People With A Passion: Peter Blakey – Senior Contracts Executive.

With forty years in carpentry and prestigious exhibition projects, Peter’s seen it all, built it all and has definitely earned the tee-shirt. He also races sailboats, windsurfs and rides a Harley.

Read More February 4th, 2021 by CDI World

Project Zen – The Lighting Design

In this final entry on our Zen garden inspired booth design, we describe how its digitally simulated photorealistic lighting can be translated into real life.

Read More January 14th, 2021 by CDI World


In this Q&A, Durl Jensen, President of CDI World-USA, explains how the companies that form the global CDI World events business are providing brands with fresh ways to engage customers in a changed landscape.

Read More December 31st, 2020 by CDI World

Staging The World’s Ultimate Private Event

When it comes to events, there is one that leaves the others marvelling in its jingly wake and brings joy to millions every year. But how's it done?

Read More December 22nd, 2020 by Mathew Hance

Project Zen: The Animals & The Sittables

In our corrugated cardboard Zen garden, nothing conjures tranquility quite like a family of gently-browsing quadrupeds – plus some well-placed sittables from which to observe them.

Read More December 18th, 2020 by CDI World

Project Zen: The Rocks

This extract from our Zen-inspired creative design exercise is all about the hardscape. From naturalistic rounded river rocks to geometric mountain ranges – all appearances are proudly deceptive.

Read More November 24th, 2020 by CDI World

Project Zen: The Rope Path

Our creative design exercise, inspired by the forms found in Zen temple gardens, features the use of recyclable materials and construction methods that gently challenge convention...

Read More November 16th, 2020 by CDI World

People With A Passion: Gary Nolan – Strategic Accounts Director

The events industry, despite its current battering, is well-stocked with multitalented individuals who love what they do. Atlanta-based Gary Nolan is one of ours.

Read More November 12th, 2020 by CDI World

Project Zen – The Beginning

Conjure up the calming vision of a Zen meditation garden: exquisite planting, trees and rocks, raked pebble ripple-ponds, perhaps a wandering deer or two. Now imagine it all in corrugated fiberboard...

Read More October 30th, 2020 by CDI World


We had the idea for the Virtually Challenged video when we were thinking how best to tell people about CDI World's new Virtual Trade Show Service.

Read More December 21st, 2020 by CDI World