

The Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), located one block east of the Las Vegas Strip, encompasses approximately 3.2 million square feet with approximately 2 million square feet of exhibit space and more than 241,000 square feet of meeting space. The facility is one of the most modern and functional centers in the world.

In addition to exhibit and convention space, 144 meeting rooms handle seating capacities ranging from 20 to 2,500. A grand lobby and registration area (more than 225,000 square feet) efficiently link exhibiting of multiple events. In 2012, the Las Vegas Convention Center received AIPC Gold Certification from the International Association of Convention Centers, making it among the top convention centers in the world for management practices, policies, procedures, and customer service. The center hosts some of the largest and most recognized conventions in the world.

The LVCVA is embarking on a major economic development project, the Las Vegas Convention Center District, to expand and renovate the convention center. The 1.4 million-square-foot expansion will provide an additional 600,000 square feet of exhibit space and the accompanying meeting rooms, public areas and service facilities. It will also provide a full renovation of the existing facility. This expansion will help Las Vegas maintain its status as the No. 1 trade show and convention destination for years to come.

The “Entertainment Capital of the World” has evolved tremendously in recent years and continues to capture the world’s attention as the one destination where nearly anything is possible and offers an experience to meet any taste or budget. Welcoming a record-breaking 42.9 million visitors in 2016, the destination boasts exceptional shopping, luxurious spas and a myriad of outdoor recreational opportunities.

With new additions including the Lucky Dragon Casino and Hotel and W Las Vegas, along with Monte Carlo Resort and Casino’s upcoming transformation into two properties, NoMad and Park MGM, the destination continues to transform offering new resorts, amenities and experiences. Such new offerings include the T-Mobile Arena, a 20,000-seat venue that will house the new NHL expansion team, the Las Vegas Golden Knights, in addition to hosting other sporting events, concerts, red carpet affairs and more. Musical superstars Bruno Mars, Cher and Stevie Nicks recently performed at the new Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. The culinary scene continues to be a comprehensive portfolio of new concepts and favorites including MR CHOW at Caesars Palace, Morimoto Las Vegas at MGM Grand, and Beauty and Essex at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas providing foodies an opportunity to experience world-class dining.

Download the virtual reality app, Vegas VR, to experience Las Vegas from your iPhone or Android by visiting   To learn more about the LVCVA and the Las Vegas Convention Center District, visit

Meet AC

Meet AC
Mike Reynolds, National Account Director
2314 Pacific Avenue
Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401
M: 609-226-7160

Atlantic City is a hidden gem along the New Jersey shoreline, offering visitors much more than a seaside destination. As Atlantic City has gone through numerous transitions, the destination is in the midst of the dawn of a new era, drawing from its rich history to meet the demands of the future.

Atlantic City offers round-the-clock fun and excitement after the work and meetings are through. Take a stroll on the famous historic Boardwalk, bask in the glowing sun or take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean. You can unwind and dine with plentiful dining options all customized to fit your convention delegates taste bud from brand name eateries to celebrity chef restaurants. The Entertainment Capital of the Jersey Shore will have you laughing, singing and dancing all night long. Shopaholics can shop til they drop at our tax-free outlet shopping, Tanger Outlets The Walk with over 100 retail stores that won’t disappoint with incredible deals and just steps out of the convention center. While in town, try your luck at the table games or slot machines at any of our seven casino resorts.

Atlantic City is made up of over 15,000 first-class hotel rooms that will suit the perfect accommodations for your attendee’s complete comfort and relaxation. The Atlantic City Convention Center provides over 600,000 square feet of exhibit space, as well as 45 meeting rooms, ample pre-function space and all the amenities you would expect. Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center is the largest convention center-hotel complex from Baltimore to Boston with its two 50,000-square-foot ballrooms, which offer state-of-the-art, technologically advanced meetings space that can be utilized by up to 5,000 attendees. Resorts Conference Center has also added an additional 15,000 square feet of meeting space spread over 12 rooms. The new conference center brings the total offerings at Resorts to 24 meeting and function rooms with more than 64,000 square feet of usable space, most featuring natural light and ocean views.

