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News from IBAA Conference 2013! (In Case You Missed it, News that Won't Stay in Vegas)

Happy Re-entry to those IBAA Members, Sponsors, and Speakers who attended our 16th Annual Conference October 18-19th, 2013 at the Luxor!

We had energizing content, ideas, ample networking and entertainment!

From our core group, to our "rookie members," all gained valuable insight in growing our businesses, and finding fresh ways to continue to attract the attention of clients and agencies to our captive medium.

Newest IBAA member, Brian Stafford, Union Indoor Billboards, Savannah, GA, summed it upperfectlywhen he emailed post conference:"I want to thank all the members at the IBAA conference for allowing me to join the group, and their willingness to help learn new tools to grow my indoor business. I registered for IBAA and the conference only 36 hours before it started and I felt like I had been there for years. The amount of knowledge that I received more than paid for my expenditures. I look forward to many more fellowships and conferences in the Future."

Key content focused on reaching regional agencies more effectively, and leveraging agency clients to add fresh business. Our "Media Buyers Roundtable" featuring input from season veteranDavid Crawford,SRDS/Kantar Media,Shelby Little, Media Director,R+W Advertising,Leith El Hassan,Circle Graphics OOHforGood.com, andBrian Wyatt,NewAd, provided insight in reaching, pitching and retaining fresh agency business.

Other conference presentations brought attention to new technology trends and opportunities in digital displays.Key event sponsor,John Wheating,Topaz Digital,shared cutting edge digital screen technology (use URL), andTom Schaeppi,IntoxBox, a bar-lifestyle digital/vending opportunity

We've also got a new IBAA President! Members duly elected Ruben Garcia, Johnny Boards as IBAA President. He'll be taking the leadership role from Tim Shoemaker, Headlines Indoor, who has done stellar job with the title the past two years. Ruben will be ably backed by new Vice President John Jolley, Big Guys Inc, Secretary Chuck Nelms, Strategic Indoor, and Treasurer Hugh Jolly, Graffiti Indoor.

Special thanks to our Conference Coordinator, David Turner, Johnny Advertising, for making the details of the event come together perfectly.

It's hard to believe, but we've even better news!

Stay tuned for a "Save the Date" notice as we're in planning stages to host our 2014 IBAA Conference This Spring!

(It's a secret, but it will he held in a City that allows legal gambling)

We're looking forward to harnessing the energy and ideas that came out of the conference sooner so stay tuned for more details and a "Save the Date" announcement!

Cheers to Indoor Advertising!

John Koenig

IBAA Director

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