New Business Contracts: Corcoran, SmithBucklin Both Score New Business

May 22, 2017

Corcoran Expositions and SmithBucklin both have signed on new medical associations to manage.

The American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST) has selected SmithBucklin, the association management and services company more organizations turn to than any other, to provide full-service association management.

Abigail Lynn will serve as AAST’s chief executive, and its headquarters will move July 1 to SmithBucklin’s Chicago office.

Established in 1978, the American Association of Sleep Technologists is a health membership association for professionals dedicated to improving the quality of sleep and wakefulness in all people.

In choosing SmithBucklin to provide association management, the AAST Board of Directors noted SmithBucklin’s 68 years of proven experience in serving professional associations and its ability to meet the needs of AAST’s membership amid rapid changes occurring in sleep medicine and the healthcare market overall.

“The board is excited about our partnership with SmithBucklin,” said Laura Linley, AAST board president.

She added, “We were impressed with SmithBucklin’s depth and breadth of resources, proven practices and respected thought leadership. And, importantly, the board feels SmithBucklin’s culture surrounding volunteerism and leadership development aligns closely to AAST’s values of service to others and continuous improvement, which will allow us to serve our current and future members at the highest level possible.”

Corcoran Expositions has signed new agreements to manage the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) show and the Experimental Biology (EB) conference and expo.

Corcoran will provide exhibit sales and management services for the AOSSM Annual Meeting starting in 2018 in San Diego.

“When we made the decision to outsource our exhibition sales and management, Corcoran was the first partner that came to mind,” said Greg Dummer, CEO, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. 

He added, “Having worked with them previously with excellent results, I know that Corcoran will seamlessly integrate into our overall team and manage our exhibition with expertise and superior customer care. We look forward to a great partnership and the continued growth and development of the AOSSM Annual Meeting.”

The Experimental Biology conference and expo is hosted by five scientific societies and Corcoran will be responsible for the event’s exhibit sales program, exhibitor showcase and sponsorship program starting with the 2018 show taking place in San Diego.

“Corcoran has seen success in growing exhibit programs in both the Scientific and Medical Sectors. Last month we completed the onsite renewal program for Experimental Biology, resulting in a solid foundation for us to grow the program in the coming year,” said Noreen Burke, director of business development at Corcoran Expositions.

She added, “We will be introducing our onsite renewal program to AOSSM exhibitors this summer. Our goal for EB and AOSSM is to familiarize a new group of prospects that we have identified as having strong exhibit potential with these viable market opportunities.”

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