I have heaped a fair share of blame on unions for their part in the rising costs of trade show exhibiting for a long time, In fact, I have a posts where I call out all of the sides to rethink how they are working together at McCormick Place here in Chicago.
I will lay blame where it is due and now, it is not the unions, not by a long shot.
A couple of weeks ago (yes, I am running behind), @gregruby and @michaelmccurry shared a couple of articles that show that although the unions have mostly played ball on cost cutting measures, costs at McCormick Place have not decreased and in some cases, costs have actually gone up.
Having a trade show or large conference here in Chicago is a pain in the ass, getting harder and more difficult.
I do not blame planners that take a pass on Chicago, I really don’t…. I would. Let’s find out where your money is going.