We love trade shows. We love events. Most of all we love helping people come together to connect, learn, conduct business, get inspired and have some fun.
Maybe Covid-19 is making us nostalgic. It’s certainly a great time for reflection … and for starting something new, like this article series. We asked a few members of the team to share some opinions on their careers and this business to reveal in the coming months. We would love to hear from you, too, just answer the question posed each month in the Comments.
Continuing the theme: What was your first job in events/trade shows and what did you love about it?
I started in 2014 in the finance department at The Expo Group, so to get familiar with the industry I worked hands-on in the Customer Account department with exhibitors of the annual PACK EXPO show. Getting to see how these events go from a bare floor and empty hall to massive tradeshow with multi-million dollar booths built out was amazing. It’s exciting and fast-paced, and you have the opportunity to travel and be involved with clients from all sorts of unique industries.
Manager, Financial Services & Corporate Counsel
Working for Caribiner in 1997-98 was my first time working on big, live events. Having come from the world of television production, the start of a live event was closest to that adrenaline rush of a live TV program. And I met Gary Wokas!
EVP, National Accounts for Level5 Events
(He still has to work with Gary Wokas…)
My first job in 1990 was with The Aaron Group working in exhibitor services. I thought I had died and gone to heaven getting to travel and work with such a fun group of people. I still know many of them to this day!
VP Sales Development
How about you? Let us know in the comments and you can read more answers here.