I think everyone who attended this year’s International Association of Venue Managers VenueConnect would describe the event as a success. Many of the vendors I spoke with were particularly happy with the trade show and the level of traffic and deals getting done each day. The panels I sat in on were engaging and well presented, and overall the conference had a very professional and educational atmosphere. It’s no secret that I take shots at IAVM from time to time, but I only do it because I love you. (And also because I just can’t help myself).
So good job to everyone at IAVM for making this make-or-break year a successful one. And thanks to everyone who attended my panel and our amazing panelists, including Brian Hill and Brian Myers with CAA, Lenore Kinder with TMG, Darin Lashinsky with NS2, Patrick McDill with Live Nation and Nick Szatmari with Universal Attractions Agency. See everyone next year in Toronto!