Exhibitor Media Group, the award-winning monthly magazine featuring best practices in trade show marketing, and Find It – Marketplace, the buyer’s guide to trade show products and services, recently announced the companies that qualified for the 2019 Find It – Top 40, which honors the industry’s top exhibit producers with offices in the United States and/or Canada. More than 100 exhibit houses applied and were subjected to an exhaustive evaluation process including more than 50 individual criteria, all weighted to reflect how EXHIBITOR readers and Editorial Advisory Board meners.

The myriad criteria considered were categorized into five primary areas:
” Company and Capabilities
” Honors and Awards
” Thought Leadership and Industry Participation
” Service and Reliability
” Creativity and Key Differentiators
The evaluation process also included a survey of current clients and a review of entrants’ past projects, selling points, and innovations, conducted by corporate exhibit managers. The 40 firms who earned the highest scores qualified for this year’s list. Among them are 10 companies that are also members of the International Federation of Exhibition and Event Services (IFES): 3D Exhibits Inc., Access TCA Inc., CEP (Chicago Exhibit Productions Inc.), Czarnowski Display Service Inc., Derse Inc., Exhibitus Inc., Freeman, GES (Global Experience Specialists Inc.), Group Delphi Inc., and MC2 (Creative Management Services LLC).
“It’s not surprising to see that one-quarter of the companies on this year’s Find It – Top 40 are also IFES members,” said Travis Stanton, editor of EXHIBITOR magazine. “According to our most recent International Exhibiting Survey, 55 percent of American companies are currently exhibiting at overseas shows, and seven out of 10 have at least tentative plans to do so in the very near future. Smart exhibit producers understand the global nature of this business and have proactively taken steps to establish relationships with foreign partners through organizations such as IFES, and are therefore in a better position to service the multinational needs of their clients.”

Furthermore, applicants earned points toward their cumulative score for not only being a member of IFES and other industry-related organizations, but also for having established international partnerships with companies located in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas.
To learn more about all 40 companies that qualified for the 2019 Find It – Top 40, stay tuned for the June 2019 issue of EXHIBITOR or visit the Top 40 online portal at: http://www.exhibitoronline.com/findit/top40.asp

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