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Newsletter March 2014, Issue 3

TABLE OF CONTENTS Dissecting Las Vegas IFES Young Professional Forum UFI Focus Meetings and IFES Networking Dinner 2014 IFES World Summit Second Annual IFES Sustainability Award Third Annual Logo Competition Highlights from EuroShop 2014 EXHIBITOR2014 Horst Tondasch - Industry Pioneer FAMAB Awards 2014 IFES at EXHIBITOR Show

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Dissecting Las Vegas: Key information about the Las Vegas Exhibition Industry

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By: Kelli Steckbauer, Director Global Business MG Design Associates

he last statistic I read was that the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority was host to 21,615 conventions and trade shows in 2013. This does not include conventions held at places like Mandalay Bay or the Sands Convention Center. Given the popularity of Las VAegas, I WKRXJKWLWRQO\ÀWWLQJWRIRFXV this article on a few tips to help you navigate Sin City’s exhibition industry and the town in general. 7KH ÀUVW WKLQJ \RX VKRXOG know is that each convention center in Las Vegas has different rules. Don’t assume that just because you had a show at the Las Vegas Convention Center last year, and this year it’s at the Sands, the rules and regulations will be the same. For example, the Sands has in-house suppliers you must use. Ordering things like electrical, any rigging with electrical, lighting plumbing, internet and a few other items through the Sands is a must. Other convention centers in Las Vegas may rely on outside contractors to supply the labor and materials for these services. Reading the show manual to ensure you place orders with the correct suppliers is imperative. While it’s often possible to bring in your own coffee, water and other beverages to shows across the globe, the majority of the convention centers in Las Vegas prohibit that (as do most in other US cities as well). Centers have contracts ZLWK VSHFLÀF FDWHUHUV DQG \RX must obtain permission and often pay a fee to bring in your own items, unless those food items are your product. These catering companies offer quite

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a few options to order from them as well, which is typically less expensive than the fees to do your own thing. These catering contracts often carry over to things as small as ordering lunch for yourself and crew. Many halls do not allow outside restaurants, for example the pizza delivery place down the street, to provide food within their premises. You must eat at one of their on-site restaurants or leave the convention center as a whole. Doing your own thing for WKHFDQEHGLIÀFXOWLQ/DV9HJDV based on the size of your exhibit and the show. Las Vegas is a union based city. It’s important to understand what unions provide what services to avoid any fees for violating a union regulation. For example, there is the local carpenters union, who will install and dismantle your stand. We have the local electricians union, who will run all of your electrical and audio visual cables and the decorators union must put together your hanging sign and rig it from the ceiling. As mentioned earlier, based on the size of your space, you may be exempt from some of these rules. Read the manual WRÀQGRXW Electrical can be run one of two main ways in Las Vegas. ,WFDQFRPHWKURXJKWKHÁRRU or it can come down from the ceiling. Running electrical from WKH ÁRRU LV UHODWLYHO\ HDV\ DQG doesn’t pose too many issues for hiding cords. However, when the electrical comes from the ceiling you’ll want to designate a main drop in your space and think about the best way to hide (continued on page 7)

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THE FIRST IFES YOUNG PROFESSIONAL FORUM 8 - 10 MAY 2014 VIENNA, AUSTRIA CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (Deadline 2 April 2014) The Young Professional Forum (YPs) Forum 2014 is tailored for experienced professionals in the exhibition and event industry, who are responsible for key projects and customers. As a result, the YPs Forum is an investment into the future and a winwin concept for IFES members and their employees: t4VQQPSUTQSPGFTTJPOBMJTNBOEJOUFSOBUJPOBMLOPXIPX t#VJMETVQQFSTPOBMFODPVOUFST TUSFOHUIFOTSFMBUJPOTIJQTBOETVQQPSUTJOUFSOBUJPOBMHSPXUI PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS (program held in English) ‡ Click here for full program ‡ Key note speech Bernd Werner, Member of the Board of Directors, Gruppe Nymphenburg Consult AG ‡ Presentations Hannes Bäuerle, CEO, raumPROBE OHG Georg Ortner, Parfumeur & CEO, RSH Duftkanal GmbH ‡ Best practise examples ‡ Workshops and interactive courses CHARGES FOR PARTICIPANTS ‡ Participation fee of ₏90,00 per participant (covering 3 days from 8 - 10 May 2014) ‡ Travel-costs and hotel accommodation to be paid directly by participarnt’s company

