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Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA)
John Schreiber, CEM, Vice President, Business Sales
3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV  89109  USA
+1 (702) 892-0711

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center. With approximately 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and 14 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 4.6 million square feet with approximately 2.5 million square feet of exhibit space and more than 390,000 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, 225 meeting rooms handle seating capacities ranging from 20 to 2,500. Two grand lobby and registration areas (more than 260,000 square feet) efficiently link exhibiting of multiple events. In 2020, the Las Vegas Convention Center was awarded the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR facility accreditation by ISSA, the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. Considered the gold standard for safe facilities, the GBAC program was designed to control the risks associated with infectious agents, including the virus responsible for COVID-19. The LVCC was the first facility in Nevada to receive the accreditation. The center hosts some of the largest and most recognized conventions in the world.

The LVCVA recently completed a 1.4 million-square-foot expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center providing an additional 600,000 square feet of exhibit space and the accompanying meeting rooms, public areas, and service facilities. This expansion will help Las Vegas maintain its status as the No. 1 trade show and convention destination for years to come.

The Sports and 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. The destination boasts exceptional dining, shopping, luxurious spas, and a myriad of outdoor recreational opportunities.

With new additions including the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas and Circa Las Vegas, along with Resorts World’s debut in summer 2021, the destination continues to transform offering new resorts, amenities, and experiences. Such new offerings include Allegiant Stadium, home of the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders, a 65,000-seat venue that will also welcome other sporting events, concerts, and more. Musical superstars Usher, Sting, Lady Gaga, and more have upcoming residency shows on the Las Vegas Strip. The culinary scene continues to be a comprehensive portfolio of new concepts and favorites including Din Tai Fung at ARIA, Momofuku at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, and Amalfi by Bobby Flay opening at Caesars Palace in spring 2021, providing foodies an opportunity to experience world-class dining.

To learn more about the LVCVA and the Las Vegas Convention Center, visit





Platinum Sponsors

Meet AC

Meet AC
Anne Bergen, National Account Director
1 Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401  USA
+1 (609) 318-6114
M: +1 (609) 226-4705

Meaningful Meetings in Atlantic City

Atlantic City is ready to create meaningful meetings together and sustainability efforts throughout our seaside destination show for itself.

Atlantic City’s convenient location allows for visitors and meeting attendees to safely travel in the comfort of a car, proving to be an eco-conscious mode of transportation. However, air travel is available at the Atlantic City International Airport, which is within 12 miles of Atlantic City, and the Philadelphia International Airport is within 60 miles from Atlantic City. Located in the heart of the northeast and surrounded by many major cities, it’s the perfect destination to hold your next meeting or convention for easy accessibility.

Leading the way with sustainable and energy-efficient efforts, Atlantic City can give you the space you need to meet safely and comfortably! With more than 17,500 first-class hotel rooms, 1.8 million square feet of meeting space citywide, and 486,600 contiguous square feet of exhibit space at the LEED Gold and GBAC STAR certified Atlantic City Convention Center, we have the wide-open space you need for your group to meet with the proper social distance specifications. Adding to the energy efficient efforts is the largest single roof-mounted solar array in the United States, which consists of 13,000 individual panels and covers over 290,000 square feet.

In need of an affordable, safe and ecological mode of transportation for your attendees? The Atlantic City Jitney is the answer. Powered by compressed natural gas, this people mover runs throughout the city or can be tailored for a specific route for your event.

The Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) also plays a vital role in Atlantic City’s energy efficiency efforts. Located at ACUA, the Jersey-Atlantic Wind Farms have saved ACUA more than $6.1 million in energy costs and have prevented more than 62,000 metric tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere since its opening. This permits for a continued clean, safe, and healthy environment.

Focused on the future citywide sustainability and clean beaches, Atlantic City continues to offer a variety of corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs. Regular beach clean-ups help save and protect our important wildlife and ecosystem, while organizations such as the Atlantic City Boys & Girls Club, Atlantic City Rescue Mission, South Jersey Food Bank, and the Humane Society of Atlantic County always welcome volunteers to complete your organizations detailed CSR accreditations and help regenerate our destination.

Beautification projects are necessary for every destination and its environment to thrive. Atlantic City is home to more than 50 murals, which can be found throughout the city on exterior building walls. The stories behind the artists’ work are as moving as the murals they create and continue to showcase the vibrancy of Atlantic City. In addition, after strolling the world-famous Boardwalk you may find yourself resting in an Adirondack chair that has been constructed and remodeled by local artists.

Atlantic City is focused on the future as we continue to diversify ourselves and lead the way in regenerative tourism. We look forward to working with your group to establish meaningful meetings and conventions before, during, and after your event. Experiences await here.

Larry Sieg, President, and CEO
(609) 318-5538



Aaron Bludworth
645 Linn Street, Cincinnati, OH  45203  USA
+1 (513) 562-0432
M: +1 (513) 257-1987

Fern is an exhibition and event services provider whose services encompass all aspects of what is needed to develop and implement the experience, environment, and engagement that supports a client’s brand and event objectives.

