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The Convention Industry Council Named PSAV's John Rissi at its New APEX Chairman

March 9, 2016 | Press Release
Bob Niersbach
Director, Communications - PSAV
(847) 385-3619

CHICAGO, IL, March 9, 2016 — PSAV®, in conjunction with the Convention Industry Council (CIC), recently announced that PSAV Senior Vice President of Operations John Rissi has been named to the CIC Accepted Practice Exchange Standards Committee (APEX) as its new chairman.

In this new role, Rissi will assist with cultivating and introducing industry best practices to foster and improve operations within the meetings, conventions and exhibitor industry.

Rissi stated, “In the past few years, APEX has evolved to utilize a workgroup model, which brings together a diverse cross-section of stakeholders to conduct research and devise knowledge-based responses to issues affecting the industry by conducting research, creating white papers and establishing best practices.”

“John Rissi brings a wealth of experience to the APEX Board,” stated CIC’s Director of Marketing and Communications Kasey Connors. “He has spent over 30 years in the event technology and hospitality industry helping to advance the meetings, convention, exhibit and events arena to what it is today.”

About APEX
The Accepted Practices Exchange (APEX) is an initiative of the Convention Industry Council that promotes development and implementation of industry-wide accepted practices to create and enhance efficiency throughout the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry.

About CIC
The APEX Room Block Poaching Workgroup was formed to raise industry awareness on the impacts of poaching and to develop best practices, tools, resources and education to aid individual meeting professionals in managing and protecting room blocks.

About PSAV®
PSAV is a leading provider in the global event technology services industry. As the event technology provider of choice at leading hotels, resorts and convention centers, our customers look to deliver more dynamic and impactful meetings and events. PSAV’s customers comprise event organizers, corporations, trade associations and meeting planners, and they choose PSAV for its innovative and comprehensive service offerings, exceptional customer service and global platform. PSAV employs more than 7,500 highly trained staff across 1,300 venues throughout the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe and the Middle East. Visit us at and

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