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The Professional Development Conference for Trade Show and Corporate Event Marketing
Conference: February 24-28, 2019             Exhibit Hall: February 25-27, 2019             Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas

Charles Pappas to Present Fireside Chats at EXHIBITORLIVE to Discuss How Trade Show Exhibiting Has Changed History
Charles Pappas, EXHIBITOR Magazine Senior Writer and author of Flying Cars, Zombie Dogs, and Robot Overlords, will present two Fireside Chats at EXHIBITORLIVE, The Professional Development Conference for Trade Show and Corporate Event Marketing, in Las Vegas, February 24-28, 2019.

Charles Pappas The Fireside Chats will highlight the way exhibiting has changed history - launching not only new products and technologies like the telephone and television, but also propelling voting machines, IMAX movies, Ferris Wheels, X-rays, Ouija boards, Corvettes, elevators, even the Statue of Liberty.

“Exhibiting brought us the world we know today,” said Pappas. “In fact, trade shows are where the future goes to be seen. Every time you plug your phone into a wall socket, flick on a TV, withdraw money from an ATM, lick an ice-cream cone, switch on a computer, ride an escalator, play a DVR, watch a movie about dinosaurs, get fingerprinted, or pop a tranquilizer, you're doing something that originated at a world's fair or trade expo,” Pappas contends. “And yet it’s invisible to most.”

Flying Cars, Zombie Dogs, and Robot Overlords Pappas will host the Fireside Chats on Monday, February 25, at 2:00 pm; and again on Wednesday, February 27, at 11:00 am., in the EXHIBITORLIVE Meeting Point Lounge, sponsored by Event Architecture, booth #1853 in the Exhibit Hall at EXHIBITORLIVE. All EXHIBITORLIVE attendees are encouraged to participate.

EXHIBITORLIVE is the most comprehensive educational event for trade show and event marketing professionals, featuring 175 educational sessions and workshops. This event is attended by 5,000 exhibit and event managers, and marketing and communications experts who are serious about improving their face-to-face marketing performance. The Exhibit Hall at EXHIBITORLIVE presents North America's largest exhibition of trade show and event suppliers. For more information, go to

About Charles Pappas
Charles Pappas is the Captain Ahab/Mr. Peabody of the exhibition industry. Charles has covered the expo industry for EXHIBITOR magazine since 2002, and spent years sleuthing out not just the economic impact but also the cultural imprint of trade fairs, which is chronicled in the book, "Flying Cars, Zombie Dogs, and Robot Overlords." His book is currently for sale on

About Exhibitor Media Group
The leader in trade show and corporate event marketing education, Exhibitor Media Group publishes the award-winning EXHIBITOR magazine, a monthly publication featuring best practices in trade show marketing. EXHIBITOR's learning events include: EXHIBITORLIVE, the professional development conference for trade show and corporate event marketers; EXHIBITORFastTrak accelerated learning conferences; and EXHIBITOR eTrak, professional online learning. Exhibitor Media Group is also the founder and sponsor of CTSM (Certified Trade Show Marketer), the industry's only university-affiliated professional certification program. Learn more at

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