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Shelby was a legend in our industry, a leader, and a role model to so many. Through Emerald Carpet, his partnership with ESCA and our membership was instrumental in our Summer Educational Conferences and Winter Awards Celebrations’ success. At ESCA, we always felt a sense of family, friendship, and kindness with every interaction with Shelby, the Peeples Family, and Emerald Carpet. We are all saddened by the loss of this wonderful man. You can find the link to his obituary here:
Please join us in prayers and support for his family, friends, and associates.
Dallas, TX, June 8, 2020 – The Exhibition Services and Contractors Association (ESCA) has released a white paper titled Health & Safety Guidance for the Exhibitions Industry. This document intends to provide information to service contractors and partners regarding producing an exhibition during a pandemic.
ESCA is proud to have contributed to the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), collaborated with many experts within the industry, and utilized information provided by experts in the scientific community.
An exhibition requires significant collaboration between Show Organizers, Venues, Exhibitors, Contractors, Labor, Experiential Designers and Producers, and many more. The focus of this white paper is the work covered by our membership segment and its partners. Larry Arnaudet, ESCA Executive Director, comments, “In looking back over my 50+ years in this industry, it is evident that the unity of all segments of the industry and its diverse workforce is of utmost importance, not only today but in the years ahead. ESCA’s Health and Safety Guidance for the Exhibitions Industry embodies our strong support for unity among all segments and is ever mindful of the potential health hazards that we encounter in our industry.”
ESCA member experts came together to form the Health and Safety Committee and create this white paper. Neil McMullin, ESCA President, commented, “To put out meaningful guidance that will be supported and championed by each of our member organizations and stakeholders has always been a critical objective that is only achievable with a unified approach. I’m proud to say that true to form, ESCA members have answered that call. We are well-prepared to produce and host events where the safety and health of all involved is our top priority. We have taken into account each action and phase of the event production process. Our health and safety committee, representing a wide range of our membership, has embraced the kind of collaboration and cooperation needed right now to show real leadership as we move toward recovery.”
One key priority in creating this document was industry consistency. Kevin McLaughlin, United Brotherhood of Carpenters International Representative for the Trade Show Industry comments, “These Health and Safety Guidelines are vital, not only for the safety of exhibitors and attendees but also for the hard-working men and women who install and dismantle events. Having consistent guidelines put into practice by all show organizers and contractors is essential to creating a productive and safe environment for all those associated with the trade show industry.“
Specific Areas Covered Include:
- Overall Guidelines for Health & Safety Physical Distancing.
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Health Monitoring & Hygiene
- Trade Show Layout
- Cleaning & Disinfecting Warehousing/Marshaling/Freight Handling
- Floor Coverings
- Staff & Labor
- Exhibitor Move-In/Out
- Exhibitor Order Processing
- Communication & Education
Download The Health & Safety Guidance for the Exhibitions Industry here.
About ESCA – Since 1970, ESCA has provided a unified voice for service contractors and their partners in the exhibition industry. Currently, ESCA has more than 175 member companies throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom and maintains alliances with IAEE, IAVM, EDPA and SISO to promote the exhibition industry. ESCA is dedicated to the advancement of the exhibition, meeting, and special events industries. Through education, information exchange, and level of professionalism shared by members and their customers, ESCA promotes cooperation among all areas of the exhibition industry.
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Exhibition Services & Contractors Association Supports the Go Live Together Coalition
Dallas, TX, May 22, 2020 – ESCA is pleased to announce a $50,000 contribution to the Go Live Together Coalition in support of the exhibition, meetings and events industry.
Go LIVE Together has assembled leaders from across the diverse and vibrant live events ecosystem to drive local, state, and federal legislative actions that will not only be critical to our ability to put millions of people back to work, but also for our country’s economic recovery. Every event industry recovery dollar will lead to incremental spending on travel, hotels, and restaurants, supporting Main Street merchants decimated by COVID-19. Live events industry legislative relief will serve as its own “stimulus package” because funds will be used to rekindle both an important economic sector and many connected companies. Our industry was producing tens of thousands of events per year before COVID-19, so the economic impact of live events cannot be overstated.
Neil McMullin, ESCA President, stated, “On behalf of ESCA’s Board of Directors and our member organizations, I’d like to announce our support of Go LIVE Together and its mission to build a coalition advocating for the protection of the events industry. The collective voice of our industry is more effective than any individual organization or association. Our community has set aside normal and healthy competition and joined together to enlighten our elected officials about the power of exhibitions and events”.
Since 1970, ESCA has provided a unified voice for service contractors and their partners in the exhibition industry. Currently, ESCA has more than 160 member companies throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and it maintains alliances with IAEE, TSEA, and CEIR to promote the exhibition industry. ESCA is dedicated to the advancement of the exhibition, meetings, 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 the number of reported cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rise, employers are increasingly confronted with the possibility of an outbreak in the workplace. Employers are obligated to maintain a safe and healthy work environment for their employees, but are also subject to a number of legal requirements protecting workers. For example, employers must comply with the legal obligations and be aware of best practices in their approach to dealing with COVID-19
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Getting Ready for CarlsbadIt’s that time of year! We are hard at working getting ready for the upcoming ESCA Summer Educational Cnference. This year’s amazing event will be located in beautiful Carlsbad, California at the fabulous Omni La Costa Resort and Spa. Our festivities begin on Sunday, June 24th with a stunning sunset, poolside, reception to welcome all of our attendees. Monday through Wednesday brings us exceptional educational opportunities with some sought after speakers (further details on page 8-9)… View Article
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