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Your Classic Exhibits Shared Success Newsletter | July 2022

July 11th, 2022 COMMENTS
July Classic Exhibits Shared Success Newsletter.

Take a breath
Enjoy the summer
Fall is coming
We’ve got your back
Send us your overflow

Deep Breaths by Jen LaBruzza

Jen LaBruzza and Classic Exhibits

A gentle poetic reminder that although it’s feeling Easy Like Sunday Morning right now, the Manic Mondays of Fall will be upon us before we can say, “20 x 40 island.”

And in case you missed our EXHIBITORLIVE memo, Classic Exhibits is North America’s Largest Private-Label Exhibit Builder. That means you don’t have to say, “No.” Just tap into our custom, modular, portable, and rental capabilities when your production schedule is maxed out.

So, as we pause and catch our breath, remember the Early Bird gets the BEST spot in the production schedule. It’s time to contact those Lazy Daisy clients and get those creative juices flowing. Reach out to our Sales Team, Designers, or Project Managers for assistance and let’s start filling up our dance cards.

Rental Winter Turns into Rental Fall by Jim Shelman

Classic Rental Solutions Update

Sales: Q1 and Q2 Rental orders broke all previous sales numbers for Classic Rental Solutions. Early numbers show more of the same for the second half of the year.

To support our growth, we’ve added office and production staff. Josh Christensen joined CRS as a detailer, and he also manages our rental inventory. Kristofer Viaes and Victoria Writer are Project Coordinators. All three have already proven to be invaluable.

As you know, CRS’s inventory is both large and expansive, but our most popular components continue to be SuperNova Lightboxes and Gravitee Modular Walls.

Gravitee Modular Walls have become our rental backbone. Backwalls, towers, conference rooms, storage rooms, kiosks, and counters using Gravitee and SuperNova are being utilized in every possible configuration. It’s hard to imagine how we ever managed without the versatility of these options, along with ClassicMODUL, to create any design imaginable.

Trends:  We’re seeing an increase in extended rentals for multiple shows, along with repeat orders with replacement graphics and minor design tweaks. Repeat rentals with no changes (except cleaning graphics) are more common. Yes, graphics can be cleaned and look like new again.

People's Choice Award at EXHIBITORLIVE
Exhibitor Magazine People’s Choice Award

Award: Classic won Exhibitor Magazine’s People’s Choice Award for the Technolutions Slate Rental 20’ x 60’ Design with our Distributor Partner Jill Kinduell, Owner of Total Graphic Source.

We look forward to working with many of you on your upcoming rental projects, and we sincerely thank you for your business!

Fast and Furious Webinar Recordings

Fast and Furious Webinar Series by Classic Exhibits

Over the past two months, we’ve hosted five Fast and Furious webinars. And more are coming! Expect a webinar on Interactive Games for trade shows (see the new gallery in EDS) and an Exhibit Design Search tutorial, titled “EDS and Coffee are for Closers!” 😉 If you missed any of the Fast and Furious webinars, we uploaded the recordings to YouTube.

  1. The Future of Marketing with Lisa Apolinski
  2. 20 Promotional Product Trends in 20 Minutes with Rama Beerfas
  3. 50 Essential Trade Show Tips for a Newbie or Wannabe with Tim Patterson
  4. Step-by-Step Flooring Trends with James Zackarias
  5. 20 Proven Trade Show Sales Tips in 20 Minutes with Harold Mintz

EXHIBITORLIVE and WIE Videos

Women in Exhibitions Breakfast at Exhibitorlive.

Finally, if you missed EXHIBITORLIVE or if you attended and want to see if made the final cut, see the two videos below. Kudos to our own Glenna Martin for documenting the show and creating both videos.

The 4th Annual Women In Exhibitions Breakfast was a huge success! Over 100 women gathered on June 22 in the Connection Zone at EXHIBITORLIVE. All who attended enjoyed a delicious breakfast and shared their personal experiences during a special presentation.

MaryCay Durrant

Guest speaker MaryCay Durrant provided insight into how women are uniquely positioned to take on leadership roles in ways that fulfill our desires for meaning, connection, health, and prosperity. Women In Exhibitions is proud to provide quality content and networking opportunities for the women in our industry, and this event was no exception.

