Stephanie Selesnick Joins TSE Team as Blogger in Print and Online

HIL ANDERSON, SENIOR EDITOR
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Oceanside, CA – Stephanie Selesnick, president of International Trade Information, Inc. (ITI), has added the role of blogger for Trade Show Executive (TSE) to her extensive resume in the exhibitions industry.

The first installment of Selesnick’s blog, “As I See It,” will debut in the December issue of TSE. She will publish her views and insights on the global trade show industry twice each month, alternating in print and online.

“With her global experience and countless hours spent at trade shows and industry meetings worldwide, Stephanie is well-connected. She is also an astute observer and insightful writer,” said Darlene Gudea president of Trade Show Executive Media Group.

“She is opinionated — in a good way – and that is part of her appeal,” Gudea said. “Her writing usually underscores what many are thinking but not saying, and at other times, her words rally us to get out of our tired patterns.” Gudea added,  “These traits have earned Stephanie a huge number of followers. We are excited about adding her to the TSE team.”

A second-generation trade show enthusiast, Stephanie began working trade shows at the age of 10 and joined ITI full time in 1993, becoming president in March 2009. Since then, she has worked on exhibitions worldwide in industries such as agricultural, apparel, construction, consumer electronics, energy, food, retail, technology and travel.

Presently, Stephanie consults for a number of independent and association show management companies, assisting them with their international goals. She is the U.S. representative for the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).

She is a frequent speaker and trainer. Stephanie was one of the few CEM faculty that is certified for overseas instruction. She has taught accredited classes for nine years for the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) in the U.S., Mexico, Canada and China.

The first installment of “As I See It” was based on Selesnick’s interview with Jay Weintraub, founder and CEO of Grow.co and Contact.io, who spoke at UFI’s annual congress in Milan this week. His take on technology:  the generation gap between show organizers and young attendees is real, and exhibitions must continue to grow  as overall experiences and a more cut-and-dried meeting place for buyers and sellers.

Event management, marketing and technology will continue to grow in new directions, and TSE and Stephanie Selesnick will continue to provide analysis and commentary as the evolution unfolds.

Reach Stephanie at (818) 591-2255 or stephanie@intltradeinfo.com