Full-service trade show and event planning

About us
Taffy Event Strategies is a full-service trade show and management company comprised of forward-thinking experts who live for producing events that are seamless, vibrant and innovative.

About us

We blend proven strategies with fresh ideas and technologies to shape events into experiences that inspire audiences, create business connections and deliver results. Together, our team has spent decades selling, marketing and managing conferences and trade shows across multiple industries. From strategic planning and sponsorship development to marketing and onsite logistics, we understand that an engaged audience starts with a well-produced event. It’s why we approach every relationship as a true partnership that’s based on honesty, transparency and collaboration. We stay flexible to meet your evolving needs, and our customer-centric approach means you and your event goals always come first.
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We’re known for getting results. And we achieve those results by approaching our event strategy from two perspectives: the inside out and the outside in. In other words, we consider both our client’s goals and the overall experience of vendors, presenters and attendees. Our expert team crafts comprehensive campaigns that blend sales, marketing, project management and emerging technologies to meet client budgets and exceed objectives.


We design our services around your event needs and goals. But here’s a glance at our core offerings.
About us
We’re a goal-oriented team of event management experts, known for creating experiences that inspire and results you can see.

Our team

Individually, we are recognized thought leaders who frequently present at conferences, write articles and sit on various industry committees and boards. We anticipate trends before they happen and lock onto emerging technologies before they become the standard. We’ve spent our careers developing strong industry relationships that enable us to produce seamless events, tap into endless resources and provide tangible value for our clients. Together, we make event history, every single time.

Jennifer Hoff, CEM


Chris Guthrie

Chief Technology Officer

Challen Edwards

Chief Financial Officer

Elena Grant

VP Marketing

Michele Nebel Peake

VP Conference Development

Kellie Shevlin

VP Business Development

Mary Bender

VP Sales & Corporate Operations

Tim Fearney

Director of Sales

Tony Hayes

Sales Account Executive

Jenn Ellek

Senior Director of Marketing

Ally Jenkins

Director of Marketing

Jamie Rich

Director of Communications

Patti Hoffend


Ian Blackwood

customer service and logistics coordinator

Kathy O’Driscoll

Kathy O’Driscoll

Operations Manager

Managed Shows

Our clients love us as much as we love them. We’ve been lucky to plan events on behalf of some of the most well-respected associations and organizations in the industry.



2300 Clarendon Blvd. Suite 608

Arlington, VA 22201


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