CEIR Releases New Industry Insights Report

DALLAS, 7 October 2019 – The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) announces a new Industry Insights Series Report, Demystifying Electrical Services for the Exhibitor, a staple in the CEIR library updated by Immediate Past President of ESCA Richard P. Curran, CEO and President of Expo Convention Contractors. This report was originally authored by Steven Hagstette, Sr., who has since retired from Freeman as Senior Vice President, Nevada Region.

This report is a must-read for new exhibitors who want to minimize exhibiting expenses, as Curran delineates a step-by-step process on how to determine how much electrical power is needed for a booth; how to clearly lay out where to install power; and other tips and tricks on how to minimize cost and time.

“With a little knowledge and pre-planning, you can have a smooth set up and save your company money as well,” advocates Curran.

“The logistics of planning an exhibit booth are essential to do well,” said CEIR CEO Cathy Breden, CAE, CMP. “The devil is in the details. Thinking about what electrical power is needed for a booth and ordering it properly helps exhibitors save money and avoid headaches! Read this report to understand what to do. CEIR thanks Rich, Steve and ESCA for offering their extensive expertise on this subject.”

This seven-page report provides a process to follow to order electrical services in a way that minimizes expenses and helps ensure a smooth installation. It includes discussion on:

  • Determining specifics relating to ordering electric power:
    • Calculating how much is needed
    • Timing of power – 24 hours or less?
    • Placement of power equipment in a booth
  • Submitting an order that clearly delineates where power equipment is to be placed in a booth
  • Submitting labor orders that help avoid higher labor rates
  • A checklist of action items to help save money and time

Click here to download the full report. IAEE members can access the CEIR library and reports at no cost – a benefit of IAEE membership.

About CEIR
The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) serves to advance the growth, awareness and value of exhibitions and other face-to-face marketing events by producing and delivering knowledge-based research tools that enable stakeholder organizations to enhance their ability to meet current and emerging customer needs, improve their business performance and strengthen their competitive position. For additional information, visit www.ceir.org.


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