MONDAY  8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Track: Planning & Execution

M201 
Show Floor Labor: Busting the Myths About Unions
There is mass confusion about the roles unions play in show floor labor. Terminology is often misunderstood, and rules differ from city to city-and even venue to venue within the same city. This session will clarify the situation by detailing:
•  How unions work within the contractor organizations
•  How unions bill for their labor
•  How union jurisdictions and hours vary city to city
•  How union labor is integrated in the show floor work force
•  When to consider using an exhibitor-appointed contractor vs. the general or official contractor
•  How various unions share jurisdictions
•  What some of the consistent issues are in working with unions

CTSM Candidates with 5 or more years of experience may take this session in place of certain five-digit required sessions, with prior approval.



FACULTY:
Amanda Helgemoe
Amanda Helgemoe, founded Nuvista Event Management Services in January of 2000, a nationally recognized leader in show service management. The company specializes in labor (I&D), audio visual equipment rental. While serving on the E2MA board of directors, Amanda has served on several committees to help address Industry-wide issues and concerns. Amanda also serves on the board for the EDPA (Exhibit Designers and Producers) and is the Events committee chair for the EDPA Foundation.

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Glenda Brungardt, CTSM, Silver Level
Glenda a member of the corporate events team for HP Inc. and is responsible for Tier 1 tradeshows and events. She is part of an HP-wide network of event marketing and technical professionals that deliver consistent brand, messaging, experiences, and execution of tradeshows and events. We focus on identifying and driving economies of scale to generate revenue, increase productivity, and help improve HP's marketing investment around tradeshows/events.

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Ken Viscovich
Kenneth Viscovich is currently the National Representative for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. He has held this position for the past 35 years. He previously held many local and council positions in Northern California. For the past 27 years, he has been responsible for the trade show industry internationally. Kenneth has served as a board member of the Exhibitor Appointed Contractors Association, and is the Co-Chairman of the ESCA Labor Management Committee. He is responsible for the establishment of the Trade Show Industry Task Force. He was the 2007 recipient of the EACA Intrepid Award. He also received the 2008 IAEE Chairman's Award, which recognized him for his work in promoting a drug free work place. He has been instrumental in the development of industry specific training for the trade show industry, as well as continuing education for UBC carpenter members. He is responsible for instituting first of their kind Trade Show Conferences pairing Industry Leaders and Union Representatives to discuss current and compelling issues. Kenneth has also contributed to numerous articles and industry publications.





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