Urban Expositions Names Courtney Muller Executive Vice President

Former Reed Exhibitions Executive to Oversee New Business Opportunities and General Operation of Company

Kennesaw, GA, November 1, 2014 – Urban Expositions has today announced that Courtney Muller has been appointed Executive Vice President of the Atlanta based trade show and expositions company.  As EVP of Urban Expositions, Ms. Muller will report directly to Partners and Owners Doug Miller and Tim von Gal.  She will assume responsibility for overseeing much of the day to day management of the company as well as seek out new acquisitions, launches and partnerships for Urban Expositions.   Founded in 1996, Urban Expositions has grown to be a dominant force in the gift & souvenir show sector boasting twenty-one successful gift, decorative accessory, souvenir, and resort merchandise trade shows throughout the United States.   In the past few years Urban has begun to diversify its business into industry sectors including Foodservice, Art, Gaming and Aviation.   Ms. Muller has been hired to ensure the future success of its current business as well as to contribute to new directions the company seeks in the future. 

"We are so happy to announce that Courtney has joined our team," states Partner and President Doug Miller.  "She is a widely recognized talent in the trade show industry and she is known not only for her ability to build lasting relationships with important customers and partners, but also for her inclusive and caring management style.  She is the perfect person to help us as we look forward to continued growth." 

Muller has almost 25 years' experience in the trade show business and has worked on events covering a dozen industry sectors.  Muller has an long history with Foodservice events and was the driving force behind many industry leading events over her career including Global Gaming Expo, International Vision Expo East and West, and BookExpo America to name a few.    She states:  "I am so excited to work with such great teams at Urban.  I am delighted to be part of a company that holds customer relationships and its people in such high regard.  The event business is an intimate business and that should never be lost.   Urban Expositions has built their company on this principle and I couldn't be happier to carry it forward."

As noted, Ms. Muller will be looking for new opportunities not only in the industry sectors that she is familiar with but well beyond.   Urban Expositions has recently announced the launch of Flying Aviation Expo which takes place October 31-November 2 in Palm Springs and will be announcing more new business in the near future.

Partner and COO Tim von Gal concludes “Courtney knows what it means to be 'personal' and this is one of the cornerstones of our business at Urban Expositions.   The future is looking very bright and we’re excited to forge new paths with Courtney as an important part of the Urban team.”

Urban Expositions is the largest gift, airport retail and souvenir trade show organizer in the U.S., hosting a total of 34 shows each year.  In January of 1996, Urban Expositions launched the semi-annual Philadelphia Gift Show, which has become one of the largest and most successful regional gift events in the nation. Since then, the company has continued to grow through acquisitions and new show development in a variety of industries. Based in Kennesaw, GA, Urban Expositions offers a complete roster of trade show management services, including exhibit sales and marketing, operations, exhibitor/ attendee promotions and services, media relations, seminar and event coordination, database development and management.  For more information, visit www.urban-expo.com or call 800.318.2238.

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