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ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

July 25, 2019

ARPA-E Summit 2019 Photo

eventPower has supported the Department of Energy's ARPA-e Summit over the past several years. The photo includes the team of contractors, sub-contractors and the government host having fun on stage after a long day onsite. The event is complex due to the vast number of moving parts including exhibits, sponsorships, matchmaking, mobile applications, complex registration solutions, and an extensive list of classes and presentations.

Laurie Powell: “Listening skills are the best skills a leader can have”

June 20, 2019
by Yitzi Weiner, A "Positive" Influencer

I had the pleasure to interview Laurie Powell, Vice President of Business Development at eventPower. Laurie has over 30 years of sales and management experience in both events and publishing. Laurie started her career at Miller Freeman, which at the time, was the largest business-to-business publisher and trade show producer in the world. At Miller Freeman, Laurie was Publisher for various trade magazines and the Director of Sales for its events. In 2001, Laurie joined Access Intelligence, another publisher and trade show producer, where she served as a Group Publisher of several magazines, websites and events. In 2010, she joined eventPower as Vice President of Business Development where she handles over 50 clients per year that have exhibit and sponsorship components. Laurie manages a sales team and customer support managers. Her team has managed clients with exhibit halls as large as 1,000 booths, 740 exhibiting companies and hundreds of sponsorships.

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2019 National Cyber Summit

June 6, 2019

National Cyber Summit Photo

It's been a great week supporting the 2019 National Cyber Summit taking place in Huntsville, AL. The Summit brought over 2,000 attendees together to focus on education, workforce development and innovative solutions for today's cyber security challenges. If you are in the cyber community, this is a must attend event in 2020.

Save the date! June 2-4, 2020

Tampa Company Expands From Conference Planner to Software Firm

March 19, 2019
by Margie Manning, St. Pete Catalyst

Tampa tech company eventPower got into the software business by accident.

The company, founded 23 years ago by Frank Powell, originally was called Technology Forums and exclusively worked for government agencies, managing their conferences, before a spending scandal forced it to pivot.

Now, the company has three lines of business, about 30 employees around the United States, and $15 million in annual revenue.

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Tampa-Based eventPower Grows Through Innovation

February 4, 2019
by Jo-Lynn Brown, Tampa Bay Business & Wealth

Expect Laurie and Frank Powell to be a hit at cocktail parties—if they ever have time for them.

One day, they could be producing a conference of energy startups pitching the U.S. government Shark Tank-style. Another, they could be powering an animation festival for tens of thousands of people roaming the exhibits in wild costumes.

“No two days are ever alike,” Frank says with a laugh. “I still don’t think my mother knows what I do.”

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Partnering for Success: Logistics Officer Association

December 10, 2018

LOA Photo

eventPower client—The Logistics Officer Association (LOA) Symposium offers the premier event dedicated to enabling interactive exchanges among logistics, acquisition and technology professionals from across the Department of Defense, defense industry and academia.

LOA discovered eventPower through a member of their association. The member was already working with eventPower on another event and highly recommended eventPower because of how they partnered with them and identified their needs. LOA needed to rethink their business model in order to continue hosting their Symposium and eventPower jumped in and helped them in making their Symposium a successful and profitable event.

Having worked with eventPower for six years, LOA attests to eventPower being a true partner. “eventPower’s background as meeting planners themselves creates a natural working relationship,” said Jondavid DuVall, LOA Chief Operating Officer. “eventPower has become an extension of our organization when we work together and we truly consider them a teammate and advisor rather than a vendor.” According to LOA, additional factors that make eventPower unique to work with include their background in event planning for the government and military community, their proprietary tools including registration and speaker management that create efficiencies, and their exhibitor and sponsor re-sign ability, with an average of 90% resigning. With eventPower, LOA gets a whole team of meeting planners who understand how to produce a meaningful, efficient and profitable event.

ACMP Using eventPower to Create Efficiencies

Nikole Fridenmaker, Director of Meetings
Association of Change of Management Professionals
December 10, 2018

ACMP Photo

“I had the pleasure of meeting eventPower in 2015. After seeing a demonstration of their speaker portal software, I was hooked! As an association planner, we have a large call for speakers with sizable groups of volunteers who handle the review process. After utilizing eventPower’s software for our speaker portal section, it quickly became evident that we could make solid use of eventPower’s other services, such as website management and registration management. Both would make great additions to our events. Between the software tools and eventPower’s team, it has been a great partnership. Their staff and leadership are flexible, helpful and knowledgeable. Their partnership is key to making our events a success!”

eventPower Featured in Business Observer FL

November 23, 2018

Frank and Laurie Powell Photo
Event horizon: Faced with failure, entrepreneurs tackle a new frontier

When an event management company’s main revenue stream dried up, it reinvented itself. The payoff has been celebratory.

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Logistics Officer Association (LOA) Symposium

November 1, 2018

LOA Photo
eventPower supported the 36th annual Logistics Officer Association (LOA) Symposium in Oklahoma City. The event attracted close to 1200 logistics, acquisition and technology professionals from across the Department of Defense as well as industry attendees and academia. We are proud to partner with such a great organization!

AFCEA Mid-America Cyberspace Symposium

July 6, 2018

AFCEA Mid-America Cyberspace Symposium Photo
The eventPower team is shown here shoulder to shoulder with the AFCEA Scott-St Louis Chapter outgoing President, Sam Douglas, incoming President, Colonel Michael Phillips and AFCEA Vice President of Membership, Tina Jordan. We are proud to partner with this organization to produce a successful event for yet another year and look forward to what 2019 has in store for this growing Symposium!

Supporting Special Operations Forces at Global SOF Foundation Reception

May 22, 2018

GSOF Photo
The eventPower team provides conference services to the Global SOF Foundation which supports Special Operations Forces within the United States military and its allies. This event was a reception during the SOFIC conference in Tampa, FL. The eventPower team is looking forward to supporting the Global SOF Foundation at the Modern Warfare Symposium in Fort Bragg, NC, and the Global SOF Symposium Europe in Madrid, Spain.

GeoConvention 2018

May 15, 2018

GeoConvention 2018 Photo
eventPower was happy to be back in Calgary, Canada for GeoConvention 2018. The event focuses on the Canadian oil and gas industry. Our team was there to run onsite attendee registration and check in. We look forward to returning in 2019!