Client Testimonials

“Chris and his entire team at Idea International were a dream to work with, especially since I was so far from the actual show site in Shanghai. Their attentiveness to my client’s needs at Medtec China and response time to my emails/calls was superb. It made it feel as though they were with me, working nearby, in Minneapolis. I never doubted their capabilities, and my mind was further set at ease through the sharing of progress and final photos. Our client is very meticulous, and the feedback sent to his team in the states was that the booth came out incredible! Thank you to your entire team for their commitment to excellence. I look forward to working with you again in the very near future.”

Cary Davis, Senior Account Manager – Star Exhibits

“My company has partnered with Chris for many years but I’ve had the pleasure of working with him for the last 3 years. Working with Chris has been a pleasure & has made my life as a partnering exhibit house very easy. My client exhibits at a handful of shows throughout Asia every year & I know when I turn a project over to Chris, he will exceed my client’s expectations. His team has gone above & beyond even for the smallest of events. Idea International is highly recommended!”

Beth Maldonado, Account Manager at Innovative Display & Design

“Working with Chris is a pleasure. His pre event planning and his attention to detail, makes my life as an I & D provider very easy. There are rarely any questions going into an install. On site he is quick thinking and decisive, a truly useful combination on a trade show floor.”

Tom Pernicone, President at Second Generation Inc.

“Chris and his company, Idea International, have been a long time and valued partner of Group Delphi. We have full confidence Chris will always provide us with excellent service and a great finished product. Chris becomes an extension of our company when we work together.”

Kyle Wood, Principal at Group Delphi

“Christopher executed the CANNEX project with superior results. Thanks Chris!”

Stephan Koos, Owner – Defined Exhibits Inc

“I’ve had great experiences working with Chris. I have a client who exhibits at many shows throughout Asia and Chris handles them all with great care. My client is always happy and that makes me happy! I know when I turn over a project to Chris, I can always trust that the project will not only meet but will exceed my clients expectations. Thanks Chris!”

Katherine Simms, Global Account Manager at MG Design

“I have now worked with Chris more than once and would not hesitate to work with him again. Great to work with and completed the projects well and on schedule. The Asian market can sometimes be difficult to navigate and Chris made it very easy. Highly recommended.”

Mike Skaff, Vice President – Business Development of 2020 Exhibits

“Chris and his team at IDEA really take each project very seriously, following through on every detail. He understands the need for American-style customer service for exhibitions all over Asia. I would highly recommend his company to anyone exhibiting in the region.”

Michael Wriston, MBA Director of International Sales at 2020 Exhibits – International Specialist

“My company has utilized the services of Christopher Dorn and Idea International on numerous occasions to support our clients and their event marketing programs in Asia. These are difficult assignments. In every case, Chris was charged with providing a creative and cost-effective solution with very little client knowledge. In every instance, the event solution was executed perfectly — on time and on budget.”

Dan Cantor, CEO at Hamilton Exhibits and Owner, Hamilton Exhibits

“Chris and team are fantastic. I have used his services for years and have not once been let down. He is articulate, professional, provides EXCELLENT work, is personable with my clients and will return to IDEA for all future show needs in his region. I highly recommend Chris.”

Arthur Giovanetti, Corporate Account Director at MG Design

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Chris Dorn as our Asian fabricator on a few trade shows this past year and currently in 2012. Chris has impeccable attention to all details of the booth design. He responds quickly and thoroughly to the numerous design adjustments as well as works easily with many other people involved in the project. Chris is able to adapt his pricing to fit within our budgets and delivers fantastic value on his craftsmanship, materials and on site labor. In the end our client is always extremely happy with the exhibit quality and service on site. I would recommend Chris without any hesitation to any exhibit manager looking for a reputable and easy to work with Asian fabricator.”

Pam Faaland, Account Manager/Event Producer at Group Delphi

“I enjoy working with Chris. He just makes everything seamless and worry free. I had an international trade show to pull off in less than 40 days. He understood my budget and stayed well within it. He saved me with a beautiful booth that came off professional and with a big WOW factor! Clients made the show a wild success. I looking forward to working with him again and can’t wait to see the new concepts.”

Jamie Bond, President of Lucasi Custom Cues and Lucasi Hybrid,a Division of Cue & Case Sales the Visionary Company of Billiards

“To whom it may concern, I would like to send my highest recommendation for Christopher Dorn. He is an industry professional that I have had the privilege of working with several times, on multiple projects. His willingness to solve problems, professionalism and experience in exhibits and production make him an asset to any team, while his level of expertise sets him apart from other candidates.”

Armen Gharabegian, CEO at Eleven23 Marketing, LLC

“Christopher is a consummate professional who is very detailed and has deep experience. He knows how to bridge the gap when it comes to domestic vs. international expectations. I have been extremely pleased with his ability to communicate effectively on all levels and his overall efforts.”

