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Summer Fun in Portland, OR @ Shared Knowledge University

May 7th, 2024 COMMENTS

Never been to Portland or to the Classic Exhibits manufacturing facility? Hey, we’re not judging (well, maybe a little). Now’s your chance.

Join us for Shared Knowledge University on August 8-9. Whatever your role — owner, designer, project manager, account executive road warrior, or all five — you are welcome to “share” your love for trade shows.

Visualize two days of training and entertaining with the Classic Exhibits Crew, Industry Partners, and fellow Classic Distributors. It’s more fun than a barrel of monkeys. If you don’t understand that reference then substitute your favorite video game. Bottomline — You’ll learn a lot and have a blast while doing it.

Contact Gina Porcaro or Harold Mintz, your Regional Sales Managers for details on attending SKU. Registration capped at 40.

Shared Knowledge University Photos | November 2023

November 7th, 2023 COMMENTS
Shared Knowledge University Photos November 2024

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Shared Knowledge University 2022 Photos

November 8th, 2022 COMMENTS

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 share them. Capiche! 😊

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Join Us for Shared Knowledge University, November 3-4

September 26th, 2022 COMMENTS

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.

Shared Knowledge University in Portland, OR.
Classic's Shared Knowledge University on November 3-4.

Up Your Game Newsletter | February 2020

February 20th, 2020 COMMENTS

EuroShop 2020

EuroShop 2020

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

Classic Exhibits -- National 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

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).

Shared Knowledge University June 15 & 16