2019 SISO Leadership Sponsors



COBO Center
Greg DeSandy, Director of Sales & Event Services
1 Washington Blvd.
Detroit, MI  48226  USA
+1 313-877-8214     
M: +1 313-269-1524

Cobo Center originally opened in 1960. Since that time the facility has gone through several transformations including the most recent $279 million dollar reimagination completed in 2015. With 723,000 square feet of exhibit space and more than 100 meeting rooms and flexible public spaces totaling more than 200,000 this attractive facility is positioned as a fantastic destination for conventions, meetings, and events. Highlights include SMG and Centerplate management, scenic location on the banks of the Detroit River, central location in an emerging destination, complimentary hi-speed wireless internet access, progressive sustainable practices and an unmatched potential for branding. We look forward to hosting the 2019 SISO Leadership Conference in August 2019.



1 Washington Blvd.
Detroit, MI  48226  USA
+1 313-567-3880

Food and Beverage Catering Services are provided by Centerplate, the exclusive caterer for the Cobo Center. 


Visit Detroit

Visit Detroit
211 W. Fort Street, Ste. 1000
Detroit, MI  48226  USA
+1 800-338-7648

The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB) is the only organization that promotes metro Detroit regionally, nationally and internationally as a convention, business meeting and tourism destination.

To achieve this goal of soliciting and servicing the area’s second-largest industry, the DMCVB works with the Detroit and Windsor area business community, civic organizations and local government offices in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties.

The DMCVB is neither a branch of any government nor a charitable foundation. It is an independent, nonprofit economic development organization which receives its funding from several sources, including:

  • A 2 percent assessment (not a tax) on all hotels and motels with 35 or more transient rooms in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties
  • Membership dues from the corporate community, private sector, trade and service organizations

The mission of the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau is to market and sell the Detroit metropolitan region to business and leisure visitors in order to maximize economic impact.

In collaboration with our partners, stakeholders, and customers, our purpose is to champion the continuous improvement of the region as a dynamic and memorable tourism destination.

Platinum Sponsors


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

Providing a national presence with a neighborhood feel Fern offers event organizers services and solutions that help them grow their relationships and drive results to them and their stakeholders.  At our core, we strive to continually innovate in a way that allows us to deliver an event experience that is rooted in the principles of service, attention to detail and creativity while meeting the core needs required of a general service contractor.


Metro Multimedia

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

At Metro Multimedia we have found it to be profoundly clear that the future of tradeshows was moving beyond the physical event space and while producing events was a major value we saw that a marketing effort was needed to become a true extension of our clients brand. Our concept is to transform an AV rental company into a digital media partner. We at Metromultimedia want to help show organizers capture sponsor dollars through media outlets that have been untouched.

Whether it is equipment rentals, video production or any digital media needs let MetroMultiMedia be your one-stop-shop. Our dedicated staff will work with you through every facet of your trade show, event or multimedia presentation. We are here to partner with you in any digital media platform you may need.

At MetroMultiMedia your vision is our reality!



SMG Convention and Exhibition Centers
Gregg Caren, Executive Vice President
300 Conshohocken State Road, Suite 770
West Conshohocken, PA 19428  USA
Direct: +1-610-729-7922

Welcome to Detroit…home of the SMG managed Cobo Center!  SMG manages more than 75 world-class convention and exhibition venues worldwide, providing professional services for your next convention, trade show or special event. With over four decades of world-class service, our consistent support of exhibition organizers, exhibitors and attendees give 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. 

SMG Venues

NRG Park

NRG Park
Rose Harshfield, Director of Sales
One NRG Park
Houston, TX  77054  USA
D: +1 832-667-1741
Main:  +1 832-667-1400                                                 
M: +1 832-250-9131

At 2.1 million gross square feet, NRG Park (formerly Reliant Park) is Houston’s premier tradeshow, convention, entertainment, and sports complex hosting more than 500 events every year including the Offshore Technology Conference, the Houston Ballet’s Nutcracker Market, and numerous annual trade shows and consumer shows.

Encompassing over 350 acres and featuring 26,000 on-site parking spaces, NRG Park consists of major facilities including NRG Center (706,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space), NRG Stadium (125,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space) and NRG Arena (350,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space).

NRG Center offers over 706,000 square feet of single-level contiguous exhibit space divisible into 11 halls, with 59 meeting rooms, 2 major conference centers, 118 loading bays and a 280,000 sq. ft. marshaling area with easy drive-in convenience.  NRG Stadium can accommodate general sessions of 10,000 – 70,000 and offers unique club areas for corporate special events and VIP receptions.

