Sandbox is your destination to engage, connect, and learn. Offering event planning resources, best practices and tips, this platform creates and curates to educate the events community.

engage-icon Engage With Us

Shepard Press


Atlanta, GA – January 4, 2017 – The new year brings new leadership changes to the Shepard team. As of January 1, 2017, Frank Villamar is the new Chief Financial Officer, and Steve Margos has been promoted to Vice President of West Coast Operations. Villamar and Margos are seasoned professionals and exemplars of Shepard’s commitmen


Shepard Announces Expanded Capabilities with the Launch of Audio Visual Services

Atlanta, GA – Shepard, a leading trade show services and event production company, announced today the launch of Shepard Audio Visual Services to their growing line of offerings. Industry veteran and AV expert, Stuart Danneman, joined the She



Shepard Blog Highlights

It’s Time to Get Passionate About Audience Engagement

| 04/13/2017

Engagement is one of those nebulous terms like Passion. Everyone wants it but can’t agree what it really is. Just like passion, you can feel engagement if it’s there and you know when it’s gone.


Engagement is a r


People Are Human, Too!

| 03/10/2017

I enjoy learning and finding new growth opportunities, even when it leads to a discovery of something I don’t like about myself. As a type-A personality, I often have trouble admitting the need to change. Most type-A people struggle to admit


A 3-Point Process That Takes You From Un-Strategic To Strategic

| 02/16/2017

Let’s be honest, we all love tactics. We can jump in and start doing things, get that instant sense of accomplishment without actually having a plan. Then, we wonder why we always seem to fall behind, and not meet all of our business objectives.



Sandbox Resources

SandboxLIVE 2016 Videos and Presentations 

Watch the videos and download the presentations from our annual educational event.

The State of the Industry
Watch now
Download presentation

The Digital Connection
Watch now
Download presentation

Selling Exhibits vs. Selling Engagements
Watch now
Download presentation

Journey Mapping to Success
Watch now
Download presentation

The Cultural Forces that are Reshaping Our World
Watch now
Download presentation


Event Marketing Webinar Series

Experiential Marketing vs. Marketing an Event

Digital Tools: Using Event Tech to Enhance Attendee and Exhibitor Experience

Not All Media Partnerships are Created Equal

Leadership Simplified, by Doug Van Dyke

Doug Van Dyke is a Tampa Bay based executive coach, leadership development expert, and strategic planner.

Leadership, Culture & The Maori >>
Selling To Millennials >>

Sandbox Industry Articles

Exhibitor Academy

An exhibitor resource for success

Designed specifically for exhibitors, Exhibitor Academy is a complimentary service that provides exhibitors with communications, tools, and education to help them get the most out of your show.

Helping your exhibitors achieve success is one of the most important factors in achieving success for your organization. Successful exhibit provide you with retention, show growth, increased sponsorship, and engaged attendees. These sessions will provide your exhibitors with the latest in trends, techniques and strategies for achieving success.

The program includes an interactive webinar and web-based resources.

Interactive Webinar
Your Shepard account executive will coordinate a webinar, conducted by a senior Shepard Associate, customized to your show’s exhibitors.

Web-based Resources
Housed in the Sandbox’s Exhibitor Academy section, both veteran and rookie exhibitors will find resources to help guide them to success. This 365-day resource will feature best practices, new tools, innovative techniques and other relevant information to help exhibitors efficiently and successfully execute exhibit space at events.