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oin IFES members and partners in Poznan, Poland on 9-10 April 2014 for UFI Focus Meetings and an IFES Networking Dinner. These UFI Focus Meetings will highlight key issues required to ensure successful exhibition events. UFI offers a comprehensive programme of conferences and meetings designed to keep exhibition professionals up-to-speed with the many issues facing the industry. These unique events provide an ideal platform to discuss and debate topical, business and technical subjects, all presented by high- level industry experts and decision makers. Substantial time is set aside for networking during the meeting sessions and at the many outstanding social events. At both Focus Meetings, participants will have the unique opportunity to learn from the proven, hands-on initiatives WDNHQE\WKHĂ€QDOLVWVRI WKH8),DZDUGFRPSHWLWLRQVLQWKHĂ€HOGVRI ,&7DQG2SHUDWLRQV 6HUYLFHV9RWLQJZLOODOVRWDNH place for 2014 award candidates. Click here for detailed programme information and registration $FFRUGLQJWR5XGROI 6RPPHU6HQLRU&RUSRUDWH0DQDJHUDW0DUNHQ(Q%:XQG:DWWZKRZLOOEHDĂ€UVWWLPHSUHVHQWHUDWD UFI panel discussion entitled, “Working Together on Creating an Experienceâ€?, “this topic will create lots of discussion about the future of our core-business. It is very important for me to bring in the knowledge and experience of a brand-communicator and to discuss with experts the platforms we should use to sell our products to our clients.â€? He further added that “cross media communication is an excellent starting point for a prosperous future in our business. The concern for the exhibition LQGXVWU\LVWREHDEOHWROLQNWKHQHHGVRI WKHFXVWRPHUVDQGWKHQĂ€QGFXVWRPL]HGVROXWLRQVWRPRWLYDWHWKHIROORZLQJ generation to visit our events.â€? Simon Naudi, Managing Director of Answers Training International Ltd, who is presenting a session entitled, “What are the Key Changes in the Mind-set and Behaviour of Buyers and Attendeesâ€? noted that “the recession has altered not only how people buy but it has affected the very premise behind this – their motives. They need to do more with less and have “...my generation thinks about how to the ability to justify it. There seems to be a dislike of all things make social media work for them and ‘old’ or traditional and they are looking for more engaging ways leverage the communities that use it. to deliver their results. Much more analysis is taking place and 0\FKLOGUHQ¡VJHQHUDWLRQLQVWLQFWLYHO\ pre-show planning and input is vital.â€? Among the IFES members participating in Poznan, Detlef Wintzen, the Managing Director of insglĂźck (a member company of FAMAB), will also speak at the meeting and is a member of the FAMAB board.

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know how to use it and manage to DUUDQJHIDFHWRIDFHFRQWDFWV,W¡V not just another marketing tool it has become one of the main methods to use.â€? -Simon Naudi, Managing Director, Answers Training International Ltd, “What are the Key Changes in the Mind-set and Behaviour of Buyers and Attendeesâ€?

9 April - UFI ICT Focus Meeting - Prepare Your IT for the Future Are you currently re-examining the makeup of your IT department structure, programmes and systems and how you will need to adapt these to meet tomorrow’s demands? This ICT Focus Meeting will help you to identify the trends and strategies necessary to address the advantages and viability of options ranging from organizational transformation to organizational change. April 10 - UFI Operations & Services Focus Meeting (open to UFI and non-UFI members) - How to Provide an Excellent Attendee Experience On-Site Are you aware of key changes in the mind-set and behaviour of buyers and attendees? Do you know how to create an outstanding event experience for this demanding target group? This UFI Operations & Services Focus Meeting will discuss the guest experience and the ‘quality of stay’ at your events. April 10 - 19:00pm - IFES Networking Dinner - Location TBC - Hosted by Melinski Minuth and Intermark Group *IFES Members: Register with special discount as UFI members *A special registration fee is available for professionals wishing to attend both sessions.

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2014 IFES World Summit

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Industry opportunities, challenges and strategies in India and the Middle East

DELHI TO AGRA TOUR

DATE: May 31 - June 1, 2014 ‡

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3rd Annual Logo Competition

KEY MARKET-SPECIFIC B2B SESSIONS*: ‡ Logistic to India-Critical Issues, Challenges, Documentation. ‡ Foreign Exhibitor in India - Insider Guide ‡ Key issues related to Design, Material, Execution and Regulation. ‡ Social Media - Impact & Opportunities to Exhibition Business. ‡ Opportunities and challenges in Middle East ‡ Think Global Act Local ‡ Panel Discussion: Indian Exhibitors going abroad Expectations, Designs, Material, Regulations, Timeline ‡ Preliminary programme AGENDA: May 30: ‡ IFES Board Meeting ‡ Visit to Local Stand Builder ‡ City Tour of Delhi ‡ Members’ Welcome Reception May 31: ‡ Keynote Speaker: Tom Bowman* Social entrepreneur and small business owner, Tom Bowman, has walked the talk on carbon emissions and earned the respect of climate change experts from many disciplines.

