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Vegas getting ready for APPNATION: Discover. Acquire. Monetize.

appnationAs you get ready for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), you may wanna arrive in Vegas a few days earlier. On January 5th and 6th, The Cosmopolitan Hotel is hosting APPNATION VI and is expecting 4000+ Attendees.

APPNATION is the largest conference and exhibit in North America focused exclusively on the business of apps and the broader consumer app economy.  The theme of this year’s event is: “Discover. Acquire. Monetize” and the show reaches the full long-tail of app developers and publishers from the cool indies all the way up through the largest brands and companies in the world.

This is not a technical conference, as their mission is to help app developers of all shapes and sizes build great businesses through inspiring keynotes, topical round-table discussions, and deep-dive workshops that deliver actionable advice and best practices.

APPNATION focuses exclusively on the consumer app economy and our core areas of coverage include:

  • Discovery
  • Distribution
  • Acquisition
  • Monetization
  • App Marketing & PR Strategies
  • Analytics & Optimization
  • Lifetime Customer Value
  • Consumer Insights
  • UI/UX Best Practices
  • Cross-Platform Development

APPNATION  offers a wide range of sponsorship and exhibit opportunities for you to engage with key influencers and potential partners and showcase your expertise in their main agenda and on their main-stage. Click here to download the prospectus.

For other questions and inquiries about sponsorship opportunities, please email Drew Ianni at drew@appnationconference.com.


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Build Expo 2015: Dallas & Los Angeles

buildBuild Expo 2015 provides the building and construction industry an unrivaled environment to meet a lot of your buyers all in one place. By attending, you have the chance to meet with exhibitors, check out new developments and keep a close eye on your competition. In addition, you can try out new products, attend demonstrations and compare features and prices.

The show launches in Dallas for two days at The Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center on February 4th and 5th. A week later, the show arrives in Los Angeles at the LA Convention Center on February 11th and 12th.

This year, Build Expo will offer over 20 expert seminars and workshops covering many topics. Education is essential for any successful company or professional. Without learning new techniques, strategies and information, growth cannot happen. In today’s business climate everything is rapidly changing. Seminars and workshops will keep you updated and allow you the chance to speak directly with the experts.

For more information, visit the Build Expo 2015 website.


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Expo Exit Poll

Acts of God aren’t the only events that could heartbreak [or wallet-break] a company that is looking forward to exhibiting in various trade shows. There are so many horror stories out there from companies that had great plans for a convention, until disaster hit by events out of their control.

What about you? What caused you or your company to ‘exit’ past conventions. Heck, maybe you didn’t even make it to the show. Let us know!

 


Imagine if there was a place that incorporated all the aspects of a traditional trade show but offered the experience online, 24/7/365? A place where people could still have a business to business experience, show new products, network with other industry specific peers and customers?

www.InternetTradeShows.com 


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North American International Auto Show ’15

(Jan 2014) Detroit, Michigan North American International Auto ShowAs we get ready to celebrate a new year, we can’t help but be excited to see the latest and greatest vehicles being presented by all the major auto manufacturers. Our first chance to get a glimpse is at The North American International Auto Show 2015 in Detroit, Michigan.

The NAIAS is where the global automotive community comes together to catch up on the latest news and events. Auto show peers from around the world gather for the industry’s most substantive annual event. In addition to some of the automotive world’s most eagerly anticipated new vehicle premieres, enthusiasts gain unprecedented access to more of the industry’s top leaders and thinkers than anywhere else in the hemisphere.

The show is being held at the Cabo Center which is linked to all downtown Detroit hotels and entertainment districts by the Detroit People Mover. This elevated rail system encircles the city and provides easy access to restaurants, bars and attractions.

Cobo Center
One Washington Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48226
USA
Phone: 313.877.8777
www.cobocenter.com

The show runs from January 17th through the 25th and has specific dates for various Attendee statuses.  Check out the NAIAS website for more info.


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NAPE ‘Rockies’ Opened This Morning

NAPE_Denver_mediaThe annual networking event that brings together the players necessary to forge, facilitate and close deals, opened this morning in Denver.

