James “Jimmy” Mouton is one of the founders and President / CEO of Atlanta-based Perfect World Inc. (PWi), a full-service event management company providing tradeshow management for Associations, consulting services, and also produces U.S. pavilions in foreign trade fairs that provide opportunities to domestic companies wishing to have a presence in the international marketplace. PWi also introduces his groundbreaking Global Event Management Alliance (GEMA), an international network of tradeshow operations and sales management professionals and event support services.
Prior to launching PWi, Mr. Mouton 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 and within 18 months, NMNA would produce the most successful business period in company history, setting records in revenues earned, profitability and sales production. As a tradeshow 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, Mr. Mouton launched the Atlanta-based trade show production and management company Imago Productions, Inc., and with it, the International Disaster Conference & Expo (IDCE). Later he led efforts to merge IDCE with the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and, in an unprecedented move, he managed and executed 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 let to the creation of MCCNO Trade Shows and Conferences, 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 MCCNO director, Jimmy was responsible for discovering, launching, and producing new event opportunities and to 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.
Mouton 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 and managed ISH North America, the U.S. version of the leading European show focused on Heating, Cooling, Refrigeration and Plumbing.
A twenty-year trade show Industry veteran, Mr. Mouton has delivered exceptional results in numerous roles covering all aspects of the industry, including: launching multiple tradeshow production companies; serving as the executive director of major international events serving government and private sectors; held senior executive positions with trade show management companies; and led 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, Imago Productions, the San Antonio Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, and the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
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PWi is a full-service event management company specializing in tradeshow, conference and ancillary event production for Associations and Show Organizers. PWi also provides consulting services, independent audits of current tradeshow practices, and vendor / supplier contract review, negotiation and procurement.
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