For the state with the 8th largest economy in the world, it is no wonder that it takes more than earthquakes to catch the attention of these stalwart left-coasters. But when it comes to the movers and shapers of California legislation, as well as storefront signage, wayfinding, and the visual communication products that keep Californian’s moving in the right direction, the California Sign Association brings them together like no other trade association.
On September 16-17, at the beautiful Hotel Maya in Long Beach, CA, an industry-wide Sign Expo and Trade Fair will be the epicenter of new sign technologies, ranging from brand-new “must have” engineering standards, to How to Hire a Sales Winner – underscoring the fact that what happens in California… spreads to the rest of the country. The combined economic impact of the sponsors alone is in the millions of dollars, all keeping California businesses visible and viable.
This event will be a “10” on the Richter Scale for any sign industry professional whose focus is on growing their business. The networking Fiesta de Bolos (Bowling Cocktail Party) alone will bring hundreds of California professionals together to mingle, network and create new business opportunities. The dynamic peer-driven roundtables -- such as Social Media for Biz facilitated by Sign Biz President, Teresa M. Young -- afford another opportunity to glean the valued front-line knowledge of fellow professionals – attendees can enjoy the roundtables and exhibits at no charge.
“I encourage all Sign Biz Members, and California sign industry professionals at large, to attend this unique event designed around our most in-demand topics and business needs. As 1st Vice President of CSA, I can attest to the fact that great effort behind the scenes has created a fresh perspective on networking, seminars, and exhibits. Find what you’re missing for your business in Long Beach with all of us,” says Young.
The event will also feature national suppliers and manufacturers that can advance your business and save you money, presented during the free tabletop trade fair. Exhibitors include: 3M, Academy Awning, Altec Industries, Amperor, Inc., Arlon, Inc., CAO Group, Daktronics, DerManouel Insurance, France/Westrim, Gemini, International Light, Technologies, Jenkins Insurance Group, Sloan LED, Spraylat, Steel Art, US LED, Ventex Technologies, Vocational Training Institute, Wagner Zip Change, and Watchfire Signs.
The alluring fusion of Latin American and Southern Californian styles is revealed at Hotel Maya, a stunning waterfront resort situated across the harbor from Downtown Long Beach and its mesmerizing skyline. Set amidst a tropical landscape of more than 400 palm trees, the 11-acre DoubleTree hotel exudes an indoor-outdoor design aesthetic all its own – a very fitting setting for the eclectic sign industry of California.
To learn more, register, sponsor or exhibit, visit: www.calsign.org/convention.html Or call CSA at (916) 932-0021.
Full Brochure (PDF): http://www.calsign.org/pdfs/convention/11_regbrochure.pdf
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