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HCEA Announces 2017/2018 Board of Directors and a New Partnership

The Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association is pleased to announce its 2017/2018 Board of Directors.  The 2017/2018 HCEA Board, which officially took office on August 15, was formally presented during HCEAConnect, v’s annual conference for a time of learning and networking.  Kyle Wood with Group Delphi was installed as the new president of this 87 year-old organization.  It is also notable that Wood is the first industry partner serving in the top leadership capacity for HCEA.

“I am truly honored to be able to represent this wonderful organization. I look forward to working with the board to continue to provide the value that our members expect as we navigate the constantly evolving world of healthcare exhibiting,” said Wood.

Joining Wood on the Board are President-Elect Gregg Lapin, American Association of Diabetes Educators; Vice President Jeannie Wert:  Siemens Healthcare; Treasurer  Sue Huff, Medtronic; Secretary Sean Feehan, GWF Associates; and, Immediate Past President Don Schmid, Pfizer.

Also, Directors Sonia Fong, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau; Brian Lotterman, Amgen; Chris Metzger, Freeman XP; Jackie Mitchell, American College of Surgeons; Hailey Rosenstein, Crepes a Latte Catering; David Saef, Global Experience Specialists; Michael Seymour, 3D Exhibits, Inc.; Anne Trompeter, Live Marketing; and, Dawn Will, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.         

“As the leading association for healthcare exhibit professionals, HCEA continues to expand both the depth and breadth of offerings we provide to our members,” said Amy Lotz, executive director of HCEA. “Kyle’s unique expertise as an exhibit house executive managing a global healthcare program, along with his many years of leadership in HCEA, will only serve to amplify our message and enhance our educational offerings.”

HCEA and Exhibitor Announce Co-Location Partnership

In other news, HCEA and EXHIBITOR Magazine have announced a new partnership to co-locate HCEAInnovate during EXHIBITOR‘s annual EXHIBITORLIVE conference. HCEA will launch a new innovative education and networking experience with HCEAInnovate.  HCEAInnovate will be held on February 25, 2018, to coincide with the opening day of EXHIBITORLIVE, the 30th Annual Professional Development Conference for Trade Show and Corporate Event Marketers, in Las Vegas. HCEA will also continue to hold its annual reception during EXHIBITORLIVE, now scheduled on February 26, 2018.  The partnership was first announced at HCEAConnect, the association’s premier annual educational event, held recently in Chicago.

“This is an exciting opportunity for HCEA members to participate in both events simultaneously,” said Amy Lotz, HCEA executive director. “This partnership will help healthcare exhibitors and exhibition/meeting organizers to hone in on HCEA-specific educational offerings and stay up-to-date as the healthcare industry continues to evolve, while at the same time rounding out their broader training needs through EXHIBITORLIVE‘s 180+ sessions and workshops.” 

HCEAInnovate attendees will receive a free VIP pass to attend all three days of EXHIBITORLIVE‘s Exhibit Hall, the largest exhibition of trade show and event suppliers in North America. For info about EXHIBITORLIVE, go to www.ExhibitorLive.com
For more info about the HCEA, contact Amy Lotz, CAE, HCEA executive director, at alotz@hcea.org or 703-935-1961 or visit www.hcea.org.  


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