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Trade Show Expo Internet Newsletter — Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006


Stories this week:
  • PRA Destination Management celebrates 25 years in the destination management industry
  • Transformit Walls create privacy bays, conversation nooks and dressing rooms
  • Proactive wins MPI Global Paragon Award of Excellence
  • Trade show giveaways – effective marketing
  • Mostre to present a seminar on ‘Power Exhibiting’
  • Exhibit works bridges the gap between East and West; Expands operations in Asia
  • 2007 International CES to host Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards
  • Small midwestern town offers big city meetings with something special
  • The Village at Squaw Valley USA adds additional meeting space
  • Sweet Reverie: Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro opens with dreamy celebration
  • Cost saving tips for your next show
  • Nimlok Philadelphia creates new position
  • 3D Exhibits adds Christensen
  • Exhibitgroup/Giltspur grows nationwide
  • VisitPittsburgh names national sales director

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PRA Destination Management
celebrates 25 years in the
destination management industry

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San Diego Mayer Jerry Sander, left, and Patti Roscoe, founder of PRA Destination Management.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Twenty-five years after its doors opened for the first time, PRA Destination Management San Diego officially honored the occasion of its silver anniversary with a grand celebration in San Diego where the company started. Founder and Chairman, Patti Roscoe along with owners, operators and staff of the 18 nationwide PRA franchise offices toasted the company’s success in grand-style, along with over 300 high-profile San Diego civic and business representatives, including San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, Councilmember Kevin Faulconer and local city and business leaders from the tourism and hospitality industry in San Diego.

During the anniversary celebration event, Laura Rednour, president of the PRA franchise organization, reminded everyone of PRA’s humble roots and impact on the destination management industry. “From the vision of a talented and determined woman business owner, now resides one of the most successful destination management companies in the industry,” said Rednour. “The last 25 years have been marked with accomplishments, transformations and impacts, all a direct result of Patti’s influence and leadership. We all walk in greatness and gratitude for her vision and hard work over the last 25 years to bring us to this level of success today.”

In 1981, with a SBA loan and a small office containing a folding table, chair and telephone, Roscoe started one of the largest and most successful destination management companies today. After 25 years, the company is still going strong—a testament to the service, hard work and dedication of the entire PRA team. “A competitor told one of my clients that I wouldn’t last six months,” described Roscoe. “PRA has been a wonderful success and is very fortunate to still be doing business with those original loyal clients 25 years later.”

Many changes have taken place during the 25 years, yet through all the changes Roscoe still believes success depends on the partnership and service PRA provides its clients. Having started in the hotel business, Roscoe learned first-hand the importance of going above and beyond to create the one-on-one trust between a client and a service provider. PRA has excelled at this. From the beginning, PRA was different. “Our creativity and unparalleled service, which is a result of our passion for the infinite details of our business, have given us a leg up,” added Roscoe.

As PRA grew, so did the need to serve more locations. “We were constantly asked why we weren’t in one city or another across the country,” explained Roscoe. “Franchising seemed like the way to go. We knew PRA had a great deal to offer as a company and as a brand, and wanted owners/operators committed to following the PRA model.” In addition to the 18 nationwide PRA franchise operations, the company has marketing alliances in Mexico, Central America, and Europe. PRA also plans to expand franchising into the Canadian market. “Clients drive growth,” added Roscoe. “It’s the consistency and performance standards we offer, along with the potential to work with a single contact for all our destinations that gives us an advantage. The goal is to have our clients ask if PRA has an office in whatever city they may be considering for business because PRA is the only company with whom they will work.”

Much has changed in the DMC industry in the past 25 years with more exciting times yet to come. “I love our industry,” said Roscoe. ““I love walking into a spectacular venue my company helped create and then watching the faces of our clients when they walk in, knowing it was designed for them. I still get a thrill out of the ‘wow’ factor. We have the opportunity to deal with people from all over the world in every type of business or association. I can’t wait to see what the next 25 years brings.”


