The roots of Hall-Erickson, Inc. can be traced back to the depression era in Chicago in 1930 when an entrepreneur by the name of Hubbard Erickson Sr., a marine manufacturer and dealer, successfully launched the first Chicago Boat Mart at Navy Pier. Later on, his son Hub Erickson Jr. joined his father and became a partner in one of the first full-service contractors in the trade show industry known as Exhibition Contractors Company. In 1952, Hub Jr. co-founded Hall-Erickson, Inc. with Ruth Hall.
Over the next 30 years, they built Hall-Erickson into one of the most respected independent exhibition management companies in the United States, providing a range of management and marketing services to professional trade associations. He also went on to be credited as being a founder of the Trade Show Bureau (now CEIR), he was elected President of the National Association of Exposition Managers (now IAEE), and he was inducted into the Convention Liaison Council “Hall of Leaders” in 1988.
Since 1982, Hub’s son Pete has served as President of the organization, supported by a team of trade show professionals with years of industry experience. This executive leadership team is comprised of nine individuals who have extensive knowledge and expertise in developing innovative ideas, groundbreaking programs, and industry-leading procedures.
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