Diamond Sponsors


Christine Glover, Senior Manager, Events Marketing
14221 Dallas Pkwy, Suite 200,  Dallas, TX  75254
M: +1 (949) 981-4445

Freeman is the global leader in events. Whether virtual, in-person, or hybrid, we are on a mission to redefine live for a new era. With a data-driven approach and the world's largest network of experts, our insights are shaping exhibitions, exhibits, and events that drive audiences to action. Our integrated full-service solutions leverage a 100-year legacy in event management as well as new technologies to deliver moments that matter. For more information, please visit




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 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and more than 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 Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Circa Las Vegas, and Resorts World Las Vegas, the destination continues to transform by debuting new resorts, amenities, and experiences. New offerings include Allegiant Stadium, home of the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders, a 65,000-seat venue that hosts other sporting events, concerts, and more. Musical superstars Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Carrie Underwood have all recently debuted their headlining residencies, and John Legend will open his show at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in April. The culinary scene continues to showcase a comprehensive portfolio of new concepts and favorites including Mayfair Supper Club at Bellagio, Caviar Bar at Resorts World Las Vegas, Momofuku at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, and Amalfi by Bobby Flay at Caesars Palace, providing foodies an opportunity to experience world-class dining.

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


Platinum Sponsors

CSI Worldwide

CSI Worldwide
Bobby Lee, Chief Expo Officer
60 Broad St., Carlstadt, NJ  07072  USA
+1 (800) 523-7118
M: +1 (201) 206-6010

Larry Grossenbacher, President
+1 (800) 523-7118
M: +1(201) 522-3987

CSI Worldwide has been serving Show Organizers, Experiential Marketers, and Exhibitors since 1972.  Our General Contracting Division organically evolved from our deep roots in the industry as an I&D company.  We have been leading with empathy well before it became a thing, and customers who had become accustomed to the World Class service on a booth level, wanted to experience that same thing when they grew to have events of their own. 

This is because we don’t just build booths, we build relationships.

These relationships include ones we have cultivated with a nationwide labor force whose solutions always put the customer focus first.  CSI has successfully translated our World Class service from our I&D foundation into our General Contracting Division by not only having management and supervisors but also a labor force who has a vested interest in our customer's success.  We understand very clearly if you win, we win.  We look at every customer as a partner.  We also know that when we earn the business of a Show Organizer, that access to the exhibitor is a privilege, not a right.  Every exhibitor engagement is an opportunity to create solutions and make that customer feel like our only concern in the world at that moment is them.

We, like the industry at large, are so happy to see live events come back and are grateful to be able to be a sponsor of SISO and be here with you. 



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 the 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 keep 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.



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.


Gold Sponsors


AFR Trade Show Furnishings
Jose Lopez, VP, Trade Show Division
720 Hylton Rd., Pennsauken, NJ  08110  USA
+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
Anna Nash, Vice President of Market Development
300 Conshohocken State Road, Suite 770, West Conshohocken,  PA 19428  USA
1 (513) 276-7891

ASM Global is the world’s leading producer of entertainment experiences. It is the
global leader in venue and event strategy and management—delivering locally tailored
solutions and cutting-edge technologies to achieve maximum results for venue owners.
The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than
350 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention, and exhibition
centers, and performing arts venues. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and


Ft. Luaderdale - Broward County Convention Center
Broward County Convention Center

Renee Browning
+1 (954) 595-4922

Prime Exhibit Space:  200,000 sq. ft
Halls & Floors:  4 halls, 1 floor
Breakout Rooms:  31 (46,200 sq. ft.)

In-House Services:  Food & Beverage Catering, Electrical & Plumbing, High-Speed Internet (Wired & Wi-Fi), Telecommunications, Event Security, Audio-Visual Production

Located in the heart of the “Yachting Capital of the World,” the 600,000-square-foot Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center presents opportunities for meetings and conventions that are second to none. The award-winning facility is situated along the Intracoastal Waterway, providing guests with a window into the world-renowned vacation destination of Fort Lauderdale, the ultimate backdrop for meeting planners around the globe seeking locations that are ideal for work and play. Featuring state-of-the-art amenities, first-class service, convenient access to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, and proximity to downtown Fort Lauderdale’s finest shopping, dining, outdoor activities, and cultural attractions, the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center offers exceptional quality and unparalleled value in one of the world’s leading year-round leisure and meeting destinations. 

Exhibition Place
Exhibition Place 
Laura Purdy
+1 (416) 263-3020

Exhibition Place is Canada’s largest convention, sports and entertainment site, attracting over 5.5 million visitors a year. The 192-acre site is an integral component of Toronto and Ontario’s economy, particularly with respect to conventions, sports, festivals, recreation, culture and tourism. Exhibition Place boasts the award-winning, LEED Platinum Enercare Centre; Canada’s largest exhibition and convention centre, and the Beanfield Centre LEED Silver conference venue. Since 2004, Exhibition Place has undertaken an environmental stewardship initiative, which includes the promotion of sustainable development, environmental initiatives and leading-edge green technologies and practices across the site. @ExPlaceTO

Huntington Place
Huntington Place
​​​​​​​Greg DeSandy
+1 (313) 269-1524

World Class convention center. 2.4 million square feet of space, 723,000 square feet of exhibit space, stunning 40,000 square foot ballroom overlooking the Detroit River. Award-winning sustainable program to help you meet greener. Let us help you meet your goals for a successful show.  