Spencer Johnston, Vice President, Global Client Services

“Chris has had a great long-term relationship with MG Design. When I stepped into the role of creating MG Design’s global program, everyone that knew Chris recommended him as “the guy” to use in Asia. They were right. Chris goes above and beyond to ensure clients get the treatment they deserve. His United States heritage is an enormous asset when American clients travel to shows in Asia. He understands what they are looking for and provides the much needed “dose of home” when traveling abroad.

Chris hasn’t just been a partner over the years; he is also a resource, a friend, and a mentor. He has shared his experiences and knowledge with me to assist in creating not only a successful global offering for MG Design, but giving me a tremendous amount of personal growth as well. You cannot go wrong when working with Chris!”

Kelli Steckbauer, Director of Global Business MGDesign

“Chris’ business card should read ‘Peace of Mind Provider’! His company, Idea International, assists MG Design with exhibits and events in the Asia Pacific region. His level of customer service is second to none and frequently earns rave reviews from our clients. He consistently provides our customers with top notch custom environments and experiences.”

Doreen O’Reilly, Specializing In 3D Environments

“Chris and his team at Idea International is the best trade show and event company we have worked with in Japan and China. Their work is high quality, the service is top notch and they are always working to provide a more creative solution. I highly recommend them.”

Justin Hersh, Founder and CEO at Group Delphi

“I demand a lot from my global fabrication partners; I expect exemplary communication and execution, as well as flexibility. Chris is the best of partners. Not only does he exceed my expectations, he is as vested in the success of the project as I am on behalf of our client. He is available 24/7 and his knowledge and experience with events and trade shows in Asia is invaluable. Having Chris on a project is added insurance that the event will be another job well done”

Rose Faler, Account Director at Group Delphi

“Chris has provided excellent service for my international requirements. He is very responsive, a very good communicator and is well liked by all. I would not hesitate to recommend Chris and his services for any international project. He is a pleasure to work with and will help make your project successful!”

Rene Jansen, Account Executive at Czarnowski

“I would highly recommend Chris as your first “go to person” if you have a show in Asia and need a booth built there. He is a great resource partner, who is pro-active and detail oriented. Chris has a deep understanding of expectations on service and quality. Chris makes the entire process easy and worry-free from planning to execution to final product. You know the project is going to be highly successful having him on your team. I look forward to working with him again in the near future.”

Corinna Chan, Account Director at Group Delphi

“I had the pleasure of working with Chris on several projects in Japan and China over the past couple of years. His attention to detail and creative thinking allowed us to meet the end clients high expectations and tight budget parameters. I look forward to working with Chris in the future.”

Eric Simko, Project Director/Manager of Meetings, Tradeshows, and Events

“Chris is a true professional who goes above and beyond to provide outstanding service and beautiful top quality exhibits. Working with Chris for projects in Asia, I am impressed with the ease and process. From start to finish I know that he understands and has control of the entire project.”

Kathryn Rue, Account Executive at DisplayWorks

“I contracted Christopher to assist my client with an exposition in Japan. His knowledge and expertise was invaluable. The project went flawlessly, and my client’s expectations were greatly exceeded. I have since recommended Christopher’s firm to any organization that has a need in the Southeast Asian marketplace. I look forward to working more with him and his firm in the future.”

Chris Tosh, Experienced Sales & Marketing Professional

“Thank you and your team for taking such good care of us. The booth looked great, and the professional presence that you created was a key factor in our success at this conference. It was a pleasure to work with you, Jeff, and Olive, and I’ll keep in touch with you regarding upcoming exhibiting opportunities for us in Asia.”

Debbie Schroder

“Based on your outstanding performance on the Semicon Japan project, I have strongly recommended that we include Idea International on the preferred contractors list for all projects we undertake in Asia. Thank you again for a fine piece of work and for your team’s exceptional service. Domo arigato gozaimas.”

Bill Kopta

“Thank you so much for a fantastic job on all fronts…from my team to yours, we are so grateful for you and your team’s work on AMAT and Celerity at Semicon Japan. IDEA ROCKS! Looking forward to another great show in China.”

Michelle Donnelly

“I hope this email finds you well. Great job on Bio Japan! It is alway a pleasure doing business with you, sir. Thanks again for your good service.”

Peter Boon

Great job, thanks for everything. Looking forward to working with you again on projects in Singapore and in the Far East.”

Colin Langley

“It does look as if the Asian swing of the UPS 100th Anniversary Tour is over. Thank you for your diligent effort. Everyone was delighted with the service they have received. Thank you, sir. It has truly been a pleasure.”

Russell Kroeker

“Made it back safe and sound. Adjusting back seems to take a while. Thanks for the support and manpower for all the set-ups. Your guys did a good job and in many ways made it easier for me.”

Tony Rutkowski

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