Corcoran announces key new hires and promotions

Corcoran Expositions, one of the country’s largest independent trade show organizers, today announced four key new hires and four promotions of existing team members.

“We are excited to welcome these new team members and promote others who have made great contributions in helping our clients to unlock the potential in their shows,” said Dan Corcoran, Chief Operating Officer of Corcoran Expositions.

New Hires

Laura Dann, Exhibit Manager -- Laura joins Corcoran Exhibitions from the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) where she served as their Meetings & Exhibits Coordinator since 2013. Laura will be working with the ASCD and the National League of Cities as their Exhibit Manager.

Celeste Fuchs, Exhibit Manager -- Celeste joins from the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM), where she served for 12 years in several roles and most recently as their Membership Manager. Celeste will be working with the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration, the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association and the Illinois Library Association as their Exhibit Manager.

Sean Fitzgerald, Sales Associate -- Sean joins Corcoran from Computers Nationwide, where he was a sales representative and technology consultant. He is a recent graduate of Indiana University with a degree in Communication and Media Studies. Sean will be marketing exhibit space for various clients.

Scott Brewster, Sales Associate -- Scott joins from the American Academy where he served as Director of Meetings, Corporate Relations and Sponsorships. Scott will be marketing exhibit space for various clients.

Pictured left to right:  Laura Dann, Celeste Fuchs, Sean Fitzgerald, Scott Brewster

Pictured left to right: Laura Dann, Celeste Fuchs, Sean Fitzgerald, Scott Brewster

Promotions

Carly DiVito, Exhibit Manager, has been promoted to Group Account Director. Carly provides trade show oversight and strategic planning to the portfolio of shows managed by her team of Exhibit Managers. She is also Show Manager for the Association of Healthcare Environment, the Intelligent Transportation Society of America and the Public Library Association.

Gavin McAuliffe, Sales Associate, has been promoted to Exhibit Manager. Gavin is the Exhibit Manager for the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Materials Science & Technology and the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society.

Jennifer Kattalia, Exhibit Coordinator, has been promoted to Exhibit Manager. Jennifer is the Exhibit Manager for the Association of Supply Chain Management and the Association of College & Research Libraries.

Kyle Corcoran, will manage the WQA (Water Quality Association) Convention and Exhibition. Kyle had been directly involved with a number of special projects in the areas of sales, systems implementation and finance.

Pictured left to right:  Carly DiVito, Gavin McAuliffe, Jennifer Kattalia, Kyle Corcoran

Pictured left to right: Carly DiVito, Gavin McAuliffe, Jennifer Kattalia, Kyle Corcoran

Corcoran Clients featured in TSNN's Top 250 Trade Shows of 2018

We are excited to announce that six Corcoran trade show clients have made the list of TSNN's Top 250 U.S. Trade Shows of 2018!

The list, compiled each year by Trade Show News Network (TSNN), represents the top trade shows held in the U.S. ranked by net square footage.

The Corcoran managed trade shows featured in the top 250 this year are:

  • ADA 2018 - America's Dental Meeting (American Dental Association)

  • AAP National Conference & Exhibition (American Academy of Pediatrics)

  • HFMA's Annual Conference (Healthcare Financial Management Association)

  • ITS America Annual Meeting (Intelligent Transportation Society of America)

  • PLA Conference (Public Library Association)

  • SLAS2018 International Conference & Exhibition (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)

Corcoran Clients Make TSE's Fastest 50 of 2018 and the 'Next 50'

Corcoran would like to congratulate six of our association clients who have been named to Trade Show Executive’s (TSE) 'Fastest 50' and the 'Next 50' shows of 2018.

The 50 Fastest-Growing Shows by Net Square Feet of Exhibit Space

  • ITS America Annual Meeting (Intelligent Transportation Society of America)

The 50 Fastest-Growing Shows by Total Attendance

  • American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition (American Academy of Pediatrics)

  • ITS America Annual Meeting (Intelligent Transportation Society of America)

  • SLAS2018 International Conference & Exhibition (Society for Laboratory Automation & Screening)

Next 50 - By Net Square Feet of Exhibit Space

  • ABCA Annual Convention (American Baseball Coaches Association)

  • American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition (American Academy of Pediatrics)

  • American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting

  • SLAS2018 International Conference & Exhibition (Society for Laboratory Automation & Screening)

Next 50 - By Number of Exhibiting Companies

  • ABCA Annual Convention (American Baseball Coaches Association)

  • American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition (American Academy of Pediatrics)

  • American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting

  • Microscopy & Microanalysis (Microscopy Society of America)

Next 50 - By Total Attendance

  • American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting

The honorees will be recognized at the Fastest 50 Awards & Summit on June 18-20 in Harrah's Resort Atlantic City.

