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Freeman

Freeman
Steve Anderson, Executive Vice President, Business Development
6555 W Sunset Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89118  USA
702-579-1413
stephen.anderson@freeman.com
www.freeman.com

Freeman is the world’s largest brand experience company. We help our clients design, plan, and deliver immersive experiences for their most important audiences. Through comprehensive solutions including strategy, creative, logistics, digital solutions, and event technology, Freeman helps increase engagement and drive business results. What makes us different is our collaborative culture, intuitive knowledge, global perspective and personalized approach, gained from our 90 years as an industry leader. Freeman is a family owned company with 90+ locations worldwide, and over 7,000 employees, 2,000 of which are located outside of the US.

 

 

LVCVA

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA)
Chris Meyer, Vice President of Sales
3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV  89109  USA
702-892-0711
cmeyer@lvcva.com
www.lvcva.com

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

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

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

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

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

With more than $17 billion dollars in projects announced or currently in the works, the destination continues to transform offering new resorts, amenities, and experiences. In 2017, Las Vegas welcomed its first major league professional team, the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights, and in 2018 the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces and USL’s Las Vegas Lights FC will make their debuts. Another new offering in the destination includes Esports Arena Las Vegas, the Strip’s first dedicated esports arena. The culinary scene continues to be a comprehensive portfolio of new concepts and favorites including Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen at Caesars Palace, CHICA at The Venetian Las Vegas and Bavette’s Steakhouse & Bar as part of the transformation of the Monte Carlo into the new Park MGM and NoMad hotels providing foodies an opportunity to experience world-class dining.

Download the virtual reality app, Vegas VR, to experience Las Vegas from your iPhone or Android by visiting http://www.vrtv.vegas/.   To learn more about the LVCVA and the Las Vegas Convention Center District, visit www.vegasmeansbusiness.com

 

Miami CVB MBCC  


Greater Miami CVB & Miami Beach Convention Center
Sonia Fong, Senior Associate Vice President, Sales
701 Bricknell Avenue, Suite 2700, Miami, FL  33131  USA
305-539-2913
M: 305-496-1324
sonia@gmcvb.com
http://www.miamiandbeaches.com/

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 has 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). 

 

Platinum Sponsors

Meet AC

Meet AC
Mike Reynolds, National Account Director
2314 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401  USA
609-449-7136
M: 609-226-7160
mreynolds@meetac.com
www.meetac.com

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 buds 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 on the table games or slot machines at any of our nine casino resorts.

Atlantic City is made up of more than 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 486,600 contiguous square feet of exhibit space, as well as 45 meeting rooms, ample pre-function space and all the amenities you would expect.

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

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

Expo Contractors

Expo Convention Contractors, Inc.
Richard P. Curran, Vice President
15959 NW 15th Ave., Miami, FL 33169  USA
305- 751- 1234
richardc@expocci.com
https://expocci.com/

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 50 employees in-house at all times, including a highly experienced management and sales team, we are available to service the state of Florida and regional shows throughout the nation. In addition, our facility is strategically located within 45 minutes of all major conference centers and convention facilities in South Florida.

 

Fern

Fern
Aaron Bludworth
645 Linn Street, Cincinnati, OH  45203  USA
513-562-0432
M: 513-257-1987
abludworth@fernexpo.com
website

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

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

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

Exhibitor Services

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

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

Exhibitor Solutions

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

 

GES

GES
Jeff Quade
Chief Sales Officer
7000 Lindell Road, Las Vegas, NV 89118, USA
702-515-8625
M: 702 210-6882
jquade@ges.com
website

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.

 

Metrro MultiMedia

METRO Multimedia
Bruno Giaccio, CEO and Managing Partner
52 Forest Ave., 2nd Floor, Paramus, NJ  07652  USA
201-340-2290
M: 201-734-1304
Brunog@metromultimedia.com
http://www.metromultimedia.com/

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.

 

SMG

SMG Convention and Exhibition Centers
Gregg Caren, Executive Vice President
300 Conshohocken State Road, Suite 770, West Conshohocken, PA 19428  USA
610-729-7922 
GCaren@smgworld.com
www.smgworld.com

SMG manages more than 75 world class convention and exhibition venues worldwide, providing professional services for your next convention, trade show or special event. Celebrating our 40th anniversary this year, our consistent service to exhibition organizers, exhibitors and attendees gives confidence in selecting SMG venues. SMG 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 shop our venues confidentially for new locations for existing shows and launches of new ones. Responses on availability and pricing in as little as 24-48 hours. 
 

Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace
Dan Hayes, General Manager
100 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT  84101  USA
385-468-2201
M: 801-557-5833
dhayes@saltpalace.com
www.saltpalace.com

Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, the Salt Palace Convention Center is the perfect place for meetings of any size or occasion. From full-facility conventions to one-room meetings, our staff will provide the highest level of service and attention to detail. The Salt Palace Convention Center is an integral part of the vibrant downtown scene that can make your next event unforgettable.

The Salt Palace has been at the current location since 1969 but has undergone extensive renovation and reconstruction during that time to provide a modern facility capable of hosting a wide variety of events. Our staff and service providers seek to exceed your expectations. Our YOU ARE HERE initiative is an experience program that reaches out to serve the community and protect the environment while focusing on safety and excellent service to our clients.
 

Enercare Centre | Beanfield Centre 
Laura Purdy CEM, CMM, General Manager, Director of Sales & Marketing | Exhibition Place
100 Princes' Blvd. Suite 1 | Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON  M6K 3C3  Canada
416-263-3020
lpurdy@enercarecentre.com
www.enercarecentre.com | www.beanfieldcentre.com

Choose Enercare Centre/Beanfield Centre – at 1 million square feet we are Canada’s largest and most technologically advanced convention center for your exhibition or convention. With a super-fast and reliable 20G bandwidth WiFi pipeline, Enercare Centre offers the most robust WiFi connectivity of all convention centers in North America.


Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center
Renee Browning, Assistant GM
1950 Eisenhower Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida,  33316  USA
954-765-5935 
M:  954-595-4922
rbrowning@ftlauderdalecc.com
ftlauderdalecc.com

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. 

 

Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
Ron King, General Manager
1 St. Clair Ave., NE, Cleveland, OH 44114  USA
216-920-1455 
M:  216-990-0120
rking@clevelandconventions.com
www.clevelandconventions.com

Located in the heart of downtown Cleveland, the Cuyahoga County-owned Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland and Global Center for Health Innovation Complex, managed by SMG, provides 225,000 square feet of exhibit space, two ballrooms, 41 meeting and breakout rooms, a robust technology package, an expansive climate-controlled truck loading dock, and a 12.5-acre green roof with spectacular views of Lake Erie. The LEED Gold-certified Complex also features Starbucks, Au Bon Pain Café, The UPS Store, an Art Gallery, and an on-site farm with bees, chickens, and fresh produce. The attached 600-room Hilton Cleveland Downtown Hotel features a 32-story tower filled with guest rooms, meeting space, ballrooms, and multiple dining and entertainment options. The Complex features a valet parking service and the connected Huntington Park Garage provides a convenient self-parking option. The Complex is attached to iconic Public Auditorium and is within a short walk of more than 5,000 hotel rooms, multiple dining and entertainment districts, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, First Energy Stadium (Cleveland Browns), Progressive Field (Cleveland Indians), JACK Casino, Playhouse Square Theatre District, and Quicken Loans Arena (Cleveland Cavaliers).

