"Focus on making a contribution rather than on making a career."

-Brian Stovall, Allen Event Center

"The view is always better from the high road."

-Paul Turner, CFE, AT&T Stadium

"Fancy carpet and trendy art do not bring customers back ... a great experience does!"

-Bryan Chatterton, Sacramento Convention Center

"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

When you are center stage at IAVM, your business, expertise, services and brand are connected to the largest, international audience of top venue professionals, buyers and influencers in the venue industry. To find your fit, contact our Marketplace Team and build your perfect mix of the following opportunities:

These exclusive sponsor levels cover every aspect of IAVM, and position contributing companies as core supporters of IAVM’s programs and services. The investment made by IAVM Partners is essential to the health of our Association and is reciprocated through exclusive opportunities to connect with members through all of our current events, experiences and channels.
Our Current Partners / Contact our Marketplace Team

Build meaningful connections to your customers and audience by sponsoring the conferences, schools and experiences that matter to them. IAVM provides diverse, custom sponsorship packages that position you as a core supporter of the programs we deliver to thousands of venue professionals each year. 
Contact our Sponsorship Team

The opportunities available at IAVM to reach venue professionals through advertising are evolving. New online channels, and a new and improved FM magazine are creating more impressions than ever and are now available to you. 
Download the 2017 Media Kit / Contact our Advertising Team

Exhibit & DirectConnect 
The VenueConnect Annual Conference & Trade Show continues to be the largest face-to-face marketplace for the venue industry. With the addition of pre-qualified appointments in our DirectConnect program, exhibitors have a variety of ways to maximize exposure and expand reach toward this dynamic audience. 
Exhibiting at VenueConnect / Contact our Exhibiting Team


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