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Jeff Pressman

Jeff Pressman

President and CEO, ConvExx

Jeff Pressman, CEM, is President & CEO of ConvExx, LLC, which produces events on behalf of association clients as well as events it owns and develops.  ConvExx serves a variety of industry segments, including currently producing events in the shooting sports, confectionery and snack, and automotive industries.  ConvExx currently produces two TSE Gold 100 events, with the SHOT Show and the Sweets & Snacks Expo.  Jeff began his career in the trade show industry in 2006 when he joined ConvExx as its Chief Operating Officer and was show manager for the SEMA Show.  Shortly thereafter, Jeff became its President & CEO, responsible for overseeing the company but also specifically responsible for the management of its largest show since 2014, the SHOT Show.  Prior to joining the trade show industry, Jeff was a lawyer at Management Plus Enterprises and Premier Sports Management, sports agencies representing athletes such as Shaquille O’Neal and Lisa Leslie and numerous NFL players and coaches.  


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    Tony Calanca, Calanca & Associates LLC
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