 

McCormick Place

Chicago, IL  

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.
 

Reno Sparks Convention Center
 

 

Gold Sponsors

a2z Inc.

a2z by Personify
10320 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 400, Columbia, MD 21044  USA
410-740-9200
rjain@a2zinc.net
http://www.a2zinc.net/

a2z by Personify provides powerful cloud-based event management and optimization solution that allows you reach your audience 365 days a year, helping you accelerate booth sales, boost revenue and better engage your constituents. a2z by Personify 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 a2z by Personify’s innovative web and mobile solutions.

 

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ASP, Inc.
Arran Coole, CEO
2764 N. Green Valley Pkwy, #552, Henderson, NV 89014
702-941-5900
ajc@asp.events 
www.asp.events

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

 

CMAC

CMAC
Jeff Ducate, President & CEO
jeffd@cmac.net
214-632-7796

Sam Spadavecchia, Director of Sales & Marketing
sams@cmac.net
401-824-4787

Bliss Beasley, CEM, Vice President
Expomarkit Media Group
blissb@expomarkit.com
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 imbed it in the show’s app) and determine the nearest boarding
point location, while tracking buses in the system in real time.

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

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

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

 

CNTV

CNTV
Carrie Ferenac, President
3670 Maguire Blvd., Suite 220, Orlando, FL  32803  USA
407-960-3967
cferenac@cntnow.com
http://cntvnow.com/

CNTV is the premiere content creator in the exhibitions and events industry. 

Our team members leverage their television experience for tradeshows around the country.  Our videos and live productions help show organizers generate new revenue, enhance the attendee experience, and promote attendance. 

Partner with CNTV to create a live television studio on your show floor, produce daily highlights for your social media channels and create custom videos that generate new leads for your exhibitors.  

 

Custom Registration

Custom Registration, Inc.
Tim Foster, President
2001 E Randol Mill Rd, Ste 135, Arlington, TX 76011  USA
817-635-4101
M: 817-366-8347 
tim@customreg.com
www.customreg.com

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. 

DB Schenker
DB Schenker
Michael Stromeyer, Director Fairs & Exhibitions/Sports Events
Schenker, Inc.
1901 N. Roselle Road, Suite 200, Schaumburg, IL   60195  USA
847-954-6668
M:  847- 323-4574
michael.stromeyer@dbschenker.com
www.dbschenkerusafairs.com

DB Schenker is the world’s leading global logistics provider — we support industry and trade in the global exchange of goods through land transport, worldwide air and ocean freight, contract logistics, and supply chain management. More than 68,000 employees at some 2,000 locations around the globe generated revenues totaling 15,128 billion euros in 2016.

Integrated logistics resides at the world’s most important intersections, where the flow of goods creates an effective link between carriers. Our value-added services ensure the flow of goods continues seamlessly and supply chains stay lean and optimized for success. Our business holds top positions in automotive, technology, consumer goods, trade fair logistics, special transports, and special events logistics. For more information, go to www.dbschenker.com/usa.

 

Experient

Experient,  A Maritz Global Events Company
Jamie Murdock, Vice President, Sales
jamie.murdock@experient-inc.com
1-240-383-6933

Perfecting the Event Experience®

Look to Experient, A Maritz Global Events Company, for consultation and full-service management of face-to-face trade shows, sports and enthusiast events, expositions, and conferences. We understand they are a substantial part of your business. And as your partner, we assure they run smoothly from beginning to end while keeping your costs within budget and your ROI in focus. With Experient, you have access to unparalleled pre-show consultation, account management, on-site services, event technology, and data analytics. Flexible and insightful consultation, event planning, site sourcing and contract negotiations, unified registration and housing, mobile apps, lead retrieval, and behavioral analytics are scalable services that meet the diverse needs of any size event.

Simply put...when you work with Experient, your attendees, exhibitors, and stakeholders will realize exceptional value from their event experience. At Experient, we are perfecting event experiences that inspire people to achieve extraordinary business results!

 

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Expo City
Robert Richardson, Chief Strategy Officer
1301 Avenue of the Americas, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10019  USA
917-982-6775
robert.richardson@expocity.com
expocity.com

Expo City is a transformative global platform that combines 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.

 

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EXPOCAD
Rich Stone, CEO
69 S. LaSalle Street, Aurora, IL 60505  USA
630-896-2281 
rich@expocad.com

luv@expocad.com 
http://new.expocad.com/

WE’RE WITH YOU ALL THE WAY!

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

Additional Information:
CEO Summit Registrant: Rich Stone, CEO
Rich@expocad.com +1 630.896.2281 x1177

The 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. Complimenting the organizing tools, EXPOCAD WEB, EXPOCAD FX and EXPOCAD Mobile Events, EXPOSNaP Marketing services assist organizers in marketing events & exhibitors online, in print & the palm of their hands.  EXPOCAD API link to Salesforce featured at the last 2 Dreamforce Salesforce user group meetings.

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. 

 

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Houston First Corporation
Michael Heckman, Senior Vice President, Partnerships & Event Development
701 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, TX 77010  USA
713-853-8932
michael.heckman@houstonfirst.com
www.houstonfirst.com

Houston First is the official destination marketing organization for the city of Houston and is a driving force behind the new Avenida Houston entertainment district.  The corporation also owns the Hilton Americas-Houston hotel, manages the George R. Brown Convention Center as well as 10 city-owned properties - Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, Wortham Theater Center, Talento Bilingue de Houston, Miller Outdoor Theatre, Houston First Outdoors (which includes Jones Plaza and other smaller venues) and Theater District Parking.

 

Javits Center

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Doreen Guerin, Senior Vice President, Sales, and Marketing
655 West 34th St., New York, NY  10001  USA
212-216-2130
dguerin@javitscenter.com
http://www.javitscenter.com/

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 58,000 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 technology services.

JEGI

JEGI
Kathleen Thomas
Managing Director
150 East 52nd St., 18th Fl
New York, NY  10022  USA
212-754-0710
kathleent@jegi.com 
www.jegi.com

JEGI has been the leading independent investment bank for the global media, information, marketing, software, and tech-enabled services sectors since 1987. Headquartered in North America, with offices in New York City and Boston, as well as London and Sydney (through its partnership with CLARITY), JEGI has completed more than 650 high-profile M&A and financing transactions, serving global corporations; middle-market and emerging companies; entrepreneurial owners and founders; and private equity and venture capital firms.

JEGI is the leading advisor in global events M&A. Led by Managing Directors Richard Mead and Kathleen Thomas, JEGI has closed more than 100 event-related transactions since 2000. Recent relevant transactions include the sale of Progressive Business Media, a leading business media and communications company serving the home furnishings and gift industries, to BridgeTower Media; FMAV, a leading audiovisual and live event production company, to PSAV, a portfolio company of Blackstone; FC Business Intelligence, a leading B2B events and information business, to LDC; PennWell, a leading integrated B2B events and information company serving the energy, safety, technology and healthcare sectors, to Clarion Events, a portfolio company of Blackstone; Hargrove, a leading experiential events and exhibitions production company, to PSAV; Connecting Point Marketing Group, a leading organizer of senior executive level, highly-curated hosted buyer events, to Emerald Expositions; MFV Group, a leading global event organizer for the franchise industry, to Comexposium; and many others. JEGI is also an active supporter of the events industry through its involvement in CEIR, SISO, IAEE, and many other event-related organizations. For more information, please visit www.jegi.com.

 

Malaysia CEB

Malaysia Convention Exhibition Bureau
Zulkefli Sharif, Chief Executive Officer
Level 20, Menara 2, Menara Berkembar Bank Rakyat, No 33, Jalan Rakyat,
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, 50470  Malaysia
+603-22643011
M:  +6019-2705949
zulkefli@myceb.com.my
https://www.myceb.com.my/

Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) is a non-profit organization established in 2009 by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia to grow the country’s business and major events industry. Its inception is in line with Malaysia’s Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) to elevate the country to a developed-nation status by the year 2020.

The bureau aims to further strengthen Malaysia’s global appeal and position as the leading destination for international meetings, incentives, conventions, trade exhibitions, and major events. MyCEB identifies potential business event leads, facilitates bidding processes, promotes government and industry collaborations, as well as provides event support and marketing services. Its support includes a provision of impartial advice on local products and services collaboratively with over 300 industry partners from a wide spectrum of the events industry.

In addition to being a catalyst for national product and industry developments, the bureau facilitates as a conduit between the public and private sectors in ensuring seamless processes are achieved through synergistic alliances with event stakeholders to stage successful events in Malaysia.

 

mdg

mdg
Lilia Dashevsky, Account Manager
1990 M. St. NW, Suite 570, Washington, D.C. 20036  USA
202-759-5238 
M: 602-918-3411
lilia@mdg.agency

Kimberly Hardcastle-Geddes, President
2445 5th Ave, Suite 450, San Diego, CA 92101 USA
619-298-1445 x116    
M: 619-261-9580
kimberly@mdg.agency 
www.mdg.agency

mdg is a full-service marketing and public relations agency with a 42-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
D: 702-632-4861
swalker@mgmresorts.com
mgmresorts.com

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.

 

Par Avion

Par Avion Meetings and Conventions
Toby Brenner, CEO
15901 Hawthorne Blvd., Ste. 440, Lawndale, CA  90260  USA
310-670-2970
tobyb@paravion-inc.com
http://paravion-inc.com/

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

 

SNIEC

SNIEC, The Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Ltd.
Stephanie Selesnick, US Representative
Venue: 2345 Longyang Road, Pudong Shanghai P.R.C. 201204
US: Las Vegas, NV 89101  USA
M: 818-497-5000
Stephanie@intltradeinfo.com
www.sniec.net

SNIEC is the only Western-owned and run exhibition center in China. The venue features 2 million square feet of ground-level exhibit space spread out over 17 column-free buildings, 1 million square feet of dedicated outdoor space and a prime location in Pudong, Shanghai with thousands of nearby hotel rooms. New this year (March 2019-October 2020) are 8 semi-permanent buildings centered in the outside area, providing another 292,778 square feet of inside exhibit and conference areas.  

US and Western show organizers have chosen SNIEC as their home in China. This includes CES Asia, IAAPA and World of Concrete China. We offer date protection as well as a safe and secure environment to launch and grow your Chinese geo-adapted shows. Unlike other venues, SNIEC does not own or produce proprietary exhibitions. Talk to us today about expanding your exhibitions to China!

 

Your Singapore  Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau

Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau (SECB)
Christina Choh
589 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1702,  New York,  NY 10017
212-302-4861
M: 646-661-0223
Christina_CHOH@stb.gov.sg
www.visitsingapore.com/mice

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.

 

Venetian Meetings

The Venetian Resort
Jerelle Gordon, National Sales Manager
3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV  89109
702-414-4842
jerelle.gordon@sands.com

Sean Morris, Executive Director of Sales
3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV  89109
702-414-4441
sean.morris@sands.com
www.venetian.com/‎

Meetings at The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas

Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian Las Vegas features elegant all-suite accommodations, exquisite restaurants, world-class entertainment, and shopping. The Venetian is home to celebrated chefs Thomas Keller, Emeril Lagasse, Lorena Garcia, and Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro. An ode to cocktail culture, The Dorsey and Rosina serve innovative craft cocktails.

The resort also features Canyon Ranch® spa + fitness, a five-acre pool; The Aquatic Club, TAO Nightclub, Grand Canal Shoppes®, and a 120,000-square-foot casino round out the all-encompassing resort experience.

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. The resort features a coworking space and Prestige at The Palazzo®. We have dedicated ourselves to providing unparalleled meeting services for over 25 years and welcome some of the largest tradeshows and corporate programs including CES, HIMSS, AWS re: Invent, AAPEX, and SHOT Show.

An undeniable advantage of Venetian Meetings is being a fully-integrated resort. Our central location gives convenient access to all our resort offers for both business and leisure, providing the optimal foundation for successful events—Venetian Meetings is built for business.

 

Abu Dhabi Conventions & Exhibtions Bureau

Department of Culture & Tourism - Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau
Jasmine Lew, Conventions & Exhibitions Manager
Nation Towers, Corniche, PO Box 94000, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971-2-5995036
M: +971-54-3066 324
jlew@dctabudhabi.ae
https://visitabudhabi.ae/en/abu.dhabi.convention.bureau.aspx

The Department of Culture and Tourism regulates, develops and promotes the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as an inspired global destination, rich in cultural authenticity, diverse natural offerings, and unparalleled family leisure and entertainment attractions, with the aim of supporting Abu Dhabi’s evolution into a world-class, sustainable destination of distinction.

In alignment with the core tenets of Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 and the Abu Dhabi Plan, we contribute to the nation’s economic diversification, working closely with stakeholders and partners to market Abu Dhabi locally and internationally. 

