Concerning COVID-19

Since our company was founded on July 24, 1996, Convention Services of the Southwest, Inc. (CSS) has always advocated for the value and has encouraged the advancement of face-to-face events. There has yet to emerge a more effective and efficient platform to bring people together. Buyers and sellers, foster innovation, share and communicate new ideas, and create meaningful connections with a diverse audience. Through face-to-face meetings, new ideas, innovation and entrepreneurship gain traction and flourish. Since our business began, there have been periods of economic turmoil, civil conflicts, international wars, terrorist attacks, and pandemics. In each case, CSS and our associate organization Exhibition Services and Contractors Association (ESCA) has been there to support our clients to build a healthy future. By believing in the resilience of our industry and the significance of face-to-face experiences, we can overcome whatever challenges come our way.

Coronavirus, COVID-19 is a significant threat that requires our industry to innovate to keep the health and safety of the face-to-face events community our number one priority. WE need to do this, while continuing to do what we do best, connect audiences to brand marketers through immersive and meaningful events. As a general services contractor we encourage our clients and their member organizations to “Show Up and Show Off” and we will ensure that it will be done in a safe and healthy environment. We want to be part of event safety that is being encouraged nationwide. We want to give event organizers, exhibitors, and attendees confidence that it is safe to return to live business events. We will work closely with organizers, associations, planners, facilities, and all stakeholders of an event to ensure safety compliance.

We applaud the efforts of the Exhibition Services and Contractors Association, International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE), SISO – Society of Independent Show Organizers, UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership, International Association of Venue Managers, PCMA, and Meeting Professionals International for their competent leadership through this industry crisis. Additionally, #GoLiveTogether is a coalition of organizations, including many of the above, focused specifically on the pandemic. Let’s work together to support these organizations! #eventsindustry #tradeshows #golivetogether.

If you experience problems getting some of your questions answered please contact the following team members for help:

General questions:

Marcel Lucero
[email protected]
cell phone 505-991-5768


Vicki Clough
[email protected]
​cell phone 505-991-3517


Cindy Diehl
[email protected]
cell phone 505-730-8885

Exhibitor services:

Lorie Wrobel
[email protected]​ or ​[email protected][email protected]
cell phone 505-991-5711

Operations and sales:

Mike Tull
[email protected]
cell phone 505-991-3883

We are all anxious to get back to work and to help you show off by delivering exceptional services and creating experiential environments. Our mission has been temporarily disrupted, but we are looking forward to getting back to assist the progress of networking and doing our part to contribute to Economic Development.
We believe in the face-to-face market, but for now, as the virus spreads, we are keeping a low profile and being patient as we navigate through this unbelievable development.

Marcel Lucero President

Trade Show and Event Services

Convention Services of the Southwest, Inc. (CSS) excels in helping you plan your trade shows and corporate events, creating an enjoyable experience for your attendees and a successful environment for your exhibitors. Our offerings include floor plan design, registration counters, booth furnishings, floor coverings, exhibit design and rental, material handling, labor services, graphic production as well as design, event theme design, and décor and prop rental. Our logistics company can help get your materials to where you need them and when you need them. Let us help you put on a successful event so that all you have to do is Show up and Show off!

  • We have experience in producing all types of events, from trade shows to galas, corporate appreciation events to product launches, and many more.
  • Need graphics? Furnishings? Whatever your expo needs to look welcoming and comfortable, we’re able to provide it.
  • Our talented team has been providing trade show contracting and special event production since 1996!
  • Our resources include state-of-the-art technology, highly skilled craftsmen and artists, and the latest in trade show and special décor equipment.
  • We have inbound and outbound shipping capabilities through CSS Logistics, allowing us to handle your material transport needs with convenience and ease.

Top-Down Trade Show and Special Event Production

A great trade show or other event doesn’t just spring up. There’s a monumental amount of planning and coordination that goes into setting up these events. That’s where CSS comes in. We’ve brought together a talented team of experts and have decades of experience behind the scenes when it comes to trade show and special event production wherever you are. Our team covers all of the essential factors of a great event, making sure everything aligns in your favor.

We take a comprehensive approach to trade show and event set up not only in Albuquerque but wherever your event happens to be. By mapping out a comprehensive floor plan, we’re able to organize and arrange an event space that’s conducive to success. From there, we provide décor, furnishings, and a slew of exhibitor services, designed to give your exhibitors and attendees a positive experience at the event. We even offer freight logistics to make transporting materials easy for everyone involved. Our goal is to help you coordinate an event that’s a rousing success for you, your presenters, your exhibitors, and absolutely anyone in attendance.

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Leave nothing to chance when it comes to producing the best possible event. Count on our exceptional team from start to finish.

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