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The ESCA Digest — April 2024

The ESCA Digest


Dear ESCA Members,

I am delighted to take this opportunity to reflect on our recent Board of Directors meeting, filled with discussions and strategic planning aimed at enhancing the exhibitions industry.

Highlights from our discussions include:

  • Advancement in our By-Laws review and records retention policy.
  • Initiatives to enhance financial structure and legal advisory services.
  • Positive updates on membership growth and increased usage of the ESCA Badge Program.

I commend each of our Board members on their dedication and contributions to our association’s ongoing success.

Looking ahead, I’m excited to provide a sneak peek at our upcoming Summer Educational Conference. We’ve finalized themes, schedules, and engaging activities to ensure a rewarding experience for all attendees. The conference promises to be a platform for learning, networking, and shaping the future of our industry. Mark your calendars for June 23 – 26, and join us at the breathtaking Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia.

Thank you for your unwavering commitment. Together, we are poised for continued growth and excellence. 

Best regards,

Julie Kagy

Julie Kagy

Executive Director, ESCA


American Spirit is a full service decorating company prepared to assist with all phases of your event. Our goal is to provide superior service and competitive pricing.

Genesis Exposition Services is an exposition service general contractor. Our staff is honored to provide quality customer service and equipment to make your show a success.

Nook Event Pods® improve live events by providing organizers with extra revenue streams and offering attendees quiet comfortable spaces to catch up on work or relax in-between meetings. Sponsors value the positive association with wellness, boosting their brand impact.

Olympic Logistics Services excels in delivering affordable tradeshow logistics, leveraging extensive experience to simplify complex processes and ensure a seamless tradeshow experience.

Olympus Group has provided creative solutions for over 120 years, with product spreads from large-scale custom print projects to the world’s most recognizable mascot characters.

Quantum Exposition is a general contractor for tradeshow and events focusing on cost-conscious partnerships, excellent customer service, and providing a “new option” to the live event industry.

Veloxity enhances its event tech suite with new interactive screens, portable charger kiosks, and custom content like Cvent integrations and gamification, aimed at realizing customer visions.

Membership Directory

Dear ESCA Members,


As the Secretary Treasurer and Chair of the Health and Safety Standards Committee, it is my privilege to provide you with an update on our recent endeavors and initiatives aimed at fostering a safer and more secure environment for all stakeholders within our industry.


Goals of the Committee: Our committee remains steadfast in our commitment to prioritizing the health and safety of our members, subcontractors, customers, and the community at large. With a focus on continuous improvement, we aim to lead by example, providing comprehensive safety guidance and resources to all involved in our industry. Visit our Health and Safety page to get access to:

  • ESCA New Standard Safety Signage
  • ESCA Standard Code of Conduct
  • Exhibitor and Visitor Safety Tips
  • ESCA Show Site Safety Orientation Guidelines
  • ESCA Show Site Emergency Action Plan

As we continue our efforts to foster a culture of safety and responsibility, we encourage all members to actively participate in promoting and adhering to these standards. Together, we can create a safer and more secure environment for everyone involved.


Pete Carroll


Pete Carroll

Secretary Treasurer and Chair

ESCA Health and Safety Standards Committee

Register Today for #SEC24

ESCA Summer Educational Conference #SEC24

🎉 June 23-26, 2024

🌎 Omni Homestead Resort

🚀 Hot Springs, VA 24445

Enjoy a blend of educational enrichment and relationship-building through engaging activities and networking events in a serene setting.


Socially Responsible Industry

ESCA Green Message

Embarking on a sustainable journey begins with a single step, no matter how small. Each eco-friendly choice, from reducing plastic usage to conserving energy, contributes to a brighter future for our planet. Remember, it’s about progress, not perfection. Start small, but start today, and together, we can make a meaningful difference for future generations.


This month, we’re inviting you to take on our sustainability challenge: evaluate your energy usage and consider making the switch to LED lights and CFL lightbulbs. Not only do these alternatives last longer but they significantly reduce energy consumption, effectively reducing your carbon footprint.

Freeman Releases Net Zero Carbon Events Initiative Roadmap.

See the Roadmap

Brumark, an exploring, Inc. Company, unveils innovative sustainability initiative to combat landfill waste

Read Press Release

Member News

HERITAGE Opens San Diego Production Facility

This facility will streamline HERITAGE’s operations in the region while enhancing our ability to deliver industry leading customer service and products combined with transparent and economical pricing…

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No trade show industry rep on the convention center authority board?

It would seem to me that a person living every day in the industry would have valuable insights into the needs of the industry, relevant trends, and what lies ahead while being able to balance responsible management of the facilities…

Read more

Aluvision Grows with Las Vegas Showroom & Parts Depot

Most recently, Aluvision celebrates its continued success in the US with the opening of a third showroom and first-ever parts depot in Las Vegas, NV…

Read more


ESCA will be at ECA Legislative Day in Washington D.C. May, 30th.

Are you going to be there too?

Connect with Julie Kagy, Executive Director ESCA

ACTION NEEDED – Report Impersonation Fraud Today!

Dear ESCA Members,

As we gear up for the 2024 ESCA Summer Educational Conference, it’s crucial to address a pressing issue: impersonation fraud. We’ve seen a rise in scammers impersonating ESCA, aiming to deceive and defraud our community.

Here’s the deal: With our event approaching, you might encounter suspicious emails or messages claiming affiliation with ESCA.

From email address: Our emails are only coming from

Booking links: Only book directly on the your registration or hotel reservations.

Reporting is easy: Stay alert and report any fishy communications ASAP. File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) online at

Let’s cut to the chase: Your quick action is crucial. Together, we can stamp out impersonation fraud and keep ESCA and our industry secure.

Thanks for helping us shut down these scammers!


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