“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”
The original author of this quote may be unknown, but it has been a philosophy that we’ve lived by at Group Delphi for the last thirty years. From embracing storytelling and the creation of experiences when most exhibit companies were still defining themselves as cabinet makers, to being one of the first exhibit companies to have an in-house digital content and production team, we’ve always endeavored to skate to where the puck was going.
The last ten months have been incredibly challenging for our industry. Our hearts go out to all those that are reimagining their careers and hope to rejoin the industry as it rebounds. These are passionate people who have given so much of themselves to the live events industry.
At Group Delphi, we have strived to use this time for our own reinvention; we’ve taken our core competencies in strategy, storytelling, and state-of-the-art production and uncovered a unique path with which to take into the future.
Today we embark on a major change that will both provide a more robust experiential partner to the industry and strengthen our company for the future. I’m happy to announce that the tradeshow and event portion of our business has been acquired by Sparks. Sparks is a company that we have long admired; filled with bright and passionate people that care about each other and the clients they serve. They have a vision of the future of the experiential marketing world that we believe puts them at the forefront of the industry, they are indeed creating the future. Our team members and clients in tradeshow and events could not be more excited to be joining this talented group.
The next chapter for Group Delphi is one that is informed by the great work we have done and the incredibly talented people that continue to work with us, but with a clear eye towards the future. We will continue to operate out of our Alameda, California headquarters, focusing on the following areas of work:
- Museums. With twenty-five years of producing some most significant projects in the museum world, we are driven to continue collaborating with our design and agency partners. Together, we create experiences that tell stories and move audiences to see the world in new ways.
- Themed Entertainment & Permanent Experiences. At our heart, we have never lost the thrill of the show and we are excited to be bringing our production capabilities to a wide range of themed environments.
- Restaurants. We have been heartened by the restaurant operators that continue to move forward in the face of this challenging time. Together, we are envisioning new restaurants that will be, in the not-too-distant-future, filled with people enjoying the experience that can only come from gathering together in person and over food. We are delighted to be providing world-class equipment and millwork for these projects.
- Fine Arts. We are honored to be continuing this sixty-year tradition of printing and mounting work for talented artists, galleries, museums, and private collectors. We are delighted to have complimented our Fine Arts service with the integration of our acrylic display production team, producing a range of very high-end acrylic work for museums and others.
Finally, stay tuned for a new offering from Group Delphi. With a select suite of projects, we are working to stake out a position in transforming the way housing is conceived and produced.
In closing, we think you’ll be as excited as we are by the bright future ahead for all of us at Group Delphi.
Sending you all my best,