Jimmy Mouton Event Management Trade Shows * Conferences * Pavilions * Exhibits.


WHAT I DO: I grow event sales revenue and eliminate event operational inefficiencies, resulting in maximum profitability, growth opportunities and greater market positioning.  I strive to increase repeat purchasing and participation loyalty to events.  I manage teams of event all-stars and ensure your organization has nothing less than high performers in all areas of event operations, sales, and marketing.  I ensure best practices are in place, the best available industry services are utilized, and all needs of your events are addressed to the highest degree and to the smallest of details.  I help you navigate change and ensure you are prepared for the environment tomorrow will bring.

WHO I WORK WITH: I partner with Associations and Independent Show Organizers who have local, regional, national, or international trade shows, conferences, conventions, and events.  My ideal partner has an event or event portfolio they believe has growth potential or needs an injection of talent to achieve long-term goals and objectives.  If you believe your event has much more potential than what it is producing and willing to make the investments needed to make it happen, I can help you.

WHY HIRING ME WORKS: When you partner with me, you get the most effective, cutting-edge event management strategies customized for and implemented into your brand.  I ONLY work with organizations who are striving to reach the stars with their events.  I have the rare strategic background and experience of working on both the vendor and show management sides of event production.  I know how to select and negotiate the best and most appropriate vendors to address your event needs.  As a participating member of industry associations such as IAEE, SISO, and ASAE – the leading organizations of event professionals producing and/or owning trade shows, conventions, conferences, and events – I am up to date on event technologies, services, and service providers available so your events can run as efficient and effective as possible.  I have proven event operations management processes that have helped numerous associations and trade show organizers reach peak operational efficiency.  I have proven sales management processes and methodologies that have helped them grow exhibit sales and sponsorship revenue.   I know what is working right now and can therefore offer guaranteed results.

READY TO TALK? If so, just reach out to me directly here through the contact form, or reach out to me on LinkedIn.


Jimmy Mouton is an independent trade show producer, conference manager and exhibits manager.  His specialties are providing event management services to Associations and Show Organizers with local, regional, national, or international events.  

A veteran of the Trade Show, Conference and Convention industry, his understanding of the inter-operational aspects and intricacies of trade shows, industry best practices, operational and marketing demands, and international norms establishes him as a subject matter expert and leader show organizers and exhibitors need on their team! 

Jimmy was most recently the President / CEO of Perfect World, Inc; an Atlanta-based company created specifically to produce the Emergency Management Leaders Conference (EMLC); an annual conference produced with both the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) and the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA).  

After the closing of EMLC, Jimmy launched Mouton Management Excellence, LLC.  He manages the American Institute of Architects – Arkansas Chapter Annual Convention and the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) events and conferences.

Prior to launching PWi, Jimmy was the CEO of NuernbergMesse North America, Inc. (NMNA), the U.S. subsidiary for NuernbergMesse, GmbH. Originally the managing director, he was promoted to CEO within his first 6 months where he would lead NMNA to produce the most successful business period in company history, setting records in revenues earned, profitability and sales production.  As a trade show management company serving U.S. associations, NMNA produced the most successful American Coatings SHOW in history, setting records in exhibitors, NSF per exhibitor, attendees and financials. NMNA also increased U.S. outbound sales and pavilion production to record heights, all while creating and implementing a corporate restructuring program designed to achieve maximum operational efficiency. 

In 2008, Jimmy launched the Atlanta-based trade show production and management company Imago Productions, Inc., and with it, the International Disaster Conference & Expo (IDCE).  He would later lead efforts to merge IDCE with the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and, in an unprecedented move, would manage and execute the sale of IDCE to the facility: the first-ever sale of a major event to a United States tier-1 convention center complex. This led to the creation of the MCCNO Trade Shows and Conferences department; the first convention center department of its kind to focus on in-house management and ownership of trade show events that served the interests of the city of New Orleans, State of Louisiana, and numerous industries that call the region home. Serving as the department director, Jimmy was responsible for discovering, launching, and producing new event opportunities, as well as have his department serve as an incubator to assist independent show organizers presenting events considered to have promise but lacking the necessary resources to successfully launch. 

Jimmy began his tradeshow management career in 2000 with CMP Media managing, launching, and re-designing numerous shows within the electronics portfolio of CMP. His management portfolio included the leading industry events PCB Design Conferences (East and West), IP-SoC and HDI. He moved to Messe Frankfurt, USA in 2006 where he managed ISH North America, the U.S. version of the leading European show focused on Heating, Cooling, Refrigeration and Plumbing. 

A twenty-two year trade show industry veteran, Jimmy has delivered exceptional results in numerous roles covering all aspects of the industry, including launching multiple trade show production companies; serving as the executive director of major international events serving government and private sectors; holding senior executive positions with trade show management companies; and leading sales teams through strategic transitions and market realignments. His list of past achievements represents milestones with organizations considered leaders in the trade show, event production and hospitality industry including the Georgia World Congress Center and Georgia Dome, Shepard Exposition Services, SSI Production Services, Stormont-Trice hotels, BNP/CMP Media, UP Media Group, Messe Frankfurt USA, NuernbergMesse North America, the San Antonio Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, and the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

FUN FACTS: Jimmy was a touring musician for over 16 years and is an avid sports fan. He loves LSU football, the New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Braves baseball, and just about any sport he can find time to watch.  Jimmy has been coaching youth baseball for many years, currently running the 10-U youth travel baseball program out of Sharon Springs, GA (www.spartanstravelbaseball.com).  Jimmy is married to his wife Jodi. They have 4 children (Brent, Allyse, Arielle and Dominick) and have a dog that is half American Staffordshire Terrier (Pit Bull) and half Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Healer) named Bennett (Yes – as in Tony Bennett). 


American Institute of Architects Arkansas Chapter
Annual Conference & Exhibition
Produced by Jimmy Mouton for the Arkansas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-AR)

AIA-AR 2020 Events Moved Online

Annual Conference / Meetings & Events

2020 IAATO Annual Conference Moved Online


Emergency Management Leaders Conference
Produced by Perfect World, Inc. / Perfect World Events

American Coatings Show

Produced by NuernbergMesse North America


Produced by NuernbergMesse North America


Produced by NuernbergMesse North America
International Disaster Conference & Expo
Produced by Imago Productions, Inc. (Imago)
FARM 2 TABLE International Symposium
Produced by MCCNO Tradeshows & Events
National Disaster Reconstruction Expo
Produced by Imago Productions, Inc.
International Sanitation and Heating: ISH-North America
Produced by Messe Frankfurt USA
Printed Circuit Board Design Conference EAST
Produced by CMP / UBM / UPMedia Group
Printed Circuit Board Design Conference WEST
Produced by CMP / UBM / UPMedia Group
IP-System on Chip (IPSOC)
Produced by UBM / CMP


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With the appearance of COVID-19, both of my association clients are moving their events online.  Major modifications are in place for both events as we plan to address the need for social distancing, but keep [...]

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