Allied members want more engagement opportunities for their corporate and sales employees to connect with venue professionals. IAVM’s new Allied Group Membership program delivers two options to have more employees involved in IAVM with additional perks to enhance the value companies receive as a member.
A firm can attend numerous events year round to make connections with influential decision-makers from venues around the world to increase sales revenue potential while building relationships as a member exhibitor, member partner or member sponsor of IAVM.
Hospitality and food & beverage leader Centerplate knows the value well and holds the proud honor of becoming the first IAVM Allied member to secure a group membership.
“Centerplate is looking forward to working with IAVM in the year ahead with its newly minted company group membership,” said Paul Pettas, communications director for the Stamford, Connecticut, industry leader. “This will help the company continue to forge close ties with the industry and the venues we serve through increased professional participation.”
Just this past week, SVP of Sales and New Business Development, Kay Towner, VP of Operations Richard Ginzel and Executive Chef Daryl O’Donnell spoke at the San Diego Convention Center for the IAVM Region 7 meeting about the guest satisfaction and financial benefits of integrating local ‘hometown’ purveyors into a venue’s culinary experience.”
Centerplate was founded in 1929 and partners with more than 300 public assembly venues across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, serving more than 115 million guests.
“In addition to having a presence at industry events, Centerplate’s vast network of managers keep updated with the latest IAVM news and trends, thus staying a step ahead as we fulfill our mission of making it ‘better to be there’ for guests, clients, and employees at our hundreds of venues all around North America,” Pettas said. “Centerplate looks forward to working with IAVM in the year ahead, as we continue offering best-in-class hospitality solutions to the U.S. and Canada’s leading venues.”
Learn how to get started with Allied Group Membership here.