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Summits to feature luncheon guest speaker

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  • Mon 20th August 2007, 10:38 am

Who doesn’t like a pat on the back for a job well done? But how often do you publicly recognize an employee for outstanding results?
Not often enough, according to Chester Elton, co-author of the popular book The Carrot Principle. He will be the luncheon speaker at the 2008 Commercial Construction Show’s three executive summit programs, which are scheduled for Tuesday, June 3, as part of Retail Construction Expo, Healthcare Building Expo and Hospitality Construction Expo. The day-long programs bring together industry executives for an in-depth program on a critical industry topic.
According to event producers, each executive summit will be held in separate rooms, but the attendees will come together for this special luncheon program.
The 2008 Commercial Construction Show will be held June 3-5 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. The event brings together design, construction and facilities maintenance executives for three days of educational programs, networking opportunities and an exhibition hall of nearly 300 product and service providers. The event is owned and produced by D&D Communications Group LLC.
Elton’s interactive luncheon presentation will highlight the Tuesday, June 3, program. Elton is a popular speaker/consultant for Fortune 500 firms as well as a regular guest on CNN and National Public Radio. He has also co-authored other books, including The 24-Carrot Manager.
All summit attendees will receive a complementary copy of The Carrot Principle. The book, co-authored with Adrian Gostick, is based on the research from a 10-year study of 200,000 managers and employees on how the best managers use recognition to engage their people, retain talent and accelerate performance.
As a motivation expert, Elton has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and Fast Company magazine and has been profiled in The New York Times. He has been a guest on NBC’s Today Show, CNN’s Business Unusual and on National Public Radio. Elton is vice president of performance recognition with the O.C. Tanner Recognition Co.
Elton’s luncheon presentation will focus on how to build a stronger, more loyal workforce and more profitable company by developing a program that regularly rewards your employees.
“Since our magazines and expos focus on the critical relationships to complete successful projects, we thought it would be attractive to our participants to bring in a speaker who can present a stimulating and important part of the equation,” said Dave Doucette, vice president of D&D Communications Group LLC.
“Elton’s book is a great motivator and his lunch presentation should encourage all of us to improve this part of the management process,” Doucette said.
Elton will discuss the reasons why employee recognition is important, as well as outline ways to build recognition into the corporate DNA. And it’s more than a box of donuts on Friday.
“Be sure to make the distinction between gifts and awards,” Elton told Incentive magazine in an interview. “People don’t remember what their spouse gave them last year for their birthday, but they remember every award they won in high school.
“What’s the difference? The award was presented to them.”
For more information on the executive summits and the Commercial Construction Show, visit www.cc-show.net.

2007 show sets attendance, exhibitor records

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  • Fri 1st June 2007, 3:08 pm

The 2007 Commercial Construction Show set records for buyer attendance and exhibition hall size at the mid-May event in Chicago.
The show, owned and produced by D&D Communications Group LLC, is the host event for Retail Construction Expo, Healthcare Building Expo and Hospitality Construction Expo. The three-day program included industry-specific executive summits, extensive seminar programs, networking events and 275 exhibiting companies.
“The response from exhibitors and attendees confirms that the new format is the way to go,” said David Corson, president of D&D Communications Group LLC. “This year’s growth points the way to an even-larger event next year.”
The 2008 Commercial Construction Show will be held June 3-5 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.
The 2007 exhibition hall was more than 30 percent larger than 2006 and buyer registration jumped 45 percent, according to show producers. Several seminars and the Retail Summit sold out in advance of the show.
“We look forward to bringing the show to Orlando,” said Dave Doucette, vice president of D&D Communications Group LLC. “We believe that moving the show from mid-May to early June puts the show in a better timeframe, away from many industry events that routinely happen in May.”
Show officials said that while much of the 2008 exhibit hall space is already sold, there are still many good booth locations available. For information on exhibiting at the 2008 Commercial Construction Show, contact Dustin Dozier at 770.781.2501 or visit www.cc-show.net.

Retail Summit is sold out!

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  • Mon 16th April 2007, 10:32 am

The Retail Summit at this year`s Commercial Construction Show in May is sold out in advance of the date for the second consecutive year.
There are still seats available for the Healthcare Summit and the Hospitality Summit, according to show organizers. Seating at each of the summits is limited to 100.
Also, seats are sill availalable at all of the regular seminar programs at the show.

Exhibition hall is sold out

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  • Wed 14th March 2007, 9:06 am

The exhibition hall at the Commercial Construction Show is now sold out. There is no more space.
And, the show floor is nearly one-third larger than last year`s event.
However, there are still sponsorship opportunities available. Sponsors get a presence at the show, publicity in the magazines as well as a spot in line to select booth space for the 2008 show.
For more information on the sponsorship opportunities, contact Dustin Dozier at 770.781.2501 or by e-mail at dd1@ddcomgroup.com.