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Trade Show Poll - Aug '04

Discussion in 'The Voting Booth' started by Mike Labbe, Aug 5, 2004.

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Which show(s) have you attended or plan to attend?

  1. NONE

    2.6%
  2. DOES NOT APPLY

    2.6%
  3. Jan - Decor Expo Florida

    2.6%
  4. Jan - West Coast Art & Frame Show Vegas

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Feb - Spring Fair UK

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Feb - Quadrum SACA Italy

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Feb - Ambiente Frankfurt Germany

    3.9%
  8. Feb - Decor Expo/ArtExpo New York

    2.6%
  9. Feb - PMA/PPFA Show Orlando

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Mar - SMAC Expo Paris France

    3.9%
  11. Apr - 3 Stars Over Texas Show TX

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Apr - Decor Expo California '05 cancelled

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Apr - NRV Show Norway

    2.6%
  14. Apr - Northern Rockies Show - Montana

    17.1%
  15. May - East Coast Art & Frame Show - PA

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Aug - Melbourne Australia show

    47.4%
  17. Sep - Decor Expo/ArtExpo Atlanta

    1.3%
  18. Sep - Photokina Cologne, Germany

    2.6%
  19. Oct - AFEX Art & Framing Expo Toronto, Canada

    1.3%
  20. Oct - Art Framing Showcase NY

    3.9%
  21. Oct - PMA/PPFA Show Chicago

    1.3%
  22. Regional or distributor shows

    2.6%
  23. Regional PPFA meetings/shows

    1.3%
  24. OTHER (feel free to comment)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Mike Labbe

    Mike Labbe Member, Former moderator team volunteer

    With the big Atlanta show just around the corner, this month's poll asks which shows you attend and what you hope to get out of them.

    There are four questions in this poll. If you select OTHER, feel free to explain with a post. While votes are anonymous, your name will appear on any posts. Discussion is highly welcomed!

    1) Which shows have you attended or will you attend?
    2) Assuming most shows are about 3 days, how many days do you usually hit the show floor?
    3) What do you hope to get out of the show(s)?
    4) Would you or have you attend(ed) a casual grumbler or HH social gathering?

    Please click on VOTE to participate. Polling ends August 31st at 11:59pm.

    Mike

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  2. smitten

    smitten CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    On Question 3

    Anything I can, The NYC show has gone so far down hill it has become a real decision just to go.

    I wish the powers that be would get their acts together.
     
  3. JFeig

    JFeig SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Catalogues are fine; but, to see what is new and to actually touch the item or see how something fits in your hand is better. Or how sturdy it is made etc. etc.
     
  4. EllenAtHowards

    EllenAtHowards PFG, Picture Framing God

    Great! At least 36 grumblers in Atlanta at the Omni Bar! Woo hoo!
     
  5. Mike Labbe

    Mike Labbe Member, Former moderator team volunteer

    Has a day and time been set for the gathering? We still haven't booked our flights and hotel (because my parents are both in the hospital and probably will be for weeks), but HOPE to be there.

    Mike
     
  6. Framerguy

    Framerguy PFG, Picture Framing God

    Mike,

    We have met on Friday night in the past and also some of us diehards go back on Saturday night.

    Please don't get the idea that this is a drunken brawl type of party for Grumblers! The Omni bar is conveniently located to the WCC and they tolerate a large group of people, that is probably the main reasons that we meet there. I usually drink unsweet tea at the get-togethers and there is a pretty good buffet just off the bar where you can get a full meal if you choose.

    We all have a whole lot of fun at these meetings and it is the perfect place to network with other framers, meet new people, and place names to faces of those that you have seen on the Grumble. I would make an assessment that many of you have gotten more out of line on the Grumble in the past year than any of us will at the Omni bar meeting. (Well, Ellen may be the exception!!) :D

    So make plans to come and meet some really cool and interesting people on either Friday or Saturday nights at the Omni!! [​IMG]

    Framerguy
     
  7. Mike Labbe

    Mike Labbe Member, Former moderator team volunteer

    From the results so far, it looks like the Atlanta show will have a HUGE turnout.

    We hope to be there too...
     
  8. Mike Labbe

    Mike Labbe Member, Former moderator team volunteer

    We booked the flights and reservations today and will be there from the 10th-12th.

    It'll be nice to get away.

    Mike
     
  9. Barb Pelton

    Barb Pelton SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Mike,
    Hope your parents are OK.

    I'm also looking forward to getting away for a few days. It will be nice to meet you in person!
     
  10. Mike Labbe

    Mike Labbe Member, Former moderator team volunteer

    ~bumped~

    When the calendar says September, this will be no more.

    Please register your vote today

    Mike [​IMG]
     
  11. Mike Labbe

    Mike Labbe Member, Former moderator team volunteer

    Thanks to all for participating. Here are the results:

    Which show(s) have you attended or plan to attend?
    65% Sep - Decor Expo/ArtExpo Atlanta
    34% Regional PPFA meetings/shows
    33% Feb - Decor Expo/ArtExpo New York
    29% Jan - West Coast Art & Frame Show Vegas
    19% Feb - PMA/PPFA Show Orlando
    19% May - East Coast Art & Frame Show - PA
    14% Regional or distributor shows
    10% Oct - PMA/PPFA Show Chicago
    07% Oct - Art Framing Showcase NY
    06% Jan - Decor Expo Florida
    06% Oct - AFEX Art & Framing Expo Toronto, Canada
    05% Apr - 3 Stars Over Texas Show TX
    04% Apr - Northern Rockies Show - Montana
    04% OTHER (feel free to comment)
    02% Feb - Quadrum SACA Italy
    02% NONE
    01% Mar - SMAC Expo Paris France
    01% Aug - Melbourne Australia show
    01% Feb - Spring Fair UK
    01% Sep - Photokina Cologne, Germany


    Assuming most shows are 3 days, how many days do you usually hit the show floor?
    02% Does Not Apply
    25% One Day
    45% Two Days
    28% Three Days


    What do you hope to get out of the show(s)?
    78% Education/Training/Classes
    78% See the latest design trends

    70% Meet fellow framers
    69% Vendor "show specials" & sales
    54% Find misc supply vendors
    51% Find Moulding vendor
    49% Free samples
    46% Meet existing reps
    29% Find Art suppliers
    18% Find Merchandising vendor
    14% Find CMC matcutter vendor
    12% Find POS vendor
    12% Find Glass vendor
    12% Find Underpinner vendor
    11% Find Saw/Chopper vendor
    06% Find Matcutter vendor
    06% OTHER (feel free to comment)
    05% Join FramerSelect
    02% Join PPFA
    02% CPF Certification test
    02% Does Not Apply


    Would you attend a casual grumbler or hh social gathering?
    90% Yes - I would be interested

    07% No - I would not be interested
    02% Does Not Apply
     

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