Showfloor Buzz – May 1, 2024


EACA 2024 Salary Survey.  Throughout April we have been sending out information to all members about the 2024 Salary Survey.   The EACA Salary Survey is conducted annually to assist all members with the administration of employee compensation.   The results collected in the Salary Survey can be searched and compared to other companies of each member’s size and service category.

We appreciate all those members who have responded and remind everyone that individual responses are always kept. completely confidential.   All those who have responded will receive a complete summary of the results.

The Survey results will be distributed to all participating members the week of May 6.  If you have not received your survey results email by May 13 please email [email protected]

EACA & IFES to Sign Collaboration Agreement.  Following a meeting held on March 28th 2024 between EACA (Exhibitor Appointed Contractor Association) and Members of the Board of IFES (International Federation of Exhibition and Event
Services), the parties agreed, in principle, that EACA and IFES will come together in the form of a Strategic Partnership arrangement for three years from date of signing.  The signing is scheduled to take place on May 30 in Washington DC.

IFES is the International Federation of national associations and individual companies active in the design, conception, production and show services for temporary structures used at exhibitions and trade shows. It is the only organization dedicated to specific needs of exhibit designers and providers of tradeshow services.

Status of Labor Industry Webinar.  On May 21 Jim Wurm, Executive Director, will present a webinar on the State of the Labor Industry for the members of EDPA NW.    The webinar will include current labor industry information particularly as it relates to the production of trade shows and events.

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

The Plastics Show                 May 6-10                 Orlando
EBACE                                    May 28-30               Geneva, Switzerland
BIO Int’l Show                        June 3-6                   San Diego
Summer Fancy Foods           June 23-25               New York

Check out the New EACA Job Board.There is a new Job Board on the EACA web site to assist members identify, locate and hire key personnel needed for company growth.   Features of this new Job Board include email alerts to job seekers when new jobs are posted to the site.  Employers can also have their listing prioritized and advertised.

One piece of important advice from our friends and EACA member, Employco USA.   All job listings must begin to include pay ranges for the position posted.

Check out the new Job Board at

New Member Welcome

The EACA would like to welcome the following new members who have joined the EACA this past month.   We encourage all our existing members to reach out to those you know and make them feel welcome.

  • Exposervice USA                                                                            Kirill Pavlovksy
  • Great Lakes Exhibit Management                                                 William Macauley
  • XZIBIT Displays                                                                               Carlos Rivera

EACA Member News

EACA Members Are Encouraged to Obtain the 2023 Exhibitor Advocate Survey of Exhibition Rates.   EACA members can utilize this report to showcase their understanding of the importance of staying ahead of industry trends and equipping their partners with the tools they need to succeed. Not only will the report provide valuable information for exhibitors, but it will also position the EAC as an indispensable ally to their clients.

This year the survey’s scope has been expanded to include forklift and hanging sign rates.  The full report was crafted with the support and collaboration of Tradeshow Logic, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and independently verified by Evolio

The report costs $249.99 and can be downloaded on the Exhibitor Advocate website.

Employco USA Hires an HR Generalist   Employco USA is pleased to announce the hiring of Radka Hrabina, HR Generalist – With an extensive background in HR management and client services, Radka brings a wealth of experience to her new role. She will be responsible for client HR responsibilities including benefits administration, training, and employee relations.

Industry News

ECA Legislative Action Day Breaks Record   It’s official! With more than 120 industry leaders and advocates already registered, ECA Legislative Action Day 2024 will be the largest gathering of the business events industry on Capitol Hill ever!

Watch 2023 Video

What to expect: On May 30, industry leaders and advocates will meet with their lawmakers on Capitol Hill to advocate for 2 key        industry priorities:
– Eliminating visa backlogs and modernizing the visa processing system.
– Helping attract and retain the industry’s next generation workforce.

Just like last year, ECA will provide everything that you will need to raise your voice on behalf of the industry:

– Pre-event virtual policy briefings, talking points, training, and more
– Kick-off breakfast with deep dives on ECA’s top policy priorities
– Scheduled meetings on Capitol Hill with policymakers and their staff
– Post-event “Thank you!” reception with your peers and colleagues

There is still time to register: Click here to sign up for one of the few remaining spots to join your colleagues in Washington, DC        next month.

Exhibitor Advocate Partners with IAEE on Exhibitor Relations  The Exhibitor Advocate has partnered with IAEE to present the Exhibitor Relations CEM provided in June and October this year. We developed this course for show organizers to better understand the challenges their exhibitors face and provide real-world solutions that enhance the exhibiting experience in addition to driving long-term success for the organizers.

This course will cover:
  • The differences between show rules, venue rules and union rules.
  • What show organizers can negotiate with their suppliers to address exhibitor pain points.
  • The importance of exhibitors having the ability to bring all their equipment, products, etc. to create a compelling experience for attendees.
  • How to create open, candid and constructive communication between show organizers and their exhibitors.

ExhibitorGroup Issues Call for Speaker Proposals  Exhibitor Group is now accepting applications for new sessions and speakers at the following education events:

  • EXHIBITOR Education Week in Las Vegas, NV, to be held Monday, July 15 – Friday, July 19, 2024. Complete submissions will only be accepted through Wednesday, May 1, 2024.
  • EXHIBITORLIVE in San Antonio, TX, to be held Sunday, March 16 – Wednesday, March 19, 2025. Complete submissions will only be accepted through Friday, July 12, 2024.
  • EXHIBITOR eTrak Online Learning, offered each month on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Complete submissions will be accepted through December 31, 2024, and if selected, will be held in 2024 or 2025.