Los Angeles Convention Center

Los Angeles Convention Center
​​​​​​​Nancy Walker
+1 (213) 765-4661

Located in the heart of vibrant Downtown L.A., the LACC is a leading destination for conventions, trade shows, and exhibitions. We are committed to delivering excellent service and exceeding our clients’ and guests’ expectations at every event.

McCormick Place
McCormick Place

Moira O'Brien
+1 (312) 791-6285

Chicago's McCormick Place, the premier convention facility in North America. Located just minutes from downtown Chicago, McCormick Place attracts close to 3 million visitors each year. McCormick Place is comprised of four state-of-the-art buildings: the North and South Buildings, the West Building and Lakeside Center. Together, they form what many consider to be the economic engine that powers the entire convention and tradeshow industry. McCormick Place is committed to creating a great experience for every person, every time!

By The Numbers

The size and versatility of McCormick Place are impressive:

• 2.6 million sq. ft. of exhibit halls
• 1.3 million square feet all on one level
• 170 meeting rooms
• 600,000 square feet of meeting room space
• 6 ballrooms, 2 of which are the largest in the city
• Assembly seating for 18,000 people
• 4,249 seat theater (Arie Crown)
• 3 theaters seating 300 each
• Ceiling heights up to 50 feet
• Easy access to 5,800 parking spaces

In addition, an expansive series of pedestrian promenades and sky bridges link the entire campus. The Grand Concourse connecting South and North and the Central Concourse in West are also locations for retail shops, cafes, restaurants, and other visitor amenities.

The four-star Hyatt Regency McCormick Place easily answers the hotel needs of event organizers by offering 1,258 renovated sleeping rooms, sweeping Chicago skyline, and Lake Michigan views, Hyatt Grand Beds & Plug Panels, 6 restaurants including In-Room Dining, and additional meeting and event space

The four-star Marriott Marquis Chicago made its grand debut to the Chicago skyline in September 2017, the hotel spans 40 stories overlooking the world-class setting of Lake Michigan, downtown Chicago, and South Loop. The hotel features 1,205 stylish guest rooms and suites, with over 93,000 square feet of elegant event space, including two 25,000-square-foot ballrooms. Feast on American cuisine in their signature restaurant, Woven & Bound, or enjoy a quick but savory meal at 2121 Pantry.



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ASP, Inc.
Jon Benjamin, Managing Director
Work Life Farrington, 120 Aldersgate Street, London, UK EC1A 4JQ
+ 44 208603 5676

ASP design, build and support award-winning tradeshow and conference websites around the world, providing digital and event industry expertise to event organizers of all sizes. From the revenue generating exhibitor zone, through to the day planners, speaker profiles and complicated education and technical programs, our platform will enable you to orchestrate a powerful online presence for your event. Offering compelling UX & design, we have a highly skilled in-house team of designers and front-end developers. Our approach is to blend our experience of creating over 3,500 event websites with brand new web trends to deliver an optimized user experience. Converting exhibitors, sponsors and attendees to your event via an easy to use, yet stunning, customized website that the event team completely controls (no tech experience necessary).


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 49 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 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/Expomarkit to provide an unsurpassed level of service to you, your attendees, and exhibitors.


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. 


Discover Puerto Rico

Discover Puerto Rico
Joyce Méndez, National Sales Director
500 Calle De La Tanca,  Ochoa Building, Suite 402B, San Juan, PR  00901-1969
M: +(407) 462-0026

Discover Puerto Rico is responsible for off-island promotion of leisure travel, meetings, conventions, and events through an integrated strategy. Through synergistic efforts and an aligned vision for the destination, we intend to accelerate our visitor economy as a key driver to the island’s economic growth.

Our organization is designed to incorporate global best practices, institutional independence and continuity of management. In consultation with key industry stakeholders, we also work with the highest ethical values, transparency, accountability, and a bias towards action and agility.


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.



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

GES is a global, full-service provider for live events, producing corporate events, exhibitions, conferences, congresses, exhibits and entertainment experiences. GES provides a wide range of services, including official show services, audiovisual with ON Services, cutting-edge creative and design, marketing and measurement services, and event accommodations with onPeak – all with an unrivaled global reach.

Grimes, McGovern & Associates

Grimes, McGovern & Associates
John McGovern, CEO & Owner
315 7th Ave, Suite 14D, NY, NY 10001 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.

Currently Representing Tradeshows and Events in these markets:

  • Aviation Finance
  • Beverages
  • Financial Markets
  • Personal Care Products
  • Pharmaceutical

Recent transactions include the sale of:

  • MJ Biz to Emerald Expositions
  • Formula4Media’s The Running Event Tradeshow to Diversified Communications
  • Forester Media Network’s Stormcon Tradeshow to Endeavor Business Media      
  • The Lab Institute Event to LabX
  • UK-based Vinelake LTD’s IOT Event Platform to Cambridge Innovation Institute
  • Creative Age’s Nails Tradeshows to Allured Business Media
  • Kestrel Health’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/Pharma Event Business to SAE International
  • RefComm’s Petroleum Event business to UK- based CRU Group
  • Utility Analytics Institute’s Event & Membership business to Inform
  •  Media Auto Events business in 10 countries including China, Russia, India and Brazil to Suddeutcher VMI.

Headquartered in New York City, with offices in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and South America,  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.


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Houston First CorporationMichael Heckman, President & CEO
701 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, TX 77010  USA

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 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.  on the Avenida Plaza the center of the  Avenida Houston campus.



Kathleen Thomas
Managing Director
150 East 52nd St., 18th Fl
New York, NY  10022  USA
+1 (212) 754-0710

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-five 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.



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.


Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority
Molly Kievit, Sr. Director of Campus Sales
301 East Cermak Road, Chicago, IL  60616
M: +312.961.1850

The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) owns and manages McCormick Place, the largest convention center in North America, the 10,000-seat Wintrust Arena, Marriott Marquis Chicago and the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Chicago. 


Joyce Leveston, SVP of Convention Centers
150 Rouse Blvd., 3rd Floor Suite, Philadelphia, PA  19112
+1 (215) 430-3332

OVG360, the venue management division of Oak View Group ("OVG"), is raising the bar on how to provide the ultimate service for clients seeking professional management, food and beverage services, and sponsorship sales for their public venues. The recent merger of our parent company, OVG, the global venue development, advisory, and investment company for the sports and live entertainment industry, and Spectra, one of the industry’s leading venue management and hospitality providers, has brought together two dynamic leaders in the live events industry with complementary capabilities that deliver a broad array of services to our clients. Through this acquisition, we have blended the two most entrepreneurial and innovative companies in the sports, entertainment, and hospitality industry to redefine facility management and venue services. OVG’s core competencies in arena development and corporate sponsorships, coupled with Spectra’s footprint in the convention center market and their leadership in food and beverage services, creates a full-service live events company that delivers a 360-degree platform of comprehensive services and experiences to the market.  OVG intends to  “create a positive disruption in the sports, entertainment, and hospitality industry.”

Plural Strategy

Plural Strategy Group
Jonny Baynes - Partner
25 Bedford Street, London, WC2E 9ES  UK
+ 44 2039587350
M: +44 7540203794

Louise Obadia - Partner

Plural is a strategy consultancy, based in London and New York, that helps businesses in the events and media sectors to deliver transformational growth.

Launched in 2014, Plural’s founding principle has been to create lasting impact for its clients through evidence-based decision making, supported by the strategic use of data and analytics and close collaboration. 

Plural advises major corporate and private equity investors globally, providing services across strategy formulation, mapping and implementation, plus M&A support on transactions in the £10m to £2bn range across the following areas:

  • Target definition and search
  • Commercial due diligence
  • 100-day integration planning and execution
  • Exit strategy

Puerto Rico Convention Center

Puerto Rico Convention Center
Margaret Colón, Director of Sales & Marketing
100 Convention Blvd. San Juan, PR 00907
M: +1 (787) 477-0184

Puerto Rico Convention Center (PRCC) is the ideal meeting place for entrepreneurs, businesses and public organizations from the Americas and world. Be it 10 attendees or 30,000, Puerto Rico has the facilities, technology, accommodations and transportation to make your stay comfortable and fruitful.

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Singapore Tourism Board
Jo Yee, Assistant Director, Exhibitions and Conferences        
Tourism Court, 1 Orchard Spring Lane, Singapore        
+65 6831 6805                       

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.


The Expo Group

The Expo Group
Toby Purdy, Chief Sales Officer
5931 Campus Circle Drive, West Irving, TX  75063  USA
+1 (972) 761-9101
M: +1 (214) 616-3532

Event Management Services

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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 features all-suite accommodations, exquisite restaurants, world-class entertainment, and shopping. The luxury resort offers elegant suites, starting at 650 square feet, that is nearly double the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room. Globally inspired cuisine is crafted by celebrity chefs, including Thomas Keller, Wolfgang Puck, Lorena Garcia, and Buddy ‘Cake Boss’ Valastro. An ode to cocktail culture, the resort offers distinct bars and exceptional nightlife. 

Newly added to the chef lineup is chef Tetsuya Wakuda with modern Japanese cuisine at WAKUDA, and chef Eyal Shani serving Mediterranean street food at Miznon and celebratory fine dining at HaSalon, opening in the summer of 2023. Revel in TAO Beach Dayclub and TAO Nightclub, two of the most alluring social hotspots in the city.  

The Venetian Resort, when combined with The Venetian Convention & Expo Center Las Vegas, has over 2.25 million square feet of state-of-the-art exhibition and facilities which can accommodate meetings, multi-media events, and trade shows of every size. Enhanced business benefits include 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. The Stella Studio is a multi-functional venue with nearly 7,000 square feet of space. Prestige Club Lounge offers two VIP lounge experiences with a business center and customizable venues to suit your planning needs. 

We have dedicated ourselves to providing unparalleled meeting services for over 20 years and welcome some of the largest tradeshows and corporate programs, including CES, HIMSS, AWS re:Invent, AAPEX, and SHOT Show.  

More than 70% of the contracted programs we take are planned in the year, for the year. We can take an event from planning to execution in as few as seven days. This is due to our facilities, which are incredibly flexible and can be configured to accommodate any need. 

