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ECEF 2020 Clients


November 3, 2021

Washington DC (Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, VA)

Online Worldwide – November 1-5




Leaders Registered as of November 13:

  • Randy Acker President Exhibitor Media Group
  • Linda Adams Chief Operating Officer Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association
  • Tom Amontree Executive Vice President America's Health Insurance Plans
  • Lori Anderson President & CEO International Sign Association
  • Stephen Anderson Executive Vice President, Business Development Freeman
  • Larry Arnaudet Executive Director Exhibition Services & Contractors Association
  • Lisa Astorga Director of Meetings International Society on Thrombosis & Haemostasis (ISTH)
  • David Audrain Executive Director Society of Independent Show Organizers
  • Steve Basch Chief Executive Officer Shepard
  • Tom Billington Chief Executive Officer Billington CyberSecurity
  • David Blansfield Executive Vice President & Group Publisher Northstar Meetings Group
  • Mark Bogdansky Vice President, Meetings & Events Auto Care Association
  • Ford Bowers President & CEO Specialty Graphic Imaging Association
  • Cathy Breden Chief Executive Officer Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR)
  • Chris Brown Exec Vice President, Conventions & Business Operations National Association of Broadcasters
  • Marie Browne Vice President, Business Development Reed Exhibitions USA
  • Karen Bradley Burnett Vice President, Meetings & Business Development American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
  • Lee Ann Burr Adviser America's Health Insurance Plans
  • Staci Butler Vice President, Meetings & Conventions Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International
  • Jack Buttine Managing Director Buttine Insurance
  • Tony Calanca Executive Vice President World Petroleum Congress
  • LeAnn Callihan Director NAPE
  • Jeff Calore Portfolio Director SmithBucklin
  • Mark Caporelli Vice President, Technology & Innovation Specialty Food Association
  • Sacha Carey Senior Director Water Environment Federation
  • Kathryn Clay President International Liquid Terminals Association
  • Mark Cochrane Regional Manager, Asia Pacific UFI-Global Association of the Exhibition Industry
  • Jennifer Colfelt Vice President, Operations & Membership American Bakers Association
  • Paul Colston Managing Editor Mash Media
  • Eric Commodore Director National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
  • Steve Corrick Chief Executive Officer, North America Comexposium
  • Bergitta Cotroneo Deputy Chief Executive Officer Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine
  • Julie Cottineau Founder & CEO Brand Twist
  • Skip Cox Sr Vice President, Research & Measurement Freeman
  • Liz Crawford Portfolio Director, Events SmithBucklin
  • Diedra Crawford Industry & Sales Operations Director American Gastroenterological Association
  • Kerry Crockett Executive Director Insurance Accounting & Systems Association
  • Holly Culbreth Vice President/Group Show Director ASD Market Week
  • Brian Cuthbert Group Vice President Diversified Communications
  • Andrew Darmohraj Executive Vice President & COO American Pet Products Association
  • Eric Dell Senior Vice President, External Affairs NAMA
  • Tom Dobbins President & CEO Aluminum Association
  • Rick Dobson Director of Exhibition Solutions Ungerboeck
  • Nancy Drapeau Vice President, Research Center for Exhibition Industry Research
  • Steve Drew Assistant Executive Director Radiological Society of North America
  • David DuBois President & CEO International Association of Exhibitions and Events
  • Anne Dunbar IBEX Show Director International Boat Builders Exhibition
  • Erin Dunstan Managing Vice President Maritz Global Events
  • Peter Eelman Vice President & CXO AMT- Association for Manufacturing Technology
  • William Ehart Reporter CEO Update
  • Rich Eichler Chief Executive Officer Hart Energy
  • Karl Ely Senior Vice President ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership
  • Sharon Enright President & COO NXT Event Media Group
  • Alicia Evanko-Lewis Executive Vice President, Travel Group Global Events Northstar Travel Group
  • Shannon Fagan Director of Meetings & Exhibits American Transplant Congress
  • Simon Farnfield Portfolio Director Mash Media/Exhibition World
  • Cassandra Farrington Co-Founder & Chair of the Board MJBizDaily
  • Carrie Ferenac President & Co-Founder Convention News Television
