SISO and ExpoDevCo Extend Management Agreement

August 27, 2018

Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) and Exposition Development Company (ExpoDevCo) have signed a three-year extension to the management agreement currently in place.

The new agreement runs through the end of 2021.

Services provided by ExpoDevCo include all Association staff, member services, and event management, with David Audrain serving as executive director.

Audrain has served as executive director of SISO since the end of 2015 and also is CEO & partner of ExpoDevCo, a SISO Member and organizer of a dozen trade shows and conferences across multiple industries.

“We are very pleased to be renewing our agreement with David and his team. They have done an exceptional job making SISO the most valuable membership a show organizer can buy. We look forward to the future of SISO under David’s leadership,” commented Ted Wirth, current chair of the SISO Board of Directors and CEO of Diversified Communications.

Audrain added, “SISO is a unique organization, representing the majority of the largest show organizers in the world, as well as many of the small entrepreneurial ones. The SISO CEO Summit is the largest and most important annual gathering of C-Level executives from around the world. SISO has been of tremendous value to my own company over the years, and I am very happy to be able to give back to an industry I love.”

The next edition of the SISO CEO Summit will be held March 24-27, 2019, in Miami.

SISO members include companies, corporations and other for-profit entities that own, produce or provide full service management of “face to face” trade shows, consumer shows, expositions, conferences and events.

SISO membership is a combination of large corporations and small entrepreneurial enterprises that do business around the world.

SISO’s almost 200 member companies produce thousands of events around the world.

SISO’s Mission, is to meet the common needs of our members, by providing peer networking opportunities, education, industry information, streamlined business processes and best practices in the industry.

For more information on SISO, the SISO CEO Summit, the SISO Leadership Conference, and the SISO Women’s Leadership Forum, please visit www.SISO.org, or contact David Audrain, SISO Executive Director, at 404-334-4585 or David@SISO.org.

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