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EXHIBITOR2013 is poised to shatter records

EXHIBITOR2013, scheduled for March 17-21 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, is already setting records for pre-show exhibit sales and registration, heralding a potentially bountiful year for the tradeshow industry.

“Our preshow attendance is up,” said John Pavek, publisher, EXHIBITOR. “We’re up 11 percent in square footage and 9 percent in companies with 72 new ones.”


Preliminary numbers for EXHIBITOR2013 are outpacing the 2012 show.

The boost in attendance and exhibits suggests the tradeshow industry is poised for a good year despite recent economic contraction in the U.S. and global economic woes in many regions. Research indicates as the economy goes, so goes tradeshow participation, and participation in EXHIBITOR2013 suggests a good year lies ahead.

“This is a strong economic indicator for our industry,” said Carol Fojtik, managing director. EXHIBITOR. “Corporate buyers are increasing their investment in their tradeshow and corporate event-marketing programs. Our exhibitors want to garner their share of that market.”

Events like EXHIBITOR2013 bring a variety of organizations and businesses together under one roof in one of the most effective marketing tools employed anywhere. An ongoing research project by CEIR entitled “The Role and Value of Face-to-Face Interaction Study Series” indicates face-to-face meetings like the thousands occurring during EXHIBITOR are the most effective tools marketers can employ.

“Exhibitions mirror the diversity of the broader economy,” said Nancy Drapeau, research director, CEIR. “These events offer exhibitors high-quality buyer audiences across a broad range of industry sectors. This is further proof that exhibitions are a powerful, face-to-face marketing medium.”

EXHIBITOR is one of the best events for expanding business opportunities. Research indicates about 98 percent of EXHIBITOR attendees make purchasing decisions, consistently placing the tradeshow among the top 10 buying shows in the U.S., according to studies conducted by Exhibit Surveys. And it is one of the best places for exhibitions professionals to enhance their skills, education and careers.

The five-day event being held at Mandalay Bay Convention Center features more than 200 sessions and workshops, including 75 sessions that are new. Some 6,000 exhibit and event managers, marketing experts and communications specialists who are responsible for their organization’s tradeshow or corporate event-marketing program are slated to attend.

The industry’s largest exhibit hall will feature nearly 300 leading suppliers of tradeshow products and service, including dozens of new ones to be featured for the first time.

“This year we have a new product showcase we are placing in an area of prominence,” said Pavek. “We have 43 new products for exhibitors’ use that will be on display in the registration area.”

The show floor occupies some 65,000 square feet of space, setting a new record for EXHIBITOR2013, and international participation continues growing. There are 41 exhibitors from 11 nations scheduled to participate, including a large exhibit from Germany featuring nearly a dozen partners and destinations. The exhibit is partly paid for with funding from Germany’s federal government. Other nations to be represented are Belgium, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Russia and Spain.

“International participation definitely is up, especially with the global economy making it more affordable to come to the U.S.,” said Pavek. “We’re welcoming IFES (the International Federation of Event and Exhibition Services) for the first time. They are a global organization that has been around since 1985 and has a global network of exhibitors.”

IFES was founded in 1984 with the aim of tending to the needs of international associations and companies involved in the increasingly global tradeshow industry while promoting the commercial, professional and socio-political interests of its members on an international level. Its participation speaks to the increasingly global nature of the tradeshow industry.

EXHIBITOR’s increased participation among domestic and international exhibitors and attendees affirms the study results as well as why EXHIBITOR continues to be held in Las Vegas.

“This is our 25th year in Las Vegas. It’s accessible and the number-one tradeshow destination,” said Pavek, adding the large column-free space at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center makes it an ideal venue for EXHIBITOR2013.

Exhibitor List


1150 3A Composites

577 3D Exhibits Inc.

