Coppell, TX (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — International Association of Assembly Managers (IAAM) President, Larry Perkins, CFE, announced today that the association is partnering with concert promoters House of Blues and Live Nation to organize local chapter meetings in a number of U.S. cities to provide educational and networking opportunities for venue managers and their employees. The first chapter meeting to be held under the new partnership is scheduled for November 6 at the House of Blues in New Orleans, Louisiana. Subsequent meetings will be held in other House of Blues or Live Nation-owned venues.
"An important mission at IAAM is to encourage new people to consider our field when making career decisions," said Mr. Perkins. "House of Blues and Live Nation recognize this, and their generous donation of their facilities to host these meetings will be very much appreciated by all of our members."
The group has identified a number of additional cities where IAAM Chapter meetings will be held in the future. These will be announced as further details become available.
"Nothing is more important than nurturing the talented people who are interested in our industry," said Live Nation’s Bruce Eskowitz, Live Nation President and CEO of Global Venues and Alliances. "We are happy to be able to team with House of Blues and IAAM to create a place for all of us to meet and talk about the future of our business."
"Supporting the mission of the IAAM as it grows its membership and continues its efforts to educate both members and non-members is critically important to the facility industry," said House of Blues Vice President of Operations Steve Macfadyen. "We are thrilled to join Live Nation in creating this opportunity." – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers