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GLM moves Kelly up NYIGF ladder to head sales

White Plains, N.Y. - GLM has promoted John Kelly to the position of sales manager for the general gift division of the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF), effective June 1.

Kelly is responsible for developing and executing sales strategies for the Fair's largest division, which includes some 750 exhibitors.

"John's eight years with GLM has provided a solid foundation of experience with tradeshow sales, marketing, management and operations," said Christian Falkenberg, NYIGF director and GLM vice president, to whom Kelly now reports. "He has a proven record in setting and exceeding sales goals, which will serve him well in his new responsibilities for General Gift."

Since June 2004, Kelly has held sales and operations positions with several shows owned or operated by GLM, including sales manager for The Licensing Gallery @ NYIGF, an annual business-to-business forum presented at the winter 2010 and winter 2011 editions of NYIGF. Most recently, he worked on Surtex as well as several GLM-managed events in the hospitality industry (International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show; Las Vegas Hotel & Restaurant Show and the Upper Midwest Hospitality, Restaurant & Lodging Show).

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