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Unlocking Success with Cadmium: A Deep Dive into Otakon's Exhibitor Management Transformation

Unlocking Success with Cadmium: A Deep Dive into Otakon's Exhibitor Management Transformation

Join us for an engaging webinar where two key players from Otakon will share their firsthand experiences in overcoming challenges and achieving unprecedented success with Cadmium's Exhibitor Harvester. 

Learning Objectives: 

1) Understand the Challenges 

  • Grasp the historical context of Otakon's evolution over 30 years. 
  • Identify the limitations and challenges faced with their initial homegrown platform, emphasizing the need for change. 

2) Explore the Solution 

  • Examine the unique features of Cadmium's Exhibitor Harvester that seamlessly addressed Otakon's challenges. 
  • Learn from Otakon's experience on how the software efficiently manages floor plans, rental applications, and invoices. 

3) Master Exhibitor Harvester's Features 

  • Real-time Floor Plans: Understand how Otakon leveraged instant updates for a dynamic event space. 
  • Built-in Email Module: Explore the benefits of keeping all communications within the tool, streamlining interactions. 
  • Online Payment Portal: Discover how Otakon tracked invoices and integrated payment processors for a comprehensive view. 

4) Analyze the Results 

  • Evaluate the impact of Exhibitor Harvester on Otakon's event experience through vendor and staff feedback. 
  • Delve into real-world examples showcasing the software's role in exceeding revenue goals. 

5) Envision the Future 

  • Gain insights into Otakon's vision for industry standards and how Cadmium guides them toward association benchmarks. 
  • Understand the pivotal role technology plays in achieving Otakon's goals and elevating their event to new standards. 

Who Should Attend: 

Event organizers, event managers, exhibitors, vendors, and anyone interested in optimizing event management processes and boosting revenue! 

Join us for an illuminating session that promises not just insights but actionable knowledge to transform your event management practices. Secure your spot now for an engaging and educational experience!

Lacey Kishter, DES

Vice President, Otakorp | Exhibitions Director, Otakon


As the Vice President of Otakorp and Exhibitions Director of Otakon, Lacey oversees the management of each department at Otakon including their staff and budgets. Lacey uses event technology to foster collaboration and introduce innovative ideas, taking meetings from good to excellent. Her commitment to excellence has been acknowledged with the honor of being named in the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) Top 20 under 30.

Andy Zerrlaut

Convention Chair


For over 15 years, Andy has dedicated himself to volunteering to manage a 42,000-person event called Otakon. Alongside his wife, he dedicates countless hours to making Otakon a success, showcasing his exceptional project management skills. Andy also has two grown daughters who continue to inspire him, and a giant, lazy dog who adds laughter and love to his daily routine.

Amanda Weaver (Moderator)

Event Marketing Manager


Amanda manages all of the logistics surrounding Cadmium's conferences, tradeshows, webinars, and events. She brings a decade of experience to the role, with the majority of her background in the Financial Services industry. Amanda earned her Bachelor's degree from Temple University and currently resides in the suburbs of Philadelphia with her husband, two children, and their dog.

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