How Exhibition Logistics are Being Impacted by the Global Supply Chain Crisis: What You Need to Know!

Recorded On: 05/03/2023

With the global supply chain crisis still affecting logistics around the world, International Exhibitors and North American Exhibitors participating in exhibitions abroad all face daunting questions.  How do we get our exhibit material to show site?  Will it arrive on time?  How much will it cost? Are these costs a reason not to exhibit? 

Exhibitors face these questions and many more when deciding whether to participate in an international exhibition.  Many factors are out of the exhibitors’ control and should be top of mind for show organizers. 

Join international logistics expert Jackie Russo, Principal of Global Expositions, Inc. and Tom Gilmore, Vice President of Cargo Operations, IMTS Show for this informative session on all things relevant to the global supply chain process and how logistics are being impacted around the world.

After participating in this session, you will be able to:

  • Understand international air and sea freight challenges affecting exhibitions.
  • Identify proactive solutions your organizations may undertake to help exhibitors mitigate costs.
  • Formulate programs within your show to make exhibiting in your show a turnkey opportunity.

This session/course/webinar is eligible for 1 clock hour towards CEM recertification.

IAEE webinars are free to members and available to non-members for $49.

Jackie Russo


Global Expositions Inc

Jacqueline Russo brings an extensivebackground in global logistics, exhibition/event logistics, businessdevelopment, strategic marketing, brand development and operations to theexhibition industry. She works closely with clients from a variety of industriesto improve their operations, grow their presence in overseas markets andincrease customer and employee loyalty.

Jackie formerly held senior roles in thefreight forwarding and custom brokerage industry. With a background ininternational event management, Jackie is able to use her unique skills tosecure alliances, develop sales leaders and improve processes. Her skill setalso includes strategic planning, transport planning, customs and tradecompliance, and pricing and procurement.

Currently, she manages her ownexhibition-based organization Global Expositions, Inc., in Chicago.  She earned an MBA from the University ofNotre Dame, graduated from the American University in Washington DC with adouble major in International Business and Economics.  Jackie is a licensed U.S. customs broker. Theformer Chairman of the Board of the International Association of Exhibitionsand Events, she was the 2010 recipient of that association’s “Legend of theIndustry” award and 2016’s “Woman of Distinction”.

Tom Gilmore

Vice President of Cargo Operations

IMTS National Freight Operations

Tom has spent his entire professional career leading prominent event management companies in planning, management and producing some of the largest trade shows in the industry.  In his 48 year career, Tom has become known as an innovator of operations processes and product solutions. He owns and manages a "Heavy" warehouse and storage facility for oversized. equipment, mostly going or coming from a trade show.



IAEE Webinar - 05.03.23
Recorded 05/03/2023  |  60 minutes
Recorded 05/03/2023  |  60 minutes IAEE Webinar Recording on the international global supply chain and how logistics are handled, along with challenges and solutions.