Contractors association hires new director of trade shows

Dec. 16, 2004 - Patty Voss will step into new role at NSCA.

The National Systems Contractors Association has announced the addition of Patty Voss as director of trade shows.

Voss previously served in the same role for the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) and will continue to provide cooperative support for both organizations through her lead role with the 2005 Integrated Systems events in Europe, Asia and China, a partnership between CEDIA and NSCA.

A veteran trade show executive, Voss has assumed a professional staff position with NSCA. She manages operations for NSCA's Systems Integration Expo, including the event's four technology pavilions and accompanying education offerings, exhibitor services and vendor relations.

"Voss and her talents will be missed," says Billilynne Keller, executive director of CEDIA. "However, we support her need to return to Iowa. We are pleased to be able to continue to avail CEDIA of her superior skills in the trade show industry through our international shows. CEDIA and NSCA have a history of working together and we are glad this will continue."

"NSCA is pleased to be in the position of extending Patty's trade show expertise to the members of NSCA and the attendees of the Systems Integration Expo. We also look forward to continuing our strong working relationship with CEDIA," says Chuck Wilson, executive director of NSCA.

A graduate of Colgate University, Voss has supervised large and small events for clients including national and international corporate meetings, conventions, trade shows and assorted industry functions.

In 2003, CEDIA, NSCA and the International Communications Industries Association, Inc. (ICIA/InfoComm) joined forces to launch joint trade shows in Europe and China. The world's leading electronic systems industry trade associations partnered to address the needs of their combined constituencies in those continents.

Following its successful launch in May, Integrated Systems China will return to China in April 2005 at the Shanghai Everbright Convention & Exhibition Centre in Shanghai. The 2005 Integrated Systems Europe Exhibition and Conference is scheduled for Jan. 26-28, 2005, at the RAI Centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

NSCA is an international trade association representing the commercial electronic systems industry. With a slate of more than 2,700 member companies worldwide, the NSCA is a powerful advocate of all who work within the low-voltage industry, including systems contractors/integrators, product manufacturers, consultants, sales representatives, a growing number of architects, specifying engineers and others.

The NSCA is based in Cedar Rapids, IA. For more information visit

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