Wednesday, January 14, 2009

ATTN: FPC members and participants in the Florida Cluster grouping for PW09

Please note the information below and attached from SPIE. The PW10 show will be in San Francisco’s Moscone Center, and the cluster grouping may be able to expand from the limitations in the San Jose venue. If you plan to exhibit in the show and have interest in participating the Florida Cluster grouping, which provides a discount and other benefits, please put in an Early Bird contract and indicate "Florida Cluster" on your contract.

Jim Pearson
FPC Executive Director

Cluster/Pavilion Group Future Planning for Photonics West 2010

While Photonics West 2009 is two weeks out, the SPIE Exhibitions Dept is already planning for the next January’s Photonics West 2010 move to San Francisco’s Moscone Center. I am contacting you regarding the coordination of your Cluster or Pavilion Group and to share the attached 2010 Group Proposal for Photonics West (PW10). SPIE wants to offer Clusters /Pavilions the opportunity to continue exhibiting at Photonics West and receive valuable group benefits and discounts.
Future Planning for 2010:

Returning Cluster Group Members and Pavilion Organizers must sign up by the Early Bird deadline, 12 March 2009, 6 weeks after the show. We do have growth rules in place for PW10, which are also outlined on the 2010 proposal. (attached).

SPIE offers 2 unique ways to exhibit, Pavilions & Neighborhood Cluster Groups.
Action Items for forming a 2010 Cluster:

  • Begin contacting your companies to determine who will participate and what option the Group wants to sign up for.
  • If a Neighborhood Cluster Group is planned, then have each company designate to be part of your Cluster on their Exhibition Contract.
  • Contracts and deposits must be submitted to SPIE by 12 March.
  • A final list of your PW09 Cluster/Pavilion participants will be sent to you in mid February.

Assignments for 2010--We will review positioning of Cluster/Pavilion Groups in April 2009 depending on size and priority points accumulated. If you have questions on your 2010 location, please contact us onsite or by email,
By providing this information to you ahead of time, we hope you have time to check with companies onsite and start the process rolling. Early Bird Contracts will be handed out onsite and sent in the mail to each exhibitor.

Check with me, Diane Cline, Michele Hurst or Roberta Hart if questions arise. We look forward to a successful week! Safe travels to all.

Best Regards,
Cathy DeVries

Cathy DeVries
Exhibitions Manager, SPIE Exhibitions Department
Tel: +1 360 676 3290
Direct: +1 360 685 5424
Fax: +1 360 647 1445

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