"Reaching New Heights“World Summit 2018
Chicago, 27-29 June
With his incomparable manner Randy will lead and accompany the panel discussion, which deals with working and exhibiting in America.
In addition to his leadership role at EXHIBITOR Media Group, Randal is an Adjunct Faculty in the exhibit design program at Bemidji State University. A twenty year veteran of EXHIBITOR, Acker’s experience spans all aspects of EXHIBITOR Media Group’s sales and marketing programs, magazine and trade show promotion, operations, finance, strategic business development and industry relations. He is also active in numerous segments of the exhibition industry contributing the unique perspective he has on the industry by serving corporate marketers, exhibit builders, agencies, suppliers to the industry, venues, as well as show organizers.
The leader in trade show and corporate event marketing education, EXHIBITOR Media Group publishes the award-winning EXHIBITOR magazine – best practices in trade show marketing, and produces EXHIBITORLIVE, the trade show and corporate event industry’s top-rated educational conference; EXHIBITORFastTrak regional accelerated learning conferences; EXHIBITOR eTrak live online educational sessions; and GRAVITY FREE, the world’s only multidisciplinary design conference. EXHIBITOR is the founder and sponsor of CTSM (Certified Trade Show Marketer), the industry’s only university-affiliated professional certification program. EXHIBITOR Online is the trade show and event community’s most comprehensive online resource.
Find Your Business Power to Change Things for the Better
Doing better by doing good: Everyone says it, but does it work? Really?! Yes, it really does. Changing our industry to help build a better world is much easier than it seems. We might feel overwhelmed by challenges that seem out of reach, but you can harness the intrinsic power every business leader already has to make our industry and our world cleaner, more vibrant, and more prosperous. And you will enjoy lower costs, more engaged employees, more loyal clients and peace of mind along the way. Come see how to get started and discover surprising results.
Tom Bowman is author of The Green Edge: How Sustainability Can Help Meeting Planners Save Money and Build Stronger Brands. He is founder of Bowman Design Group and founder/CEO of Bowman Change, Inc., a communications consultancy focused on sustainability and environmental challenges. Tom earned a prestigious California Small Business of the Year Award for his cost-saving approach to slashing energy use and carbon emissions, and was inducted into the International Green Industry Hall of Fame. Bowman Design Group holds FAMAB and APEX/ASTM sustainabilty certifications. A popular speaker, Tom has contributed to NPR, CNN, Science, Time, The New York Times, Exhibitor and other media outlets.
Exhibiting in the US – Undertanding The Nuances and Looking at What You Can Do not What You Can’s Do
Exhibiting in the USA tradeshow industry can seem complex and at times stressful. While differences do exist – there are more commonalities than differences between exhibiting in your country vs US. As exhibitors we still have a specific set of tasks to be accomplished and ultimately, we all exhibit to showcase our products/solutions/technology, meet with existing and potential customers and to have those meaningful face-face conversations.
This session is intended to provide you insight on what you can do vs. what you can’t do.
Understanding the nuances around rules and regulations from I&D (installation/dismantle), transportation, drayage, electrical, EAC (Exhibitor Appointed Contractor), exclusive providers vs preferred providers, etc. will allow you to focus on promoting your brand and have a more stress free exhibiting experience.
She has served on many industry boards and spoken at many industry events including CEMA Summit, Exhibitor Show, Exhibitor FastTrack, Red Diamond Congress, TS2 Conference, Event Marketer Green Summit, EDPA and Event Marketer Experiential Marketing Summit. Brungardt has received numerous industry awards – Event Marketer “Dream Team”, Exhibitor Magazine “All Star Award”, inaugural winner of Expo Magazines Event Manager of Year and has been featured as one of the top Women in Event Marketing by Event Marketer Magazine
Sophie Chenel and Gabriela Künzli
IFES Sustainable Committee started in Istanbul June 2016 placing sustainability on one of the main subject to be developed and shared amoung our business community.
We have designed a full morning to in our summit to be inspired and involved in sustainable process such as the Walk for Green, Presentation of the Carbon footprint tool Ecologes, Green applause award at the Gala Dinner, UFI sustainable award and a large choice of speakers for Sustainability knowledge in inspiration.
Sophie Chenel CEO at Procedés chénel International, architecture of paper.
Our long experience one in trend forecasting and global project management of events and the other in architecture of paper brought us to consider the issue of sustainability in event industry as a key item. Strongly aware about the strength of shared knowledge, she both work as partners of IFES to deliver insights on the Sustainable Committee.
Will Daniels – Zach Nagle – Jim Wurm and Alexander Zaleski
How to work in the States
Will Daniels, Jim Wurm ,Zach Nagle and Alexander Zaleski illustrate in their presentation based on 5 important pillars “How the American Market works!”