With offices and personnel stretching from Seattle Washington to Washington DC, we are among the top three service contractors in North America, serving more than 1,400 expositions and events annually. Fern has been providing contractor services for events for over 110 years through this time we have grown and innovated the services we offer and how we provide them without losing FOCUS on the CORE responsibilities required and expected of us—

‘providing comprehensive solutions to help organizers plan, budget, and execute in a manner that creates a compelling event environment and successful exhibitor experience in a timely, safe, and efficient manner'

In addition to the services, we provide event organizers; we are incredibly service-focused when working with your exhibitors. We understand that our performance and the solutions offered are a direct reflection of your event and organization.  Based on that we are continually evolving our solutions that we offer. Over the past year we have introduced:  

  • OneView, the industry’s first true e-commerce and services portal, allows exhibitors to place orders, keep track of tasks, collaborate with team members, and keeping event-related documents in one place.
  • 1RATE, a simplified material handling model that takes the guesswork out of calculating material handling charges.  (Actual Weight) x (Rate) = Cost.  It is that simple.
  • 100% Exhibitor Refunds, Fern has always been a leader in friendly exhibitor service and is culturally policy light.  This is formalizing what has often been our practice at the individual exhibitor level.

At the foundation of all, we do are our core service principles:

  • Own the customer experience
  • Do the right thing – always
  • Do no harm – ever
  • Err on the side of the customer.




Steve Anderson, Executive Vice President, Business Development
6555 W Sunset Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89118  USA
+1 (702) 579-1413

Freeman is the world's leading live event and brand experience company. We help our clients design and deliver immersive live experiences for their most important audiences. Through comprehensive offerings including strategy, creative, logistics, digital, and event technology, Freeman helps increase audience engagement and drive business results. What makes us different is our collaborative culture, intuitive knowledge, global perspective, and personalized approach, which we've gained from our more than 90 years as an industry leader. For more information, please visit


Metrro MultiMedia

METRO Multimedia
Bruno Giaccio, CEO and Managing Partner
52 Forest Ave., 2nd Floor, Paramus, NJ  07652  USA
+1 (201) 340-2290
M: +1 (201) 734-1304 (PICK UP NEW)

We exist to communicate our client’s brand message through creative and technical solutions designed to deliver a unique and dynamic experience. Our clients deserve the very best. It is our job to gain their trust, loyalty, and partnership while making the customer experience better every time.”

MetroMultimedia have been leaders in live event production since 2006, committed to offering the absolute best in audiovisual services for special events, galas, conferences, meetings, conventions, and tradeshows. Allow our team of experts to ensure the absolute success of your next event. MetroMultimedia delivers innovative and technical solutions so that you may communicate your ideas and provide your guests with a truly memorable experience.


Gold Sponsors


Robert Caldwell, Founding Partner, and CRO
1192 East Draper Pkwy #418, Draper, UT  84020  USA
+1 (801) 971-4952
M:  +1 (801) 971-4952

42Chat creates conversational AI Chatbots that allow companies to provide instant answers and personalized connections over text. As the market leader in deep conversational bots for live events, 42Chat is revolutionizing the attendee experience by providing 24/7 interaction and engagement via SMS, Web Messenger, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and other messaging platforms.

Visit or text “demobot” to 25525 to experience 42Chat over SMS.




AFR Trade Show Furnishings
Jose Lopez, VP, Trade Show Division
720 Hylton Rd., Pennsauken, NJ  08110
+1 856-406-1200
M: +1 917-560-3957

When you combine expertise, unparalleled service, and partnership, you will elevate your experience.

AFR’s Trade Show Segment offers a full range of attractive, durable furniture options and accessories to the event industry professional. Our broad client base includes national and local general contractors, exhibit and design houses, experiential partners, and corporate event partners.  Whether your show is large or small, we can help you create a distinctive environment designed for your success.

American Furniture Rentals® has always anchored its business philosophy in partnership, quality, and service. It is the foundation of the company’s longevity and success. With the 2013 acquisition of AGILE Trade Show and Events and bringing their expertise into the AFR family of companies, our strengths and commitment to our customers run even deeper.

With a larger inventory, Twenty Two full-service locations and major warehouse facilities in Las Vegas, Chicago, New York, New Jersey, Orlando, Washington DC, Atlanta, Boston Chicago, Miami, Dallas, Houston, San Diego, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, , Arizona, Seattle, Nashville, Portland, Charlotte, Delaware, Denver,  along with a national team to provide you with the same service-driven philosophy that you know and trust, the experience with AFR Trade Show Furnishings is distinctive.


ASM Global

ASM Global
Bob McClintock, EVP Convention Centers
300 Conshohocken State Road, Suite 450, West Conshohocken, PA 19428  USA
+1 (610) 576-7027

ASM Global was created in 2019 through a merger of SMG and AEG Facilities, carrying forward over fifty years of combined venue management expertise, with SMG’s operations dating from 1977 and AEG Facilities commencement in 2007.

Our portfolio of over 320 venues on five continents includes over 90 convention and exhibition centers providing a network that now spans five continents, offering the only truly global portfolio for exhibition organizers. From tier one cities throughout North America to Latin America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region, we have a venue for any event.

ASM Global is a long-standing SISO partner, whose members enjoy one-stop shopping through our National Sales Office. Use our exclusive electronic SITEPAS lead system to confidently shop our venues for new locations for existing shows and launches of new events. Responses on availability and pricing in as little as 24-48 hours. 




