Showfloor Buzz – May 1, 2023


EACA Celebrates 25 Years at ExhibitorLive.    The EACA celebrated its 25th Anniversary at ExhibitorLive in Louisville, KY on April 24.     The celebration included a reception for all EACA members in attendance and included a special honoring of those members who have supported the EACA since its inception.

EACA gives special thanks to our 25th Anniversary sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor

Gold Sponsors
Employco USA
Eastern Regional Council of Carpenters

Silver Sponsor
Commercial Collection Corp.

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

EACA Board Meets at ExhibitorLive  The EACA Board met in Louisville at ExhibitorLive.    Key topics of discussion included a review of current initiatives and a discussion of current challenges members are facing.

Current initiatives include:
– Working with EDPA on developing our Future Workforce
– Updating the EACA member Code of Conduct
– Creating annual agreements with Freeman and Hargrove so EACA members can file COIs once annually
– Finalizing the 2023 EACA Salary Survey
– Renewing efforts to finish the EACA App for members

Current challenges include:
– EAC Fees
– Staff shortages persist

EACA 2023 Salary Survey.   The EACA has finalized its 2023 Salary Survey  and is now available to all members who participated.   If you missed out you can still submit your data and an updated report will be forwarded to you.

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

Support World                      Apr. 30-May 5         Las Vegas
Channel Partners                 May 1-4                  Las Vegas
BIO Industry Show               June 8-11                Boston
Summer Fancy Foods         June 25-27              New Yori

EACA Member News

Exhibit City News Hires 2 Industry Veterans <Exhibit City News>  Exhibit City News (ECN) appoints Lisa “Li” Jackson (on left) as Digital Editor of the 29 years old magazine. She will work directly with Don Svehla as the interim Managing Editor to continue the vision and legacy of the highly respected news organization.

To continue the growth of ECN, Ashley Sou (on right) has been appointed as Sales Executive. She is responsible for our digital and print publication sales, as well as client relations. Her expertise in social media marketing and digital integration will ignite our clients into the 21st century.

Brumark Welcome Pierson Back  <Exhibit City News>  Brumark welcomes Alec Pierson back to Brumark and Exploring, Inc. as their new National Account Executive. With his deep understanding of the trade show and event industry and his commitment to providing exceptional service, they are confident that Alec will help them continue to deliver total flooring solutions that sets Brumark apart.

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

DuBois to Retire from IAEE <TSNN>  After 11 years as president and CEO of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE), David DuBois will retire effective Dec. 31, 2023.

DuBois will lead the association through its strategic growth initiatives in 2023 and continue to build on his legacy of advancing IAEE’s mission and member community.

Kentucky Reverses Course on Sales Tax <TSNN>  The Kentucky General Assembly has passed legislation that includes a revision (from 6% to 0%) to the commonwealth’s sales tax on exhibit and sponsor space rental for face-to-face business events. Signed into law by Governor Andy Beshear on March 24, it states that business event organizers will be exempt from charging sales tax to their exhibitors and sponsors, essentially reversing a new 6% tax that went into effect on Jan. 1.

TSNN Launches Exhibitor News Network <TSNN> TSNN the top online news source for the trade show industry, launched Exhibitor News Network (ENN), a new website, e-newsletter and social channels for exhibit management and event marketing professionals who participate in U.S. exhibition industry, valued at the $101 billion, according to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR). Exhibitors represent 70% of the revenues generated from the trade show industry, CEIR research finds..