Monday, June 18, 2012

Convention Match -- Exhibit Industry Show List.

Convention Match Newsletter ---  Exhibit Industry Show List.– June 19, 2012
Visit to find hundreds of conventions arranged by date.
Search by topic to find shows of interest.
Jump directly to the convention profiles.  Contact shows directly to do business.

See our regular features below:
--- Top Ten Events for a Featured Industry.
--- This Week's Money Saving Tip
--- Featured Industry database of top show organizers.

Opt-in on the right to create a profile and promote your events and services. is designed so you can sell directly.  No charge to list or use the site.  Exhibitors can directly contact shows.
  --- Editorial style for events is to link directly to your Sponsorship and Exhibitor offer page. 
  --- All Convention and Exhibition industry professionals – show and service side – can opt-in and blog to promote your services.

Convention Match is sponsored by Broadcast Interview Source, Inc.
 – Yes, we can be the buffer to find the best shows and negotiate to get you the best deal. 
Reply to send us:
--- Your exhibit needs if you seek representation.
--- Your suggestion for next week's Industry to cover with top shows and organizer summary.
--- Your money saving tip.
      …. To receive the full top 50 Convention Associations shown below as a Excel or CSV file.
      …. To contact us to advertise in next week's issue reaching thousands of exhibitors.

Mitchell Davis, Editor   (202) 333-5000
From: Broadcast Interview Source, Inc. 
2500 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.  Washington, DC 20007-4132

Featured Events:   Top Ten Events for Convention Professionals, by Date:
July 10-12 -  Red Diamond Congress - Exhibit & Event Marketers Association
July 14-17 - NSA Convention - National Speaker Association
July 29-31 - World Education Congress - Meeting Professionals International
August 2-4 - ISES EventWorld - International Special Events Society
August 11-14 - ASAE Annual Convention - American Society of Association Executives
September 13 - Predict - CEIR's Annual Exhibition Industry Outlook Conference - Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR)
October 11-12 - Global Professionals Conference -  Professional Convention Management Association
March 13, 2013 - Tool Box for Success - Convention Sales Professional International
April 14-17, 2013 - Sponsorship Conference - International Events Group
May 29, 2013 - Exhibition & Convention Executives Forum - Integrated Show Management & Marketing

This week's Money Saving Tip --- Bring your own electricity.
 – I've got a Black & Decker Powermate 400.  Runs my computers, wireless and a small display motor.
Very quiet  -- I'm getting 20 Amp-hours for a purchase cost of $120 – purchase – not a rental !!!!

The Big List: Summary of 50 top associations in the convention business, alphabetically:
(Reply to request the full database, please specify: Excel or CSV file.)
American Hotel & Lodging Association
American Society of Association Executives
Association Management Companies Institute
Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International     
Association of Destination Management Executives
Association of Destination Management Executives International   
Association of Meeting Professionals
Center for Exhibition Industry Research      
Connected International Meeting Professionals Association
Convention Industry Council
Convention Sales Professionals International
Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives       
Council of Protocol Executives
Destination Marketing Association International     
Electronic Distribution Show Corporation    
Event Service Professionals Association       
Exhibit and Event Marketers Association     
Exhibit Designers & Producers Association 
Exhibition Services & Contractors Association
Exhibition & Convention Exhibitors Forum  
Farm Show Council
Financial and Insurance Conference Planners
Green Meetings Industry Council   
Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association      
Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International
IMEX America - The Worldwide Exhibiton for Inventive Travel, Meetings and Events
International Association of Conference Centers    
International Association of Exhibitions & Events    
International Association of Fairs and Expositions   
International Association of Professional Congress Organizers
International Association of Speakers Bureaus
International Association of Venue Managers
International Congress and Convention Association
International Events Group
International Festival & Events Association
International Special Events Society
Meeting Professionals International
National Association of Agricultural Fair Agencies    
National Association of Catering Executives
National Association of Consumer Shows   
National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners
National Speakers Association
Professional Convention Management Association
Professional Show Managers Association   
Protocol & Diplomacy International - Protocol Officers Association  
Religious Conference Management Association      
Society of Inventive and Travel Executives 
Society of Government Meeting Professionals
Society of Independent Show Organizers   
Society of Independent Show Professionals
Southern African Association of the Conference Industry   
U.S. Travel Association
Visitor Studies Association 

P.S.  Why did I create Convention Match?   I'm an active sponsor and exhibitor for my business that connects journalists and experts – PRWeek called us "a dating service or PR" – that's why this business is set up as a dating service.  I've been there in the trenches, with endless negotiations with show management of topics from "Honoring Seniority," to "Coffee is for Closers – and exhibitors can't have any," and the show manager who told me: "We don't have to be professional – we are just volunteers."

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