Being a fully integrated resort in a convenient central location is an undeniable advantage. There is no need to take taxis across town or endure long travel. With everything under one roof at The Venetian Resort, more time can be spent on what’s important—the meeting. We’re continuously reimagining how to use spaces, from immense halls to non-traditional venues. Our chefs’ source local ingredients for our banquets and design menus with sustainability in mind. We work with meeting planners to create micro activities during macro events, such as homemade pasta classes, mixology sessions, and poolside yoga, that put us on the cutting edge of industry trends and make your event stand out. Our offerings go above and beyond to curate everything a guest could want so they can enjoy the resort for both business and leisure—Venetian Meetings is built for business.


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


Visit San Antonio

Visit San Antonio

Tyler Orwig, Director of Sales
203 S. St. Mary’s, Suite 200, San Antonio, TX 78205  USA
M: 303-249-6313

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.


Henry B González 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, cybersecurity, 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.


Silver Sponsors


Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC)
Graham Stephenson – Director of Sales
Khaleej Al Arabi Street, PO Box 5546, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 406 3919
M:  +971 52 501 2118


Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre

Situated in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), part of ADNEC Group, is the largest venue in the MENA region. Offering a total space of 153,678m², across 12 fully interconnected column-free exhibition halls plus an Atrium and Concourse. The venue has outdoor event spaces as well as a Waterfront Quayside with a new, 10,000 sqm Marina Hall and can stage major indoor, outdoor and marine events simultaneously.

ADNEC features an ICC that can seat up to 6,000, two conference halls with a total capacity of over 1,600, 21 meeting rooms and a banquet facility for dinners of up to 700.

ADNEC is at the heart of Capital Centre, a purpose-built, interconnected event campus only 15 minutes away from the international airport. With six on-site hotels, including two that are connected to the venue via internal walkways, there are around 1,800 hotel rooms ranging from three to five stars within easy walking distance. The venue also boasts a range of restaurants, cafes, shops, super-fast free wi-fi and business facilities providing a total event solution.

Al Ain Convention Centre

Al Ain Convention Centre hosts some of the leading business and consumer events. From the methodical to the magical, there is no better platform in Al Ain to set your imagination free and deliver lasting memories for all those involved. Featuring a unique architectural design in harmony with the city’s heritage, Al Ain Convention Centre provides exceptional venue facilities for exhibitions, conferences, weddings, as well as other special events. Located in the heart of Al Ain city, the convention centre is a dedicated state-of-the-art venue that offers organisers a total space of 20,000 square metres.

ExCeL London

London’s largest international exhibition and convention centre, ExCeL London, was acquired by ADNEC in 2008. The 100,000 square metre venue includes the UK Capital’s only International Convention Centre, ICC London, which includes the UK’s largest fully-flexible auditorium for up to 7,000 delegates. ExCeL also boasts London’s largest banqueting hall for up to 3,000 guests, as well as conference facilities which can accommodate 50 to 1,200 delegates.

Capital Events

Capital Events is a leading organiser of some of the Middle East’s and the world’s flagship exhibitions and conferences. Capital Events offers internationally leading event organising capabilities and services to clients and exhibitors choosing to partner with the company.

The company organises events in the defence and security media, consumer and food and beverage sectors.

As a regional industry leader, Capital Events fosters commercial relationships and cultural exchange to enable future business possibilities, alongside supporting the growth of Abu Dhabi as a global centre for business tourism


Located in the iconic Capital Gate tower, the five-star ANdAZ Capital Gate hotel provides 188 rooms and unsurpassed views of the city and coastline. It was the first ANdAZ hotel in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. The on-site hotel is directly connected to ADNEC.


Owned by ADNEC Group and operated by Marriott International, Aloft Abu Dhabi is the largest Aloft hotel in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa region. The four-star hotel offers 408 rooms over 12 stories and is connected to ADNEC by internal walkways.


Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island provides three distinct hotels on an island off the coastline of the emirate of Abu Dhabi. Turquoise ocean and teaming wildlife are the views outside of the 124 villas, suites, and rooms available on the Island. Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island is a two-hour and fifteen-minute drive from ADNEC, with a 25-minute boat ride to the island. Flights are also available from Abu Dhabi to Sir Bani Yas Island.


Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara is situated in the towering dunes of the Empty Quarter in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. The resort provides 205 exclusive rooms, suites, and villas, surrounded by stunning landscapes and defined by iconic Arabian hospitality. Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara is a two-hour and fifteen-minute drive from ADNEC.


DoubleTree By Hilton London Excel was acquired by ADNEC in 2021, and is the sixth addition to the company’s hotel portfolio. Situated next to ExCeL London, the awardwinning exhibition centre in the UK capital, DoubleTree By Hilton Excel London contains 287 rooms and lies on the banks of the Royal Docks, near Canary Wharf.


Aloft London ExCeL was built by ADNEC Group and is linked to the ICC London ExCeL. The four-star, 252 room hotel is located right next to the Prince Regent DLR station and is just minutes away from London City Airport, Canary Wharf, and more.


ADNEC Services is an award-winning brand and event agency, that works with clients to seamlessly and successfully bring their ideas to life. From initial design strategy to execution, their professional team works to client objectives, audience and communication strategy to deliver authentic engagement and real-world results.

