"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


Join IAVM's ConventionCalendar.com to discover a powerful online tool that showcases the economic value of the convention center industry and drives new business to your venue!

Greater Center Awareness and online destination marketing support – to reach event planners, exhibitors, local stakeholders, and delegates; highlighting the economic impact of the convention center, featured events, convention center availability and special booking incentives.

Lead Generation and booking – Planners will now have access to a robust online calendar that shows current booked events but also includes special booking incentives and short term availability. Planners can submit RFP's directly to Convention Sales staff for appropriate follow up, allowing centers to become an invaluable lead source for the destination.

Attendance boosting at featured events - Exhibitors and delegates can easily share events through social media channels.

Tracking & Reporting – Real time access to measure destination awareness, lead generation, and attendance boosting efforts.

ConventionCalendar.com is aggressively promoted through a network of strategic partners and can be easily integrated on the center’s existing website. In its full scope, IAVM's ConventionCalendar.com is about working collectively to build a better brand for convention centers showcasing our economic impact an utilizing technology to our advantage.

To learn more contact:
Donovan Shia
Managing Director of IAVM's Convention Calendar
(361) 548-5113
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