MARIETTA, GA — Exposition Development Company Inc. (ExpoDevCo) is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with a bright future ahead. The company is set to produce 11 events this year, including one show launch.
“While the last two years proved more challenging than the first eight, we are grateful to have made it to this point and are now looking forward to a new phase of growth, expansion and success for the ExpoDevCo team,” Stephanie Everett, ExpoDevCo COO and Partner, said. Everett has more than 20 years of experience in the exhibition industry, having previously worked for Thomson Financial and Messe Frankfurt USA before launching ExpoDevCo with CEO David Audrain.
ExpoDevCo is a privately owned company that is solely owned by the two. The business produces 12 exhibitions and conferences, which it owns either solely or as joint ventures. ExpoDevCo also manages several association-owned events and conferences under various management agreements. Shows and events currently produced by ExpoDevCo include Furniture Manufacturing Expo, New England Food Show, ExpoProduccion Mexico and the Techno Security Digital Forensics Conferences.
“The first 10 years have been a great experience for us,” said Audrain, who has more than 28 years of experience in the exhibition industry and has previously worked for organizations including Texas Restaurant Association, Advanstar (now Informa Markets) and ConvExx. “We started from zero and have built a terrific team with many wonderful partners. We expect to see substantial growth for our company in the next few years, both organically from several of our events and through some new partnerships we are working on.”
The latest partnership includes a show launch, the Independent Hotel Show Miami, by ExpoDevCo and its joint-venture partner, UK-based Montgomery Group, producer of the Independent Hotel Show Amsterdam and the Independent Hotel Show London. The Independent Hotel Show Miami, the only industry event dedicated entirely to the needs of luxury and boutique hoteliers, debuts Nov. 2-3 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
ExpoDevCo and the Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) also recently signed another three-year extension to the management services agreement in place since 2015. Services provided by ExpoDevCo include the provision of all SISO management staff, member services and conference management, with David Audrain serving as CEO and Executive Director.
As part of the 10-year milestone, ExpoDevCo designed a new logo that recognizes the “ExpoDevCo” brand as part of the company name.