Eric Z Horn, CMP has joined HelmsBriscoe as a Manager, Global Accounts in its Scottsdale, AZ office. Horn has extensive skills and experience in contract negotiations, hotel site selection, tradeshow management and convention center knowledge and negotiations. For the last 23 years he has served in various roles at the Professional Beauty Association and the joint venture, North American Beauty Events, LLC, most recently as Associate Executive Director-Business Development. He and his team received multiple awards for their work.
“We are very excited for Eric and look forward to seeing what he will bring to the meetings industry," says Steve Sleeper, executive director, Professional Beauty Association, “His tenure with PBA has been outstanding and he will be missed, but we wish him much success."
Horn will bring his experience in running conferences, symposiums, first class catered events, along with award winning expositions, like Cosmoprof North America to help and support organizations in negotiating their own successful events. “The experience I received running events and working on the minute-by-minute details gives me first-hand knowledge on cost saving procedures that will increase the bottom line for associations and corporations,” he says. “Using my past experience and HelmsBriscoe’s vast resources and proprietary software, I am highly equipped to offer unparalleled service at no fee to our clients."
HelmsBriscoe is the global leader in meetings procurement for a variety of corporate, association and government clients. Spanning more than 55 countries, their highly respected network of 1,400 procurement specialists booked 6.6 million room nights, resulting in $1.36 billion in room revenue, last year. By using their proprietary technology, collective market knowledge, and volume-based purchasing power, HelmsBriscoe streamlines the meeting planning process by managing the time-consuming task of researching, contacting, and evaluating venues for their clients’ events. HelmsBriscoe facilitates the venue research and contracting processes, thereby mitigating the risk and increasing the return on their clients’ meetings.
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