Exhibitor Newsletter #3
March 2017
BOE and SID Host the 2017 Special Networking Event at the GRAMMY Museum in LA

This year's Display Week Special Networking Event takes place at the GRAMMY Museum (see above photo) in downtown Los Angeles. The GRAMMY Museum is devoted to the history and winners of the GRAMMY Awards. You can see Michael Jackson's sequined glove and John Denver's granny glasses, watch videos of historic performances by Ella Fitzgerald, listen to vintage recordings, and much, much more -- all while enjoying the company of your display industry friends and colleagues. The Special Networking Event is a Display Week highlight -- a chance to socialize with people you may see only once a year at the show. 

The event takes place Wednesday from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, May 24, 2017. The GRAMMY Museum is in LA Live! on Olympic Boulevard, a short walk from the Los Angeles Convention Center. Don't forget to buy your ticket before you go -- tickets can be purchased at the registration desk for $75 or in advance through registration. The 2017 Special Networking Event is generously sponsored by BOE.

Submit Your "Products on Display" Profile by March 27

All Display Week exhibitors are invited to submit a 100-word description and a photo of a product they will be showing at Display Week 2017 to Information Display magazine. The Products on Display special section will appear in the May/June show issue of the magazine, which is handed out at the show. All profiles are due to jdonelan@pcm411.com by March 27, 2017. See the Products on Display fact sheet for more information.

Other Important Deadlines

March 24: Exhibitors Forum deadline. Don't miss this free opportunity to make a real-time, on-the-show-floor presentation to Display Week attendees about your company and its products.

March 31: (extended): Exhibit & Product Guide write-up deadline. Don't forget to submit your company and product line description for the 2017 Exhibit & Product Guide.

May 1: Best in Show deadline. This is your chance to be a part of SID's awards for the most significant new products and technologies shown on the exhibit floor during Display Week. Submit your nomination soon. 

Now through May 22: New Product Showcase deadline. Submit your proposal to drocco@pcm411.com now. May 22 is the day for on-site check-in of the product or products your company is including in the New Product Showcase, a chance to highlight your most important product in an area of the show floor where it can be best seen by attendees and members of the press.

Invite Your Customers and Prospects to the Show

Display Week has a great new marketing tool to help you maximize the ROI on your booth. You can now create customized evites, banners, and videos through our online portal. You can download a how-to webinar recording here.

The evites are free (similar to our program in the past, but updated, streamlined, and more customizable) and you can also add on new features, such as video invitations. Don't delay -- this a great way to get noticed. For more information, see the webinar log describing the details or email drocco@pcm411.com.

What's New and Exciting at Display Week

Business Hub Display Week or Biz Hub DW is a new meeting space opportunity designed for the purpose of allowing business professionals who are looking to hold meetings and conduct business in a convenient and semi-private setting during Display Week. Biz Hub DW is the perfect location to meet with clients and associates in a quiet and inviting atmosphere. There will be 12 modules in Biz Hub DW and one table and four chairs in each module. We are offering heavily discounted pricing to exhibitors. Contact Jim Buckley or Sue Chung for more information.  

Student Attendees: SID's marketing team is working with local universities to invite students interested in display technology to the Display Week 2017 show floor. These students represent the next generation of Display Week attendees, exhibitors, and presenters, and we are working to get them involved early on. They could also be your next employees -- keep an eye out for our student guests. 

The Women in Tech Forum, Wednesday, May 24. This new event will feature a diverse group of female tech experts who will participate in an energetic discussion around their unique insights and experiences in the tech industry. The Forum will be moderated by Rashmi Rao, Senior Director, Advanced Engineering for Harman. Speakers include: 
  • Julie Brown, Senior Vice President and CTO, Universal Display Corporation 
  • Candice Brown Elliott, CEO, Nouvoyance 
  • Heidi Dohse, Google Cloud Platform Program Manager, Google 
  • Laura Rea, Senior Technology Program Manager, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory 
  • Niaz Abdolrahim, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Rochester 
The 30th Anniversary OLED Event, Tuesday, May 23. SID is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the "first-ever" OLED technical presentation by Ching Tang and Steve Van Slyke. Topics and speakers include: 
  • Discovery of OLED (Ching Tang) 
  • OLEDs for Life Space Technologies (Junji Kido) 
  • Phosphorescent OLEDs: 20 Years in 20 Minutes (Julie Brown) 
  • Gamma Project: The Dawn of LTPS AMOLED Displays (Gopalan Rajeswaran) 
  • OLED: A look back and a look ahead (Steve Van Slyke) 

