The Retail Confectioners Association of Philadelphia and Global CIF, LLC has signed a three-year show management contract extension right before the opening of the 139th Philadelphia Candy, Gift, and Gourmet Show last week. Global CIF became the trade show management company for the association shows in May 2017 and will continue managing and expanding the two annual trade shows in January and September. The Retail Confectioners Association of Philadelphia was founded in 1918 for the purpose of sharing information and knowledge about candy making and retailing among Philadelphia area confectioners. Currently, they have over 300 active and associate members throughout the United States and Canada.
Since 2013 Messe Stuttgart Inc. has been active in the USA with its US subsidiary and operates as trade show organizer. Since 2017, Messe Stuttgart Inc. has extended its lifestyle consumer theme and established a partnership with Projekt 20drei10 GmbH to organize the VaporFair and HookahFair in New York and an upcoming show in Miami, Florida in 2019. In 2018, Messe Stuttgart Inc. is supporting nGage Events with the Smart Building Envelope event – powered by R+T, world’s leading trade fair for roller shutters, doors/gates and sun protection systems. Messe Stuttgart Inc.’s Representative Business includes the US-exhibit registrations and customer services for the leading LMS brands: R+T, TV TecStyle Visions, AMB, LASYS, VISION, Interbad, Moulding Expo and elect!
Today we’d like to introduce you to Dirk Ebener.
Dirk, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I started Global CIF in May of 2014, after working in the international trade show and conference management industry since 1995. My first two career stops were with two German based trade show companies. In May of 2014 I launched Global CIF with the vision of providing future clients with four key business components, which I included in the name of my company: Global = working in global markets and with global clients, C = Connected to the international markets, I = Informed about the international trends and business solutions, and F = Focused on the successful concepts and solutions for our clients. Continue reading DIRK EBENER, CEO OF GLOBAL CIF, FEATURED ON VOYAGEATL AS AS ONE OF “ATLANTA’S MOST INSPIRING STORIES”
Global CIF has been selected as the show management company to support the organizers, Hannover Fairs U.S.A. and Newcom Business Media Inc. in Toronto, with the trade shows launch at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. The first event will take place in Hall B of the GWCC and start with over 350,000 net square feet of exhibit space. The organizers are expecting over 350 international exhibitors, meeting with 10,000+ buyers from around the world.
Global CIF has been appointed the trade show management company for the American Coatings SHOW & Conference. The American Coatings SHOW & Conference is the leading North American industry show and conference for the paint and costings industry, offering innovative features to provide immediate business opportunities, a complete portfolio for the production of high-grade, competitive coatings, paints, sealants, construction chemicals and adhesives.