For more information or to book your next event at NRG Park, please contact Barbara Beaton at 832.667-1741 or

Ontario Convention Center
Ontario Convention Center
Keith Kirsten. Director of Sales
2000 E. Convention Center Way
Ontario, California 91764  USA
D:  +1 909.937.3005
M:  +1 313.303.6595

A breathtaking contemporary state of the art venue with more than 225,000 square feet of flexible column-free exhibit, meeting and function space, the Ontario Convention Center is ideal for conventions, trade shows, exhibits, and meetings. Located just 2 miles from Ontario International Airport with access to a variety of hotel and dining options within walking distance. The center is frequently used by filmmakers as an onsite location for movies and commercials.

               •  225,000 total square feet with a 70,000 square foot column-free exhibition hall

                •  Full range of technology services through on-site dedicated I.T. professionals

                •  Award-winning Executive Chef and service excellence

                •  Over 6,000 hotel rooms available in Greater Ontario

                •  Complimentary hotel parking and shuttle service

Ontario is located where three major interstates connect, making access to other popular Southern California attractions easy to reach. Under an hour in any direction are mountain resorts, fresh-water fishing lakes, Pacific beaches, world-class golfing, Disneyland Park and Hollywood. Centrally located it is easy to visit Las Vegas, Palm Springs, San Diego, and Joshua Tree National Park.

The Ontario Convention Center offers superior service and flexibility for all business meetings, trade shows, special events, or private and social functions. For meeting needs of all sizes – from a conference room to a citywide convention utilizing the Ontario Convention Center – or for a special exposition or sporting competitions, the Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau will provide the necessary destination support tools to execute a successful experience.


Pennsylvania Convention Center

Pennsylvania Convention Center
Russell Kice, CMP, CEM, HMCC, Senior National Sales Manager
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107  USA
D:  +1 215-418-4755
Main:  +1 215-418-4700

The Pennsylvania Convention Center, located in the heart of center city Philadelphia, offers over one million square feet of saleable meeting and exhibit space and provides best-in-class experiences for meetings, tradeshows, and conventions.  Our award-winning Convention Center offers the largest contiguous exhibit space in the northeastern United States with 528,000 square feet and boasts the largest convention center ballroom on the east coast and is home to a $4 million art collection, the largest permanent art collection in the United States. All this within our state-of-the-art LEED Gold certified facility.

Our dynamic and walkable downtown is filled with shopping, restaurants, arts & culture, nightlife and history.  We offer a convention attendee package unsurpassed by any other destination with over 6,000 hotel rooms within a 4-minute walk of the center and over 11,000 rooms within a 15-minute walk from the center.

Only 100 miles from New York City and 130 miles from Washington, D.C., we’re not kidding when we say we’re in the center of it all. 60% of the U.S. population lives within a two-hour flight of Philadelphia with 29 airlines offering 500 departures to 130 non-stop destinations in the U.S. and around the world (36 international destinations).


Gold Sponsors

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ASP, Inc.
Melissa Ooi, Executive Vice President
2764 N. Green Valley Pkwy, #552
Henderson, NV 89014  USA
+1 702-941-5900

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, London, and Sydney, allowing for a true understanding of your events online needs.



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

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

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

CMAC is the premier transportation management services company serving trade shows, conventions, and corporate meetings throughout North America for over 45 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 meets & greets and VIP transfers.

Continuing to improve upon the attendee experience, CMAC has introduced a proprietary GPS and mobile tracking system that is revolutionizing the shuttle transportation industry! Attendees are able to download our App (or preferably to embed it in the show’s app) and determine the nearest boarding point location while tracking buses in the system in real-time.

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

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

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



Carrie Ferenac, President
3670 Maguire Blvd., Suite 220
Orlando, FL 32803  USA
+1 407-960-3967 | +1 407-259-9870

CNTV began in 2007 as the blending of two diverse forces: Marcelo Zolessi’s entrepreneurial spirit and Carrie Ferenac’s expertise in television news. Both recognized video marketing was undergoing explosive growth and they were prepared to be on the forefront. Their audience was right in their backyard; Orlando, Fla., is one of the largest convention hubs in the world.