Through a combination of activities that engage our stakeholders, we are able to nurture a cultured community that preserves heritage and values, attract national and international investments by marketing our key tourism segments, increase visitor numbers and stimulate growth by building an attractive yet distinctive tourism and cultural destination.

As the organization tasked with tourism regulation as well as cultural and heritage preservation, our aspirations are to deliver a holistic tourism strategy that benefits visitors and residents alike. 

 

Silver Sponsors

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Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company - ADNEC
Graham Stephenson – Director of Sales
Khaleej Al Arabi Street, PO Box 5546, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirate
 +971 (0) 2 406 3919
M +971 (52) 501 2118
graham.stephenson@adnec.ae
adnec.ae

ADNEC GROUP

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company is playing a vital role in the Emirate’s ambition to become a leading destination for business meetings and events. The Group is made up of Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Al Ain Convention Centre, ExCeL London, Capital Gate, ANdAZ Capital Gate Hotel, Aloft Abu Dhabi, Aloft London ExCeL, IDEX LLC and ADNEC Services LLC.

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre is a multi-award winning venue offering organizers of exhibitions, conferences and live events a total space of 133,000 square meters. This incorporates two large conference halls that can seat 1,400 people combined, 21 meeting rooms, 11 halls, a purpose-built banquet facility that can seat 700 people in a dinner setting and a multi-functional 7,920 square meters, 6,000 seat conference center facility. The venue also boasts a range of restaurants, cafés, shops, on-site hotels, and business facilities as well as outdoor event spaces and the stunning Waterfront Quayside.

Al Ain Convention Centre
Al Ain Convention Centre provides the city of Al Ain with an exceptional venue for exhibitions, conferences, weddings, and other special events. It is built in a unique architectural style that is in harmony with the city’s existing architecture with a marquee-style roof. It offers combined (indoor and outdoor) event space of 20,000 square meters.

ExCeL London
ExCeL London, London’s largest international exhibition, and convention center were acquired by Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company in 2008. It sits on a 100-acre campus alongside Royal Victoria Dock in London’s Docklands and has hosted a variety of events including the 2012 London Olympics. The venue offers 100,000 square meters of multi-purpose, flexible event space, including the Capital’s only International Convention Centre; ICC London. ICC London includes the UK’s largest fully-flexible auditorium for up to 5,000 delegates. There’s also London’s largest banqueting hall for up to 3,000 guests and a conference suite comprising 17 individual meeting rooms, suitable for anything from 50 to 1,200 delegates.

ANdAZ CAPITAL GATE HOTEL - ABU DHABI
Located in the iconic Capital Gate tower, the five-star ANdAZ Capital Gate hotel provides 189 rooms and unsurpassed views of the city and coastline. It is the first ANdAZ hotel in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. The on-site hotel supports Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre’s business tourism needs.

ALOFT ABU DHABI HOTEL
Owned by ADNEC and operated by Starwood Hotels & Resorts, 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 interconnected to Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

ALOFT LONDON EXCEL
In 2011, ExCeL London opened the UK’s first Starwood Aloft hotel. Aloft London ExCeL was built by Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company 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 from the O2 Arena on the new Emirates Air Line cable car.

IDEX LLC
First held in 1993, IDEX is the largest tri-service defense exhibition in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. IDEX takes place biennially and is organized by Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company in association with the UAE Armed Forces GHQ. IDEX also features the Naval Defence Exhibition and Conference (NAVDEX), that showcases naval defense systems and maritime security equipment. ADNEC also organizes the Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference (UMEX) which showcases a wide range of applications for unmanned vehicles in a range of military and civilian applications as well as the Simulation Exhibition and Conference (SimTEX). ADNEC launched last year the “Abu Dhabi International Boat Show” the event is dedicated to Luxury Yacht, Leisure Marine and Fishing

ADNEC SERVICES LLC
ADNEC Services LLC. launched in 2015, a fully integrated business unit of ADNEC offering a dedicated single point of contact for organizers, exhibitors, and retailers for setting up, connecting and activating stands, exhibitions and other conference spaces within ADNEC venues which can be delivered seamlessly within an overall one-stop approach.

CAPITAL HOSPITALITY
Capital Hospitality, part of ADNEC Services LLC, was launched in 2015 to deliver exceptional hospitality experiences which combine international and local knowledge to produce a 5-star hospitality service offering that is second-to-none.

 

AMR International

AMR International
Denzil Rankine, Executive Chairman
3 Waterhouse Square, 138 Holborn, London EC1N 2SW United Kingdom
+44 20 7534 3601
M:  + 44 7785 228 441
denzil.rankine@amrinternational.com
www.amrinternational.com

For over 25 years, AMR International has developed unparalleled experience in the events industry. Today, as the events industry accelerates along its evolutionary path, AMR’s mission is to act as a guide for organizations seeking to navigate this change. AMR supports all facets of strategy, event lifecycle, data and digital, operational and transaction support. AMR is also a regular advisor to financial investors in the events industry, providing strategic M&A support in emerging and mature markets. AMR has offices in London, New York, Paris, and New Delhi, as well as on-the-ground experience in more than 30 countries.

 

Atlanta CVB

Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau / Georgia World Congress Center Authority
Tom Dolan (ACVB) Director Citywide Sales; Damon Bell (GWCC) Senior Director of Convention Sales
233 Peachtree Street, Atlanta,  Georgia 30303  USA
404-521-6384
M: 512-318-7747
tdolan@atlanta.net
atlantameetings.com

Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) is the official destination marketing organization for the city and serves to favorably impact Atlanta’s economy through conventions and tourism. The organization bolsters Atlanta’s $15 billion hospitality industry, which generated nearly 51 million visitors in 2016. ACVB has a vested interest in helping every meeting in Atlanta maximize attendance through collaboration of its experienced sales, services, marketing, and public relations teams, working to ensure every meeting is a success. 

 

aventri

Aventri
Oni Chukwu, CEO
13 Marshall St., Norwalk, CT  06854
203-403-9074
M: 203-640-5414
oni.chukwu@aventri.com
https://www.aventri.com

Aventri is a global leader in data-driven, end-to-end event management and venue sourcing solutions. The award-winning, open-source platform delivers innovative technology solutions to streamline the event process, providing real-time data and analytics on event performance, customer engagement, and increasing measurable event ROI. Founded in 2008, Aventri has assisted more than 25,000 event professionals in planning, executing, and measuring their events, untimely helping them to connect better. Our event management software technology has tools for powering those connections and every employee at the company is personally committed to and invested in our clients’ success. With a focus on event sourcing and hospitality, registration, marketing, logistics, engagement, mobile, and data analytics, the company serves more than 1,500 customers, including leading corporations, associations, agencies, and educational institutions globally. Headquartered in the United States, the company also has offices in the UK, Belgium, Australia, Singapore, and India. Aventri is a portfolio company of private equity firm HGGC. Learn more at aventri.com

 

 

 

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Berkery Noyes
Brian DeCicco, Managing Director
245 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10167 USA
646-442-7969
M: 518-610-2544
Brian.DeCicco@berkerynoyes.com
https://berkerynoyes.com/

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 media and marketing services sectors, serving information and content businesses and private equity firms on important strategic transactions and decisions. 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 ww.berkerynoyes.com.