Historic Boardwalk Hall, formerly known as Atlantic City Convention Hall is Atlantic City’s first convention center and an iconic landmark to Atlantic City that was built in 1929. Home of the Miss America Pageant, it played host to the city’s growing convention industry. Boardwalk Hall has hosted an amazing list of dazzling entertainers and knockout sporting events throughout its 85-year history.

Atlantic City is 60 miles from Philadelphia, 125 miles from New York, and 175 miles from Washington, DC. Anyway, you look at it, Atlantic City guarantees fast-paced excitement and non-stop year-round activities. Meet AC will be happy to help you locate the right space, assist with attendance building, housing and much more.

Atlantic City welcomes you to explore our beautiful seaside destination. Explore the new, along with reminiscing on the long-standing history for which Atlantic City is best known. We know that America’s favorite playground will have a special place in your heart after your visit.


New Orleans CVB

New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau
Sallee Pavlovich, Director, National Accounts
2020 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA  70130

Consistently recognized as one of the top five DMOs in the United States, the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau (NOCVB) is the driving force behind New Orleans' most important industry, tourism. For more than 50 years the NOCVB has helped to put on the ultimate events – from Super Bowl games to citywide meetings, medical specialties to fan clubs, the NOCVB has the tools to make sure your meeting reaches and exceeds your goals.

The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial convention Center, one of the largest and most technologically advanced convention facilities in the country, boasts 1.1 million square feet of contiguous exhibit space as well as meeting rooms, customizable ballroom and theater spaces.

From the French Quarter, the historic core of the city, to the burgeoning Bywater, Warehouse Arts District and Magazine Street, New Orleans is bustling with progress and innovation. This historic city, nearly 300 years in the making, with its rich and authentic culture, world-renowned cuisine and one-of-a-kind venues, is the perfect backdrop for events of all sizes. Let our way of life inspire your way of work. When you come to New Orleans, your ideas loosen up along with the rest of you.


New Orleans Convention Center

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Tim Hemphill, Vice President
900 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA  70130
M: 407-920-1256

With 1.1 million square feet of contiguous exhibit space, a 65,000 square foot ballroom, 140 meeting rooms, a 4,000 seat and an award-winning staff, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is a consistent Top 10 host of the largest number of conventions and tradeshows annually.  Add over 25,000 hotel rooms and one of the world's most favored destination, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is a fit for any event.


Orange County Convention Center

Orange County Convention Center
Kathleen Canning, Executive Director
Orlando, FL  32869-1509

The award-winning Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), located in the heart of the Convention Center District and only fifteen minutes from the Orlando International Airport, provides a multitude of event options in two beautiful buildings – the West and North/South.  The OCCC is finding new ways to showcase the leadership and quality of service that has made the destination one of the most popular in the world, not only for tourism but for meetings and conventions.

Exhibitors, attendees and meeting planners alike acclaim the attention to detail provided by the OCCC, with a variety of facilities and services including over seven million square feet of combined meeting space, sophisticated amenities and world-class onsite providers.  The OCCC is consistently rated a top-tier convention center with incredible spaces, including the multipurpose Tangerine Ballroom, the newly remodeled Valencia Ballroom, the all-new Destination Lounge, the Sunburst signature meeting room with an outdoor terrace along with the Honeybell and Hamlin board rooms.

The OCCC’s West Concourse boasts 1.1 million square feet of exhibition space, all on one level, supported by 97 covered loading docks.  This beautiful facility includes a total of 49 meeting rooms/141 breakouts, the 2,643-seat Chapin Theater, 160-seat lecture hall, 62,182-square foot multipurpose Valencia Room, a full-service restaurant, four food courts, one business center and 1,450 on-site parking spaces.

