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beMatrix Wins Big at EXHIBITORLIVE 2018
beMatrix® USA was a big winner at this year’s EXHIBITORLIVE in Las Vegas, February 25-March 1, 2018 at Mandalay Bay.
beMatrix® showcased LEDskin®, the first integrated LED video panel that fits seamlessly within our award winning b62® exhibit building system. LEDskin® was awarded a BEST NEW PRODUCT AWARD at EXHIBITORLIVE 2018. beMatrix® was also awarded the BEST USE of TECHNOLOGY AWARD in the EXHIBITOR Magazine Portable Modular Awards for the extensive use of LEDskin® in the Euroshop Exhibit. LEDskin® was also an EXHIBITORLIVE Certified New Product and had already received a Red Dot Design Award from the German Design Museum, an IF Award, and a MASH Media EN Elite Award for 2017 Innovation of the Year. Introductions were made to the LEDskin® family at the show, with 2 new pixel pitches introduced, as well as the ability to make a virtually seamless inside or outside corner transition with video.
These newest innovations, as well as the rest of the b62® and 360° Solution products were on display and available for hands on demonstration in booth #1033. And, speaking of booth 1033, beMatrix® USA was also honored with the award for the BEST of SHOW, BEST BOOTH STAFF.
13 of the 43 finalists in EXHIBITOR Magazine’s Portable Modular Awards entered projects that were designed and created using The beMatrix® System. Designers love beMatrix®, beMatrix® loves designers, and the Judges love what they did together, as 5 of the 13 winners used beMatrix®. The EXHIBITOR Magazine Portable Modular Award Winners that used beMatrix® were:
Best 10-by-10-Foot Exhibit
Exhibitor: Orkin LLC
Design/Fabrication: e4 Design
Photos: e4 Design
Best In-Line Exhibit
Exhibitor: Farmhouse Culture
Design/Fabrication: Condit Exhibits
Photos: Exposures Ltd.
Best Use of Technology
Design: Dirk Driehuijzen Design
Fabrication: Next Level BVBA
Best Island Exhibit 600 to 1,000 Square Feet
Exhibitor: Elgato Systems GmbH
Design/Fabrication: Access TCA Inc.
Photos: Padgett and Company Inc.
Best Reconfigurable Exhibit
Exhibitor: Twitch Interactive Inc.
Design/Fabrication: Astound Group Inc.
Photos: Evan Richman Photography
beMatrix® USA was also selected, along with other member companies, to design and produce the exhibit for the Experiential Designers and Producers Association (Booth 645). In addition, over a dozen exhibits in the hall also used the beMatrix® system to design and construct their exhibits. Among them, the BEST of SHOW Winner in the Large Exhibit Category, a stunning two level exhibit by Exhibit Concepts, made extensive use of LEDskin® technology in their exhibit.
beMatrix® was proud to collaborate with Exhibitor Media Group to provide a huge LEDskin® video wall as part of the main stage in the ‘Connection Zone’, contributing to the networking enhancements they are adding the registration area to bring it to life. This venue was used for social and networking events throughout the week.
The first of those events was the annual Best of beMatrix® Awards Breakfast Monday morning. This is a networking opportunity and awards ceremony for our own design competition, held each year among our clients to showcase their creativity. We also work with the Exhibit Design Program at Bemidji State University each year to familiarize the students with our product. They are then given a set of objectives and a design brief to model an exhibit or retail venue using 70% of beMatrix®. These projects are judged and the winners are presented at the Awards Breakfast. The winners of this year’s Bemidji State competition were 1st place - Kadie Amiot, 2nd Place - Hannah Sernett, 3rd Place - Angela Gereri.
