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  • SISO Update

    06 Oct 2023
    A Message From Our CEO, Vincent Polito: As you read this, the U.S. government has narrowly avoided a government shutdown. For us, we are committing to more frequent, less unwieldy communications.  The ...
  • SISO Update

    27 Apr 2023
    A message from our CEO, Vincent Polito: As I mentioned during the SISO CEO Summit, I will be looking for and encouraging opportunities for our current and future members to get together during other m ...
  • SISO Update

    09 Dec 2022
    While the exhibition industry's pace tends to slow during the holiday season, trade shows and events across the country are still taking place successfully, serving their purpose as forums for face-to ...
  • SISO Update

    11 Nov 2022
    Despite the rising cost of producing events and concerns about a possible oncoming recession, the exhibition industry continues to hold its own. In-person trade shows and events are continuing to pull ...
  • SISO Update

    21 Oct 2022
    Despite a gradually slowing job market, not to mention stubborn inflation and lingering supply chain issues, the exhibitions industry is still harnessing a positive momentum that is propelling it towa ...
  • SISO Update

    07 Oct 2022
    While there's no denying that the exhibition industry is facing its fair share of post-pandemic headwinds, including supply chain and inflationary concerns, in-person trade shows are continuing to lau ...
  • SISO Update

    23 Sep 2022
    All signs indicate that the exhibitions industry is successfully getting back to business – and rapidly. Face-to-face trade shows are continuing to re-open despite post-pandemic headwinds, exhibitors ...
  • SISO Update

    09 Sep 2022
    As the exhibitions industry turns its focus toward a busier fall season, show organizers and industry associations are building business momentum by re-opening face-to-face shows and industry events, ...
  • SISO Update

    19 Aug 2022
    While the exhibition industry tends to move at a more relaxed pace during the dog days of summer, trade shows and events are still happening throughout the country and business deals are getting done ...
  • SISO Update

    22 Jul 2022
    Despite the trade show industry's typically slower pace during the summer months, in-person trade shows, acquisitions and other key industry developments are taking place at a rapid pace across the U. ...
  • SISO Update

    24 Jun 2022
    As the end of June approaches, we are happy to report that advocacy efforts were successful in bringing about the end of pre-departure testing requirements to enter the U.S. In recent weeks, a number ...
  • SISO Update

    10 Jun 2022
    ??????As summer begins, we are happy to report that for the first time since the pandemic, leisure and business flights surpassed 2019 levels in mid-May, according to CNBC. SISO member Winsight Media ...


  • “Without a doubt the most valuable three days of the year for networking, learning, and meeting colleagues.”
    Tony Calanca, Calanca & Associates LLC
  • “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
  • Being a member of SISO has allowed me to navigate the dynamic landscape of our industry in the most effective way possible. Personally, it’s been a journey of continuous learning, networking, and collaboration that fosters deep relationships with industry leaders. Professionally, the insights I’ve gained, the resources I have accessed, and the collaborative initiatives and advocacy work have helped to take my organization to new heights. SISO, to me, is an indispensable asset for my career and business.
    Liz Irving, President, Clarion Events