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November 14, 2017  |  A review of the latest news and happenings.
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Register Now for EXHIBITORLIVE

Register now for EXHIBITORLIVE, The Conference for Trade Show and Corporate Event Marketing, to be held in Las Vegas, February 25 to March 1, 2018.

Choose from 182 educational sessions and workshops (including 70 all-new presentations and 50 new speakers) guaranteed to improve the performance of your trade shows and corporate events. Learn from the trade show marketing experts who run programs for Cisco Systems, Dell, HP, Intel, Siemens, Verizon, Wells Fargo, and many more top brands! Learn more at www.ExhibitorLive.com.

The Exhibit Hall at EXHIBITORLIVE

Check your transcripts to verify which sessions you still need to take to meet the CTSM educational requirements. Note that transcripts will be totally updated before the end of November. Also note that following a thorough curriculum review this spring, there will be some changes to our CTSM curriculum beginning in 2018.

  • Session 10918: replaces 10517 (If you already took 109 as an elective, do a session substitution request because it is the same session as 10918).

  • Session 60818: replaces 60917 (If you already took 608 as an elective, do a session substitution request because it is the same session as 60918).

  • Session 32218: replaces 62117
If you have any questions or would like assistance in planning your best possible schedule, please do not hesitate to contact Wendy or me. We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

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Graduates: Help Wanted at EXHIBITORLIVE

We are again in need of graduates to assist the CTSM program at EXHIBITORLIVE in 2018.
  • Office staffing

  • Booth staffing - 2 booth captains + many others for 1-2 hour shifts

  • Peer2Peer Roundtables - need 6 leaders

  • Exam proctors - need 3
Please email me at jnelson@ctsm.com if you are willing and able to assist.

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CTSM Scholarship Reminder

A notice went out this month to all active CTSM candidates and graduates regarding a number of CTSM scholarships available this year. Your last chance to enter to win an All-Access Passport for EXHIBITORLIVE is this coming Sunday, November 19th.

Apply by completing the CTSM Scholarship Application Form at:
www.ExhibitorLive.com/2018/CTSMscholarship.asp

Each winner will receive one All-Access Pass for EXHIBITORLIVE in 2018 ($2,295 value) for the price of $295, which includes as many sessions, workshops and Peer2Peer Roundtables as you can fit into your schedule, along with admission to the Exhibit Hall and Welcome Reception.

Don't delay! Enter now for your chance to win a week's worth of fantastic education and networking!

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EXHIBITOR eTrak Schedule Update

The schedule for EXHIBITOR eTrak live online sessions is now posted through March, 2018.

You Can Save Money by completing many of your CTSM-required sessions and electives online, which eliminates any travel expenses. We also offer a multi-session discount, so if you register for multiple eTrak sessions at the same time, you will pay less for each session.

Do you still need to complete any of these CTSM sessions?
  • 11/14: Session 10817 - How To Measure the Value of Trade Show Participation - Part I: Basic Concepts

  • 11/16: Session 109 - How to Measure the Value of Trade Show Participation - Part II: Practical Application. (This will become a CTSM-required session in 2018, as a replacement for 10517)

  • 12/14: Session 72117 - Negotiating Skills to Win

  • 1/18/18: Session 61718 - Graphics Boot Camp: The Basics Every Event Manager Should Know

  • 2/15/18: Session 40218 - Basic Project Management and Reporting Skills

All of the above can be taken prior to EXHIBITORLIVE in 2018. If you are having trouble juggling to fit in as many CTSM-required sessions as possible in Las Vegas, note that the following two are presented online shortly afterwards.
  • 3/20/18: Session 31518 - Integrated Marketing Communications

  • 3/22/18: Session 30818 - Business Marketing Strategies and Trade Shows

See all of the scheduled EXHIBITOR eTrak online sessions at www.ExhibitoreTrak.com/sessions.asp.

 
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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.

There are also 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

 
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Is Certification Really Worth the Effort?

You can find out what many of our CTSM graduates have to say about their CTSM journey on the home page of our website. Older stories have been archived, and new stories are being added on a regular and frequent basis. Spend a little time at www.CTSM.com/WeAreCTSM.asp

If you haven't yet joined the CTSM LinkedIn group and the EXHIBITOR LinkedIn group, do it now!

 
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Congratulations to our Newest CTSM Graduates!
Meet our newly certified CTSMers since October 2017:
 
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Mandi Da Silva, CTSM
 
 
Alvin Caughman, CTSM
 
 
Mandi Da Silva, CTSM
Tradeshow & Events Manager
FujiFilm VisualSonics, Inc.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 
 
Alvin Caughman, CTSM
Chief Communications Officer
SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
Columbia, SC
 
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Jennifer Varone, CTSM
 
 
Tonya Cupp, CTSM
 
 
Jennifer Varone, CTSM
Planner, Meetings, Events
and Tradeshows
Teleflex
Reading, PA
 
 
Tonya Cupp, CTSM
Event/Exhibition Specialist
BAE Systems, Inc. -
Platforms & Services
Arlington, VA
 
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Lisa Houck, CTSM
 
 
Brittany Cook, CTSM
 
 
Lisa Houck, CTSM
Marketing Program Manager
AlloSource
Centennial, CO
 
 
Brittany Cook, CTSM
Event Planner
CFA Institute
Charlottesville, VA
 
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Destinie Lynn Tyler-Moore, CTSM
 
 
 
Destinie Lynn Tyler-Moore, CTSM
Trade Show, Meeting &
Event Planner
Siemens Corporation
Wendell, NC
 
 
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QUESTIONS? CONTACT:
Wendy Lewis
wlewis@ctsm.com
507-424-4881

Janice Nelson
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jnelson@ctsm.com
507-424-4893 (office)
763-300-6813 (cell)

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