Name: Joe Felperin
Title: Director of Business Development
Twitter Handle: @CCD_JoeF
What are your responsibilities with your company or event?
Generate new accounts and service current clients. In addition, serve as the company’s industry relations representative to the meetings industry organizations.
Tell us about your company/organization/show:
Our services include conference proceedings, on-site audio recording, audio synchronization with presentation slides, abstract collection systems, speaker data collection, review tools, poster galleries, online itinerary planners, exhibitor management tools, and conference education Apps. To learn more about us and our extensive line of products, visit us at CadmiumCD.com
IAEE DC Involvement (Committees, etc):
IAEE DC Special Events Committee & Expo!Expo!
What drives your involvement with IAEE DC?
Passion for the Exhibits Industry and the great networking opportunities within the chapter.
Best IAEE DC Experience:
A couple experiences. 1. Being named volunteer of the month. 2. Participating in the “Smarter than a 5th Grader” with the DC Chapter and winning the competition at Expo!Expo! 2009.
How long have you been in the DC area?
Born and raised in the Maryland suburbs – a true native Washingtonian.
What made you choose to live here?
I choose to continue to live here because I love the DC area and still have many friends that I grew up with in the area.
What is your favorite place in the DC area and why?
The Jefferson Memorial…..you can see all the monuments from there, the White House and the Tidal Basin.
How did you first get involved in the industry?
I started selling custom exhibit booths in 1997 and then moved into show management selling exhibit space and sponsorships.
Current/Past IAEE HQ involvement:
Our company CadmiumCD is proud to be partners with IAEE for Expo Expo providing our Call for Speakers, Speaker Management and Attendee Itinerary Planner modules. I was part of bringing that opportunity to CadmiumCD.
What is the most interesting tradeshow other than your own that you have ever attended?
There are a couple that come to mind. For clients – CES and NAB. For Industry – ASAE Annual, IAEE Expo!Expo! and IMEX 2014.
Tradeshow Bucket List- if you could attend any tradeshow that you haven’t yet, what would it be?
MPI WEC since we partner with them and I haven’t had the chance to attend yet.
What book are you currently reading?
My books are industry related…..all the industry publications and social media.
What is your favorite activity in your free time?
Sports and Leisure. I still ref basketball, ump softball, play golf and softball plus attend as many music and theatre events as possible.
Where would you most like to travel that you have never been?
Far East, Israel and South America.
If you could have any career other than your current one, what would it be?