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Gregg Caren appointed President and CEO of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau

Gregg Caren has been appointed to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB).

Caren most recently served as the Executive Vice President, Sales and Strategic Business Development for ASM Global (formerly SMG), operator of over 350 venues worldwide, headquartered in Conshohocken, Pa. He also served in various senior leadership positions while with the company for over 20 years. Caren has more than three decades of industry experience and will join the PHLCVB on June 8, 2020.

In addition to his most recent position with ASM Global, Caren also served as the Executive Vice President, Convention Center Division and Strategic Business Development for SMG. There he supported a global network of convention and exhibition venues in North America, Europe, and Asia, securing
event bookings and expanding the company’s footprint. Beginning his career with Marriott Hotels and Resorts, Caren also has served in senior leadership positions with entertainment venues in Atlantic City and at the Valley Forge Convention Center/Sheraton Valley Forge.

Caren has held board and leadership roles with the International Association for Exhibitions & Events (IAEE), the National Association of Consumer Shows (NACS) and the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM).

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