The North/South concourses are connected by the Oversight Bridge and provide 950,282 square feet of exhibition space, including two 92,000 square foot acoustically engineered general assembly areas. With its distinctive architecture and tropical ambiance, this facility includes 25 meeting rooms/94 breakout rooms, two full-service restaurants, four food courts, two business centers and 76 covered loading docks.

Visit Orlando

Visit Orlando
Fred Shea, Senior Vice President, Sales, and Services
6277 Sea Harbor Drive, Ste. 400
Orlando, FL  32821-8043

As the number one meetings destination in the country, Orlando offers a world of possibilities for unique one-of-a-kind meetings and events. From low-cost accessibility and top-rated convention center to a wide variety of hotels and world-class entertainment options, Orlando is an exciting gateway city for meetings of all sizes. Whether networking with colleagues at 400-feet up atop the new Orlando Eye or hosting a private company event in one of our world-class theme parks complete with a fire-breathing dragon, no other destination delivers excitement quite like Orlando. For inspiration and planning assistance, visit


Par Avion

Par Avion Meetings and Conventions
Toby Brenner, CEO
15901 Hawthorne Blvd., Ste. 440
Lawndale, CA  90260

All your convention housing and travel needs…one stop, one shop!


Smart-reg International

SMART-reg International Inc.
Arnie Roberts, Founder & President
990 San Antonio Road
Palo Alto, CA  94303
M: 650-281-6996

Since 1984, SMART-reg International has been a leader in emerging registration technologies for the trade show and meeting industry. We provide solutions that meet and exceed the unique needs of our clients, creating an environment that surpasses expectations.

Our goal is to develop lasting partnerships with our clients based on trust, innovation, success, and dedication to quality.  Our mission is to provide innovative and enthusiastic service through commitment to our clients, our processes and our technology.


Silver Sponsors

Buttine Exhibition & Event Insurance

Buttine Exhibition & Tradeshow Insurance
Jack Buttine, 
33 East 33rd Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY  10016

Buttine Exhibition & Event Insurance has specialized in our business for over 30 years.

Many years’ show and event experience enable Buttine to broker Event Cancellation and Liability insurance to organizers of all types and sizes. 

ShowDown Event Cancellation has broad policy terms - including a range of Terrorism & CD options, and extraordinary claim service to single or multiple show organizers on a worldwide basis for up to three years.

Buttine provides Commercial General and Umbrella Liability insurance to organizers and exhibitors. 

Both Liability programs are bought online -; they also can be bought via an iPhone app.  The app is very helpful to exhibitors.

The Management Liability – D&O, Cyber Liability, Employment Practices and Fiduciary Liability, is the newest program for our industry.   

Management Liability – often referred to as D&O, includes coverage for alleged wrongful termination, harassment, and discrimination.  Such claims are the most common ones filed against private companies.  This coverage is another form of ‘sleep insurance’ for owners, senior executives, and managers.

SISO Members receive a discount.

Visit Charlotte

Visit Charlotte
Brant Henkel, CMP, National Sales Manager 
A division of the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA)     
500 South College Street, Suite 300
Charlotte, NC. 28202
P:  704-331-2705

Exuding a cosmopolitan vibe with a down-home feel, Charlotte draws an array of meetings, conventions, tradeshows and sporting events annually. At the center of it all is the Charlotte Convention Center, which boasts 550,000 square feet of space and is located only 7 miles from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.


Choose Chicago

Choose Chicago
Darrell Baker, Vice President Sales, Trade Shows
1629 K. Street, NW, Suite 402
Washington DC 20006
p: 202-507-7074 | m: 202-725-3590

The Start of Great Meetings Start With Us
Chicago has great availability from now until 2019. Incentives available from McCormick Place and more than 70 hotel properties. Contact your Choose Chicago sales representative today.


