TIA promotes Andrew Janosko to lead worldwide exhibition efforts

July 18, 2005 - Janosko will be vice president of global events, and oversee the launch of Globalcomm in 2006.

The Telecommunications Industry Association has announced the promotion of trade show veteran Andrew 'A.J.' Janosko to lead the group's worldwide exhibition efforts, including the launch of Globalcomm 2006.

Globalcomm will take place in Chicago, June 5-8 at McCormick Place.

Janosko's new title is vice president of global events, and he continues to report directly to TIA President Matthew Flanigan. The non-profit trade association represents information and communications industry suppliers serving global markets.

"A.J. has had an outstanding track record producing world-class exhibitions for more than six years at TIA, as well as at GES Exposition Services and Convention Management Group (CMG)," Flanigan says. "He and his team at TIA deserve tremendous credit for the success and smooth presentation of Supercomm in recent years in Atlanta and Chicago, and we are delighted to have him take an enhanced leadership position."

Janosko's 15 years of experience include operational responsibility for events such as the Worldwide Food Expo, the TS2 Show, the National State Departments of Agriculture show, the National Food Brokers Association show, the National Mining Association's MINExpo and the Electric Expo. In addition, he worked on Comdex, NetWorld+Interop and the Association of the United States Army show, among many others. He joined the TIA in 1999 as director, trade show operations. At GES he was a national account manager, and at CMG he was director of operations.

In his new role at the TIA, Janosko will have all sales and operational responsibility for the association's international events, including the debut of Globalcomm, Globalcomm India and IP.4.IT, as well as the TIA's USA Pavilions in all International Telecommunication Union (ITU) exhibitions. The ITU is an agency of the United Nations, and the next event is ITU Telecom Americas 2005, Oct. 3-6 in Brazil. Globalcomm is the association's next-generation global communications marketplace and summit launching in Chicago next June; its 200,000 net-square-foot floor space is already 89% booked by 238 exhibiting companies. For TIA, Globalcomm replaces Supercomm as TIA's principal event. IP.4.IT, Nov. 14-16, 2005, in Las Vegas, is jointly produced by CMP United Business Media, pulver.com and TIA. Globalcomm India, Feb. 20-22, 2006, in New Delhi, is jointly produced by TIA and Inter Ads Limited in India.

Janosko graduated from George Mason University. He and his wife have one child and live in Falls Church, VA. He is a member of the Chicago Labor Management Council and MATSO -- the Major American Trade Show Organizers.

The TIA is based in Arlington, VA. For more information visit www.tiaonline.org.

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