YEN Live Chat – Joe Opperman

Dan Ingber, Vice President, Government and Legal Affairs

SEMA YEN Presents a Live Chat with Joe Opperman, Executive Director of Iola, one of the largest and most historic classic car show’s and swap meets in America. This Live Chat is an open Q&A where you will have a chance to communicate directly with Joe as he answers questions regarding the value of exhibiting, engaging and marketing at consumer events. Please join the Live Chat on YEN’s Facebook page on April 17th at 12pm PT and come ready with questions to tap into Joe’s expertise!

At the age of 34, Joe is the youngest Executive Director ever to serve at the Iola Car Show. He is credited with being a catalyst for modernizing and rejuvenating the nearly 50-year old show. Iola Old Car Show, Inc. is a non-profit, small budget organization, operated in the tiny Wisconsin town of Iola, population 1,301. The nationally recognized show, which dates back to 1972, annually hosts more than 100,000 attendees over three days in July. 

Joe credits the team around him and before him at the show for the continued success of the organization. The Iola Car Show has a small year-round staff and relies on thousands of volunteers to execute the event each year. The organization has given back more than $8.4 million to more than 130 different civic organizations in recent years.  

Date / Time: 
Friday, April 17, 2020 - 12:00pm to 12:15pm
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