Convention Data Services

Convention Data Services
Cori Hall, Marketing Coordinator
107 Waterhouse Road
Bourne, MA  02532
T:  508-743-0143

Convention Data Services (CDS) is the trusted registration and lead capture partner for driving global event connections for businesses and associations worldwide. Headquartered in Bourne, Massachusetts, CDS has built multi-faceted solutions to engage attendees, deliver exhibitor ROI and provide actionable analytics for the events industry since 1986.

Custom Registration

Custom Registration, Inc.
Tim Foster, President
2001 E Randol Mill Rd, Ste 135
Arlington, TX 76011
M: 817-366-8347

Custom Registration, Inc. (est. 1996) strives to provide a simplified registration process for trade shows with its E-commerce web application, RMS (Registration Management Suite).   RMS provides real-time access to data, detailed reports and exports for clients through its dashboard.  CRI provides full-service registration, including API integration.  Onsite CRI provides equipment, financial processing, reporting and onsite staff.  Bar-coded and RFID-enabled badges are used for lead retrieval, CEU tracking, attendance verification, and show floor analysis. 



Deborah Burleson, Director of National Accounts
325 N. St. Paul St., Ste. 700
Dallas, TX  75201
M: 214-649-8715

Dallas is the top event and meeting destination in Texas so of course, there are plenty of BIG reasons to host your next meeting with us:

Dallas Delivers Affordability: Thanks to our strong economy, our labor rates are 27% lower than the national average. Combine that with our competitive hotel rates (ranked 22nd within the Top 25 markets, as defined by STR) and you will have a lot less event production costs and a lot more budget for attendee engagement and experience.

Dallas Delivers Easy Access: Two major airports provide daily direct flights to Dallas from 170 destinations around the world. Plus, Dallas is a stress-free 3.5-hour flight from almost anywhere in the nation, so your attendees can enjoy convenient and affordable access. Our DART light rail offers easy access from both airports to Downtown Dallas, and DART bus service, as well as the free McKinney Avenue Trolley and D-Link, get you to the hottest neighborhoods and attractions.

Dallas Delivers Entertainment: World-class dining, endless shopping, six professional sports teams and the largest urban arts district in the nation encourage days and nights full of adrenaline and excitement. With more than 20 vibrant entertainment areas, even your most diverse groups will be pleasantly surprised and satisfied.

Dallas Delivers Unbeatable Venues: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas offers a total of 2,000,000 sq ft, featuring 724,526 sq ft of contiguous exhibit space including a 203,000 sq ft column-free exhibit hall! Plus, with our array of exceptional event venues, from ballroom spaces to rooftops with killer views to unique museums that offer only-in-Dallas moments, your next event will be a BIG success.

Combine that with our continued investment in new developments, and you have plenty of BIG reasons to keep coming back to experience how Dallas Delivers for show organizers and attendees!


Destination DC

Destination DC
Kara Hsu, Convention Sales Manager
901 7th Street NW Suite 400, Washington DC 20001
Direct Dial Phone:202-789-7049
Mobile Phone:734-625-5910

Destination DC is the official destination marketing organization for Washington, DC. Combining marketing, communications, sales and research expertise, we ensure DC is a premier global destination for business and leisure travelers, meetings and conventions.

Destination DC is a private, non-profit corporation with a membership of 875+ businesses and organizations that support the DC travel and tourism sector. A contracting arm of Events DC, the organization is funded by a percentage of DC’s hotel occupancy tax, along with membership dues and co-operative marketing fees. Members can share in national and international marketing efforts, participate in professional development events and tap into Washington, DC’s $7 billion-per-year travel and tourism business.


