This page provides you with everything you need to know regarding your planning for &THEN. Please bookmark this page to access the most up-to-date information during the months leading up to the conference.
*Note: The Exhibitor Dashboard provides links directly to the following:
• Your company record within the MapYourShow (MYS) platform, where you may update your profile for the Show Guide, submit payments and add other company contacts to your listing.
• Your online Exhibitor Registration portal on Orchid’s site
• Freeman Online – Exhibitor Kit
From your Exhibitor Dashboard linked above, you may enter/update your company profile, logo and product categories. This information will be available to attendees in advance of &THEN, as they search the event site for products and solutions relevant to growing and expanding their businesses. We encourage you to complete your profile as soon as possible – and you may log in to modify whenever you need to. For the printed Show Guide, the deadline to enter your profile and/or to make changes is August 17, 2016. Any updates or changes made after this date will appear online only.
Online Advertising Packages, available through your Dashboard, offer enhanced online profile listings. These optional packages feature the display of your company logo, customizable panels for product images, adding press releases, social media links and priority placement in the Exhibitor Search.
These are a great way to boost your presence on the &THEN Exhibitor Search page at a minimal investment. Just click on the Online Advertising Packages tile for more details on each of the available offerings and to order your upgrade.
If you have any problems logging in or difficulty in editing your information, please contact Map Your Show at 888.527.8823 or email@example.com, or contact Gaye Dullaghan at 202.861.2469 | firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a number of years, there has been a ‘Fair Guide’ or ‘Expo Guide’ scam affecting exhibitors in tradeshows across all industries. The International Association of Exhibitions & Events (IAEE) has reason to believe that the company – operating under the name of World Business Guide and/or Construct Data is targeting exhibitors to purchase a three-year commitment of advertising that is cleverly disguised as an offer of a free directory listing.
The FTC has been successful in a temporarily halting these operations – and they are seeking to permanently halt the alleged scam.
Please be wary of any offers for directory listings that may come your way from Expo-Guide or other organizations who are not affiliated with DMA. This is a bogus offer of a free directory listing that will commit your company to a three-year ad billed annually, starting at $1700 per year. The all-too-familiar offer is to ‘verify that our information about your company is correct and you get a free listing in the exhibitor directory.’
This is not limited to DMA events – it also applies to other tradeshows in which your company participates. If you’re unsure about any “free directory listing” offer you receive for &THEN, please contact Gaye Dullaghan at 202.861.2469 or email email@example.com for confirmation.
Your success at &THEN also means our success. With this in mind, we will post relevant articles here that focus on Exhibit Marketing and industry best practices. You’ll find helpful tips and ideas on a wide range of topics – from booth design to budgeting to staffing to the latest trends in promotions.