Dan Cole

Senior Vice President, Trade Shows and Exhibits

“Hargrove is all about creating an unforgettable experience. We transform trade shows and exhibit design using the same creativity that’s been responsible for all of the larger-than-life immersive events for which Hargrove has long been known.”

With more than 27 years of professional sales and leadership experience, Dan Cole was most recently Vice President of Business Development for the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the organization which produces it — the Consumer Electronics Association. 
 
Dan began his career in the trade show industry in 1992 as a national accounts manager for National Trade Productions, progressing there to sales director and went on to hold a number of important executive positions at companies such as Advanstar and Yellowbrix.

Dan has won numerous sales and leadership awards including IAEE’s most outstanding sales and marketing executive, the International Business Awards’ most outstanding sales executive, and was recognized by Dealerscope Magazine’s “40 under 40.” 

Dan is a highly sought after writer, speaker and sales trainer in the trade show industry.