Jamie Murdock,Vice President, Sales
P: 1-240-383-6933
Perfecting the Event Experience®

Look to Experient, A Maritz Global Events Company, for consultation and full-service management of face-to-face trade shows, enthusiast shows, sporting events, expositions, and conferences. We understand they are a substantial part of your business. And as your partner, we assure they run smoothly from beginning to end while keeping your costs within budget and your ROI in focus. With Experient, you have access to unparalleled pre-show consultation, account management, on-site services, event technology and data analytics. Flexible and insightful consultation, event planning, site sourcing and contract negotiations, unified registration and housing, mobile apps, lead retrieval and behavioral analytics are scalable services that meet the diverse needs of any size event.
Simply put...when you work with Experient, your attendees, exhibitors, and stakeholders will realize exceptional value from their event experience. At Experient, we are perfecting event experiences that inspire people to achieve extraordinary business results!


Rich Stone, CEO
69 S. LaSalle Street
Aurora, IL 60505


Contact Info: Preliminary paperwork, contract, exhibiting.
Susie Wilson, Director of Sales & Marketing
Direct +1 630-896-0082 or

Accounting: Sandy Spang, CFO
Direct +1 630-896-1181

Additional Information:
CEO Summit Registrant: Rich Stone, CEO +1 630.896.2281 x1177

The EXPOCAD® suite of software products are used to create, manage and market events and exhibitors in the trade, corporate, consumer, fairs and festival industries from the launch to close of show. Complimenting the organizing tools, EXPOCAD WEB, EXPOCAD FX and EXPOCAD Mobile Events assist organizers in marketing events & exhibitors online, in print & the palm of their hands.

Expo Logic

Expo Logic
Jeff Baker, Sales Executive
553 Foundry Drive, East Norriton, PA 19403
Direct Dial Phone: 484 751 5100484
Mobile Phone: 484 751 5100

For over 35 years Expo Logic has worked with clients domestically and abroad to provide the fastest, most flexible registration services in the industry. Processing millions of registrations for thousands of organizations worldwide while providing excellent service and personal attention to our clients is the hallmark of our company. When you work with us, we act as an extension of your team; listening to your goals and creating customized event solutions, processes, and technologies that will help make your event a success. Our services include online and on-site event registration services, expedited attendee check-in, real-time badge printing, lead retrieval smartphone apps and devices, event marketing services, and session attendance tracking.


Aaron Bludworth
645 Linn Street
Cincinnati, OH  45203
M: 513-257-1987

Fern is an exhibition and event marketing support provider that empowers organizations to grow relationships between their audiences and brands.

With offices and personnel located from coast to coast, we are among the top three service contractors in North America serving more than 1,100 expositions and events annually. Fern is an experienced partner with market insight, venue knowledge and nationwide relationships to help you navigate any city.

As one of the largest service contractors in North America, Fern is best known for its personalized approach to service. Our experienced team is dedicated to first understanding our client’s objectives, specific to each event, and the broader goals of the client organization. This attitude toward understanding, and then serving, extends to how we engage and serve exhibitors, sponsors, and other event participants. As a result of our personalized approach to service, we deliver the event experience and results that are the most important to each client and participant.

Exhibitor Services

We understand that organizations that invest in exhibiting at a trade show do so because face-to-face marketing is the most powerful method of building client relationships and generating new sales opportunities.

We also recognize that exhibiting at trade shows typically involves some degree of complexity. There are many details for an exhibitor to coordinate in order to achieve their objectives. Fern will make the exhibiting experience a positive one for your exhibitors through our personal approach to service.

Exhibitor Solutions

At Fern, we are extremely service-focused when working with your exhibitors. We understand that our performance is a direct reflection on your show. With the utmost of care, Fern offers comprehensive exhibitor services from custom exhibit rentals to graphics, to installation & dismantling services. Our teams will help create effective exhibits and provide attentive on-site services, leaving your exhibitors with a positive experience and the ability to create the right selling environment.

Meet Sunny

Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau
Steve Aird, Regional Director of Sales
15 Ferry Road
Old Lyme, CT  06371
M: 954-661-7223

Meet Sunny. You’ll find all the elements you need in our dynamic destination where warmth and beauty, awe-inspiring venues, a diverse community and array of experiences inspire memorable events. From an intimate luxury beach setting or a convention destination resort to the facilities of 600,000 sq. ft., LEED® Gold Certified Broward County Convention Center groups and events of all types and sizes are welcome. 

