As ESTA and LDI celebrate their 20th anniversaries this year, both organizations are committed to continuing to work together in the future. They have also taken their long-standing relationship to the next level by including The ESTA Foundation in their joint partnership.

"It is truly a pleasure to be able to announce the renewal of the sponsorship agreement between ESTA and LDI. The preceding 10 years have been mutually beneficial and this new pact will emphasize our commitment to work together to further enhance the trade show experience for exhibitors and attendees and, by so doing, generate badly needed revenues that will enable ESTA to continue to offer the programs and services that our members want and need," says ESTA president Bill Groener.

Sharon Morabito, LDI show director comments, “We are very excited to be working with The ESTA Foundation as well as ESTA as we move forward and build on our existing history with ESTA. We are looking forward to developing a cornucopia of initiatives, from education to promotion as well as the trade show floor as we take this partnership to a new level. We are striving toward unity in message and unity of purpose as we serve our combined community.”

ESTA members will also be closely involved with the LDI team in terms of strategy, long-term planning, communication, and conference content as well as other issue of importance to ESTA members and LDI exhibitors. “We have always worked hand-in-hand and share the same goals for the show,” adds Morabito. “We are looking forward to bigger and better things in the future.”

"We are very pleased to continue the excellent working relationship we have with LDI. This new agreement encourages us to provide even more input into all aspects of the show,” adds ESTA executive director Lori Rubinstein. “ESTA's new Exhibitions and Events Committee, led by Graham Likeness and Adrian Segeren, has already begun to offer feedback and ideas from our members. We look forward to working with LDI staff to begin implementing these initiatives."

The relationship with The ESTA Foundation will continue to work toward supporting the Foundation’s various projects and goals, such as Behind The Scenes. "I am extremely glad that The ESTA Foundation will be working with LDI,” notes ESTA Foundation president Bill Price. “With this partnership, LDI shows its commitment to the work of the Foundation in supporting industry professionals with our charitable and educational initiatives such as Behind the Scenes, seminars and training, and the ESET program. LDI has wholeheartedly embraced the Behind the Scenes initiative since its inception and has been instrumental in assisting us with our fundraising efforts, allowing us begin issuing grants that make a difference in people's lives."