Megan Reilly and Troy Durst are event industry veterans with more than 40 years of combined experience creating successful trade shows and conferences across various business and consumer sectors.
They have managed and produced high profile events such as the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, NeoCon World’s Trade Fair portfolio, Art Chicago, Chicago Design Show, Decorex USA, One-of-a-Kind Show and other industry leading shows throughout North America.
Megan launched WestEdge Design Fair in 2013, based on client demand for a high-end design show to connect with the growing West Coast market.
She is a creative and innovative marketing professional with a track record of building brand recognition and revenue growth within the event industry. Her experience runs the gamut, from marketing and sales, to creative brand activations, programming and project management. Megan is involved with several organizations including the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Women in Luxury Design (W.I.L.D.), the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, and has served on the steering and host committees for DIFFA’s DINING BY DESIGN and NYCXDesign.
Troy is a seasoned show veteran and avid entrepreneur. He leads his own boutique business development firm where he has been a catalyst as co-founder, investor, and advisor to early-stage event tech companies, holding leadership roles at Lygase RFID, DSK Technologies, and I-ON Analytics. Troy’s career has also involved advising international entrepreneurial creatives in design, film & music, and art arenas, to drive strategic growth through experiential events and international inward/outward collaborations.
Troy excels at driving operational excellence, delivering unique experiential environments, and building strategic collaborations. In working in every facet of the business, he brings a unique 360o insight to creating the “total show experience” to WestEdge.