1339 ABF Freight System

877 ADMAX Exhibit & Display Ltd.

1076 Advantage Trailers

1407 AFR Event Furnishings

1821 AGAM Group Ltd.

962 AIA New Dimensions

1056 Airways Freight Corporation

1529 Alliance Tech

1263 Aluvision

1406 Annin Flagmakers

1832 Apple Rock

1657 Ardent Impressions

869 Armodilo Display Solutions

1777 Armstrong Display Concepts

1279 Art and Press Advertising NV

1281 Art and Press Dimensions bvba


1413 Aura XM

1515 AV Dimensions

1026 AVFX Inc.

1949 Background Images Inc.

1053 Bagmasters Factory Direct

951 Bekins Van Lines

1410 beMatrix

476 Best Sanitizers, Inc.

1166 BFC

1656 BIG Badge USA

2021 Birttani Display Inc. (Signtific US)

1060 Blair Inc.

1735 Blue Pony Digital Inc.

1431 Blue Telescope

1709 bluepool GmbH

755 Brandstand America Inc.

1721 Brumark

1609 Bruns Messe-und Ausstellungs-Gestaltung GmbH

1171 Candex Displays (China) Co. Ltd.

2038 Cappuccino Catering Inc.

950 Case Design Corporation

1271 Cees Smit Creative Fabric Solutions

1037 Celina Tent/Catch Attention

1507 Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR)

