Success Stories

Lindsay Berezan Returns to ConvExx Team

For Immediate Release

Contact:  Rachel Nepomuceno, Marketing Coordinator
T: 702-216-5855 

ConvExx, one of the nations’ leading trade show and consumer event producers, announced today that Lindsay Berezan, has returned to the ConvExx Team as Meetings and Events Director.

“We are very excited to have Lindsay return to the ConvExx Team.  Her experience in sponsorship fulfillment and activations along with her incredible ability to develop relationships, and innovative programs will be a great benefit to ConvExx and all the exhibitors and attendees which we serve at each of our face-to-face events,” says Jeff Pressman, CEM, President & CEO of ConvExx.     

Lindsay previously worked at ConvExx as a Show Coordinator with an emphasis in sponsorship fulfillment and activation. She recently returned from managing partnership accounts and activation for the Vegas Golden Knights NHL hockey team for the past two years

“I have a high regard for the leadership and my fellow co-workers at ConvExx. It is exciting to return and continue to be a part of this extraordinary team. I look forward to bringing a fresh perspective to trade show events and marketing in my new role.”  Lindsay said. You can contact Lindsay directly at or (702) 216-5856.

Vegas BikeFest Partners with Freeze Management

Contact: Rachel Nepomuceno, Marketing Coordinator

Las Vegas, NV: Vegas BikeFest and Freeze Management announced today a strategic partnership to co-produce the 2019 Vegas BikeFest. Freeze Management will assist in all areas of the rally with emphasis on marketing and entertainment.

“Our vendors and attendees are what make Vegas BikeFest what it is and we believe the team at Freeze Management aligns with the culture of the rally. After seeing the recent success Freeze Management was able to bring to the Four Corners Motorcycle Rally, we are eager to partner with them to bring more excitement to Vegas BikeFest,” states Mindi Cherry, Vice President and Show Manager of Vegas BikeFest. The first order of business was adding hooligan flat track motorcycle racing to Vegas BikeFest with the Hooligan Dirt Dash series hosting a double header of racing Thursday, October 3 and Friday, October 4.

“Freeze Management specializes in understanding the enthusiasts within the motorcycle industry to create the best possible experience for attendees. For 19 years Vegas BikeFest has built a reputation as the premier west coast motorcycle rally and we look forward to working with the team to build upon that reputation through our abilities and experience,” added John Oakes, CEO and Founder of Freeze Management.

“We are truly excited for the future of Vegas BikeFest. The resources and experience of Freeze Management help deliver more value and opportunity for Vegas BikeFest than ever before,” stated Chuck Schwartz, Chairman of Vegas BikeFest.

The 19th annual Vegas BikeFest will be held October 3-6, 2019 in downtown Las Vegas with Rally Central at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center with events, rides, and activities happening throughout Las Vegas. Golden Nugget Hotel on the world-famous and wildly popular Fremont Street Experience will once again serve as headquarter hotel. To get information regarding vendor space, event registration, hotel packages and more visit 


Instagram: @LasVegasBikeFest

For more information, please contact Rachel Nepomuceno at or call 702-216-5855.

About Vegas BikeFest

Vegas BikeFest is owned and produced by ConvExx, a full service event management company based in Las Vegas, NV. The ConvExx team has over 40 years of experience producing events and trade shows worldwide. ConvExx has in place a dynamic management team, with skilled professionals in each phase of production and management, from operations to sales to on-site management. For more information about ConvExx visit

About Freeze Management and John Oakes: John Oakes is an entertainment entrepreneur, executive, and marketer based in Southern California. Oakes founded his music, entertainment, event, and marketing consulting company, Freeze Management, in 2002, while managing rock band Story of the Year. Oakes and Freeze Management specialize in producing music festivals, concerts, car shows, motorcycle shows and events, and developing marketing programs benefiting live events, brands, artists, partners, and fans. Oakes has spent 20 years as an entrepreneur in the entertainment industry, representing a diverse group of musicians selling millions of records and tickets worldwide. Oakes, with his company Freeze Management, have developed effective strategies and implemented successful marketing programs for an assorted group of well-known companies, including Rockstar Energy Drink, Ram Trucks, AT&T Wireless, Samsung Mobile, Ford, Jagermeister, Lucas Oil, Coors Light, Harley-Davidson and many more.


For Immediate Release

Contact: Rachel Nepomuceno, Marketing Coordinator


T: 702-216-5855


Show will be moving to the Rosen Shingle Creek Orlando

Las Vegas, NV, March 22, 2019… The 2020 Mobile Tech Expo – Orlando is moving venues to the Rosen Shingle Creek,” Sheldon Kaye, Mobile Tech Expo’s Show manager announced today.

