Conventional Wisdom’s co-founders developed the roots of its convention facility consulting practice in 1990 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. In the ensuing years, CW has researched industry trends, collected and analyzed event data, interviewed event planners and building managers - all to build the intellectual database that supports our facility programming and management consulting expertise. Our role is to bring the best talent and experience available for the planning, design and operation of convention, exhibition, event and conference facilities.
Conventional Wisdom provides strategic planning, master planning and program management services for public assembly facilities and establishes project parameters for site, budget, schedule, design and delivery. CW’s management consulting practice covers governance, organization and operational issues related to public versus private management and contracted vendors. Our relationships with industry manufacturers, design professionals and specialty service providers give us an unparalleled knowledge of available technology, products and services.
Conventional Wisdom assists in identifying market potential and developing the right mix of facilities to meet that market demand. CW has assisted in developing and administering unique project delivery methods, from developer competitions to design/construction management with a guaranteed maximum price. Our staff also assists with identifying and procuring the furnishings, fixtures and equipment necessary to operate the facility.