David Audrain and Stephanie Everett with Exposition Development Co., Karen Bremer with Georgia Restaurant Association, Josh Brass with US Foods, Mark Haidet with Siftit & Takorea, Archna Becker with Bhojanic
Karen Bremer, Josh Brass, Archna Becker, Mark Haidet, Stephanie Everett, David Audrain
Karen Bremer, Josh Brass, Archna Becker, Mark Haidet, Stephanie Everett and David Audrain
Buckhead Business Radio 08-26-14 David Audrain
David Audrain is President & Co-owner of Exposition Development Company, Inc. (ExpoDevCo), a privately held business producing trade shows and conferences in North America that include owned events, licensed shows, and show management contracts.
Previously, Audrain was President & CEO of Messe Frankfurt North America, where for more than six years he led a team of 40 staff spread across the USA, Mexico and Canada.
This team was responsible for the production of nine exhibitions, including six launches, as well as exhibitor sales and attendee promotion to the North American markets of more than 100 worldwide shows.
In 2010, Tradeshow Executive recognized four of the Messe Frankfurt shows as Fastest 50 events.
more than 20 year career in the exhibition industry Audrain has managed international shows, in multiple industries, including eight of the Top-200 shows in North America, such as the annual SEMA Show.
Audrain was COO of private show management firm ConvExx from 2001 through 2005, having come from his position as General Manager for the Men's Apparel Division of MAGIC, part of Advanstar Communications.
As Vice President at Hanley-Wood Exhibitions Audrain directed the Surfaces and NACE trade show teams, and at Miller Freeman he was Vice President responsible for the Sewn Products / Decorated Apparel Group, which included nine trade shows and four monthly trade publications.
joined Miller Freeman in 1997 after seven years with the Texas Restaurant Association
, where under his direction the Southwest Foodservice Expo grew more than 75%.
Audrain is a Past Chairman of the Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO), a Past Chairman of the International Association for Exhibitions and Events (IAEE), and serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR).
Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) designation in 1995.