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MEDIA RELEASE: SISO Announces Next CEO and Management Company

12 Aug 2022

August 12, 2022 Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) announces that Vinnie (Vincent) Polito has been selected at its next CEO, with his firm VP International chosen to take over as the management company for the organization.

The selection was recommended by the SISO Executive Committee who undertook the selection process. The recommendation was unanimously approved by SISO's Board at its August 11, 2022, meeting in Oklahoma City, held in conjunction with the organization's Summer Conference.

"Following a thorough process to identify preferred attributes for the next leader, solicit proposals and applications based on those criteria, and then identify the best candidate, we are confident that Vinnie is the right individual to take over leadership of SISO," said Cassandra Farrington, SISO Chair. "His extensive industry experience and connections, combined with his history in the lobbying activities that have become so critical to our industry in recent years, make him ideally suited to the challenges and opportunities that define the organization's next chapter."

This approval now begins the transition period, which will start with confirmation and signing of a new management contract. Following that, sharing of information and resources will take place through December, with VP International and Polito formally taking the helm on January 1, 2023.

More details will be provided in forthcoming issues of the SISO Update.

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SISO members include companies, corporations and other for-profit entities that own, produce or provide full-service management of “face-to-face” trade shows, consumer shows, expositions, conferences and events. SISO membership is a combination of large corporations and small entrepreneurial enterprises that do business around the world.

SISO’s 200-member companies produce thousands of events around the world. SISO’s Mission, is to meet the common needs of our members, by providing peer networking opportunities, education, industry information, streamlined business processes and best practices in the industry.

For more information on SISO, the SISO CEO Summit, the SISO Summer Conference, the SISO Women’s Leadership Forum, and the Asia CEO Summit, please visit www.SISO.org, or contact David Audrain, SISO CEO, at 404-334-4585 or David@SISO.org.

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