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  • Julie Kagy to Lead ESCA

      The Exhibition Services & Contractors Association (ESCA) announced that Julie Kagy will assume the role of executive director, taking over from the retiring Larry Arnaudet, effective Jan. 1. Arnaudet, a veteran with more than five decades of experience in the meetings and conventions industry, will be stepping down from his role as executive director. His retirement marks the end of an illustrious career, characterized by his invaluable contributions to ESCA and his unwavering dedication to its mission. “Larry Arnaudet…

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  • AV

    Freedom of Choice: AV Contracts

    By Heather Reid Did you know that as much as 55 per cent (yes, you read that right!) of a customer’s audiovisual (AV) invoice can be paid by the in-house preferred audiovisual supplier to the venue as a commission for the privilege of being identified as the “in-house preferred supplier”. With commissions at these staggering rates, significant revenues can be generated. It is no wonder then, that carefully crafted policies and fees are found in venue contracts to influence the…

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