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Who is Attending?

2019 SISO Leadership Conference Attendees

AC Business Media Inc.
Amy Schwandt
David Slack

Access Intelligence, LLC
Macy Fecto
Ashlyn Geoffrey
Mary Pinto-Meyer
John Rockwell

Michael Weiss

Align Expo
Sherri Cook

Angus Montgomery Ltd
Damion Angus

Anne Holland Ventures
Kellie Wahlheim

ASI Show
Cheryl Kahan-Radhuber
Mike Keller
Ellie Nuttall
Rita Ugianskis

BizBash Media
David Adler

Bobit Business Media
Irene Gruen

Capitalism 2.0
Mark Fernandes

Allan Zuckerman
Jeffrey Zuckerman

Nancy Drapeau

Chris Tieri Corporation
Chris Tieri

Clarion Events (PSPA Ltd.)
Mike Carlucci
MaryBeth DeWitt
Sophia Fasano
Samantha Grimaldi
Erika Lowery
Courtney Muller

Matt Johnson

Mike Clark

Stephen Corrick
Simon Foster

Dataversity Education, LLC
Warwick Davies

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




Emerald Expositions
Jessica Blue
Holly Culbreth
Phil Evans
Kevin Gaffney
Amy Hornby
Kristen Novick
Heather Perry
Sarah Varner
Jennifer Yarber

EPG Media & Speciality information
Susan Clement

Exposition Development Company Inc.
David Audrain
Stephanie Everett

Expositions Inc.
Chris Fassnacht

Farm Journal Media
Shannon Shuman

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

Halldale Media
Andrew Smith

Hamburg Messe und Congress
Ulas Boyaci

Hannover Fairs, USA
Raymond Bianchi

Informa Markets
Tony Calanca
Justin Childs
Amanda Cioletti
Jeff Davis
Lacy Gautier
Elizabeth George
Allison Gold
Hayley Haggarty
Christy Jacobs
Lydia Janow
Douglas Lugo
Rick McConnell
Jennifer Roberts
Scott Sherpe
Jacqueline Smith
Katie Stern
Dana Teague
Katie Thompson
Kevin Thornton
Cara Turner
Kyle Welch
Ben Wielgus

Informa PLC
Brian Vasandani

International Conference
Development, LLC

Bill Doherty

International Market Centers
Jennifer Muna

JD Events LLC
Jenabeth Ferguson
Liz Miller

Law Office of Mark Roysner
Mark Roysner

Lippman Connects
Sam Lippman

MAD Event Management, LLC
Martha Donato
Marty Glynn


Marijuana Business Daily
Scott Axcell
Chris Day
Cassandra Farrington

James Forlenza

Meister Media Worldwide, Inc.
Kathryn Smith

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
Marco Parrotto

National Sports Forum
Ron Seaver

NextCustomer, LLC
Michelle Troop

nGage Events, LLC
Phil McKay

NTP Events
Whitney Bell

Pittsburgh Business Show
Linda Jo Thornberg

Paul Miller

RAI Amsterdam
Arjan Keizer

Greg Dionne
Chris Kleine
Justin Jackson
Casey Pennella

Riddle & Associates
Jacqueline Russo

Tom Lewand

Taffy Event Strategies
Mary Bender
Elena Grant

Tarsus Group
Douglas Emslie
Rachel Wimberly

The Scalpello Group, LLC
Angela Scalpello

Third Door Media
Marc Sirkin

Trade Show Executive 
Danica Tormohlen

Validation Institute
RD Whitney

VP International
Vinnie Polito

Diane Bjorklund


COBO Center

Rajiv Chopra
Greg DeSandy
Claude Molinari
Dave Austin
Mary Klida
Jennifer Berkemeier
Constance Wilson
Lindsey Brown
Diane Calliway
Lilly Begin
Elliott Bowman
Kendra Cook


Lake Butler
Kyle Kalis
Jennifer McDonnell
Anthony Thomas

Visit Detroit (DMCVB)
Larry Alexander
Dave Beachnau
Andrea Cadotto
Harriet Carter
Kaitlyn Fabus
Shelia Neal
Michael O'Callahan
Susan Richardson
Verlonda Thompson




ASP, Inc.
Melissa Ooi

Oni Chukwu

Choose Chicago
Darrell Baker

Bliss Beasley
Mary Trainor

Carrie Ferenac
Marcelo Zolessi

Custom Registration Inc.
Keith Bunch
Tim Foster

Delmay Corporation
Elyse Kaplan

Stewart Buchanan

Experient, A Maritz Global Events Company
Robin Murphy
Molly Witges

Mark Brewster
Sophie Holt

Rich Stone

Michael Cox
Jeffrey Hoffend

Ariane Coldiron
Danielle Puceta

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Doreen Guerin

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
Mark Cherry
Mario Reveles

Sara Baliti
Lilia Dashevsky

MGM Resorts International
Steve Walker

Metro MultiMedia
Nicholas Cornwell
Mark Cummings
Bruno Giaccio

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Tim Hemphill

Tony Napoleone

Orange County Convention Center
Rodney Gutierrez

Par Avion a Connections Housing Company
Toby Brenner
Nancy Hallberg

Bill McGlade
Rich Vallaster

Kevin Richards

Chuck Elias

Eric Hoffend

Gregg Caren, (SMG Convention Centers)
Rose Harshfield (NRG Park)
Russell Kice (Pennsylvania Convention Center)
Keith Kirsten (Ontario Convention Center)

Rick Dobson

Deborah Burleson
Brad Kent

Visit Fort Worth
Roger Freeman

Visit Orlando
Vickie Keliher

Visit Salt Lake
Tyson Lybbert

Visit San Antonio
Troy Love

Event Innovation Battlefield Contestants

Jose Berrio
Dharmesh Dayabhai
Karen Gordon
Victor Martinez
Phil Stone

SISO Staff

Society of Independent Show Organizers
David Audrain
Michelle Brice
Anna Osnower
Katherine Truesdale


  • “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