"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

Press Releases

2016

07/06/2016
  The International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) announce the selection of Brad Mayne, CFE, as its new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective July 19, 2016. Mayne will... continue reading
05/09/2016
The International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) is pleased to announce the nomination of Michael Marion, CFE, for 2nd Vice Chair of the IAVM Board of Directors, a prestigious honor... continue reading
05/09/2016
  The International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) is pleased to announce that Pam Borton, the winningest coach in the University of Minnesota women’s basketball history, will speak... continue reading

2015

03/30/2015
  The International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) is pleased to announce the nomination of Doug Booher, CFE, for Second Vice Chair of the IAVM Board of Directors, a prestigious honor... continue reading
03/17/2015
The International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) is pleased to announce Steve Peters, CFE, founder and president of VenuWorks, as the recipient of the 2015 Charles A. McElravy Award. The... continue reading
03/06/2015
The International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM)’s industry-leading ConventionCalendar.com is partnering with the Santa Clara Convention Center, Silicon Valley’s premier meeting and... continue reading
02/25/2015
The International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM)’s ConventionCalendar.com has entered into a strategic partnership with the San Francisco Travel Association to feature Moscone Center – San... continue reading

2014

08/06/2014
(Dallas, Texas) Aug. 6, 2014—Kim Bedier, CFE, director of Public Assembly Facilities for the City of Tacoma, is the 2014-2015 Board Chair of the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM... continue reading
02/27/2014
The International Association of Venue Managers has named Jeffrey Mann, CFE, as the organization’s new Chief Operations Officer. Mann will be joining the staff in April, and will oversee all... continue reading
03/17/2014
The International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) is pleased to announce the nomination of Mark Mettes for 2nd Vice Chair of the IAVM Board of Directors, a prestigious honor denoting exemplary... continue reading
01/30/2014
IAVM Headquarters – The International Association of Venue Managers will host its annual Performing Arts Managers Conference (PAMC) in Kansas City February 22-25. IAVM is the largest association for... continue reading
01/21/2014
IAVM Headquarters, Coppell, TX – The International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) is pleased to announce, Shura Garnett, CFE, Regional Vice President and General Manager of the St. Charles... continue reading

2013

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