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Women In Exhibitions ~ 2nd Annual Breakfast Event

February 6th, 2019 COMMENTS
Women in Exhibition Breakfast Meeting at EXHIBITORLIVE 2019

Las Vegas, NV, February 2019 – The 2nd Annual Women In Exhibitions Breakfast will be held at EXHIBITORLIVE in the Connection Zone, February 26, 2019 from 8-10 am. This once a year opportunity brings women in the Exhibition and Event industry together to discuss challenges and success strategies, network with peers, and make new contacts.

Cost of admission includes a buffet breakfast and a special presentation from international speaker and best-selling author Sandy Jones-Kaminski. As a mentor and coach with 20+ years of marketing and business development experience, Sandy helps professionals, entrepreneurs, and business owners grow their own careers through proactive personal branding, online and offline networking activities. Sandy’s presentation will illuminate strategies for making the most of the Women In Exhibitions mentorship program and more.

Here’s What Last Year’s Attendees are Saying about the Event:

“It was empowering to be sitting in a room full of women who were actively pursuing their careers in the exhibit industry. There’s nothing quite like being with a group of career-oriented women who want to see each other succeed. I am already excited to attend this event next year.” — Jessica Diers, Diers Exhibit

“The breakfast was the highlight of my experience at the show, and I am so glad the Design Factory could be a part of it. I feel the event was a wonderful opportunity for so many women to meet, mingle, and share ideas. I hope to participate in the future.” — Chris Harvey, The Design Factory, Las Vegas

“From the initial meeting of Women in Exhibitions in Tucson in 2002, I have had the opportunity to attend many WIE meetings. The breakfast event at EXHIBITORLIVE 2018 was amazing. There were many bright, enthusiastic, experienced women sharing information and ideas. Having a guest speaker was a bonus, especially since it was interesting. I was able to connect with several women, which will be of benefit to my business. Bottom line is that it was the best meeting we have ever had for WIE.” — Jocelyn Welles, Exhibit Expressions

Register Now:

Early bird tickets are on sale now for $30, and there’s an option to sponsor a student ticket for the same price. Space is limited, purchasing tickets in advance is STRONGLY recommended. Ticket prices go up on the day of the event.

Many thanks to our Sponsors for making the 2nd Annual Women In Exhibitions Breakfast possible:

  • Diamond Sponsors: EXHIBITOR Media Group, Classic Exhibits Inc.
  • Platinum Sponsors: Optima Graphics, Exhibit Concepts
  • Gold Sponsors: Access TCA, Live Marketing, Highmark Tech, Pinnacle Exhibits, ProExhibits, Skyline-Holt, AFR Furniture Rental, Brumark, and Condit
  • Silver Sponsors: Exhibit Expressions and Steelhead Productions  

If you would like more information about this event, please call Katina Rigall Zipay at 503.652.2100 x 215 or email katina@classicexhibits.com.

Our Five Finalists for EXHIBITOR Magazine’s Portable Modular Awards

December 14th, 2018 COMMENTS

Every year since 2014, EXHIBITOR Magazine honors design excellence in portable, modular, and system exhibits with the Portable Modular Awards (PMAs).

And each year, we look forward to seeing which of our projects will be chosen, either as finalists or as winners for these prestigious honors. We have 5 Finalists up for awards, the second highest in the PMA program!

Best 10-by-10-Foot ExhibitNuNaturals

Portable Modular Awards Finalist

As soon as we built this brilliant booth for the healthy sweetener brand NuNaturals, we knew it was a contender for a PMA award. With a large lightbox to pull customers in, seating that doubles as storage, custom lightweight details like the Sintra profile of a girl on a bike (NuNaturals icon), and the ability to expand to larger size booth spaces, it exemplifies how a modular design doesn’t have to be a cookie cutter design.

Best 10-by-10-Foot ExhibitVerity

Portable Modular Award Finalist

To compliment Classic Exhibits Extrusion lightboxes, Verity Solutions’ added wood frames and achieved an upscale design that retains the benefits of a modular booth. Interchangeable graphics for each lightbox allow specific messaging for each show, and the cantilevered reception counter and privacy wall can be swapped out with a demo or a seated discussion lounge.

Best 10-by-10-Foot ExhibitOcean Infinity

Portable Modular Award Finalist

Ocean Infinity’s clean aesthetic attracts attention through its simplicity, and the PMA judges have been known to favor simply beautiful designs such as this. Backlit logo’s and glossy laminate do mix with reconfigurable panels!

Best Inline ExhibitEco-Systems Sustainable Exhibits

Eco-systems Sustainable Portable Modular Award Finalist

Eco-Systems is always raising the bar in modular exhibits. This year their own EXHIBITORLIVE booth caught the eye of the PMA judges with LED backlit graphics, a custom working waterfall tower, CNC canopy with a 3D logo header, reclaimed wood, and recycled aluminum components. Boxed water was a giveaway that doubled as an interesting design component in the booth.

Best Island Exhibit 600 to 1,000 square feet – Peraton 20×30

Portable Modular Award Finalist

The Peraton booth proves that custom details can be modular too! Notice the custom shaped hanging sign with 3D logo and backlighting. It makes a huge statement, but packs down very small. Also note the semiprivate conference space, the powder-coated white extrusions hold LED accent lighting – beautiful AND lightweight AND modular. No wonder the judges chose this as a top design.

In addition to being eligible for awards in their individual categories, these designs are also eligible for a biggie: THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD…determined by YOU!

There is a two-month window where each computer, smartphone, and tablet is allowed to register 1 vote per day. Last year we won this award, and we are looking for a repeat victory! It’s time to VOTE every day from now until EXHIBITORLIVE (end of Feb) on all your devices!

