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David Korse

David Korse

President & CEO, 5Net4 Productions
An experienced event industry executive, David has nearly 25 years of international conference and exhibition experience. David first joined the industry with Reed Exhibitions (then Cahners Exposition Group) as a Group Vice President in 1984. During his 9 years with Reed he was the VP/GM of their Chicago division and spent 4 years living in Singapore with responsibility for their business in the Asia/Pacific region (except Japan). Since then he has held senior positions with the Institute for International Research (IIR), IIR Exhibitions, with Imark Communications, a company he co-founded with E.M. Warburg Pincus & Co., with IDG World Expo andwith Nielsen Business Media. Today, David is the President & CEO of 5Net4 Productions, the owner and organizer of the Abilities Expo series of events. David has also been active in leading industry associations and he has served in various capacities on the boards of directors for SISO, IAEE, CEIR and SACEOS (Singapore).


  • “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