"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

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Introducing IAVM’s Venue Group Membership Program
Your biggest asset is your staff, and now you can train them for much less with IAVM’s new Venue Group Membership program. Venue Group Membership delivers an affordable discount pricing structure that enables venues to sign up to 20 employees who are involved in venue management. Applicants (...
VC14: Closing Keynote, Kevin Carroll, Wants You to Play More
Reawakening the spirit of creative confidence in people is important to Kevin Carroll, the closing keynote speaker on Monday, July 28, at VenueConnect 2014. In an inspiring and often funny presentation, Carroll told attendees his life story and how he discovered that learning and playing are ...
VC14: Sunday Educational Sessions (Photos)
Attendees at VenueConnect 2014 experienced a wide range of educational offerings on Sunday, July 27. Some of the sessions included “The Future is Here: Certified Venue Professional (CVP) Coming to You in 2015,” “When a Crisis in a Venue Occurs,” and “A Conversation with Chris McGowan, president...
VC14: Opening Keynote, Polly LaBarre, Urges More Questions
Polly LaBarre, co-author of Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win and co-founder of Fast Company magazine, delivered the opening keynote address, Saturday, July 26, at VenueConnect 2014. LaBarre challenged the attendees to ask themselves how they can create powerful...

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