Daniel McKinnon, CEM,
Joined FreemanXP on December 1, 2014 after 23 years in various show management roles. As Vice President of Global Client Solutions, he is tasked with facilitating the smart, sustainable growth of FreemanXP’s international products and programs. Daniel is focused on helping the enterprises’ customers grow their events and business by orchestrating FreemanXP’s extensive global resources.
FreemanXP is a brand experience agency that uses the power of social engagement to inspire audiences to action. Whether online or face-to-face, they connect individuals and brands in ways that accelerate engagement and create transformational change on a global scale. FreemanXP is backed by the stability, 89-year history and superior service of Freeman. They leverage Freeman’s experience, relationships and unmatched global resources to bring a whole new level of flexibility and scale to their clients’ programs.
Previously, as Vice President of events for the Energy & Engineering Group at Access Intelligence, Daniel was charged with developing several industry leading events, including ELECTRIC POWER, CLEAN GULF, Shale Envirosafe, Cheminnovations, and the LDC Forums.
Daniel is the Chairman Elect for the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) Board of Directors. Daniel is also the current Chairman of the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) Board of Directors. He is committed to the exhibitions and events industry and works tirelessly to promote the benefits of face-to-face interaction.
Daniel previously worked as Vice President of Government Events at 1105 Media. In addition, he served as Executive Vice President of Messe Frankfurt, Inc., with management and oversight responsibility for the company’s international trade shows and business development efforts in North America. Daniel has also served as Executive Director of International Development for AmericasMart Atlanta, Inc., and was International Marketing Director at SEMCO Productions, both of Atlanta. He is a graduate of Presbyterian College, in Clinton, S.C.