William Daniels is a Partner in the firm’s Employee Benefits Department where he counsels clients on labor negotiations, withdrawal liability, mergers and acquisitions, employee benefits litigation, and fiduciary responsibility issues under ERISA. He also works with corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, multiemployer plans and tax-exempt entities and organizations. He advises clients on a variety of retirement plan and other employee benefit plan matters, including the design, amendment, administration and termination of pension, profit sharing, 401(k), employee stock ownership and welfare benefit plans and trusts. He has represented clients before the IRS, Department of Labor and District Courts across the USA.
Mr. Daniels is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, The United States District Court for the Northern Indiana and the Illinois Supreme Court.
Bar Association and Other Memberships
Mr. Daniels is a member of the Wisconsin bar, the Illinois bar, the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, the Northern District of Indiana and the trial bar of the Northern District of Illinois.
Mr. Daniels received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University, his law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law and an LL.M. in Labor Law from Georgetown University Law Center.
An established writer and speaker, Mr. Daniels has authored a number of articles and publications on employee benefit topics, notably his contributions to Exhibit City News related to issues on withdrawal liability and to ERISA Compliance and Enforcement Strategy Guide published by the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (BNA). He frequently speaks to professional and business audiences on a variety of practical employee benefit issues. Mr. Daniels has been an adjunct professor at The John Marshall School of Law since 2002 where he teaches classes on ERISA fiduciary issues, merger and acquisition issues arising from ERISA and a detailed course on ERISA fundamentals.
He has sat on the board of directors of various not-for-profit organizations and in 2012 he was honored with the Rotarian of the Year Award for his work in fundraising.
Outside of his practice, Mr. Daniel’s interests include skiing, sailing, spending time with his family and indulging in his passion for designing board games. Mr. Daniels lives in Wilmette with his wife and two children.
I’ve been subjected to Czarnowski my entire life and have been employed here for 10 years. Currently I am the Chief Sustainability Officer. Additionally, I have completed CAPS Citizen Police Academy, ISSP-SA certification, Federal Court Jury Duty, EDPA Midwest Board Member duties, Chicago 1st District Court Advocacy, and Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Work Study Field Trips. I like to spend my time riding Onewheel, fishing with my spouse, and weaving rugs or tapestries.
In his 35 plus years of trade show and event marketing and management, Jim Wurm has worked on both the show organizer and exhibit services side of the industry.
He has launched and organized his own trade shows throughout the U.S. and in Europe, and has served as Group Director for Miller Freeman, Inc. with the overall P&L responsibility for a portfolio of more than 30 annual events in the high-tech sector.
Upon leaving Miller Freeman, Jim returned to his favorite role as independent show organizer and trade show and event management consultant. His customer list includes SOFTBANK, Reed Exhibitions, SEMCO Productions and SEMI.
For the past 20 years, Jim has utilized his unique trade show experience for the development and management of the Exhibitor Appointed Contractor Association (EACA) an association whose mission is to create tangible value for its members, and the entire trade show industry, by leveraging the combined strengths of the EAC community.
One of the industry’s foremost thinkers on trade show and event marketing, he is a noted author and presenter to many of the trade show industry’s associations and professional societies.
Beginning sustainability in the classroom and taking it to the field
“We will discuss how we build sustainability into our graduate exhibition and experience design curriculum at FIT. How our students plan sustainable strategies and the integration of green materials into their projects and keep abreast of new materials and methods by engaging our industry supporters in our graduate program.”
Drake & Boucher were participants in a show at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum entitled: Materialis, which presented new materials used by design offices in the U.S. Showroom designs were completed for Nienkamper furniture, Stylex Furniture and Heller, all in the Merchandise Mart, Chicago. Under Robin Drake Design I designed the New York travelling exhibits with works from The Wolfsonian Museum in Miami, Florida (The French Pochoir), The John Soane Museum, London, (Robert Adams drawings) The Center for Jewish History, (Opening exhibition for the Louis Beck Institute,) The Philadelphia Museum of Art (Florence Knoll exhibit) New York.
Robin also worked as exhibit design consultants for the Italian Cultural Institute In New York, and the Gallery of the New York School of Interior Design. The firm also designed the 4,000 square foot Heller Gallery in New York’s meatpacking district. Numerous published works in New York Times, design section, two cover stories with Interiors Magazine, a feature section in the Loftstyle book by Suzanne Slesin. Robin was the subject of a television news interview by Roz Abrams about my design for an Edible Architecture competition.
Dr Bonnie Higgins and Sachel Josefson
Educating the Designer of the Future
Bemidji State University (BSU) in Minnesota, boasts one of the select few experiential exhibit design programs in the world. Attendees will learn how this innovative program blurs the line between academia and industry to develop uniquely qualified graduates. Join this discussion in which professors seek to better understand what skills and knowledge will be required of future professional experiential exhibit designers from the perspective of the international exhibitions and events communities.
