"Where are all those plasma screens coming from?" asked my CCTV expert friend as we were walking down the aisle of the ISSC east at the convention center in Washington DC.
"Look, I work these surveillance camera tradeshows all the time by myself. I have to lug the demo camera equipment, sales brochures, bling, even parts for the trade show booth... its all I can fit in the company van. I'd have to rent a truck if I wanted to have a nice plasma in my booth too. It sure would be nice to have an attention grabber. It's just I can't afford the $1500 the convention center wants me to pay. I don't know how the small businessman like me can compete with the big guys at ADT."
I said you don't have to spend $1500. "Not even a thousand." Find out more about how inexpensive it is to rent a plasma and have it delivered right to your trade show booth.
The Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) announced a new name change of the Craft and Hobby Association Convention and Trade Show to the Craft and Hobby Association Conference and Trade Show....... Well, now that we got that out of the way, this change apparently reflects the growing importance of education in helping craft and hobby professionals cope and succeed in today's marketplace by providing a greater number of industry professionals with access to CHA's Trade Show, educational sessions, networking opportunities and special events.
According to the 2010 CHA Member Satisfaction Survey, one of the top two requests for member benefits included providing educational programs that were pertinent to the craft industry. And even though a majority of respondents reported providing educational programs as an important Association function, 42% had never participated in CHA education. In previous surveys conducted, however, schedule conflicts and price were the top two reasons for not taking classes.
For their 2011 Winter Show in Los Angeles, CHA will implement an exciting new Conference model that is said to provide all attendees with greater value, more convenient hours, greater networking opportunities and unlimited access to the CHA Trade Show floor. Attendees are also said to get unlimited access to Conference programs as well as networking opportunities and special events too. This new Conference model for the CHA takes cues from other successful programs that are currently being used by many of the leading trade show organizations.
The CHA 2011 Winter Conference will feature educational sessions which are customized for things like member types, hands-on craft technique training, a variety of networking opportunities and provide attendees with unlimited access to all seminars, workshops and special events for only $25. All exhibitors at the CHA Trade Show have the $25 fee, and now all attendees and exhibitors will have full access to to the CHA conference including business sessions, networking events and special events that include the Keynote presentation, Show Event/Party, International Reception and the Welcome Reception.
To help accommodate this focus on education and to eliminate conflicts, the trade show floor hours have been moved up an hour and will run from 10 am to 6 pm during the first three days of the show. These new hours will provide attendees and exhibitors a full 8 hours of access to the show floor with greater flexibility to participate in education and networking opportunities only offered at CHA Shows.
According to President and CEO of CHA Steve Berger, "We believe the new Conference model and Trade Show enhancements are very valuable new benefits to our members. They were designed to help all attendees and exhibitors take advantage of the many educational and networking opportunities without the burden of additional costs."
"Having unlimited access to valuable business education and networking opportunities will provide CHA members with the information and insights they need to successfully navigate challenges and grow their businesses during challenging economic times," according to Michael McCooey, CHA Board Chair.
Attendees will have a lot to look forward to at the 2011 CHA Conference and Trade Show. The new model should help people manage time and really get the full experience of the show. The show is scheduled to run from January 29 to February 1, 2011 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.
*Rentacomputer.com is not affiliated with nor in any way authorized by the Crafts & Hobby Association Conference & Trade Show 2011 or the Los Angeles Convention Center. Rentacomputer.com is an independent nationwide technology rental provider, and this page in no way implies exclusivity of our services at the Crafts & Hobby Association Conference & Trade Show 2011 or the Los Angeles Convention Center.
On January 5 through January 7, 2011, green industry leaders from five different states will gather at the Minneapolis Convention Center for the Northern Green Expo 2011. The Northern Green Expo is the largest trade show and educational conference in the north central region of the country which is dedicated exclusively to green industry professionals. The MNLA (Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association) as well as the MTGF (Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation) partner up each year to bring you the event.
According to Bob Fitch, Executive Director of the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association, "Re-discover the Green Expo and re-energize your team for the coming year. There will be several changes to the show this year including an updated show floor layout and education schedule changes requested by attendees. You can expect this and much more from the 2011 Northern Green Expo." Well, it is good to see an organization that values the opinions and desires of its attendees.
