What Clients Say

Jim Bio Pic 294x294Sally O’Shea served as the Trade Show Manager for the Penn Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (PANTS) representing all segments of the green industry for 14 years. In this capacity she managed every facet of the show including exhibitor and attendee services, facilities management, union and non-union labor and decorating vendors. She also oversaw and worked closely with the volunteer leadership of the event and the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Landscape and Nursery Association (PLNA).

“Sally is a consummate, dedicated professional. She maintains a calm and bright demeanor even when chaos of the event surrounds her. Always with a smile, her attention to detail and the satisfaction of all engaged parties is unparalleled. It is rare these days to find the complete package of professional integrity and personal investment in one individual. Sally does it with ease.”

Jim MacKenzie
Past PLNA Board Chair
PANTS Committee Member


JC Henry III“Our work with O’Shea Events aimed to improve our brand in the Hardscape community. We shared our vision with Sally and the Mid-Atlantic Hardscaping Trade Show (MAHTS) came to be. Sally became our Captain and blended in with our staff very quickly. We were honored when MAHTS was awarded one of the TSW Fastest 50 by Tradeshow Week. What we appreciated most about working with Sally and her team was that they worked with the highest level of honesty and integrity and the quality of their work consistently exceeded our expectations.”

JC Henry III, Owner
EP Henry Corporation


“When our meeting planner left just before our Electric Expo, O’Shea Events stepped up and filled our needs. Sally O’Shea did a terrific job, and went on to manage four additional trade shows for us. She is one of a kind: resourceful, hard working, trustworthy, and detail-oriented. And her ability to coordinate smoothly with both our staff and show committees was outstanding – it took a lot of patience! O’Shea Events provides value – you will always get what you pay for, and more. I recommend them most highly.”

Dwight Price, Executive Director,
The Electrical Association of Philadelphia


Gregg 5“O’Shea Events helped us successfully produce one of the largest green industry trade shows on the east coast. O’Shea Events brought together a team of professionals that handled everything from online registration and exhibitor recruitment to onsite event management and security. Sally O’Shea’s contacts and reputation in the events management industry are stellar.”

Gregg Robertson
Former President
Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Association


Mark A Fuss Headshot-cropped“I had the good fortune to engage Sally O’Shea when our organization had a small tradeshow that needed professional management to reach its potential. Under Sally’s stewardship, The Middle Atlantic Hardscaping Trade Show (MAHTS) became a national event with hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees. Her impeccable attention to detail, unflappable demeanor and cheerful disposition made it a joy to have her on our team.”

Mark Fuss
Vice President of Sales
EP Henry Corporation


PatMeinert“As a PLNA board member, serving as chairman of the board as well as the trade show committee chairman, I worked with Sally O’Shea for over 13 years as she managed two different trade shows for our Association. Sally managed a team comprised of PLNA staff as well as a 12 to 15-member show committee comprised of volunteers. One of Sally’s accomplishments was a major, daunting task of organizing and moving a large PA state association trade show from an Expo Center in Pennsylvania, out of state to the Atlantic City Convention Center in New Jersey. The transition was seamless and successful largely due to the hard work, direction and dedication of Sally O’Shea. Sally was the first to arrive and the last to leave throughout the show schedule. No matter what arose, before, during, or after any event Sally always handled it with the utmost professionalism and integrity.”

Patrick Meinert, Owner
Meinert Landscaping


What Venues Say

KarenTotaro_hi_res (2)“Sally is the consummate professional, she knows what she wants and is clear on her expectations, which is exactly what we as the venue operator want and need in order to exceed those expectations. Had the pleasure of working with Sally in Atlantic City for several years most recently as the Show Manager for the Mid-Atlantic Hardscaping Trade Show (MAHTS). After an event Sally returned our client surveys with great information that our team would use as a blueprint for the next year. That is what we love about Sally she is very open and honest and will tell you exactly how to please her thus her client so you never have to hesitate in delivering great service. Always organized, detailed and passionate about her client and delivering top notch service with great end results…that is Sally O’Shea of O’Shea Events.”

