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Part I – History

Common Misconceptions about Tradeshow Labor

Who is today’s exhibitor? Despite the fact that tradeshow exhibit management is increasingly complex, there are less tradeshow managers today than 20 years ago.

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History of Tradeshows and I&D

America’s Tradeshow Roots Installation labor traces its roots to the 1930s, when the latest fashions and styles were promoted in department store windows in New York and Chicago.

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Evolution of Exhibit Booths and Buyer Behavior

Big Budgets, Big Demands In the 1980s, convention centers were in existence across the country, tradeshows had grown, and it seemed that there would be enough work for everyone.

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GCs & EACs

What’s the difference between the GC and EAC? Both general contractors and exhibitor-appointed contractors hire from a region’s local labor pool.

Posted in I&D Series, Part I - History

Introduction to I&D Series

Installation and dismantle (I&D) companies are some of the most vital suppliers to the tradeshow and exhibit industry.

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