 

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Burns & Levinson LLP
David Amidon, Partner
125 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02110  USA
617-219-8300
damidon@burnslev.com
burnslev.com

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 www.burnslev.com.

 

Buttine Exhibition & Event Insurance

Buttine Exhibition & Tradeshow Insurance
Jack Buttine, 
33 East 33rd Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY  10016  USA
212-697-1010
jmb@buttine.com
www.buttine.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SISO Members receive a discount.

 

Choose Chicago

Choose Chicago
Darrell Baker, Vice President Sales, Trade Shows
301 East Cermak Road,  Chicago, IL 60616 USA
312-567-8573
M: 202-725-3590
dbaker@choosechicago.com
http://www.choosechicago.com/meeting-professionals/

Chicago is home to the Western Hemisphere’s largest convention center-McCormick Place-the city also provides hundreds of unique venue options for meetings and trade shows. Whether you want to dazzle attendees with views from one of the world’s tallest buildings or impress them with lectures among ancient artifacts, Chicago has something spectacular for everyone.

 

CompuSystems

CompuSystems
Greg Mette,  Marketing Manager
2651 Warrenville Rd., Suite 400, Downer's Grove, IL  60515
331-903-6546
greg.mette@csireg.com
www.compusystems.com

CompuSystems is a leading provider of registration, data analytics, and lead management services. Our mission is to help event organizers, exhibitors, and attendees achieve the best possible trade show experience. when you partner with us, we become an extension of your team, immersing ourselves in your vision as well as your challenges in order to form a lasting and meaningful relationship. We never stop working until we've delivered beyond your expectations.

 

 

 

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Core-Apps, LLC
Jay Tokosch, CEO
1290 Bay Dale Drive, #319, Arnold, MD 21012
410-974-0505
M: 443-618-9790
jay@core-apps.com
https://www.core-apps.com/

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

cvent

Cvent
Rob Hamlin, Regional Sales Director, Event
1765 Greensboro Station Place, 7th Floor, Tysons Corner, VA 22102  USA
571-830-2371
rhamlin@cvent.com
http://www.cvent.com

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

 

VisitDallas

VISITDALLAS
Deborah Burleson, Director of National Accounts
325 N. St. Paul St., Ste. 700, Dallas, TX  75201  USA
214-571-1068
M: 214-649-8715
deborahb@visitdallas.com 
http://www.visitdallas.com/

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Delmay and Partners
Elyse Kaplan, Director of Business Development
2131 Hollywood Boulevard, Suite 408, Hollywood, FL 33020  USA
954-744-8396
M:  954-821-9156
elyse@delmaycorp.com
delmayandpartners.com

For almost 20 years Delmay Corporation and its team of seasoned, dedicated professionals have worked on behalf of show and event organizers planning, managing and executing hundreds of stress-free events. Through the years many of our best system enhancements, including registration and housing have come from clients’ suggestions and evolving needs. But we wanted to be able to provide our tried and true system to other professional organizers and event planners that have the staff and knowledge but need a powerful, versatile and affordable system to simplify their meeting and event processes.

Delmay is excited to announce our evolution from a leading company servicing large scale events to a technology/software company that is arming show organizers with a seamless suite of best-in-class technologies.

QUEMSYS (the Quantum Event Management System) is an innovative, versatile system that is powered by a suite of Registration, Sourcing, Housing and other event management features that are intuitive and seamless. Our QUEMSYS customizable platform incorporates:

  • Sales/Contact (CRM) Management
  • Event Marketing
  • Registration Tools
  • Sourcing and Contract Negotiations
  • Hotel/Housing Profits Center
  • Real-time, Comprehensive Reporting
  • Budgeting, Payments, and Accounting                                        


     

eventbots by SCIENSIO

EventBots by Sciensio
Robert Caldwell, Founding Partner, and CRO
1192 East Draper Pkwy #418, Draper, UT  84020  USA
+1-801-971-4952
M:  801-971-4952
robert.caldwell@sciensio.com
www.eventbots.com

Sciensio is one of the leading pioneers of AI ChatBot for customer support and the global leader for EventBots. Our award-winning solutions have been deployed for events from 10 to 100,000+ attendees and can be used for any type of meeting, conference, festival or gathering. EventBots have won more than a dozen industry awards, including SISO Innovation Battlefield 2017, MPI WEC Tech Showcase 2018, National Sports Forum Tech Tank 2018, IMEX America #IMEXpitch 2017, and IBTM World Technology Watch 2017. In 2018, CIO Review named Sciensio to the 10 Most Promising Conversational Platform Solution Providers list.

EventBots by Sciensio provide quick answers to thousands of commonly asked questions through multiple mediums, including SMS, WebMessenger, Facebook Messenger, and more. Our solution requires no downloads or training. EventBots answer questions asked in over a million different ways with a 98% open rate and a Correct Response Rate of over 95%.

Our conversation design engine delivers answers in real-time with an average response time of fewer than three seconds, 24/7/365. EventBots engage customers with personalized messaging, enhance their experience by offering support on channels they already use, and enrich the client relationship with targeted offers and critical communication.

EventBots by Sciensio are highly scalable and, through self-service bot templates, can be deployed in under an hour. Our chatbots are simple, intuitive, and deliver a superior experience while saving event organizers’ valuable time and money. We are proudly partnered with Aventri, Shepard, and Connect.

Visit  www.eventbots.com or text “demo” to 45426 to experience EventBots over SMS.

 

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ExCeL London
Jeremy Rees, Acting CEO 
One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL  United Kingdom
+ 0207 069 4599
M:  + 07766 238 377
jeremyrees@excel.london

ExCeL London is the capital’s multi-award-winning events venue, located in London’s Royal Docks. Celebrating its 19th birthday this year, ExCeL London has hosted over 5,000 world leading events from global brand showcases to international association meetings and world-renowned exhibitions. Events that have taken place at the venue include World Travel Market, London Boat Show, BETT, European Society of Cardiology Congress, The Adobe Summit, HPE Discover, ICE Totally Gaming, LinkedIn, MCM Comic Con, Salon, Grand Designs Live and hundreds more.

Events at ExCeL are thriving. Every year we bring together 4 million people and 40,000 exhibitors from all over the world to meet, trade and do business. Events take place on a 100-acre site which includes everything from flexible, multi-purpose event halls, to state-of-the-art conference facilities and smaller meeting rooms. London’s International Convention Centre (ICC London) includes a fully flexible auditorium, catering and exhibition space, and a variety of meeting rooms, from 10 boardrooms to 1,000 theatre style.

