Charles McCurdy, Events Industry Visionary and Veteran, Joins InGo's Board

Former Canon Communications and GLM CEO, Director, Vice Chairman of Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) to provide unparalleled guidance to rapidly growing InGo.

ARLINGTON VA – InGo’s CEO, Michael Barnett, proudly announced that Charles McCurdy has joined InGo’s Board of Directors, effective immediately.

McCurdy has a long track record of success in the media industry, most recently: growing and in 2010 selling Canon Communications to UBM, and subsequently partnering with Providence Equity Partners to purchase GLM in 2011 and grow it into a leading, innovative b2b events group before its sale to Emerald Expositions (formerly Nielsen Events) in 2014.

“By joining InGo’s Board, Mr. McCurdy brings a wealth of experience and a cutting-edge vision for the Professional Events industry to a company that has invented a new way of growing events by empowering Advocate attendees,” said Barnett. “This will yield incredible value for our current and future clients, and help InGo to reach even greater heights.”

McCurdy will join InGo’s Board of Directors at a time when InGo has succeeded in growing events for the top organizers in the industry including: Reed Expo’s Vision Expo East, Hanley Wood’s GreenBuild Expo, Emerald Exposition’s Wedding and Portrait Photographers International, UBM’s Food Ingredients Europe and May Design Series, Diversified Business Communications’ Recruiting Trends Conference, Clarion Events' ICE Exhibition, and GLM’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair.

“By joining the Board, I hope to bring valuable insights regarding the current state and future of the industry to work with InGo to continue to dramatically grow leading events around the world” said McCurdy. “InGo’s leadership understands the Professional Events market and has quickly established this company as the premier Social Marketing platform and Big Data solution for the industry.”

McCurdy also has served as Chairman of the Board of American Business Media, the association of business-to-business media and information companies. He currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of the Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO), the association of for-profit trade show organizers; and on the boards of Cygnus Business Media, and Summit Professional Networks; and previously served on the board of Globalspec. He was President of Primedia from 1989 to 2003. He received his MBA from Columbia with honors and his BA from Yale, graduating Magna Cum Laude.

InGo provides the Events industry with what they need most: a way to use the immense power of the social network to make events more engaging for their users. We help our clients grow traffic and attendance by enabling Advocate Attendees to bring their friends to the event. At an event powered by InGo, each and every attendee is given the tools they need to make the Event experience their own.