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Omar Rodriguez, Former Director,

 McAllen Convention Center

We at the McAllen Convention Center have had the pleasure of working with Convention+ Expo Management Services (CEMS) since 2009 on the various events that take place in our venue. During that time we have become great partners in assisting our clients in creating successful events. The CEMS staff has proved to be easy to work with, reliable, and worthy of our trust.
CEMS provides the greatest in care, not only for us, but for our clients who are vital to the success of our venue. The CEMS team is extremely professional at all times and always very accommodating of unexpected event changes or additions that arise. 

As the Director of the McAllen Convention Center, I gladly refer our clients to CEMS for convention decorating services. The staff at the McAllen Convention Center looks forward to working together with CEMS in the future. 


Cheryl Degan, Co-Chair of Capital of Texas Quiltfest

l'm writing this letter of recommendation for CEMS because of the wonderful experience we had with them this past weekend decorating for our event at the Palmer Event Center. Mario Rodriguez and his crew were scheduled to arrive Tuesday at 6:00 am and they pulled into the service yard right behind me at 5:45 am. They continued with a strong work ethic throughout our entire event and decorated our show exactly according to plan. That couldn't have been easy for them as we were making changes right up until the day before the show. Mario's employees were extremely flexible in making changes on the fly for us and went out of their way to be helpful and courteous to our volunteers and vendors. They are a fun group of people to work with. CEMS has done two shows for us now and we wouldn't consider using anyone else. Their service has been far better than our expectations.

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Robert Watts, Former VP, Austin Chamber of Commerce

 I have worked with Mario Rodriguez and his 

team at CEMS for almost ten years and their 

dedication, customer service, and continual 

attention to detail is always noticed. Your 

organization and any event you may be producing will be in good hands with their industry 

expertise and their drive to always put their 

clients first. 


From Austin to Houston, Dallas, the Rio Grande Valley and far off places beyond Texas’ borders 

I am always amazed at the ground that CEMS covers – and regardless where Mario and his 

team might find themselves he picks up the 

phone and takes my call as if I am the only client that matters to him- it’s hard to find partners like Mario and CEMS. I am glad I don’t have to 

search for anyone else who provides their 

service because I know I can always count on 

them. I am a customer for life and I hope you will consider experiencing their genuine and 

unwavering dedication to those who they serve by becoming a customer yourself. 


Please call, email, or text me if you would like to discuss CEMS’ credentials beyond the words I 

have typed here.

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