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Who is Attending?

2019 SISO Leadership Conference Attendees

AC Business Media Inc.
Amy Schwandt
David Slack

Access Intelligence
Macy Fecto

Align Expo
Sherri Cook

Angus Montgomery Ltd
Damion Angus

Anne Holland Ventures
Kellie Wahlheim

Allan Zuckerman
Jeffrey Zuckerman

Matt Johnson

Simon Foster

Dataversity Education, LLC
Warwick Davies

Diversified Communications USA
Bob Callahan
Denielle Christensen
Imani Clark
Brian Cuthbert
Brenna Hensley
Mary Larkin
Jason Lavigne
Candace Letizia
Kat McDonald
Janice Rogers
Leslie Rosa
Christine Salmon
Melinda Sheehee
Amanda Whitmore
Ted Wirth

Emerald Expositions
Stephanie Beringhele
Phil Evans
Kevin Gaffney
Amy Hornby
Amanda Long
Kim Novick

Exposition Development Company Inc.
David Audrain
Stephanie Everett

Expositions Inc.
Chris Fassnacht


GIE Media, Inc.
Jim Gilbride
Jim Keefe
Maria Miller
Dave Szy

Hamburg Messe und Congress
Ulas Boyaci

Hannover Fairs, USA
Raymond Bianchi

Informa Markets
Jessica Blue
Amanda Cioletti
Lacy Gautier
Allision Gold
Amie Gonzalez
Hayley Haggarty
Lydia Janow
Anna Knight
Jennifer Roberts
Jacqueline Smith
Dana Teague
Cara Turner
Kyle Welch

International Conference
Development, LLC

Bill Doherty

JD Events LLC
Jenabeth Ferguson
Liz Miller

Lippman Connects
Sam Lippman

Marijuana Business Daily
Chris Day
Cassandra Farrington

Tol Kincaid

Messe Dusseldorf North America
Alexander Duering
Tom Mitchell

Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH
Martin Roschkowski
Sylke Schulz-Metzner

Messe Frankfurt GmbH
Simone Dirkopf

Michael Bass Group (The)
Lori Douglass

National Sports Forum
Ron Seaver

Northstar Travel Media, LLC
Catherine Shaw

Pittsburgh Business Show
Linda Jo Thornberg

Paul Miller

RAI Amsterdam
Arjan Keizer

Tarsus Group
Douglas Emslie
Rachel Wimberly

Validation Institute
RD Whitney



COBO Center

Visit Detroit


ASP, Inc.
Melissa Ooi

Choose Chicago
Darrell Baker

Experient, A Maritz Global Events Company
Molly Witges

Sophie Holt

Michael Cox

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
Mark Cherry
Mario Reveles

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Tim Hemphill

Kevin Richards

Chuck Elias

Rose Harshfield (NRG Park)

Rick Dobson

Deborah Burleson

Visit Fort Worth
Roger Freeman

Visit Orlando
Vickie Keliher

Visit Salt Lake
Tyson Lybbert

Visit San Antonio
Troy Love

SISO Staff

Society of Independent Show Organizers
David Audrain
Anna Osnower
Katherine Truesdale
Mary Kate Martin


  • “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