  • Trudie Finley Vice President, Meetings & Special Events National Retail Federation
  • Kris Fridgen Senior Director, Education, Science & Conferences American Academy of Neurology
  • Susan Friedman Americas Field Marketing Lead, Cable Broadband & Media Cisco
  • Tonia Fykes Vice President Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)
  • Aimee Gabel Chief Experience Officer Solar Energy Trade Shows
  • Chris Galione Senior Director American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
  • Judy Geller Vice President, Trade Shows PSMJ Resources
  • Jim Gilbride Group Publisher GIE Media
  • Jerry Gildea Vice President of Sales Map Your Show
  • Dan Goldstein Chief Marketing Officer AVIXA
  • Molly Grenn Events Director National Glass Association
  • David Grindle Executive Director U.S. Institute of Theatre Technology
  • Barbara Grobicki Chief Alliance & Foundation Officer American Marketing Association
  • Chuck Grouzard Executive Vice President GES
  • Kerry Gumas President Metacomet
  • Nicole Hallada Vice President, Marketing & Communications Association of Equipment Manufacturers
  • Nancy Hallberg Co-Owner Connections Housing
  • Christine Hammes Vice President, Association Services American Rental Association
  • Kimberly Hardcastle-Geddes Chief Marketing Strategist mdg
  • Sue Hatch Content Director / MeetingsNet Informa Connect
  • Kai Hattendorf Chief Executive Officer UFI - Global Assoc of the Exhibition Industry
  • Joshua Haynie Senior Vice President Freeman
  • Mary Pat Heftman President, Restaurant Show Group Winsight
  • Jenn Heinold Senior Vice President Access Intelligence
  • Jamie Hillegas Director of Trade Shows Produce Marketing Association
  • Cindy Hoag Senior Director, Las Vegas Office Consumer Technology Association
  • Ken Holsinger Senior Vice President, Digital & Data Solutions Freeman
  • Mo Husseini Senior Vice President, Design Freeman
  • Liz Irving Senior Vice President, Marketing Clarion Events North America
  • John Jaworski Director: Technical Exhibits Radiological Society of North America
  • Stephanie Jones Senior Director, Conferences & Events Water Environment Federation
  • Sherrif Karamat President & CEO PCMA
  • Barbara Kay Associate American Thoracic Society
  • John Kelley Senior Director, International Programs & Show Director Consumer Technology Association
  • Brad Kent Chief Sales & Services Officer Visit Dallas
  • Don Kline Chief Executive Officer Map Your Show
  • Bonnie Knight Vice President The American Telemedicine Association
  • Ben Kozuch President, Co-Founder, FMC Conferences Future Media Concepts
  • Kara Krause Vice President, Event Marketing & Communications E.J. Krause & Associates
  • Susan Krys Vice President, Trade Shows & Marketing Plastics Industry Association
  • Kristin Lamoureux Visiting Professor of Hospitality & Tourism Mgmt Virginia Tech, Pamplin College of Business
  • Alex Land Director, Engagement National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
  • Mary Larkin President Diversified Communications
  • David Lawton Chief Sales Officer Convention Data Services
  • Barbara Lecker Vice President, Sales & Sponsorship Biotechnology Innovations Organization
  • Erin Lee Vice President, Marketing & Customer Experience Biotechnology Innovation Organization
  • Robb Lee Chief Marketing Officer ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership
  • Heather Lee Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer AUVSI - Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems
  • Robb Lee Chief Marketing & Communications Officer ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership
  • Dave Leskusky President NAPCO Media
  • Sam Lippman President & Co-Founder Lippman Connects
  • Eric Lisman Executive Vice President Emerald
  • Tony Lorenz Consultant Wolters Kluwer
  • Troy Love Senior Sales Manager Visit San Antonio
  • Tanya Lowery Director, Meetings & Conventions American Academy Of Family Physicians
  • Laurie Lutz Vice President Consumer Technology Association
  • Iain MacKenzie Vice President, Meetings & Events International Sign Association
  • Nicole Maher Chief Operating Officer National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
  • Karen Malone Chief Digital Officer Health Information Management System Society (HIMSS)
  • Eugenia Manukovskaya Chief Executive Officer Expomap
  • Richard Maranville Chief Digital Officer Freeman
  • James Martin Executive Vice President Specialty Graphic Imaging Association
  • Nancy Mastroianni Head of Growth HLTH
