MAD Event Management is dedicated to the success of your event
About MAD Event Management
MAD Event Management is an agency dedicated to the success of your event of any size. We have years of experience managing all aspects of live events, including large scale consumer and trade shows, meetings, conferences and exhibitor execution.
MAD also owns and operates four pop culture conventions: Long Beach Comic Expo, Long Beach, CA; Long Beach Comic Con, Long Beach, CA; New Jersey Comic Expo, Edison, NJ; and Anime Fan Fest, which is produced in partnership with OTAKU USA.
The skill set required to produce conventions and conferences involves event planning, marketing, sales and operational expertise, all of which the team at MAD Event Management is experienced and qualified to provide to our clients.
MAD Event Management has been managing exhibitor set-up and marketing for over twenty years, having produced exhibits for events such as San Diego Comicon International, Frankfurt Book Fair, New York Comicon and many other events.
No matter the size or scope of the event, the team at MAD Event Management can develop a plan that will suit your needs and can take care of the details for you.
Martha Donato / President
Martha Donato has been producing large scale events and conferences for over 19 years. Her experience includes pop culture events, including self-produced shows Long Beach Comic Con, Long Beach Comic Expo and New Jersey Comic Expo. Donato's last position at Crain Communications involved the management of a portfolio of conferences and special events in the commercial insurance and risk management sectors, producing events such as World Captive Forum; Risk Management Summit; Cyber Risk Summit; Risk Manager of the Year; 40 Under 40 Brokers; Women to Watch; as well as ten+ years developing the pop culture event business for Wizard Conventions nationally. Donato's skills include event planning, marketing, sales/sponsorship and operational expertise. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Marist College in communications.
In addition to producing events, Donato has been involved in exhibitor set-up and marketing for over twenty years, having produced exhibits for events such as San Diego Comicon International, Frankfurt Book Fair, New York Comic Con, RIMS, and many others.
Martin Glynn / CEO
Glynn has been involved with event production for over 25 years, his last position being the CEO and co-Founder of Metropolitan Expositions, a general contractor based in Moonachie, NJ. In his role as CEO, he oversaw the operations, finances and business development of the company, as well as those of the sister companies, MetroMultiMedia and Metro Transportation. Glynn holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Farleigh Dickenson University.
Christine Alger / Vice President, Operations
Christine Alger began producing events in 2006. Prior to joining MAD Event Management she was the Executive Director of Megacon, the largest Pop Culture event in the Southeastern United States. Her skills include operations, business development, sales and finance.
Gabriel Fieramosco / Marketing Manager
Gabriel Fieramosco is an experienced marketing manager and handles all of the social media work for the MAD event portfolio. Gabe started his career in radio promotions.
Carly Marsh / Event Coordinator
Carly has been working in the events industry for over three years, specializing in customer service, registration, and travel accommodations. She is eager to be apart of the MAD team and looks forward to the continued success of the company's unique events. Carly is a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor of Science degree in hospitality management and a minor in event management.
Keith Patrick / Marketing Director
Keith comes to us with over a decade of experience in marketing, promotion and managing staff. He has 15 years of in-depth involvement in all levels of web design and 25 years of in-store and web-based sales experience. He has also launched, owned, operated and sold several successful businesses, entailing traditional brick-and-mortar stores in the US and Germany, as well as warehouse based online-only stores.
James Ross / Sales Manager
James Ross is a veteran in the trade show/events industry. Over the past 15 years he has specialized in exhibit sales & sponsorships, event logistics and floor management. He has been involved in comic book convention genre for over 10 years.
Mike Scigliano / Group Show Director
Mike Scigliano has over 15 years in the events production field that encompasses not only the event management side but the exhibitor side as well. This unique experience helps to keep both the needs of the event as well as the needs of the exhibitor top of mind. Most of the industry simply knows him as Scig and as the Group Show Director he oversees floor management, exhibit sales, logistics, programming & guest relations.
Kristen Simon / Director of Programming
Kristen Simon has been involved in event programming for over 6 years, creating, scheduling and implementing dynamic panels and events with every type of professional. Recently, her focus has been on pop culture and STEM, but enjoys branching out to learn new aspects of industries, and welcomes a challenge. Her background includes being an industry professional in the entertainment realm as well as non-profit.
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New Jersey Comic Expo is an annual event held at the Jew Jersey Convention & Exposition Center each Fall. It's a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators of all types of pop culture. At the Long Beach Comic Expo you'll find exhibitors promoting and selling all types of related products, as well as entertaining and educational programs, guest signings and meet and greet sessions with celebrities. For more specific information about the show, please check out the FAQ section on the website.
Long Beach Comic Expo is an annual event held at the Long Beach Convention Center each spring. It's a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators of all types of pop culture. At the Long Beach Comic Expo you'll find exhibitors promoting and selling all types of related products, as well as entertaining and educational programs, guest signings and meet and greet sessions with celebrities. For more specific information about the show, please check out the FAQ section on the website.
New Jersey Anime Fan FEST, where friends come together and celebrate being Otaku. Anime fandom took hold in the Universities and comic shops all throughout the eastern United States, from Ohio over to New York and down into Carolina. One could say that New Jersey is the “crossroad” of anime fandom and what better way to celebrate, then to renew past friendships and explore new ones. New Jersey Anime Fan FEST will showcases the exceptional works of your favorite actors, cosplayers, artists and musicians who rejoice in being Otaku. At New Jersey Anime Fan FEST you'll find exhibitors promoting and selling all types of related products, as well as entertaining and educational panels, guest signings and providing a “safe zone” for you and your whole family. For more specific information about the show, please check out the FAQ section on the website.
Long Beach Comic Con is an annual event held at the Long Beach Convention Center each fall. It's a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators of all types of pop cultures. At the Long Beach Comic Con, you'll find exhibitors promoting and selling all types of related products, as well as entertaining and educational programs for all ages, guest signings and meet & greet sessions with celebrities. For more specific information about the show, please check the FAQ section of the website.
As a full-service meeting & event management company, MAD Event Management can implement meetings and events of all sizes. With years of experience, we maintain strategic relationships with partners, venues and event professionals that allows us the ability to execute conventions and events for clients nationwide. We understand that every client and every event is unique, and customize our proposals based on your needs following a deep review of the objectives and resources available.
MAD can offer a full team approach or fill in with our experts when you need expert assistance.
EVENT PLANNING SERVICES
Agenda & Meeting Materials
Budget Creation & Management
Decor & Props
Event Sponsorship Acquisition
Exhibitor Sales & Management
Food & Beverage Planning
Hotel Contract Negotiation
On-site Event Management
Photography & Video
Program Book Production
MAD also offers expert services through our partner companies