This was all possible due to our generous sponsors:

  • Diamond – EXHIBITOR Media Group, Classic Exhibits Inc.
  • Platinum – Hill & Partners
  • Gold – Brumark, Centerpoint Marketing, CORT Events, Design Factory Las Vegas, Hamilton, Impact XM, NuVista, Pinnacle, Taylor
  • Silver – Access TCA, ASTOUND, beMatrix, ProGlobalEvents, Condit, Czarnowski, Deckel & Moneypenny, ExhibitForce, Genesis Exhibits, MSM, Steelhead, Xzibits, EDPA Las Vegas Chapter

Your Shared Knowledge Newsletter | May Edition

May 9th, 2022 COMMENTS

Experiential Marketing Summit 2022 (EMSlive)

What a great week in Las Vegas at EMSlive 2022. I walked into this event not knowing what to expect, but several friends who had attended before told me, “Just go, interact, network, and converse and you will quickly see why this event is a part of our yearly plans.” They were correct.

EMSlive is a blend of EXHIBITORLIVE based on the end-user attendees and EDPA ACCESS with its showcase floor. And yet totally different.

For Classic Exhibits specifically, we participated for two reasons: guilt and opportunity. We have been named to the Event Marketer FAB 50 Exhibit Builders for 5 of the past 7 years, but we hadn’t participated in their event. We owed it to them to be there. However, guilt was not the only reason (Click to read the full article).

Tom Beard Returns (Part Deux)

Tom Beard

On March 18, 1995, Michael Jordan sent an “I’m Back!” fax to the media announcing his return to basketball. Like MJ another Chicagoan is returning. Please welcome Tom Beard back as a Regional Sales Manager for Classic Exhibits.

According to Tom, “I look forward to re-connecting with my friends and colleagues in the industry. In case you retired my contact information, I can be reached at tom@classicexhibits.com and 815-321-9258.”

Tom will be responsible for IL, WI, MN, IN and MI. Expect to see or hear from Tom in the coming weeks.

New EDS Gallery — Games & Digital Activations (CP)

There’s a new Gallery in Exhibit Design Search – Games and Digital Activations (CP). We delighted to welcome Captello as a strategic partner to EDS. The Captello gallery includes eight affordable games for trade shows or events which can be launched on any electronic device. The games include custom branding, leaderboard options, and prizes. And like our other partner galleries (CORT, DS&L, Brumark, and Taylor), you can order directly from them (not Classic). Click HERE for the Ordering Process PDF.

Business Model: 10% Referral Fee or 30% Reseller Fee

Referral Fee is when distributor refers end-customer to Captello to handle invoicing, payment, etc.

Reseller Fee is when the end-user purchases directly from the Classic Distributor and the Distributor handles the purchase and support. Resellers will have access to their own Captello account and the ability to switch to different sub-accounts to set up the end-user software on their behalf. Reseller Partners receive training and support from Captello. End-users do not have to pay an onboarding fee with this model. Reseller can profit from professional services and training in addition to license fees. White label options are also available.

EXHIBITORLIVE 2022

Classic Exhibits EXHIBITORLIVE Exhibit

Las Vegas… one final time?

  • Conference: Mon., June 20 – Thurs., June 23
  • Exhibit Hall: Tues., June 21 – Thurs., June 23

To register for your FREE HALL PASS, go HERE and ENTER code #4044. Classic will be “glowing” with a 20 x 30 island in booth #1219. Visit us and you could win a $500 discount on your next order. 

People’s Choice Voting

People's Choice Voting Page

The People’s Choice Page is active with 50 finalists. However, only one design can win the People’s Choice.

You can vote once per day until June 22, 2022. The finalist with the most votes will be named this year’s People’s Choice Award winner. All winners will be announced during a ceremony at EXHIBITORLIVE 2022 in Las Vegas.

As many of you know, we have been consistent cheerleaders for the PMA since the beginning, including sponsoring the voting page (see our banner ad). Please support the PMA by voting for the next two months.

Women in Exhibitions Breakfast

Women in Exhibitions Breakfast at EXHIBITORLIVE

Calling all Women in Exhibitions and Events! The 4th Annual Women in Exhibitions Breakfast event will be held in the Connection Zone at EXHIBITORLIVE on June 22 from 8-10 am. Enjoy a delicious continental breakfast while you network with peers and share your experience in breakout sessions. Learn how women are uniquely suited to take on leadership roles from our special guest speaker MaryCay Durrant.

