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January 30, 2018  |  A review of the latest news and happenings.
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EXHIBITORLIVE is Right Around the Corner!

I'm getting excited! Are you? There are so many new and exciting things happening at EXHIBITORLIVE this year. Come and experience the changes. The quality of the education continues with many new sessions to choose from. You still have time to register if you haven't done so already. Come see what's new at EXHIBITORLIVE.

The Exhibit Hall at EXHIBITORLIVE

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CTSM Graduate Recognition at EXHIBITORLIVE

Sunday, February 25th, Acacia Ballroom at Four Seasons

CTSM Graduates: if you are heading to Vegas and haven't registered for our celebration event yet, be sure to do so by February 5th. Along with recognizing new graduates and those who have obtained upgrades over the past year, including three new Diamond level graduates, there will be plenty of time to connect with your CTSM species.

Attaining Diamond level this year are:

Diamond level graduates
  • Janice Breuer, CTSM Diamond, Tradeshow Specialist, FFF Enterprises, Temecula, CA (certified 2005)
  • Bill Jackson, CTSM Diamond, Tradeshow/Exhibit Manager, AW Hastings & Co., Enfield, CT (certified 2008)
  • Kathleen Gunderson, CTSM Diamond, AVP, Trade Shows & Exhibits Manager, Wells Fargo Meetings & Events, Odebolt, IA (certified 2012)

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CTSM Required Sessions Now Scheduled for 2018 EXHIBITORFastTrak Conferences

CTSM Candidates: It's helpful to know what is coming up in 2018. Strategize the completion of your educational requirements by looking at EXHIBITORLIVE sessions, plus upcoming opportunities to take live, online sessions via EXHIBITOR eTrak, as well as the EXHIBITORFastTrak sessions scheduled for 2018 (below):

Providence - July 10-13, 2018
  • 10818 - How to Measure the Value of Trade Show Participation - Part I: Basic Concepts
  • 10918 - How to Measure the Value of Trade Show Participation - Part II: Practical Application
  • 20318 - The Nuts and Bolts of Budgeting for Results
  • 20418 - Don't Skip the Meetings - Pre-, At-, and Post-: Guideposts to Success
  • 30718 - Advanced Learning Session: Creative Thinking to Reinvigorate Your Program
  • 31318 - Beyond the Basics of Booth Selling
  • 32218 - No Exhibit is an Island - Building a Bridge to Success
  • 40218 - Basic Project Management and Reporting Skills
  • 60818 - From Marketing to Measurement: 10 Steps to a Great Corporate Event
Chicago - August 21-24, 2018
  • 20118 - Selecting the Right Shows: The Critical Decision
  • 20618 - Show Operation Basics - Part I: Pre-Show Planning
  • 20918 - Show Operation Basics - Part II: On-Site Implementation
  • 31518 - Integrated Marketing Communications
  • 40718 - Exhibit Law Primer: Legal Concepts and Practical Advice
  • 61018 - The Basics of Event Planning and Management - Part I
  • 61118 - The Basics of Event Logistics and Implementation - Part II
  • 61718 - Graphics Boot Camp: The Basics Every Event Manager Should Know
  • 72118 - Negotiating Skills to Win
  • 72318 - Communicating With Others: Essentials for Success
San Francisco, November 6-9, 2018
  • 20118 - Selecting the Right Shows: The Critical Decision
  • 20418 - Don't Skip the Meetings - Pre-, At-, and Post-: Guideposts to Success
  • 30818 - Business Marketing Strategies and Trade Shows
  • 31118 - How to Grow Your Brand: Incorporating Brand Marketing into Your Exhibit Program
  • 31318 - Beyond the Basics of Booth Selling
  • 32218 - No Exhibit is an Island - Building a Bridge to Success
  • 52218 - International Events: Expanding Your Global Reach
  • 62018 - The @show Experience: Understand the Essentials of Exhibit Design
Fort Worth, December 4-7, 2018
  • 10818 - How to Measure the Value of Trade Show Participation - Part I: Basic Concepts
  • 10918 - How to Measure the Value of Trade Show Participation - Part II: Practical Application
  • 20318 - The Nuts and Bolts of Budgeting for Results
  • 20618 - Show Operation Basics - Part I: Pre-Show Planning
  • 20918 - Show Operation Basics - Part II: On-Site Implementation
  • 30818 - Business Marketing Strategies and Trade Shows
  • 40218 - Basic Project Management and Reporting Skills
  • 40718 - Exhibit Law Primer: Legal Concepts and Practical Advice
  • 52218 - International Events: Expanding Your Global Reach
  • 60818 - From Marketing to Measurement: 10 Steps to a Great Corporate Event
We will let you know as soon as registration opens for our 2018 EXHIBITORFastTrak conferences. Stay tuned!

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Get Certified! Make 2018 the Year You Complete CTSM Requirements

If you are finishing up sessions and taking your exam at EXHIBITORLIVE 2018 (or you have already accomplished those two steps), then the final step is writing your candidate portfolio of application. Calm down! Don't panic! There are many tools available on our CTSM website to help you accomplish this at www.CTSM.com/portfolio.asp.

In addition to the W710 portfolio class being offered at EXHIBITORLIVE on Wednesday morning at 8:00 am, there are online classes and working weekends to propel you to completion. The 2018 schedule of online sessions, #710, Preparing, Developing and Submitting a Quality CTSM Portfolio, and Portfolio Power-Working Weekend (PPWW) workshops are posted on our website:

www.CTSM.com/portfolioWebSession710-s.asp
www.CTSM.com/portfolioPowerWorkingWeekend-s.asp

If you have already registered for your portfolio and are attending EXHIBITORLIVE, contact your advisor to see if you can connect in person. A face-to-face connection might be just what you need to motivate you to completion!

 
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Congratulations to our Newest CTSM Graduates!
Meet our newly certified CTSMers since December 2017:
 
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Anne Gallrein, CTSM
 
 
Donna Breault, CTSM
 
 
Anne Gallrein, CTSM
Executive Event Producer & Consultant
Pines to Palms Productions
Atlanta, GA
 
 
Donna Breault, CTSM
Senior Project Manager, Marketing Events
Philips North America
Andover, MA
 
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Laura Cooley, CTSM
 
 
Angela Smith, CTSM
 
 
Laura Cooley, CTSM
Tradeshow Global Manager
Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh, WI
 
 
Angela Smith, CTSM
Marketing Communications
STMicroelectronics
Santa Clara, CA
 
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Samantha Heckman, CTSM
 
 
Keri Estrada, CTSM
 
 
Samantha Heckman, CTSM
Marketing Manager
Accuform
Brooksville, FL
 
 
Keri Estrada, CTSM
Convention/Exhibit Manager
Oregon Catholic Press
Portland, OR
 
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