Thursday, January 31, 2008

Carpenters and Exhibition Contractors to Sponsor 2008 Tradeshow National Labor/Management Conference

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC), in conjunction with the Exhibition Services & Contractors Association (ESCA) and the Exhibitor Appointed Contractors Association (EACA) announce that they are collectively sponsoring the 2008 Tradeshow National Labor/Management Conference at the Carpenters International Training Center in Las Vegas, NV on March 7-8, 2008.

The Tradeshow National Labor/Management Conference, will provide an opportunity for all exhibition contractors, whether they are general service contractors or exhibitor appointed contractors, to meet with business representatives and international leadership of the UBC to discuss the issues that have the greatest impact on their ability to deliver outstanding customer service to the exhibition industry's customers - event organizers and exhibitors.

The opening keynote for the conference titled 'Putting the Issues on the Table' will be presented by UBC General President, Douglas J. McCarron, along with ESCA President Aaron Bludworth and EACA Executive Director, Jim Wurm. Some of the 'issues' that will be put on the table and discussed over the two-day conference include pension reform, labor shortages and the drug-free workplace.

Additional programming will include an overview of the trade show contracting business, presented by the leaders of Freeman and GES Exposition Services; a presentation by Randy Eppard, PhD., President of Organizational Strategies, addressing the need for the exhibition and meetings industry to develop a world-class customer servicing model; and a presentation on the State of the Exhibition & Meetings Industry by Doug Ducate, President of the Center for Exhibition Industry Research.

'We have decided to organize the 2008 Tradeshow National Labor/Management Conference in Las Vegas this March prior to the Exhibitor Show to make it as easy as possible for the greatest number of executive level trade show professionals to attend,' explained Ken Viscovich, International Representative of the UBC to the exhibition industry. 'Collectively, we have many serious issues to discuss,' Viscovich continued, 'and the UBC is proud to host this event in our International Training Center so that together we can improve the relationships with one another and collectively work toward securing a brighter future for all.'

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