High-Profile Show Exec Joins NYC & Company

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New York City, July 13 – Tim McGuinness has joined NYC & Company, New York’s official tourism marketing organization, as Vice President of Sales & Convention Center Expansion, a newly created position.

McGuinness will have overall responsibility for leading and managing a comprehensive sales program to attract meeting and convention business into all New York City venues and particularly the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. He will also be responsible for increasing membership and retaining existing member relationships for NYC & Company.

McGuinness was previously Vice President of Operations for Reed Exhibitions. He spent 17 years with the firm, initially joining Cahners Exposition Group as Sales & Marketing Manager for the National Hardware Show. He moved into operations and stayed with the firm when it was later acquired by Reed Elsevier, now Reed Exhibitions. McGuinness worked with the venues of all of the trade shows that the company produced over those years.  Prior to that, he was Regional Sales Director, Dallas, for the New York-based  Fuller Tool Company, where part of his duties included working at about 20 trade shows a year.

McGuinness is a board member of the Major American Trade Show Organizers (MATSO), International Association of Exhibit Managers, Chicago Advisory Task Force, Boston Convention Center Task Force and the Exhibit Operations Society (EOS). In 1999 and 2000, he served on NYC & Company’s Board of Directors.

Reach Tim McGuinness, Vice President of Sales & Convention Center Expansion, at (212) 484-1204; tmcguinness@nycvisit.com.