Craig Howard has been in the event, entertainment, cruise, catering and venue management industry for over 43 years. he currently owns 3 large venues in Houston, Texas as well as one of the largest decorations, floral, specialty linen and event furniture rental companies. His expertise in sales and venue management has allowed his venues to have a 98% client retention rate. Craig was one of the original 40 founders of ILEA, and assisted TSE for 19 years with their annual conference and tradeshow. His company also produced the first three tradeshows for Mike Roman and CareerSource before selling the tradeshow to Mike Roman.