Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

September 23 2012

New Exhibition Director at AIBTM

Alicia Leonard

September 24, 2012

Michael Lyons will be joining RTE as AIBTM Exhibition Director on 1st October, based in the Norwalk office.

Michael has extensive experience gleaned over 30 years in the Meetings and Events business. He has worked in Philadelphia, New York, Stamford, Columbus and Minneapolis. His diverse background includes senior level posts with some of the Industry’s best known names including Apple Vacations, McGettigan Partners (now Maritz), Carlson Wagonlit Travel and Rosenbluth Travel (now American Express). He was also the President and CEO of GEP Philly, the premier DMC in the greater Philadelphia region. He has served two terms on the Philadelphia chapter of MPI’s Board as VP Finance and has served on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau since 2004. On the Academic front he has been an adjunct Professor at Temple University since 2010, teaching their Event Leadership Executive Certificate Programme.

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