Showfloor Buzz – May 15, 2018


EACA Offers 6 Months of Free Advertising.   The EACA has recently introduced its brand new Exhibitor Resource Guide and, as a special promotion, is offering 6 months of free advertising, on a first-come, first-served basis, to 4 lucky members.   A free advertising package will be offered to the first Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum member company that responds – one in each member level.    Click the line to learn more about the Exhibitor Resource Advertising program.

Scaling Your Business Webinar Scheduled for May 18.  Dan Greene of Nolan Advisory will be presenting the next EACA webinar on May 18, 2018.     Having previously presented the webinar on Cash Flow Management, Dan will now discuss business strategies and thought processes for scaling your business.   Dan has observed that too often companies grow to a certain level and then stop because the owners do not want to invest in a structure for future growth.   This webinar will discuss limitations of this thought process.

View this program by clicking on this webcast link and learn how It can be nurtured and dramatically increased.

EACA Webinar Viewing Stats.  Since being posted to the EACA website, EACA webinars have been viewed more than 300 times with the Cash Flow Management webinar leading the way (218 views).   The EACA Purchasing Program (63 views) is the second most viewed program with Employee Engagement (54 views) in third.  Be sure to check out the complete library of EACA webcasts soon!

Your EACA membership at work.  Recently EACA announced that it had negotiated an agreement on behalf of all members to take advantage of the Master Agreement offer with GES.   GES has hired a third party company to process COIs for their shows at a cost of $21 per COI.   But thanks to the new Master Agreement offered to EACA members, you can now post one COI annually.   This program will not only save EACA members money it will also save your staff much time and effort.   If you haven’t already taken advantage of the Master Agreement offer please email [email protected] for more details.


EACA Member News

On Location Hires Jennifer Anderton.   On Location, a nationwide provider of labor and management services for exhibits, events and environments, has hired Jennifer Anderton as an account executive. An industry veteran with more than 20 years of I&D experience, Anderton’s primary responsibilities will focus on new business development and customer acquisition




Industry News

Shareholders Give Go Ahead for $5.5 Billion Informa Buy of UBM.  <TSNN>  After a shareholder vote in which 99 percent voted in favor of approval, Informa’s $5.5 billion valued deal to buy UBM was given the greenlight, creating the largest trade show company in the world.  “We are encouraged by the strong support from shareholders of both companies for this combination, which will create a leading, international B2B Information Services Group,” said Stephen A. Carter, Informa’s CEO.

Freeman Acquires Australia-based Registration Company Info Salons Group.  <TSNN>   Dallas-based Freeman bought Sydney, Australia-based Info Salon Group led by CEO Jo-Anne Kelleway, an event technology solutions company that focuses on online and onsite registration, as well as data tracking and capture.

Exhibitions Day Scheduled for June 5-6, 2018.  <TSNN>    For the fifth consecutive year, Industry representatives will gather on June 5-6, 2018 for Exhibitions Day on Capitol Hill, where they’ll meet with government officials to advocate on behalf of the U.S. exhibitions industry.

The specific topics and pieces of legislation that will be discussed this year are still in development, as the political and legislative landscape continues to change by the hour. However, attendees can anticipate the issues will fall within the following broader topics:

  • Travel Facilitation – The U.S. percentage of global travel fell from 13.6 percent to 11.9 percent this year – the first drop after more than a decade of consistent growth.
  • Safety and Security
  • Infrastructure Investment – The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) predicts that the U.S. economy will lose nearly $4 trillion in GDP between 2016 and 2025 if investment gaps are not addressed.
  • Online Booking Scams – Upwards of 15 million fraudulent bookings are caused by these scams, resulting in more than $1.3 billion in lost revenue for hotels and money from consumers.