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ASP, Inc.
Melissa Ooi, Executive Vice President
2764 N. Green Valley Pkwy, #552, Henderson, NV 89014

ASP provides world-class website design and an event-focused CMS "SHOWOFF". Operating since 1997 and privately owned, our content management system, SHOWOFF, has been specifically built for the events industry by a team of people with years of online and event experience. ASP’s global knowledge of the event industry allows us to offer advice and opinions gained across countless projects - we truly understand the industry and its marketing and operational needs.

ASP are also behind the #OneMillionTree Campaign, which was created to encourage the events industry to join forces to plant 1 million trees by 2025 to offset our carbon emissions


Jeff Ducate, President & CEO
+1 (214) 632-7796

Sam Spadavecchia, Director of Sales & Marketing
+1 (401) 824-4787

Bliss Beasley, CEM, Vice President
Expomarkit Media Group
+1 (205) 266-0101

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 in 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 embed 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.



Carrie Ferenac, President
3670 Maguire Blvd., Suite 220, Orlando, FL  32803  USA
+1 (407) 960-3967

CNTV is a full-service digital media company built for speed, efficiency, and dynamic storytelling. CNTV has an experienced team of producers, videographers, and event professionals committed to creating extraordinary hybrid, virtual and in-person experiences from start to finish. }

We now have a virtual platform called CNTV Now. Our platform combined with our hybrid event solution makes digital events easy for show organizers with capabilities that allow attendees to connect, engage, and grow.

Since 2007, CNTV has helped trade shows, conventions and conferences bring their events to life and extend their messages year-round.



Custom Registration

Custom Registration, Inc.
Tim Foster, President
2001 E Randol Mill Rd, Ste 135, Arlington, TX 76011  USA
+1 (817) 635-4101
M: +1 (817) 366-8347

CRI (est. 1996) provides the latest in Cloud-based registration.  Full service and build your own registrations developed in one platform.  Pay as you go or the new ZERO FEE-based registration services.  CRI provides API integration, online badge building and printing, and full onsite services.  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. 


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Expo City
Robert Richardson, Chief Strategy Officer
1301 Avenue of the Americas, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10019  USA
+1 (917) 982-6775

Expo City is a transformative global platform that integrates new, world-class exhibition and convention venues with state-of-the-art digital technologies, driving innovation and growth for B2B and B2C show organizers around the world. Flagship locations include Las Vegas, Dubai, and other global hubs of commerce and tourism.   


Expo Convention Contractors

Expo Convention Contractors, Inc.
Richard P. Curran, CEO/President
15959 NW 15th Ave., Miami, FL 33169  USA
+1 (305) 751-1234

Founded in 1995, Expo Convention Contractors, Inc. (EXPO) is a full-service tradeshow services contractor and tradeshow exhibit design company located in Miami, Florida. We are a family-owned and operated company small enough to be personable yet large enough to be exceptional. With over 100 employees in-house at all times, including a highly experienced management and sales team, we are available to service shows and events throughout the nation. In addition, our facility is strategically located within 45 minutes of all major conference centers and convention facilities in South Florida.


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Jeff Quade
Chief Sales Officer
7000 Lindell Road, Las Vegas, NV 89118, USA
+1 (702) 515-8625
M: +1 (702) 210-6882

Global, full-service strategic marketing and logistics partner for the exhibition, congress, and convention industry. We offer decades of experience with thousands of shows produced annually. Our best-in-class start to finish support, flawless execution, and a suite of technology/exhibitor tools simplify and enable all aspects of planning and execution. Our award-winning services include strategy, creative/design, strategy, official show services, onPeak accommodations, and ON Services audiovisual solutions.  To learn more visit

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Houston First Corporation
Michael Heckman, Senior Vice President, Partnerships & Event Development
701 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, TX 77010  USA
+1 (713) 853-8932

As the leading organization promoting a premier global destination, Houston First is building partnerships with like-minded organizations who shares its passion in making the city a better place to live, work and visit – all of which stimulates the local economy and improves the overall quality of life of Houstonians.

The team actively promotes Houston as a destination for tourism, film productions, and major conventions while cohesively working to keep things running smoothly as the George R. Brown Convention Center and Hilton Americas-Houston play hosts to the world.

Houston First’s reach expands to the Wortham Center and Jones Hall theaters where world-class performances take center stage, all while managing nearly 15 acres of outdoor spaces and providing local commuters with more than 10,000 parking spaces.

Whilst promoting the destination and operating its facilities, the team collaborates with local stakeholders to create inclusive and culturally diverse family-friendly programming, celebrating the #1 Diverse City in the U.S. at Avenida Houston that are open to public.




Kathleen Thomas
Managing Director
150 East 52nd St., 18th Fl
New York, NY  10022  USA

JEGI CLARITY is a pre-eminent M&A advisory firm for the global media, marketing, information, and technology industries. We advise Founders, Investors, and Global Corporations with a range of services including Buyside and Sellside M&A advisory, recapitalizations and divestments, as well as debt advisory solutions.

As the definitive independent M&A advisor in our sectors, we are recognized for our deep domain expertise, market insights, global reach, and extensive transaction experience.

Over thirty years and hundreds of completed transactions, we have earned an impeccable reputation for getting deals done and delivering outstanding outcomes for clients.

