February 2017 Chapter Meeting
Date: February 17, 2017
Time: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Rosie O’Grady – 800 7th Avenue, NY, NY 10019
Guest Speaker: Alan Steel, President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York Convention Center Operating Corporation
Please join the NYC Chapter for our February meeting at Rosie O’Grady – 800 7th Avenue, NYC. We are honored to have Alan Steel, President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York Convention Center Operating Corporation as our guest speaker. A sit-down lunch will be served with soft drinks; a drink ticket redeemable for wine or beer will be provided and a cash bar is available for additional beverages. Purchase of individual and group tickets is made at the below form.
Online registration will close on February 16th!
President and Chief Executive Officer
New York Convention Center Operating Corporation
Alan Steel is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York Convention Center Operating Corporation, which operates the Javits Center. Under Mr. Steel’s leadership, the Javits Center underwent a comprehensive renovation including significant investments in technology and sustainable improvements. Mr. Steel has spent more than 30 years as an event management executive and United Kingdom trade development official. He is the former President of George Little Management (GLM), a major producer of trade shows in the United States and Canada, where he was responsible for the creation of new events, oversight of corporate strategic planning, marketing programs and the direction for various company events including NY NOW (formerly New York International Gift Fair), the National Stationery Show, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair and SURTEX. Mr. Steel was also active in developing domestic and international markets for the company. Before joining GLM in 1982, Mr. Steel worked for more than 15 years with the British government in a number of trade-related positions at the Department of Trade and Industry in London, the British Consulate in Chicago and the British Trade Development Office in New York. In these roles, Alan bought and sold exhibit space to participants in trade and consumer shows, conferences, and special events. In 2014, Mr. Steel was awarded with the King’s Glove award by the International Association of Exhibitors and Events (IAEE) for his enriched contributions to the trade show industry in New York and beyond.
11:30 am - 2:00 pm