Already one of the best-connected cities on the planet, the opening of the Elizabeth line in London in Autumn 2019 will make 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.

ExCeL was acquired by ADNEC in 2008, leading to continued investment in the venue infrastructure including the opening of ICC London in 2010 and the new Aloft hotel in 2011 (increasing capacity on campus to 1,400 rooms at that time). As a result of the support from our owners, ExCeL now contributes £4.5 billion in economic impact to the London economy, supports 37,600 jobs and is directly responsible for 25% of London's inbound business tourism.

At ExCeL London, we take every event to heart. Whatever the ambition, we genuinely care about what our clients do and are committed to helping them achieve great things. Our dedicated and experienced teams work with clients to identify opportunities for growth and deliver the best possible event outcomes.

 

 

Explori

Explori
Mark Brewster, 
Floor 12,  No. 1 Croydon 
12-16 Addiscombe Road
London, United Kingdom  CR0 0XT 
+44 (0)20 3818 8232
mark@explori.com
http://www.explori.com/the-audience-listening-platform

Explori is 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 serve 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.

 

Meet Sunny

Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau
Ed Simon, Regional Director of Sales
101 NE Third Avenue, Suite 100, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 33301 USA
954-765-4466
M: 954-661-7223
esimon@broward.org
https://www.sunny.org/

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Visit Fort Worth
Roger Freeman, Director of Sales, Eastern Region
9301 Silvercreek Court, Fairfax Station, VA  22039  USA
800-433-5747
M: 571-437-5969 
rogerfreeman@fortworth.com
www.fortworth.com

Fort Worth is the perfect, accessible Texas destination with the ideal combination of successful business spirit together with an eclectic cultural scene. Visitors can experience our distinctly Western heritage at the Stockyards National Historic District to adore The Herd, the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive, enjoy authentic dance halls and saloons, get energized at Billy Bob’s, the world’s largest honky-tonk; visit multiple internationally-recognized museums all in a park-like setting in the Cultural District, or enjoy the Fort Worth Zoo, listed as one of the USA’s ‘Top 5 Zoos’; embrace the charm and welcoming atmosphere of Sundance Square and Plaza; relish attractions and events throughout the city including self-proclaimed Restaurant Row located on Magnolia Avenue in our Near Southside District; and the distinctly unique “Rockin’ the River” waterfront concert series.

Planners looking beyond their meetings and sessions can look to Firestone & Robertson Distilling Company’s newest creation, Whiskey Ranch, the largest whiskey distillery west of the Mississippi River and the 112-acre whiskey wonderland that sits on a fully-functioning historic golf course. Whiskey Ranch offers event spaces with ample areas for outdoor events for larger gatherings, plus all with panoramic views of downtown Fort Worth. Another unique venue to consider would be Texas Motor Speedway, offering out-of-the-box teambuilding activities with the “pit crew” experience…perfect for groups of all sizes.

Come November 2019, Dickies Arena also in the Cultural District will accommodate many types of special events for up to 14,000 people, allowing planners to choose from small event spaces to over 90,000 gross square feet.

Rounding out our destination, Fort Worth is also home to a wide-ranging collection of well-known hotel brands including Aloft, Hampton Inn, Hilton, Omni, Renaissance and Sheraton among others with 3,400 hotel rooms in downtown, plus an additional six planned hotel properties yielding 1,000+ additional rooms. Our Convention Center is LEED-certified with over 253,000 gross square feet of dedicated exhibit space on 1 level, 38 break-out rooms, an adjacent 55,000 gross square foot outdoor Events Plaza, the city’s largest Ballroom, and a domed Arena for up to 13,000 guests.

Fort Worth…with our authentic western culture…we believe it’s the Texas you want!

 

Gleanin

Gleanin
Tamar Beck, CEO
Level 29 Ltd., Suite 189, 43 Bedford Street, London, WC2E 9HA, United Kingdom
+1 347-759-0466
M:  +44 (0)7818-076-242
tamar@gleanin.com
https://gleanin.com

Gleanin is an attendee acquisition platform that simply plugs into your registration form and will increase your event’s total pre-registered attendee numbers by, on average, 4.5%.

Gleanin puts powerful marketing tools in the hands of ALL pre-registered attendees and encourages them to refer your event to their contacts and connections via email, social media and even mobile messaging. All advocacy actions are tracked via unique links and all attributable new registrations are verifiable. If we can’t track it, we do not report on it.

Gleanin is GDPR compliant and all attendee advocacy on its platform is explicitly opt-in and authentic. Attendees choose if, how and when they advocate. Authentic referrals that deliver verifiable new registrations for your event – simple!

Gleanin offers:

  • transparent and fixed upfront pricing
  • easy to calculate ROI based on continuous performance benchmarking
  • fully verifiable new attendee growth
  • easy plug in and play
  • easy to use marketing tools that extend attendee referral opportunities post-event registration

Gleanin Connect is used by the world’s leading trade show organizers and is easily affordable, easy to implement and easy to use.

 

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

One of the nation’s preeminent mergers and acquisitions advisory firms, 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 events businesses in the Social Media, Specialty Foods, Oil & Gas, Warranty, and Voice (Alexa) markets and one of the largest Music Festivals in the US.

Recent transactions include the sale of the event producer Utility Analytics Institute to Informa and also the sale of the global UK events company Ultima Media with events in 10 countries including China, Russia, India and Brazil to Suddeutcher VMI, Forester Media Network Stormcon Tradeshow to Endeavor Business Media, WebCom Communications Technology Events to TWST, the AI (Artificial Intelligence) World Tradeshows and Vinelake (Internet of Business) Events to CII, and The Running Event Tradeshow to Diversified Communications.

Headquartered in New York City, with offices in Atlanta, London, Toronto, South America, 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.

 

Info Salons

Info Salons Group
Jo-Anne Kelleway, CEO
Info Salons Group
Level, 69-75 Reservoir St, Surry Hills NSW. 2010 Australia
M: +61 (0)416 002530
joanne.kelleway@infosalonsgroup.com
http://www.infosalonsgroup.com/

Info Salons is the leading provider of event technology solutions for the Exhibitions & Events industry worldwide, supplying online and mobile solutions for all your event database management, registration, and marketing requirements.

Info Salons passionate and experienced staff deliver a personalized, seamless, high-tech check-in experience for your attendees. Our cloud-based solutions facilitate attendee interactions, and world-renowned onsite services deliver exceptional event experiences.  

One of our latest innovations includes the award-winning NFC Smart Event and Facial Recognition Registration platform.

Info Salons operates throughout Greater Asia from our offices in Sydney, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Dubai. 

We are pleased to be part of the Freeman family since 2018.