People are the true currency of our business and we share our clients’ passion and ambition for what they’ve achieved, the future they’re building, and the industry in which they work.

For more information, please visit


Maritz Global Events

Maritz Global Events 
Jamie Murdock, Managing Vice President, Sales
+1 (240) 383-6933

Maritz Global Events is like no other events company. In fact, we don’t see ourselves as an events company at all. We are an experience design company that does events all around the globe . . . really, really well. And, to us, you are like no other. We take pride in being a part of the team. We’ll always have your back and bring you the best in design and innovation based on fact and data-driven insights. Your success is the only benchmark to our success.


Grimes, McGovern & Associates

Grimes, McGovern & Associates
John McGovern, CEO & Owner
10 West 15th St., Suite 903, NY, NY 10011 USA
212-255- 9700
M: 917-881-6563

Grimes, McGovern & Associates was formed in 2018 by the acquisition of the Global Media & Events group from W.B.Grimes & Company. For nearly 60 years, W.B. Grimes has been a leader in Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory for Media and Events companies, with a special focus on small- and medium-sized companies. Grimes, McGovern & Associates is currently representing buyers and sellers in the Tradeshow & Events space.

Recent transactions include the sale of:

Formula4Media’s The Running Event Tradeshow to Diversified CommunicationsForester Media Network’s Stormcon Tradeshow to Endeavor Business Media
UK-based Vinelake LTD’s IOT Event Platform to Cambridge Innovation Institute
Creative Age’s Nails Tradeshows to Allured Business Media
Kestrel Health Information’s online event platform Woundcon to HMP Communications
City and State NY’s Event Business to Government Executive Group
UK-based SMI Group’s Defense and Pharma Event Business to SAE International
RefComm’s Petroleum Event business to UK- based CRU Group
Utility Analytics Institute’s Event & Membership business to Informa
Ultima Media Auto Events business in 10 countries including China, Russia, India and Brazil to Suddeutcher VMI.
WebCom Communications Technology Events to TWST.

Headquartered in New York City, with offices in Atlanta, Toronto and South America (and 8 other cities for its media group), Grimes, McGovern & Associates continues the tradition of nearly 60 years of W.B. Grimes’ industry expertise advising B2B and B2C event, tradeshow and conference organizers.

We pride ourselves on providing one-on-one attention to our customers because we understand that selling a business may be one of the most important decisions an owner can make in their lifetime. Our in-depth industry knowledge allows us to quickly formulate strategic plans, identify potential buyers, initiate transaction discussions, conduct due diligence and negotiate acceptable terms.




Heather Ireland, Account Director
1818 N. St. NW, Suite 300, Washington, D.C. 20036 USA
+1 (202) 618-4305 
M: +1 (202) 904-6855

Kimberly Hardcastle-Geddes, President
2445 5th Ave, Suite 450, San Diego, CA 92101 USA
+1 (619) 298-1445 x116    
M: +1 (619) 261-9580

mdg is a full-service marketing and public relations agency with a 43-year track record of creating powerful campaigns that deliver results. As a strategic partner for several of the most successful trade shows in the country, mdg works with its clients to increase qualified attendance, exhibitor participation, and market share by reacquiring lapsed participants, attracting new participants from core and niche markets, expanding internationally, drawing key attendees through VIP programs and capitalizing on the unique opportunities that exist in their respective marketplaces. When we begin planning an attendee acquisition campaign, we study the industry, the markets, the competition, the event. We then formulate customized solutions that blend strategy, technology, and creativity to advance an organization’s specific objectives. We handpick a team with the skills that align with needs and budgets and that complement existing resources. And we use this formula as the platform for executing the kind of strategic, branding, digital marketing, international, and/or public relations projects that grow bigger, better events.

MGM Resorts and Mandalay Bay

MGM Resorts International
Steven Walker, Executive Director, Citywide Sales Director
3950 Las Vegas Boulevard, South, Las Vegas, NV  89119 USA
+1 (702) 632-4861

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is an S&P 500® global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife, and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 28 unique hotel offerings including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. Expanding throughout the U.S. and around the world, the Company in 2018 opened MGM COTAI in Macau and the first Bellagio-branded hotel in Shanghai. It also opened MGM Springfield in Massachusetts. MGM Resorts controls and holds a 73 percent economic interest in the operating partnership of MGM Growth Properties LLC (NYSE: MGP), a premier triple-net lease real estate investment trust engaged in the acquisition, ownership, and leasing of large-scale destination entertainment and leisure resorts. The Company also owns 56 percent of MGM China Holdings Limited (SEHK: 2282), which owns MGM MACAU and MGM COTAI, and 50 percent of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA Resort & Casino. The 78,000 global employees of MGM Resorts are proud of their company for being recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies®.

MGM Resorts International® where our guests enjoy a dazzling variety of offerings to complement their meetings, conventions and incentive programs. With 13 major resorts on the Las Vegas Strip and additional properties in Nevada, Mississippi, Michigan, and China, we offer a broad range of meeting and convention venues to make every size of event successful.

Whether you need 1.7 million square feet or just one single meeting room, you can be certain to enjoy individualized service provided by the hospitality industry's top talent. MGM Resorts International is proud to provide exceptional amenities in the most pristine surroundings to our convention, meeting and incentive guests. Because of our experience and expertise in this business are unrivaled, we understand better than anyone your specialized needs and your company's high expectations.

