Transportation Management Services has acquired ShowScore, the market-leading group business report and platform recognized as the industry standard for event organizers who seek to communicate host destination total economic impact, room night demand, vendor spend and performance history within the meeting and event industry. Event organizers build credibility and drive leverage by presenting a ShowScore Report to hotel and DMO partners in conjunction with their RFP. ShowScore was previously recognized as PCMA’s first-ever event technology pitch competition winner in 2017.
Says TMS President Kevin O’Connor, “TMS continues to look for innovative ways to drive value for our customers and the broader events and meetings market. In our core transportation business, this includes technology tools that enhance the attendee experience and drive greater efficiencies for our customers. We also recognize the importance of delivering digital tools that deliver practical business intelligence that can drive tangible value for our customers, and ShowScore seems to fit a real need in that regard.”
ShowScore hired industry veteran John Sparico (pictured above), CMP, to lead ShowScore as vice president of business development. Sparico has a diverse background in sales and marketing with extensive hospitality experience while serving the nation’s top resorts, hotels and DMOs. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Communications from Penn State University and obtained his Certified Meeting Professional accreditation in 2001.
ShowScore is the event value and history reporting standard that organizers, hotels and DMOs have sought for years. As the global leader in event operations, the TMS family of businesses is uniquely positioned to leverage and scale this proprietary methodology and digital platform as the meeting and event industry seeks leadership from forward-thinking suppliers.
Transportation Management Services is a global leader in providing effective and efficient transport and parking solutions for complex events. For over 23 years, TMS has served the needs of hundreds of conventions and trade shows, large public events and sporting events nationwide. TMS is also the foremost provider of emergency transportation planning and operational support, as well as government logistics services. For more info, visit www.tms.com.