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Urban Expositions Names Jim Walker Show Director for LAMKT

Urban Expositions has named Jim Walker show director for LAMKT. In his new role, Walker will oversee and direct the newly expanded show team for the semi-annual LAMKT at the Los Angeles Convention Center. He will report to Dirk von Gal, vice president, Urban Expositions.

With Urban for more than seven years, Walker is also show director for the annual Christmas Cash & Carry Shows in Los Angeles, Portland and San Francisco. He also oversees sales efforts for the Cash & Carry sections within a number of other Urban shows, including SF Market and the Seattle Gift Show.

The LAMKT sales force is also growing as other Urban team members add this show to existing sales responsibilities they have within the Urban portfolio. Among them, Chris Menefee will work on sales for LAMKT’s Design LA, Makers’ Market, World Style and Vintage sections and Erica Davidson will focus on Design LA, Makers’ Market and Personal Style sections. They join other team members, including Bryan Cook, sales manager, World Style and Vintage; Nora Wade, sales manager, Gift, Boardwalk, Personal Style; Joseph Lee, sales manager, Jewelry Cash & Carry; and Sashin Patel, sales manager, Jewelry Cash & Carry.

Urban Expositions Expands Sales, Marketing Team for P3, Pet Progressive Products Trade Show

Responding to growing demand and strong feedback from the industry, trade show producer Urban Expositions has expanded the sales and marketing team for its new pet industry trade show, P3, Progressive Pet Products. Representing a complete reinvention of the former H. H. Backer Total Pet Expo, P3 will debut August 24-25, 2016 at Navy Pier, Chicago, Ill.

The growing team includes a number of talented and driven sales, marketing and administrative professionals with extensive trade show industry experience. The full P3 team now includes:

Dean Russo, group show director; Liz Irving, vice president of marketing; Stacey Barrett Brooks, show director; Evan Shoda, sales manager; Chris Menefee, sales manager; John Motondo, buyer relations director; and Wendy Booth, show administrator.

“We’re receiving tremendous feedback on the show since we’ve announced it to the marketplace,” said Courtney Muller, executive vice president, Urban Expositions. “The addition of our team members will further drive our sales and marketing efforts. This talented team will help us improve the event offering for our customers and build strong relationships and partnerships for continued growth.”

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