Show Founder and Director, Kevin Halewood commented, “This is great news for the MTE family. We are all very happy with this move to such a premium facility. ”

The new location is a full service resort and the perfect family destination. With free parking for those staying there, 15 restaurants and bars, 4 swimming pools, and a golf course all on the property, there will be plenty of places to network and activities to enjoy.

The Rosen’s exhibit hall offer expansion opportunities for exhibitors, more educational programs, and more featured events. “The Rosen allows Mobile Tech Expo to locate in one centralized location – a request which we are delighted to fulfill for both attendees and exhibitors”, Kaye explained.

The 2020 show dates have also been announced. Education day will be Thursday, January 30, and the exhibit days will be Friday & Saturday, January 31- February 1. Attendee registration is set to open in June. The entire Mobile Tech Expo team is confident it will be another successful year.

The floorplan for the 2020 Mobile Tech Expo will be posted shortly. Exhibitors can reserve a space by going to or call toll free 877-764-3976 to speak with an account executive.

Plans for 2021 and 2022 will be firmed up shortly. 

More information can be found on the Expo’s website, or by emailing or by calling 877-764-3976.


LAS VEGAS, NV (September 20, 2018) – ConvExx is pleased to announce that the firm has been selected by the National Confectioners Association to handle attendee and exhibitor services for the annual Sweets & Snacks Expo. Among ConvExx’s responsibilities will be registration and attendee services, exhibitor outreach, housing oversight, and assistance with the show’s special programs, such as the Most Innovative New Products Awards.

“ConvExx is excited to partner with NCA on such an esteemed event as Sweets & Snacks Expo,” said ConvExx President & CEO Jeff Pressman, CEM. “ConvExx is unique in being an independent show organizer that specializes in supporting association staff to create the best possible experience for both exhibitors and attendees. The Sweets & Snacks Expo has a reputation of being the best in its industry segment and we look forward to working with the NCA staff to build upon that reputation through our expertise.”

NCA President and CEO John Downs agreed, adding, “Our exhibitors are the heart and soul of the Sweets & Snacks Expo, and we continue to work hard to elevate the service we provide to them and to our attendees, while at the same time giving our staff greater capacity to focus on making programmatic enhancements to the show. When looking for a partner, we felt that ConvExx matched our association’s unique culture and our commitment to execution with excellence.  We’re looking forward to a great partnership.”

The 2019 Sweets & Snacks Expo will be held May 21-23 in Chicago, Ill. For more information, visit

Mobile Tech Expo – Las Vegas Announced!

For Immediate Release

Contact: Rachel Nepomuceno
Marketing Coordinator

T: 702-216-5855

The demand for a Mobile Tech Expo in the West is being answered!

Las Vegas, NV, August 20, 2018 – Mobile Tech Expo will be serving the West and Southwest markets by holding the first West Coast expo for the mobile recon and S.M.A.R.T. repair industry.

“Based on where our buyers are located and after surveying both exhibitors and attendees, Mobile Tech Expo has determined there is a significant demand for a second show,” announced Sheldon Kaye, Mobile Tech Expo Show Manager. “Las Vegas ranked high in our survey, in large part due to convenient and inexpensive travel options as well as lots to do in the city.” Show dates are September 5-7, 2019 and it will be held at the South Point Hotel and Casino.

Mobile Tech Expo is excited to bring a show to Las Vegas, the trade show and convention capital of the U.S. Vegas also happens to be the number one automotive trade show market. This show will be easily accessible for the more than 10,000 PDR, Detailing, and Recon technicians, in the West and Southwest. Mobile Tech Expo Las Vegas has received the support of the National Alliance of PDR Technicians (NAPDRT).

“Bringing the excitement of Mobile Tech Expo to PDR technicians in the West and Southwest is a win-win for all involved. Industry leading education, the best tool companies exhibiting, coupled with the best networking opportunities in the industry, make this a can’t-miss event,” stated Tommy Clayton, Secretary of the Board of Directors for NAPDRT. “Then throw in the new PDR contest, in the extreme setting of Las Vegas, no dent guy or gal will want to miss this!”

The 2019 Mobile Tech Expo – Las Vegas will be at the South Point Hotel and Casino. Located on the famous Las Vegas Strip, with free parking and amenities for the entire family to enjoy, including 11 restaurants, 7 bars and lounges, a movie theater, and bowling alley…all in one place…there’s something for everyone to enjoy. South Point’s Conference Center is the perfect home for Mobile Tech Expo’s education sessions and the show floor. Mobile Tech Expo – Las Vegas will have rates at the South Point as low as $65 a night.

“Just as the industry has always gathered in the Southeast, this is a second opportunity for the community to get together and share information. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone in Las Vegas,” – Kevin Halewood, Founder and Mobile Tech Expo’s Show Director.