Vote at this link: http://www.exhibitoronline.com/awards/pma/peopleschoice-vote.asp

And remember, they move the images around each time the page is refreshed.

Happy Voting!!

Katina Rigall Zipay
Creative Director, Classic Exhibits Inc.
katina@classicexhibits.com

Women in Exhibition (WIE) Mentorship Program and Survey

April 18th, 2018 COMMENTS

WIEBlog

WIE Mentoring Program

Good morning! As many of you know, I am a leader in the Women in Exhibition (WIE) group. Our group held a very successful meeting in Las Vegas in February.

In an effort to continue connecting women in our industry, we are announcing a mentorship program. There is no obligation to participate, but we’ve heard from women, in all facets of our industry, who would enjoy sharing their experience and guiding other women toward success. Men are welcome to be mentors too. Personally, I’ve had several really helpful mentors in this industry who have been men. Please contact me directly if you are interested.

Start by participating in this quick survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WIEmentorship

Thanks so much, and let me know if you have any questions!

Katina Rigall Zipay
Creative Director, Classic Exhibits Inc.
katina@classicexhibits.com

Women in Exhibition at EXHIBITORLIVE | Post-Event Review

March 26th, 2018 COMMENTS

WIEBlog

“It was empowering to be sitting in a room full of women who were actively pursuing their careers in the exhibit industry. There’s nothing quite like being with a group of career-oriented women who want to see each other succeed. I am already excited to attend this event next year.”

Jessica Diers
Diers Exhibit

To all the women who participated in the Women In Exhibitions event at EXHIBITORLIVE… THANK YOU! It was the most successful meeting we’ve had with 100+ women in attendance. We gathered Tuesday morning at Border Grill in Mandalay Bay for a delicious breakfast and discovered “How to Design Our Lives to Flourish” with Guest Speaker Lynette Xanders. What an energizing way to start the second day of the show!

“It was a pleasure co-sponsoring the WIE Breakfast this year at Exhibitor in Las Vegas. The breakfast was the highlight of my experience at the show, and I am so glad the Design Factory could be a part of it. I feel the event was a wonderful opportunity for so many women to meet, mingle, and share ideas. Thank you for including us in the event, and I hope to participate in the future.”

Chris Harvey
The Design Factory, Las Vegas

Having a booth at the show was also new for us as well, giving considerably more visibility to our organization. Hundreds of women stopped by to ask for more information and sign up for our mentorship program. In the next week, I will be sending out a short survey to the women who expressed interest, identifying the type of mentorship they would be willing to provide or are looking to receive. If you would like to participate in the survey and learn more about this program, send me an e-mail and I’ll add you to the list.

“From the initial meeting of Women in Exhibitions in Tucson, I have had the opportunity to attend many WIE meetings. The breakfast event at EXHIBITORLIVE 2018 was amazing. There were many bright, enthusiastic, experienced women sharing information and ideas. Having a guest speaker was a bonus, especially since it was interesting. I was able to connect with several women, which will be of benefit to my business.

Bottom line is that it was the best meeting we have ever had for WIE.”

Jocelyn Welles
Exhibit Expressions

This year we took huge steps in our mission to reach and help more women in the event and exhibition industry. Because of the success of our event, there is already more interest in sponsoring the event next year, as well as volunteers to physically help manage the event and staff our booth at the show.

Do you want to get involved? Do you have questions or suggestions? We will begin planning soon, so let me know if you have interest in sponsoring or volunteering.  My e-mail address is katina@classicexhibits.com.

Thanks again to Mirror Show Management, Access TCA, Design Factory, Xzibits, and Optima for sponsoring the breakfast event. Thank you to Classic Exhibits, Classic Rental Solutions, Five Inc., Angles on Design, Xpert Trade Show Carpet, and EXHIBITOR for providing the booth space and all the beautiful pieces that made the booth stand out. You were all so generous. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Katina Rigall Zipay
Creative Director, Classic Exhibits Inc.
katina@classicexhibits.com

Women In Exhibitions at EXHIBITORLIVE 2018

January 31st, 2018 COMMENTS

Women in Exhibitions 2018

Calling All Women In Exhibitions! This year, we’re planning two ways to make our 2018 EXHIBITORLIVE show experience more accessible and meaningful than ever before. You will not want to miss out on these opportunities to discuss challenges and success strategies, network with peers, and make new contacts you can count on.

Breakfast Meeting

Join your female colleagues in the Exhibition and Event industry at this breakfast meeting on Tuesday morning, February 27, from 8-10 am at Border Grill (Mandalay Bay). Breakfast and roundtable discussions focused on topics such as Vocalizing Your Need for Respect, Wage Gap and Negotiating, Work/Life Balance for Working Moms are sponsored by MirrorShow Management, AccessTCA, and Design Factory. Our special guest speaker Lynette Xanders of Wild Alchemy will address female leadership and entrepreneurship (sponsored by Pinnacle Exhibits).

Seating is limited so get your tickets before they are gone! [https://tinyurl.com/ycoc9hhs]

EXHIBITORLIVE Booth #1955

We will also have a physical space in the show hall. Stop by booth #1955 for more networking all show long. Thanks to our in-kind donors:

  • Classic Exhibits for the booth structure
  • Angles on Design for the furniture
  • Xpert Trade Show Carpet for the flooring
  • Graphic design by WIE member Glenna Martin
  • Graphic printing by Five Inc.
  • Special thank you to EXHIBITORLIVE for the booth space to promote Women In Exhibitions!

If you have questions, please contact me (Katina Rigall Zipay) at Katina@classicexhibits.com. I look forward to seeing you at the breakfast and on the show floor.