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News Briefs

Celebrating Success

Come See Us

The Expo Group will exhibit in Booth #9/B69 at EuroShop 2008 in Duesseldorf, Germany. This show takes place every three years and consists of anything marketing, exhibit and lighting related. It is the largest show of its kind in the world. The 2008 edition will be

Feb. 23-27.

New Customer

The Expo Group is pleased to welcome our new client, Natural Products Association. Natural MarketPlace 2008 will take place this July with exhibitors enjoying the difference our Single Source Solution® makes. Please visit www.naturalproductsassoc.org to learn more about this organization.

Best Wishes

As Founding Sponsor of Tradeshow Week Fastest 50, The Expo Group is always delighted to take a role in the awards gala. This year, Randy and Ray Pekowski jointly presented the award for fastest-growing association show to InfoComm. Pictured from left are Ray Pekowski, Tradeshow Week Editor-in-Chief Michael Hart, Michael Doolittle of InfoComm, and Randy Pekowski.

(Continued from page 1) – the relationship with the exhibitors and that with show organizers.”

Most recently, Ortale served as Vice President of Client and Industry Relations for J. Spargo & Associates in Fairfax Va. Ortale has been immersed in the tradeshow industry since joining Brede Exposition Services as an account executive in 1998. He previously worked for the Greater Pittsburgh Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and the Orlando Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

Ortale has worked in the industry almost his entire career. He is known for creating personal connections with clients, and he has a vested interest in the success of their events.

“Andrew is very highly regarded among the associations that constitute our potential customer base,” says Executive Vice President of National Sales Terry Keenan. “Andrew is very involved in the industry organizations and his collection of work gives him a unique understanding of the customers’ needs and wants in producing a tradeshow.”

Ortale is a member of ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership, Professional Convention Management Association and the International Association of Exhibitions and Events. He enjoys running, reading, cooking and golfing. He is married with one daughter.

Andrew Ortale Joins The Expo Group

Vice President of National Sales Janet Levy was married on a sunny Sept. 30 at the North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village, Calif. The groom, Joel Rubin, is in the tile business and is often an exhibitor at trade shows, so is very familiar with the industry. Janet is adding Joel’s last name to hers, and for a time will go by Janet Levy Rubin. Her email will remain jlevy@theexpogroup.com. Janet is based in the Los Angeles area.

Show Calendar

MARCH 10-13

One Team Conference 2008

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    Sales Camp

Sponsored by: Autodesk

Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, Nevada www.oneteamconference.com

MARCH 12-16

ACOFP Sponsored by:

American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians

Denver Convention Center Denve , Colo. www.acofp.org

MARCH 16-20

IEEE Semi Therm (Semiconductor Thermal Measurement Modeling and Management Symposium & Expo)

Sponsored by: IEEE

Fairmont Hotel San Jose, Calif. www.semi-therm.org

MARCH 26-30

NAEA 2008 National Convention

Sponsored by: National Art Education Association

Morial Convention Center New Orleans, La. www.naea-reston.org

MARCH 31- April 1

ITE Technical Conference and Exhibit

Sponsored by: Institute of Traffic Engineers

Hyatt Regency Miami Miami, Fla. www.ite.org

MARCH 31- April 1

Texas Safety Council

Sponsored by: Texas Chapte , National Safety Council

George Brown Convention Center Houston, Texas www.nsctexexpo.com


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