Connectivity – Located in the heart of the city, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) offers convenience with over 600 daily non-stop flights to and from 60+ domestic/international destinations. With a massive expansion project underway, including a new runway (opened 2014), and more gates, modern amenities and a new terminal.

Diversity – Our museums, festivals, dining opportunities, and historical landmarks reflect the many cultures and lifestyles found here.  With African-American, Caribbean, Latin and Native-American influences, your group will delight in the various traditions and colorful flavors of this inviting atmosphere.

Sunny Spaces – Your group is unique, so why not treat them to a unique venue for meetings or after-hours?  Whether cultural and creative or simple and subtle, choose from a variety of intriguing locations that will open eyes and minds. From horse racing at Gulfstream Park, or gambling at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, a group charter cruise on the Floridian Princess, Seafair or Windridge Yacht, to the spaces at the Museum of  Discovery and Science or Broward Center for the Performing Arts, your delegates are bound to be awed.

Blue Wave Strategy – Nothing creates motivation, releases stress and encourages better communication and focus than a dose of sun and water views. An afternoon cruise along the Intracoastal. A friendly game of beach volleyball. Tropical skies, warm weather, and fresh air are a natural for team building and play.

So step up to a fresh perspective. Meetings shine brighter here, and so will you.


Dan Cole, Senior Vice President, Trade Shows and Exhibits
1 Hargrove Drive
Lanham, MD  20706

In an economic climate where you are under increased pressure to control costs, attract attention and show results, you need an expert tradeshow and events company with a personal approach who understands your needs and will do whatever it takes to ensure your success. At Hargrove, your goals become our ambition. From major industry trade shows around the country to complex, high profile events and custom exhibits that produce results, Hargrove helps corporations, non-profits, and government agencies bring their vision to life. Hargrove is a family owned business focused on providing a tailored and flexible service approach to the more than 1,000 tradeshows, event, and exhibit clients it serves annually. Key clients include the American Society of Association Executives, Nielsen Expositions, National Science Teachers Association, Microsoft, General Electric and Credit Union National Association. Our personal approach means that you and your success are our top priority. At Hargrove your exhibitors’ needs are managed in-house with the utmost care; our management team stays with you year after year; our sustainability programs are measurable and our technology solutions are tailored to your needs. Hargrove is ready to make your goals, our ambition.

Javits Center

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Doreen Guerin, Senior Vice President, Sales, and Marketing
655 West 34th St.
New York, NY  10001

The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York is a soaring structure of steel and glass stretching for six city blocks on Manhattan’s west side. Located in the cultural, finance, fashion, publishing and entertainment capital of the world, the Javits Center attracts a wide variety of events - from trade shows to product launches and award ceremonies to consumer shows, graduations, and charity balls. 

The Javits Center is the busiest convention center in the Northeast with more than 3 million visitors annually. While the mix of shows may change with each calendar year, the Center plays host to approximately 90 major trade shows and conventions and 70 special events annually.  
Offering 840,000 gross square feet of exhibition space which can be divided into 10 self-contained halls, the Javits Center is one of the world’s most versatile trade show and meeting venues.


Map Your Show

Map Your Show
Don Kline, CEO
6915 Valley Avenue
Cincinnati, OH  45244

Map Your Show (MYS) provides trade show managers with unparalleled tools to effectively organize and execute management of their event. MYS’s products were designed to offer the ultimate trade show experience to not only managers but to their exhibitors and attendees as well.

