About ESCA


Introducing ESCA: Your Partner in the Exhibition Industry

Established in 1970, the Exhibition Services & Contractors Association (ESCA) serves as a unified voice for service contractors and their partners in the exhibition industry. With a strong network of members across the United States and Canada, ESCA collaborates with members and other industry organizations to promote the exhibition sector and advocate for our members’ interests.

What ESCA Represents:
  • A dedicated association for companies providing services and materials for the exhibition, meeting, and event industries.
  • A hub for information exchange between members and all entities within the expansive exhibition, meeting, and event sectors.
  • A go-to source for leading general service contractors and suppliers.
  • A provider of information and support in today’s ever-changing business environment.
  • An advocate for service providers on critical industry issues, including developing and distributing official “position papers.”
  • A trusted resource for other professional organizations in the industry.
  • A guiding force for establishing best practices and ethical standards.

Mission Statement: ESCA is committed to advancing the exhibition, meeting, and special event industries. Through education, information exchange, and shared professionalism among members and their customers, ESCA fosters collaboration across all aspects of the exhibition industry.

Strategic Vision: The ESCA Strategic Plan stems from our Board of Directors’ ambition to establish a sustainable competitive edge for the organization. This strategy aims to enhance organizational alignment and optimize the utilization of ESCA’s resources (time, money, and effort). As a dynamic working plan, it is designed to adapt and evolve in response to the changing needs of our members and the shifting competitive landscape of the exhibition industry.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement: Our mission is to create a community that recognizes, respects and values each of our members regardless of anyone’s demographic. ESCA is committed to providing an environment where all members and customers of the exhibition, meeting and special events industries feel comfortable interacting, learning, and conducting business with one another. Although we all have a lot in common within this industry, it’s important to understand that our individuality and distinctness from one another is something we must embrace as a community.

As ESCA members, we all must work towards playing a role in promoting this this type of inclusion.

A Glimpse into ESCA’s History: Since its inception in 1970, ESCA has been the voice of service contractors and their partners in the exhibition industry. Today, with more than 175 member companies in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, ESCA maintains strategic alliances with IAEE, IAVM, SISO, EDPA, ECA, and CEIR to drive the exhibition industry forward collectively.

Learn more about ESCA and the Exhibitions Industry