History

SPARGO, Inc. was founded in 1973 providing tradeshow sales and management services for expositions in the United States, Europe, and Asia. In the early 1980s, SPARGO began a carefully orchestrated expansion program. This included the addition of housing, registration, strategic meeting management, venue sourcing, and exhibitor lead management services. Today, SPARGO employs 203 full time industry professionals, serving more than 130 events annually. SPARGO remains a privately owned company providing a full suite of meeting services to more than 50 association and corporate customers.

Philosophy and Culture

Our philosophy is that each event is unique, requiring the delivery of flexible systems and experienced staff. Our continued success is rooted in our ability to understand the requirements of our clients and deliver results that exceed their expectations. Company growth is carefully paced to ensure the highest level of service to our existing and new customers. All potential new business is examined carefully to determine if our experience and set of services meet the needs of the customer and if our show schedule allows us to commit resources to the project. We seek customers interested in partnership-based relationships. Our goal is to become an extension of the client’s staff.

PCI, CCPA, GDPR Compliance

SPARGO is a PCI Compliant e-commerce provider. Our QSA, Trustwave, conducts monthly scans of our system to ensure our security and compliance with the standards set by PCI. All online transactions are protected via VeriSign SSL encryption technology.

SPARGO is SOC1, Type 2 Certified

Company Background Information/ Length of Service:

  • State of Incorporation: Virginia
  • Date of incorporation: 1973
  • Number of years in business: 47
  • Years involved in registration: 40
  • Years involved in housing management: 40
  • Years involved in exhibitor lead management: 40
  • Years involved in exhibit sales and management: 47
  • Years involved in meeting management: 40
  • Number of Employees: 203

Proud members of:

pcma - Professional Convention Management Association
MPI - Meeting Professionals International
pcma - Capital Chapter
IAEE - Exhibitions and Events Mean Business
SISO - Society of Independent Show Organizers

Certified Professionals:

Certified Meeting Professional
Digital Event Strategist certification
CEM - Certified in Exhibition Management
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