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DFW NACE Monthly Meeting | November 2017

November 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

David E Merrell
CEO/Creative Director

Since founding AOO Events, Inc. in 1989, David Merrell’s name has become synonymous with cutting-edge event design and production.

David and his team at AOO have been honored by a wide range of professional organizations with more than 25 International awards in a wide range of categories, a testament to the diversity and talent within his company. David himself was named Designer of the Year by Event Solutions Magazine and has taken home the prestigious Crystal Site Award from the Society of Incentive and Travel Executives. David was most recently awarded the ILEA Klaus Inkamp Lifetime Achievement award for 2017.

Dave has served on the ILEA board as president of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter and currently sits on the Advisory Board of Catersource, California Meetings Magazine, Biz Bash, and Santa Barbara Weddings.

Continuously leading the market in a forward direction with authoritative momentum, David E. Merrell and AOO Events can respectively be considered a driving force in today’s event industry.

Creative Engaging Environments

In this session designed for salespersons, designers, managers and business owners who are on the front lines with clients daily, David Merrell will give you the ways to successfully convey current trends in guest experiences. Learn how to straddle the line between client budgets and designers’ great ideas. Discover how to convey those great ideas in such a way to increase a budget and client satisfaction. Join the conversation that all owners have – how to clear the everyday hurdles of the creative process and keep guests engaged with cutting-edge concepts that bring your events to life. David also conveys the importance of capturing the brand experience with forward-thinking design and innovative technology.


Hilton Anatole
2201 N Stemmons Fwy
Dallas, TX 75207 United States
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(214) 748-1200