Coppell, TX (PRWEB) August 28, 2006
The International Association of Assembly Managers (http://www.IAAM.org) completed a successful meeting at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX, August, 4-8, 2006. Larry B. Perkins, CFE, CPP, CMP, Assistant General Manager, RBC Center/Carolina Hurricanes, Raleigh, North Carolina, was inaugurated as the president of the association during the conference.
“I am honored to serve as the president of this prestigious association,” said Perkins, a 30-year industry veteran whose career started in 1976 as the assistant manager for Pinkerton’s Sports Division at the Meadowlands Sports Complex, East Rutherford, New Jersey and ultimately serving as Vice President.
Perkins selected “Innovations Driving the Future” as his theme. “Today, as in the past, and certainly in the future, we must address our ever-changing world," he said. “As our society and the world change, so must IAAM for the betterment of our communities, owners, clients, staff and our financial viability.” He noted Innovations that will continue to propel IAAM forward, paving the way for professional and personal growth, expanding IAAM’s role in the world as the acknowledged leader and to continuing our humanitarian efforts. His vision will also focus on increasing membership; build stronger communities, diversity in the workplace and fundraising.
Installation of other officers for the upcoming year also occurred in San Antonio. Steve Peters, CFE, president of Compass Facility Management moved to first vice president of the association, and Robyn Williams, CFE, Executive Director of the Portland Center for the Performing Arts was voted in by the membership as second vice president.
Approximately 2600 individuals attended conference and trade show activities. IAAM’s second combined trade show with the National Association of Concessionaires had a total of 334 exhibiting companies. The 82nd IAAM Annual Conference & Trade Show is set to take place July 20-24, 2007 in Salt Lake City, UT.
The International Association of Assembly Managers is the world's largest professional association dedicated to issues relevant to the management of public assembly facilities. Members of the association manage public assembly facilities 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. IAAM has more than 3,200 members worldwide.