CHA Designer Showcase

Designer Showcase

What It Is
The CHA 2010 Summer Convention & Trade Show Designer Showcase                                                                                                                gives CHA Designer members an opportunity to display their work                                                                                                                      and promote their creative services as Editors, Publishers and                                                                                                                 Manufacturers (EPMs) view their displays and consider their future project needs.

What It Is
The Designer members must register for a table by filling out the                                                                                                               attached form to participate and display their work in the Showcase.                                                                                                     Participating designers are encouraged to send personal pre-show invitations                                                                                                 to industry contacts they would like to attend the Showcase event.

Showcase Designers will set-up their individual displays on                                                                                                                       Wednesday, July 28, 2010, from 11:00 am – 12:00 noon.

The Showcase will be open from 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm on Wednesday for                                                                                                       private viewings by EPMs.  Designers will not be permitted to stay in                                                                                                                   the Showcase room.  Designers will be asked to return to the Showcase room                                                                                                   from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm for a Meet and Greet.  During the Meet and Greet                                                                                                 Designers are asked to remain by their tables so EPMs can meet them                                                                                                                 as they look at their displays.  After the Meet and Greet, Showcase teardown                                                                                                   will take place from 7:00 pm-8:00 pm.  There will be no hours reserved for                                                                                         individual appointments during this Showcase.  All Showcase Designers                                                                                                          should have a place at their display table for messages so EPMs who are                                                                                                              interested in their work can contact them during the show.

If you have any questions, please contact Beth Watson at                                                                                

– Display tables will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis
– Displays MUST be set-up from 11:00 am-12:00 noon on                                                                                                                                    Wednesday, July 28th
– Designer Showcases are limited to a height of 36″
– Back of individual displays must be plain or covered, as tables may                                                                                                                    be grouped back to back
– Electrical is not provided.  If you need electrical, contact                                                                                                                                      Keri Cunningham at for                                                                                                                            information on how to contract that separately
– Designers MUST not remove displays until 7:00 pm on                                                                                                                                  Wednesday, July 28th

WHAT: Designer Showcase  
WHO: CHA Designer Members  
TIME: Wednesday, July 28, 2010  
  11:00 am-12:00 noon Designer Showcase Set Up
  12:00 noon-5:00 pm Showcase Viewing for Editors, Publishers,                                                                             Manufacturers and Press only
  5:00 pm-7:00 pm Designer Meet and Greet and Showcase                                                                                           Viewing for Editors, Publishers,                                                                                           Manufacturers and Press only
  7:00 pm-8:00 pm Showcase tear down.  Displays up after                                                                                              8:00 pm will be left unattended.
WHERE: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center – Room TBD
COST: Designers: $100 per draped 6-ft x 2-ft display table

An Exhibitor Lounge will be constructed on the Trade Show floor and                                                                                                                 open exclusively to exhibitors during show hours.  The Exhibitor Lounge                                                                                                         will house a gallery with a series of posters representing the creative                                                                                                                 work and designs of those participating in the Showcase.  Designers who                                                                                                       want to participate must bring a 24″ x 36″ laminated poster to                                                                                                                         the show with graphics that represent their work or their design style.                                                                                                             The poster can include a brief bio, contact information, etc.  You can                                                                                                                   also add a small pocket to your poster that can hold business cards.                                                                                                                   The options are limitless.  The poster must have hooks or holes in                                                                                                                         the corners as we will be hanging the posters with “S” hooks and wire                                                                                                               along a 45′ black drape wall.  Providing a poster is not required but is a                                                                                                             free opportunity to get your business more exposure.


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