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Sunday, June 16, 2013 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM AEP's Social Gathering (New Member Welcome) 7:00 PM - Special Vegas Show Tickets: MJ LIVE: World’s #1 Michael Jackson Tribute

Monday, June 17, 2013 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Conference Registration 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM AEP's Coffee Talk & Vendor Market Place 9:30 AM - 9:40 AM Conference Welcoming and Opening Remarks 9:40 AM - 11:00 AM Letting Leaders Lead and Building the Best Team in the Instant Age From building new systems to hiring new employees, running an entertainment organization in this modern era requires an intimate knowledge of what’s new as well as what still works. Industry leaders will touch on eliminating redundancies and focusing on efficiency in the entertainment workplace. 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Vendor Market Place/Deal Making 12:15 PM - 12:30 PM Break 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM Networking/Showcase Lunch (2 ½ -3 hr. showcase) 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM AEP Artist Showcase "A" with "Meet & Greet" 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Managing the Paper Process. From inception to execution the contract takes many forms and passes through many hands. Hear from the experts on the best practices on making sure the show matches the flow. 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Vendor Market Place/Deal Making 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Dinner On Your Own 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM AEP's Artist Showcase "B” (3 hr. showcase) 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM Artist "Meet & Greet" & Social Gathering

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Conference Registration 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM AEP's Coffee Talk & Vendor Market Place 9:30 AM – 9:45 AM AEP Remarks Doug Hall, Principal, TalentPlus Entertainment, LLC & AEP Vice Chair 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM Keynote Speaker with Q & A

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM There’s No Business like “NO” Business. When is enough enough and when do you have to make the hard decision to fire an artist, agent, or even a client? This session will help determine the warning signs of a bad event partner and how to creatively walk away.

11:45 AM - 12:00 Noon Break 12:00 Noon - 3:30 PM Networking/Showcase Lunch (2 ½ -3 hr. showcase) 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM AEP's Artist Showcase "C" with "Meet & Greet" 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Buyer/Agency Panel Discussion This is your opportunity to speak face to face with major agents. The open dialogue format will allow conference attendees to ask agent questions about booking talent and for agents to talk about how they view the current direction of the entertainment industry. 5:30 PM – 6:30PM Conference Report Card/Vendor Market Place/ Deal Making Andrea Michaels, President, Extraordinary Events & AEP Chairperson 6:30PM – 7:00 PM Break 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM AEP's Signature Artist Showcase & Dinner 11:00 PM - 11:05 PM AEP Leadership Closing Remarks/ Special Thanks 11:05 PM - 11:30 PM Showcasing Artist "Meet & Greet" & Social Gathering 2013 AEP WORLDWIDE SPONSORS:

• Carnival Cruise Lines and George Lopez Punchliner Comedy Clubs (showcase sponsor) • EastCoast Entertainment (showcase producer) • Barbara Banta (showcase producer) • Bob Higa Entertainment (meeting producer) • American Entertainment Magazine (Official Publication) • Campus Activities Magazine (College Sponsor) • Cameo Graphics Group (Marketing & Design) • Mark Howell (Website Design) CONFERENCE REGISTRATION/ QUESTIONS: • • (803) 782-1846 HOTEL REGISTRATION: South Point Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas NV (866) 796-7111 • Ask for The AEP Conference Rate: June 16-18, 2013 • (803) 782-1947 • •

REGISTRATION FEES: MEMBER through May 22 NON MEMBER through May 22 CAMPUS through May 22 (Two for)

$495 $595 $495



MEMBER after May 22 NON MEMBER after May 22 CAMPUS after May 22 (Two for)

MEMBERSHIP FEES: BUYER member SUPPLIER Member CAMPUS (all inclusive) Campus membership extends to all buyers that serve the needs of that existing campus location only.


$595 $695 $595

$199 $399 $199



IF SELECTED: FEE INCLUDES Showcase Fee, Booth Fee, One Conference Registration, 10 complimentary artist passes (excludes meals)

MEMBER Additional staff/each

$1390 $ 395

NON MEMBER Additional staff/each

$1795 $ 495

All showcasing acts will be assigned a sound check, a performance date and time. All acts are required to attend their sound check in order to perform. Only Suppliers May Apply For Showcase Slots





This Phenomenal Rate Is Double Occupancy, All-Inclusive. No Resort Fee. Property Includes Not Only a 4-Star Resort, Casino, Stables, Fine Dining And A Exceptional Showroom But a Bowling Alley Too.

VENDOR BOOTH FEES (NON REFUNDABLE): Includes booth fee and one conference registration MEMBER Through May 22 Additional staff/each NON MEMBER Through May 22 Additional staff/each MEMBER after May 22 Additional staff/each NON MEMBER after May 22 Additional staff/each

$795 $395 $1095 $495 $895 $495 $1195 $595

DOUBLE BOOTH PACKAGE: Includes 2 conference registrations MEMBER $1590/$1790 after May 22 Additional staff/each $395/ $495 after May 22 NON MEMBER $2090/ $2290 after May 22 Additional staff/each $495/ $595 after May 22

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No matter whether you are a major artist looking to increase your awareness before a prestigious group of buyers, An independent looking to jump-start your career or an Agent looking for a wider range of activity for that special act your represent, AEP’s Showcases can provide you with exposure to multiple markets. An each showcase is followed by a “Meet & Greet” to give your performance the acceleration it needs while it is still on the minds of the buyers. Our Showcases are produced by EastCoast Entertainment along with a staff of seasoned professionals from all aspects of the entertainment spectrum. Your career could not be in better hands. Plus this year’s Showcases are sponsored by Carnival Cruise Lines and George Lopez’s Punchliner Comedy Clubs and their buyers will be in our audience considering new talent for their venues.













TROY PEDERSON Central Casting Director Disney Properties

JUDY THEE Entertainment Producer The Freeman Company

MARK FELIX Entertainment Producer Drury Design Dynamics

STEPHEN BAILEY Executive Director Grand Opera House

As an AEP Member, not only will you have the chance to associate with trend-setting leaders in your area of expertise, but you will interact with buyers and suppliers of other facets of the industry. For the first time, you can learn and share information about the way business is transacted in sectors other than yours and discover ways that you are different as well as what you can do to benefit from each other. Shop your needs with other buyers and sellers through a unique network that can make your business more progressive and less complex.

AEP’s Signature Event brings all the sectors together to better understand the buying process from both sides of the contract. Educational sessions are strategically planned to identify the needs of the members and brainstorm issues, ideas and ways to resolve both problems and potential problems. AEP’s unique showcasing process follows each individual showcase with a “Meet & Greet” where buyers can converse with the artists that just performed and meet management and agents responsible for the act’s calendar. Each conference also includes social time where attendees and agents can discuss possible relationships in a relaxed unhurried environment. • (803) 782-1947 • •

AEP is built on the idea of being member-centric. Every decision is based on feedback from members and the National Advisory Board (NAB) is a cross-section of AEP’s entire population. Every voice is heard.

At $199 for a buyer membership and $399 for an Agency membership, this association has to be one of the best buys ever for entertainment professionals. And you can add a branch office to your membership for only $100 more. That makes the standard buyer membership AT LESS THAN 55¢ a day. You have to be a supplier member to submit a showcasing act but consider that for $1.09 per day you have the chance to rub shoulders with other colleagues in the industry and be exposed to AEP Network of Buyers, It’s a deal you would be foolish to pass up. AEP is an organization on the grow, so now is the time to get involved. All memberships are for one full year from the date your membership is approved. Branch or satellite offices must join within thirty (30) days of the primary membership to get the $100 rate. All branch memberships follow the start and end date of the primary member. Here are just a few perks of membership: Discounted conference registration for AEP’s Signature Event Discounted Showcase and Exhibit fees for member suppliers at AEP’s Signature Event Member meetings at various other entertainment conferences nationally A network where buyers and sellers can converse via email for suppliers and entertainment needs Discounted Advertising rates for American Entertainment Magazine Discounted Advertising rates for Campus Activities Magazine® Free subscription to both Campus Activities Magazine® and American Entertainment Magazine • (803) 782-1947 • •

Count on AEP to deliver not only impressive talent choices, but new friends and colleagues, outstanding business opportunities, interactive educational sessions that are right on target, but a social atmosphere conducive to expanding your business and knowledge of different sectors of the entertainment industry.

You will meet legendary buyers, agents, producers and artists. You will also have the chance to meet the next generation of rising stars. AEP is truly about THE BUSINESS OF ENTERTAINMENT. • (803) 782-1947 • •

Association of Entertainment Professionals 2013 Brochure  

This guide contains all of the information needed for anyone interested in membership or showcasing for the Association of Entertainment Pro...