Karen Totaro, CFE
General Manager
Atlantic City Convention Center (Spectra)


“We were very impressed with O’Shea’s Events during the EP Henry Hardscaping Education Series she managed at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg. It is always an added benefit when groups hire professional planners to coordinate their events as they bring with them the necessary tools to effectively manage the details of the events with our planners on the hotel side. This ensures each and every details is focused on and nothing is overlooked. We as a Convention Center would highly recommend her services to anyone in the industry”

Sandy Sipe
Director of Sales and Marketing
Radisson Hotel Harrisburg


Bernie Sefcik Linkedin Photo“I have worked with O’Shea Events, and in particular with Sally O’Shea, over a period of 10 years both through the Atlantic City Convention Center, as well as, the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, from a Sales Representative perspective. During this time, and without exception, I have found Sally O’Shea to be one of the most detail oriented professionals in all areas of meeting planning, including room block management, negotiations, contracting and overall execution of the event. Without hesitation, I would highly recommend O’Shea Events.”

Bernard J. Sefcik, CMP
Director of Hotel Sales
The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa


Jim Schmidt Photo 206x200“The things that impress me most about Sally O’Shea, professional meeting planner: Having worked with Sally since 2008, I can attest to the fact that she is the consummate professional. Her personal pride and work ethic is second to none. Sally is a self-starter who knows how to look at the big picture and plan well ahead, in order to ensure the success of the events that she has managed over the years. She has excellent people skills and relates well with her clients and colleagues. Sally is also a resourceful and solution-oriented individual. She is frequently able to come up with new and innovative ideas. A true professional!”

Jim Schmidt, Event Manager
Spectra Venue Management
Atlantic City Convention Center


“I have been fortunate to have worked with Sally O’Shea for over 10 years and in a number of scenarios, many of them creative and several of them high pressure. As I reflect on the years spent working side by side, certain words come to mind that represent my friend and colleague. Sally is a true professional and will always manage to balance the needs of her clients as well working with the hotels requirements. She is dynamic without being overbearing, organized, energetic and imaginative. With an extremely sound business sense, she is a stickler for details while keeping an eye on her goals and budgets. Sally has a gift for decision-making and follow-through. A sense of humor throughout the most stressful of situations, Sally takes great pride in a job well done and delights in the journey getting there together with all of her clients and hotel partners. I would highly recommend her services and talents to anyone.”

Alison Suralik
Account Director, Group
Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel


What Team Members Say

“Working on multiple events over the years with O’Shea Events has truly been a pleasure. As a contractor, the benefit of working with Sally allows our team to plan accordingly, reduce labor expense, and perform our tasks that are organized and well planned in advance of the event. No matter the event or location, Sally demonstrates professionalism and knowledge of the event business, and how to manage all functions and personalities involved.”

Joe Boyle
Vice President of Sales and Services
General Exposition Services


“Sally O’Shea, the one and only! Our work O’Shea Events started in 2001 and has continued through the years with many projects. Sally is the most thorough, detailed, and competent Show Manager I have worked with in my 40 years in the convention industry. Her dedication and follow through on the detail of all aspects of the events, from the RFP through to the final invoicing, have created a true feeling of respect for her knowledge, negotiation skills and professionalism.”

Andy Minton, CMP
Director of National Sales
AEX Convention Services


“As show manager of the Mid-Atlantic Hardscaping Show, Sally was a very efficient leader. She expanded the show for her client, EP Henry, and introduced new initiatives to the event, which contributed greatly to the show’s appeal to their distributors and installers. She is flexible, creative, and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her services.”

Patricia Callahan
Owner, Independent Consultant
Callahan Research


“I have known Sally O’Shea for over 15 years and worked closely with her at EP Henry for 5 years as program and event manager. Sally’s attention to detail, thoroughness and drive to get it done is what makes her a true professional. Her ability to work under pressure and on time was exactly what our organization needed. Sally’s calm demeanor is impressive, along with her ability to tactfully negotiate and oversee numerous vendors and exhibitors. At the end of the day you know you’re in good hands with Sally O’Shea!”

Jon Bowman
National Director of Sales
Coastal Source