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PRA Destination Management, Inc. (www.pra.com) is the franchisor of destination management companies throughout North America, providing a comprehensive business system, which includes management, marketing, technology and training. PRA has 18 franchise offices in the Unites States in Arizona, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Orange County, Palm Springs, Orlando, San Antonio, San Diego, San Diego North, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Seattle and Southeast Florida. International locations, including Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama are destinations available through the PRA Destination Management partner IVI Destination Management. England, Scotland, France, Spain, Monte Carlo, Monaco and Italy are destinations available through the PRA Destination Management partner Allied Europe.


FABRICATION

Transformit_Wall

Transformit Walls create privacy bays, conversation nooks and dressing rooms

GORHAM, Maine -- Tension fabric R&D leader Transformit’s proprietary system, The Dynamics, includes modular components to create space dividers, temporary walls, privacy bays, conversation nooks and dressing rooms. These lightweight, tension fabric structures are ideally suited to hospitality, retail, pop-up store exhibit and event applications.

Use of The Dynamics facilitates the creation of rooms of varying sizes. Frames accept up to three layers of fabric, enabling an unlimited use of custom layering, lighting and graphic techniques.

Transformit is the world R&D leader in tension-fabric structure design serving the exhibit, event, retail, interiors and hospitality industries. We offer multiple readymade product lines for purchase or rental and accept commissions to design exclusive applications. Top designers rely on Transformit custom collaborations to engineer their most creative visions into reality. Our expertise includes sculptural shapes; application of custom pattern and large format graphics; and creation of unique effects through layering, lighting and use of reflective and/or translucent fabrics. Learn more at www.transformitdesign.com.


COMPANY RECOGNITION

ProActive Award

Marty Zitlin, ProActive, and Brooke Summers, Sun Microsystems, accept the MPI Global Paragon Award of Excellence for Theme.
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Proactive wins
MPI Global Paragon Award of Excellence

Sun Microsystems/StorageTek Meeting
recognized for best theme

CHICAGO -- Strategic communication and events agency, ProActive, Inc., has been awarded a Global Paragon Award of Excellence from Meeting Professionals International (MPI). The honor recognizes the January 2006 kickoff meeting, “Now and Next,” developed for Sun Microsystems, an industry leader in network computing solutions for servers, data storage, software and services. ProActive and Sun were recognized in the area of theme.

The meeting united two merging sales teams in the wake of Sun Microsystems’ 2005 acquisition of StorageTek, a data storage company. About 1,200 North American sales people gathered in Denver for the multi-day event, anxious about what was happening right now in the present as well as what was going to be happening next over the long term.

“This meeting was mission critical to the success of this acquisition,” said Sun’s Manager of Events and Field Communication Brooke Sommers, CMP, CMM. ProActive President Tony Lorenz, CMM, commenting on the project, said, “By employing objective measurement tools and thoughtful creative in response to strategic needs, Sun and ProActive created the perfect communication platform to guide the sales team’s future. ‘Now and Next’ is an exemplary model of the power of meetings. This recognition clearly reinforces that statement.”

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PROMOTIONAL MARKETING

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Trade show giveaways – effective marketing

You’ve put a lot of thought, effort, time and money into preparing your trade show booth and now you need those targeted visitors to stop and learn more about your company. Promotional Products should play a crucial role in your marketing plan and offer many opportunities to create a favorable impression.

Consider having different levels of gifts for your key customers, prospects and general lookers. Make sure your audience knows you’re going to be there by sending out a pre-show mailer with an offer of a gift at your booth, or include a part of a gift with a description of the other half to be picked up at your booth.

How do you choose the right promotional products out of the thousands available? First, work closely with an experienced Promotional Consultant and discuss your goals for the show, budget, distribution method, and booth theme tie-in.  More than a salesperson, a Promotional Products Consultant offers personalized service in considering your needs and goals, using experience and resources to offer ideas along with pricing.

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INDUSTRY SEMINAR

Mostre to present a seminar on
‘Power Exhibiting’

CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Mostre Design, Inc., a premier designer and builder of trade show exhibits and promotional displays, will present a free seminar: 'The Art and Science of Power-Exhibiting,' to sales and marketing professionals involved with their companiesí trade shows or promotional programs. The program will take place Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Mostre facility in Carlsbad, Calif.

