Stephanie Everett

Stephanie Everett

COO & Partner, Exposition Development Company, Inc. (ExpoDevCo)

A detailed professional with more than 20 years of experience in the tradeshow and event industry. Specialties include new show launches, budget management and planning, business development, operational proficiency, event management, and team leadership.

Stephanie partnered with David Audrain in 2012 to establish ExpoDevCo as a joint owner to create a show development company designed to produce a platform for partnerships with other show organizers to strategically grow existing events as well as launch new events. Currently ExpoDevCo runs twelve shows and events under various partnerships and show management contracts.

She first worked in the tradeshow industry back in the late nineties for Thomson Financial. Prior to co-founding ExpoDevCo, she spent eight years at Messe Frankfurt, Inc. where she grew their U.S. textile portfolio from one event to seven in just six years. Her stead there concluded as the head of a multi-million-dollar portfolio consisting of nine different domestic shows/brands.

Over her career, Stephanie has received five TSE Fastest 50 Awards and three Expo Top 25 Fast-Growth Awards. She has also been active in SISO (Society of Independent Show Organizers) and IAEE (International Association of Exhibitions and Events), participating on numerous committees, boards, and task forces.



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