Read the May/June 2021 Issue

Doesn't it just "feel" like we are on the cusp of something great, something like...throwing our venue doors open and welcoming in beyond-starved guests salivating for live entertainment? It sure feels that way to me...or maybe it's just that we are in the beautiful Spring season when everything feels so fresh, so new, so vibrant.

To that end, we have the old veritable plethora of stories in the May/June issue of Venue Professional magazine to whet the appetite (appetite, starved, can tell my state of mind, or state of stomach) for those days that are already here to some degree for some and soon to be for others.

In addition, it is our honor and privilege to feature Juan Gabriel Tamez as our cover profile. As Director General/Managing Director of Expo Guadalajara Convention Center, Tamez has also been involved in AMEREF in Mexico and is an outstanding friend to IAVM. Part of his mission is to help grow professional development and the number of CVE designations in his home country. You will want to be sure to read his fascinating life story.

Linda Deckard takes a look at young and veteran venue professionals and just how they entered (or in some cases, fell) into the industry. As always, she offers an entertaining read, and I know you will enjoy the stories of those that Linda interviewed.

There is much, much more in this 80-page issue coming soon to an inbox near you, so enjoy!

As if I have not said this enough, we encourage and welcome your stories and/or story ideas. Just send to Now let's go eat!

R.V. Baugus

Venue Professional Senior Editor

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