Re: Possible Video Expo Booth?

Brian McCaskill (brian@facets.org)
Tue, 7 Mar 2000 13:05:20 -0800 (PST)

At the end of my previous e-mail I wrote that I will be back in the office
on Mon., Feb. 20. What I actually meant was that I will be back in the
office on Monday, MARCH 20. Sorry about that.

Brian McCaskill
Facets Multimedia

At 11:59 AM 03/07/2000 -0800, you wrote:
>Dear Vidlibbers,
>
>Sorry for repeating myself but I just wanted to check one last time
>regarding the possibility of a shared booth among the video vendors at the
>upcoming ALA Convention in Chicago. Although this message is mainly for the
>video vendors on the list I'd be more than happy to talk with anyone else
>who will/might be exhibiting at the convention and has any questions
>regarding the information below.
>
>I have been reviewing the Exhibitor Prospectus for the upcoming ALA
>Convention in Chicago (July 8-11) and I was curious to see if any of the
>distributors or related groups out there were
>interested in splitting a 20' x 30' booth. From the information that I've
>received it would be cheaper (if enough vendors were interested) for
>everyone to reserve a larger booth rather than reserving smaller, individual
>booths for their respective companies.
>
>I've checked with Laura Vojtech, in charge of exhibitor relations for the
>convention, and she has told me that the approximate cost would be $14,000
>for a completely furnished 20' x 30' booth that would include 12 individual
>2' x 6' tables (one for each company). To put this cost in perspective,
>renting a single 10' x 10' booth for your company with all of the extras is
>going to be about $2850-$2875. So even if you split a 10' x 10' booth
>between 2 vendors (which is the maximum amount you could have in that size
>booth) the cost would be about $1425-$1437 each. If, however, 12 vendors
>split a 20' x 30' booth the cost would be about $1,166 each. Not to mention
>the increased traffic that comes with a larger booth that is easier to find
>and has the convenience of one location for a majority of video exhibitors.
>
>Once I get at least 10 people interested I will get more information from
>Laura Vojtech and pass it on to the interested parties so that we may
>proceed. If I do not have 10 vendors interested within the next couple of
>weeks I will have to review other options as time is running out and prime
>booth locations are getting snatched up.
>
>Right now I have 6 vendors who have expressed interest in sharing the booth.
>I would like, hopefully, to get a maximum of 12 vendors to split the cost.
>At the very least we would need a minimum of 10 vendors to make the cost of
>the booth worth renting.
>
>If anyone is interested in sharing the 20'x 30' booth please let me know as
>soon as possible. Also, of course, if anyone happens to have any questions
>or comments regarding this information or would like to discuss it further
>please feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience.
>
>Just so you know, I will be out of the office on Thurs. and Fri. of this
>week (3/09 & 3/10) attending a conference here in Chicago and then I'm on
>vacation the week after that (3/13 - 3/17). I will be back in the office on
>Mon., Feb. 20 and will immediately contact anyone who has left me a message
>regarding the convention. By the way, if anyone happens to be attending the
>Society for Cinema Studies Conference in Chicago from 3/9 - 3/12 please feel
>free to stop by Facets' table and we could discuss this information there as
>well. Thank you.
>
>Sincerely,
>
>Brian McCaskill
>Director of Educational Services
>Facets Multimedia
>1517 W. Fullerton Ave.
>Chicago, IL 60614
>e-mail: brian@facets.org
>phone: 800-331-6197
>fax: 773-929-5437
>
>
>
>
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