1921 CEVA Logistics

1727 Champion Logistics Group

1931 Changzhou Deewin Display Equipment Co. Ltd.

1677 ChirpE Photo Booth

1634 CHRITTO-Punch LLC

1637 Classic Exhibits

1034 Clipper Mill

1826 CMT Agency

1653 Coastal International Exhibit Services

662 Colorado Timberline

1731 Conceptual Communications (Asia Pacific) Ltd.

1151 Corporate – FX, TradeShow Magic Group

1063 Corporate Communications Inc. CorpEvents Northeast

1645 CORT Trade Show Furnishings

571 Craters & Freighters

1945 Creatacor Inc.

1384 CrowdCompass by Cvent

2053 CTSM (Certified Trade Show Marketer) Program

1345 Czarnowski

1717 D4 Projekt GmbH

1629 Derse

1509 Digitize Your Brand

1850 Direct-Lighting

656 Display Barn

1763 Display Supply & Lighting

1715 Display Vision International GmbH

562 DoubleDutch

1868 DropThought, Inc.

961 Eco Golf LLC

1937 Edge Exhibits

863 EDPA

1877 EDPA University Affiliation Program

1913 EEI Global Inc.

1603 Elements


2025 Ellumilite, Inc.

559 EP&M India

557 EP&M International

965 Etech Events

1503 Event Logistic Solutions

1268 Event Technologies

780 EventMover, Inc.

565 EventToons, Inc.

959 Evogence

2027 EWI Worldwide

1630 Exhibit & Event Marketers Assn.

2073 Exhibit Design Group International

1027 Exhibit Flooring Solutions

850 Exhibit Strips

1337 Exhibit Surveys Inc.

1331 ExhibitForce.com

1285 EXHIBITOR Magazine


1771 Exhibitors Carpet Service

1177 Exhibits South

1567 Exhibitus

1621 Expand International

1137 ExpoDisplays

2041 Expolinc Corp.

1571 Expomax (China) Advertising Display Ltd.

1557 Expos2 Inc

1161 ExpoSystems Displays and Exhibits

1663 Expotechnik Group


1071 Featherlite Exhibits

1277 Flex-o-Lite

1553 Flooring Exhibits

1423 Freeman

1505 Frontier Aluminum

1845 Fusion Imaging

2035 Gallo

585 Georgia Case

485 Gerling and Associates Inc.

1615 German Pavilion

1670 GetSynchronicity

1239 Global Experience Specialists (GES)

1758 Graphic-al Mitsubishi Plastics Composites America

1908 GRB Digital Signage Solutions

969 Group Delphi

1576 Group Imaging

1138 Grupo Intermedio

778 Guidebook

1124 Gyford StandOff Systems

945 Hamilton Exhibits

1757 Hargrove Inc.

573 HBM Supply

1636 Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association

658 HiGear Innovations

1869 Highmark TechSystems

761 Hill and Partners Inc.

1051 The Hill Group

1132 IATSE

1862 IFES Intl Federation of Exhibition & Event Services

1870 Image 4

1130 Immersive Realities

1045 Inhance Digital

851 The Inside Track

560 Insperity Expense Management

1802 Intel Virtual Show Floor

1909 Interactive Entertainment Group

1836 Interatica

1511 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

1032 ITN International Inc.

468 J & M Display

1031 Jack Nadel International

1808 Jiangsu Omni Industrial Co. Ltd.


1162 Kaon Interactive

1453 Kentucky Trailer Technologies

1380 Konik and Company Inc.

467 KSK Visual Ingenuity

1745 Kubik

1772 Las Vegas Mannequins

857 Laser Exhibitor Service Inc.

1655 LeadValu LLC

1712 Leipziger Messe GmbH

1551 Light Craft Manufacturing Inc.

1167 Lingtong Exhibition System Co. Ltd.

554 Link Displays

1057 Live Marketing Inc.

2031 LMG Inc.

1025 Lockfast

1866 Logos Promotional Marketing, Inc.

1622 M2W

566 Malekko Software Systems

1341 marketech360

1620 Marketing Instincts Inc.

479 Matrix Frame USA

1561 MAXIBIT Inc.

1145 Mayflower

1803 MBA Design & Display Products Corp.

1445 MC2

777 McRae Imaging


855 Menlo Event Services

1466 Meridian Global Services

1708 Messe Keck Grafik GmbH

1710 Messebau Keck GmbH

1837 MG Design Associates

769 Midwest Exhibitz

661 Mirror Show Management

1756 Modern Postcard

1437, 1539 Moss Inc.

1711 Mueller Messebau GmbH

1181 National Premium

1024 NewLeads

1245 Nimlok

1155 NMR Staging & Events

1131 Nomadic Display

551 North America Display Corporation

958 Nth Degree

1280 Nuvista

1231, 1809 OCTANORM USA Inc.

873 Octavio Exhibit Design

668 Odyssey Innovative Designs

1863 Old Dominion Freight Line Inc.

2020 ON3 Promotional Partners

1829 Optima

1251 Orbus Exhibit & Display Group

2047 Outwater Plastics Industries Inc.

1533 Painters & Allied Trades LMCI

1812 Panphonics

1064 Paperless Proposal

1752 Pascale Engineering

2059 PayAnywhere

1270 Penguin America Inc.

1650 PeopleVisionFX

1624 Philly Case Co.

1381 Photo Graffiti Wall

2022 Polaris Transportation Group

1910 PopNoggins LLC

1039 Positive Impressions Inc.

1355 PosterGarden

1737 PRG

681 Prism Tradeshow Lighting

1815 PRMConnect

550 QuickMobile

1184 Radiant Manufacturing

1545 Radius Display Products

2075 RC Media Group, Inc.

1967 Reality Engineering Solutions

1067 Rentex Computer & Audio Visual Rentals

1460 Restin

1955 Rhoddy

677 Sakura International Inc.

1266 ScentAir

1250 Seattle Software Corporation

1810 Second Story Promotions

1065 Shang Hai Richtech System Ltd.

1028 Shanghai Hawk EShow Exhibition Service Co. Ltd.

1079 The Shop @ ShowReady

1134 Showcraft

963 ShowMax Marketing

1577 ShowValue Inc.

1323 Skyline Exhibits

1612 Slim Furniture

1525 Snap Drape

1917 Snap Panel Displays

1606 So. NV Teamsters 631 Convention Training

1469 SoftSpace

1555 Somers Furniture

1669 Sparks

1521 Specialized Transportation Inc. (STI)

655 Spevco, Inc.

1851 SPOON Exhibits & Events

1767 St. Clair Apparel Inc.

1371 Steelhead Productions

1535 Step1 Dezigns

1830 Streamline Show Services

1778 Sunkist Graphics, Inc.

1638 Sutter’s Mill Specialties

2036 Swiss Rental Floors – Swisstrax Corp.

861 TabbleDabble – Tablet Lead Capture Solutions

1610 Tablecloth Company Inc.

2044 Tech Events

569 TechniFex

1925 Testrite Visual Products

1036 Tex Visions

1377 Texture Plus

1654 Think Green Promos

470 Tiger Presentations LLC

1705 TOTALLY MOD Event Furnishings

1768 The Trade Group

970 Tradeshow Floors.com

957 Traffic Builders, Inc.

1365 Transit Air Cargo

1361 TRAQ-IT Software

1436 Tricel Honeycomb Corp.

1751 Tricks of the Trade Inc.

1632 Tridente Image Builders

471 Triga USA

1257 Trussworks by BGB

1225 TWI Group

1125 United Van Lines

670 UPS Trade Show Services

968 USM Inc.

1029 Verde Fastframe Inc.

1733 Vid-Badge.com

750 Volume 11 Marketing Inc.

1611 Werbebaugesellschaft GmbH

1741 Wilson Case Inc.

669 WS Display
954 Xpressions SNAP

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