Send your comments to More information can be found at or call 877-764-3976


Las Vegas, NV, May 18, 2018 – Mobile Tech News and Detailers Digest will no longer be separate publications and have combined into one online publication called: Mobile Tech Digest.

The decision to move both publications into a single digital format came from the results of an attendee survey during Mobile Tech Expo indicating an overwhelming preference to digital publications. The mission of Mobile Tech Digest will continue to be providing mobile automotive technicians with one source of news, reviews and industry trends.

The debut of the brand-new electronic publication is currently up on The online publication will also be emailed free on a monthly basis. Not only will the publication continue to focus on detailing, PDR, and recon, the publication is looking to adopt auto enhancement, glass repair and paint, as well as other topics of interest through the new platform. “Mobile Tech News and Detailers Digest have been around for more than two decades and after listening to our readers and discussing it as a team, we felt like it was the right time to switch to a digital format,” commented Publisher, Ellen McKoy. “We are excited to begin this new journey in the digital age and want to continue to be the primary source of news which our readers rely on for the most relevant information that pertains to their businesses.”

Send your comments or questions to or call 877-764-3976.

ConvExx Acquires Mobile Tech Expo

For Immediate Release

Contact: Susan Schwartz, CEM, Managing Director

Telephone: 702-216-5858



Mobile Tech Expo Acquired By Long-Time Automotive Aftermarket Trade Show Organizer

Las Vegas, NV, March 1, 2017…………..Mobile Tech Expo founder Kevin Halewood announced that ConvExx, an independent trade show organizer based in Las Vegas, has acquired Mobile Tech Expo and Sun King Publishing. The 2018 Mobile Tech Expo is scheduled for January 26 – 28, 2018, at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, Florida.

“Halewood has grown the Expo into the premier showcase for the paintless dent repair, detailing and mobile automotive service industries, and we look forward to continuing that mission”, Chuck Schwartz, Chairman of ConvExx commented. “We understand and appreciate the Show’s principles, and look to build upon a solid foundation as we strive to better the industry,” Schwartz continued. Halewood will remain with ConvExx and continue as Show Director of Mobile Tech Expo.

“I am truly excited about the future of Mobile Tech Expo,” Halewood explained. “Building this event to its current height has been my life for the past 18 years, and I look forward to the future. With the resources and experience of ConvExx, we will now be able to deliver even more value and opportunity than ever before and ultimately help the industry I care so deeply for, and grow it even more.”

ConvExx and Halewood will also collaborate on a new digital version of Mobile Tech News and Detailers Digest. The publications will continue to feature important industry news and new products and services, as well as provide Show information to Mobile Tech Expo attendees and exhibitors.

The ConvExx team has over 40 years of trade show experience specializing in the automotive aftermarket. Chuck Schwartz and his team produced the SEMA Show for 32 years, as well as automotive events in the performance, truck, off-road, import and accessories markets all over the world. They now produce the SHOT Show and Las Vegas BikeFest. a motorcycle consumer event

More information is available by emailing or calling

toll free 877-764-3976.

Another Successful SHOT Show Exhibitor Academy

Update: Read a review from TSNN Here

Being an exhibitor at one of the top trade shows in the US can be a daunting task.  National Shooting Sports Foundation and ConvExx created a special education workshop for SHOT Show exhibitors.  Now in its third year, the Exhibitor Academy was established to provide exhibitors with a face-to-face opportunity to meet with the SHOT Show team.  Goals include how to best exhibit at the show, and work with all the vendors that produce the show to ensure methods they can have the best ROI and positive experience.  While the previous Academies were open to long-time exhibitors, 2016 was open to exhibitors of three years or less or companies with new exhibit managers.  Exhibitors only needed to pay airfare to attend the event.  All other expenses were handled by NSSF and partners.

The two and half day meeting included sessions with NSSF staff and Show Management company, ConvExx on best practices and common pitfalls that many companies become victim to without continuous education and reinforcement.   Highlights of the Academy included a panel of buyers who shared how they prepare for the Show, a mini trade show with the SHOT Show vendors and an insider tour of the Freeman Company warehouse and design offices.    Exhibitors were also able to meet one-on-one with Show Management , Freeman and Sands Expo Services to review their exhibit spaces, receive clarification on policies and gain insight into saving money for their specific exhibit needs.

As a final event, ConvExx created an interactive game called “The Amazing Race to the SHOT Show”, where exhibitors were able to use the knowledge they gained over the few days in a fun, exciting manner.

Exhibitors commented that the Academy was well worth the time away from their offices.   One was overheard to say “If I only had one hour of this event, it was well worth it – having two days was priceless.”