If you were not in Nashville for VenueConnect 2017, all we can say is that you missed the conference of the year. You missed education, you missed networking, you missed the industry’s premier trade show, you missed safety and security, and you definitely missed the vibe that is Music City.

Not to worry! We have you covered in the upcoming September/October Facility Manager, where whether you were present or not you can look back on all that took place in Nashville. As always, one great IAVM conference begets another, so the race is already on for Toronto to be the conference of all conferences next year.

The cover profile honors industry veteran Lionel Dubay, the Association chairman in 2001-02 who recently retired after 47 amazing years in the industry. Dubay was barely into his term when 9/11 happened. You will want to read his memories of that painful day as well as all the good things that he helped fashion in his illustrious career.

Facility Manager again brings you bonus safety and security coverage in this issue. With the uncertainty of today’s world, you can always count on the magazine to share the very latest news on this critical topic for all venue managers.

Read the latest about what all the sectors are up to in the various columns written by your colleagues in the industry who like you serve on the front lines.

EventBooking also decided to take a little road trip across the country to find out what venue managers are saying about today’s hottest topics. A crew from the company piled in an RV and made the trek before driving up to the doors in Nashville just in time for VenueConnect. Their captured comments are quite poignant and tell the state of the industry today.

All this and more in the soon-to-arrive September/October Facility Manager magazine. Happy reading!


R.V. Baugus

Facility Manager Senior Editor