(LOS ANGELES – Oct. 13, 2022) — ASM Global—the world’s leading
producer of entertainment experiences, venue management, and event
strategy—has appointed Kimberly Weedmark of Universal Studios
Hollywood as the new general manager for the Los Angeles Convention
Weedmark, who brings a wealth of experience to the LA venue, has worked
in the LA convention space for over two decades.
Los Angeles Convention Center is part of the ASM Global portfolio, the
largest and most diverse network of premier convention and trade show
venues for millions of exhibitors and attendees across an extensive
the worldwide footprint that spans five continents.
In making the announcement, ASM Global’s Dan Hoffend, executive vice
president of convention centers, said, “Los Angeles continues to grow
as a hub for many of the world’s significant conventions and events;
and with Kimberly’s longtime experience with one of the city’s
iconic and most popular destinations, we anticipate LACC’s growth will
be even more robust in coming years.”
In Weedmark’s new role, the former vice president of special events
and group sales of Los Angeles’ most popular tourist attraction will
work closely with the City of Los Angeles to grow even beyond what
is already one of the industry‘s leading convention halls.
“Playing a role in continuing to expand the growth of the LACC is an
amazing opportunity, Weedmark said. “It’s a venue with a remarkable
history and a remarkable path ahead. “I‘m excited to be working
closely with our clients and partners in one of the greatest cities on
Earth provides customized solutions that are the hallmark of ASM
Global. I’m looking forward to working with our convention center
leadership team to leverage ASM Global’s industry-leading innovations to
deliver exceptional experiences for organizers, attendees, and exhibitors.”
“Kim Weedmark is an outstanding addition to the LA Convention Center
team and we are excited to work with her,” said Doane Liu, chief
tourism officer for the City of Los Angeles and executive director of
the city tourism department. “I know that Kim will continue the
excellent stewardship that has marked ASM Global’s management of the
convention center for the past nine years. Kim brings unmatched
leadership qualities and experience and I look forward to her
invaluable input as the city moves forward with the expansion and
modernization of the convention center.
Located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, the award-winning LACC
recently celebrated its 50th anniversary.