 

 

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InGo
Michael Barnett, President, and CEO
PO Box 40134, Arlington, VA 22204  USA 
347-422-7638
M: 703-835-9692
mb@letsgoingo.com
https://www.ingo.me/

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

 

Koller Search Partners

Koller Search
Edward Koller Jr., Managing Partner
655 Third Avenue, 24th Floor, NY, NY  10017  USA
212-763-1517 
ekoller@kollersearch.com   
http://www.kollersearch.com/

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

Louisville Tourism
Angi Van Berg, Vice President, Trade Show Sales
401 W. Main, Ste. 2300, Louisville, KY  40202  USA
502-560-1475
M: 502-472-6022
avanberg@gotolouisville.com
https://www.gotolouisville.com/

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
513-527-8865
dkline@mapyourshow.com
http://www.mapyourshow.com/

MYS is the gold standard when it comes to Event Management Software. The mission of MYS (Map Your Show) is simple – make exhibition and conference management easy – and it’s the driving force behind all software development. With dedicated customer service and an expert development team, they are unmatched in the event management software industry. Their products are designed, supported, and maintained by an in-house staff of Programmers and Account Managers affording them uncommon levels of agility and responsiveness. Their beautifully designed user interface provides trade show managers with unparalleled tools to effectively organize and execute management of their event. MYS’s products are designed to offer the ultimate trade show experience to not only managers but to their exhibitors and attendees as well.

MYS’s comprehensive event management solution includes show management tools to give your staff the essentials they need for effective and efficient show management, such as:


With over 15 years of event software experience, MYS now partners with more than 300 events a year, including 9 of the Top 10 Trade Show Executive Gold 100 shows. No matter the event size, MYS delivers an experience that is fast, accurate, reliable and easy to use for attendees, exhibitors, speakers, and show management. Their in-house data integration experts have the capability to integrate with your event’s other vendors, helping to grow attendance, square footage, revenue and more with their suite of cloud-based software.

MYS is designed to bring 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 your partner in revenue generation. They employ a professional exhibitor engagement team, giving you an additional profit center for your show.

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

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

 

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Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
Joyce Leveston, CMM, CVP, General Manager
415 Summer St., Boston, MA 02210  USA
617-954-2073
M:  617-571-8337
jleveston@SignatureBoston.com
www.signatureboston.com

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) owns and oversees the operations of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC), The Lawn On D Powered by Citizens Bank, the Lot On D, the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass. and the Boston Common Garage.

The MCCA's mission is to generate significant regional economic activity by attracting conventions, tradeshows, and other events to its world-class facilities while maximizing the investment return for the residents and businesses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

 

Mazars

Mazars USA LLP
Roy Anderson, Partner
135W. 50th Street, 13th Fl., New York, NY  10020  USA
212-375-6565
roy.anderson@mazarsusa.com
www.mazarsusa.com

Mazars USA is a full-service accounting, tax and consulting firm with global reach and deep technology, media, information and event expertise. We understand the changing nature of the industry’s business environment and deliver value-added services to consumer and B2B media companies, data and information service providers, advertising and marketing firms, and event organizers.

We provide our clients with value-added advisory services when considering a business transaction. Our close working relationships with private equity, banking, and investment banking groups ensure that our clients benefit when seeking funding to support and grow their businesses.

As the independent US member firm of Mazars Group, we deliver seamless access to the expertise of 23,000 professionals in 89 countries.

 

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New Orleans & Company
Sallee Pavlovich, Director, National Accounts
2020 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA  70130
504-566-5035
spavlovich@neworleans.com
http://www.neworleans.com

New Orleans & Company is a nationally accredited, 1,100-member destination marketing organization and the largest and most successful private economic development corporation in Louisiana. New Orleans & Company and its members and partners influence thousands of decision-makers and millions of visitors to choose New Orleans through direct sales, marketing, public relations, branding, visitor services and local advocacy initiatives at our New Orleans headquarters and offices in Chicago, Columbia, SC, Washington, D.C., the United Kingdom, France, Germany and China. Consistently recognized as one of the top five destination marketing organizations in the country, New Orleans & Company celebrates its 59th anniversary in 2019. For more information, please visit: Neworleans.com/about, Facebook.com/neworleansandco, and Instagram.com/Neworleansandco.

From the French Quarter, the historic core of the city, to the burgeoning Bywater, Warehouse Arts District and Magazine Street, New Orleans is bustling with progress and innovation. This historic city, 300 years in the making, with its rich and authentic culture, world-renowned cuisine and one-of-a-kind venues, is the perfect backdrop for events of all sizes. When you come to New Orleans, you’re in good company.

 

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New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Tim Hemphill, Vice President
900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA  70130  USA
504-582-3039
M: 407-920-1256
themphill@mccno.com
www.mccno.com

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

 

Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips

Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips
Reed Phillips III, CEO & Managing Partner
475 Park Avenue South, 22nd Floor, New York, NY 10016  USA
+1-212.651.2606
r.phillips@dp.oaklins.com
dp.oaklins.com

Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips is an investment bank for clients that operate at the intersection of content, technology and services. This includes enterprises operating within the media, advertising & marketing, education, healthcare, information services and technology sectors.  Over 23 years, clients have included Advance Publications/Condé Nast, Deutsche Börse Group, Elsevier, Hachette, JP Morgan Partners, Microsoft, The New York Times, Time Inc., TPG and Wasserstein & Co., among others. The firm is the TMT practice co-head and industry specialist in Oaklins, the world’s largest and most successful M&A advisory organization in the mid-market, with over 800 investment banking professionals in 45 countries.

At Oaklins, we are passionate about M&A. It’s what we do, every day. We give nothing but our very best to do justice to the extraordinary effort our clients put into their businesses. Our partnership with our clients works because we both believe in never settling until we deliver excellence. Coming from every corner of the world and with a diverse range of backgrounds, together we are one global team. The world’s most experienced advisor on mid-market deals.

Oaklins is the collective trade name of independent member firms affiliated with Oaklins International Inc. For details of the nature of the affiliation, please refer to www.oaklins.com/legal.

 

Orange County Convention Center

Orange County Convention Center
Yulita Osuba, Deputy Director
PO Box 691509, Orlando, FL  32869-1509  USA
407-685-9875
Yulita.Osuba@occc.net
www.occc.net

EXPERIENCE THE NEW ORANGE
The world-class Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) provides a multitude of event options in two beautiful buildings – the West and North/South.  After more than 35 years in business, the Center of Hospitality continues to find new ways to showcase the leadership and quality of service that has made the destination one of the most popular in the world, not only for tourism but for conventions and trade shows.

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

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

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

 

 

Visit Orlando

Visit Orlando
Fred Shea, Senior Vice President, Sales, and Services
6277 Sea Harbor Drive, Ste. 400, Orlando, FL  32821-8043  USA
407-354-5547
fred.shea@visitorlando.com
http://www.visitorlando.com/

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 www.OrlandoMeeting.com.

