CEIR Announces 2020 Research Council

Industry Experts Added

DALLAS, 30 January 2020 – The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) announced participants of the 2020 Research Council. Council members review, prioritize and recommend research-based initiatives to the CEIR Board of Directors. Members of the 2020 CEIR Research Council are:

Ian K. Sequeira
Vice President, Research & Measurement

Colette Apke, CMP
Assistant Director, Sponsorship & Exhibits
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

Jeff Calore
Senior Director, Event Services
SmithBucklin Corporation

Sacha Carey, CEM
Senior Director, Exhibitions & Advertising
Water Environment Federation

Arjun Chakravarti, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Analytic Solutions and Insights

Dan Corcoran
Chief Operating Officer
Corcoran Expositions, Inc.

Richard P. Curran
Expo Convention Contractors

Brian Cuthbert
Group Vice President
Diversified Communications

James Goddu
Director, Market Intelligence, Launchpad
Reed Exhibitions US

Jennifer Hoff, CEM
Taffy Event Strategies

Jackie James
Group Director
Informa Markets

Laurie Kamal
Vice President, Finance
Mirror Show Management

Christine Klein, CMP
Senior Vice President, Meetings & Business Partnerships
National Defense Industrial Association

Brad Mayne, CVE
International Association of Venue Managers

Toby Purdy
Chief Sales Officer
The Expo Group

Rich Stone

Richard Vallaster III, CEM
Director of Client Relations & Support
a2z by Personify

Carrie Ferenac, Ex-Officio, Chairperson, 2020 CEIR Board of Directors
CNTV (Convention News Television) 

Nancy Drapeau, PRC
CEIR Vice President of Research

Cathy Breden, CMP, CAE, CEM
CEIR Chief Executive Officer

“CEIR’s research reports are insightful, and they keep our industry informed on what’s trending with each of our constituents – attendees, exhibitors, and suppliers,” noted CEIR Research Council Chairperson Ian Sequeira, Vice President of Research and Measurement, Freeman.

The objective research produced by CEIR adheres to market research best practices and is designed to inform a broad range of exhibition industry constituents including B2B exhibition organizers, corporate marketers, M&A firms, venues and more. All primary research beyond the CEIR Index and Census is conducted by Nancy Drapeau, PRC, VP of Research, who has an extensive background in the exhibitions industry. Secondary research may also be curated to provide unique insights not provided in the primary research.

“The Research Council is vital to the research CEIR produces,” said CEIR CEO Cathy Breden, CMP, CAE, CEM. “Through the broad experience and extensive knowledge of individuals serving on the Council the research is thoroughly vetted and the information published statistically valid through our strict research practices.”

Visit www.ceir.org for more information.

About CEIR
The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit foundation whose mission is to advance the growth, awareness and value of exhibitions and other face-to-face marketing events by producing and delivering knowledge-based research tools that enable stakeholder organizations to enhance their ability to meet current and emerging customer needs, improve their business performance and strengthen their competitive position. For additional information, visit www.ceir.org.


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