The October 2011 Greenbuild Conference and Expo in Toronto, Ontario drew over 23,000 attendees. Greenbuild Expo showcases innovative products and services that exemplify how to use “green” to grow businesses. With over 1,700 exhibiting companies at this year’s event, the demand for eco-friendly tradeshow exhibits was higher than ever.
As in past years, Eco-Systems Sustainable Exhibits and its manufacturing partner Classic Exhibits Inc. played a pivotal role in supplying exhibitors with sustainable exhibit options at Greenbuild. This year, there were over 30 companies with Eco-systems displays, ranging from 10-by-10 inlines to 20-by-30 islands. Eco-Systems has designed and built displays for Greenbuild exhibitors since 2008.
More companies are realizing the benefit of marketing their products and services while incorporating a “green display,” especially at an event such as Greenbuild.
“The high attendance at Greenbuild Expo demonstrates the increasing demand for green products and services not only in North American but also worldwide,” said Tim Morris, president of Eco-Systems. “We are excited to offer companies an eco-friendly, high-design option for marketing their products at tradeshows, whether at eco-centric shows such as Greenbuild or at any other show or event.”
Eco-Systems designs exhibits using materials such as bamboo, recycled aluminum extrusion, graphics made from recycled soda bottles and much more. These materials form the foundation for displays ranging from banner stands to islands, including eco-friendly hybrid and pop-up displays. The strategic partnership between Eco-Systems and Classic Exhibits allows Eco-Systems to focus on exhibit design and green product research. Classic Exhibits provides the manufacturing expertise at its large manufacturing facility on the West Coast. Classic’s manufacturing efficiencies have been pivotal Eco-Systems’ growth.
“Our partnership with Eco-Systems has been financial beneficial and socially rewarding,” said Mel White, VP of Marketing and Business Development at Classic. “We’ve incorporated green practices throughout our facility, from recycling most materials to purchasing recycled products such as our foam, roto-molded cases and aluminum extrusion. And in most cases, the recycled products have been less expensive. We are proud to be a strategic and financial partner of Eco-Systems.”
Eco-Systems Sustainable Exhibits and Classic Exhibits continue to innovate their green display products and manufacturing practices. With the 2012 Greenbuild Conference and Expo in San Francisco, Calif., Eco-Systems and Classic Exhibits hope to play a pivotal role in supplying exhibitors with sustainable exhibit options.