With over 30 years in the Event Industry I have played a part in almost all the different fields. I started off working with an Association in the Administration Department but then got involved in the event management side. After leaving the Association environment I moved to the for-profit side of the industry working as a Group Show Director for a publications company. My next adventure in the industry was the move to consulting and being a private contractor. I gained experience in the decorator field and took my knowledge of event management to assist other event producers in finding improvement ideas on both the logistics and financial revenue. I now sit on the Executive Management Team of eShow, a leading supplier of web based and on-site event management solutions. As Vice President of Sales and Marketing, I have provided organizations solutions in all levels of event planning, Association, for profit, consumer, Government and professional societies all included in our current bucket of clients. I have lived in Northern Virginia my entire life, married and the father of 3 grown children, one of which followed my foot steps and works in the event industry. I also have 4 grandchildren. My hobbies included classic cars and restoring antiques.
Sessions for Michael Horton
Friday, November 30
11:30am - 12:45pm
The Benefits of Outsourcing Event Management Solutions
In this session we will be discussing the benefits of contracting with an Event
Management Solutions Provider and how it can be an extension of your team to
create a successful environment for both you and your customers. In today’s high
demand for technology solutions we will show how data management can pre-populate and help navigate your customers through the application process and features that create time savings solutions for event managers.
Welcome Remarks: Essence A. Banks MBA, Executive Director, New Orleans