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Become a Member


  • Annual CEO SUMMIT for company owners, presidents, CEOs, and CFOs
  • Annual SUMMER CONFERENCE, for upper-level management
  • MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY, with list of senior management contacts.
  • WEBSITE, keyword searchable for members 
  • REASONABLE DUES STRUCTURE based on annual revenue
  • DIVERSE MEMBERSHIP, with small, medium and large/global companies

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Independent Event Organizers Of All Sizes Join SISO Because...

David Adler
CEO and Founder, BizBash Media
"SISO, circa 2013, is hot. With membership growing rapidly and gaggles of investment bankers hovering at events make, you really wonder what is happening here. The center of gravity of the media world seems to be in the exhibition and event space like at no other time in history. With all the technological advances, there is even more of a quest to gather face-to-face in what amounts to the new "Town Squares" for everything from industry to consumer interests.  Doesn't get better than thousands of people who really do more than "Facebook Likes" gathering at a trade show or consumer exhibition." 

Sean Guerre
President, Stone Fort Group

“SISO has had a tremendously positive effect on my life as an entrepreneur in the conference and tradeshow business.  It is with SISO that I have launched, grown, and sold my first media company, and with my SISO contacts and knowledge, I am building my next startup as well. SISO members have been very generous in their sharing of knowledge, techniques and latest ideas to improve the management and profitability of our events. We have learned from participating in SISO events how to integrate digital media successfully into our event business. The overall focus of this organization is to help your company and key management team to succeed in a rapidly changing live media environment, and this happens through the meetings and networking that only SISO can deliver. I can safely say that our annual membership in SISO has produced outstanding ROI, both immediately and in the long-term.”

Toby Walters
CEO, Co-Founder, Elite Exhibitions

“Shortly after joining as a new member, Elite Exhibitions experienced the benefits of being a SISO Member, such as cutting our insurance costs by 70%. We have also been able to use the SISO logo on our event websites, which has given us an enormous amount of credibility. There are so many benefits to becoming a SISO Member, but this one alone makes our membership worth it!”

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