NAPE offers prospects, producers and purchasers a unique chance to connect, reconnect, and make deals. More intimate than the annual NAPE Summit, this show is a “must attend” event for those who want to network with the people and players that have firsthand knowledge of the opportunities and prospects throughout the area.

The event is broken out into sessions that bring together respected and renowned speakers, vendors and attendees.

View the 2014 NAPE Denver Schedule of Events or view the NAPE Denver website for more info.


ABOUT NAPE

NAPE is the oil and gas industry’s marketplace for the buying, selling and trading of prospects and for producing properties.

Founded in 1993 by AAPL, with partners IPAA, SEG and AAPG added over the next several years, NAPE has become the largest organization of its kind in the world, providing unmatched venues for oil and gas professionals to meet, network, connect and do business. With over 27,000 attendees expected this year, NAPE events truly are the place where deals happen.


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Sorry, Your Seminar Put Me To Sleep

presentationIs it a requirement for all seminars to be boring? Seriously, I don’t want to be cruel and trample on anyone’s efforts but I don’t think I’ve ever attended a seminar that kept me alert and involved–let alone entertained. In a not-so-scientific estimation, I’m going to predict that the majority of seminar attendees are with me on this.

Why do we have seminars?  According to the folks over at Brunel University in London, England, seminars create opportunities to:

  • explore topics in more depth
  • share ideas in a way that will advance your thinking
  • learn from other people’s experiences and background knowledge
  • gain points of view that you might not have otherwise considered

However, as beneficial as all of those points sound, author, R.B. Holbrook, says, “people only retain only 5% of what they are taught at a lecture.”

Five percent.  Your name, the name of your product and the name of your company is probably close to 1% of that.  So the true stat would come out to about 4%.  Four percent retained in your lecture.

“But I don’t do a lecture, I conduct a seminar,” you may have thought after reading that.

Okay, then if it’s a seminar…why does it feel like a lecture?

Let me answer it for you…

BECAUSE EVERYONE IS BORED OUT OF THEIR MINDS!

Just because you, as the host, attended seminars in the past where some old guy spent two hours crawling through a slide show, don’t think that this a model you should follow.  Trust me, if you hated it when you experienced it, the rest of us ain’t gonna like it either–no matter how great your company is. And the free bagels and coffee isn’t gonna make up for the colossal waste of time we all will experience.

I’m sincerely not trying to be rude but it is a waste of time.  If you’re going to spend all the money to prep for an event like this by booking a hall, catering the food, paying a staff and renting equipment, wouldn’t you want the audience to leave with an incredible understanding of the content?

Of course you do. So, how do you achieve that?

Switch it up. Get away from normal or mundane and put on an exciting, interactive education “show”. Yes, I said a show. Something that requires prep and rehearsal. Put on a presentation that may require multiple people to pull off. If you can’t handle it, hire a team that can. At the end of the day, your goal for your audience is to retain the information. Take it one step further, if the audience works for your company, you absolutely need for them to retain as much as possible so that they can move your product more efficiently with higher production.

Christina Hamlett of eHow.com said, “If you’re not even halfway into the seminar and your listeners are already yawning, looking at their watches or working crossword puzzles, it’s a good indicator that you’re not keeping them totally engaged.”

Christina then continues in her piece and gives great tips and suggestions on how to get your audience engaged.  It’s a great article and you can read it HERE.

Just take yourself back to grade school.  Do you remember that history teacher with the monotone voice who said, “In 1734, the southern colonies were integrated into a large division of……zzzzzzzzzzzzz”?  You don’t remember the rest right?  Why?

BECAUSE YOU FELL ASLEEP!

You hated that class and you struggled to pass it because you found it very difficult to learn from that teacher.

Then why do that to your clients, peers, expo attendees or colleagues?

Change things up and make it fun.  It doesn’t matter what the subject matter is, people stay awake and retain information when they are having fun.  And then they become advocates for whatever it is you’re teaching.

Enjoy yourself and they will enjoy themselves.