CNTV quickly took off as Carrie and Marcelo formed relationships in the meetings industry and built a reputation for producing high-quality, engaging broadcast content. One of those relationships was with Bill Peeper, former president of the Orlando/Orange County Convention and Visitors Bureau and co-author of “Managing Destination Marketing Organizations.” Bill joined CNTV as vice president of sales and his expertise to CNTV was pivotal in CNTV’s early successes, along with a reputation for delivering content the same day as the event. The combined effect was a powerhouse of industry savvy and video expertise that’s carried them forward to today.

“CNTV meets a need in a world where organizations must produce more visual marketing if they want to stay relevant,” Carrie says. “Just as importantly, we deliver fast.”

CNTV has experienced tremendous growth since Carrie and Marcelo’s first kitchen table brainstorm, but one thing remains the same: a dedication to quality and a passion for storytelling.

“The sky’s the limit,” Marcelo says. “I can’t wait to see where we go from here.”


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

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


Stewart Buchanan, CEO
10206 36th St. NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335-5890  USA
+1 206-353-5222
M: + 61 413312164

EventsPass is a unique technology platform ushering in the era of data-driven events. Designed to create new and demonstrable return-on-investment channels for exhibition Producers and Exhibitors, EventsPass can unlock new cost-savings and revenue stream for your next exhibition.

Recognizing the opportunities created by real-time usage of data generated from each touchpoint of the Visitor journey at an exhibition, EventsPass was designed to harvest and collate as much of this information as possible with our suite of simple and effective apps and tools.

Capturing this data and making it available in real-time allows EventsPass to:

  • Engage a suite of marketing capabilities that drive additional ticket sales and registrations for producers
  • Utilize new and effective promotional opportunities to drive foot-traffic around events
  • Create uniquely effective and low-cost lead-generation opportunities for Consumer & Trade exhibitors
  • Provide ongoing ROI opportunities beyond your event dates

And it all begins with a contemporary, cloud-based ticketing and registration system that is beautifully simple for Producers and Visitors to use.



Experient,  A Maritz Global Events Company
Jamie Murdock, Vice President, Sales
+1 240-383-6933

In today’s competitive business environment, event strategists are constantly being asked to deliver more. More innovation. More attendees. More exhibitors and sponsors. More revenue. More breakthrough insights to help event guests improve both professionally and personally.

The more mandate shows no signs of slowing. Experient is the event management partner you can rely on to deliver more. How? By combining experience and technology with an empathetic mindset. We apply people-centered insights and science-based principles to Experience Design, helping you mitigate risks, secure savings, generate revenue, grow attendance, leverage intelligence and enhance experiences.

Experient, a Maritz Global Events Company, has the expertise and experience to help you design and deliver exceptional event experiences across the full spectrum of touchpoints for all guests – attendees, participants, fans, exhibitors, sponsors, partners and you. In fact, it’s our organization’s mission: Perfecting the event experience®. Let’s Go!



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

Freeman is the world’s 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.


Las Vegas

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA)
Chris Meyer, Vice President of Sales
3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV  89109  USA
+1 702-892-0711

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and 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   To learn more about the LVCVA and the Las Vegas Convention Center District, visit



Lilia Dashevsky, Account Manager
1818 N. St. NW, Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20036  USA
+1 202-759-5238 
M: +1 602-918-3411

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

mdg is a full-service marketing and public relations agency with a 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.


Par Avion Meeting and Conventions

Par Avion Meetings and Conventions
Toby Brenner, CEO
15901 Hawthorne Blvd., Ste. 440
Lawndale, CA  90260  USA
+1 310-670-2970

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



10320 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 400
Columbia, MD 21044  USA
+1 410-740-9200

Personify is the market-leading Constituent Management and Engagement (CME) platform that empowers modern organizations to better engage their constituents, maximize revenue and optimize operations. For over 20 years, we have been driving growth for a diverse group of organizations including associations, nonprofits, event professionals, YMCAs, and JCCs.


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

Dallas is the top event and meeting destination in Texas so of course, there are plenty of 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 more than 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, 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, as well as 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 reasons to keep coming back to experience how Dallas Delivers for show organizers and attendees!


Silver Sponsors


Oni Chukwu, CEO
13 Marshall St., Norwalk, CT  06854  USA
+1 203-403-9074
M: +1 203-640-5414

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



Buttine Exhibition & Tradeshow Insurance
Jack Buttine, 
33 East 33rd Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY  10016  USA
+1 212-697-1010

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 -; 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.


