Look Who’s Coming to Trade Show Executive’s Gold Gala

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Dana Point, CA – More than 150 industry leaders are expected at Trade Show Executive’s Gold 100 Awards & Summit. Along with networking, socializing and a great round of golf, the Gold 100 will provide attendees with a timely and intriguing lineup of panels and speakers, including keynoter Josh Linkner, author of Disciplined Dreaming, and an expert on the art of “disruptive” strategies and tactics in the business world. Also speaking is Mark Bernheimer, a former CNN international correspondent and now principle of Media Works Resource Group. Chris Kersting, President & CEO of SEMA, will be part of the Executive Roundtable, a 45-minute session with two other industry leaders:  Joe Loggia, CEO of Advanstar Communications [producer of MAGIC], and Dennis Slater, president of Association of Equipment Manufacturers. Make plans to attend now and swap ideas with your peers.


  • Adam Andersen, Group Show Director, New Hope Natural Media, a division of Penton Media
  • Larry Arnaudet, Executive Director, Exhibition Service Contractors Association (ESCA)
  • David Audrain, President & CEO, Exposition Development Company, Inc.
  • David Bertelsen, Group Show Director, Emerald Expositions
  • Teresa Bryson, Account Manager, All Baby & Child Corp.
  • Shannon Burch, Director of Exhibitions, ASIS International
  • Christina Cade, Marketing Manager, International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE)
  • Tony Calanca, Executive Vice President of Exhibitions, Advanstar Communications, Inc.
  • Thomas Carbott, Senior Vice President of Exhibitions, Material Handling Industry of America
  • Kimberly Carcone, Senior Director of Trade Show & Event Marketing, Toy Industry Association, Inc.
  • Paige Cardwell, President, CSG CREATIVE | NTP
  • Tom Cindric, Vice President, Hanley Wood Exhibitions
  • Daniela Ciocan, Director of Marketing, Cosmoprof North America
  • Darel Cook, Director, Promotional Products Association International
  • Liz Crawford, Vice President & Group Show Director, Emerald Expositions
  • Andrew Darmohraj, Executive Vice President & COO, American Pet Products Association
  • Darrell Denny, Executive Vice President, Emerald Expositions
  • Mary Dolaher, CEO, IDG World Expo
  • David DuBois, President & CEO, IAEE
  • Pat Dwyer, Senior Manager, Convention & Trade Show Services, SmithBucklin
  • Nora Ellingwood, Vice President of Operations, Advanstar
  • Sharon Enright, Vice President of the Trade Show Division, Business Journals, Inc.
  • Philip Evans, CFO, Emerald Expositions
  • Randy Field, Vice President of the Customer Success Group, Reed Exhibitions
  • Julie Freedman, Senior Operations Manager, Emerald Expositions
  • Leslie Gallin, President, Footwear, Advanstar Global
  • Tom Gattuso, Trade Shows Director, Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)
  • Karen Gebhart, Vice President of Business Development, Helicopter Association International
  • Michele Germann, Marketing Director, Emerald Expositions
  • Mike Grant, Senior Vice President of Operations, Reed Exhibitions
  • Cathy Griffith, Operations Director, Emerald Expositions
  • Kenji Haroutunian, Vice President & Group Show Director, Emerald Expositions
  • Mary Pat Heftman, Executive Vice President, Convention & Strategic Alliances, National Restaurant Association
  • Eric Z. Horn, Show Director, Cosmoprof North America
  • Pat Hus, Vice President & Group Show Director, Emerald Expositions
  • Lori Jenks, Senior Vice President of Operations, Emerald Expositions
  • Britton Jones, President & CEO, Business Journals, Inc.
  • Alan Josse, Industry Sales Director, Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)
  • Chris Kersting, President & CEO, Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)
  • John Kilroy, Vice President/General Manager, Performance Racing Industry
  • Madeline Kruzel, Vice President/General Manager, IDG World Expo
  • Joe Lamond, President & CEO, National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM)
  • Sam Lippman, President, Lippman Connects
  • David Loechner, CEO, Emerald Expositions
  • Joe Loggia, President & CEO, Advanstar Communications, Inc.
  • Laurie Lutz, Vice President of Operations, Consumer Electronics Association
  • Robbi Lycett, Senior Vice President of Conventions, Biotechnology Industry Organization
  • Peter MacGillivray, Vice President, Events & Communications, Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)
  • Karen Malone, Vice President of Meetings, HIMSS
  • Robert McLean, Executive Vice President, Promotional Products Association International
  • Susan McSorley, Director of Meetings & Conventions, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • William Miller, Senior Vice President, Operations, Specialty Equipment Market
  • Lorri Monty, Shows Operations Manager, Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)
  • Sara Truesdale Mooney, Senior Director, Exhibitions & Strategy, Association of Equipment Manufacturers
  • Dan Moylan, Director of Trade Show Sales, National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM)
  • Andrea Nielson, Operations Manager, Emerald Expositions
  • Kristen Novick, Operations Manager, Emerald Expositions
  • Laura Ouimet, Operations Manager, Emerald Expositions
  • Alicia Parsons, Operations Director, Emerald Expositions
  • Stephen Pitt, Vice President of Conventions & Expos, National Automobile Dealers Association
  • John Riddle, President & CEO of Riddle & Associates
  • Elli Riley, Director, Exhibitions & Meetings, HIMSS
  • Kim Roehricht, Assistant Executive Director & Operations Director, AWFS Fair
  • Michael Turnbull, Senior Vice President of Strategic Relations, AMC, Inc.
  • Cindy Sample, Director of Trade Show Operations, National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM)
  • Larry Schur, President, All Baby & Child Corp.
  • Steve Sind, President, Focus Media Group
  • Dennis Slater, President, Association of Equipment Manufacturers
  • Tim Sousamian, CEO, Piston Driven Manufacturing , with Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)
  • Karalynn Sprouse, Executive Vice President, Emerald Expositions
  • Monica Terlouw, Industry Sales Director, Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)
  • Roy Turner, Senior Vice President, Emerald Expositions
  • Sandy Voss, President of Exhibitions, Penton
  • Nancy Walsh, President, Reed Exhibitions, The Americas
  • Pat Whitaker, Exhibits Manager, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons