Showfloor Buzz – March 15, 2018


Employee Engagement Webcast on Friday, March 23

Jason Eisenhut, VP Human Resources for Employco will present a webinar on Employee Engagement on Friday, March 23.    Employee engagement is a workplace approach resulting in the right conditions for all members of an organization to give of their best each day, committed to their organization’s goals and values, and motivated to contribute to organizational success, with an enhanced sense of their own well-being.   Employee engagement is based on trust, integrity, two way commitment and communication between an organization and its members. It is an approach that increases the chances of business success, contributing to organizational and individual performance, productivity and well-being. It can be measured. It varies from poor to great.

In this program learn how It can be nurtured and dramatically increased;

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 Joins UBM Americas in Safety Initiative

The EACA was recently made aware that UBM has created a new initiative to improve safety at all its shows by requesting that each EAC provide show management with a copy of their current workers comp experience MOD.  If the MOD rate is in excess of 1.4 the EAC in question would not be allowed to work the show.

Recognizing that the publishers of experience MOD rates specifically state that these numbers are not a reputable indication of safety (as opposed to its defined purpose which determines premium rates), the EACA reached out to UBM to offer its support and expertise to assist with creating a heightened awareness about safety during move-in and move-out.

The first two UBM events impacted by this effort are Enterprise Connect in Orlando and Game Developers in San Francisco.    All EACA members are requested to support show floor safety efforts by not only your usual safety briefings at the beginning of each work day but to also be on the lookout to stop and correct any unsafe showfloor behavior you may come across.

New Safety Protocols for SOFIC 2018

EACA has been requested to notify all members of new security protocols for SOFIC 2018.

EAC/I&D houses will be able to check in at a security desk on the loading dock at their scheduled/targeted booth move in times. Security will be provided a list of approved EAC’s based on the companies that have sent certificates of insurance to Arata Expositions, Inc. and NDIA.  If an EAC form and certificate of insurance has not been provided to Arata Expositions or NDIA, the EAC and I&D house personnel will not be allowed access into the exhibit hall.   Please see page 37 of the exhibitor service manual for EAC instructions and deadline dates.  If the company is on the approved list, EAC supervisors and all labor personnel will receive security wristbands that must be worn at all times during move in and move out.

Wristbands will be different colors on each day and must be picked up daily at the security desk located on the loading dock. EAC/I&D supervisors are responsible for verifying that all personnel authorized to work for the company are wearing the security wristbands.

Should an EAC need to be on the show floor past 10:00 PM on Monday night, they will be required to register at the main registration desk and obtain a conference badge to access the show floor. Wristbands will not gain you access to the show floor during show days until move out begins.

Take Advantage of the Member Purchase Program

The EACA Purchasing Program is now available.   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 Member News

Elevation 3D Acquires Exhibit Fair International.   As of February 20, Elevation 3D signed a binding agreement to acquire Exhibit Fair International, Inc, a Las Vegas-based design, production and face-to-face marketing and trade show exhibit company.  “The acquisition of EFI will enable Elevation3D to better service its clients from coast-to-coast and expand EFI’s business on the East Coast,” says President Ken Karns. “We have partnered with the EFI team for several years on numerous projects and are thrilled to bring this talented group of people under the Elevation3D umbrella.” The full-service sales, design, production offices and warehouses will be maintained in both Boston and Las Vegas and the entity will operate under the Elevation3D brand.

Local 631 Opens New Training Center.  The Convention & Training Program for Teamsters Local 631 in Las Vegas will be hosting the Grand Opening of its new Training Center on March 28.   The Board of Trustees, the Convention & Training ProgramTraining Director and Staff will open its doors to showcase their new facility for their training program.

Employco USA promotes three team members and hires a new employee.   Employco USA, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of three of its staff members. Offering human resource solutions for national trade show companies, Employco saves clients time and money by reducing workers’ compensation premiums and outsourcing payroll processing and union fringe reporting.  In January of this year, Employco promoted:Michael E. Dougala to Chief Financial Officer – Mike has been with the company for 17 years, and most
recently moved up from the title of Controller. Lauren Baldwin to Payroll Supervisor – Lauren has been with the company for over 11 years, as of last October, and was previously a Payroll Technician. Brittany Wilkey to HR Generalist – Brittany is coming up on her 2nd year with the company, and is moving up from her prior role as an HR Coordinator.   Employco also recently welcomed a new member to the team: Chrissie O’Connell, Payroll Technician – Chrissie will be responsible for processing payroll for Employco client accounts.


Industry News

Boston Teamsters Local 25 Offers New Training Program.  In an effort to attract more world class tradeshows to Boston, Teamsters Local 25 has introduced a tradeshow worker training program, the first ever for the Boston trade show industry, that aims to create a more skilled workforce to serve the city’s exhibition and event industry.

WIS Badge Required for Entry to Salt Palace Convention Center.   Effective April 2, 2018, the Salt Palace will transition to the ESCA Exhibition Industry Worker Identification System WIS Badge.