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ISA Hosts Two Industry Events in July: Supplier/Distributor Conference and Central Sign Show

Posted: 06/27/2008

ISA Hosts Two Industry Events in July: Supplier/Distributor Conference and Central Sign Show

Alexandria, VA - June 27, 2008 --

The International Sign Association (ISA) will present its second annual Supplier/Distributor Conference July 29-30, 2008, at the Hilton Lisle Hotel in Naperville, Ill., just 30 minutes from O'Hare International Airport. The event will feature a slate of experts speaking on a wide range of topics specifically of interest to companies that sell to sign manufacturers.

“We have carefully designed the entire conference to address the unique interests of suppliers and distributors to the on-premise sign industry,” said ISA President and CEO Lori Anderson. “The full agenda of educational and networking activities is aimed at helping this industry segment to increase sales and follow up on sales leads generated at the ISA Expo in Orlando, gain business intelligence and technology to boost their bottom line, and learn more about the industry supply chain.”

Special events during the conference include a networking lunch, an open forum industry roundtable and idea exchange, plus numerous informative educational sessions, including:

International Sign Expo – the Inside Skinny
Red Meets Blue: A Left to Right Perspective on the 2008 Election
Increase Your B2B Matchmaking at the ISA Expo
Going Green – What Does It Mean?
ISA: The State of the Association
What Sales and Marketing Executives Need to Know About Their Supply Chains
Capture, Collect and Manage Your Sales Leads – How to Convert Leads into Sales

The educational sessions will be followed by ISA's Supplier and Distributor divisions' annual meeting.

Following the conclusion of the Supplier/Distributor Conference, ISA and the Central Sign Council will host this year’s Central Sign Show. Taking place July 31 – August 2 at the same Naperville, Ill., location, the exposition will feature a tabletop exhibit hall and several educational sessions from ISA's popular Discovery Seminar Series.

Other events include an opening reception, golf outing, and a silent auction supporting the Illinois Sign Association’s Scholarship and Education Fund. Exhibit spaces still remain for the Central Sign Show. Contact Mellisa Cooper at (703) 836-5685 or e-mail [email protected] for more information.

To register for both events, go to