The Best of the Best 2017 Winners were:
ASTOUND Group - Twitch
Best Design Smaller than 600 Ft²
Condit Exhibits - Farmhouse Culture
Best Hybrid Design
Access TCA - Elgato
Suwito Design - ARRI
Best Use of Graphics
Access TCA - FMI
Most Unique Surface Treatment
e4 Design-A Freeman Company - Home Legend
Best Use of LEDskin®
Exhibit Concepts - Teradata Partners
The One That Got Away
Evo Exhibits - InBody
Evo - Miner Enterprises
Best Design Larger than 600 Ft²
Hamilton Exhibits - JCI
Best Overall Event
Elevation - NEC Solutions
Diper - FENIN
Most Innovative Use
ASTOUND Group - ODG
Best Use of the 360° Solution
Exhibit Concepts - LexisNexis Risk Solutions
The Tradeshow Network
Don't Try This at Home
EFI - EFI
“Collaboration is one of the principles we at beMatrix® stand on, and we asked attendees to share with us the challenges that they would like to see addressed to make their efforts more effective. This makes beMatrix® technology a dependable partner in an ever-changing exhibit & event building sector, and has always been how we drive our innovation. And this year, we also drew from these submissions for a prize drawing,” said Robert Laarhoven, President, “2018 marks the 25th year exhibit builders have been able to construct exhibits using the modular ‘original frame system with big holes’, and so we had a drawing for $25 Casino Cheques, gift certificates, and a round trip airfare to beAcademy in the exhibit selected from the innovation suggestions submitted.”
Casino Cheque Winners:
Greg Christenson- 760 Display
Patrick Goesswein- Aktiv Kommunikations Marketing
Joe Covington- Fusion
Karin Roberts- The Tradeshow Network
$25 Giftcard Winners:
Gery G. Hunter- Hunter Expositions
Paco Couazo- Sistexpo
Nicholas Cordaro- Las Vegas Expo- Complete Show SVCS
Michael Carvacho- Las Vegas Expo
Jennifer Paradis- Exhibit Exchange
Sheryl Rockwell- Freeman
Doug Alkire- BlueMedia
Brenda Vreeland- Apogee Exhibits
Annette McClure, CTSM- Nationwide Children's Hospital
Bob Davidson- Exhibits And More
Plane Ticket Winners:
Dana Esposito- Elevation 3D
Danielle Mcknight- Corp Communications
Chris Rank- Exhibit Concepts
In addition to the Awards, we will be celebrating many other internal and external victories. beMatrix® being named to the INC 5000, the consolidation of ownership and reorganization of beMatrix® USA with our new global branding initiative, and the USA operation’s new home in a 48,000 ft2 building created for increased capacity, efficiency, and additional training are all big victories for the beMatrix® team.
Added Laarhoven; “There is certainly a lot to celebrate, a lot to be grateful for, and a lot to share this year.“
Join the ’25 years of frame’ celebration at:
EMS San Francisco, CA: May 14-16 Booth 407/409
Infocomm Las Vegas, NV: June 6-8 Exhibiting with Infiled Booth N2213
ESCA Carlsbad, CA: June 24-27
IFES Conference Chicago, IL: June 27-29
and stay tuned for more ’25 years of frame’- activities later in 2018 via www.beMatrix.us.
About beMatrix® USA
The 360° Exhibit System
beMatrix®, headquartered in Roeselare, Belgium, with production facilities in Roeselare, Norcross, GA (USA) and Hangzhou, China and sales and distribution offices in 61 countries, manufactures a Tooless™, reusable frame system for the exhibit builder, general contractor and event producer industries. The same aluminum frame accepts both hard panel and fabric infi-lls. Combining its new 360° Design initiative and Tooless™ approach, The System is recognized for its quick and easy construction of walls, ceilings and doors. Used worldwide for exhibits, events, pop-up venues and displays, The System is complete with straight and curved frames, doors, counters, lighting and wall mounting accessories. The System is considered environmentally sustainable, providing endless reusability as the same aluminum frames are continuously recon¬figured and redesigned into new structures. The beMatrix® factories support complete sustainability by recycling 100% of all waste created during the fabrication process.
beMatrix®, b62®, and LEDskin® are registered trademarks of beMatrix® USA.
To learn more about beMatrix®,, please visit www.beMatrix.us.
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