2011 National Ergonomics Expo Already Surpasses Size of 2010 Show with Record Exhibitor Renewal Rate

2010 ErgoExpo Attendees' Choice Award Winners Include Contour Design, Herman Miller, Office Master & Workrite

Dec 20, 2010, 09:00 ET from National Ergonomics Conference and Expo (ErgoExpo)

NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2010 National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition (ErgoExpo) held at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas earlier this month was yet again the largest annual gathering of ergonomics decision makers and vendors in the nation.  The event was a huge success, and by the last few hours of the show, the room still buzzing with activity, 97% of exhibit space had already been renewed for 2011.  Since then, new exhibitors have joined the show, and as of today, the 2011 Expo is already larger than this year's event was.

"We know we're doing well when we reach our usual 90% exhibitor renewal rate by the end of the show.  This year we obviously had our best ever!  Exhibitors were clearly busy from the start until the finish of the event. Many renew prior to arriving in Las Vegas, they know they need to keep ErgoExpo on their show schedule every year, but the rest of them, including fist-time exhibitors and new companies that were just visiting the show have already reserved exhibit space for 2011," remarked Walter Charnizon, President of Continental Exhibitions, Inc., owner/producers of ErgoExpo.  

Attendees from 46 states and thirteen foreign countries including Australia, China, Denmark, the U.K., Norway and Venezuela were at ErgoExpo.  Attendees represented organizations as diverse as Alcoa, Chevron, Ford, Hasbro Games, Intel, Kaiser Permanente, Merck, NASA, Pacific Gas & Electric, SC Johnson, The World Bank, every branch of the U.S. military, Zenith Insurance and many more.  They attended sessions geared toward office, healthcare, industrial and other work environments.  

Arturo Trejo, Safety Manager at E&J Gallo Winery commented, "I brought my entire team of line workers because we all need to learn from the experts. Our goal is to implement one or two ideas we pick up during the Conference.  One good idea used back at work will cover the cost of the Conference and then some."  Jon Biggs, Director of Sales & Marketing at Kinesis Corporation was pleased to see a strong attendee turn out, "ErgoExpo is always an important event for us, but this year's show surpassed all expectations!  The show floor was packed from start to finish, and we met several new and important decision makers from some top-notch organizations."  Larry Bonasso, Management and Program Analyst with the FBI said, "This is an exceptional event.  We are building a multi-million dollar facility and need to furnish it.  We now have plans to meet with these vendors and try out their products. That's what made the Expo so beneficial."

One highlight of the show was the announcement of the 9th Annual ErgoExpo Attendees' Choice Awards, winners included:  Contour Design for their RollerMouse Free2; Herman Miller's Flo™ monitor arm; Office Master for their OM5 Series Chair; and Workrite's Fino™ LED under-cabinet light.  John Bueno, Plant Manager for Office Master noted, "The ErgoExpo Attendees' Choice Award means more to us than any other because the people voting are end users and buyers, not a jury.  The market has decided that we made a superior ergonomic chair, we couldn't be more proud!"

Kinesis, Herman Miller, Steelcase, Power Pusher, 3M, AliMed, Fellowes and nearly every other 2010 exhibitor is already making plans to be in Las Vegas Nov. 16 – 18 for the 2011 ErgoExpo.  

And the news coming out of this year's show is that attendees will again be eager to see the best and newest products at next year's show with 92% of attendees reporting that their company will be spending the same or more on ergonomics and safety products in 2011. 46% indicated that they will be increasing spending.  Those interested in exhibiting, advertising, and webinar sponsorship should contact Lenore Kolb, VP Sales & Marketing at lkolb@ergoexpo.com or 212-370-5005 x23.  Continental Exhibitions plans on expanding its already successful webinar program in 2011, with ergonomics and safety topics geared at a wide variety of workplaces.

Those interested in speaking at the 2011 Conference should note the March 1, 2011 application deadline and email information@ergoexpo.com for details.  Those interested in attending next year's event should be sure to join or remain on the email list at www.ErgoExpo.com and follow the event on Twitter (www.twitter.com/ergoexpo) to get the latest news and special discounts.  Continental Exhibitions, Inc., the producers/owners of ErgoExpo will be announcing a newly expanded Group Discount Program shortly.  

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