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Oct 11, 2016


SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Experience Industry Management Department will host Brad Gessner, who is responsible for the overall management of the Los Angeles Convention Center as an executive-in-residence November 6-8. 

Gessner, senior vice president and general manager of AEG Facilities, will lecture in classes and meet with faculty, students, industry members and the community to share his expertise regarding convention services, revenue generation, green practices and sustainable programs. AEG is billed as one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world. AEG is a subsidiary of the Anschutz Company, which owns, controls or is affiliated with a collection of companies including over 100 of the world’s preeminent facilities such as the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Calif, the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. and the Coliseum, in Oakland, Calif.  

The company secured the management and operations contracts for the Los Angeles Convention Center and the Hawai'i Convention Center in 2013. Gessner is responsible for oversight and new contract acquisitions for the Convention Centers Department of AEG Facilities, including new business development, responding to request for proposals for convention center management, and oversight of all management agreements for convention centers. The public is invited to attend Gessner’s keynote presentation at 6 p.m., Nov. 7, at the Performing Arts Center Pavilion located in building 6, room 128. 

Originally published by Cal Ploy. Read more here