Following the 2014 World Summit, join us for a round-trip visit from Delhi to Agra to tour the palatial sights of the walled city of Agra Fort and visit the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Date: June 1 and 2 Intinerary: ‡

Round-trip Delhi-to-Agra transportation YLDĂ€UVWFODVVFRDFKZLWKVQDFNVDQGIXOO bar. Accommodation, dinner, lunch, and visits to Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal are included.

Taj Mahal: A choice of a spectacular sunrise or evening opportunity to view the Taj Mahal. Book early! Limited number of spaces. Click here for full tour details and registration information.

*A monthly newletter on our Delhi speaker and features can be found on the IFES website

Second Annual IFES Sustainability Award )RUWKHĂ€UVWWLPH,)(6ZLOOUHFRJQL]HFRPSDQLHV which are committed to running sustainable operations and promoting sustainability with in their company. Tell us your sustainbility concept and win complimentary passes to the IFES 2015 World Summit in Vienna.

Click here to complete an application ‡ Email to director@ifesnet.org by 1 April 2014 ‡ Applications must be in English and received by 1st April 2014.

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Third Annual Logo Competition How creative are you? Each year, the IFES Conference and AGM are hosted in a different city around the world. In 2015, the IFES World Summit will be in Vienna, Austria. A Conference and AGM logo is used throughout the year IRUWKHFRQYHQWLRQDQGLVSODFHGRQWKHZHEVLWHRIÀFLDOFRUUHVSRQGHQFH signatures on emails of members of the board, newsletters, and promotion and PDUNHWLQJFDPSDLJQV,WLVWKHLGHQWLW\RI WKDWVSHFLÀF$*0 Design the winning logo and win a place at the IFES World Summit 2015. Design guidelines: ‡ The logo must represent the destination city through elements such as colour and geographical or historic facts. ‡ The logo must include a slogan – though this can be changed at the judge’s discretion. ‡ No less than 140mm wide at 300 dpi, as a vector based pdf.

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Highlights from EuroShop 2014 The World’s Leading Retail Trade Fair February 16-20, 2014 | Dßsseldorf, Germany

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Horst Tondasch - Industry Pioneer

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Worldwide tradeshow marketing has been rapidly growing for the past 20 years. Exhibit suppliers in the U.S. have acted slower than any other region in the rest of the world when it came to getting aggressive to work beyond their North American borders.

t is only in recent years that exhibit design and production companies here in the U.S. are beginning to catch up, serving their customers aggressively abroad. There are several reasons for this trend reversal. Although the trend to serve trades how customers worldwide is picking up a head of steam, quite a few U.S. tradeshow supplier companies and individuals saw this trend coming long before it gained its popularity of today. People like Ingrid Boyd, George Kadoke, Hans Bruder and a few others had the foresight to see where the trend was going. Assisting world companies with trades how services here in the U.S. sure has its challenges due to our drayage rules, labor requirements and overall higher costs, but it works. Serving existing US trades how clients abroad also has its challenges and risks and requires trusted partnerships to execute smoothly.

people. I now realized my special niche in the USA-Europe â&#x20AC;&#x153; In 1996, Lufthansa closed its tradeshow services operations, Horst then boldly moved his family to Cape Coral, Fla., to start a new company Kulchawik, dedicated to serve German companies Larry Former IFES President to participate in U.S. tradeshows, and U.S. companies exhibiting in Europe. He called his company Coral Enterprises He then added a second company to his portfolio in 2010, World Show Services, which he co-owns with Skip Day of Daydesign, a Connecticut-based trades how designer.