The CMO Panel, a unique event tailored to benefit marketing, sales and BF supply chain professionals. Check www.displayweek.org for a list of participants. Note: This event is also a sponsorship opportunity. Contact Jim for details.

And, for more about what's new and exciting at Display Week, including a special preview of featured technologies such as AR/VR and automotive displays, check out this video from SID's HEAD of Marketing, Sri Peruvemba, as well as the latest edition of Inside DW 2017.

Sponsorships and Branding

You've already made an excellent choice by deciding to exhibit at Display Week 2017, the premier global event for the display industry. Do you know that a sponsorship enhances your brand and makes your exhibit dollars go even farther? Everyone -- attendees, fellow exhibitors, presenters - notices sponsorships like floor decals, escalator signs, column wraps, and advertisements. 

There's less than a month left to take advantage of our extremely popular exhibit guide and show directory programs. For $1,000 for a full page, or $750 for a half page, you can plac e your ad in the 2017 directory. The deadline to reserve a spo t is April 14, 2017. In addition, you can give your brand maximum exposure though this exclusive opportunity:  a 3-in x 5-in. sticky note on the cover of the guide, for $3,000. The deadline is April 10. 

Attendees consult Display Week's Exhibit & Product Show Guide time and again throughout the week and throughout the following year. An advertisement in or on the exhibit guide enables your company to stand out from the rest.

To find out about dozens more still-available sponsorship opportunities, download our sponsorship and branding brochure or contact Jim or Sue.

Meet Your Display Week Show Coordinator

For more than a decade, Danielle Rocco has been an integral part of Display Week, a familiar voice and face overseeing all facets of exhibit coordination, space selection, and show management. Danielle's experience provides you with peace of mind in dealing with issues before, during, and after the event. She can be reached at drocco@pcm411.com.

Reserve Housing Now

Visit the Display Week housing page now to get the best selection on rooms at the show. Be aware that Par Avion is the only official housing bureau for Display Week 2017. Reservations made through any other housing services company will not be guaranteed by SID and could result in hidden charges, unusual restrictions, loss of deposits, fraud, or incorrect hotel placement for Display Week attendees.

Approved Vendor List and Fraud Warning

Exhibitors: Please be advised that we strongly discourage you from working with any unapproved companies or vendors, as many of these are fraudulent. Here is a list of vendors that are approved to provide services to Display Week 17 exhibitors. When in doubt, email drocco@pcm411.com before signing on the dotted line!

Exhibitor Service Kits and Other Logistics

Exhibitor Service Kits from GES are available. Don't delay. Download yours now. The early deadline for GES orders is Friday, April 28. Get your pre-show orders in and save money! Important show dates and times available here.

 2017 Exhibit Hall Hours

Tuesday, May 23:
10:30 am to 6:30 pm
Wednesday, May 24:
 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday, May 25:  9:00 am to 1:00 pm
 (note: exhibit hall closes an hour early this year)

Move-in starts at 12:00 pm on Saturday, May 20 

Saturday, May 20: 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Sunday, May 21:  8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday, May 22:  8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Move-out starts at 1:00 pm on Thursday, May 25. All booths must be dismantled and ready for shipment by 10:00 pm on Thursday, May 25. Note: This is an accelerated move-out schedule, due to time constraints at the venue.

Questions? Contact Us!

Sales -- Europe and the Americas:
Jim Buckley
(203) 502-8283

Sales -- Asia:
Sue Chung
(408) 489-9596

Customer Service:
Danielle Rocco
(646) 226-7592

Operational Questions:
Mark Goldfarb
(212) 460-8090, ext. 202