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The ESCA Digest — May 2024

The ESCA Digest


Dear ESCA Members,

As we prepare for yet another eventful season, I am delighted to share some exciting news regarding our participation in the upcoming Skills USA National Leadership & Skills Conference, scheduled from June 25th to 27th in Atlanta. This event stands as a cornerstone in honoring the accomplishments of students who are diligently honing their skills for careers in trade, technical, and skilled service occupations.

This year marks a significant milestone as we unveil our plans to host a Future Workforce booth at the conference. This endeavor underscores our industry’s unwavering commitment to nurturing and empowering the talent of tomorrow. This booth is a collaborative effort from the Exhibitions Industry Collective, comprising esteemed members including ECA, ESCA, EDPA, IAEE, IAVM, and SISO, uniting to shape the future landscape of our profession.

At this booth, we aim to showcase the diverse opportunities available within our industry, offer guidance and mentorship to aspiring professionals, and highlight the pivotal role that skilled trades and technical expertise play in driving innovation and progress. It’s an endeavor fueled by our collective dedication to fostering a dynamic and inclusive workforce, equipped to meet the evolving demands of our industry.

Together, we can inspire and empower the next generation of industry leaders, laying the foundation for a brighter and more vibrant future.

Best regards,

Julie Kagy

Executive Director, ESCA


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Dear ESCA Members,


As we eagerly anticipate the upcoming 2024 ESCA Summer Educational Conference, we are thrilled to share a glimpse of the diverse and enriching education sessions that have been carefully curated to offer substantive education.

Our goal is to arm attendees with practical tools and insights, ready for immediate application in their professional journeys. From economic forecasts to legal updates, our sessions promise tangible value, empowering you to navigate industry complexities confidently.

This year’s conference features a range of thought-provoking sessions, including insights on increasing sustainable footprints and navigating the 2024 election’s impact on businesses. Additionally,, you’ll hear from industry leaders, explore AI megatrends, and how to cultivate a positive workplace culture firsthand from the CEO of WD-40.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enrich your toolkit. Join us at this year’s ESCA Summer Educational Conference and elevate your industry knowledge.

View our full list of educational offerings at this year’s ESCA Summer Educational Conference, here.


ESCA Education Committee


This year, we’re making donating easier than ever at ESCA #SEC24!

Say goodbye to the hassle of bringing items and coordinating drop-offs.

Instead, check out our curated wish list of auction items and select what you want to donate with just a click!

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Showcase Your Sustainable Stand Materials at the 2024 ESCA Summer Educational Conference

The 2024 ESCA Summer Educational Conference will feature an interactive sustainability session, “Building a Sustainable Future,” led by Mariela Bazán, Chief Sustainability Officer at the Events Industry Council.

This session offers the chance to showcase your sustainable stand materials. The workshop will cover the latest trends and resources from ESCA, EDPA, and EIC, and discuss recent regulations and client priorities. Participants will engage in a collaborative exercise to apply creative solutions for building a sustainable industry.

We need 8 sets of product samples (for group activities) and a company representative to participate in the session on Wednesday, June 26, at 11:15 am at the Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, VA. Products should fit inside a bankers box.

Thank you for your participation!

To apply, please complete the following form:

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ESCA members enthusiastically perform ‘Alphabet Aerobics’ using industry terms to express their excitement for the upcoming 2024 ESCA Summer Educational Conference.

Their enthusiasm is contagious. If you’re not registered yet, what are you waiting for? Jump in and join the fun! REGISTER HERE


EDPA, ESCA, and EIC unveil joint Guidance for Sustainable Exhibition Stand Construction


The EDPA, ESCA, and EIC collaboratively developed groundbreaking sustainability guidance that has been explicitly tailored to meet the unique needs and challenges faced by the various industry verticals served by the organizations’ members. The Guidance for Sustainable Exhibition Stand Construction (GSESC) ensures that EDPA, ESCA, and EIC member organizations have clear and actionable guidance to reduce environmental impact and promote responsible practices. Reduce 2 served as the technical writer for the initiative.

Read the full Press Release

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ESCA Members Embracing Sustainability

We are thrilled to share the efforts of our valued members in making our industry more sustainable by partnering with companies that have implemented guidelines for a greener future.

Expo Convention Contractors have gone one step further and established a dedicated Sustainability Committee that tirelessly seeks innovative ways to reduce our environmental footprint and promote eco-friendly practices across all operations.

Together, we can make a difference by continually seeking new and effective ways to support sustainability, one step at a time.

See Sustainability Efforts


THE EXPO GROUP hires new Executives

Darren Temple as Chief Growth Officer and Rachel Mazzanti as Executive Vice President, Show Sales, to support record-breaking business growth…

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Expo Convention Contractors appoint new CFO

With over two decades of finance and operations experience, Steve Basch joins Expo Convention Contractors from his previous role…

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

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