So please take advantage of these opportunities, and when the work is done, be sure to venture beyond the meeting rooms and enjoy the enthralling world of entertainment, world-class dining, spas and golf that's just waiting for you to explore.


Visit Orlando

Visit Orlando
Fred Shea, Senior Vice President, Sales, and Services
6277 Sea Harbor Drive, Ste. 400, Orlando, FL  32821-8043  USA
+1 (407) 354-5547

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 ICON Orlando 360 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, a Connections Housing Company
Nancy Hallberg, Co-Owner
950 Scales Road, Bldg. 200, Suwanee, GA  30024
+1 (404) 358-7100

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


Resorts World las Vegas

Resorts World Las Vegas
Jason Glascock, VP of Hotel Sales
3000 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109  USA

Other information describing products and services: Arriving in the Summer of 2021 - Resorts World Las Vegas will offer 3,500 hotel rooms and 350,000-square-feet of meeting space just steps away from the new Las Vegas Convention Center District.

Our meeting space located directly off the hotel elevators is highlighted by a 24,000-square-foot, floor-to-ceiling window ballroom with breathtaking views of the famed Las Vegas Strip.

Resorts World Las Vegas will encompass:
- Over 40 Food & Beverage Experiences
- 28 unique retail shops
- A 5,000 person capacity Theater
- A 27,000 square-foot Spa & Fitness Center, including a Stretch & Recovery Zone
- 220,000 square-foot Pool complex complete with VIP areas & the first infinity pool in Vegas
- 60,000 square-foot night and day club ideal for events
- 110,000 square-foot Casino with private gaming areas



Your Singapore  Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau

Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau (SECB)
Christina Choh
589 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1702,  New York,  NY 10017
+ 1 (212) 302-4861
M: +1 (646) 661-0223

A group of the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), the Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau™ (SECB) has a mission to champion business events. At SECB, we aim to establish Singapore as a dynamic business events destination where an ecosystem of ideas, people, and technology draws on a vibrant knowledge and wide networks to tailor success for you.

Consistently ranked as Asia's Top Convention City by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), Singapore is a global leader for business events. As the lead government agency for the business events sector in Singapore, SECB is responsible for shaping and retaining Singapore's exceptional reputation as one of the world's best business events destinations.

SECB has over 40 years of experience in helping event professionals from around the world plan and execute successful events in this vibrant island-city.


Silver Sponsors

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Burns & Levinson LLP
David Amidon, Partner
125 High Street, Boston, MA 02110  USA
+1 (617) 219-8300

The Business Media group at Burns & Levinson provides life-cycle legal services for innovative companies that are transforming B2B and B2C engagement and communications. Whether through print and digital publishing, trade shows and events, or fully integrated business media services, our clients are helping buyers and sellers connect in diverse and creative ways. Because we’ve spent decades in this space – both as lawyers and company executives –  our counsel is firmly grounded in business realities. We are particularly experienced in handling joint ventures, alliances, and other sophisticated business partner relationships that often drive business media success. From launch to exit strategy, we offer all the legal services you need to build value for your business media company.

At Burns & Levinson, we provide high-level, client-centric and results-oriented legal services to our regional, national and international clients. We are a full-service law firm with over 125 lawyers in Boston, Providence, and other regional offices. Our areas of expertise include business/finance, securities, business litigation/dispute resolution, divorce/family law, venture capital/emerging companies, employment, estate planning, government investigations, intellectual property, M&A/private equity, probate/trust litigation, and real estate. We partner with our clients to solve their business and personal legal issues in a collaborative, creative, and cost-effective way. For more information, visit Burns & Levinson at

Buttine Exhibition & Event Insurance

Buttine Exhibition & Tradeshow Insurance
Mary Beth Ryan,  Sr. Vice President
420 Lexington Avenue, Suite 2700, New York, NY 10170
+1 (212) 867-3639
Online Application for Exhibitors Only

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. 

Exhibitor Liability is purchased online and 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.



Michelle Wyatt, CEO
19 Newport Drive, Forest Hill, MD  21050
+1(410) 638-9239
M: +1(443) 655-3070

CadmiumCD is an event management software company with more than 15 years of experience providing solutions for Meeting Planners, Exhibition Organizers, Education Directors, and Attendees. The company’s award-winning platform is trusted by more than 3,500 meeting professionals worldwide to collect, manage, and share content to all event stakeholders. 

For more information, visit or call 1-877-426-6323.


Visit dallas

Deborah Burleson, Director of National Accounts
325 N. St. Paul St., Ste. 700, Dallas, TX  75201  USA
+1 (214) 571-1068
M: +1 (214) 649-8715

Recently ranked by Cvent as the No. 5 tradeshow destination in the U.S. and the top tradeshow destination in Texas, Dallas offers plenty of excellent reasons to host your next event here. With an impressive airlift and convention center, as well as an exciting lineup of new hotels and venues, Dallas Delivers as a top tradeshow destination.

Remarkable Convention Center:  As one of the nation’s largest convention centers, the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas (KBHCCD) offers more than meets the eye. Featuring 724,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space, three ballrooms, 88 meeting spaces, this Downtown Dallas venue is one of the best-run convention centers in the U.S. It was even ranked as a 2020 Center of Excellence by EXHIBITOR Magazine.