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Choose Chicago
Darrell Baker, Vice President Sales, Trade Shows
301 East Cermak Road
Chicago, IL  60616-1490  USA
+1 312-567-8573
M: +1 202-725-3590

The Start of Great Meetings Start With Us
Chicago has great availability from now until 2019. Incentives are available from McCormick Place and more than 70 hotel properties. Contact your Choose Chicago sales representative today.



Delmay And Partners

Elyse Kaplan, Director of Business Development
2131 Hollywood Boulevard; Suite 408
Hollywood, FL 33020  USA
D: +1 954-744-8396
M: +1 954-821-9156

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.

Delmay is excited to share our evolution and continued success from a leading company servicing large scale events to a software and service company that is arming show organizers with a seamless suite of best-in-class technologies, tools, and services.

QUEMSYS by Delmay (the Quantum Event Management System) is our innovative, versatile system that is powered by a suite of Registration, Ticketing, Sourcing, Housing and other Event Management features that are intuitive and provide relevant, real-time, actionable data. Our QUEMSYS customizable platform incorporates:

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

We are looking forward to getting to know you, your needs, and creating a unique plan to fuel all your events’ experiences.



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

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 or text “demo” to 45426 to experience EventBots over SMS.


Mark Brewster, 
Floor 12,  No. 1 Croydon 
12-16 Addiscombe Road
London, United Kingdom  CR0 0XT 
+44 (0)20 3818 8232

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

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

With offices and support partners in London, Dubai, Germany, Hong Kong, the US and Italy, Explori 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.


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Rich Stone, CEO
69 S. LaSalle Street
Aurora, IL 60505  USA
+1 630-896-2281


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

Additional Information:
CEO Summit Registrant: Rich Stone, CEO +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. 


Ft. Worth

Visit Fort Worth
Roger Freeman, Director of Sales, Eastern Region
9301 Silvercreek Court, Fairfax Station, VA  22039  USA
+1 800-433-5747
M: +1 571-437-5969

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 team building 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!


Javits Center

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

As New York’s largest convention center, the Javits Center is a soaring structure of steel and glass on Manhattan’s West Side – directly across the street from a new subway station and the massive Hudson Yards development. Located in the cultural, finance, fashion, publishing and entertainment capital of the world, the Javits Center attracts a wide variety of events – from trade shows and product launches to consumer shows and corporate galas – and hosts more than two million visitors each year. An exciting expansion project is underway that will create 500,000 square feet of contiguous exhibition space on one level, a 53,000 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.


MGM Resorts International

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

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

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

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

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


New Orleans CC

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

With a $557 million dollar improvement plan underway, including a 1,200 room connected hotel, the 1.1 million square feet of contiguous prime exhibit space, a 65,000 square foot ballroom, 140 meeting rooms, a 4,000 seat theater, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center will be better than ever. With an award-winning staff and culinary team, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is a fit for any event.



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

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

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


Orange County Convention Center

Orange County Convention Center
Yulita Osuba, Deputy Director | Rodney Gutierrez, Director of Sales
P.O. Box 691509, Orlando, FL 32869-1509 USA
+1 407-685-9875 | +1 407-685-5731


The world-class Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) provides a multitude of event options in two beautiful buildings, the West and the North-South Building. After more than 35 years in business, The Center of Hospitality continues to showcase the leadership and exemplary service that has made the destination one of the most popular in the world, not only for tourism but also for conventions and trade shows. Exhibitors, attendees and meeting professionals alike acclaim the attention to detail provided by the OCCC and variety of facilities and services including over seven million square feet of combined meeting space, sophisticated amenities and world-class on-site business and service providers. The OCCC is consistently rated a top-tier convention center with incredible spaces including the multipurpose Tangerine Ballroom, the Valencia Ballroom, network space in the Destination Lounge, the Sunburst signature meeting room with an outdoor terrace along with the Honeybell and Hamlin board rooms.

The OCCC’s West Building 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 45 meeting rooms/139 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 1,587 on-site parking spaces.

The North-South Building is connected by the Oversight Bridge and provides 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 77 covered loading docks.



Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau ( PHLCVB)
Kevin Richards, National Account Director - Tradeshows
1601 Market Street, Suite 200, Philadelphia PA 19103  USA
D: +1-215-636-3482
Main:  +1-215-636-3300
M: +1-203-395-0568

The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), a private, nonprofit membership corporation, is the official Tourism Promotion Agency for the City of Philadelphia globally and the primary sales and marketing agency for the Pennsylvania Convention Center. We are an Economic Engine for the city, creating jobs and fueling the economy by bringing meetings, conventions, and travelers to Philadelphia.