Horst now offered his knowledge and experience to Europeans, mainly Germans who wished to exhibit in the U.S. He also assisted American companies going to European tradeshows. Many One such international pioneer, of the European customers did not who had the foresight to see this trend like, or understand, the American way coming, was Horst Tondasch. As trades of managing a trades how on the show how manager for Lufthansa Airlines from Ă RRU IRU VHW XS +RUVW UHDOL]HG WKDW KH 1978 to 1996, he experienced the world could not change the rules, but he could of trades how marketing as an exhibitor. surely explain the differences better and Lufthansa wanted to create a common Lower left: Horst Tondasch at make the experience less painful. He brand look throughout the world. After IFES in Moscow, Russia VHDUFKHG IDU DQG ZLGH WR Ă&#x20AC;QG WKH ULJKW being in Lufthansa Marketing group since U.S. suppliers to best serve a pessimistic 1971, Horst then was asked to manage the Ă&#x20AC;UVWFHQWUDOWUDGHVKRZDQGHYHQWGHSDUWPHQWIRU/XIWKDQVD European customer. It is often said that people select to The program moved on to not only be a service center for work with suppliers who they like and trust Horst spoke /XIWKDQVDEXWDSURĂ&#x20AC;WFHQWHUZKHUH/XIWKDQVDZRXOGDOVR *HUPDQ DQG )UHQFK DQG TXLFNO\ JDLQHG WKH FRQĂ&#x20AC;GHQFH RI  provide exhibit services to Mercedes Benz, Siemens, AEG fellow European exhibitors and suppliers. Horst is a true professional who clearly recognizes the differences from one and others in Europe. country to the next. After now living in the U.S. for 17 years, â&#x20AC;&#x153;During all these years I have been traveling around the Horst can argue either way about the validity and logic for globe, organizing everything from trades how exhibits to trades how methods employed throughout the world. ODUJH FXVWRPHU HYHQWV RQ Ă&#x20AC;YH FRQWLQHQWV LQ  FRXQWULHV Horst continues to provide his knowledge and skills for and more than 500 cities, over and over again,â&#x20AC;? said Horst Tondasch. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a part of this new role, I started organizing those willing to pay for them. He served to assist the EDPA the German Pavilions in tourist and convention shows in the International chapter, FAMAB, the IFES board of directors 860\Ă&#x20AC;UVW86VKRZZDVWKH,7 0(LQ&KLFDJR7KDWLV and the FIT staff, and he is a frequents speaker at Exhibitor how I found out about the substantial differences to deal with Show to promote the international spirit. He has also been tradeshows here in the U.S. versus the rest of the world. At a most generous source of information, being a strong that time unions were as much a threat as an unsurmountable advocate to grow the expo industry globally. His vision for obstacle for everyone who did not have that experience and H[SRXQLW\ZRUOGZLGHZLOOEHDUHDOLW\EHIRUHZHNQRZLW the local support like I had from our U .S.-based Lufthansa

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ince the start of 2014, IFES has been driving in the fast lane to achieve its goal to grow its members and to deliver value in membership. ,Q WKH Ă&#x20AC;UVW TXDUWHU RI   ,)(6 KDV SDUWLFLSDWHG LQ VHYHUDO PDMRU HYHQWV WR ZDYH WKH ,)(6 Ă DJ DQG GLVFXVV LWV PLVVLRQ ,Q )HEUXDU\ ,)(6 exhibited with pride at EuroShop in Dusseldorf. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At EuroShop, the Larry Kulchawik IFES stand served as a home base for many international members EXHIBITOR2014 who had vibrant discussions and new member inquiriesâ&#x20AC;?- exclaimed Peter Theodorides, IFES PR and Marketing Committee Chair; and of Voicu Sferdianu, IFES Vice President - Vision Ltd. from Greece. The exhibit was constantly full of people engaged in business conversations. As a result, many new members signed on as IFES members and several signed up to attend the next IFES Global Summit in Delhi, India May 30, 2014. Three weeks later, IFES then exhibited at the world famous EXHIBITOR14 show at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas. Although an American tradeshow for the exhibit industry, there were attendees from over 26 countries in attendance. International exhibiting is a major hot button for American exhibit managers and suppliers, so interest was high about speaking with an association like IFES to grow their business as industry partners. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The value in IFES membership continues to grow. American exhibit suppliers gain a long arm of support from both EDPA and IFES when joining both associations. 1HWZRUNLQJ WR Ă&#x20AC;QG WUXVWHG SDUWQHUV ZRUOGZLGH LV EHVW DFKLHYHG ZKHQ meeting people face to face at major events like EXHIBITOR. Our IFES brand serves to connect people and was well received at this showâ&#x20AC;? says Voicu Sferdianu/Expo Design System- Romania. Mark your calendars to attend the IFES 2014 Global Summit in Delhi, India (May 30-June 1), and IFES 2015 in Vienna, Austria (June 24-26, 2015). Alsoâ&#x20AC;Ś see you next year at EXHIBITOR2015 in Las Vegas!

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