The trade show industry is beginning to show signs of life again! But it won’t be as easy as flipping a switch to bring things back all at once.
- How the new Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance is advocating for the industry
- How vendors and venues may ramp up the workforce as needed
- What might (or might not) be required to attend trade shows and events
- What financial relief might be on the horizon
Here are links to topics mentioned during the interview:
- Which convention centers are open?
- New report puts industry damage in perspective
- Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance formed
- Can vaccines be mandated for meetings?
- COVID-19 tracing technology
- USTA proposes incentives to jumpstart events
- Here’s where you can watch the entire Virtual Lunch broadcast
About Jim Wurm
In his 35 plus years of trade show marketing and management, Jim Wurm has worked on both the show management and exhibit services side of the business.
He has launched and organized trade shows throughout the U.S. and in Europe, as has worked for I&D (now Nth Degree) as Director of Marketing and National Sales Manager. Jim has created and managed his own trade shows (CleanRooms and CleanRooms Europa), and has served as Group Director of High Tech shows for Miller Freeman, Inc.(at the time, the third largest show organizer in the world).
Most recently, Jim has utilized his unique trade show experiences for the development and management of the Exhibitor Appointed Contractor Association (EACA), a trade show industry association dedicated to “raising the level of service excellence on the showfloor.”
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