TSEA Transfers Management to EACA; New Umbrella Association to be Named

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In a landmark decision, the Trade Show Exhibitors Association (TSEA) has, by a vote of its Board, chartered a new course in management and membership structure by transferring its members, and its intellectual assets, to the Exhibitor Appointed Contractor Association (EACA).

In a landmark decision, the Trade Show Exhibitors Association (TSEA) has, by a vote of its Board, chartered a new course in management and membership structure by transferring its members, and its intellectual assets, to the Exhibitor Appointed Contractor Association (EACA).    Pending final approval of this agreement by TSEA’s members, the TSEA will be dissolved and a newly named umbrella industry association, under the management of EACA’s Executive Director, Jim Wurm, will be formed to serve the needs and goals of both the EACA’s and TSEA’s members. Active EACA and TSEA members will have member privileges in the new organization.  
 
As part of the transfer, the EACA will acquire all TSEA members, their corresponding member data, and all branding, financial records, education and advocacy content and initiatives, and any related marketing assets.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for greater visibility and advocacy for our members in the exhibit industry,” said Jim Wurm, Executive Director of EACA. “By having both exhibitors and their contractors under the same organization, we can work together to better serve the industry and to advocate for the issues members most need. And, although our current organization’s names will change our values will not. Our members priorities will always be those of the new association.”

Finalization of this agreement is pending a vote of the TSEA membership. TSEA members will immediately receive email notification that outlines the new and improved membership structure and the terms of the asset transfer.    Once the agreement is ratified, EACA will begin the transition to the new association name.    

Under this new plan, TSEA members will not only receive all member values they enjoyed previously, but will also be able to take advantage of the comprehensive suite of member tools on the new association web site including social media tools, online forums, survey tools, and self-provisioned member profile management. The new association will also continue its plans for the 2012 Red Diamond Congress, as the association’s primary annual event.

EACA will make information available as soon as possible through its website. Meanwhile, both TSEA and EACA members can contact EACA with questions.

About EACA
Based in Bend, Oregon, EACA is dedicated to "raising the level of service excellence on the showfloor.” EACA represents and supports the interests of all exhibit appointed contractors and other exhibit service suppliers. Together, we endeavor to improve the trade show value proposition for all our customers - the exhibitors. To learn more, visit http://www.eaca.com.

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