Explore Our History

Making Magic Happen Since 1991

We’ve been in this business for a long time – and we don’t plan on stopping any time soon. It started with a dream to become a leading GSC provider and now, we’re living it.

Where It All Began

Rayford McFarland had a dream for an organization that was the best full-service exposition and event management firm in America, supported by a team of hard-working, experienced individuals that mirrored a United Nations Convention. In 1991, this dream was realized through the creation of 21st Century Exposition Group, Inc. (21stCEG).

This 28-year-old General Service Contractor (GSC) specializes in corporate display and fulfillment management, custom graphic design and production, standard and custom display rentals, custom and standard furnishings, critical path budget planning, on-line event and display management technologies, event design, and production management. We are the nation’s only women and minority-owned and operated GSC in the event industry and a leader in providing integrated event solutions for live events, tradeshows, and corporate displays. We are also certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and the Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBENC) as an African-American, women-owned firm.

Award-Winning Talent at Your Service

Over the years, we’ve garnered quite the reputation for ourselves. Take a look at some of 21st Century Expo Group’s awards and accolades:

  • Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust Unsung Heroes Award (2013)
  • Maryland/District of Columbia Supplier Development Council Supplier of the Year (2012)
  • NAACP Exhibitors Award (2001)
  • National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. Supplier of the Year Award (2013)

By choosing 21st Century Expo Group, your business will receive award-winning, top-rated service. Your events and exhibits won’t just please the crowd, they’ll stun them.

Our Select Clients

For 28 years, we’ve proudly served clients of all different backgrounds and prestige. Some notable names include:

  • Toyota
  • Major League Baseball
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • National Education Association
  • ExxonMobil
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Minority Supplier Development Council
  • Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
  • American Council on Education
  • Centene Corporation

Let's Make Your Tradeshow a Success!

With a focus on advanced planning, smart logistics, creative designs, and world-class resources, we transform your tradeshow environment for success! Interested? We’ll get back to you ASAP.