The International Association of Exhibitions and Event (IAEE) announced the service contractors it has selected for this year’s Expo! Expo! IAEE’s annual meeting and exhibition is to be held December 7-9, 2010 in New Orleans, La.
Due to the nature of IAEE’s role within the exhibitions and events industry, IAEE has an obligation to provide ongoing opportunities for companies to showcase, highlight and introduce innovative new products and services. IAEE institutes a request for proposal (RFP) process for many service areas on a recurring basis.
With guidance and input from IAEE committees and task forces, IAEE staff carefully selects service providers by evaluating key elements including, but not limited to; customer service, innovation, technology, relevant experience, references, availability and capacity. The releases of RFPs are announced publicly through IAEE web sites and publications providing an opportunity for all interested parties to participate.
“We are delighted to be working with these distinguished service providers as we plan Expo! Expo! this year,” said Steven Hacker, CAE, IAEE president. “I am confident, based on the rigorous selection process; each of these organizations will help IAEE provide a unique and memorable experience for attendees in Atlanta.”
The official service providers selected for Expo! Expo!
A.C.T./EXPOCAD, online floor
Alamo Security, LLC, security
American Airlines, airlines
American Exhibition Services / LLC, new product showcase
BodyWorks Massage Therapy Centers, chair massage
Champion, general service contractor
CompuSystems, registration, lead retrieval
Convention News Television, video and production work
Convention Plant Creations, Inc., floral
DealCenter, exhibitor/attendee meetings
EAX Worldwide, shipping
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, facility, telecom, internet, and utilities
ethnoMETRICSsm, a GES® company, video analysis
Exhibit Surveys Inc, evaluation and post show audit
Exhibitor Invites, LLC, attendee promotion
Freeman AV, audio/visual
Hilton New Orleans Riverside, hotel
Infolink, voice mail marketing
MapYour, show maps
Marriott New Orleans, host hotel
New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau, host CVB
NGN, xNIP codes
Oscar Einzig, photography
Production Transport, ground transportation
Sheraton New Orleans, host hotel
SmartSource Computer & Audio
Visual Rentals, computers
Taptopia, mobile phone technology
TMI/Tradeshow Multimedia, Inc., cyber center
United Service Companies, show floor cleaning
Expo! Expo! gives industry professionals the opportunity to come face-to-face with decision makers in a unique environment where industry leaders meet with their peers to learn how to increase the profit potential of their organizations’ exhibitions and events, to produce more successful events, and to enhance their professional development and business partnerships.
The event is filled with relevant educational sessions and great networking opportunities for all participants. Complete details are available at www.iaee.com/expo.