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Chief Executive Officer

Phone: (707) ***-****  
Email: m***@***.com
Local Address:  Sonoma , California , United States
The Art Fair Company Inc
372 West Ontario St. Suite 303
Chicago , Illinois 60654
United States

Company Description: The Art Fair Company, which produces the Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fairs and the Art and Antique Dealers League Spring Show NYC, presents The METRO Show,...   more

Employment History

  • President
    The Art Fair Company Inc
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Managing Director, Consumer and Retail
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer of Dmg World Media and Chairman of Directors
    Whereoware LLC
  • Chief Executive Officer of Dmg World Media and Chairman of Directors
    Whereoware LLC
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"SOFA Fairs have grown well until ..., 27 April 2009 [cached]
"SOFA Fairs have grown well until this current economic downturn, but even so, have been less badly affected than most other art fairs," says Michael Franks. "Moreover, it's an important event in the arts calendar for our client galleries specializing in artworks bridging contemporary decorative, fine art and design. We count on each other for success. Franks is a 30- year veteran of the trade show business and now serves as President of The Art Fair Company.
Mark Lyman, vice president of the new company, says, "Michael and I share a deep commitment to the SOFA Fairs and their potential for growth.
"Mark and I look forward to working closely with SOFA galleries and dealers, the many attending collector/museum groups, and the arts-interested public to build the brand, as well as become a growing service provider to other art fairs," Franks says.
Home Accents Today Products, 13 Aug 2001 [cached]
According to Michael Franks, COO of DMG, the partners originally planned to build a mart in Los Angeles."As speed to market became our top priority, we determined that a purpose-built mart already existed that could be redeveloped to suit our needs, and would be ready far more quickly than building from scratch," he said.
DMGT :: DMG Exhibition Group Ltd acquires Riddell Exhibitions Promotions, 27 Oct 1999 [cached]
Michael Franks, managing director of Consumer and Retail, DMG Exhibition Group, said: "With the purchase of Riddell, DMG has established a foothold in Australia.
Comag Marketing Group, LLC » Single copy sales strategies and supply chain solutions for the world’s leading magazines, 22 July 2008 [cached]
DMG CEO Michael Franks said the home shows "were a significant reason for DMG World Media's entry into the North American market in the first place, and we have enjoyed building the business to [ ... ]
Western Exhibitors: In the News, 19 April 2001 [cached]
The marketplace partners support these relationships as they help Whereoware develop into the industry's premier web-based marketplace, working alongside our trade shows and connecting our customers in the gift and home business," said Michael Franks, COO of dmg world media and chairman of the board of directors for Whereoware.
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