Showfloor Buzz – December 12, 2017


EACA Launches Member Purchase Program

The EACA Purchasing Program has been officially launched!   The EACA Group Purchase program will allow members to take advantage of the combined purchasing power of our membership by obtaining better rates for the purchase of consumable items that are fundamental to their service offering.   EACA members can access the Purchase Program link on the home page and can begin shopping once you login.

EACA Purchase Program Webinar Scheduled for December 15

The EACA is producing its next webinar program on December 15,  2017 at 2:00pm ET, 1:00pm CT.

Jim Wurm of EACA and Melissa Lopez of Alpine Internet, developers of the EACA web site and the Purchase Program system, will provide instruction on all aspects of the online purchasing system,  including:

  • Online ordering only available to EACA members
  • How to Access the order form
  • How to locate product categories and individual products
  • Order confirmation emails
  • Order invoicing and delivery

Please RSVP your ability to attend as seating to the live event is limited to the first 25 registrants.   Once you register you will be sent a link to the online meeting room.   If your schedule doesn’t allow you to attend live you’re welcome to watch the recorded program whenever it’s convenient.


EACA Member News

Nth Degree and Zenith LaborNet Join Forces to Become Largest Trade Show Labor Contractor.  Nth Degree, a leading full-service global event marketing and labor management company, announces it has come to an agreement and intends to merge with Atlanta-based Zenith LaborNet effective January 1, 2018. The company will be headquartered in Nth Degree’s Duluth, GA office and will continue to operate in all the major convention cities across the country and the world.

Rich Ennis Joins Nth Degree as CEO.   Nth Degree, a leading full-service global event marketing and labor management company, announced the appointment of Rich Ennis as Chief Executive Officer. Based in Nth Degree’s corporate office in Atlanta, Georgia, Ennis will lead the organization as it embarks on a period of growth and expansion to better support its customers’ face-to-face marketing programs around the world.

MC2 Earns Honors Status in 28th Annual Galaxy Awards Competition   MC², a leader in exhibit, event and environment design and production, received an Honors Award in the Event Marketing category of the 28th Annual Galaxy Awards competition for its Toyota Motor North America brand experience.


Industry News

Effective January 1, 2018 ESCA WIS Badge REQUIRED for Entry into The San Diego Convention Center.   All contractors, suppliers, vendors, and EACs who work in the facility must be identified with the WIS Badge or the credential issued by the SDCCC.

Make Plans to Register for the Las Vegas Randy.   Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Las Vegas Randy.   The Las Vegas Randy, sponsored by the RSMGC Foundation, the EACA, and the EDPA Foundation, takes place on Sunday , February 25, 2018 in conjunction with ExhibitorLive.    The Las Vegas Randy, like other RSMGC events, will benefit families in the exhibition industry who have suffered severe tragedies or face insurmountable medical expenses. The commitment of the RSMGC is to provide financial and emotional support to all past and present recipients and their families.

The Las Vegas Randy will take place at Painted Desert Golf Club at 5555 Painted Mirage Rd. in Las Vegas during Exhibitor Week on Sunday, February 25. Shotgun start at 8:30am.  Buses will be provided from the Mandalay Bay on Sunday morning starting at 6:30am.  Golf registration includes golf, range balls, cart and lunch.