About The Speaker
Ellen Schwartz, General Manager for the Los Angeles Convention Center, is a dynamic industry professional with more than 40 years in the trade show and events industry. Schwartz has been part of the AEG team since October 2013 helping to lead the successful transition from public to private management of the Los Angeles Convention Center. Schwartz joined the team at the LACC as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing, becoming the Assistant General Manager in July 2016, and the General Manager in July 2018. Prior to joining AEG, Schwartz served as Senior Director of Sales and Marketing for the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center/SMG. Prior to that, Schwartz served as Director of Sales for the Miami Beach Convention Center/SMG. Before heading to the facility side of the business, Schwartz was the Vice President and Show Manager for the Woodworking, Machinery & Furniture Supply Fair for over eight years and grew the show to over 300,000 net sq. ft. and 18,000 attendees.