With approximately 32,000 exhibitions organized globally each year 1, it is no secret that the exhibitions industry can be a whirlwind to work in. This fast-paced environment doesn’t often allow us to take a step back and reflect on how rewarding our work can be, but each year Global Exhibitions Day provides us with an opportunity to do just that.
Here at onPeak we are fortunate to work with some of the most talented and driven people and take pride in the relationships we’ve developed over the years. While technology has made it easy to hide behind a screen when communicating with clients or peers, onPeak believes face-to-face meetings are crucial when fostering meaningful relationships. The people truly are what make the exhibitions industry so successful, because it takes an army to pull off the assortment of events that are successfully executed each day.
“I love having the opportunity to cultivate long term, meaningful relationships with clients and hoteliers,” Bob Hancock, General Manager of onPeak, says.
Account Executive Ashley Petronella agrees. “My favorite thing about our industry is the people. We get to work with and meet people from all over the country with different backgrounds and fields. Working relationships often extend into personal friendships. I believe our deep connections with clients and hotel partners set us apart from other companies.”
Partnering with more than 15,000 hotels to provide event accommodations programs for hundreds of events each year, we attribute our success to the incredible collaboration we’ve had with hoteliers, event organizers, clients and so many others.
Joe Wilush, Director of Sales – Client Relations, says, “I really enjoy watching the collaboration of different entities and stakeholders coming together to reach a common goal.” Stemming from our important relationships comes the opportunity to learn more and more about a variety of industries. Joe Wilush enjoys “learning about all of the different events and the industries that they drive forward. It may be a medical event that is pushing advanced healthcare solutions, or an association of law enforcement officials that are learning how to keep us all safe. All of these events are fascinating and bring together the most passionate individuals in their respective fields. I think it is enthralling to observe as part of my job.”
Attendees and exhibitors spend around $137 billion each year 1 contributing a significant amount to the global industry. This year Global Exhibitions Day is focused on four key messages:
- Exhibitions are a large global industry
- Exhibitions are an effective and sustainable way of doing business
- Exhibitions can contribute to a sustainable world
- The exhibition industry offers a variety of job opportunities
Whether it is serving as a networking opportunity or an educational platform, exhibitions bring together like-minded professionals and industry experts to share insights and build long-lasting relationships. onPeak is honored to be a part of that. We look forward to seeing the newest innovations in store for our industry, the economy and each individual who works so closely with events and exhibitions every day. onPeak will continue to spread awareness about the four points of focus to support Global Exhibitions Day and the importance of this industry to our economy.
To learn more about Global Exhibitions Day 2019 and how you can participate, visit https://www.ufi.org/industry-resources/global-exhibitions-day.
- “The global exhibition industry is of major economic importance” UFI, last modified 2019.
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As the Marketing Coordinator at onPeak, Annie feels lucky to work closely and creatively to support each member of the Marketing team. With that, she gets to stay fully emerged in the excitement of company and industry-wide news to develop onPeak’s engaging social media channels. In Annie's free time, her passion for travel would most likely put her on a one-way flight to sight see and eat her way around the world.Follow on Linkedin More Content by Annie Page