ADNEC Services offers organisers, event planners and exhibitors a wide range of customised turnkey solutions which include; event management, design, brand experience, AV Production, Stand Build, Main contracting, Graphics and Rigging.


Capital Catering + Services, part of ADNEC Group, was established following a landmark acquisition of Etihad Airport Services Catering by ADNEC Group. The integrated catering solutions provider is home to a highly skilled international team of managers and specialists, including a large number of local talent, bringing its diverse, scalable and expert catering solutions to the UAE and across the region, while keeping with the local heritage and traditions of the UAE.

Capital Catering + Services is the exclusive caterer of ADNEC venues in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.

Moreover, it is the proud caterer for the national flag carrier of the UAE.

Tourism 365

Tourism 365 is a tourism development company. The company was established in May 2021 to position Abu Dhabi as the region’s foremost destination for tourism and act as the channel through which ADNEC Group’s tourism strategy would be developed and implemented.

Tourism 365 has four subsidiaries: Capital Experience, a full-service destination management company (DMC), Capital Travel, a 360° travel management company, Capital Holidays, a specialised tour operator and Capital Drive, a tourism transportation company. Tourism 365 operates Etihad Holidays, the Etihad Airways subsidiary, part of the Etihad network, taking it from a platform focused on the local market to a fully-fledged tour operator supplying online and traditional travel agencies with Etihad network holiday packages from key source markets.


Armstrong Teasdale

Armstrong Teasdale LLP
David Amidon, Partner
800 Boylston St., Boston, MA  02199
+ 617.824.5150
M: + 617.824.5142

Armstrong Teasdale has a long and distinguished track record of delivering sophisticated legal advice and exceptional service to a dynamic client base around the world, including marketing and media companies that are transforming the meetings and events, marketing, sales and communication spaces. Whether an issue is global or local, large or small, Armstrong Teasdale provides each client with an invaluable combination of legal resources and practical advice in nearly every area of law, from day-to-day operational issues to long-term opportunities and planning, strategy and efficiency. Our lawyers, some of whom are former business executives, have a deep understanding of both the marketing and sales funnel and the many nuances that accompany working with client relationship systems, lead generation and tracking, social media platforms, and other sophisticated client engagement, conversion and retention campaigns and technologies. With 17 offices throughout the U.S. and in the U.K., and a wealth of industry experience, we are intimately familiar with the ins and outs of marketing and media and are dedicated to advancing our clients’ opportunities to connect buyers and sellers in meaningful and creative ways through sound legal counsel.


Silver Sponsors

Berkery Noyes Investment Bank
David Loechner, Managing Director
250 Park Avenue, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10177 USA
+1 (646) 442-7940
M: +1 (949) 637-1425

Berkery Noyes is an independent investment bank providing mergers and acquisitions and capital raising advisory services to middle-market companies. Since 1983, the firm has been a trusted advisor to the trade show, media, and marketing services sectors.  Long-time trade show executive David Loechner Joined the firm in 2021 as Managing Director.  Prior to joining Berkery Noyes he spent 35 years in the trade show industry most recently leading Emerald as President and CEO. Berkery Noyes works with corporate clients to grow through acquisition, divest non-core assets, and maximize shareholder returns through strategic transactions and restructurings. For private owners, Berkery Noyes helps create liquidity and execute timely exit strategies that achieve their personal and professional objectives. For more information, please visit

Choose Chicago

Choose Chicago

Cahal Mowery – Vice President, Sales
301 East Cermak
Chicago, IL 60616
+1 (312) 567-8562

Voted the Best Big City in the U.S. for the sixth year in a row by Conde Nast Traveler readers, Chicago is ready to welcome you! Whether you’re planning a large or small meeting, Chicago has the space, culture, and people to make it a success!


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 an 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.

Collingwood Advisory

Collingwood Advisory
Daniel Pitchford, Director & COO
+44 7962 222758 

Collingwood Advisory combines a specialist media/information M&A practice with a growth advisory business. Collingwood’s team of experienced media leaders takes owner-managed companies on a multi-year scaleup journey, working with them on the drivers of value through to exit or succession. Collingwood’s Corporate Finance business advises clients on sale readiness, sale preparation and the sale process itself.


2601 Navistar Dr, Lisle, IL 60532

CompuSystems is a leading provider of registration, data management, data analytics and lead retrieval services. Our mission is to help event organizers, exhibitors and attendees achieve the most successful trade show experience possible.

ExCeL London

ExCeL London
Jeremy Rees,  CEO
One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL UK
+ 0207 069 4599
M:  + 07766 238 377

Since opening its doors more than 20 years ago, ExCeL London has firmly established itself as one of the UK’s leading international exhibition and conference centres, becoming renowned as the home of world-leading events.

In 2019, the 100,000sqm venue hosted some 400 shows, welcoming four million visitors from every corner of the globe, generating £4.5 billion in economic impact for London and supporting 37,600 jobs. It is also directly responsible for 25% of London's inbound business tourism.

From critical medical congresses to baking consumer shows, the venue hosts an array of events all bringing communities and businesses together through the power of face-to-face. More recently, ExCeL has played host to innovative live events such as the all-electric Formula E motorsport championship and the revered London International Horse Show.

