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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

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!

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)

 

 

Corcoran's Longest Client Recognized at Trade Show Executive's Fastest 50 Awards & Summit

The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA), Corcoran's first client and our partner for the last 26 years, was honored with three awards at Trade Show Executive’s Fastest 50 Awards & Summit for its 2016 Product Demonstration Showcase trade show. 

The NBWA Product Showcase was honored in three categories:

  • The 50 Fastest-Growing Shows by Net Square Feet of Exhibit Space
  • The 50 Fastest-Growing Shows by Number of Exhibiting Companies
  • Next 50 - By Total Attendance

The NBWA Product Showcase takes place in even-numbered years during the association’s annual convention, with the 2016 showcase held last fall in conjunction with NBWA’s 79th Annual Convention at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, Illinois.

The NBWA 80th Annual Convention and Trade Show will take place this October at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, which Corcoran Expositions will manage for the 26th consecutive year.

Congratulations to NBWA!

Corcoran Partners with The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS)

We are excited to announce Corcoran has been retained by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society to provide exhibit and sponsorship management services for the TMS Annual Meeting and Exhibition.

“This year marks the 30th anniversary of the TMS Annual Meeting Exhibition. In service of the global minerals, metals, and materials industries, we at TMS believe that our new collaboration with Corcoran represents an opportunity to take our exhibition to another level for the greater benefit of the thousands of professional scientists and engineers that we represent,” said James Robinson, TMS Executive Director.

Corcoran will provide exhibit and sponsorship management services beginning with the 2018 show, taking place in Phoenix, Arizona.

“TMS has a rich 146-year history and continues to evolve with its member base and changing technologies.  It is exciting to have a dynamic client with such an extensive reach in the scientific and engineering communities,” said Carly DiVito, longtime Corcoran show manager who will oversee the exhibit sales and management program for TMS. “We at Corcoran are looking forward to a great partnership.”

Corcoran Clients Make 2016 TSNN Top 250 Trade Show List

Corcoran is excited to announce that six trade show clients have made the 2016 TSNN Top 250 Trade Shows in the United States.

The list, compiled by Trade Show News Network (TSNN), represents the top 250 trade shows held in 2016 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)
  • ADA 2016 - America's Dental Meeting (American Dental Association)
  • AAP Experience National Conference and Exhibition (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • AORN Global Surgical Conference & Exposition (Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses)
  • HFMA ANI (Healthcare Financial Management Association)
  • PLA Conference (Public Library Association)

 

 

Corcoran Clients Honored in TSE's Fastest 50 Class of 2016 and the 'Next 50'

Corcoran is proud to announce that seven trade show clients have been named to Trade Show Executive’s (TSE) 'Fastest 50' and the 'Next 50' shows of 2016.

“We are happy to see these shows recognized, as it recognition for our clients and a source of pride in our work in teaming with them,” said Tom Corcoran, founder of Corcoran Expositions.

Six Corcoran trade show clients were named as “Fastest 50” trade shows of 2016 and four more trade show clients received the “Next 50” recognition, honoring shows that were not quite fast enough to crack the Top 50, but are strong contenders for next year.

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 were honored were:

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

  • ABCA Convention (American Baseball Coaches Association)
  • American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting
  • ITS America (Intelligent Transportation Society of America)
  • NBWA's Annual Convention & Product Demonstration Showcase (National Beer Wholesalers Association)
  • Nurse Anesthesia Annual Congress (American Association of Nurse Anesthetists)

The 50 Fastest-Growing Shows by Number of Exhibiting Companies

  • ABCA Convention (American Baseball Coaches Association)
  • ITS America (Intelligent Transportation Society of America)
  • NBWA's Annual Convention & Product Demonstration Showcase (National Beer Wholesalers Association)
  • Nurse Anesthesia Annual Congress (American Association of Nurse Anesthetists)

The 50 Fastest-Growing Shows by Total Attendance

  • ABCA Convention (American Baseball Coaches Association)
  • AORN Surgical Conference & Expo, Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
  • Nurse Anesthesia Annual Congress (American Association of Nurse Anesthetists)

Next 50 - By Net Square Feet of Exhibit Space

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

Next 50 - By Number of Exhibiting Companies

  • AORN Surgical Conference & Expo (Association of periOperative Registered Nurses)

Next 50 - By Total Attendance

  • ITS America (Intelligent Transportation Society of America)
  • NBWA's Annual Convention & Product Demonstration Showcase (National Beer Wholesalers Association)

The honorees will be recognized at the Fastest 50 Awards & Summit on April 19-21 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. 

Corcoran Partners with ADHA and EXTENDS PARTNERSHIP with Brownfields

We are excited to announce that Corcoran will be working with the American Dental Hygienists Association in producing their upcoming trade shows. Additionally, we are excited to continue our relationship with the International City/County Management Association, cosponsor of the 2017 National Brownfields Training Conference

For the Chicago-based, American Dental Hygienists Association, Corcoran Expositions will provide exhibit sales and management services for the “CLL 2017 94th Annual Session,” to be held in Jacksonville, FL in 2017, and in Columbus, OH in 2018.  The most recent show featured nsf 15,000 and drew 1800 attendees and 130 exhibitors.

For the Washington, DC-based based International City/County Management Association, Corcoran Expositions will provide exhibit sales, sponsorship sales and management services for the “2017 National Brownfields Training Conference,” to be held in Pittsburgh, PA. The most recent show featured nsf 13,000 and drew 3,000 attendees and 120 exhibitors.