Advanced Expo Solutions International or as they are referred to more often, AESI, helps you keep your convention registration and other facets simple. I had a chance to catch up with and talk with CEO and Founder David Marquart (pictured right) about his company and how they are helping the industry keep things simple, a mantra that seems to work in today’s tough economic times. As I continued our conversation it became apparent that David understands the convention and trade show industry and why not, he has a little experience under his belt. The website gives us a peek into David and his background and just how well he knows the convention, meeting, and trade show industry:
David began his trade show career in the fall of 1985 right from college. 3000 shows in over 200 cities in 30 plus states, several business ventures in several fields and dozens of industry associations later, David is focusing his nearly two decades of trade show and special event experience on making this industry all it can be via streamlining and simplifying many daily cumbersome and traditionally expensive tasks via proven every day technology.
He has past, present and current affiliations with IAEM, ESCA, ASAE, IASE, OASE, MPI, HSMA, ISES, ARA, IAAM, and multiple CVBâ€™s around the country. After a 7-year leadership role which culminated into the ‘Chairman of Ohio Va lley Chapter of the International Association of Exposition Managers (IAEM)’, David was recently selected to the IAEM Services Board. Currently, he serves on the IAEM Services Board and is charged with the product/partner development committee. At IAEMâ€™s Expo Expo in 2004, he was awarded the prestigious Merit Award. In 2005, Dave will serve as Treasurer for the Services Board.
He was also asked by IAEM’s previous Chairman to serve on IAEM’s Future Strategy Committee which plans and prepares for the “latest and greatest” trends in the industry.
That seems to wrap up a huge career rather nicely. Just don’t try saying all of that in a single breath.
David’s experience helped him with what his company provides to their customers, software that works. AESI provides low cost badge printing, online registration, bar code scanners and convention consulting solutions needed in the trade show and event industry. David’s company provide a web based software program that is simple, easy to use and can help you control some of the costs associated with registration lead retrieval and many of the back-end nuts and bolts that show management deals within the industry. I liked David’s quote about the economy as well, something I have been researching and will soon release a series on:
“You have to do more for less.”
It seems like a simple mission and David’s company has been doing just that. They cater to the smaller shows, nothing very big, but he does offer really large savings to events and their show management. Their service is user friendly, web based, and perfect for the company looking to cut back on their budgets. In fact you can use their services with your own laptop and an Internet connection. I suggest if you want to get a good idea of their services and what they offer, take some time to check out their website at AESI. I think the services they provide are far to many to try to list out here, but what you should atake away from this Friday Feature is that AESI can help you keep your costs down and can provide anything that you need in order to make your event, trade show or convention come off smoothly, simply, and affordable.