We would recommend Candida highly…

"Candida is a true professional with a strong drive for results, superb attention to detail, creativity and passion for the business. She is pleasant to work with, and her hard-charging ethic produces impressive results. We would recommend Candida highly."

Ray Day
Former Vice President, Communications, Ford Motor Company

One of the most impressive event management executives I have ever worked with…

"Ms Romanelli is an outstanding organizer, and moreover, always provided rapid responses to my needs and the needs of countless vendors and members of the press during a very stressful period. She is one of the most impressive event management executives I have ever worked with and I have worked with dozens over the years. I highly recommend this exceptionally talented and determined individual. Candida has a deep understanding of what it takes to stage large industry events, and how they must be structured to best serve both professionals and the lay public. Candida's experience in handling thousands of international press, as well as over a million consumers, in one venue over a short period of time, speaks for itself, and gives her the credentials that every large project planner should demand."

John Davis
Senior Executive Producer and Host at Maryland Public Television, MotorWeek

Committed to excellence…

"Candida is a results oriented professional committed to excellence. From my personal experience with her she is knowledgeable in all areas of the trade show and convention industry. She has performed extremely well in a very complex environment at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. She is an extremely talented professional."

Ken McAvoy
Sr. Vice President, Reed Exhibitions

Runs a tight ship that is focused on results…

"I have had the opportunity to work with Candida at several OEMs and most recently, with Nielsen Automotive. In all her years with the NYIAS, she has been focused on improving the profile of the show often against incredible odds. She runs a tight ship that is focused on results. At Nielsen, we have had five years of progressive growth in the profile of our auto advertising awards. Candida and her team have been instrumental in us achieving these excellent results."

Ian Beavis
Chief Strategy Officer, AMCI

Effective, energetic and results oriented…

"I have worked with Candida Romanelli for over 10 years. She is highly experienced in managing complex, multi-client B2C, B2B events and press conferences. Strong communications skills with all levels of upper management. Proven ability to deliver consistent success in all aspects of event-related marketing, logistics, operations, PR and client management. Effective, energetic and results oriented."

Phil Bockhorn
Head of Commercial Marketing FCA U.S. LLC

If she is working for you, she will be a bulldog…

"Candida knows how to find sponsors and sponsorship opportunities which make sense working in tandem and then understands how to put them together in the most mutually beneficial way. And if she is working for you, she will be a bulldog. She will work to understand your goals, needs and desires and then deliver beyond expectations - and she will remain committed throughout the endeavor. Candida pays attention - to everything - when working on a program or project. She does not micro manage, but still knows what is going on throughout her realm of responsibility. She makes solid, good decisions under pressure and is not flustered by deadlines or emergencies. And she is not afraid to make tough, hard decisions for the good of the enterprise."

Mike Geylin
President, Kermish-Geylin Public Relations and Secretary, International Motor Press Association

I can't think of anybody better prepared…

"I can't think of anybody better prepared to start a marketing consultancy for automobile exhibitions. Candida is a veteran of the largest most competitive marketplace in the world – New York City. Her knowledge, insight, and experience are an invaluable asset. She would add a measureable degree of professionalism for any auto show manager or manufacturer planning a special event."

Myles T. McGrane
Former General Manager and Senior Vice President, Javits Center; Principal, MTM Consult

Always honest and fair...

"Candida is an extreme pleasure to work with. I worked with her for 11 years in association with the NY Auto Show. She was always honest and fair. Candida is personable and clear in her intentions and delivers spectacular final results. The New York International Auto Show grew to great success due to her hard work and dedication. She would be an asset to any organization."

Cindy Haun-Nevens
Sr. Account Director at Nth Degree

Detail-oriented manager who I could always count on…

"I have worked with Candida at the New York Auto Show since the 1980s as a journalist and PR representative for Buick, Baldwin-Motion and Nicola Bulgari. She's a detail-oriented manager who I could always count on..."

Martyn Schorr
Editor, CarGuyChronicles.com

She is truly a pro!

"I worked with Candida on many events we coordinated at the NY Auto Show. It's an enormous event with incredibly tough logistics and yet Candida always handled every situation with expertise and grace. It's wonderful that she is now making her skills and talent available to all. She is truly a pro!"

Zvia Herrmann
Former VP Marketing, Car and Driver/Road & Track, Hachette Filipacchi Media

A chance meeting on an airport shuttle prompted a hesitant phone call to Auto Show consultant Candida Romanelli with Romanelli Event Services. The resulting conversation convinced me to jump in with both feet and I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome.

"Candida's dedication and commitment to understanding the uniqueness of our market was truly impressive . She worked hard to understand what we wanted to achieve, analyzed our show's strengths and weaknesses and helped us comprise a list of exciting, yet achievable short and long-term goals that were specific to our show and our market. Using her many years of experience and knowledge of what works and doesn't work, she walked us step by step through a process designed to help us recreate our show. Not only were we pleased with her work but our first year with her was a ‘knock it out of the ballpark’ experience”."

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