People attending the Northern Green Expo
2011 will enjoy a keynote address from Steve Keating of the Toro Company. But he isn't the only one. Other featured speakers include Whitney Cranshaw (Colorado
State University), John Greenlee (Greenlee Nursery), Chris Hansen (Great Garden Plants), Chris Heiler (LandscapeLeadership.com), Pat Jones (Golf Course Industry Magazine), Chip Osbourne (Osbourne Organics), Christy Webber (Christy Webber Landscapes) and a ton more.
"We have outstanding educational opportunities planned, but don't forget the networking opportunities are also a huge emphasis - and you'll have plenty of them," said Fitch. "Be sure to talk to seminar leaders and other industry experts at the show to get their perspective on the upcoming year."
The Northern Green Expo has been around for 8 years and has averaged almost 7,500 attendees at each show. Key owners as well as other management personnel focused on purchasing decisions comprise a large portion of the attendance. According to Fitch, "We have a loyal and powerful buying force at Expo."
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If you are interested in exhibiting at the Northern Green Expo 2011, then you can get all the exhibitor info on the Northern Green Expo's website. The Northern Green Expo 2011 will be taking place January 5 through January 7, 2011 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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New York is setting the stage for over 100 of the country's best artists and artisans to sell their original works to retailers from all over the world. This show centers on the nation's top buyers of home decor, textile, tabletop, decorative accessories and even gift ware.
Visitors to the One of a Kind Show New York typically consist of top executives, specialists, managers and private proprietors of New Year and Easter goods, among others, and guests will be treated to gifts, accessories, Phyto-design, decorations, greeting cards, pyrotechnics, electrical garlands, gift packages, interior goods, glass, pottery works and a lot more.
Profiles for exhibits usually include New Year's Trees and decorations, electrical garlands, fireworks, pyrotechnics, fancy dresses, masks & accessories, Easter goods, fancy packages and accessories, Phyto-design decorative furnishings, interior goods, glass, ceramics, postcards, balloons and pneumoconstructions, and celebration services.
If you are into art, then you need to check out the One of a Kind Show New York. It is one of the best places to see new artists and their original works and the best place to get the things mentioned above. The One of a Kind Show New York takes place December 11th through the 13th, 2011 at Pier 94 in New York City, New York.
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Sprint recently announced yesterday that their newest device, the Samsung Galaxy Tablet, will be available to consumers as early as November 14th, 2010, just in time for the holiday season. The Samsung Galaxy Tablet allows viewing of e-books, movies, music and games on a 7-inch screen.
Customers may already begin pre-ordering the Samsung Galaxy Tablet at any participating Sprint store with the purchase of a $50 Sprint gift card. Customers who pre-order the device will be added to a waiting list and called to come in and finish their purchase beginning on November 14th, 2010.
The device itself will cost customers $399.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement on a 3G Tablet Mobile Broadband Plan. Sprint customers will have two rate plans from which to choose. These include a 2GB data plan with unlimited messaging for $29.99 a month or a 5GB data plan with unlimited messaging for $59.99 a month.
According to Vice President of Product Development for Sprint, Fared Adib, "Samsung Galaxy Tab is another Android innovation for Sprint, adding a new category of wireless devices to the Sprint portfolio. Samsung Galaxy Tab is a powerful entertainment device and business tool that offers our customers high-end features, including a blazing-fast processor, beautiful touchscreen for watching videos and web browsing, two cameras, video chat capabilities and access to the Sprint 3G network with affordable rate plans that allow customers to take advantage of of the advanced data capabilities their device offers."
Features for the Galaxy Tab include: 7-inch touchscreen, Android 2.2, 1GHz Hummingbird Application processor, 3D graphics support, 3 megapixel camera with camcorder and flash, front facing 1.3 megapixel camera, mobile hotspot, Android market, ThinkFree Office, Sprint Navigation, Stereo Speakers, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Integrated GPS, 2GB onboard memory, 16GB micro SD card and a 4,000 mAh battery.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab is definitely shaping up to be a heck of a device. It seems that every day there are more competitors to Apple's iPad. Thankfully for consumers, there will be plenty of tablet options to choose from come this holiday season, so be sure to do your homework and find the right one for you.