"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

Got a great product or service for the venue industry? We've got the great connections, information and opportunities you need to make it pay off. Big time. As an IAVM allied member, you're connected to qualified prospects in your region, nationwide and around the world. You're on top of the latest industry news and trends. You're first in line for prime exhibit space at the most influential trade shows with the best profit potential. In short, you're on the inside track.

A Few of the Benefits:

  • Connections to decision-makers at all kinds of venues
  • Networking events where you can build long-term client relationships
  • Discounted exhibit space at VenueConnect, plus DirectConnect for dedicated appointment times with qualified buyers
  • Free IAVM Marketplace listing, discounts on advertising in Facility Manager magazine and mailing list rentals
  • High-profile exposure as a speaker at meetings and conferences
  • Online membership directory to target venue types and prospects
  • Knowledge-expanding webinars and online learning
  • A subscription to Facility Manager magazine plus our weekly e-newsletter, email updates and event previews
  • Proprietary industry research and custom benchmarking data
  • Volunteer opportunities that help build IAVM while honing your skills and expanding your reach
  • Add additional Allied members from your company at reduced rates
  • Read about membership terms and conditions.












Dues $620 + $150 New Member Initiation Fee = $770
Dues $470 (Allied Extra)


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