Our top priority for welcoming visitors back to Dallas is doing it safely, with your health in mind.

Dallas leads the nation in safety and sanitation with the most Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accredited hotels and venues.  Venues include Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, Dallas Ft. Worth International Airport, Dallas Love Field, AT&T Stadium, American Airlines Center plus 30+ hotels.

Hotel Development: Currently, Dallas is experiencing the second-largest hotel boom in the nation and has an extensive selection of hotels in the city’s core. With more than 14,000 hotel rooms in the Downtown area, as well as more than 2,000 rooms being added to the city’s inventory in the next two years, Dallas can accommodate even the most challenging tradeshow needs.

Dynamic Dining Scene: Dallas boasts a flourishing dining scene, so much so that Bon Appétit magazine recently named Dallas as its 2019 Restaurant City of the Year. Dallas’ multifaceted dining provides personalized experiences that not only thrill attendees but leave them wanting more. Featuring celebrity chefs, trendy food neighborhoods, and more, Dallas satisfies every craving and offers incomparable dining experiences for tradeshows and events.

These are just a few of the reasons to host your next tradeshow in Dallas. With so many more things to do and discover, Dallas has all the elements needed for a successful event.

Book your next tradeshow in Dallas at


Detroit Metro CVB

Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau

Claude Mollinari
211 W. Fort St., Suite 1000
Detroit, MI  48226

When you come to Detroit, you quickly learn that there is more than what meets the eye. Detroit offers so much to see and do, Thrillist calls us one of “America’s Most Fun Cities.” In our walkable downtown, alleyways are portals to nights of unbridled entertainment, streets are lined with restaurants, unique retail establishments, and music playing from buildings providing a soundtrack to your day. Here, we’re not defined by venues, the people and culture here are what makes us stand out from the rest. You may have come for meetings at the 723,000 sq. ft. TCF Center or 30,000 sq. ft. Suburban Collection Showplace, but what you didn’t know is that when it’s all over, you wouldn’t be ready to go home.

More than the ‘motor city,’ Detroit continues to transform itself with new boutique hotels, dynamic residential developments, innovative transportation options, a booming arts and culture district, strong communities and thriving small businesses. When you land at the international Detroit Metro Airport, recently ranked No. 1 mega airport in passenger satisfaction by J.D. Power, be prepared to experience a city like no other. 

So, when you’re ready to travel again, we’re ready to welcome you. For more information


Jimmy Mouton
5 Executive Court, Suite 2
South Barrington, IL 60010


Mark Brewster, 
7th Floor, Corinthian House, 17 Lansdowne Road, Croydon, London, United Kingdom  CR0 2BX 
+44 (0)20 3818 8232

Explori is a uniquely scalable platform allowing global exhibition organizers to capture high-quality audience feedback from any market in any language.

Combining intuitive, template-driven, online surveys with research support and consultancy from event experts, Explori allows organizers to easily and cost-effectively create robust audience insight year after year.

With offices and support partners in London, Dubai, Germany, Hong Kong, the US, and Italy, Explori serves exhibition organizers in every market in the world.  We currently support events in 31 countries in 15 languages with more being added all the time.  No matter where your audience is, Explori will help you to understand them.

Explori has grown to become the industry’s biggest source of event benchmarking data and insight with over 1,600 shows participating and 2 million responses conducted globally.



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


Contact Info: Preliminary paperwork, contract, exhibiting.
Susie Wilson, Vice President, Finance & Business Strategies
Direct +1 630-896-0082 or

Additional Information:
CEO Summit Registrant: Rich Stone, CEO +1 630.896.0177

The 3e by EXPOCAD® suite of cloud 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 the show. Completely connected end to end from General Service Contractor, venue, organizer, exhibitor, EXPOSNaP Marketing services assist organizers in marketing events & exhibitors to attendees worldwide.  One database connected.

ELI™ (Emergency Location Interactive) – A smartphone location-based security assistant.  A powerful tool to mitigate situations from operations to the unthinkable.  Every event, every venue will be using ELI! DHS and Patent Pending. 


Georgia World Congress Center

Georgia World Congress Center
Joe Bocherer, Chief Commercial Officer, Administration
285 Andrew Young International Blvd. N.W.
Atlanta, GA  30313
M: +1 - 404-797-4831

Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) is the largest LEED Gold-certified convention center in the world and is one of the nation’s premier destinations for conventions, trade shows, film production, and much more. Boasting more than 4 million square feet of total space, GWCC features 1.5 million square feet of flexible exhibit space, including 12 exhibit halls, 98 meeting rooms, two ballrooms, three fixed-seat auditoriums, and several beautifully landscaped outdoor plazas.



Louisville Tourism
Angi Van Berg, Vice President, Trade Show Sales
401 W. Main, Ste. 2300, Louisville, KY  40202  USA
+1 (502) 560-1475
M: +1 (502) 472-6022

Louisville has steadily become one of the hottest travel destinations in the U.S.  From its booming bourbon renaissance to its culinary jewels, to its iconic events and attractions, the city offers a menu of things to see and do all wrapped within its hallmark Southern charm. Not to mention, Louisville has been revitalized with a $1B investment in tourism infrastructure, at the heart of which is the expanded and renovated Kentucky International Convention Center that opened in 2018 accompanied by new hotel development and new Urban Bourbon experiences. It’s no wonder Experient just named Louisville one of the “3 Hottest Cities for Events”. 