 

Visit Phoenix

Visit Phoenix
Sally Forrest, Director of National Accounts
400 E Van Buren St Ste 600, Phoenix, AZ 85004  USA
877-MEET-PHX
sforrest@visitphoenix.com
www.visitphoenix.com

Visit Phoenix’s sales staff books meetings, conventions and events 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, three ballrooms, and 99 meeting rooms. Temperature-controlled loading bays and exhibit halls with pre-scored floors ease move-in and move-out, and a food court with five themed eateries and patio seating caters to exhibition attendees. 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 and city leaders to strengthen the visitor product of Phoenix, the sixth-largest city in the U.S. and home of the 2017 NCAA Final Four.

 

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Resorts World Las Vegas
Jessica Baran SVP
3000 Las Vegas S Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109  USA
702-802-6460 
M:  702-218-0041
jessica.baran@rwlasvegas.com
https://rwlasvegas.com/

Resorts World Las Vegas is a $4 Billion project, currently building on the North end of the Las Vegas Strip. Resting on 87 acres of land, it will have 3,200 sleeping rooms and 200,000 square feet of meeting space in Phase One of their Convention Center, Opening Q1 of 2021.  The multi-billion-dollar project will be constructed with a modern Asian theme, creating a unique international tourist destination and experience for trade show attendee and guest.  From the architecture inspired by modern Asia to the highest technological level of service standards, RWLV is committed to bring the sights and sounds of modern Asia to every event that enters the doors of Resorts World Las Vegas.

Salt Lake

Visit Salt Lake
Tyson Lybbert, Managing Director of Sales
90 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101  USA
801-534-4934 
M:  801-703-6338
tlybbert@visitsaltlake.com    
https://www.visitsaltlake.com/

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.

 

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Visit San Antonio 
Tyler Orwig, Director of Sales
203 S. St. Mary’s, Suite 200, San Antonio, TX 78205  USA
210-207-6798
M: 303-249-6313
tylerorwig@visitsanantonio.com
www.visitsanantonio.com

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.

Meet

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.

Learn

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.

Play

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.

 

SmartXpo

SmartXpo
Phil Stone - CEO
62-65 Chandos Place, London, WC2N 4HG,  UK
T:    +44 203 958 7350
M:   +44 7970137071
phil.stone@smartxpo.com
www.smartxpo.com

SmartXpo is a software business bringing predictive analytics and machine learning to the exhibitions industry. It provides cloud-based tools to boost event performance and profitability.

Our ground-breaking applications harness the power of events data, offering solutions for price optimization, margin improvement, highly accurate forecasting, and portfolio management.

At the SISO CEO summit in 2018 SmartXpo launched a price setting tool that enables organizers to recapture millions of dollars lost through value leakage.

One year later, the solution has already been deployed worldwide, generating an average 7% yield uplift and improved exhibitor rebook at participating events.

 

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Spectra

Spectra
Vicki Rees-Jones, Manager, Business Development
3601 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148  USA
215-389-9430
vicki_rees-jones@comcastspectacor.com
http://www.spectraexperiences.com/

We are Spectra, the experts in hosting and entertainment. We provide our clients access to a network of partnerships and integrated services that infuse operational excellence, unlock incremental value, and enhance the customer experience. We pride ourselves on superior service, strong relationships, and a client-focused approach that delivers innovative solutions across a wide range of property and event types. We are focused on the details behind every event, so our clients can enjoy how they all come together. With a variety of managed Convention Centers, Spectra works with event planners to turn events into great experiences through creative entrepreneurship, innovative techniques, responsive customer service, and best-in-class service that touch every aspect of the experience. Through our expansive scope of integrated services and marketing expertise, we provide our partners with the best resources to generate revenue and drive the bottom line.

 

Steven Hacker Photography

Steven Hacker Photography
Steven Hacker
Fairview, TX  57069  USA
214-597-9791
stevenhacker@me.com

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.

 

Ungerboeck

Ungerboeck
Rick Dobson, Director of Exhibition Solutions
100 Ungerboeck Park, O’Fallon, MO 63368  USA
M:  703-981-8487
rick.dobson@ungerboeck.com
ungerboeck.com

Ungerboeck for Exhibitions:  The New Benchmark in Event Management Technology

Introducing Ungerboeck for Exhibitions: the first and only truly “unified,” end-to-end solution for managing exhibitions. No more grappling with multiple “solutions” from unrelated vendors patch-worked together to be somewhat passible as “integrated.” Welcome to a better way.

Producing an exhibition is not a single process. Rather, it involves a series of highly orchestrated processes. Trying to automate those many processes traditionally has required the implementation of numerous independent “solutions”—one for CRM; another for floor plans; yet another for accounting, and so on and so forth.  Each individual solution may be excellent, yet, only offer a partial solution to the overall automation task. 

To even begin to serve an organizer’s needs, each individual solution first must be made to work together. In other words, the solutions must be integrated. Yet, as each of the component parts was created independent of the others, cobbling together the solutions is always an exercise in compromise. In a perfect world, each of the pieces would be designed to work seamlessly together as a single, powerful and unified solution free of compromise. That’s precisely why we created Ungerboeck for Exhibitions.

What That Means for You

Say goodbye to complex and costly software customization and integration.  With Ungerboeck for Exhibitions, all your key business processes and data are centralized. Just imagine . . .

  • No more need to maintain multiple databases
  • No more re-keying of data
  • No more reconciling reports
  • Having all essential data at your fingertips in real-time
  • Empowering sales staff with the ability to instantly identify prospects most likely to purchase any given product
  • Having immediate access to historical customer data across all years and all events
  • Being able to apply business rules down to the individual user level
  • Giving customers the ability to do business with you at their convenience
  • Driving costs down and revenues up
  • Automating everything that can be automated, freeing staff to focus on higher level tasks
  • Making GDPR compliance a breeze! (For those who communicate via email with persons in the EU)

 

Why it Matters

Your customers are the life-blood of your business which is why our CRM is at the core of Ungerboeck for Exhibitions. But it’s not just any CRM; it’s the only CRM build from the ground up specifically for the management of events.

Ungerboeck for Exhibitions is the single most comprehensive and powerful exhibition and exhibitor management toolset available, eliminating inefficiencies and maximizing revenue growth opportunities, all while delivering a whole new level of customer service. 

Seeing is believing!

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United Service Companies

United Service Companies, Inc.
Rick Simon, President, and CEO
1550 S. Indiana Ave., Ste, 300, Chicago, IL  60605
800-248-8558
rsimon@unitedhq.com
https://unitedhq.com/

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 has been given awards for recycling over 90% of the waste from participating shows and is the preferred provider for many show organizers.
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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 rsimon@unitedhq.com to learn more.

 

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  • “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