In what appears to be a retro trend — hearkening back to the days when show organizers contracted directly with specialty suppliers — several associations, including the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute, have chosen to become their own general contractors. What does this mean for exhibitors? “We'll be able to offer superior customer service, stabilize the costs of exhibiting, and take the hassle out of exhibiting at trade shows,” says Charles D. Yuska, president of PMMI, ...

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