End of the Show

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Well, it's time for my time at the show to end. The feedback that I've been getting was that it was a successful show for many people. I've heard a lot of positive comments from attendees and exhibitors stopping at the booth.

People really enjoyed Alan Schwartz's speech at the Lifetime Achievement Award presentation on Thursday. A lot of people were thrilled with Laila Ali's presence and said she exuded a lot of warmth and "down to earthness."

In addition, a few people commented positively about Phillip Mills' presentation on sustainability from yesterday.

The Best of the Best award recipients were such warm people and very pleased to have the opportunity to come to the show, present their programs, attend seminars and visit with exhibitors.

Our magazine and show group tried something different with our booth. We set it in the registration area and called it the resource center with a map of the exhibit hall and a list of exhibitors along with a schedule of seminars and their room locations. We also had some tables for people to sit at in the booth and hold meetings.

In addition, this was the first year we offered Internet access at the booth, thanks to a sponsorship from KI Software. The computers were busy almost all day without too much of a line at any time.

We'll be going back to the office next week to talk about how to improve the show for next year. Any suggestions you have are greatly appreciated.

Thanks for visiting the blog! We hope it was beneficial for you.-Pam

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