IAEE and BizBash Announce BoothLove Social Media Program

IAEE and BizBash Announce BoothLove Social Media Program
9/19/2013
Published on Exhibitorsonline.com

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) and BizBash announce an all-new program for trade show industry professionals, #BoothLove. In collaboration with several industry organizations including B2B Communications, Exhibit Designers and Producers Association (EDPA), Freeman, Global Experience Specialists (GES), the Exhibition Services & Contractors Association (ESCA), Hargrove, Inc., Society for Independent Show Organizers (SISO) and UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry.

This social media program was created to showcase the best booths and exhibit stands from around the world – providing a global “peek over the fence” to inspire trade show and exhibition professionals with new ideas, while spotlighting the best exhibits.

IAEE President David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA said, “It is very exciting to have had the opportunity to collaborate with David Adler and his team at BizBash to design a creative program that showcases the exceptional creativity of business-to-business events. We look forward to building this unique, visual network that will undoubtedly spark new ideas for exhibitions and events in the future.”

Trade show attendees, exhibitors, and booth fabricators are invited to “See, Snap, and Share” outstanding booths by capturing a photo of the booth or stand, sharing it to Twitter or Instagram, and tagging #BoothLove. Visit http://www.iaee.com/boothlove to browse submissions, find the hottest ideas and concepts, and vote for your favorite exhibit.

Submissions will be accepted until 1 November. Additional information and official rules can be found at http://www.iaee.com/boothlove or by contacting Jennifer Rivera at jrivera@iaee.com.

About B2B Communications
Business Communications Group LLC (www.b2bcommunications.com), also known as B2B Communications, helps companies get better leads. It uses B2B website design, B2B SEO services, social media strategy, B2B email marketing campaigns, and marketing materials to build clients’ lead pipeline. It has a package of services specifically designed to help HubSpot customers.

About BizBash
BizBash Media is an innovator and resource hub for the event and meeting industry with its Web site, magazines, and trade shows. Event organizers responsible for events such as White House state dinners and the Oscars, as well as conferences, trade shows, fund-raisers, and more use BizBash products regularly for ideas and best practices that can be implemented at their own events. Visit us at http://www.bizbash.com, and follow us at @BizBash_News and facebook.com/bizbash. #BoothLove is presented in association with BizBash, EDPA, the Exhibit Designers and Producers Association; GES, Global Experience Specialists; Hargrove; and B2B Communications.

About EDPA
The Exhibit Designers and Producers Association (EDPA), founded in 1954, is an internationally recognized national trade association with more than 300 corporate members from 18 countries that are engaged in the design, manufacture, transport, installation and service of displays and exhibits primarily for the exhibition and event industry. For more information, go to http://www.EDPA.com.

About Freeman
Founded in 1927, Freeman is the leading global partner for integrated experiential marketing solutions for live engagements including expositions, conventions, corporate events and exhibits. Headquartered in Dallas, with over 70 offices in North America and the U.K., Freeman produces more than 4,300 expositions annually, including 135 of the 250 largest U.S. trade shows, and 11,000 other events worldwide. Customer-driven, Freeman offers a total package of solutions, with a scope of products and services unmatched by the competition. An employee-owned company, Freeman places an emphasis on respect for people and providing unparalleled customer service. Freeman has received numerous trade show industry awards for excellence in leadership, creative design, community service, innovation and customer-driven partnerships. For more information, visit http://www.freemanco.com.

About GES
Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (GES), a Viad Corp (NYSE: VVI) company, is a leading marketing agency that produces exhibitions, events, exhibits and retail environments. GES provides a wide range of services, including turn-key official show services, cutting-edge creative and design, marketing and measurement services – all with an unrivaled global reach. GES partners with leading shows and brands, including Spring Fair Birmingham, International Woodworking Fair, CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE, Bell Helicopter, L’Oreal, Warner Bros., and Simon Property Group. GES’ National Servicenter(SM) has been recognized with certification under the J.D. Power and Associates Certified Call Center Program(SM) for the past five years, and for the fourth year in a row, Ad Age has named GES as one of the “World’s 50 Largest Agency Companies.” For more information, visit http://www.ges.com or the GES blog at defyingconvention.ges.com.

About Hargrove
One of the largest trade show, event and exhibit companies in the U.S. and a woman-owned company, Hargrove produces some of the most complex projects on the world stage, while consistently providing a personalized approach. Over the past six years, Hargrove has experienced tremendous growth as a company and has expanded its in-house fabrication capabilities, graphics infrastructure and events expertise, bringing on individuals from the technology, museum and exhibit industries. Visit http://www.hargroveinc.com for more information.

About IAEE
Trusted since 1928, IAEE provides quality and value to its members through leadership, service, education and strong relationships. IAEE is the largest association of the exhibitions and events industry in the world, with a membership of show organizers, exhibitors and exhibition suppliers. Organizers of more than 20,000 exhibitions and buyer-seller events around the world are members of IAEE, and the organization advocates and promotes the awareness of face-to-face exhibitions and events as the primary medium for business development and growth. IAEE provides relevant, timely and innovative education to its members and the industry. IAEE recognizes its strategic partners: American Airlines, ASP, Inc., Bearcom, Mexico Tourism Board, New Orleans Morial Convention Center, New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau, Orange County Convention Center and Visit Orlando, Vertical Nerve, Inc. and VoiceLogic. Visit http://www.iaee.com for more information.

About SISO
SISO, founded in 1990, is the largest organization in the USA that represents the for profit show organizer. SISO has more than 160 member companies that range in size from small hotel meetings and exhibitions, to organizations with billion dollar global portfolios representing just about every industry sector. Although primarily based in North America, SISO members produce more than 3,000 events globally including trade and consumer shows, industry and targeted conferences, and other face-to-face events. Members operate and own their own shows as well as manage shows for others. SISO headquarters are in Santa Monica, California.

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