Speakers for the program include Harold Mintz of Nomadic Display and Michael Gilvar of FISH Software. Topics will include exhibiting trends and ROI tools to shape and measure show results.

"This seminar will change the way you approach exhibiting at trade shows and illustrates how to produce solid and measurable results," said Chris Wilson, president of Mostre.

The seminar coincides with the addition of a new 20íx20í DesignLine island exhibit from Nomadic Display to the Mostre showroom. "The DesignLine exhibit is designed to meet the needs for flexible and cost-effective solutions," Wilson said. The display features several design options for large format graphics, branding and messaging, lockable storage and multiple exhibit size configurations.

Registration for The Art and Science of Power-Exhibiting can be completed online at http://www.nomadicdisplay.com/mostre/index.asp?wfm=PRESS or by calling 888-594-4248.

Mostre specializes in designing and building trade show exhibits and promotional displays. They are located at 5940 Darwin Court in Carlsbad, California. Learn more at www.mostre.com or by calling (888) 594-4248.

Nomadic Display revolutionized the display industry 30 years ago with the invention of pop-up technology. Today, the company is a leading producer of portable and modular exhibit systems with manufacturing facilities in suburban Washington, DC and Ireland. Nomadic products are sold through 200 showrooms worldwide. To learn more, visit www.nomadicdisplay.com.

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Exhibit works bridges the gap between East and West; Expands operations in Asia

Company will offer marketing, exhibit and branding
solutions to U.S. and European clients

DETROIT  (July 13, 2006) – Exhibit Works, a face-to-face marketing company with locations in Detroit, Los Angeles and Chicago, has announced the opening of its Asian operations in Shanghai, China.  The operation will serve U.S. and European clients in the development and execution of localized marketing programs in China and throughout Asia, as well as the development of programs for Chinese clients coming to market in the West. 

Several clients have already engaged the Exhibit Works Shanghai operation, including longtime client Dana Corporation, who showcased its capabilities at the 2005 Auto Shanghai.  Earlier this year, the new Shanghai Automobile Exhibition Center named Exhibit Works a strategic partner, one of only three organizations approved to provide services at the facility.  Additionally, Exhibit Works led the first-ever U.S. city tour of a historic Chinese Christianity exhibition and developed the 2006 North American International Auto Show program for Geely International Corporation, the first and only Chinese automaker to exhibit in the United States. 

“Our growth has always been client-driven, and this move is no different,” said Dominic Silvio, president and founder of Exhibit Works.  “Our clients recognize the tremendous potential in China and Asia, and now Exhibit Works will be there to open doors for them.”

Leading Exhibit Works international expansion is Vice President of International Business Development, Jerry Kern.  “The Chinese exhibition industry has grown 20 percent annually the last five years, and all indications are this growth will continue,” said Kern.  “Given the regional nature of markets throughout China and Asia, we expect to play a vital role developing localized strategies that resonate with the target markets of our clients.”

Helping translate brands and strategies in Asia is Danielle Dai Xu, China Business Manager.  A Shanghai native who has worked as a marketing consultant in the United States for several years, Xu brings an understanding of both Eastern and Western business culture and marketing strategy, serving as a critical bridge to clients going to market in Asia.  In addition to Kern and Xu, the core team includes Fausin Mdisa, International Design Director, Rohymah Hassan, Account Manager and Yuchao Ma, Marketing Coordinator.

“We’ve worked for several years to assemble this team of local experts, and to establish a vital network of well-placed relationships and strategic partners in Asia,” added Kern.  “Clients who engage Exhibit Works as their Asian marketing partner will find a complete face-to-face marketing solution.”

Located in Shanghai Multimedia Park, the operation will function as a wholly owned subsidiary of Exhibit Works.  Several additional account management and design staff will be added this year. 