Dr. Sachel Josefson recently finished his Doctorate of Philosophy and conducted an in-depth qualitative research study about the tradeshow exhibit phenomenon. He has worked as an exhibit designer in Atlanta and Las Vegas and is currently an Assistant Professor at Bemidji State University.
Elke Moebius and Riccardo Montanari
Workshop EuroShop – How to make your trade fair participation valuable!
A successful trade fair participation does not necessarily require a large booth and a huge investment. The recipe of success can be manifold. Some do´s and don´ts are shown today.
Exhibiting in Europe
The presentation aims to analyze all the main aspects of exhibiting in Europe in order to understand trends, dos and don’ts, particularities and the reasons at their base. The main topics are going to be exhibit design, manufacturing, workforce and logistics. Some quick comparisons with other exhibit markets are going to be made, especially with the American one because of the IFES World Summit being held in Chicago this year and my personal experience with this market. At the end of the presentation there will obviously be a short time dedicated to Q&A.
2008 – until now: Director of EuroShop and EuroCIS, Global Head of Retail and Retail Technologies (Messe Düsseldorf)
1996 – 2008: Senior Project Manager for shows in Russia, Czech Republic, Brazil and France (Messe Düsseldorf)
1992 -1996: Sales management with Avon Cosmetics and stage in NYC
1986 – 1992: Studies and Diploma (micro-economics and languages)
I graduated in Business Management in Milan and joined the exhibit industry right away with my parents company A&M Production, which is in the business since 1975. I experienced most of the tasks in the company, but today i mainly take care of business development, sales and marketing. Thanks to the company international presence I developed a strong experience in both European, American and Russian exhibit markets. The American market is today the one I am working the most with, developing experience in all the major exhibit cities and some minor ones as well.
Eye Candy, Exhibit Design in America
A whirlwind tour of American exhibit design . I will be showing a potpourri of exhibit projects large and small across a variety of industries. I will touch on past design and hint to the future. Sit back and enjoy a visual feast for your eyes.
Based in Chicago, I have been an architectural photographer for over 30 years. For the last 20 years I have focused on photographing exhibits throughout the country and world. I have spent lots of time living in convention centers which has given me a sensability of good design that effectively communicates the product/service.
What in the World: Global Design Trends
In today’s fast-paced, technologically advanced world, staying on the cutting edge is almost impossible — especially if you are unaware of both the drivers behind, and the manifestations of, global experiential design trends. Using examples from such international events such as EuroShop, Expo 2017, Integrated Systems Europe, and the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, EXHIBITOR magazine editor Travis Stanton takes guests on a world tour of 10 trends that are currently impacting the trade show and event industry. What’s more, he provides a framework for trend analysis that can help you spot — and ultimately predict — the trends of tomorrow.
Travis Stanton is the editor of EXHIBITOR Magazine, which boasts readers in more than 30 different countries and was recently named one of the best business magazines in America by the American Society of Business Publication Editors. As editor, Travis travels the globe, attending dozens of trade shows and events each year, ranging from EuroShop in Dusseldorf, Germany, to the 2017 world expo in Astana, Kazakhstan. His work as a writer and editor has earned him numerous awards including both the 2011 and 2017 Magazine of the Year awards from the Minnesota Magazine and Publishing Association.
Kuehne + Nagel Next Gen (Digital Solutions for Exhibition Logistics)
Trends & Challenges, Challenges in Logistics and Services – Customer in Focus, Traffic Management, Transport Management, Innovations & Digital Solutions
Born in 1966
Started in Exhibition Logistics already in 1986
With Kuehne + Nagel since 2001
The status of the global exhibition industry with a special focus on the service industry
Jochen Witt will focus on the current state of the global political and economic situation and will demonstrate how this influences the global as well as the regional trade fair industry. He will take a
look at the most important trends in our industry over the last 10 years and will provide an outlook for what lies ahead with a special focus on the service industry. Jochen’s presentation will also cover
the performance of the top 40 trade fair companies and provide the audience with a perspective of future developments.
Jochen Witt is President and CEO of jwc gmbh, the globally leading management consulting firm for the trade fair
and conference business. jwc provides consulting services in the areas of Strategy and Business Development,
Pricing of Trade Fair Services, Mergers and Acquisitions, Planning and Construction of Venues, as well as Business Intelligence. jwc’s clients are based in Europe, Asia, Middle East and the Americas. The firm is providing services to trade fair and congress organizers, venue owners and managers, service providers, publishing companies, private equity companies, and governments.
Prior to assuming his current position, Jochen held the position of President and CEO of Koelnmesse GmbH from 1998 until April 2007. During that time he successfully managed the international expansion of Koelnmesse’s portfolio, the expansion of the service business and the modernization of the exhibition grounds in Cologne.
