Spear to take CEO reins at GMDC

Spear to take CEO reins at GMDC

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Patrick Spear, president of the Global Market Development Center (GMDC), is slated to add the title of chief executive officer effective June 1. Spear takes the CEO reins from Dave McConnell, who served as GMDC president and chief executive for 15 of his 35 years with the association. Plans call for McConnell to remain with GMDC as a consultant for special

GMDC readies for General Merchandise Marketing Conference

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Global Market Development Center (GMDC) plans to hold the 2015 GMDC General Merchandise Marketing Conference (GM15) on May 28 to June 1 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Fla. GMCD said the event provides a venue for retail decision makers and suppliers to connect and collaborate on sales