AORN Appoints SPARGO, Inc. as Official Exposition Sales and Management Firm

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Appoints SPARGO, Inc. as Official Exposition Sales and Management Firm

 In March 2016, SPARGO, Inc. will assume responsibility for the management of the AORN Surgical Conference & Expo.  The AORN Surgical Conference & Expo is the world’s largest gathering of perioperative registered nurses.

 In preparation for the 2017 onsite sales process, SPARGO and AORN will meet prior to the 2016 conference in Anaheim to develop a new floor plan meant to stimulate traffic through the exhibit hall and provide improved visibility of smaller exhibitors. The exhibit hall will continue to host simulation theatres, a career fair, networking zones, and exhibitor provided education.  The 2017 program will be held in Boston, Massachusetts.  The Northeast boasts the largest concentration of health care providers in the United States.  Holding the conference in this region makes it affordable and convenient for both domestic and international perioperative nurses to attend.  Increased attendance and corporate support is anticipated following what promises to be a banner year in Anaheim.  Attendance is surging for this year’s conference where more than 400 companies will be exhibiting, 20% of which are new to the event this year. 

“We will focus on exhibitor satisfaction, improved ROI, and show growth.  Our short and long term plans include the addition of an interactive product showcase available before, during, and after the event, and enhanced exposure for the exposition on the conference website” says Susan Bracken, president and CEO at SPARGO, Inc. “We will also introduce the exposition to a wide variety of non-traditional exhibiting companies including healthcare technology providers in response to a growing demand from the nursing community”.

“We are proud to partner with SPARGO,” said James Cousin, AORN’s chief financial officer and vice president of business strategy. “Our aim is to continually improve the conference experience for attendees and exhibitors and we’re confident SPARGO will keep us moving in the right direction.”


About AORN:

AORN is a non-profit membership association based in Denver, Colorado that represents the interests of more than 160,000 perioperative nurses by providing nursing education, standards, and clinical practice resources – including the peer-reviewed, monthly publication AORN Journal – to enable optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures. Our 41,000 registered nurse members manage, teach, and practice perioperative nursing, are enrolled in nursing education, or are engaged in perioperative research. We define and advance best nursing practices for surgical patients by researching and distributing scientifically based guidelines.

About SPARGO, Inc.:

SPARGO, based in Fairfax, VA, provides a complete menu of convention and trade show services: housing, registration, exhibitor lead management services, exhibit space sales and marketing, meeting and special event management, message centers, product locators, abstract management, registrant itinerary planners, CME.CEU credit; collection, reporting, and certificate production, exhibit floor management, event website design and hosting services. - See more at:

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