A Glimpse Into Our Future Through the Looking Glass
We are currently living through the most explosive technological advancements in human history. These tremendous changes in tech, data, and social interactions are continuously being woven into
new fabrics of how we live, work, and play. Most of this incredible human evolution is playing out right in front of our eyes through the
numerous glass screens of our digital devices. Take a peek through the looking glass into the exhilarating future that is being shaped by the latest technologies in virtual realities, augmented realities, artificial intelligence, bio-technology, and nanotech. Some of these new technologies will have profound impact on how we develop, produce, and design exhibitions and events. Are you ready for what is to come?
Jackson Young is an exhibition and experience design practitioner who works across multiple mediums, such
as museum exhibits, experiential retail environments, toys and games, and web and mobile
platforms. He has worked at ESI Design on NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Museum and the Pope John
Paul II Cultural Center. Jackson then focused his design efforts on omni-channel experiences such as
innovative designs for VTech Toys and diverse design projects for MTV Networks. Over the last 10
years, Jackson served in leadership roles building experience design disciplines for NYC agencies and
partnered with clients such as Motorola, the Jamaican Tourist Board, Aetna, and Vans.
He is a frequent speaker at exhibition and experience design conferences and events, and was the
Keynote Speaker at the 2016 XVI OSPI Meeting in Vancouver and was most recently the Keynote
Speaker at the 2017 Fashion Institute of Technology’s Capstone event.
Sustainable Venues and Events
As a common goal, sustainable development has become a major topic within the conference and event sector. Along some examples – which are not meant to be taken too seriously – the presentation asks what makes an event sustainable and points out the role of sustainable buildings in this context. Finally, based on the example of the DGNB certified Kap Europa Congress Center in Frankfurt Germany, the contribution of sustainable buildings to the UN Sustainable Development Goals will be shown.
After graduating in architecture, he was working as a scientific researcher at the University of Karlsruhe. Beside other projects, he took part in the development of the DGNB System as well as the scientific support of the German Round Table for Sustainable Buildings. From its beginning, Jan Zak has actively supported the DGNB development as part and leader of various working groups and as DGNB trainer – nationally and internationally. Today he is one of the first DGNB Senior Auditors and part of the DGNB technical committee. With almost 40 national and international Projects, he is one of the most experienced DGNB Auditors worldwide.
FIT Sustainable Projects
Alexandra Rupert + Nina Van Styrum; both FIT Graduate Exhibition & Experience Design
“The Quality of Life reflects in Exhibitions”
Ohm is a relaxational green tea experience that explores green tea through the senses, but without having the literal tea present. After site interviews conducted, Ohm provides a space for people on their lunch hour to relax outside of the office in Madison Square Park, NYC. Ohm offers different relaxational and meditation exercises to try; park visitors may even leave with an unexpected yet beneficial tool to use for gaining a better quality of life by how to combat stress.
Through the simple notion of experiencing green tea’s natural ability to make people relax, it would only make sense that the quality of life Ohm proposes reflects the quality of the exhibition itself– from content, concept, and fabrication. In my presentation, I will be exploring what it really takes to create a sustainable temporary exhibition– is it possible to design with a Zero Waste policy? I will be examining Ohm’s cradle to cradle life cycle, discussing shipping eliminations, and sourcing local materials, vendors, staff, and set up. I also will be calculating Ohm’s carbon footprint and discussing various environmental rating systems across the industry
Alexandria Rupert is a writer, a thinker, and an artist that uses her talents in the exhibition industry. She’s experimented many areas in fine art and design, and found herself working in the fashion entertainment and retail industry as a set dresser, stylist, visual merchandiser, and assistant jewelry designer as she attended the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in San Francisco and Los Angeles. However, she wants to take her experience and transition into exhibition and experience design, where she is currently working on her masters at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Alexandria’s an aspiring experiential designer for museums and branded experiences.
Nina van Styrum
“Drumming up, feel the rhythm”
Over the last few years multiple design areas have been looking at nature and how it can be used and applied within the design field. With this interactive design project about drums, You will be taken on a journey and shown how sustainability and biomimicry has driven and inspired the design to enhance visitors circulation within exhibit environments. People will be introduced to how collective animal behavior and animal movements (biomimicry) is used as an instrument or tool to improve the visitors circulation, which lead to the re-use of an abandoned building and use of sustainable materials throughout the design.
Nina van Styrum, an energetic and inquisitive Exhibition & Spatial Designer, recently graduated from the Masters Program Exhibition & Experience Design at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. She has a fervent passion for designing unique immersive experiences that are story-driven, engaging and letting visitors connect with the brand and/or environment for areas such as retail, events, trade shows, and public spaces.
During her Spatial Design study at Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam she was introduced to sustainability and biomimicry through a minor in sustainability. During this minor she developed her fascination for this area and how it can be used within design.
Nina is currently located in New York, working on freelance projects. She is open for any work opportunity that come her way.