Already one of the best-connected cities on the planet, the venue will shortly further benefit from the opening of the Elizabeth Line in the summer of 2022, making traveling around the city quicker, easier and more convenient than ever before. The dedicated Elizabeth Line station at ExCeL will connect the venue to central London in less than 20 minutes and to Heathrow Airport in 43 minutes.

Under the ownership of ADNEC, leading to continued investment in the venue, ExCeL has seen significant investment in new facilities, including the opening of London’s International Convention Centre (ICC) and onsite hotel developments. More recently, work is beginning on a new sustainably built expansion programme, a significant investment delivering an additional 25,000sqm to the world-class venue to meet growing client demand.



Explori Media Ltd
Sophia, Holt, Managing Director
Corinthian House, 17 Lansdowne Rd., Croydon, CR0 2BX  UK

The home of event insights

Explori’s provides thousands of exhibition organisers, conference organisers, corporate event professionals and venues with customer experience insights for their events.  Explori’s exhibitor and attendee feedback tools were built to meet the measurement needs of the events industry as we build back better.

From strategic insight for senior management team, to easy-to-deploy tools for show teams, we work with thousands of events to help them measure and benchmark their customer experience at every stage of the attendee journey.  Any format, any language, anywhere.

Measuring the impact of your events has never been so powerful, or so easy.



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, 3eRevenue 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. 


H2K Labs

H2K Labs
Heather Holst-Knudsen, Managing Partner & Founder
978 Virginia Drive, Sarasota, FL  34234  USA
+1 (646) 271-5516

H2K is a specialized strategy and execution partner for global information and networked marketplace businesses. We are uniquely skilled to help our clients identify, build and deploy next-generation, customer-centric business models in a rapidly changing and complex business environment.

Renowned for our innovative approach and industry and operational expertise, H2K serves as an integral extension of your team to uncover opportunities, connect buyers and sellers, and deliver measurable results.

We help our clients build the future while maintaining business continuity.


Michael Barnett, President, and CEO
PO Box 40134, Arlington, VA 22204
+1 (347) 422-7638
M: +1 (703) 835-9692

An award-winning event marketing platform that empowers event organizers to grow their events by leveraging the influence of attendees' social media channels.


Javits Center

Javits Center
Doreen Guerin, Senior Vice President, Sales, and Marketing
655 West 34th St., New York, NY  10001  USA
+1 (212) 216-2103

As New York’s largest convention center, the Javits Center is a soaring structure of steel and glass on Manhattan’s West Side – directly across the street from a new subway station and the massive Hudson Yards development. 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 and product launches to consumer shows and corporate galas – and hosts more than two million visitors each year. An exciting expansion project is underway that will create 500,000 square feet of contiguous exhibition space on one level, a 54,000 square-foot special event space and a rooftop pavilion overlooking the Hudson River. Currently, the Javits Center offers 760,000 gross square feet of flexible exhibition space on four levels and 102 meeting rooms – all equipped with state-of-the-art security, sustainability and technology services.

Koller Search Partners

Koller Search 
Edward Koller Jr., Founder and Managing Partner
405 Lexington Ave., New York, NY  10174  USA
+1 (212) 661-5750
M:  +1(310) 995-5225

Koller Search Partners (formerly the Howard-Sloan-Koller Group) is the trusted retained executive search partner for companies looking to build winning leadership teams within the events (B2B and consumer), digital, technology, media and information/data, industries.  We are a full-service boutique firm with a highly-focused, proactive approach and a nationwide and global presence. We are experts in our industries and serve as the go-to, trusted career advisor for top leadership talent. We find the right hire and deliver leaders to our clients and we have done it successfully for 25 years.



Louisville Tourism
Sonia Fong, SVP, Convention Development
401 W. Main, Ste. 2300
Louisville, KY  40202
O: 502-379-6051
M: 502-523-2991

Louisville’s unique brand of Southern hospitality, one-of-a-kind attractions, Urban Bourbon Experience, rich culinary scene, convenience and affordability make it a world-class destination for any meeting or event. Your attendees will love our restaurant and bar scene, the thrill of visiting Churchill Downs, Museum Row (with the likes of the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and Muhammad Ali Center) and distillery tours.

Bourbon City offers two state-of-the-art, GBAC-accredited and LEED Silver Certified Convention Centers – the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC) and the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC). The downtown corridor features 6,000 hotel rooms, including the iconic Galt House Hotel with 1300+ hotel rooms and 130,000 square feet of meeting space.

When it comes to hosting meetings, conventions and events, Louisville has it all – along with a hearty helping of good old-fashioned Southern hospitality. To learn more about meeting in Bourbon City, visit 

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.


Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands
Anthea Tan, Executive Director, Sales - Associations & Exhibitions
10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore  018956
+65 6688 3009
M: +65 9231 9096

Asia’s leading destination for business, leisure and entertainment, Marina Bay Sands® is home to a multitude of versatile event venues offering an extensive suite of facilities, including the state-of-the-art Hybrid Broadcast Studio, outdoor Event Plaza, cutting-edge Sands Theatre™ and the premier destination for major international exhibitions, ArtScience Museum™. It also offers over 2,500 luxurious rooms and suites, the world’s highest infinity pool, award-winning Celebrity Chef restaurants, exciting entertainment options, the finest of luxury retail and the world’s first and only floating Apple store.