Map Your Show

Map Your Show
Don Kline, CEO
6915 Valley Avenue, Cincinnati, OH  45244  USA
+1 (513) 527-8865

Map Your Show (MYS) is a premier event management software company designed to save time and make trade show and conference management simple. Developed with leading-edge technology, MYS’s intuitive, cloud-based software provides event organizers and their team with the ability to build and manage floor planssell booth space, manage education sessions, collect exhibitor data, offer a directory and planning tool to attendees, give your attendees the option to engage in-person or with a live interactive audience online, and more, all within one easy-to-use dashboard. Their products are designed, supported, and maintained by an in-house staff of Programmers, Data Integration Experts, and Account Managers affording them uncommon levels of agility and responsiveness. With over 15 years of experience catering to exhibitions and conferences of all sizes, including 9 of the top 10 Trade Show Executive Gold 100 shows, MYS strives to delight every customer by delivering an experience that is accurate, reliable, and user-friendly for attendees, exhibitors, speakers, and show management.

MYS’s comprehensive event management solution includes:

MYS brings marketable, exhibitor-based content to an event’s website leading to online lead capture for exhibitors and streamlined data maintenance for event management. The unique design of MYS also affords exclusive advertising opportunities, making MYS much more than just a software platform; they are strategic partners in revenue generation. They employ a professional Exhibitor Engagement team, serving as an additional profit center for your show. This support provides your exhibitors with an innovative way to maximize their marketing opportunity by incorporating photos, text, and multimedia content the directory while attendees (their prospects and customers) are looking.  Exhibitors will have the ability to connect with attendees throughout the show cycle, making it easier for them to measure ROI.

Click here to schedule a demo or call 888.527.8822 to learn more.


Miami CVB    

Greater Miami CVB 
Sonia Fong, Vice President, Convention Sales & Services
701 Bricknell Avenue, Suite 2700, Miami, FL  33131  USA
+1 (305) 539-2913
M: +1 (305) 496-1324

Greater Miami and the Beaches is the world’s premier playground for visitors.  With abundant sun, top-ranked beaches, world-class cuisine, sizzling nightlife, and world-class hotels; Greater Miami and the Beaches have a formula for success few places in the world can match. It’s the perfect place to mix business and pleasure. The city has over 50,000 hotel rooms inventory, three convention centers totaling over 900,000 total square feet (largest center exhibition hall is over 500,000 square feet). 


New Orleans CVB

New Orleans & Company
Sallee Pavlovich, Director of Corporate & Trade Show Sales
2020 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA  70130
+1 (504) 566-5035

New Orleans & Company is the award-winning Destination Marketing Organization for the New Orleans tourism industry.     

Our team of experienced professionals understand  the unique culture and our passion is to help you deliver it to your attendees with heightened attention to detail and authenticity.    

The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has taken this time to prepare for your return having earned the GBAC Star accreditation, invested in capabilities to host hybrid events as well as major capital improvements including a multi-modal transportations center and a 7.5-acre pedestrian park with activated outdoor spaces.    

New Orleans is a walkable city with over 26,000 hotel rooms in a 2-mile downtown area. Everything we are doing is aimed at delivering an exceptional attendee experience. 


New Orleans CC

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Tim Hemphill, Vice President
900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA  70130  USA
+1 (504) 582-3039
M: +1 (407) 920-1256

The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center features 1.1 million square feet of prime exhibit space with 4,000-seat theater, 30,000 square foot ballroom and a 60,300 square foot divisible, column-free ballroom with 25,000 square foot pre-function area. The Center recently debuted new digital signage at our 140 meeting rooms and a multi-modal transportation center to efficiently move attendees to and from the Center. Now open: A new $65 million tree lined Pedestrian Park with covered porches, outdoor event spaces, and water features. Currently underway: A $557 million capital improvement plan including interior modernizations of all public spaces, renovations to its 140 meeting rooms and restrooms and complete upgrade of exhibit hall lighting systems.  An adjacent 40 acre mix-use development with elements that will complement the visitor experience will begin to take shape on the upriver end in the coming years.

Orange County Convention Center

Orange County Convention Center
Mark Tester, Executive Director
PO Box 691509, Orlando, FL  32869-1509
+1 (407) 685-9895


Orlando’s 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 (MCO), provides a multitude of event options in two beautiful buildings – the West and North-South. Exhibitors, attendees and meeting planners alike acclaim the attention to detail provided by the OCCC, with a variety of facilities and services including more than seven million square feet of combined exhibit and meeting space, sophisticated amenities, and world-class onsite providers. 


The OCCC’s West Building boasts 1.1 million square feet of contiguous exhibition space, all on one level, supported by 97 covered loading docks. This beautiful facility includes a total of 45 meeting rooms/132 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 Building is connected by the Oversight Bridge and provides 950,282 square feet of contiguous 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 77 covered loading docks.


