Thursday, November 5, 2015

AIHA Fall Conference 2015 according to @pidgirl

 We're a long time exhibitor at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition. In fact, we got our start in industrial hygiene instrumentation back in 1973. As our marketing program evolves, I've been seeking smaller venues that are more networking and presence based. The New England Local Section of American Industrial Hygiene Association provides this small venue that is vendor friendly at their all-day technical conference (they do this at a handful of local section monthly meetings as well). I'd heard some buzz about the AIHA Fall Conference (AIHAFC),when I was in Salt Lake City at the National meeting earlier this year, that the Fall conference is "a really intimate experience" and that "totally different people attend the Fall conference". I just had to check it out.

I tweeted my friend, @Rosenow, and asked if there were vendor opportunities at the Fall conference in Orlando, FL. Turns out, there were. I signed up to be a "Silver Level Sponsor" which entitled me to a registration, a high-boy table in "The Hub" where I could showcase my products, myriad signage with my hnu logo, product description in the printed program, banner ads on the AIHAFC web pages and some Facebook and Twitter tagging/mentioning pre-meeting.

Here's what I brought with me to show:

The most interest was in our continuous analyzers for area or fenceline monitoring and our NEW! truly portable GC available in a box configuration shown above.

At the networking breakfast on Monday morning, I "met my match" while sipping coffee and listening to the AIHA Career Stages program. See my tweet about it below.

They fed us well at AIHAFC. I especially enjoyed the networking focus of the conference with the breakfast and lunch presentation series and discussions. I also liked that the attendees were funneled through "The Hub" where the event sponsors were located, including the coffee breaks and most notably, the Monday evening cocktail hour. 
It was fantastic to have dedicated exhibit time. It allowed me to attend sessions; something that I usually cannot do when I'm exhibiting solo at a larger conference. 

It was a wonderful experience and one that we'll be adding to our repertoire. See you in San Antonio!

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