Announcing Shepard and Grip's partnership

Shepard Introduces AI-Enabled Networking Solution with Grip

ATLANTA, GA – Shepard, an industry-leading event production provider, is pleased to announce its collaboration with Grip, an AI-powered event platform designed to facilitate business connections.  

Grip’s AI algorithms and intuitive mobile app empower event organizers to facilitate highly personalized networking opportunities, streamline attendee interactions, and build long-lasting business relationships. Through this collaboration, Shepard’s clients gain access to Grip’s advanced platform, enabling them to maximize engagement, drive strategic connections, and elevate the overall impact of their events. 

By leveraging Grip’s intelligent technology, event organizers can match attendees based on shared interests, goals, and compatibility, ensuring valuable networking opportunities. The platform’s user-friendly interface and real-time analytics provide organizers with valuable insights, enabling them to optimize event strategies and deliver tailored experiences that resonate with attendees. 

“We are thrilled to partner with Shepard, a respected leader in the event production industry,” says Tim Groot, Founder and CEO of Grip. “Our shared commitment to innovation and exceptional client service makes this collaboration a natural fit. Together, we will empower event organizers to unlock the full potential of their events, fostering meaningful connections that drive business success.”

About Shepard 

Shepard is a nationwide event production company with a rich legacy dating back to 1905. Specializing in corporate events, trade shows, conferences, and exhibits, Shepard is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and fostering connections through innovative event solutions. With a comprehensive suite of services and an employee-ownership model, Shepard is a trusted leader in producing memorable event experiences. To learn more about Shepard, please visit

About Grip

Grip is the AI-powered event platform built for business relationships. It helps event organizers like SXSW, RX and Clarion Events establish, maintain and track relationships between participants over multiple events. This is possible because Grip goes beyond networking. It combines AI with billions of interactions happening across the platform and an intuitive mobile event app, so participants meet the right people at the right time. This results in organizers benefiting from better event satisfaction scores, increased growth and ultimately, higher revenues. To learn more about Grip, please visit

Shepard is a full-service event production company. We design, develop and manage trade shows, corporate and other events throughout the U.S.