By Valerie Pound
As an Executive Assistant for two Presidents, my plate stays pretty full. I definitely get to wear multiple hats, like today when I had the opportunity to play an elf and select a family to help for Christmas. I was very excited to speak on air about the family, our company, employees and our decision to give back to the communities that we serve.
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This year wasn’t the first time we, as a company, have participated in giving back. Last year we were able to bless a family of three with all of their Christmas wishes. So it is with a joyful heart this year, we celebrate a growth within our own corporate family and the ability to give back on a greater level. We selected a family of five for this Christmas. When I spoke with the mother, she could not believe her family was selected and started crying with the hope that her kids would have a Christmas after all!
We bless others in all different ways. From a smile and a kind word to donating not only our money but our time. Several of Continue reading Ways We Give Back
You’ve marked the date(s) on your calendar, pre-registered to attend, and booked your flight and hotel. You might be thinking, “I’m ready to go!” Not so fast. After investing your time and hard-earned money, don’t you want to be sure that you’re getting the most out of the trip? Of course you do. Lucky you, we’ve put together 5 handy tips to make sure you’re doing just that.
Follow the below 5 tips to ensure that you get the most out of your next trade show visit:
Get The Most Bang For Your Buck
Let’s face it: visiting a trade show can often be a pricey endeavor. Between the flights, hotels and registration fees, the expenses can add up quickly. However, a trade show can also be one of the best investments you can make for your business – there’s nothing quite like getting some face time with old and new business contacts and vendors alike. To get the most bang-for-your-buck, do a little research and find out if any other industry trade shows are taking place at the same time in the city (or even venue!) you’re visiting. Why not take advantage of other opportunities to connect with contacts in your industry while you’re already in town?
Pre-Planning Is Key
Do not give in to the urge of waiting until you arrive at your hotel, or even the show floor, to plan how you will spend your valuable time. A few weeks prior, take a look at the show’s website and take note of the show’s official hours, special events and seminar schedules. Then, start divvying up your time according to a simple formula: 30% for walking the show floor, 20% for education and planned special events and 10% for unexpected networking opportunities.
Also, don’t forget to Continue reading 5 Tips To Get The Most Out Of Your Next Trade Show Visit
Social Media has become an integral part of the trade show experience as of lately, especially as an exhibitor. Show attendees want to connect with exhibitors on a professional level. Whether this is your first time exhibiting or you consider yourself an exhibiting guru, these pointers can help you reach your target audience at your next show.
1. Make sure you are following the show on all of its social media outlets
2. Use the show hashtag when you Continue reading Top 10 Social Media Tips for Exhibitors
Welcome to the world of waste management, recycling and public works. Waste & Recycling Expo Canada is a trade show that provides a platform to analyze various products and services, build relationships and network. Co-located with the Municipal Equipment Expo Canada and the Canadian Waste to Resource Conference, this multi-industry event is Canada’s ONLY show serving the waste, recycling and public works markets – all under one roof! Our 18th edition is this year, November 4-5, 2015 at Palais des Congres de Montreal, Montreal QC, Canada.
Did you know:
- In a lifetime, the average North American will throw away 600 times his or her adult weight in garbage
- 70% of landfilled waste could be either reused or recycled
- The EPA estimates that 75% of the American waste stream is recyclable, but we only recycle about 30% of it
- Across Canada it costs more than $1.5 billion per year to dispose of garbage
- Waste management in Canada has grown into an $ 8 billion industry
Interesting stuff, huh? Shocking, even? These figures tell the truth of the matter – even with continuous improvements in waste management technology and recycling program awareness in the last 10 years, we still have a long way to go towards major change!
The show provides opportunities to network with industry professionals, attend educational seminars, and discover the latest trends in the waste, recycling and public works industries.
For more information, please visit us online at www.cwre.ca / www.municipalexpo.ca and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and YouTube.
Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Moscow, Chicago or Dubai: organizing trade fairs is our passion – and has been for over 775 years for Messe Frankfurt GmbH. As the North American subsidiary of Messe Frankfurt GmbH, we opened our doors in 1991 and in 2015 are bursting at the seams with new shows that are reaching thousands of consumers and businesses in exciting cities all over the world.
Welcome to the Messe Frankfurt North America Blog where you will learn about our company, our events and tradeshows and our team. Today, let’s learn about one of our Presidents, Dennis Smith.
1. Tell us a little bit about your background.
I was born and raised in Colorado and left at a young age to serve in the US Military. Following a tour overseas, I headed off to college and then moved back overseas where I cut my teeth in the international trade show industry with a few years in the aerospace industry. Currently, I have a business administration degree and an MBA in International Business. I began my trade show career in Europe and was fortunate to Continue reading Meet The Team: Dennis Smith, President, Messe Frankfurt North America