Exhibit Works, a face-to-face marketing company, connects people and brands through the development of exhibits, events, promotions, business theatre, film and video, mobile marketing, corporate interiors, museums and attractions.  With locations in Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles and Shanghai, Exhibit Works is a partner to a diverse and growing group of global clients, including Acura, Allergan, California State Railroad Museum, Connexion by Boeing, Dana Corporation, Ford Motor Company, The Henry Ford, Hyundai Motor America, INO Therapeutics, Porsche Cars North America, Seagate Technology, Serta, St. Louis Science Center, Vivendi Universal Games and Volkswagen of America.  For more information, visit www.exhibitworks.com/pr or contact Angela Heiple at (734) 367-8257, 13211 Merriman Road, Livonia, MI 48150.


SHOW NEWS

2007 International CES to host
Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards

Awards Presentation On Monday, January 8 at CES

ARLINGTON, Va. -- The International Consumer Electronics Show will host the Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards for the first time next year, announced Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association and Peter Price, president and CEO, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards will be CES’s opening evening event on Jan. 8, 2007. The International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, will be held in Las Vegas, Jan. 8-11, 2007 and will celebrate the show’s 40th anniversary.

The Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards honor achievements in two areas: Science & Technology for Television, which includes broadcast, cable and satellite distribution, and secondly, Advance Media Technology encompassing interactive television, gaming technology, and for the first time, the Internet, cellphones, private networks, and personal media players. In addition, for the first time, Emmy Awards will be presented for the best use of Advanced Media Technology by commercials as well as programmers.

“As CES becomes a global cultural event featuring the best of technology and content, we are thrilled to partner with the Emmy Awards to announce at CES the best in science and technology for television,” said Shapiro. “For the content, technology and engineering industries, CES is THE place to be this January. We look forward to helping promote the world famous Emmy Awards at CES.”

“The International CES has long been the launch pad of entertainment technology,” Price said. “So it is fitting that our Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards, which recognize achievement in both television engineering and advanced media technology be showcased there. With the National Television’s Academy's new efforts this year to recognize television anytime anywhere with Emmy Awards for content and technology, this move is particularly fitting.”

The National Television Academy is currently accepting entries for the Advanced Media Technology Emmy Awards in nine categories. In order to be eligible, the production must occur May 1, 2005-April 30, 2006; the entry deadline is Sept. 22. Advanced Media Technology entries will be judged by panels of industry professionals in New York in Fall 2006. Entry guidelines and forms are available at www.emmyonline.tv.

For more news on the 2007 International CES before, during and after the show, visit www.CESweb.org, the interactive source for CES information.


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DESTINATIONS

Small midwestern town offers big city meetings with something special

RochersterROCHESTER, Minn. — Rochester is an up-and-coming midwestern meeting destination offering all of the amenities meeting planners look for when searching for the perfect destination. With worldclass facilities, the innovation and reputation of the Mayo Clinic, and the expertise of the Rochester Visitor and Convention Bureau, Rochester combines a “big city” meeting experience with offerings that exceed expectations of the small city.

Rochester is a great central U.S. meeting destination for meetings ranging from religious and youth sporting events to government, medical, military, agricultural, education, fraternal, trade association and corporate groups. With 5,000 hotel rooms located in or around downtown, a huge room inventory for a city of its size, Rochester has the unique ability to mix hometown hospitality with an innovative business environment and top-level facilities.

Approximately 1,700 hotel rooms are connected to the world-renowned Mayo Clinic and Mayo Convention Center, as well as many shops and restaurants, via the skyway and subway (underground climate controlled walkway) systems, making it possible to enjoy downtown Rochester without having to step outside during unpleasant weather. The Mayo Civic Center is home to 120,000 square feet of flexible meeting space with 25 breakout rooms available for smaller functions. Seven hotels, many of which connect to the skyway or subway systems, provide additional meeting and gathering facilities to accommodate a variety of conventions. At the same time, the Mayo Clinic and IBM Corporation, two of Rochester’s largest employers, give meetings access to a business environment and workforce known for innovation.

MayoClinicYet, while Rochester provides the finest in hotels, meeting facilities and major business innovators, the city also provides many small town touches. For instance, parking and transportation in Rochester is inexpensive, with free parking nights and weekends for seven city-operated ramps, as well as on-street meters. Antique and other specialty shops provide unique day excursions, while the nine area golf courses, 3,200 acres of public parks and 26 miles of biking/hiking/walking trails make Rochester the perfect place for meeting attendees who enjoy being close to nature. Truly, Rochester is where the big city meets the outdoors.