The OCCC is leading the way in providing safe events in North America’s safest, most trusted destination, Orlando. Through a strategic data-driven approach and deliberate planning prioritizing health and safety, the OCCC is providing controlled gatherings and unique experiences, so we can Meet Safely Today for a Stronger Tomorrow.

Following a three-pronged strategy, the OCCC phased in modified operations by implementing the its  Recovery and Resiliency Guidelines, receiving the Global Biorisk Advisory Council’s (GBAC) Star Accreditation, and pioneering a collaboration with Orlando Health for a new medical concierge program that provides an industry-defining standard on how conventions will operate.

The Center of Hospitality was one of the first convention centers in North America to release its safety policies and host large-scale conventions – safely and without incident. Since the onset of the pandemic, the OCCC has hosted about 60 events and has maintained its stellar reputation for customer service and flexibility.


Personify, A2Z Events

Personify A2Z Events
Rich Vallaster, Director, Client Relations & Support
10320 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 400, Columbia, MD 21044  USA
+1 (443) 3932447

Personify A2Z EVENTS provides a powerful cloud-based event management and optimization solution that allows you to reach your audience 365 days a year, helping you accelerate booth sales, boost revenue and better engage your constituents. Personify A2Z EVENTS delivers industry-leading solutions for 1000+ leading tradeshows, conferences, and associations across the globe. More than 45% of the TSE Gold 100 and TSNN Top 250 Events leverage Personify A2Z EVENTS innovative web and mobile solutions.



Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau ( PHLCVB)
Kevin Richards, National Account Director - Tradeshows
1601 Market Street, Suite 200, Philadelphia PA 19103
Main:  +1-215-636-3300
M: +1-203-395-0568

The 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.


Visit Phoenix

Visit Phoenix
Lorne Edwards, Senior Vice President, Sales & Services
400 E Van Buren St Ste 600, Phoenix, AZ 85004 USA
+1 (877) MEET-PHX

Visit Phoenix is the sole broker of conventions and tradeshows of all sizes into the Phoenix Convention Center, which is among the 25 largest convention facilities in the United States. The Phoenix Convention Center’s 900,000 total square feet of flexible exhibition and meeting space includes two exhibition halls (312,000 gsf) & (190,000 gsf), three ballrooms, 99 meeting rooms, and 80,000 gsf of outdoor event space called Canyon on Third. The Phoenix Convention Center is within walking distance to over 3,800 committable sleeping rooms and over 200 restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. Temperature-controlled loading bays and exhibit halls with pre-scored floors ease move-in and move-out, and a central eatery featuring five themed dining options and patio seating caters to exhibition attendees. Coming soon (late 2020) to Phoenix Convention Center is Huss Brewing, a 180-seat bi-level craft beer taproom, and full-service restaurant. The Phoenix Convention Center is located within 4 miles of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and its 1,200 daily flights. Visit Phoenix works closely with the local hospitality community, city and civic leaders to amplify our destinations brand to business and leisure visitors in America’s fifth-largest city and home of Superbowl LVII.


Steven Hacker Photography

Steven Hacker Photography
Steven Hacker
8535 South Shawnee Court
Aurora, Colorado 80016
+1 (214) 597-9791

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.


Venetian Meetings

The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
Sean Morris, Executive Director of Sales
3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109  USA
+1 (702) 414-4441

Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas features elegant all-suite accommodations, exquisite restaurants, world-class entertainment, and shopping. The Venetian is home to celebrated chefs Thomas Keller, Costas Spiliadis, Lorena Garcia, and David Chang. An ode to cocktail culture, Electra Cocktail Club, Rosina Cocktail Lounge, and The Dorsey Cocktail Bar challenge the limits of tradition.

The Venetian, when combined with The Sands Expo® & Convention Center, has over 2.25 million square feet of state-of-the-art exhibition and meeting facilities that can accommodate meetings, multi-media events, and trade shows of every size. The resort also features a coworking area, a 1,170-square-foot pop-up that offers space to recharge, areas for collaboration, and a conference room for small meetings. We have dedicated ourselves to providing unparalleled meeting services for over 25 years and welcome some of the largest tradeshows and corporate programs

An undeniable advantage of Venetian Meetings is its foundation as a fully integrated resort. There is no need to take taxis across town or endure long travel. With everything under one roof, more time can be spent on what’s important—the meeting. We’re continuously re-imaging how to use spaces from immense halls to non-traditional areas. Our offerings go above and beyond to compromise of everything a guest could want. Our central location gives convenient access to all our resort offers for both business and leisure, locally sourcing ingredients supports sustainability programs, and providing fully configurable spaces are the foundation of successful events—Venetian Meetings is built for business.

Our Venetian Clean Commitment encompasses nearly 800 initiatives, giving further peace of mind to all visitors and meeting attendees that we’ve taken the necessary steps to provide a safe and clean experience. We use new and innovative technology in our safety and cleaning processes, including

disinfecting sprayers that cover 3 times more surface area and UV technology for specialized equipment and other sensitive surfaces.

We strictly adhere to all Federal, State, and Local guidelines, and our protocols are based on both scientific and government-issued recommendations. The Global Biorisk Advisory Council has awarded us their GBAC Star Facility certification, the gold standard for safe venues. In addition, we have announced the availability of the CLEAR Health Pass as an optional tool for keeping meetings safe.



  • “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
  • “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