  • Alice Mathu Vice President, Global Sales Int'l Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions
  • Philip McKay President & CEO nGage Events
  • Daniel McKinnon Exec Vice President, Exhibitions & Events MHI
  • Robert McLean Jr. Executive Vice President Promotional Products Association International
  • Susan McSorley Vice President, Live Events AAOS
  • Tina Lynn Mercardo Director of Meetings & Events NAFA Fleet Management Association
  • Derek Miller President International Housewares Association
  • Tom Mitchell President Messe Dusseldorf North America
  • Martin Moggre Executive Vice President Freeman
  • Monique Monaco-Levy Managing Director, The Restaurant and Food Group Informa
  • Tiffany Moore Senior Vice President, Political & Industry Affairs Consumer Technology Association
  • Susan Mosedale Chief Global Member Engagement Officer ASIS International
  • Carol Motley Director of Convention Sales Destination DC
  • Mike Muldoon Partner Event Advisory Group
  • Courtney Muller Chief Corporate Development & Strategy Officer Clarion Events North America
  • Megan Murphy Senior Director, Digital Channel Sales & Partnerships Freeman
  • Mary Cecile Neville Sr Director, Trade Shows & Marketing Plastics Industry Association
  • Susan Newman Senior Vice President National Retail Federation
  • Ed Nichols Vice President Hannover Fairs USA
  • Peter O'Neil Chief Executive Officer ASIS International
  • Melissa Ooi Executive Vice President asp
  • Andrew Ortale Vice President ASIS International
  • Shelly Palmer Chief Executive Officer The Palmer Group
  • Alex Palmer Deputy Editor Northstar Meetings Group
  • Carrie Freeman Parsons Chairman Freeman
  • Akshar Patel Vice President Asian American Hotel Owners Association
  • John Paxton Chief Operating Officer MHI
  • David Peckinpaugh President Maritz Global Events
  • Randy Pekowski President & COO The Expo Group
  • Shauna Peters Senior Strategist mdg
  • Amy Peters Senior DIrector ASIS International
  • Moya Phelleps Senior Vice President, Member Services National Mining Association
  • Lisa Phelps Sales Executive Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority
  • Christine Phelps Deputy Executive Director American Academy of Neurology
  • Toni Piela Director of Corporate Development Reed Exhibitions USA
  • Stephen Pitt Senior Vice President, Conventions & Expositions NADA - National Automobile Dealers Association
  • Jim Pittas President & CEO PMMI - Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies
  • Vinnie Polito Managing Director mdg
  • Steve Prahlis Chief Operating Officer SME
  • George Prest Chief Executive Officer MHI
  • Robin Preston Director, Meetings Operations American Chemical Society
  • Chris Price Chief Strategy Officer Tradeshow Logic
  • Bob Priest-Heck Chief Executive Officer Freeman
  • Danielle Puceta Senior Vice President Freeman
  • Toby Purdy Chief Sales Officer The Expo Group
  • Jeffrey Quade Executive Vice President GES
  • Joe Quinn Vice President, Public Affairs Aluminum Association
  • William Reed Chief Event Strategy Officer American Society of Hematology
  • Joel Resnik Chief Revenue Officer Gather Voices
  • Natasha Richards Senior Manager IMEX Group
  • Tammy Ridgley Staff Vice President Home Builders Association of Greater St. Louis
  • Melissa Riley Vice President, Convention Sales & Services Destination DC
  • Elli Riley Senior Director Exhibits & Meeting Services Health Information Management System Society (HIMSS)
  • Susan Robertson Executive Vice President ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership
  • Michelle Russell Editor in Chief Convene, the magazine of PCMA
  • Jeff Rutchik Executive Vice President, Strategy Freeman
  • Cindy Sample Director, Trade Show Operations NAMM - National Association Of Music Merchants
  • Richard Scarfo Head of Business Development HLTH
  • Shawn Scarlata Owner/Founder Mobile Video Guard
  • John Schreiber Vice President, Business Sales Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority
  • Stephanie Selesnick USA Blogger Exhibition World
  • Ian Sequeira Vice President, Research & Measurement Freeman
  • Lewis Shomer Owner Shomex Productions
  • Ellen Silver Vice President, Meetings & Conventions Digestive Disease Week
  • Richard Simon President & CEO United Services Companies
  • Ed Simon Executive Vice President Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB
  • Janet Skorepa Executive Vice President American Urological Association
  • Cory Smith Vice President, Strategic Services Shepard
  • Mike Sorgani Vice President, Sales-Experiential Solutions Aventri