Visit Orlando

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

As the number one meetings destination in the country, Orlando offers a world of possibilities for unique one-of-a-kind meetings and events. From low-cost accessibility and top-rated convention center to a wide variety of hotels and world-class entertainment options, Orlando is an exciting gateway city for meetings of all sizes. Whether networking with colleagues at 400-feet up atop The Wheel at ICON Park™ or hosting a private company event in one of our world-class theme parks complete with a fire-breathing dragon, no other destination delivers excitement quite like Orlando. For inspiration and planning assistance, visit


Saly lake

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Visit San Antonio 
Tyler Orwig, Director of Sales
203 S. St. Mary’s, Suite 200
San Antonio, TX 78205  USA
+1 210-207-6798
+1 303-249-6313

Experience the most unforgettable of meeting destinations – San Antonio. Here, a modern meeting scene is steeped in one of the nation’s most scenic and historic backdrops.


Henry B González Convention Center. The $325 million expansion increased the footprint to 1.6 million square feet with 514,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space and the largest ballroom in Texas.

The expanded center sits on the River Walk in historic downtown, placing attendees within walking distance to much of what drives San Antonio meeting attendance: local venues, historic sites including the Alamo, restaurants, museums, theaters, shops and thousands of hotel rooms. Next to the convention center is 18-acre Hemisfair Park which is undergoing its own inspiring transformation. Aside from providing outdoor venue options to capitalize on the city’s 300 days of sunshine a year, Hemisfair is an urban oasis with rolling green lawns and shaded natural groves. It is scheduled for completion in 2020, reconnecting the center with surrounding neighborhoods and opportunities to experience the heart of the San Antonio experience.


Engaging your audience makes for better retention and enjoyment, so we’ve made it easier to inspire, teach and share information. The Henry B. González Convention Center’s cutting-edge technology, interactive wayfinding, and upgraded Wi-Fi are connecting your meeting and attendees like never before.

San Antonio is also a destination for big business with an economic platform and industry leaders that are able to share their expertise with your attendees. Leading sectors include information technology, healthcare bioscience, cybersecurity, financial services, and tourism.


Here, authentic offerings enliven your mind by day and spirit by night—all in a compact, walkable location that frees time and budgets. San Antonio has a vibrant mix of culture, cuisine, legendary architecture and moving history. The city’s heritage and traditions are rich, as are its modern pleasures. With a cosmopolitan blend of top-notch golf courses, remarkable dining and nightlife options, art galleries, spas, theme parks, and shopping, there’s no shortage of authentic experiences.

San Antonio is also being recognized on the world’s stage as the home of the U.S.’s newest World Heritage Site, the San Antonio Missions. These five Spanish colonial missions, to include the Alamo, are the largest collection of Spanish colonial architecture in the U.S. They symbolize an era when the world was expanding, cultures were intertwining, and the global landscape was forever changed.  The mission experience today offers hike and bike trails, guided tours, living history demonstrations, museums, and an award-winning film.



Taylor Hartenbach, Sales & Marketing Administrator
1778 Marietta Blvd. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318  USA
+1 (404) 720-8639
M: +1 (770) 596-0382

Shepard is a nationwide, full-service event production company with over 100 years’ experience in producing exhibitions, events, and exhibits. Our expert team pairs innovative strategy and design with a comprehensive suite of planning tools and unparalleled customer service to help create meaningful experiences that keep participants coming back year after year.

As a full-service event provider, we understand what it takes to effectively manage small exhibitions to large scale trade shows. We eliminate the stress for you, your exhibitors and attendees through innovative designs, smart planning technologies and our customer-centric approach. We also know that events are a major investment and employ cost-effective, data-driven strategies and designs to create experiences that drive business and connect people.

Steven Hacker Photography

Steven Hacker Photography
Steven Hacker
Fairview, TX  57069  USA
+1 214-597-9791

Steven Hacker is the only photography professional with forty years of trade show and event planning experience. Unlike other professionals, he understands the dynamics of the show floor and instantly recognizes interactions that must be captured with photography.

in addition to his event industry designations, he is an award-winning photographer.



Rick Dobson, Director of Exhibition Solutions
100 Ungerboeck Park, O’Fallon, MO 63368  USA
M:  +1 703-981-8487

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!

Sound too good to be true? Give us one hour of your time and see for yourself. The future of event management technology is here today—and you deserve nothing less!  



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    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


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