Date and Time:

  • Wed, June 22, 2022
  • 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM PDT
  • Register HERE

Space is limited. Purchasing tickets in advance is STRONGLY recommended.

Find It Top 40 Exhibit Producers

For the 5th straight year, Classic has been named an EXHIBITOR Find It Top 40. EXHIBITOR “received nearly 500 applications from exhibit houses in North America, all of which were subjected to an exhaustive evaluation process including more than 50 individual criteria weighted to reflect how EXHIBITOR readers and Editorial Advisory Board members value them when vetting and selecting potential partners.”

We’re honored to be named a Top 40 once again, and we’re proud and delighted for the 29 Classic Exhibits Distributors who were also honored. Well done! Pretty darn special.

Webinars

In May and June, we are sponsoring (3) “fast-paced” webinars in conjunction with Lev Promotions, Brumark, and Tim Patterson (The Tradeshow Guy).

20 Trends in 20 Minutes

  • 20 Clever and Creative Promotional Products with Rama Beerfas, Lev Promotions
  • 20 Step-by-Step Flooring Trends with James Zacharias, Brumark

The Fast and Furious 50

  • Tradeshow Stupid to Tradeshow Smart in 50 Minutes. 50 Essential Trade Show Tips for Every Newbie (or Wannabe). Tim Patterson, Tradeshowguy Exhibits

Look for the details, including dates and times, in an ebroadcast later this week.

Women In Exhibitions (WIE) Breakfast at EXHIBITORLIVE

February 24th, 2020 COMMENTS
Women in Exhibitions at EXHIBITORLIVE 2020
Women in Exhibitions Breakfast

The 3rd Annual Women In Exhibitions Breakfast will be held at EXHIBITORLIVE in the Connection Zone, March 31, 2020 from 8-9:30 am. This once-a-year event brings leading women in the Exhibition and Event industry together to share success strategies, discuss challenges, and make new contacts.

Cost of admission includes breakfast and can’t-miss presenters. The presenters will address vital strategies such as confronting the wage gap, promoting yourself, and improving your management savvy.

What Attendees Say About WIE

“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 value that the ‘Women’s forum’ brings at EXHIBITORLIVE is astounding. It is a great opportunity to network with other women in the industry with strong core values that boost other women up. Hearing the speakers is a great inspiration and a big reason I brought my team of 7 women to the event this year. It is also a chance to see how women have changed the tradeshow industry. Year-to-year the group is growing, and that’s exciting to see.” – Lauren Wheeler, Willwork Global Event Services

“I was proud to be sitting amongst the best and brightest women in the industry. I think we all felt a sense of camaraderie.” – Gina Porcaro, Optima Graphics, Inc.

Tickets are available but space is limited. Purchasing tickets in advance is STRONGLY recommended: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-in-exhibitions-breakfast-in-the-connection-zone-tickets-91235900033.

Sponsorship Opportunities are Still Available

Show the women of our industry your support while increasing your company’s visibility at EXHIBITORLIVE by sponsoring this event.

Special thanks for the support of our established sponsors EXHIBITOR Media Group and Classic Exhibits Inc

Contact Katina Rigall Zipay for more information (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.

Women in Exhibitions Meeting at EXHIBITOR

February 23rd, 2016 3 COMMENTS

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Hi everyone, Katina here!

Calling all women in the exhibition industry! I’ll be leading the Women In Exhibitions (WIE) meeting on Monday, February 29 at 5 pm. Please join us as we network and build key relationships with other women in our intriguing industry. The Mandalay Bay conference room assignment has not been made, but if you are interested, please do three things:

1) Join the WIE Group on LinkedIn

2) Send me an email so I can follow-up with you personally once I have the location. My e-mail is katina.rigall@classicexhibits.com.

3) Let others know who may not receive this email.

I am so looking forward to EXHIBITORLIVE this year. Our booth is going to be a great show-and-tell of our newest products which we are bursting to tell you about. And you’ll love the graphics thanks to the genius of our Graphic Design Manager, Glenna Martin. Please visit us at #1645 to say hello.

Thanks, Katina Rigall
katina.rigall@classicexhibits.com