  • Karalynn Sprouse Executive Vice President Emerald Expositions
  • Jeff Stanley Executive Director, Strategic Research Development Exhibit Surveys
  • Mike Stanton Executive Vice President & COO NADA - National Automobile Dealers Association
  • Rich Stone Chief Executive Officer EXPOCAD/ACT
  • Jason Stookey Vice President, Partner Development ILTA
  • Chris Strong Senior Vice President National Business Aviation Association
  • Mark Subers President, Events SGIA/NAPCO Media
  • Don Svehla Publisher Exhibit City News
  • Josiah Taulbee Vice President Informa Events
  • Laura Thompson Vice President PMMI
  • Linda Jo Thornberg President Pittsburgh Business Show
  • Ingrid Thorson Senior Account Director mdg
  • John Toner V Vice President, Convention & Industry Collaboration United Fresh Produce Association
  • Greg Topalian Chief Executive Officer Clarion UX
  • Kristin Torres Executive Director, Meetings & Events National Cattlemen's Beef Association
  • Harby Tran Senior Account Director mdg
  • Ellen Tucker Director, Business Development & Expositions PPAI - Promotional Products Association International
  • Michelle Turenne Chief of Development American Thoracic Society
  • Jess Tyler Senior Vice President Marijuana Business Daily
  • Megan Van Petten Founder & CEO Esports Trade Association
  • Jenny Van Riper Vice President, Strategic Account Management Experient
  • Kim Vinciguerre Vice President International Carwash Association
  • Steve Walker Executive Director, City Wide Sales MGM Resorts International
  • Leigh Walls Director, Exhibit Sales & Services NACS
  • Dave Weil Group Director of Events SAE International
  • Les Weir Senior Vice President, Corporate Development Reed Exhibitions USA
  • Gabrielle Weiss Publisher & Editor Trade Show Executive
  • Jacquelyn Wells Vice President mdg
  • Don Welsh President & CEO Destinations International
  • Angelique Wilkins Vice President, Communications and Meetings Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
  • Rachel Wimberly Executive Vice President of Business Development Tarsus USA
  • Michelle Wyatt Chief Executive Officer CadmiumCD
  • Charlotte Zilke Director Helicopter Association International
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  • ECEF is one the few opportunities where independent and association show organizers get to mingle and learn from one another.
    Karen Chupka
    Senior Vice President, Consumer Technology Association
  • You've got 200 C-level executives here. There's a lot of peer-to-peer learning, which is incredible.
    Chris Dolnack
    Senior Vice President, National Shooting Sports Foundation
  • As a newcomer to events, it is so valuable to connect and have interactions that pay off.
    Cassandra Farrington
    Co-Founder & CEO, Marijuana Business Daily
  • I've had a bunch of conversations with people we're going to want to do business with.
    Chris Bown
    Executive Vice President, National Association of Broadcasters
  • ECEF is a great event! In one day I can hear insights and best practices from the ‘Who’s Who’ in our industry.
    Mary Pat Heftman
    Executive Vice President Conventions, National Restaurant Association
  • ECEF is a fixture on my calendar. Don’t delegate this one; as a CEO, you need to be there.
    Lori M. Anderson, CAE
    President & CEO, International Sign Association
  • At ECEF I learned the exhibition industry’s key trends and met peers from both associations and business media companies.
    Doug Woods
    President, The Association for Manufacturing Technology, AMT
  • The value I’ve gained from ECEF has always exceeded expectations. It’s the only event that brings together association and media executives to network, debate, and exchange new business ideas and best practices.
    Kerry C. Gumas
    President & CEO, Questex Media Group, LLC.
  • ECEF provides a special focus in that it brings together executives from media companies and associations to exchange best practices.
    Britton Jones
    Chairman & CEO, NXT Events Media Group
  • ECEF has valuable content and useful take-aways in a variety of areas.
    Peter Eelman
    Vice President Exhibitions and Communications, The Association for Manufacturing Technology, AMT
  • ECEF is the most valuable education and networking event of the year. The ideas shared by speakers and participants helped us grow attendance and sales. There is no better opportunity to learn from the brightest in the industry.
    Eric Wulf
    CEO, International Carwash Association®