MYS applications provide show exhibitors an innovative way to promote exactly who they are by integrating photos, text, and multimedia content at the right time – while attendees (their prospects and customers) are looking.  We connect show exhibitors with event attendees throughout the show cycle.  All of this translates into qualified sales leads for your exhibitors.  And, ultimately means a smoother, easier to manage event for show management and measurable ROI for your exhibitors

MYS’s product lineup includes:

  • The MYS Booth and Floor Plan Builder – no CAD knowledge necessary
  • Interactive Online Floor Plan & Agenda Builder and Online Exhibitor Directory
  • Booth Sales Module
  • Mobile Products
  • Printed Maps & Directories
  • Onsite Product Locator Wayfinder units

Backed by our unmatched and in-house customer service and development teams, MYS is the single technology provider that can fulfill all of your needs. More details are available by calling 888.527.8822 or by emailing

Mohegan Sun

Mohegan Sun   
John Washko, VP, Exhibitions and Convention Sales
1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, CT 06382
Direct Dial: 860-862-9415
Mobile: 860-861-7146

A legendary Meeting Destination:


Mohegan Sun Exposition Center is the newest premier convention destination in the Northeast. Bringing Mohegan Sun's offerings to over 275,000 square feet of meeting space, it is the largest expo space along the New York-Boston I-95 corridor. Every meeting need will exceed expectations.

  • 132,000 square-foot Expo Center
  • 8,000 square feet of pre-function space
  • 22,000 square-foot ballroom that accommodates 1,600 people
  • 18 meeting rooms, including a 1,200 square-foot boardroom
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Complimentary Valet and Self-Parking

    Mohegan Sun fast facts:
  • Two luxury hotel towers with a total of 1,563 rooms


Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center

Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center
Sharon Altland, Executive Director
2300 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110
P: 717-236-8468

The PA Farm Show Complex and Expo Center, our strength is in the diversity of our facility and the events we host. Nearly one million square foot of event space with 8 halls and 3 arenas.

San Antonio Logo

Visit San Antonio 
Tyler Orwig, Director of Sales
203 S. St. Mary’s, Suite 200
San Antonio, TX 78205

Experience the most unforgettable of meeting destinations – San Antonio. Here, a modern meeting scene is steeped in one of the nation’s most scenic and historic backdrops.


nzález Convention Center. The $325 million expansion increased the footprint to 1.6 million square feet with 514,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space and the largest ballroom in Texas.

The expanded center sits on the River Walk in historic downtown, placing attendees within walking distance to much of what drives San Antonio meeting attendance: local venues, historic sites including the Alamo, restaurants, museums, theaters, shops and thousands of hotel rooms. Next to the convention center is 18-acre Hemisfair Park which is undergoing its own inspiring transformation. Aside from providing outdoor venue options to capitalize on the city’s 300 days of sunshine a year, Hemisfair is an urban oasis with rolling green lawns and shaded natural groves. It is scheduled to for completion in 2020, reconnecting the center with surrounding neighborhoods and opportunities to experience the heart of the San Antonio experience.


Engaging your audience makes for better retention and enjoyment, so we’ve made it easier to inspire, teach and share information. The Henry B. González Convention Center’s cutting-edge technology, interactive wayfinding, and upgraded Wi-Fi are connecting your meeting and attendees like never before.

San Antonio is also a destination for big business with an economic platform and industry leaders that are able to share their expertise with your attendees. Leading sectors include information technology, healthcare bioscience, cyber security, financial services and tourism.


Here, authentic offerings enliven your mind by day and spirit by night—all in a compact, walkable location that frees time and budgets. San Antonio has a vibrant mix of culture, cuisine, legendary architecture and moving history. The city’s heritage and traditions are rich, as are its modern pleasures. With a cosmopolitan blend of top-notch golf courses, remarkable dining and nightlife options, art galleries, spas, theme parks and shopping, there’s no shortage of authentic experiences.

San Antonio is also being recognized on the world’s stage as the home of the U.S.’s newest World Heritage Site, the San Antonio Missions. These five Spanish colonial missions, to include the Alamo, are the largest collection of Spanish colonial architecture in the U.S. They symbolize an era when the world was expanding, cultures were intertwining, and the global landscape was forever changed.  The mission experience today offers hike and bike trails, guided tours, living history demonstrations, museums and an award-winning film.


