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Events Calendar 2016

Selecting Service Contractors

October 16, 2023

A successful exhibition or event is often produced by the efforts of multiple service providers. A substantial portion of the exhibition or event organizer’s responsibility is to evaluate, source, and contract for the services and products needed to produce a successful event.

After completing this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Explain the role and responsibilities of the official service contractor (OSC)
  • Identify the purpose and types of specialty contractors
  • Explain the role and responsibilities of an exhibitor-appointed contractor (EAC)
  • Determine criteria to be used for selecting service contractors through the Request for Proposal (RFP) process
  • Discuss the importance of identifying who handles what service and how this can impact services or costs

Articulate how local labor regulations impact events, including labor rights


On-location: IMEX America, Las Vegas, NV


8:30am – 3:00pm PT

followed by an optional 30-minute study period and an hour for the exam.


Erika Welling, CEM, DES