About Us

KM Headshotthe next great event is a full-service event planning and association management company headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. the next great event is owned and operated by Kerrell Dunsmore, who has been serving the hospitality industry for over 20 years. We have an extensive background in meeting planning, conference management and special event production, as well as a strong knowledge of the event industry and great relationships with venues and other event suppliers.

Kerrell is a Founding Board Member of ILEA AZ (International Live Events Association, Arizona Chapter), is the current president of HSMAI AZ (Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International, Arizona Chapter).

Our current roster of clients includes:

  • American Fisheries Society
  • World Fisheries Congress
  • American Society of Mammalogists
  • Mountain States Ground Water Expo
  • The Wildlife Society
  • KUBRA, A Hearst Company
  • Show Ready Events/FIRST Robotics Competition
                                Kerrell Dunsmore   GEO (Great Event Organizer)   the next great event   Phone: 619-990-4172   Kerrell@thenextgreatevent.com