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December 20, 2017  |  A review of the latest news and happenings.
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Don't Miss the Discount for EXHIBITORLIVE

Register by January 11 and Save on any multi-session pass to attend 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

Register online, or download the EXHIBITORLIVE schedule builder (PDF) if you prefer to use a printed document when plotting your sessions.

To help you strategize your session completion for certification, check your transcript to see which sessions you have left to take. It's also helpful to know what is coming up in 2018, so be sure to review the EXHIBITOR eTrak schedule, as all of our online session offerings are now posted through July.

If you have any questions or would like assistance in planning your best possible schedule, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

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CTSM Required Sessions Now Scheduled for 2018 EXHIBITORFastTrak Conferences

Great news for those of you looking ahead - we have the CTSM-required sessions scheduled for EXHIBITORFastTrak conferences in 2018!

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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CTSM Scholarships Granted

Congratulations to our 2018 CTSM Scholarship winners! Each winner received an All-Access Pass for EXHIBITORLIVE ($2,295 value) for the price of $295, which includes as many sessions, workshops and Peer2Peer Roundtables as they could fit into their schedules, along with admission to the Exhibit Hall and Welcome Reception. Enjoy your education!

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Graduates: Help Wanted at EXHIBITORLIVE

We are in need of graduates to assist the CTSM program at EXHIBITORLIVE.
  • 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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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

Important note: To participate in the January 20-21 PPWW in Tampa, register by January 1.

 
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Congratulations to our Newest CTSM Graduates!
Meet our newly certified CTSMers since November 2017:
 
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Steven Jones, CTSM
 
 
Stacy Sterling, CTSM
 
 
Steven Jones, CTSM
Manager, Corporate Marketing Communications
ABB Inc.
Irving, TX
 
 
Stacy Sterling, CTSM
Trade Events Specialist
Nintendo of America, Inc.
Redmond, WA
 
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Arielle Langlais, CTSM
 
 
Denise Legato, CTSM
 
 
Arielle Langlais, CTSM
Director, Client Services
Access TCA
Whitinsville, MA
 
 
Denise Legato, CTSM
Event Specialist
Honeywell
Colchester, CT
 
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Nicole Jabre, CTSM
 
 
Dominique Bambrook, CTSM
 
 
Nicole Jabre, CTSM
Exhibition Project Manager
INDEVCO Group
Ajaltoun, Lebanon
 
 
Dominique Bambrook, CTSM
Formerly Manager, Industry Engagements
Behr Process Corporation
Santa Ana, CA
 
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Jan and Wendy!


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763-300-6813 (cell)

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