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Corcoran Expositions Announces New Deals

Sandi Cain
, News Editor
December 29, 2016
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Chicago – Corcoran Expositions landed a new trade show client just before the holidays when the American Dental Hygienists Association signed on with Corcoran to handle exhibit sales and management services for the group’s CLL 2017 94th Annual Session. The show is set to take place in Jacksonville, Fla. Corcoran also will handle arrangements for the 2018 event in Columbus, Ohio. The group’s most recent show drew 1,800 attendees and 130 exhibitors who used 15,000 nsf of exhibit space. 

In addition, Corcoran extended its 15-year relationship with the International City/County Management Association to provide exhibit sales, sponsorship sales and management services for the 2017 National Brownfields Training Conference in Pittsburgh. Corcoran has partnered with the conference since 2011. The most recent conference drew 3,000 attendees and 120 exhibitors, using 13,000 nsf of exhibit space. 

Tom Corcoran, founder of Corcoran Expositions said in a release that the company prides itself “on our long client relationships so are always thrilled when an existing client decides to continue working with us.” 

Reach Tom Corcoran at (312) 541-0567 or tcorks@corcexpo.com

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