Visit Corcoran at booth 1405 during ASAE 2018!

Corcoran will be exhibiting at the 2018 ASAE Annual Meeting at McCormick Place, August 18-21. While you're making your way through the expo hall, stop by booth #1405 and to learn how we can help you rethink your expo.

We're trade show experts, but we’re also food enthusiasts and Chicago locals! Check out @corcoraneats on Instagram for our recommendations on the best places to eat and drink while you’re in town for ASAE!

Join Dan Corcoran in the latest CEIR Webinar and learn how to leverage Index Data for your event

Register now for the latest CEIR Webinar to learn how you can leverage Index Data for your event. Learn real world examples on how to use Index data to inform important, strategic business-decisions for your events or those of your clients.

Webinar Details:
Thursday, June 14, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM CDT
Free

Ignoring CEIR Index Data to Your Event’s Detriment? Understand The Latest Trends of How To Make This Data Work for You!

Presenters: Nancy Drapeau, PRC, Senior Research Director and Allen Shaw, Ph.D., Founder, President & Chief Economist, Global Economic Consulting Associates Inc; Dan Corcoran, Chief Operating Officer, Corcoran Expositions; Cathy Breden CMP, CAE, CEIR

Empowering Girls for Life, Inaugural Event Coming to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont

US Olympic Gold Medalist Jennie Finch

US Olympic Gold Medalist Jennie Finch

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Bill Conroy knows a bit about empowering young ladies. Twenty years ago, he started the Beverly Bandits, a nationally recognized elite fast pitch softball team that has won numerous national championships and has sent more than 400 young women to Division 1 college scholarships.

Now he’s assembling an outstanding group of more than 30 women leaders that includes softball legend Jennie Finch, ESPN broadcasters Jessica Mendoza and Victoria Arlen, and talk show host Whitney Reynolds, to launch his new show, Empowering Girls for Life.

To be held August 10-12 2018 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Empowering Girls for Life is a multifaceted, multimedia event featuring female leaders in athletics, business, entertainment and education.  Half of the speakers are former national champions or Olympic gold medal winners.

The show will provide a venue for girls from 7 to 17 to meet and interact with high profile women with proven track records of success in their respective fields. Empowering Girls for Life will also help girls and their parents get a head start on important pre-college necessities such as ACT/SAT testing, financial aid opportunities and the college selection process.

All women under 18 attending will receive a gift bag that will include vouchers, gift cards and souvenirs.

Bill Conroy’s involvement in fast pitch softball was not planned, as he was “just looking to do something for the community” when he volunteered to coach boys youth baseball in Beverly in the 1990s.  "They also wanted to start a girl’s program, and since I was the only coach who did not have a son in the program, they told me the softball program was all mine."

Bill believes that he has learned a bit over the twenty years working with young women: “I think the most important thing is that girls need to feel good about themselves to play well, and for boys it is the opposite: they need to play well to feel good about themselves.”

“The purpose of the show is to reach out to young women and girls and to get the message out on motivating and empowering young girls to be the best that they can be.  I have an eleven year old daughter (who doesn't play softball) and I thought she'd be proud of her father starting this show.”

Corcoran is proud to partner with Bill and Empowering Girls for Life for exhibit sales and management services. 

Corcoran Clients Make TSE's Fastest 50 Shows of 2017 and the 'Next 50'

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Corcoran is proud to announce that three trade show clients have been named to Trade Show Executive’s (TSE) 'Fastest 50' and the 'Next 50' shows of 2017.

Honorees were selected based on the percentage of growth in each of the following categories: net square feet, number of exhibiting companies and number of attendees.  Corcoran managed shows that have been honored are:

The 50 Fastest-Growing Shows by Total Attendance

  • American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting
  • ICMA Annual Conference (International City/County Management Association)

Next 50 - By Net Square Feet of Exhibit Space

  • ICMA Annual Conference (International City/County Management Association)

Next 50 - By Number of Exhibiting Companies

  • American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting

Next 50 - By Total Attendance

  • American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition (American Academy of Pediatrics)

The honorees will be recognized at the Fastest 50 Awards & Summit on June 13-15 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. 

Corcoran Clients Make 2017 TSNN Top Trade Shows List

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Corcoran is excited to announce that four trade show clients have made the TSNN Top Trade Shows in the United States for 2017.

The list, compiled each year by Trade Show News Network (TSNN), represents the top trade shows held in the U.S. ranked by net square footage. The Corcoran managed trade shows on the list this year are:

  • ABCA Convention (American Baseball Coaches Coaches Association)
  • AAP Experience National Conference and Exhibition (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • HFMA ANI (Healthcare Financial Management Association)
  • SLAS2017 (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)