[Podcast] Easing the Blow of Unionized Labor By Better Communication With Your Exhibitors

February 12, 2020

 Life is full of weighing the good with the bad and analyzing the benefits versus the costs. It’s a constant series of trade-offs. Let me give you a scenario… As a Show Manager, you have done your research and as a result, found the best host city for your show. And the venue is …

Loss Prevention At Your Trade Show

September 18, 2019

Why do so many of us focus on eating right, finding time to visit the gym, and listening to our bodies? I think that, in part, it’s because intuitively we all know that prevention is better than whatever remedy we would need to implement should we neglect to care for ourselves; the aftermath is always …

Trade Show Flooring: More Than Meets the Eye

June 5, 2019

It’s no surprise that when it comes to trade show aesthetics, flooring often comes last on the list of priorities. It’s not flashy and it doesn’t grab your attention like bright lights or a strategically placed digital display…flooring seems like a downright snoozefest in comparison. So I’m writing this in an effort to shift your …

Comprehensive RFP’s Payoff

May 1, 2019

As a child, I remember being told on more than one occasion to always dot my i’s and cross my t’s before calling something done. It was a gentle reminder to always pay careful attention to every detail, no matter how seemingly inconsequential. No doubt it elicited an eye roll or two from me. But …

What You Need to Know About Union Labor at Your Trade Show

November 14, 2018

Dealing with labor unions at trade shows is as ubiquitous as fortune cookies are with Chinese take-out. Just as you can anticipate reading a new fortune with your order, you should always anticipate and plan for a union presence at your show. Having to deal with unions is just a part of running trade shows. …

5 Types Of Trade Show Contractors

October 11, 2018

Running a successful trade show can only happen when everyone involved understands the unique role they play and the roles of everyone else involved. It’s important that you recognize who the players are and what they do.

Should You Get Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM)?

April 25, 2018

If you are on the fence about whether or not you should take continuing education courses, welcome to the club.  It can be a big decision. There are so many factors to take into consideration like cost and time. And is it really worth the brain stamina? Unfortunately, there is no “right” answer – this …

Insights From The Experts: Mark Staples

April 4, 2018

At Jacoby Expo, we value the insight that leading experts in our industry have to offer. That’s why we are excited to announce a feature on our blog we are calling, Insight From The Experts. 

Why Your Exhibitors Should Use Exhibitor Appointed Contractors

April 26, 2017

An important aspect of any management position is the intrinsic ability to instruct those who look to you for guidance. As the manager of a trade show, the advice and knowledge you pass on to your exhibitors are indispensable. Understanding the working relationships among all the various contractors can be confusing and difficult to navigate, …

The Importance of Finding the Right General Service Contractor for Your Next Expo

January 8, 2016

The general service contractor is hugely important to the set up of your trade show. Their responsibilities are numerous – the general service contractor has to inspect the site of the trade show, prepare several versions of the show’s floor layout and exhibit placement, generate an exhibitor services manual, obtain approval from the fire marshal …