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Helen Brett Enterprises, Inc. is one of the premier trade show production and management companies in the United States and Canada, bringing buyers and exhibitors of fine jewelry, accessories and gifts together for 70 years.In 1945, Helen Brett began her enterprise by happenstance. As a traveling saleswoman, she found herself in a position where she could either out do her competition or help them. She chose the latter. Having secured a sample room at a hotel to display her merchandise, she found five fellow salespeople who had lost their space to returning servicemen. Instead of gloating about her chance for exclusivity, she asked the displaced salespeople to join her. The five then crammed into a very small sample space to display and sell their wares. Afterwards, they asked Helen to make arrangements for their next trip.


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Today, Helen’s name is renowned for the Gift and Jewelry Shows held semi-annually in the cities of New Orleans, Louisiana, and Memphis, Tennessee, and the yearly Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Jewelry and Merchandise Show. These shows have been the realization of Helen’s dream to provide opportunities for developing relationships of trust and honor between her exhibitors and buyers.From that simple gesture of kindness in 1945, Helen Brett Enterprises, Inc. has become a full-service trade show production and management company. Now in its fourth generation of family ownership, President Robert Brett Kolinek, CEM, CMP continues Helen’s legacy of producing and promoting market-driven trade shows and conferences throughout the United States. As an active member of IAEE, past president of IAEE Service Corporation and past Education Committee Chairman, Mr. Kolinek loves to share his in-depth knowledge of the trade show industry as a frequent speaker at IAEE events and other professional meetings.

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