"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

Welcome to IAVM

Front Row News

A Young Professional’s Take on Venue Management School
When is the last time you experienced a “mountaintop experience” in your professional career? You hear people describe these experiences in their personal lives after they come back from a thrilling adventure or exotic vacation. Something happens that is uplifting and inspiring, maybe even life-...
Favorable Images Increase Spending on Nearby Products
Ads are not evaluated in isolation, and emotions invoked by them can affect adjacent products, according to a recent marketing study. “Marketers typically don’t consider that the emotions produced in one marketing message may be influencing more than just our feelings toward the targeted product...
Dodger Stadium as Viewed by a Pug
Dodger Stadium held it’s annual Pups at the Park on Saturday, June 20. This is Gizmo T. Pug’s report of the day. The post Dodger Stadium as Viewed by a Pug appeared first on International Association of Venue Managers.
FFMA Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary
FFMA Board of Directors More than 200 attendees representing arenas, theatres, convention centers, and stadiums throughout Florida gathered last week for the annual Florida Facility Managers Association (FFMA) conference along with sponsors and guests for networking, programming, and learning....

Crowd Cam

7889_venueconnect_andie_099Albums|Add Your Venue
7889_venueconnect_andie_202Albums|Add Your Venue
078_7889_bc_0331Albums|Add Your Venue
7889_venueconnect_andie_230Albums|Add Your Venue
7889_venueconnect_andie_049Albums|Add Your Venue
021_7889_kt_7Albums|Add Your Venue
081_7889_kt_7Albums|Add Your Venue
279_7889_ap_0279Albums|Add Your Venue
106_7889_ap_0106Albums|Add Your Venue
014_7889_ap_0014Albums|Add Your Venue

No front page content has been created yet.

IAVM is grateful for
the support of our
Global Partners:


Have a question for us? We’d love to hear from you! Fill out this contact form, and we’ll make sure the most appropriate department receives your message.


Join the passionate venue industry leaders who are IAVM: