“Chuck Cross and Susan Donahue and the staff of Trade Show Consulting, have worked with the American Welding Society since 2008 in producing our Weldmex show each year in Mexico. In doing so, they have proven extremely knowledgeable about organizing and operating trade shows in Mexico. Their expertise is inclusive of – but not limited to – show hall bookings, marketing the show, selling show space, and all of the other details involved in making a show successful in the Mexican market.

The American Welding Society’s Weldmex relationship with Trade Show Consulting was our first equity partnership in our 89 years of history, as well as our first entry into international show management. Since then, with Chuck and Susan’s help and direct involvement, we have been able to grow the show each year – in terms of both space sold and visitor numbers. They have done a great job with our show each year, regularly demonstrating professionalism and the ability to meet projections while controlling expenses.”

Ray W. Shook

Executive Director, American Welding Society

“The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) launched METALFORM-Mexico, in November, 2004, at the World Trade Center in Mexico City.  In May 2013, PMA’s 10th annual METALFORM-Mexico exhibition will be held at the CINTERMEX International Exhibition Center, Monterrey, Mexico.  After 10 years of direct experience in hosting our Mexico exhibition, I can highly recommend Chuck Cross and the TSC LLC team as terrific partners to achieve success.  (PMA had co-sponsored the MetalmecanicaUSA exhibition from 1999 to 2003, which was owned by a division of Penton Media, Inc.  Our experience in the past 10 years working with Chuck has been far superior in every respect.)

PMA’s long-term success with METALFORM-Mexico is largely due to our operational partnership with Trade Show Consulting, LLC (TSC).  Their expertise organizing, marketing, selling and operating exhibitions in Mexico has been highly effective.  Chuck Cross and his team have deep knowledge and experience in all aspects of operating manufacturing exhibitions.  Personally, Chuck is a straight-shooter –highly professional, ethical and well respected.  He communicates directly, is fair in his dealings with exhibitors, contractors and partners.  The international financial management expertise of Susan Cross and the strong performance of TSC’s Mexico-based employees, have also been essential to PMA’s success.  TSC has long-term relationships with the most important exhibition halls in Monterrey and Mexico City, and they have deep relationships with show contractors, drayage companies, customs and freight services along with local print and electronic media, registration companies and other essential contractors.

In 2003, when PMA was considering directly establishing our show in Mexico, my first conversation was with Chuck Cross. That relationship has made PMA’s experience in Mexico extraordinarily positive.”

William E. Gaskin

President, Precision Metalforming Association

“Very effective concept with mix of speakers, one-on-one and the boardroom sessions. Great alternative to conventional shows.”

Past Attendee

NAMTECH Exchange Summit

“For Lincoln Electric, it was a great forum to exhibit our new products and new applications. As always, it was well organized and we got high-level prospects. We even think that the show facilities are being outgrown by the amount of exhibitors. Excellent job by all the organizers.”
Pedro Inchaustegui

Lincoln Electric

“We visit your show every year, we never miss it. It is an expo with great organization, the latest technology, and that’s why we love to return every year. I strongly recommend attending the 3 days, to take advantage of everything that is offered, the best time invested. It is spectacular!”
Past Attendee

FABTECH Mexico 2019

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