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OFFICIAL 2017 APPLICATION:
THE 'FAB 50'
THE WORLD’S ONLY LISTING OF THE TOP 50 EXHIBIT BUILDERS AND EVENT FABRICATORS SERVING THE U.S.—THE INDUSTRY’S BEST FABRICATION PARTNERS
Deadline: Thursday, May 25, 2017
Note: Submissions should NOT include confidential information.
 
Want to Save Your Work? (optional)
If you’d like to come back to your Fab 50 app before submitting, just CLICK HERE to set up (or return to) your free account. Creating an account will let you return to this form and your Fab 50 app, allowing you to do a little at a time.
 

Event Marketer's 2017 Fab 50

From the architects of the Ex Awards, Experience Design Awards and the Top 100 Event Agency It List comes the world’s only editorial ranking of the best exhibit builders, the top 50 fabricators serving Corporate America. In 2016 alone, more than 34,000 clients searched the online Fab 50 section of eventmarketer.com, cementing the need for a dedicated editorial listing of top fabricators.

Presenting the 5th annual Fab 50.
 
Fabrication partners serving the U.S. are encouraged to APPLY FOR FREE to become a part of this list. Editors of Event Marketer, will comb over applications to compile the Fab 50.
 
The Fab 50 will run as a special report (for last year’s, click HERE) in the June/July 2017 issue of Event Marketer magazine, which is read by 10,000 brand-side event and trade show buyers. It will also be sent to a bonus circulation of 3,200 procurement buyers at Fortune 1000 companies. A few important notes:
 
• This is an editorial feature—THERE IS NO CHARGE to apply for the Fab 50. And we’re not looking for financials or hourly rates. The goal is to showcase the top exhibit builders—who they are and what they do. Based on your input we will present clear and useful data to our client-side and procurement readers.
 
Deadline for submitting: Thursday, May 25, 2017. Due to printing schedules, NO EXCEPTIONS will be granted.
 
Eligibility: The Fab 50 is open to North American exhibit builders and event fabricators that have internal design and build offerings. Consultancies, think tanks, design studios, suppliers to exhibit companies and field marketing/event agency companies should not enter.
 
All questions must be answered in full. Incomplete applications will be automatically excluded from consideration by this online system.
 
• If you have questions related to the application questions and answering them, contact Sandra O’Loughlin at SO'Loughlin@accessintel.com. If you have questions related to the online entry form or technical questions related to entering, uploads, etc., contact Nicole Cimo at ncimo@accessintel.com.

Part 1: The Topline


RFP Contact:

2016 Exhibit Revenue Split:

2016 Exhibit Fabrication Split:



 

Part 2: What You Do

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List up to five industry or client awards won in the last year. Please list award name, what you won it for and name specific client and campaign.

Part 3: Footprint and Offerings


Part 4: The Work

Name five clients you currently with.

Tell us about the three epic exhibits you built in 2016 that truly represent your strengths, the kind of work you do, and describe them. Also provide download link to high-res images with each. (Limit 300 words per description.)
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Part 5: Client References

Please list three clients as references, so our editors can call or email for a quote about you. Include name, title, company, phone and email. This is required information for all Fab 50 entries; we will not publish or use clients’ contact information in the magazine. Note that you should assume we WILL CALL these references so please contact them in advance. Let them know we will not ask them about anything proprietary.

Reference 1:

Reference 2:

Reference 3:

Part 6: Optional Website Link

There is absolutely no charge to enter the Fab 50. However, if you would like to have a live hotlink (as in, clients and procurement buyers will click on your website address and jump right to your website) for one year in the online version of the Fab 50 at eventmarketer.com, there is a charge of $195 per month billed annually and includes a live hotlink for 12 months. To put potential clients and procurement departments one click away from your website, enter your credit card information below and we will email you a receipt. Note that more than 34,000 clients (our IP Fingerprint system tells us how much traffic comes directly from Fortune 1000 IP addresses) have visited the online 2016 Fab 50 section on eventmarketer.com since we posted it last winter.

We’ll email you a receipt for your purchase when your card is charged. Obviously you will not be charged if you don’t make the Fab 50.
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Part 7: Senior Leadership Verification and Reference

Note: By completing this section, you certify that the information you’re providing to Event Marketer is 100 percent true and accurate. You also acknowledge that our reporters may call your senior leadership for follow-up, interviews and fact checking—as well as some calls about the agency culture and trends and changes. Note that any applications missing this information will be excluded from consideration.


CEO:

President if different from CEO:

Head of HR:

Head of Estimating:

Head of Creative:

Head of Technology/Social Media:

Part 8: Optional "Fab 50 Spotlight: Case Studies of Excellence"

Share your work with tens of thousands of prospective buyers by locking in one of only 15 Case Studies of Excellence that will be featured in a special section opening the Fab 50. Each two-page Case Study will showcase one exhibit program in the magazine and will be posted online as well. Click HERE for an example. If you’d like more information on participating in this sponsored case study section, enter the name of the person we should contact to provide more information and get your case study rolling.


Part 9: Optional Masters of Exhibits: Executive Q&A

If you want to show off the people behind your exhibits, consider participating in the Fab 50’s Master of Exhibits Q&A section—a series of two-page Q&As with one of your senior leaders. Click HERE for an example. If you’d like more information on participating in this sponsored Q&A section, enter the name of the person we should contact to provide more information.


Want to Save Your Work? (optional)
If you’d like to come back to your Fab 50 app before submitting, just CLICK HERE to set up (or return to) your free account. Creating an account will let you return to this form and your Fab 50 app, allowing you to do a little at a time.
 
 
If you have any questions related to the questions on the application and answering them, please contact Sandra O’Loughlin at SO'Loughlin@accessintel.com.

If you have questions related to the online entry form or technical questions related to entering, uploads, etc., contact Nicole Cimo at ncimo@accessintel.com.