Changing Places


Elizabeth C. Collins has joined the Newport Exhibition Group as an exhibitor sales account executive.

Collins, of Newport, R.I., is a Boston College graduate who has worked in the marine industry for 13 years, including positions with North Sails, Brooks Marine Group and, most recently, Southern Spars Service US in Portsmouth, R.I.

She will be responsible for maintaining relationships with current and past exhibitors at the group’s marine industry shows, developing new clients, and coordinating the stage-in and stage-out activities of all exhibitors during the shows.

NEG is the producer of marine trade/consumer shows that include the Newport International Boat Show, which is held in September; the Providence Boat Show, sponsored by the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association, which is held in January; and the Newport Charter Yacht Show, which is held in June.

NEG is a division of The Newport Yachting Center Special Events & Marina, which produces large-scale and more intimate events, including concerts and comedy shows, festivals, boat shows, trade shows, rendezvous, art shows, weddings and other private events at the Yachting Center on America’s Cup Avenue in Newport. NEG and the Yachting Center are owned by Newport Harbor Corp.


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