Showcare Newsletter – Spring 2013

Showlead Mobile App Takes Off for The NAFEM Show

Favourable adoption of Showlead Mobile, Showare’s mobile lead retrieval app, paved the way for fantastic lead retrieval usage at The NAFEM Show again this past February. Lead retrieval has been strong at this event for the past several years but this year saw the lead retrieval usage rate shoot up by an average of 16% over the past three NAFEM Shows, in large part stimulated by the introduction of Showlead Mobile.

Just under 20% of lead retrieval users at The NAFEM Show choose to use the app over a physical device as their lead gathering tool. This represents a significant change for a group that has historically shown very stable behavior over the past several years. Primary drivers to selecting Showlead Mobile were the ability to access the app prior to the Show (with nothing to return post-Show), a more fluid line of communication with the contacts made at the Show, as well as the reduced investment cost / improved ROI available through this alternative.

If Showlead Mobile is not already part of your event’s lead retrieval package, we hope you will consider including it for your exhibitors in the year(s) ahead.

Showcare Announces Pre-launch of ShowConnect

We are delighted to make this first public announcement of the soon-to-be released networking and communications module, ShowConnect. Providing participant-to-participant meeting scheduling, including hosted-buyer functionality, ShowConnect will be available for public demonstration and official launch at ASAE’s Springtime Conference in May. We look forward to hopefully seeing you there and, providing you the first glance. If you won’t be making it to Springtime, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us to schedule an online demonstration following its release.

Showcare Confirms its Participation at the Following Summer Trade Show Industry Events:

May 16 ASAE’s Springtime Expo, Washington, DC, booth 3007

June 12-13
AIBTM Chicago, IL, booth 980

June 23-26
ESCA Summer Education Conference, Carlsbad, CA

June 23-25
CAEM Annual Conference, Niagara Falls, ON

We hope to see you there and look forward to showing you how Showcare can help streamline your event registration and housing processes.

15 Years With Showcare – Now That’s Dedication!

In March Showcare is pleased to celebrate the 15-year anniversary of two of its staff members, Julie Romanetti and Victor Souza!

Julie began her career with then Laser Registration way back in 1998 as a Customer Service Agent and followed the natural path to Assistant Project Manager, then to Project Manager and Account Director. Her analytical skills and ability to see the big picture were a perfect match for the requirements of event housing and, in 2008, Julie was promoted to Housing Director. In addition to overseeing Showcare’s housing activity, Julie continues to lead the relationship directly with some events including the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) International Convention, National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) Annual Meeting, The Movement Disorder Society International Congress, and the NATPE Market.

Victor joined Showcare in 1998 and has continuously been an integral part of the day-to-day service to our customers. As a Senior Manager, he is currently responsible for the operations of our in-house Production & Graphics department. In his role, Victor manages the successful design, production and fulfillment of literally hundreds of thousands of mailed badges, CEU certificates & letters each season. Victor is very much a “Hands-on Manager” acting as the main point of contact for many of our external vendor relationships where he remains a very active negotiator in order to ensure that our costs and quality of product always meet or exceed our customer expectations.

Thank you to both Julie and Victor for their immense contribution to Showcare’s success over the past 15 years.

Showcare Staff Additions

We are pleased to welcome 6 new staff members who have joined the Showcare team since last fall:
  • Catherine Salomone (Account Coordinator)
  • Derek Van Munster (Project Manager)
  • Gareth Taylor (Project Manager)
  • Nisa Bullock (Customer Service Center Representative)
  • Brandon Groves (Customer Service Center Representative)
  • Lloyd Lavoie (Customer Service Center Representative)
We are also delighted to announce the promotion of Christina Rushton to the role of Project Manager. Congratulations Christina. Keep up the great work!

New Events in 2013

Showcare is extremely proud to have been chosen to support the registration needs of the following events for the first time in 2013:
  • National Black MBA Association Conference & Expo
  • National Council for Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting and 3 Regional Conferences
  • Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education Summer Conference
  • DevIntersection Spring Conference
  • Early Warning Summit
  • Tupelo Furniture Markets, Spring and Fall
  • American Electric Power BRO Forum
  • American Society for Quality Quest for Excellence Conference
  • The Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers Grocery Innovations Canada
  • The Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers Grocery Showcase West
  • ROC Exhibitions’ Critical Facilities Summit
  • NATPE Market
  • World Allergy Organization (WAO) Symposium on Immunotherapy and Biologics
Thank you to all our new client partners. We earnestly look forward to serving your needs this year and in the years ahead.

Join us on Facebook!

As social media integration is a prevalent feature of our registration solutions, we decided to walk the talk and share more about the Showcare family on Facebook, as well as provide real life stories about our products and services.

We invite you to like us and be part of the Showcare family on Facebook by using the following link:

For more information please email us at and one of our dedicated service professionals will be happy to listen to your needs and recommend the best solution possible.

At Showcare Event Solutions, we are constantly focused at making event planning easier, exhibiting more rewarding and attending more productive.