- October 18, 2018 -
"Got Questions? It's in the Kit!"
DEMA Show is less than 4 weeks away! Be sure to take a minute and review your Exhibitor Service Manual (ESM).
And Don't Miss These Important Upcoming Deadlines!
Donate to the DEMA Show 2018 Silent Auction!
You're invited to donate to the DEMA Show 2018 Silent Auction benefiting DEMA's Disaster Assistance Program! This is a unique opportunity to have your products and services promoted and available for viewing by thousands of attendees looking to make purchasing decisions at DEMA Show 2018.  

In order to receive maximum exposure, please complete the Donation Form no later than October 24, 2018.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Secure Accommodations in the Official DEMA Show Hotel Block by October 23rd
If you haven't made your reservations for your stay at DEMA Show, you still have time!  But act now! The deadline has only been extended until next Tuesday, October 23rd and is based upon availability.
DEMA Activates Disaster Assistance Program to Aid Show Exhibitors & Buyers Impacted by Hurricane Michael
DEMA's Executive Committee has approved the activation of the Disaster Assistance Program to assist DEMA-Member Show Exhibitors and Buyers impacted by Hurricane Michael. 

Learn more about how to qualify for assistance and how to apply for funds.
DEMA Member Benefit Provider Supports DEMA's Disaster Assistance Program
No-cost loan of payment processing terminals, waiver of annual security fee and monthly fees through year end. 

To help Members impacted by Hurricane Michael, member benefit provider Desormais Management is offering the following assistance with payment processing hardware and services: 

For any Member in the impacted areas, annual data security fees will be waived for the next year, monthly fees waived through year-end, and we will provide in-store and mobile card processing hardware for the Member's use for as long as they use this service, free of charge. 

This is in addition to the very competitive DEMA Member processing rates already available to dive shops, manufacturers, distributors, and not-for-profits that are DEMA Members. 

Impacted Members will have many details to tend to as they restart and rebuild their businesses and care for their communities. Use your DEMA Membership to help get things up and running, with no up-front cost, while moving to a lower overall cost structure for payment processing.
Be Part of DEMA Show's Newest Feature: The Author's Corner
DEMA Show is excited to announce a brand-new feature at DEMA Show 2018: The Author's Corner

This new Show feature will provide Show attendees and exhibitors with opportunities to meet and engage with authors, hear about their exploits and encounters, obtain signed copies of their books, and have a unique experience while at DEMA Show. 

Participating authors will benefit from the unique opportunity to connect one-on-one with their readers and directly promote their books. 

For this 2018 pilot program, the $100.00 per 30-minute session fee is waived for all participating authors who register prior to DEMA Show 2018 (Deadline, 4:00 pm Pacific time, November 1, 2018). Please refer to the Author's Corner Participation Rules for complete details and requirements. To participate, authors must be connected to an existing exhibitor (or have their own DEMA Show booth). Authors are encouraged to sign up early and promote their presence at the Show! 

To learn more and apply to participate in the Author's Corner at DEMA Show 2018, please fill out the Author's Corner Participation form. Time slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis and must be secured prior to the start of DEMA Show 2018.
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