PMA 09 Exhibitor eNewsletter - January 28th Edition
Melissa Aldrich, Director, Trade Exhibit Services
Director's Corner: Do You Twitter?
We do too! Follow PMATradeshows for reminders, updates, and other important show related information. All PMA 09 related posts will use the hash tag #pma09 for easy searching. Feel free to join us in doing so, while you Twitter away pre-show and on-site!
The Calendar of Deadlines
In each edition of the Exhibitor eNewsletter, you will find a listing of the upcoming deadlines for "all things show-related" - Official Program Listing deadline, GES and other official contractor advance discount deadlines, and optional promotional opportunities and events. Use this list as a reminder of the closest deadlines. The full list will be posted on the PMA 09 website both within FAQs and the Exhibitor Information Manual.
PMA 09 Housing Deadline - Friday, February 6, 2009; some hotels will remain open after this date, check availability online at http://www.pmai.org/pma09home.aspx?id=11292.
GES Advanced Discount Deadline - Friday, February 6, 2009
Have you ordered your Island or Standard Booth carpet and furniture?
All set? Not yet? Don't fret! You can still order carpet, tables, and chairs direct from GES Expo Services at advanced discount pricing. The discount deadline is next Friday, February 6. Please find the order forms on the GES Exhibitor Services kit - http://www.ges.com/ecomm/2009/11%2D03869/ or call the GES National Call Center at 800-475-2098 or 702-515-5970.
Parlez-vous Francais? Você fala Português? ¿Usted habla Español? Sprechen Sie Deutsch?
Will you have booth staff at PMA 09 that speak another language? If so, make it known to all attendees; place a sign in a visible location within your booth stating which languages are spoken. For example: Se Habla español (Spanish is Spoken Here).
PMA Golf Tournament
Monday, March 2, 8:00 a.m. - The Legacy Golf Club
Join other industry members for a round at one of Las Vegas' Premier golf courses. Fee includes green fees, carts, range balls, prizes, breakfast, and lunch. We offer two tournament formats - Callaway and Scramble - so golfers of all skill levels can compete for prizes. http://www.pmai.org/PMA09info.aspx?id=13332
Who's coming to PMA?
If you haven't yet seen it, you may want to visit the PMA 09 page www.pmai.org/pma09 and check out the "Who's Coming to PMA" video. Want to join in? Simply make a short video clip stating who you are and that you will be at PMA 09 and email it to TEServices@pmai.org. We will add it to the loop and you will be one of the next "stars" of the PMA 09 page.
Let PMA assist you with your PR efforts at PMA 09.
Please allow PMA to assist you with your PR efforts surrounding the fast-approaching PMA 09. Will you have a celebrity visiting your booth on the trade show floor? We would like to help promote that. Or if you have a particular press event that we can spread the word to our PMA 09 Press Registrants, please let us know. Making PMA 09 the most productive trade show experience for your company is our objective, and we are going to work tirelessly to accomplish just that! Also, please make sure you have reserved your table for PMA Sneak Peek (the industry's largest annual media event), and also let us know if you would like to have a copy of our most recent PMA 09 Registered Press list by emailing Shelly Zimmerman at email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you.
Las Vegas Monorail Tickets - Special Offer
Getting around Las Vegas is easier and more affordable than ever. PMA 09 attendees can ride the Las Vegas Monorail one hour earlier, beginning at 6:00 a.m. Discounted tickets https://tickets.lvmonorail.com/hg6fdj389f/pma09/ are available through February 17, 2009.
BOOK NOW & Stay Next Door!
LAS VEGAS HILTON - NOW Just $129 per night; that's a savings of over $80 per night! Book rooms individually through Passkey at the Las Vegas Hilton for PMA 09.
PMA attendees can stay next door to the Las Vegas Convention Center for an amazing deal of just $129 per night for Classic Rooms at the Las Vegas Hilton. In addition to the convenience of being just steps away from PMA 09, you'll also receive the following incentives* to help liven up your stay!
To book other PMA hotels, such as those listed below or the Hilton, CLICK HERE http://www.pmai.org/pma09home.aspx?id=11292
- $20 towards purchase of two steak and lobster dinners at Benihana Restaurant
- $10 towards purchase of two late evening specialty cocktails at Tempo Lounge
- Free welcome gift at the Player's Club and $10 promotional chip at the Casino Cage
- 15 percent shopping discount at Paradise Shop and Strip Shop (some restrictions apply)
- 20 percent discount off massage and body treatments at The Spa
Rooms still remain available at the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel (next door to the South Hall) at $229 per night for PMA 09. Use the link above to book now!
Deals Under $100 on Weekday Stays
Sahara Hotel & Casino - Now only $50 per night Sunday - Thursday; $99 Friday/Saturday
Stratosphere Casino Hotel & Tower - Just $55 per night Sunday - Thursday; $115 Friday/Saturday plus added incentives
Luxor Hotel & Casino - Now only $79 per night Sunday - Thursday; $129 Friday/Saturday
Tuscany Suites & Casino - Just $85 per night Sunday - Thursday; $125 Friday/Saturday
And don't worry about your PMA 09 rate!!If you have previously booked your room at a higher rate by calling PMA or Experient, the official housing service for PMA 09, or through the PMA website,your room rate will automatically be adjusted to the lower rate offered to PMA 09 attendees. Rate adjustment does not apply to hotels that may have offered a special early bird rate with a deadline associated with them, unless a new lower rate is now lower than your previous early bird rate.
PMA Global Gala Reception - Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel
The Global Gala Reception is a gathering of worldwide PMA members and convention attendees celebrating friendship and fellowship. It is an ideal opportunity to entertain your customers in a convenient but elegant environment through sponsoring a table for 10 guests. The price of the sponsorship is $350 per table.
We have extended the time for this event on Tuesday, March 2, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., to provide more time for you to socialize with your customers and make new industry contacts. Contact Jeff Frazine (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
New Session Reminder - PMA 09 Retailer Hot Picks
Thursday, March 5, 2009, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m - Level 2 of the Trade Show Floor
With approximately 500 exhibitors, finding the new products at PMA 09 can be a big task. Let executives from international buying groups tell you what they think will be the hot sellers this year; t he products highlighted will be on the show floor. There will be two $1,000 drawings held during this session; one at the beginning of the session (1:00 p.m.) and the other at the end (2:00 p.m.).
Thank you for your time and attention. Look for the next newsletter edition in the coming weeks!
Please note: Previous editions of the PMA 09 Exhibitor eNewsletter are archived online at http://www.pmai.org/PMA09info.aspx?id=12528.
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