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Conference & Stage Expo
For the Record
Exhibitor Response Excellent For Louisville 2006 Expo

Helen Willard
Stage Expo Sales Manager

Following the outstanding success of the 2005 Conference & Stage Expo in Toronto won't be easy, but Louisville seems to be up to the challenge. More than 70% of the available booth space is already reserved for Stage Expo 2006, and there is plenty of room to add more exhibit space if necessary.

Several exhibitors decided to increase their booth space for 2006 citing the excellent show in Toronto and Louisville's central location.

Nestled on the banks of the Ohio River, Greater Louisville is easily accessible. Located within a day's drive of nearly half the nation's population, Louisville is centered at the junction of interstates 64, 65 and 71. Louisville's commercial airport is only minutes from downtown and handles over 100 flights a day.

Once you've arrived in Louisville, you'll find that USITT conference venues are all connected. Stage Expo will be held in Exhibit Halls 2CD of the Kentucky International Convention Center, with ballrooms and meeting rooms located in the KICC. Across the pedway is the Louisville Marriott Downtown, our headquarters hotel. The other conference hotel, the historic Galt House, is also connected to the KICC via pedway.

You'll probably want to abandon the walkways and take to the streets since conference week weather in Louisville should be more like spring than our wintry week in Toronto. That will make 4th Street Live the place to be next March with dozens of restaurants and cafés in this new dining and entertainment district. Visit for more information on Louisville's attractions.

For more information on exhibiting at Stage Expo 2006, please contact me at

Pedways take people safely and easily over traffic in Louisville, Kentucky, so getting to Stage Expo will be easy from either the Louisville Marriott or the historic Galt House. Photo/Barbara E.R. Lucas

Preliminary list of exhibitors for Stage Expo 2006,
as of May 1, 2005:

  • A.C. Lighting
  • A.C.T Lighting, INc.
  • Altman Lighting
  • American Harlequin Corporation
  • Apollo Design Technology, Inc.
  • Automatic Devices Company
  • Barbizon Lighting Company
  • Ben Nye Company
  • California Institute of the Arts
  • Cast Software
  • Checkers Industrial Products Inc.
  • City Theatrical, Inc.
  • J.R. Clancy
  • Clark Transfer, Inc.
  • Clear-Com Communications Systems
  • Cobalt Studios
  • Columbus McKinnon
  • Dazian LLC
  • d&b audiotechnik
  • Designlab Chicago
  • Eartec Inc.
  • Electronic Theatre Controls (ETC)
  • Electronics Diversified, Inc.
  • Entertainment Design/Lighting
  • Entertainment Services and
    Technology Association (ESTA)
  • Entertainment Technology
  • FSU School of Theatre
  • Future Light
  • GALA Systems, Inc.
  • Hall Associates Flying Effects
  • H&H Specialties Inc.
  • HM Electronics, INc.
  • IATSE Local One
  • Insul-8 Corporation
  • Irwin Seating Co
  • Kryolan Corporation
  • LEE Filters
  • LeMaitre Special Effects Inc.
  • Leprecon
  • Lex Products Corp.
  • Limelight Productions Inc.
  • Make-Up Designory
  • MDG Fog Generators Ltd
  • Mehron Inc
  • Meyer Sound
  • Nemetschek N.A.
  • Norcostco Inc.
  • North Carolina School of the Arts
  • The Painter's Journal
  • PAL Showcase 2005/MIAC
  • Period Corsets
  • Production Intercom Inc.
  • Rosco
  • Rose Brand
  • Sapsis Rigging Inc
  • SECOA, Inc.
  • Selecon USA
  • Show Distribution Group Inc.
  • Stage Directions
  • Stage Research, Inc.
  • StageRight Corporation
  • Stagestep
  • Staging Concepts.
  • Steeldeck Inc.
  • Strand Lighting Inc.
  • Strong Entertainment Lighting
  • Syracuse Scenery & Stage Lighting Co., Inc.
  • Thematics
  • James Thomas Engineering
  • Union Connector
  • United Scenic Artists Local 829 IATSE
  • Walt Disney Entertainment
  • Wenger Corporation
  • Wybron, Inc.