Coliseum Productions has assembled a team of experts second to none. We have over 50 years combined of hands-on show experience from coast to coast and internationally. Our sales executives and operations managers know all the ins and outs of working with exhibitors, from selecting a booth space to helping set up on-site. We are a full-service event production operation, establishing long term partnerships with exhibitors and facilities for the best marketing, advertising, and selling opportunities exhibitors’ money can buy.
You name it in this industry, David Marquart has experienced it firsthand. David began his trade show career in the fall of 1985 right from college at IPFW. 3,000 Shows in over 200 cities in 30+ states later, David is focusing his 25 years of trade show and special event experience on making Coliseum Productions all it can – and should be.
David is a Fort Wayne native and got his start in the industry by working for a local rental company at the Memorial Coliseum. After learning the ropes and realizing this industry was his calling, David formed Marquart Convention Services, Inc., a full-service trade show and special event contractor in 1987. From there, he worked on almost every event at the Memorial Coliseum as well as countless other consumer and trade events all across the country.
Seeing a need for practical everyday proven technology for trade shows, he formed Advanced Expo Solutions International. Advanced Expo Solutions provides a wide range of expo services, including the state-of-the-art online ticket sales, registration, name badges, and bar code technology used by Coliseum Productions and many other event producers.
David has past, present, and current affiliations with IAEM (now IAEE), ESCA, ASAE, IASE, OASE, MPI, HSMA, ISES, ARA, IAAM, and multiple CVB’s around the country. After a 7-year leadership role which culminated with his Chairmanship of Ohio Valley Chapter of the International Association of Exposition Managers (IAEM, now IAEE), David was selected to the IAEM Services Board. At IAEM’s Expo in 2004, he was awarded the prestigious Merit Award. In 2005, Dave served as Treasurer for the Services Board. In 2006 & 2007, David was vice chair of this board and was asked to serve as chair in 2008.
David is an avid runner, hiker, snowboarder, deep sea fisherman and builds log and timber frame houses “on the side”.