Ready. Set. Impact.
Events have power. The power to connect and inspire.
When people come together, ideas take root. Relationships are built. Real change happens.
With imagination and skill, the latest technology, and a passion for excellence, we create innovative event solutions.
Our global team of creators, innovators and experts transform events into immersive, collaborative experiences that deliver real results.
Encore. Events that Transform.
What We Do
We’ve been creating memorable event experiences that connect and inspire, and engage and transform organizations for decades. With a customer-first mindset and a hospitality focus, we have an unmatched breadth and depth of event production services to support our customers through every step in the event planning and management process.
In partnership with event planners, hotels, venues, agencies and staging customers, we create and execute thousands of events annually – in person, virtual and hybrid – of any size, at any venue, anywhere in the world. Our core values are embedded in our DNA, and our team members are innovators and collaborators at heart – highly trained experts that intuitively combine creative, production and technology services to deliver unparalleled service excellence for you.
We have aligned our portfolio of companies under a new master brand and assumed the name Encore. With a global footprint reaching more than 20 countries, we have experienced tremendous growth in recent years, extending the solutions we provide customers to create in-person, virtual and hybrid event experiences.
Global Reach. Local Insight
Our global and local network of industry experts allow us to offer something no one else can. You get the expertise of a partner that understands local nuances with the vast resources of a global leader to deliver the same level of service excellence, time after time, — no matter where your event takes you.
Whether it be a hotel, convention center, restaurant, museum, or other event space, we have global reach to deliver a consistent experience and measurable results
A World of Resources
- Thousands of industry leading experts
- 2,100+ In-house venue locations in 23 countries
- Global network of regional warehouses
- Global production capabilities
- 1.7 Million in-person, virtual and hybrid events produced annually
- #1 Provider to hotel chains
- #1 Casino/gaming provider
- A unified experience for you and your participants in any venue or location.
- A partner that has knowledge and understanding of your event goals.
- Saving time on on-boarding new team members for every event.
- A clear understanding of your brand and message.
Purpose, Mission, Values
The Encore brand is built on the foundation of our purpose, mission and values. We represent these ideals in the way we serve our customers and team members globally.
To connect and inspire people.
To be an invaluable partner on our customers’ journeys
To deliver world-class service, see the big picture, value people, drive results and do the right thing.
We are Different
With the latest industry trends and thought leadership we consistently deliver award-winning hybrid, virtual and in-person event experiences.
We develop a unique and highly personalized approach to every event. We listen intently to ensure we deliver the magic that brings your objectives to life.
Our rich heritage is built on comprehensive creative, advanced technology, and staging services. We deliver solutions that set global standards.
No matter where you are in the world, our commitment to customer service and operational excellence is unparalleled.
IN-PERSON, VIRTUAL AND HYBRID EVENTS PRODUCED ANNUALLY
YEARS SPECIALIZING IN HYBRID AND VIRTUAL EVENT PRODUCTION
IN-HOUSE VENUE LOCATIONS IN MORE THAN 20 COUNTRIES
Our leadership team of seasoned hospitality-focused experts define industry standards around the world.
Ben ErwinBen Erwin was named CEO of Encore in August 2020. This leadership role follows him becoming President in October 2018. He is responsible for driving t... Learn More
Becky SheehanBecky Sheehan is a results oriented, collaborative leader with proven abilities to drive financial and operational excellence. She has led all thing... Learn More
Trevor FergusonTrevor Ferguson was named Chief Operating Officer of Encore in April 2023. He is responsible for driving operational priorities to support the company... Learn More
Whit MarkowitzWhit Markowitz joined Encore in July 2000 as its Chief Legal Officer. He is responsible for the legal, compliance and risk management departments. His... Learn More
Charlie YoungCharlie Young joined Encore in June 2016 as its Chief Human Resources Officer. He is responsible for all areas of Human Resources, includin... Learn More
Amanda ArmstrongAmanda Armstrong was named in the top five Women of Influence by Meetings Net Magazine and one of the 50 Most Influential Meeting Professionals by Mee... Learn More
Michelle BrownMichelle Brown was named Senior Vice President of Operations & Customer Excellence for Encore in April 2023. She is responsible for aligning the c... Learn More
Nick ChakirisNick Chakiris joined Encore in April 2015 as Corporate Controller and was promoted to Chief Accounting Officer in October 2018. In this role, he man... Learn More
Phil CooperAs chief executive officer at Encore Productions for over 30 years, Phil brings strength, vision and years of experience to the Encore line up. His ma... Learn More
Bill DaytonAs Encore’s president of the Casino division for over 30 years, Bill couples innovation with sound management skills to provide Encore with an energ... Learn More
Georgina FloresGeorgina Flores was named Chief Marketing Officer of Encore in November 2023. She is responsible for driving the marketing and communications strategy... Learn More
Sean GillisSean Gillis, SVP Finance, joined Encore in 2017 and is now responsible for leading the organizations FP&A, Pricing Strategy, and Workforce Excelle... Learn More
Tara HigginsTara Higgins is a global business leader and 25-year event industry veteran. Having started her career on the corporate side at DaimlerChrysler, she m... Learn More
Craig HillCraig Hill was named as Senior VP, US Venue Operations for Encore in September 2020. Prior to this role, Hill served as SVP, Venues (East Coast), from... Learn More
Poonam MohanPoonam Mohan joined Encore as its Chief Information Officer in September 2023. She leads the IT function in delivering innovative solutions that assis... Learn More
Annette MoodyAnnette Moody serves as Senior Vice President, Production Group for Encore. She joined Encore in 2002 as Regional Vice President of Operations, and wa... Learn More
Andy NicholsAndy Nichols was appointed Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships in January 2020. His primary focus is enhancing global hotel chain venue part... Learn More
John RissiJohn is the Senior Vice President, Customer, and Industry Relations. John’s focus is to create a persistent focus on the customer in the actions... Learn More
Mike StengelMike Stengel was named Encore’s Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Venue Relations in September 2020. He leads Encore’s focus on de... Learn More
Darius VaskelisDarius leads Encore’s global IT organizations and is responsible for expansion and development of Encore's digital products organizations. He has bu... Learn More
Dustin WorleyWith more than 17 years of experience across consulting, investment banking, private equity investing and operational leadership, Dustin Worley serves... Learn More
David CampbellDavid Campbell is Encore Canada’s most senior executive responsible for developing strategies, driving growth, maintaining operational excelle... Learn More
Scott NodsleAs Managing Director of Encore in the Asia Pacific region, Scott Nodsle is responsible for supporting the Encore team, partners and customers with a f... Learn More
Neal TrittonNeal Tritton was appointed Encore Mexico’s Managing Director in February 2020. His extensive experience and ability as a leader in various secto... Learn More
In celebration of Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID), we looked toward the future of the industry we love.
Many things will change but one will remain, the need for human connection.
Meetings and events will continue and we will continue creating events that transform.
Our participation and support is paramount to maintaining and strengthening the events industry.
We do so through engagement, volunteerism, board participation at global and local organizational chapters throughout the world, in-person, hybrid and digital event production, as well as thought leadership and education.
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