This Just In
  • Halifax Convention Centre in Nova Scotia, Canada, to debut Dec. 15 with first client event scheduled for Jan. 20, 2018. …
  • Three other events — Brides 2018, the Halifax Business Awards and the Franchise Expo —
  • also are booked for early 2018. … In all, the new facility already has 90 events on the books for 2018
  • Dan Lincoln will retire as President and CEO of the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau at the end of the year. He spent 11 years on
  • the job. COO Mike Laatsch will be interim CEO while a nationwide search for Lincoln’s successor takes place.
  • Shepard has acquired McCune Audio-Video-Lighting in a move to bolster Shepard’s presence in the western U.S. market. McCune has California
  • operations in Anaheim, Monterey and San Francisco and will be absorbed by Shepard’s AV department.
  • Stacey Church was named General Manager of the Kentucky International Convention Center. The downtown Louisville venue is undergoing
  • renovations and will re-open in August. Church was most recently Assistant Director of the Fort Worth Convention Center.

People on the Move

People on the Move: Amy Allen

Amy Allen was promoted to executive vice president of dmg::events USA. Adding to her existing management of the ad:tech group, Allen will assume P&L responsibility for the division’s Collectives group, which includes 13 annual conferences in the digital marketing space. Prior to joining dmg::events, and helping form the U.S. division as senior vice president, Allen was show director for Hanley Wood Exhibitions.

Reach Amy at (214) 915-8804 or

People on the Move: Val Moon

The Beverage Group @ F+W Media named Val Moon director of sales and marketing for the co-located World Tea Expo and Healthy Beverage Expo May 29-31 at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. Moon was most recently director of sales at Primm Valley Casino Resorts; before that she was director of sales and convention services for Excalibur and Luxor Resort Hotels and Casinos. She replaces Kim Jage, who left the company to spend more time with her family after helping to select her replacement. 

Reach Val at (702) 253-1893 or

ASIS International promoted Shannon Burch to the newly created position of Vice President of Events and Business Development. She had been Director of Exhibits. Burch’s expanded role puts her in overall charge of the ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits. Reach Shannon at (703) 518-1424 or