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August Educational Program Recap

by Mike Whittington | Aug 13, 2014

The PCMA SE Chapter August program was a huge success!! Over 65 planners and suppliers attended our event hosted by the Cobb Galleria Centre. Our speaker was Errol Ahearn, Vice President & Executive Administrator for Design & Creative at Global Experience Specialists (GES).  Errol is a PCMA “Best in Class” speaker who brought with him a wealth of information regarding his featured topic “Energize Your Exhibition: Innovative Design Trends from Around the World.”

Our speaker presented and explored innovative design concepts from all over the world and PCMA SE members walked away with many ideas that can energize their next exhibition for attendees and exhibitors. It was a highly visual and interactive session presenting new design ideas from pop culture, non-exhibition environments built for high traffic and learning, and actual exhibits. We uncovered the emerging interactive technologies that make many of the exhibitions possible, and were presented with solutions to exhibit design challenges. Everyone took away ways to identify key design trends that can refresh and energize their exhibition, how to better understand emerging technologies that can engage their attendees and exhibitors, and how to utilize trends and new technology to create solutions for their exhibit challenges. 

In addition, the PCMA SE Chapter conducted its first “Planner Only” session prior to the featured program. In this session planners were able to engage with other planners in a more in-depth review of the featured topic of Innovative Design Trends from Around the World.  Our chapter is committed to offering these “Planner Only” sessions prior to all future quarterly programs. View photos

This is your chapter and we welcome your input in regards to future programs and chapter events. If you have an idea for program topics or education and networking related opportunities for our members, please e-mail Mike Whittington at mike@mwadm.com or call him at 678-849-3101. The PCMA SE Program Committee welcomes your suggestions!!

Southeast Chapter