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Hargrove Begins Move-in of Springtime Expo for 38th Year as General Services Contractor

Will Partner with the Atlanta CVB for 2013 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition Preview Party

May 13, 2013 – Hargrove, Inc. begins move in today of its 38th Springtime Expo on behalf of ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership. Hargrove is the official general services contractor for ASAE and also produces their ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition as well as the Technology Conference & Expo and the Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference. A woman-owned business and one of the largest trade show, event and exhibit companies in the U.S., Hargrove has experienced tremendous growth in the last several years in large part due to the longevity of its client base.

Says Amy Ledoux, senior vice president, meetings and expositions, ASAE, “We are thrilled to begin move-in of this year’s Springtime Expo—the best one day show for the meetings industry. Hargrove is an incredible partner, and I’ve never worked with such a consistently professional, knowledgeable and customer service-oriented team. I’m sure this year’s show will be an incredible success in part due to Hargrove’s hard work and support as our partner.”

In addition to producing Springtime Expo, Hargrove will manage 13 exhibits on the show floor and will exhibit at the show. Hargrove will offer one-on-one “Ideation Sessions” in its booth called the Creative Café. Utilizing touch screen technology and social media, Hargrove’s design team will explore ideas, talk about new looks for a client’s show and discuss trends. Planners interested in scheduling an Ideation Session should contact Mark Shadwick at 301.306.4622 or markshadwick@hargroveinc.com.

After the show Hargrove will jointly host the 2013 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition Preview Party with the Atlanta Convention and Visitor Bureau as ASAE wraps up another successful Springtime Expo and looks forward to the ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition to be held in Atlanta, Georgia this August 3-6, 2013.

Says Tim McGill, CEO of Hargrove, “We’re incredibly proud to serve as the general services contractor to ASAE for close to 40 years. The growth of ASAE’s portfolio has been nothing short of astounding. Springtime Expo is a must-attend event for the entire industry, and we’re looking forward to another successful year.”