Mayfield Merger Strategies
Anna John, Partner
10 Acacia Road, London W3 6HF UK
+44 20 8992 3329

Mayfield Merger Strategies have sold businesses to all the major international event organisers

MMS is an M&A advisory firm specialising in the exhibitions and events industry.  We have more than 20 years of experience as brokers for both independent organisers and large corporations – delivering outstanding results.


Messe Frankfurt

Messe Frankfurt
Michael Biwer, Vice President Guest Events
Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
+49 69 7575 3000

Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. For your individual event ideas Messe Frankfurt offers 11 multifunction trade fair halls and 4 event locations. Our highly flexible hall space of nearly 400.000 m² plus 60.000 m² open air create space for congresses, trade fairs, exhibitions of virtually any size. Messe Frankfurt also offers highly professional event services from a single source, ranging from catering up to stand construction and security.


New Orleans Convention Center

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 - America's largest contiguous-space exhibit hall  - features 1.1 million square feet of prime exhibit space with 4,000-seat theater, 30,000 sq.ft. ballroom and a 60,300 sq.ft. divisible, column-free ballroom with 25,000 sq.ft. 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. Coming in 2020: A new $65 million linear park with a tree-lined pedestrian plaza, covered porches, outdoor event spaces, and water features. A 1,200-room hotel attached to the Center and an adjacent 40 acre mix-use development will begin to take shape on the upriver end in the coming years.  

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 is investing over $500 million to transform the attendee experience including an already complete 7.5 acre park with multiple outdoor activation options. The GBAC Star accredited, award winning venue delivers unrivaled results for events of any size for any industry.

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. 


Oaklins DeSiva+Phillips

Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips
Reed Phillips, CEO
90 Park Ave South, 24th Floor, New York, NY  10016  USA
+1 (212) 651-2606

Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory

Oaklins DeSilva & Phillips is a leading investment bank for the media, marketing and software & information industries. The events industry is one of our specialties. We have negotiated deals with strategic buyers such as RELX, Emerald, Informa, Tarsus, LRP, and UBM, and private equity firms including Abry Partners, Boathouse Capital, JP Morgan Partners and RLJ Equity.



Tony Napoleone, VP Client Success
1 North Dearborn, Suite 750
Chicago, IL  60602  USA
+1 312-312-2005
M: +1 310-251-3745

Omeda is the industry’s leading, end-to-end audience management solution consolidating your disparate data silos and providing a real-time, fully managed and governed, 360-degree view of your audience across both online and offline data.

Omeda’s product suite and activation channels include subscription management, email marketing, web behavioral tracking (CDP services), marketing automation, content metering, social targeting, and display and is built to increase multichannel audience growth and digital revenue across your entire organization. Omeda simplifies your MarTech stack and provides an enterprise solution to drive revenue using your high-quality first party data and content with powerful targeting and segmentation.


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
Rich Vallaster, Director, Client Relations & Support
10320 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 400, Columbia, MD 21044  USA
+1 (443) 393-2447

Personify A2Z EVENTS provides a powerful and comprehensive cloud-based event management and solution that allows you to reach your audience before, during and after your event, helping you accelerate booth sales, boost revenue and better engage attendees. Personify A2Z EVENTS delivers flexible and industry-leading solutions for 1000+ 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.


Resorts World las Vegas

Resorts World Las Vegas
Jerelle Gordon, Director of National Accounts
3000 Las Vegas S Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109  USA
+1 (702) 676-6405

Jeremy Worrell, National Sales Manager
+1 (702) 676-6603

Come visit the first resort to open on the Las Vegas strip in the last decade, Resorts World Las Vegas.  The sleek yet simple elegance of this new $4.3 billion property was developed with the intention of bringing you an elevated experience with three top-tier Hilton brands — Hilton, Conrad and Crockfords by LXR, all under one roof.  Opened on June 24, 2021, Resorts World Las Vegas seamlessly blends the technology and luxury appeal of an urban contemporary resort with the traditions and time-honored details of the international brand.  The design of the resort keeps the convention customer top of mind with 250,000sf of space only steps away from your guestroom.  Three of our key design features are outdoor event space, natural light and over-sized pre-function areas.

Resorts World Las Vegas features 3,500 guest rooms and suites; an innovative, next-generation gaming floor; over 40 world-class food and beverage options; a 5,000-capacity theatre; distinct nightlife venues; an extensive retail collection boasting a wide spectrum of internationally known brands; and more.


Chris Carver, Co-Founder & CEO
+1 (858) 349-3524

Next Generation Speaker and Content Management Platform. Conference managers save time, relieve stress and get their content to market faster with Sessionboard's next-generation speaker and content management platform.



Phil Stone - CEO
25 Bedford Street, London, WC2E 9ES,  UK
T:    +44 207 7395 6729
M:   +44 7970137071

SmartXpo provides leading-edge analytics to boost performance and profitability of trade shows, conferences and events.

Our suite of ground-breaking applications for event organisers unlocks the power of your data. We offer solutions for portfolio management, automated price optimisation, budgeting, forecasting and margin improvement.

