Behind the Scenes Workshop - January 27, 2014

ESCA, in conjunction with MCCA,
presents a GES sponsored

“Behind the Scenes” Workshop

January 27, 2014 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

BCEC Rooms 101 – 102 A/B

Who should plan to attend this informative and interactive educational event on Monday, January 27th, at the BCEC? 

Show organizers, meeting planning professionals, association manager and volunteers, corporate meeting planners, hospitality students, general contractors, exhibit appointed contractors, specialty contractors and exhibit designers and builders.

Did you ever wonder what really happens behind the scenes when moving a major tradeshow into a convention center?

Our program will allow the participants the opportunity to see what really happens behind the scenes of a major tradeshow, Yankee Dental Congress, Boston’s largest annual tradeshow event at the BCEC.

Wondering about the future expansion plan of the BCEC?

Hear first hand from Jim Rooney, Executive Director and Fred Peterson, Director of Facilities Operations for MCCA. You will also hear from a panel of experts on what it really takes to run a major convention center like the BCEC.

Agenda for Monday, January 27th


1:00 – 1:15

Welcome & Introductions

Bruce Nable
ESCA President

1:15 – 2:00

“Behind the Scenes” at the BCEC

Jim Rooney
Executive Director

Fred Peterson
Director of Facilities Ops

2:00 – 3:00

Show Site Operations from
the General Contractors Perspective

Julie Kagy
Senior Director
National Account Management
Global Experience Specialists

Chuck Grouzard
Senior Vice President
National Sales
Global Experience Specialists




3:15 – 4:00

Show Floor Tour of Yankee Dental Congress



The “Behind the Scenes” workshop is being funded by ESCA and MCCA.  They are pleased to waive the $45 registration fee for all current members of IAEE, IAVM, PCMA and EDPA. Please go to for more information.



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