Showfloor Buzz – February 1, 2023


Celebrating 25 Years of the EACA.   This year, 2023, marks the 25th Anniversary of the formation of the EACA.    Our good friends at Exhibit City News will be helping us to celebrating this milestone by producing our 25th Anniversary Member Directory.    The Member Directory will chronicle the history of the EACA as well as the complete listing of all members and will be available for distribution as ExhibitorLive in Louisville this April.

Be sure to take advantage of the advertising opportunities as this Directory is sure to be popular with the industry at-large, as well as a great resource for exhibitors.

Contribute Your Data to the 2023 Salary Survey.  In response to the staffing challenges facing our entire indsutry, the EACA will be conducting a Salary Survey in January.  Please click the link provided to submit your data.   The survey is indexed by company size and service category.   All members who participate in the survey will receive a full report of the results.

EAC Registration Schedule.  EACA is supporting the following events with our EAC registration services:

Game Developers                Mar. 21-24              San Francisco
Enterprise Connect              Mar. 27-29              Orlando
Support World                      Apr. 30-May 5         Las Vegas
Channel Partners                 May 1-4                  Las Vegas

EACA Member News

Eagle Management Opens Phoenix Operations.  The Super Bowl isn’t the only big news “touching down” in Phoenix. Eagle has decided to expand their home team advantage by opening a base city of operation in Phoenix, AZ.

Eagle is excited to announce both the opening of Phoenix and to introduce you to their newest city manager, Anthony “Tony” Crise. Strategically this enables Eagle to round out their service offerings in the Southwest and enhance the depth of their national labor crew.

And just maybe to root on their namesake NFL team to victory on February 12.

EACA to Honor 25 Year members at Annual Conference.    The EACA will be honoring those companies that have been members in good standing for 25 years at ExhibitorLive.   This year’s list of loyal members have all been EACA members since 1998:

3D Exhibits                             Momentum Mgmt.
CORT                                     Muse Presentation
Czarnowski                             Nth Degree
Design Agency                       On Location
Eagle Management                Sho-Link
Elevation 3D                           Spectrum Show Services
Elite Tradeshow Svcs.            The Expo Group
Employco                                Transit Air Cargo
Exhibit City News                    United Bro. Carpenters
IUPAT                                      Willwork

Take Advantage of New Health Insurance Offering. The EACA has recently joined the Small Association Leadership Alliance (SALA) in order to take advantage of their health insurance programs which can offer discounts up to 50% of what companies and individuals typically pay for coverages with carriers like Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

Member companies, or individual employees of member companies, can enroll in the program.  Additional information on how members take advantage of these programs is on the EACA website.  Click on Healthcare Insurance for a program overview.  When you click on SALA Healthcare Program you will come to a page where you can see a link to Enroll Now.

If need assistance in getting your program set up there is a 24/7 Concierge Service to assist you.  

Just send an email to [email protected]

Industry News

Industry Leaders Share Trends/Predictions for 2023 <TSNN> “The general expectation among industry members is that 2023 will build on the industry’s performance in 2022 and bring continued recovery and growth, although we are also cognizant that a certain amount of uncertainty remains,” said David DuBois, president and CEO of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE). “We are cautiously optimistic to see the number of in-person shows continue to increase …  Read More.

ECA Kicks Off 2023 Policy Agenda <TSNN>  Following the swearing-in of the new Congress on Jan. 3, the Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance (ECA) announced its public policy priorities for 2023, reflected upon its advocacy accomplishments over its first two years and encouraged industry professionals to join its annual Legislative Action Day, which is returning to an in-person format this year in Washington, DC.

Founded in early 2021, ECA is an advocacy group for the face-to-face business events industry, designed to champion and support its recovery and advancement with legislators on Capitol Hill…
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Why Did FAA Cancel All Flights on Jan.11? <Meeting News>  Few travelers had ever heard of a Notice to Air Missions, or NOTAM, nor did they know that the system used to generate those notices could cause widespread travel misery. As they arrived at airports in the morning, they quickly found out.

The Federal Aviation Administration computer system that compiles and distributes essential safety information for pilots went kaput. That temporarily grounded all flights nationwide and touched off a cascading air traffic jam that will take at least a day to unclog. More than 1,300 flights were canceled and 9,000 delayed by early evening… Read More.

ExhibitorLive Will Take Place in 2023.  Mark Johnson, chairman and CEO of Minneapolis-based The STARGroup, recently confirmed that ExhibitorLive will take place in Louisville next April according to sources.   While this announcement has yet to be posted on their website, ExhibitorLive is scheduled to take place in Louisville on April 23-27, 2023 at the Kentucky International Convention Center.