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Who is Attending?

2018 SISO Leadership Conference Attendees

Access Intelligence, LLC
Roberta Caploe
Heather Farley
Taylor McCarthy
Jennifer Ocampo
Donald Pazour

AMC Inc.- LIGHTFAIR International
Rochelle Richardson

ASI Show
Adham Faltas
Rita Ugianskis

Billington CyberSecurity
Thomas Billington

BizBash Media
David Adler
Nicole Peck

Broadband Properties, LLC
Barbara DeGarmo

Allan Zuckerman
Jeffrey Zuckerman

Clarion UX
Marla Barnes
MaryBeth DeWitt
Lisa Glosson
Desiree Hanson
Liz Irving
Courtney Muller

Steve Corrick
Simon Foster

Sheldon Kaye

Dataversity Education, LLC
Warwick Davies

Diversified Communications
Brenna Hensley
Mary Larkin
Christine Pedersen
Janice Rogers
Brenda Stearns
Ted Wirth

Emerald Expositions
Josh Carruth
Eileen Deady
Krista Dill
Erin O'Donnell


Engage! Luxury Wedding Business Summits / Engaging Concepts
Kathryn Arce
Rebecca Grinnals

EPG Media & Specialty Information
Susan Clement

Exposition Development Company, Inc.
Stephanie Everett

Fresh Montgomery
Lori Hoinkes

GIE Media
Jim Gilbride
Jim Keefe
Maria Miller
Irene Sweeney

Hamburg Messe und Congress
Ulas Boyaci

IMEX America Ltd
Nalan Emre

Informa Exhibitions
Mary Atkins
Elizabeth George
Amie Gilmore
Ken McAvoy
Paul Treanor
Sandy Voss

JD Events
Lou Mancini

Latin Expo Group LLC
Linda Bassitt
Jennifer Blanco

LeftField Media LLC
Kelly Comboni

Lendit Conferences LLC
Peter Renton
Joy Schwartz
Jamie Zynger

Lippman Connects
Sam Lippman

Marijuana Business Daily
Chris Day
Cassandra Farrington

Jason Ware

Messe Dusseldorf GmbH
Tom Mitchell

Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH
Rebecca Henn
Barbara Janetzky


Michael Bass Group
Waco Hoover

National Sports Forum
Haley Jurick

nGage Events LLC
Phil McKay

Northstar Travel Media
Theresa Bednarczyk
Catherine Shaw

RAI Amsterdam
Mathys Taekema

Reed Exhibitions
James Goddu
Elizabeth Wachs

Rising Media Inc.
Chrissie Cinquegrano

SingEx Exhibitions Pte. Ltd
Wilson Lim

SourceMedia, Inc.
Rebecca Sausner

Stamats Business Media
Michael Stanley

Taffy Event Strategies
Jenn Ellek
Elena Grant

Tarsus Group PLC
RD Whitney

Martin Kelly

The Scalpello Group
Angela Scalpello

The Show Producers
Michael Lezberg

Trade Show Executive
Danica Tormohlen
Gabrielle Weiss

Jason Albuery
Shelly Gray
Sharon Lalloway
Melanie Weiner

Ana Maria Arango
Christian Druart
Sonia Thomas



Orange County Convention Center
Rodney Gutierrez
Yulita Osuba

Visit Orlando
Vickie Keliher
Fred Shea

Co-Sponsors of Hosts

Terry Ross

SeaWorld Orlando
Tim Swan






Jose Lopez

Michael Cox
Jeffrey Hoffend
Michelle Mayer

Metro Multimedia
Bruno Giaccio
Josh Parrish

Gregg Caren (SMG)
Barbara Beaton (NRG Park)
Daniel Hayes (Salt Palace Convention Center)
Donna Wilson (Oklahoma Convention Center)
Ed Coffey (Reno Sparks Convention Center)
Greg DeSandy (Cobo Center)
Moira O'Brien (McCormick Place)
Renee Browning (Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center)
Russell Kice (Pennsylvania Convention Center)


a2z, Inc.
Rajiv Jain
Bill Mcglade

CMAC/Expomarkit Media Group
Bliss Beasley
Mary Trainor

Kimberly Bottom
Marcelo Zolessi

Rob Hamlin
Alex Rolfe

Aleksander Levental
Stella Roark

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
Adam Gordon
Alex Land

New Orleans Ernest M. Morial Convention Center
Tim Hemphill
Elaine Williams

The Freeman Company
Michael Ferenc
Blythe Hess



Wendy Freiwald

Visit Charlotte
Brant Henkel

Choose Chicago
Darrell Baker

Connections Housing
Nancy Hallberg

Convention Data Services
Mara Kolter

Custom Registration, Inc.
Tim Foster

Visit Dallas
Deborah Burleson

Delmay and Partners
Elyse Kaplan

Destination DC
Jennifer Rodrigues

Terence Donnelly

Richard Kensett

Greater Miami CVB
Sonia Fong

Infinity Woven Products, LLC
Warren McCrickard

Map Your Show
Jerry Gildea

Philadelphia CVB
Kevin Richards

Reno Tahoe CVB
Ed Coffey

Visit Salt Lake
Tyson Lybbert

Visit San Antonio
Troy Love

Frances Maestre

Steven Hacker Photography
Steven Hacker

Ungerboeck Software
Rick Dobson

Event Innovation Battlefield Participants

Conference Pulse
Val Tsaney

Maayan Levy

Chris Carver

Jared Beasley
Ryan Janssen

SISO Staff

Society of Independent Show Organizers
David Audrain
Anna Osnower
Katherine Truesdale
Silvia Balasch


  • “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