International Association of Assembly Managers Changes Name to International Association of Venue Managers

With more than 85 years of organizational history, IAVM’s name has changed with the times.

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Our new name clearly characterizes our industry and aligns the organization with what our members do – manage and operate thousands of venues in communities, metroplexes, cities, counties, territories, countries and more worldwide.

(Vocus) November 3, 2010

(November 3, 2010 – Coppell, Texas) –The International Association of Assembly Managers (IAAM) has changed its name to the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM). The IAVM Web address is now http://www.IAVM.org.

“Changing ‘assembly’ to ‘venue’ does not change who or what we are. We will preserve all that our brand represents and yet reflect all we can become in the future,” said Dexter King, CFE, President/CEO.

“Our new name clearly characterizes our industry and aligns the organization with what our members do – manage and operate thousands of venues in communities, metroplexes, cities, counties, territories, countries and more worldwide,” said John Siehl, CFE, IAVM Chairman of the Board.

With more than 85 years of organizational history, IAVM’s name has changed with the times. At its inception in 1924, the organization was called the Association of Auditorium Managers. Over the years, the name changed again. In 1934 the association’s name changed to the International Association of Auditorium Managers. And then, in 1996, the named changed to International Association of Assembly Managers.

“Regardless of our name, this organization is committed to being relevant by encouraging and equipping today’s venue professionals worldwide. Through its many program offerings, IAVM will continue to assist its members’ with commerce, advocacy, research and education,” King continued.

“We will likely witness other changes as we continue to evaluate our brand portfolio to ensure that it is nimbly meeting the needs of our members and the industry it serves,” Siehl added.

The International Association of Venue Managers is the world's largest professional association dedicated to issues relevant to the management of public assembly venues. Members of the association manage public assembly venues such as amphitheaters, arenas, auditoriums, convention centers/exhibit halls, performing arts venues, stadiums and university complexes; or provide products, services or attractions to support the industry. IAVM has more than 3,500 members worldwide. More information is available at http://www.IAVM.org.

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Kris Williams, CAE
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