First off, I hope this blog finds you and your families safe and healthy during these trying times.

Second, I hope we can all soon see a day where opening lines to emails and blogs need not start like this!

However, I do feel those days are, unfortunately, a long way off.

As is very clear to all by now, this pandemic has shaken – and perhaps permanently altered – the very nature of the trade show industry.

Although the coming months will truly test the resolve of exhibit producers across the globe, they will also afford our industry a rare chance to rebuild and prepare for the future. The ability to weather this storm is critical, and the opportunity use it as a way to strengthen the core foundation of our businesses should definitely not be squandered.

As a 20-year industry veteran myself, having started my career sweeping in a shop to eventually owning my own company, I’ve seen my share of tough times. Though those tough times were difficult experiences, I can safely say that the lessons I learned from them helped create the strong foundation that RGo Productions is built on – And that foundation will allow us to remain strong and survive through these trying times.

Rest assured that we will focus on using this time wisely to evolve our business model and foundation so that when this storm passes, we will come out on the other side better than ever and ready to rock!

Over the next few months, I will be devoting blog entries to discussing the various new business models we are developing, as well as discussing overall impacts to our industry and how we can all learn from them to build a better, safer, and stronger industry for years to come.

Please be feel free to reach out to us if you’d like to chat about the current climate, if you have any questions, or if you are in need of any of our services.

And stay safe out there!

Ryan Golden