Rochester is a mid-sized city in southeastern Minnesota known for its world-renowned medical research facility, the Mayo Clinic, and the innovative IBM Corporation. It offers a clean, safe, familyfriendly and inexpensive environment for people to live, work and play.

For more information regarding Rochester, contact Robin Mindt at (414) 224-9424 or robin@ebadvertising.com or visit www.rochestercvb.org.


The Village at Squaw Valley USA adds additional meeting space

1,200 square foot Alpenglow Room expands mountain resort’s conference facilities

Squaw ValleyOLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. -- The Village at Squaw Valley USA has added a new 1,200 square foot meeting room to 4,300 square feet of space, further expanding the resort’s conference facilities. A popular four-season mountain destination, The Village provides a serene setting for conferences, incentive trips, association meetings and other group functions up to 250 people. 

With the addition of the Alpenglow Room, The Village will feature approximately 5,500 square feet of flexible meeting space. All conference areas are wired for audio-visual presentations, tele-conferencing and include high-speed Internet access.  A number of outdoor venues and restaurants are also available and highlight the natural setting of Squaw Valley for banquets, receptions and other special functions.

Located near Lake Tahoe at the base of Squaw Valley USA, The Village provides plenty of activity options for group attendees. During the winter, guests are just steps from Squaw Valley USA’s lift network, which provides direct access to 4,000 acres of skiing and snowboarding terrain. In the spring, summer and fall the resort is conveniently situated for groups to experience the High Sierra’s wide assortment of activities such as golf, hiking, biking, horseback riding and water sports on Lake Tahoe.  Year-round, The Village’s shops, restaurants, spa and special events are just steps from meeting and guest rooms.

One-, two- and three-bedroom luxury accommodations include gas fireplaces, heated floors, patios, kitchens, daily housekeeping service, high-speed Internet access and DVD players. Additional amenities include 24-hour front desk staff, outdoor hot tubs, billiards lounge, and complimentary underground parking.

For more information, visit www.thevillageatsquaw.com or call 877-297-2140.  


ACCOMODATIONS

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Sweet Reverie: Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro opens with dreamy celebration

CHICAGO — The Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro Hotel held a grand opening celebration in May honoring Chicago's newest luxury hotel. Attendees were provided with a dreamy encounter, focusing on everything that the Chicago Metro has to offer in luxury sleeping accommodations, meeting space and dining.

Everyone was treated to their selection of complimentary spa services including makeovers, manicures, mini massages for women; shoe shines, shaves, and mini-massages for men, and readings by Chicago's top soothsayers.

"We wanted everyone to have fun. So often these types of parties are boring,” said general manager Leonard Mendiola.

Mendiola said the Crowne Plaza chose an adult slumber party theme and organized activities everyone attending would enjoy.

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EXHIBIT EXPERTISE

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Cost saving tips for your next show

By Barry Siskind

As an exhibit manager, you have a fiscal responsibility to allocate your resources properly and report results accurately to management. Without money nothing will happen.  W. Somerset Maugham  wrote “Money is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of the five.” The bottom line for your entire exhibit program depends on harnessing the right amount of fiscal resources. However, we are in an age when marketers simply do not have unlimited budgets. Here are seven tips that will help trim a few dollars from your budget. 

1. Display

First-time exhibitors may consider renting booth hardware before taking the plunge and committing to one system. Typical rental costs are about 20 percent of the retail value of the hardware, excluding signs and graphics. Another consideration is refurbishing an older booth rather than replacing it. If the structure is in good shape, then re-facing it can be cost effective.

First time exhibitors might also consider purchasing a used booth. Check with your display house for a good lead or look on one of the Internet resale sites such as www.eBay.com.

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PEOPLE MAKING NEWS

Nimlok Philadelphia creates new position

Terrie Annechino hired as corporate event planning executive

Terrie AnnechinoCOLLEGEVILLE, Pa. -- Nimlok Philadelphia announces the hiring of Corporate Event Planning Executive Terrie Annechino.

