In Their Words
Exhibitor Comments About the 2014 Show
Younger crowd that seemed eager for a scuba vacation.
Sandy Everett, United Airlines
For us the consumer attendance was key! Some of the other shows were so poorly attended this year it was difficult to see the benefit in spending the time and resources to attend. However the Scuba Show is being promoted to consumers is working and we are appreciative of the efforts made.
Lauren Schuil, Aqua Lung
Attendence is the key for any show. Promotion of the show from the organizar is crucial. Getting the right people in to the show is what makes or breaks a show. Seems like you got it right.
Timothy Massimino, Scuba Club Cozumel
The venue and diversity of both the exhibitors and attendees. Had a great time!
Jennifer Savage, Ocean Conservancy
Really like that you reached out to non-divers to create interest in diving. I had a lot of people ask me about getting certified. That is was well marketed throughout CA and AZ and brought in a diversified audience. Most of the attendees came with an agenda and were ready to buy. The show was great, enjoyed working it and it did generate business for the resort
Barbara Seidel, Maduro / Captain Don’s Habitat
Great selection of exhibtors!
Barry Rosenthal, OpticsDirect
Nice job great show. Loved your use of social media this year.
Chris Lubba, Palau Dive Adventures
I’ve been exhibiting at dive consumer shows for over 20 years and this was, hands down, singularly the best show I’ve ever seen. The quality and quantity of attendees was superb as was show organization.
John Boozer, Atlantis Philippines – Dive Resorts & Liveaboards
Excellant advertising and overall service from everyone. I liked that I could set up on Friday morning. Looking forward to next year. Thank you for all the hard work you put into making this show happen.
Donna Lattin, South Pacific Island Travel
Mark Young excellent in getting the job done. His staff fantastic. I know that we were a late add on so it was a bit confusing. Just the confusion of what was included, however that was not your fault. Mix communication. The show was great.
Terry Farnham, Unique Vacations / Sandals Resorts
Excellent attendance and those that were attending were asking good questions. Carpeting makes the show look classier. Having name badges in advance was great. Earlier setup was great
Ed Buckley, St. Croix Ultimate Bluewater Adventures
Very well organized, good attendance.
Steve Weaver, Dream Weaver Travel
Show times are great, just the right length. Great numbers through the door
Ange Amon, Lissenung Island Resort
The new look and feel of the show were encouraging.
Show location at the LB Convention Center is ideal for the area.
Neil Van Niekerk, Southern Cross Club
I appreciate how responsive you are to emails and the money saving tip to do move out on Monday for a reduced rate. The Long Beach convention center area has it all. Lodging and restaurants that are close to the exhibit hall. That point makes it a favorite. You guys are running the best show in the industry. Keep up the good work.
Julie Clarke-Bush, Reef & Rainforest
I think this was the best show of the season. Exhibitor services were very helpful.
Bonnie Hanley, Divi Resorts
Attendee quality and numbers. Good info. sent out in the lead up to the show. Excellent staff. As I was alone on the stand a staff member even offered to man the booth to give me a break !
Richard Akhtar, Matava
What a great show! Putting us non-profits in the hallway en route to the entrance was a stroke of brilliance. thank you.
Brian Meux, Los Angeles Waterkeeper
The marketing program appeared to have improved the attendance.
Being able to get into the convention center at 9:00 on Friday was a big improvement. Having a trash provided in the booth without a fee was nice.
Allen Martin, Sea Robin Cozumel
The show looked great this year and it seemed to be busier than 2012. There seemed to be good traffic and buzz throughout the weekend. The show seemed to be more organized and together with higher energy. I’m looking forward to next year.
The fact that we could do the move out on Monday, avoiding overtime was great! I am still not sure about the union regulation changes, but suppose we will need to plan on budgeting for the future.
Great job with the show this year and I am looking forward to planning for 2014.
Linda Silver, PADI