ESCA is dedicated to the advancement of the exhibition, meeting, and special events industries. Through the education, information exchange and level of professionalism shared by members and their customers, ESCA promotes cooperation among all areas of the exhibition industry.
As members of ESCA we recognize the need for standards of professionalism in the relationship between contractor and customer and within the industry as a whole. We recognize that our customers come from every aspect of the exhibition, meeting, and special events industry, ranging from the organizer to the attendee. All ESCA members pledge to conduct their business activities with integrity. ESCA members understand that they are responsible for the professional conduct of persons in their employ. Consequently, they undertake, through exemplary conduct at all times to secure observance by their employees of this code of ethics.
ESCA members pledge to act in accordance with the following principles of the ESCA code of ethics.
ESCA members will provide factual and accurate information about their services and the services of any firm they represent. They will not use deceptive practices.
ESCA members will provide complete details about terms and conditions of any services, including cancellation and service fee policies, before accepting deposits.
ESCA members will provide all services as stated in their agreement or written confirmation, or provide alternate services of equal or greater value, or provide appropriate compensation.
ESCA members will serve in a spirit of partnership with show management, other contractors, facilities management and exhibitors.
ESCA members will offer prompt, reliable and courteous service at all times.
ESCA ESCA members shall abide by all federal, state and local laws and regulations.
ESCA members will comply with all codes and standards regarding safety, performance, show rules and regulations.
ESCA members will treat every customer transaction confidentially and not disclose any information without permission of the customer, unless required by law.
Conflict of Interest
ESCA members will not allow any preferred relationships with suppliers and sub-contractors to interfere with the interests of their clients.
ESCA members will work with their customers to resolve disputes quickly and fairly, and, if necessary, through mediation or then through arbitration.
History of ESCA
Since 1970 ESCA has provided a unified voice for service contractors and their partners in the exhibition industry. ESCA now has more than 175 member companies throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom and maintains alliances with IAEE, IAVM, SISO, EDPA, and CEIR to promote the exhibition industry.
|2018||Rich Curran||EXPO Convention Contractors, Inc.|
|2017||Julia Smith||Global Experience Specialists|
|2013-2014||Bruce Nable||SER Exposition Services|
|2011-2012||Chuck Grouzard||Global Experience Specialists|
|2007-2008||Aaron Bludworth||George Fern Company|
|2006||Tom Drullinger||George Fern Company|
|2002-2003||Carl Mitchell||Shepard Exposition Services|
|2000||Tom Blaine, Jr.||Blaine Convention Services|
|1999||Todd Iverson||GES Exposition Services|
|1998||Barbara Lane||GES Exposition Services|
|1996||Jim Reese||Champion Exposition Services|
|1994||Jim Thompson||GES Exposition Services|
|1993||Elden Almquist||ATTCO Exposition, Inc.|
|1991||Dale Van Ort||Freeman|
|1990||Hugh MacLean||GES Exposition Services|
|1988 – 1989||Ralph Iverson||Brede Exposition Services|
|1986 – 1987||Jim Caplin||United Exposition Service|
|1984 – 1985||Jim Moore||Moore Displays, Inc.|
|1982 – 1983||Norm Seeger||Badger Exposition Service|
|1980 – 1981||Sol Tolkin||Exposervice Standard, Inc.|
|1978 – 1979||John Reibold||Brede Exposition Services|
|1976 – 1977||Don Vaughn||Freeman|
|1975||Jim Howe||GES Exposition Services|
|1973 – 1974||Toby Aaron||The Aaron Group|
|1971 – 1972||Leon Manne||Manncraft/Greyhound|
|1970||Sam Katz||United Exposition Service|
ESCA’s Strategic Plan is a direct outgrowth of the ESCA Board of Director’s desire to position the organization for a sustainable competitive advantage. This approach improves the chances of organizational alignment and makes the best use of ESCA’s resources (time, money and effort). This Strategic Plan is designed to be a working plan with the flexibility to evolve as ESCA’s members needs and the competitive landscape changes. The Strategic Plan is designed to reflect each of the four key objectives:
Committee Chair: Julia Smith, GES.
Committee Chair: Martin Moggre, Freeman.
Education & Training
Committee Chair: Bob Ryley, GES.
Standards & Best Practices
Committee Chair: Rich P Curran, Expo Convention Contractors.