Annechino brings 15 years experience in sales and production of special events to the Nimlok Philadelphia team. She will create and produce larger events for corporations such as conferences, company anniversaries, new product launches, and themed affairs.

“As our trade show exhibit business continues to expand, Terrie's corporate event planning experience enables us to offer even more to our clients.

Now we can not only take care of their exhibiting needs, but also plan and execute the corporate events that often go hand in hand with the exhibits we create,” said managing partner Karen Cohen.

“I've always admired the entrepreneurial spirit of Nimlok Philadelphia, and I'm very excited to be a part of their success and vision in providing extraordinary expo experiences,” Annechino said.

Nimlok Philadelphia is a leading trade show exhibit solution provider in the greater Philadelphia area, offering an extensive range of custom solutions as well as portable and pop-up displays, visual communications systems and other exhibit accessories.

Visit www.nimlok-philadelphia.com for more information.


3D Exhibits adds Christensen

ChristensenELK GROVE VILALGE, Ill. -- Exhibit design, fabrication and management company 3D Exhibits has added industry veteran Debbie Christensen to its team. In the role of Account Manager, Christensen will be responsible for the planning and management of client projects and programs.

Christensen, who was most recently with The Design Agency, has experience both as a corporate exhibit manager and as an industry supplier. A perfectionist who thoroughly enjoys her relationships with her clients, Christensen says she is looking forward to her new position because, “3D Exhibits empowers its employees with the authority necessary to support its clients efficiently and effectively.”

“Debbie is intensely committed to her clients and possesses extreme ability to focus on multiple details simultaneously. We know her clients will benefit as she helps them develop their exhibit and event programs to even higher levels,” said Gene Faut, president of 3D Exhibits.

Privately held 3D Exhibits is an exhibit design, fabrication and management company based in Elk Grove Village, IL. The company's focus on client service, attention to detail, and total program management have propelled the eleven-year old firm to an annual sales volume of $25 million.  For more information visit www.3Dexhibits.com.


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Exhibitgroup/Giltspur grows nationwide

CHICAGO -- Exhibitgroup/Giltspur has expanded its sales force across the country. Jay Miller is the newest sales executive to join the Los Angeles group. His diverse experience includes selling exhibits and retail interiors, revenue-generating multi media solutions, and metal finishing equipment to the aerospace industry. Jay earned an MBA from Pepperdine University in 2002.

Meanwhile, in the Midwest, Anne Knight is a new account executive in the Minneapolis-St. Paul office. After almost two decades in education, Knight moved into the exhibition industry, working on both the supplier side and in show management. In particular, she has an in-depth knowledge of the medical device industry.

Finally on the East Coast, sales executive Dolores Payne is now part of the Boston office.  Her previous work experiences have given her knowledge of the medical device industry and media sales, including publishing and events. She has also sold integrated direct marketing services to Fortune 500 companies.

“I am very please with the high caliber of people we are bringing into the sales organization,” said David Ross, vice president of sales at Exhibitgroup/Giltspur. “Given their extensive strategic customer-service backgrounds, I am confident that they will bring great value to our clients.”

Exhibitgroup/Giltspur (www.e-g.com) is a total service company providing exhibit design and fabrication, installation & dismantle, event services, integrated marketing, and program management. It is a division of Viad Corp, an S&P Small Cap 600 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol VVI.


VisitPittsburgh names national sales director

Brenda HillPITTSBURGH -- VisitPittsburgh has named Brenda Hill to the position of National Sales Director.

In this post, Hill will be responsible for minority, women and religious markets. She joins other national sales directors in the task of generating new convention and meeting bookings for meeting facilities throughout the Pittsburgh region.

“We’re delighted to have Brenda join the VisitPittsburgh staff,” said Joe McGrath, president and CEO. “Her experience will enable us to enhance our convention sales efforts in these key markets.”

Hill brings 13 years of experience in the hospitality industry, most recently as director of group sales for the Radisson Hotel Green Tree. She is a native of western Pennsylvania.

VisitPittsburgh is dedicated to generating convention, trade show and leisure travel business for the Pittsburgh region.


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