Station Casinos

Station Casinos
Deanna Burgess, Vice President of Sales
1505 S. Pavilion Center Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89135  USA
+1 (702) 797-7778
M: +1 (702) 427-8189

Our Collection of resorts and hotels offer small or large groups an intimate experience and a diverse selection of versatile traditional and non-traditional meeting spaces.  Our properties, located in prime locations throughout the city, can host events in our spacious ballrooms or in stunning outdoor spaces where groups can meet, gather and celebrate with views and unique venues that are only available at Station Casinos properties. Outside of traditional ballroom spaces, we offer intimate lounges, music venues that are perfect for presentations, outdoor terraces for breakouts and sprawling outdoor spaces to mix and mingle.  

Our resorts give attendees the space and places to have fun, learn or rejuvenate. With relaxing spas, extraordinary pools, deluxe accommodations and meeting spaces that provide beautiful views of Red Rock Canyon or the Las Vegas Strip, attendees always leave with vibrant memories and a desire to return. Each of our properties offer extensive dining options, from fine dining to casual, there is a menu to meet any needs.  Beyond the culinary experience, each property offers many entertainment options, from onsite movie theatres to bowling, attendees can fill their spare time. Our resorts are the ideal destination for meeting and convention attendees, because of the ease and accessibility of entertainment, fine dining, spa all under one roof. Also situated in prime locations, Station Casinos properties are close to shopping, nature and sporting arenas.



Arnaud Nouchy, VP of Sales
1411 Broadway, 16th Floor, New York, NY, USA  10018
+1 (917) 268-8690

Swapcard is the everything platform to organize your events and unite your communities. It’s your headache-free tech solution boosted by AI to increase revenue for you, your exhibitors, and your sponsors. It’s easy to use, it saves time for your teams, and it turns your one-shot events into year-round experiences to keep your audience coming back for more.


United Service Companies
United Service Companies, Inc

Rick Simon, President, and CEO
1550 S. Indiana Ave., Ste, 300, Chicago, IL  60605  USA
+1 (800) 248-8558

United Service Companies provides Security and cleaning services to our industry across America.

United National is the largest trade show cleaning company in the U.S. working with shows to keep their costs down and service level high.

United is trained and certified by the Global Bio Risk Advisory Council to keep your show safe and make your attendees feel safe.

United has been given awards for recycling over 90% of the waste from participating shows and is the preferred provider for many show organizers.

United Security is now the only true national provider of security for your trade events. Combining technology and trained officers that are trade show professionals United will offer you a turnkey solution that delivers a great security plan in a cost-effective manner.

If you would like to explore how United can serve you, please call the CEO, Rick Simon at 312 922 8558 or to learn more.


Visit Atlantic City

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

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 17,500 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.


Visit Detroit

Visit Detroit
Claude Mollinari, President & CEO
211 W. Fort St., Suite 1000, Detroit, MI  48226  USA
+1 (313) 202-1801
M: +1 (313) 498-7339

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 460,000 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


Visit Orlando

Mike Waterman, Chief Sales Officer
6277 Sea Harbor Drive, Ste. 400, Orlando, FL  32821-8043  USA

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 award-winning 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 Wheel at ICON Park™ 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


Visit Phoenix

Visit Phoenix

Ron Price
President & CEO
400 E Van Buren St Ste 600, Phoenix, AZ 85004  USA
+1 (602) 254-6500

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.  Also at the 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 destination’s brand to business and leisure visitors in America’s fifth-largest city, home of Superbowl LVII and the 2024 NCAA Men’s Final Four.


Salt Lake

Visit Salt Lake
Tyson Lybbert, Managing Director of Sales
90 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101   USA
+1 (801) 534-4934 
M: +1 (801) 703-6338

Salt Lake is a vibrant metro area of over one million people.  It’s the region’s urban hub for commerce, higher education, shopping, professional sports, cultural events and….meetings and conventions.

Salt Lake International is served by all major U.S. airlines, including Delta’s western hub, and it’s consistently ranked as the country’s #1 on-time airport.  Daily non-stop service is provided to 100 domestic cities and 12 international cities, including Paris, Amsterdam and London.  The airport is only seven miles/eight minutes from the downtown convention district. A new light rail line connects the airport to the convention district for a fare of $2.50. 

There are 17,000 hotel rooms in the metro area, and 7,200 rooms in the walkable convention district.  A ‘free-fare’ light rail connects the downtown hotels, restaurants, shopping centers and major visitor attractions.  

There are 200 restaurants, bars and brewpubs in the clean and walkable convention district. Museums, theater, opera, ballet, symphony, planetarium, professional sports, music venues, historic Temple Square, and two major indoor/outdoor shopping centers are within steps of the convention center and major hotels.

The Salt Palace is among the country’s newest, largest and most technologically advanced convention centers.  It has 515,000 gsf of exhibit space, a 45,000 square foot ballroom, and 67 meeting rooms.

Salt Lake has hosted numerous large and prestigious events, including the Olympic Winter Games, Paralympic Games, Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions, MPI’s World Education Congress, CESSSE Annual Meeting, National Business Travel Association’s annual meeting, and ASAE’s annual meeting.

The citizens of Salt Lake are extremely friendly, and it’s the most affordable major western city according to the Corporate Business Travel Index.



  • “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