Founder and CEO, Rob Deschenes, has been involved in the convention industry since 1985. He began his career as a display fabricator and went on to become a marketing specialist and director of global programs. As an entrepreneur with a passion for solving problems in the trade show marketing mix, his goal is to reduce the cost of exhibiting by simplifying the exhibiting process for any size company, whether you're exhibiting for the first time or an enterprise looking for experience to help project manage any task for any reason, ECI provides the knowledge and resources to exhibit anywhere around the globe.

In 2002, Rob founded Exhibit Central Incorporated (ECI), where he has developed and implemented several trade show marketing programs reducing the exhibiting cost by 30% or more for companies ranging in size from start-ups to Fortune 500. 


During his tenure at Cabletron Systems (1992-2002), as Director of Global Trade Show Marketing Programs, Rob provided the marketing expertise to launch many products and software in the trade show marketing mix contributing to the company's growth of over $1.8 billion in annual revenue. In 2000, during Cabletron’s restructuring process into four independent organizations, he successfully developed and launched trade show programs for each organization to simultaneously introduce their brand, products and services at events around the globe. In 2001, Rob had a small taste of politics when he assisted in organizing community events in Craig Benson’s, (Cabletron co-founder & former CEO) successful campaign run for the Governor of New Hampshire (2003-2005).


Rob also held positions at Data General Corporation, Exhibit Control, Design Communications Ltd and Triboro Exhibit Productions. 



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