On November 3-4, Classic Exhibits hosted a delightful group of attendees and sponsors at Shared Knowledge University 2022. Was it crazy at times? Yes. But we “powered through it” and everyone graduated with honors.
Our sincere thanks to all the attendees and to our sponsors — CORT, Brumark, Eagle Management, and Tive. If you’re wondering, “Was I really in Portland for two days? And did I embarrassed myself?” Well, we have the photos to prove it. You would be wise to order significantly more from Classic Exhibits in 2023… unless you want us to sharethem. Capiche! 😊
The Exhibit Industry’s Premier Training Program is Back — Shared Knowledge University. Join us for two days of training, entertaining, and (possible) raining in beautiful Portland, OR. Registration is capped at 40 attendees.
Be warned… It’s an intense experience, including interactive classroom sessions, product assembly competitions, vendor presentations, and America’s Best IPA and Pinot Noir. Even our drinking water is amazing!
Contact Jen, Tom, or Harold for details ASAP. See below to register for SKU.
In Dusseldorf at EuroShop? Kevin Carty and Katina Rigall Zipay are there too. They will be walking the floor and connecting with colleagues at the EDPA booth, along with meeting our European partners in Germany and France. And, if all goes as planned, they will share photos and their reactions in several blog posts and on Instagram. See Photos #1, Photos #2, and Photos #3.
Feel free to contact Kevin or Katina if you would like to chat with them while they’re at EuroShop. Or just arrange to meet them in the mannequin hall, the creepiest hall at EuroShop.
Do you remember when EXHIBITOR announced the 2020 date for EXHIBITORLIVE and you were puzzled by the late March date? We were, but now were delighted since it’s crazy busy at Classic Exhibits. That’s not to say, we aren’t checking off our EXHIBITORLIVE tasks. Here are a few things to expect from us.
We’ll have two booths this year — #220 (10 x 30) and #242 (10 x 15), both perimeter spaces. There’s a reason for this, which you’ll just have to discover at the show. 😉
Classic Exhibits is sponsoring the 2020 Annual Portable Modular Awards. You are invited to attend as our guest. It will be held on Tuesday after show hours. Also, are you STILL voting on the People’s Choice Award? Don’t make us nag!
Interested in attending the Women in Exhibitions Breakfast? Contact Katina or register here. Seats are limited so early registration is strongly encouraged.
Would you like to schedule a meeting with us at the show? Just let us know. Kevin, Mel, Jim, Katina, Kim, Jen, Harold, and Tom will be in Las Vegas for all or a part of EXHIBITORLIVE.
Oh yes… the NEW Symphony Portable Display line is entered in the New Product Showcase. Yea!
Still need to register for a free show hall pass? Go to this page and enter Code 4044. There’s no limit so share (and share) away.
Classic Sales Territories
Beginning in January, we realigned the Sales Territories for Jen LaBruzza, Tom Beard, and Harold Mintz. You can click here to view the map, but in general, Jen, Tom, and Harold cover the following geographic areas:
Jen LaBruzza, National Sales Manager: West and Southwest, excluding California
Harold Mintz, Regional Sales Manager: California, South, Mid-Atlantic, and Western Canada
Tom Beard, Regional Sales Manager: Midwest, Northeast, and Eastern Canada
Past Five Days
Did you know that Past Five Days, the daily photo gallery, is the second most visited site on the Classic Exhibits website?
Since 2006 (yes, 2006!), we have posted photos of select projects passing through our shop and when possible, linked them to the designs in Exhibit Design Search. We can’t show everything, but we do our best to showcase exciting designs and builds in real time. All thanks to you! Your willingness to allow us to post these photos benefits the entire Classic Exhibits Community.
Don’t forget to tap into P5D as a search tool too. It’s a great place to search for exhibits with “shelves,” “custom charging” solutions, “lightboxes,” and “Gravitee” (for example).
If you are attending EXHIBITOR LIVE and want a FREE exhibit hall pass, go to this page and enter Classic’s code 4044 . There’s no limit on the number of free passes so share (and share) away.
To reserve your seat for the Women in Exhibition Breakfast on March 31, contact Katina Rigall Zipay .
Now & Then with Harold Mintz
A lot has changed in the exhibit industry over the past ten years. And Harold Mintz, a Classic Regional Sales Manager, has a unique perspective on those changes.
As many know, Harold took a trade show hiatus for ten years. What was common “back in the day” isn’t quite as common today, such as dedicated territories, show rooms, and modular wall systems.
Read Harold’s thoughts about “What’s Different” in 2020 in the Trade Show Tales blog.
Eco-Systems Sustainable by Classic Exhibits
We’ve all seen the phrase, “New Look, Same Great Taste!” whenever companies refresh their packaging. Effective January 1, Eco-Systems Sustainable has joined the Classic Exhibits Family. Same ECO products, designs, and people, just with new Classic packaging.
All the ECO kits are in Exhibit Design Search, and you now have access to the full Classic Design Team. See the press release in EXHIBITOR along with quotes from Kevin Carty and Colleen Crawford.
Shared Knowledge University
There’s no substitute for hands-on training and one-on-one interaction with your industry colleagues. Just ask the over 600 Classic Distributors who have attended Shared Knowledge University in Portland.
This year, the two-day training will be on June 15-16 (Monday and Tuesday). SKU includes morning sessions with Classic and our Strategic Partners and afternoon sessions at the Classic facility where you work with products like Gravitee, SuperNova, InCharg Charging Solutions, and Symphony. Plus amazing meals and entertainment.
In case you didn’t see Kevin’s 2019/2020 State of the Company letter, here’s a link to download a PDF version. Topics included the 2019 sales roller coaster, custom projects, new additions to the sales team, and changes to Classic’s Customer Service Department, including the addition of Eco-System Sustainable into the Classic Family.
And while 2019 was exciting, we expect 2020 to be even more eventful as we continue to expand our rental offerings, launch the Symphony Portable line, and work on even more interesting projects ( although building the Millennium Falcon may be hard to top ).
Shared Knowledge University Video
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
It’s time to register for Classic Exhibits’ semi-annual Distributor Partner Training. The next Shared Knowledge University is June 21-21. See the details below for more information. Click here to download the registration form. Or click here to see the SKU video on YouTube.