"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, Atlantic City Convention Center

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

-Karen Totaro, CFE, Atlantic City 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

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Lee Zeidman Takes on a New Title in an Expanded Role Atop AEG’s L.A. Live Flagship Venues
Congratulations to Lee Zeidman, who has been promoted to the newly created position of President, STAPLES Center. Zeidman will also simultaneously be elevated to President, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, as well as President, L.A. LIVE, the downtown sports and entertainment district where the venues are...
Enhancing the Sensory Experience Through Wearables
Wearables, wearables, wearables—they’re everywhere, or at least they’re going to be everywhere soon. Whether they’re on your wrists, threading through your shirts, or floating on your eyes, we’ll all soon be able to know more about ourselves and easily control our worlds. It’s a movement that I’m...
Experience Long Beach Arena’s “Flying Grid” at AMC
The June/July issue of FM magazine is printed and currently mailing. Our cover story is a profile of IAVM’s in-coming chair, Kim Bedier, CFE. Other feature topics include emergency response lessons from commercial airlines, college sports and alcohol, and why you should give a man a moose. One of...
VC14: Download Our Conference App
If you’re attending this year’s VenueConnect, you’ll want to download the conference app before you leave home. Powered by AVAI Mobile Solutions, the app gives you access to speaker bios, offers real-time notifications, schedule updates, and you’ll be able to create a personal itinerary to remind...

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