Co-Founder and President, CNTV
Carrie and her business partner, Marcelo Zolessi, co-founded Convention News Television (CNTV) in 2007 after seeing a need for digital content and live production in the exhibitions and events industry. Now, the company produces live and remote for more than seventy clients annually. In 2020, they made the switch to virtual events, and have helped dozens of their clients take their events online. They now have a virtual platform called CNTV Now, and are producing hybrid events for the industry. CNTV is proud to partner with IAEE, PCMA, ECEF, TSNN and Tradeshow Executive to produce video content and live coverage of industry events throughout the year. Carrie has an extensive background in broadcast journalism and management. She spent eleven years at the NBC affiliate in Orlando (WESH-TV). Now, she is entrenched in the events industry. She is the current chair of the CEIR Board of Directors, and incoming chair of the IAEE Board. She volunteers her time and energy to projects that forward the industry, including Exhibitions Day, Exhibitions Mean Business campaign and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee of IAEE. She was a finalist for PCMA’s Supplier of the year in 2017 and 2019, and was recently featured on the cover of Trade Show Executive magazine.
“Hybrid” is already a buzz word for 2021… but how can you really have a successful event when you’re trying to reach people in-person AND online? In this session, CNTV’s Carrie Ferenac will lead a candid discussion about what show organizers need to consider before for their next hybrid event.