NASF SUR/FIN Booth Registration Underway
The event will be June 3-5, in the Rosemont area of Chicago. NASF is expanding its current partnership with Gardner Business Media and Products Finishing to ensure that SUR/FIN continues to be recognized worldwide as the leading surface technology exhibition and conference in North America.
Planning for NASF SUR/FIN 2019 in Chicago is now underway. The event will be held June 3-5, in the Rosemont area. Booth registration began September 24.
There are several changes in store for the 2019 event, the first of which is that events manager Cheryl Clark has left the National Association for Surface Finishing to pursue a new career opportunity, and the NASF is expanding its current partnership with Gardner Business Media and Products Finishing to ensure that SUR/FIN continues to be recognized worldwide as the leading surface technology exhibition and conference in North America.
The NASF and Gardner are working together on booth sales and event management, with an aim to provide exhibitors with the best customer experience possible, making use of Gardner’s Map Your Show exhibitor booth app and marketing initiatives designed to reach a broader base of conference attendees.GBM will help facilitate booth sales, payments and event planning for both the exhibit floor and the conference.
“We see some new opportunities ahead for the association and the industry, particularly in building a larger network of exhibitors and attendees from across the value chain,” says Steve Smith, chair of the SUR/FIN Steering Committee. “The NASF’s partnership with Gardner has grown over time, and this is a solid next step to ensure we have an excellent show and conference.”
Brad Durkin, who chairs the NASF Technology Advisory Committee, says his group is focused on continuing to bring forth excellent speakers and discussion on topics of importance to the entire surface finishing industry. “We’re looking forward to the continued advancement and success of the event’s technology, compliance and market sessions,” he says.
Gardner Business Media and Products Finishing are enthusiastic as well.
“Gardner is excited about this opportunity to work with NASF on SUR/FIN 2019. Leveraging our market knowledge and event know-how with NASF, we hope to continue the tradition of excellence for the benefit of the surface finishing industry,” says Todd Luciano, publisher of Products Finishing.
The new NASF SUR/FIN exhibit coordinator is Ellen Durchholz, who will help exhibitors with booth applications, assignments and other information. She has been with Gardner for nearly eight years, with experience as an account manager for Map Your Show and as event coordinator for other Gardner’s brands. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-338-2191.