Southwest Showcase 2016, set for Thursday, January 28 at the Austin Convention Center, is your best education value. We’ll demonstrate that value with a series of emails providing an in-depth look at the sessions scheduled for this year’s conference–this is our second in the series. Don’t want to wait for us? You can see the full agenda any time!
Pirates and Poachers and You
Annette Hicks, Texas Food & Fuel Association
Rich Markow, San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
Sharon McDonald, Texas Restaurant Association
Argh Matey! There be pirates out there. And they have your meeting, hotel rooms, shipping, and even your AV in their spyglass. Even when you think you’ve dealt with them, pirates and poachers can morph in the middle of the night and come back to plunder you in the new day.
Hear how our veteran meeting professionals have dealt with this progressively vexing problem, share your own horror stories, tap the knowledge of the meetings community, and brainstorm with your fellow planners and our supplier partners on what you can do to protect yourself and your event.
Expos: The Big Picture
Brian Casey, President & CEO, Center for Exhibition Industry Research
CEIR, the Center for Exhibition Industry Research, houses the world’s largest collection of primary, exhibition-related research studies. President & CEO Brian Casey will take you through an overview of several of their key topics to provide a perspective on the future of the industry.
The session will cover economic trends, generational trends, exhibitors’ spending patterns, coming market changes and emerging customer needs. Hear from an industry expert and get the information you need to establish realistic goals and determine your show’s future direction.
For more information call 512-451-9867 x111, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.