"Another day in paradise."

-Allen Johnson, Orlando Venues

Enhanced patron experiences + loyal partners + enthusiastic employees = Stronger Business”

-Steve Hevern, Sydney Entertainment Centre

“The show is not confirmed until the artist goes on stage and stays.”

-Michael Marion, CFE, Verizon Arena

“It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn't matter who gets the credit.”

-Eric D. Hart, CFE, Tampa Sports Authority

“What you allow is what will continue.”

-Stephanie Curran, Spokane Convention Center and INB Performing Arts Center

“Never try to teach a pig to fly.  You’re wasting your time and you’re annoying the pig.”

-John Rhamstine, CFE, Seven Venues

“High-performance teams succeed through leadership, communication and balance of purpose.”

-Mark Gnatovic, SearchWide

“Our Benchmark is to provide Excellent Quality and Service by retention of staff.”

-Joe Floreano, CFE, Rochester Riverside Convention Center

“The customer experience is at the heart of everything we do.”

-Brian Morris, CFE, Melbourne & Olympic Parks

“Success is not permanent and failure is not fatal so get the hell out there and just TRY!”

-Karen Totaro, CFE, Duke Energy Convention Center

“You are who you surround yourself with…hire wisely.”

-Karen Totaro, CFE, Duke Energy Convention Center

“You can do anything as long as you have the right people, a great plan and the right equipment.”

-Paul Cramer, CFE, Classic Center

You have brains in your head and feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”

-Kim Bedier, CFE (via Dr. Seuss), City of Tacoma Public Assembly Facilities

“When faced with a choice, do what would make your mother proud.”

-Kevin Mattingly, Phoenix Convention Center & Venues

Welcome to IAVM

There's No Place Like It
1,000 venue professionals; 300 companies; 50 sessions, events and tours. Registration is now open for the event of the summer: VenueConnect 2014 http://www.iavm.org/venueconnect2014/venue-connect-home
I Am Venue Management
Share your venue photos, 1-sentence maxim, and story as a part of our I Am Venue Management project http://www.iavm.org//membership/what-your-story
Stadiums Managers. Stadium Solutions.
From legal issues to gameday operations, ISMC 2014 is a deep dive into new insight, best practices, and smart solutions.  http://www.iavm.org/ismc/ismc-home
2014 Senior Executive Symposium
Four inspired days of focused training and intensive discussion designed to broaden and enrich executive perspectives on business operations and culture http://www.iavm.org/ses/ses-home

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