Visit Seattle

Visit Seattle
Alison LaFollette, CMP  Regional Director of Sales
701 Pike Street, Suite 800
Seattle WA 98101

Where Does Matter.

It’s as simple as that. The destination can make all the difference in setting an invigorating and engaging tone for a successful meeting. Seattle is an urban hub of innovation and technology surrounded by the unmatched natural beauty of water and mountains—it’s no wonder attendees love to meet here.

Getting around is a snap with an extremely walkable, compact downtown with what we call “high heel blocks”, where it’s not uncommon for a single building to occupy the entire block. Silver Leed-certified Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) is located right in the thick of all the downtown activity and is mere steps from shops, restaurants, attractions and hotels—not to mention iconic Pike Place Market, just six blocks away. It has 205,000gsf of exhibit space and a 30,000gsf ballroom.  Our headquarter hotel can provide 1000 rooms on peak night with another 2500 guest rooms all within 4-5 blocks of the convention center.  Plus, we’ve got some news: Seattle is expecting a second convention center just a block away from the current building and a new Hyatt Regency with 1260 guest rooms opening in mid-2018!

TWI Group

TWI Group Inc
David Sears, Business Development Manager                    
4480 South Pecos Road
Las Vegas, NV 89121
P:  702-691-9013
Main Office:  702-691-9000                                                   
M: 702-355-8541

At TWI Group, Inc., we're the specialists in trade show shipping and exhibition logistics to deliver your products and materials to trade shows on-time and back home again anywhere in the world. Using TWI as your logistics professional protects your investment, and saves you valuable time so that you can focus on your sales and marketing, while TWI focuses on getting your equipment to the show.

What separates TWI Group, Inc. from other trade show shipping and exhibition logistics companies is our unmatched commitment to providing you Total Service assuring you on-time delivery, protection, and impeccable customer service every step of the way. You get everything you need for exhibition transport and freight in one place, with one company.

Steven Hacker Photography

Steven Hacker Photography
Steven Hacker
Fairview, TX  57069

Steven Hacker is the only photography professional with forty years of trade show and event planning experience. Unlike other professionals, he understands the dynamics of the show floor and instantly recognizes interactions that must be captured with photography.

in addition to his event industry designations, he is an award-winning photographer.



  • “Without a doubt the most valuable three days of the year for networking, learning, and meeting colleagues.”
    Tony Calanca, Executive Vice President, UBM
  • “Two of the best acquisitions Access Intelligence had executed came directly from contacts and discussions held at the SISO CEO Summit. Beyond that important networking for transactions, I learn best practices from the best in the industry. The ROI for membership is immeasurable.”
    Don Pazour, CEO, Access Intelligence
  • “The impact of SISO is so much bigger than its size. It feels more like a global council of important tribes than a traditional trade association.”
    David Adler, CEO & Founder, Bizbash Media
  • “Our industry thrives on the personal relationships that face-to-face builds, and the CEO Summit is the ultimate place to build YOUR network!”
    Tom Mitchell, President, Messe Dusseldorf North America
  • “As busy, independent, for-profit organizer, SISO keeps our company connected to all the key players working in this industry and allows great relationships and ongoing learning of best practices from the best in the business. All invaluable assets to help move our business forward."
    Howard Hauben, CEO, H2 Events
  • “The SISO membership represents the entire for-profit tradeshow community and the annual SISO conferences are must-attend events for their educational and networking value.”
    Joel A. Davis, Founder & CEO, JD Events
  • “SISO connects strategic minds through invaluable networking opportunities and face-to-face executive conferences focused on excellence and inspiration.”
    Dana Teague, Vice President, Informa Global Exhibitions
  • “Participating in SISO puts you on the leading edge of the events world.”
    Charles McCurdy, CEO, Informa Global Exhibitions