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The Mixed Economy and the IFES Concept for International Harmony – By Larry Kulchawik

The Mixed Economy is a US social institution, but the concept is shared by many other free trade countries. The Mixed Economy is a human solution to human problems. Trade shows are also a human solution to human problems/ challenges.

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New RFP Template for International Projects – By Larry Kulchawik

At right, an English/Italian Example A Request for Proposal template has been developed over the past four years to enhance communication between international exhibit suppliers, or exhibit managers, with projects abroad. Since English is the official language of our industry,

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Larry Kulchawik’s ‘Trade Shows from One Country to the Next’ Receives 2016 MarCom e-Book Gold Award

Larry Kulchawik’s new book, Trade Shows from One Country to the Next, has been given a Gold Award in the e-Book category for the 2016 MarCom Awards competition. The book outlines the venues, regulations, labor issues, design styles, and cultural

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Three Pillars of Exhibit Marketing Preparation – By Larry Kulchawik

By Larry Kulchawik- Past President IFES & EDPA I recently served on a panel discussion with two other expo suppliers from the exhibit industry to speak on the topic of international trade show marketing. My co-panelists were Mr. Lloyd Guiang/

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From stages to conventions and everything in between

Tim Sage, technical director for The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, has been a part of the Las Vegas landscape throughout his life and career. Some of his earliest memories include singing the pledge of allegiance at St. Joseph’s

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From professional baseball to the tradeshow floor

John Riddle At ease and knowledgeable on the tradeshow floor, John Riddle is in his element as he speaks with exhibitors and attendees at the 2011 Clean Show.  President and founder of Riddle & Associates, John has handled tradeshow management

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Mandalay Bay president destined for life in hospitality

  Chuck Bowling Located in the heart of the famed Las Vegas Strip, Mandalay Bay is home to 3,211 rooms, 1.7 million square feet of meeting space and more than 135,000 square feet of gaming area. At the helm of

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Facility management veteran reflects on where it all began

Jamey Canfield, executive director of the Palm Springs Convention Center and Bureau of Tourism Located within California’s Coachella Valley, Palm Springs was once the playground for movie stars and world leaders. Still a premier resort destination, Palm Springs has the

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35 years and counting

The year, 1975 brings to mind a number of cultural, social and political trends. It was the year that featured leisure suits, 8-track tapes, disco, the premiere of “Saturday Night Live” on NBC, the end of the Vietnam War, a

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Loyalty, fun are the catering director’s keys to success

Ken Ratigan Ken Ratigan, Las Vegas Hilton senior director of convention services and catering, has a big smile, a hearty laugh and an easygoing manner that make meeting planners and exhibitors feel at home within the confines of the Hilton’s

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