December 11, 2017
    New CEO for Center for Exhibition Industry Research

    Longtime exhibition professional, also worked at SmithBucklin


    Brian Casey will be the new CEO of the Center for Exhibition Industry Research, Dallas, effective in December.

    He will succeed Douglas L. Ducate, CEM, CMP, who announced his departure in June (see "CEO to step down at Center for Exhibition Industry Research," 6/27). 

    Casey is GM of the Cleveland Global Center for Health Innovation & Convention Center. He has served as CEO of the High Point Authority, owner of Next Generation Events Group, EVP at SmithBucklin, and tradeshows managing director at International Housewares Exposition.

    He serves on the boards of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Positively Cleveland CVB, and the Downtown Cleveland Alliance. He was a board member at International Association of Exhibitions and Events and CEIR, IAEE's research arm. He is a past chairman of Major American Trade Show Organizers and also the IAEE Midwest Chapter. He served on advisory boards for CVBs in Columbus, Ohio, Phoenix  and Chicago, as well as for general service contractor GES.

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