Maintaining Employee Morale

Event Details

COVID-19 has paralyzed the exhibits and events industry and, as a result, has put exhibit and event contractors at a standstill forcing them to layoff or furlough their employees.    Yet, while undertaking these necessary but painful steps with their employees company executives are also aware that this pandemic will pass at some point and they will need the skills, expertise and experience of those who aren’t currently actively employed.

This program will discuss ways that company leaders are addressing the needs of their employees, both present and future, and what they are doing to maintain a level of connection and engagement that will make the ramping up process in the future more manageable.

Some probable questions are:

  • What decisions have you had to make regarding your employees at present?
  • Will the PPP provisions of the CARES Act play into your employee levels moving forward?
  • What is your company doing to maintain some level of connection with those that you’ve had to layoff or furlough?
  • What other ideas do you have around employee morale?

hosted by Jim Wurm, Executive Director


  • Steve Johnson, President, Renaissance Management
  • Chris Griffin, President, TS Crew
  • Kevin Carty, Executive Vice President, Classic Exhibits
  • Tara Higgins, CEO, Hargrove, Inc.