Just back from the USPS where I dropped off the second round of Convention registration forms and Appointment Books. Registration for the upcoming EMDA Fall Convention in San Diego was opened on July 20 when registration material was emailed to all members.
To date, almost 35% of booths at EMDA’s Industry Showcase are sold.
On the Fall Convention side, registrations are coming in pretty steady and I expect lots more to come in after the mailing is received. On average, we’ll see about 75% of distributor and rep members attending, and about 30% of the associates. So we’re on our way! A great destination like San Diego may have some affect on attendance, but members know, no matter where the convention is held, it’s a prime contact event for distributors and reps.
Beginning with the Joint Opening Session on Tuesday morning and ending with roundtable discussions on Thursday morning, EMDA reps and distributors will fill their convention times with member-to-member contact; manufacturer and supplier interviews and informative and entertaining convention programs. Meeting and networking opportunities are the main reason attendees and exhibitors participate in the Fall Convention and EMDA strives to provide the most effective structured means to enable such interaction.
The Appointment Book is provided to help members keep track of the convention program events as well as appointments made with manufacturers and/or marketers. The Appointment Book is also available as a Appointment Book, as well as an iCal download that can be imported into your phone.
Check out who’s registered, mark your calendars, and plan to be where the action is this fall, at the EMDA Fall Convention in San Diego.