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March 31 - April 3, 2025  |  Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa - Austin, TX


SISO Summit

John McGovern

John McGovern

CEO and Owner, Grimes, McGovern and Associates
United States

Grimes, McGovern & Associates (GMA) was formed in 2018 by the acquisition of the Global Media & Events group from W.B. Grimes & Company by CEO & Owner John McGovern.  GMA is a global independent M&A Advisory firm and one of the most active in tradeshow and event acquisitions globally. Selected transactions are: MJ Biz to EmeraldX, Hotel Interactive Hosted Buyer to EmeraldX, UK-based SMI Group’s Defense/Pharma Event Business to SAE International, Ultima Media Auto Events business in 10 countries including China, Russia, India and Brazil to Suddeutcher VM, The Running Event to Diversified Comm, Stormcon to Endeavor Business Media, The Lab Institute Event to LabX, UK-based Vinelake LTD’s IOT Event Platform to Cambridge Innovation Institute, and Creative Age’s Nails Tradeshows to Allured Business Media.

Headquartered in New York City, with offices in Atlanta, Los Angeles, South America and Hong Kong, GMA currently has clients in the UK, Canada, India, South America, and the US and is currently representing event businesses in Facilities & Tech (Hosted Buyer), Latin American Technology, Alternative Products, Skin Care, Institutional Finance, and a platform with events in 15+ markets.