Convention Venue/Location Expert
HelmsBriscoe Performance Group
Paul Steen is a site selection expert working with HelmsBriscoe Performance Group who assists clients in finding/locating the most suitable venues/hotels/convention centers for their events.
He accumulated over 20 years' experience in the Hotel & Resort Industry prior to joining HelmsBriscoe (the global leader of meeting procurement) in 2002. After receiving a degree in Hotel Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Paul excelled and worked in the Food & Beverage departments of Doubletree Hotels, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and Marriott Hotel Corporation. The Food & Beverage operational experience led him to be Director of Catering for the Los Angeles Athletic Club where together with Club Management he coordinated the nationally televised "John Wooden Award" for best college basketball player in 1992. After moving his family to Florida in 1994, he continued in Food & Beverage as Director of Catering at the Embassy Suites Orlando South. Paul then gained recognition by rising within the ranks of the National Association of Catering Executives (NACE) to be Orlando Chapter President. Transitioning over to group hotel sales was his next passion, consistently exceeded booking goals for Adam's Mark Hotels & Resorts as well as the Grosvenor Resort.
Currently, the area with the most growth for Paul and his HelmsBriscoe clients is start up Anime/Sci-fi/Fantasy conventions. Paul has been incredibly successful at placing conventions in venues around Florida for the past few years. To this date, over fifteen (15) fandom conventions have used Paul in their inaugural event(s) and have continued using him due to his vast knowledge of the hotel industry.
Paul's goal is to share his expertise in locating the best venues for excited fans who would like to explore a convention start up. He will give them the direction and knowledge they need to be successful in a growing and highly competitive industry. If you ever wanted to start a convention and need to talk to hotels or find a location to have it, Paul is the go-to guy for it! The best part about working with Paul is that his service is totally FREE and always will be!
Sci-fi Convention Guest Appearances
- Omni Expo 2014 - May 23-25, 2014 in Orlando, FL