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Best Practices in Trade Shows and Events
Conference: March 29 - April 2, 2020       Exhibit Hall: March 30 - April 1, 2020       Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
 WEDNESDAY  8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
Track: Exhibits, Experiences, Events
W6015 45 Minute Session:
The Future and Sustainable Exhibiting
How is the exhibit and exhibition industry adapting to a changing world? This Q&A session will give you a look beneath the industry's hood. Ask us your top-of-mind questions:
 •  How is our industry innovating and responding to the rapidly growing interest in, and call for, sustainability?
 •  How are convention centers and show managers responding to the demand for sustainability?
 •  What sustainable products and new technologies are reshaping the trade show industry - and what does this mean for exhibitors?
 •  What are the pros and cons of exhibit ownership versus fractional use, customized rentals, exhibit regeneration, trans-shipping, and more?

Tom Bowman, president, Bowman Change Inc.
Tom Bowman is founder of the exhibit firm Bowman Design Group, and founder/president of Bowman Change, Inc., which works on global change and sustainable business. Tom advises with the leaders of corporations, start-ups, museums, and government agencies on a variety of award-winning projects. He is author of the critically acclaimed The Green Edge and past chair of the EDPA sustainability committee. He has appeared on NPR's Marketplace and CNN, and in other major news outlets.

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Christopher Kappes, founder/COO, Exhibitshub
Christopher Kappes is the Founder-COO of Exhibitshub, the nation's first sharing marketplace for trade show exhibits and services. A three-decade executive, Kappes led sales/marketing organizations for George P. Johnson, Sparks, 3D and others. He is co-author of two published books, The Noise Behind Business and How to Master the Art of Selling at Trade Shows, co-written with sales guru, Tom Hopkins. Kappes is a frequent speaker, writer and blogger.

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Tom Beard, regional sales manager, Classic Exhibits
Tom Beard is a 25 year veteran of the trade show industry and is currently a Regional Sales Manager with Classic Exhibits, a company that designs and builds portable modular and custom hybrid exhibit systems. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the EDPA (Experiential Designers and Producers Association) where he leads a committee on Sustainability in the Trade show and Events Industry.

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Melinda Kendall, senior vice president of sustainability, Freeman
Melinda Kendall is senior vice president of sustainability for Freeman, where she oversees and coordinates sustainability efforts across all departments and business units, in client-facing products and services, and in the logistics executing client events. Kendall is also focused on applying Freeman's knowledge and influence to help move the industry toward better environmental stewardship. She speaks frequently about sustainability at industry events.

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Additional sessions presented by Melinda Kendall:
R2009 Rethinking Sustainability into Exhibits

Taryle Spain, senior director of client services, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
Taryle Spain, senior director of client services, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority