On the Surface



Patti Stracher, VP Emerald Expositions, Director SURTEX

Coming into Fall, a season of changing colors and climate, it’s fitting to announce changes to the SURTEX management team at Emerald Expositions.

As the recently appointed Director, I am pleased to extend my warm greetings to each of you. I look forward to getting to know you, to understanding your unique business needs inside this dynamic and far-reaching industry, and to embracing the changes necessary to support the long-term value of SURTEX to the various audiences it serves.

I’ve run the National Stationery Show for 22 years and surely recognize how important SURTEX is to paper products and gift manufacturers. I can promise to bring a fresh perspective, strategy and new ideas to the exhibitors and attendees next May, collaborating with seasoned colleagues Kelly Bristol, group sales director, John Erich, sales manager, and Dianne Oplinger, marketing manager.

We’re a flexible, strategic and creative team and all of us look forward to serving up a great show in 2017.