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The 2013 B2B Industry Show is right around the corner, coming up March 19 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia and featuring an exciting keynote address from Men’s Wearhouse founder George Zimmer.

This year’s exhibition hall will feature booths from nearly 50 local companies, setting the stage for great networking opportunities in the SCV business community.

The day kicks off with a keynote luncheon at 11:30 a.m., featuring Zimmer, Men’s Wearhouse’s founder and executive chairman. A dynamic entrepreneur, Zimmer will share some of the secrets of his success since founding the popular menswear chain 40 years ago.

After the luncheon, the trade show floor will be open through the afternoon. Attendees are encouraged to pick up and a complete a “B2B Passport”, with prizes being given out for the most “stamps” collected. Passport prizes – ranging from a night’s stay at the Hyatt to vital business services – will be announced during the VIP reception, starting at 5:30 p.m. and featuring drinks at the B2B Lava Lounge and plenty of opportunity for after-hours networking.

“My target is to reach other businesses in the SCV and develop long-term relationships. The B2B show has definitely allowed me to do that,” said Deborah Grandinetti of Valencia-based Payroll Providers. She said while she views the B2B show as primarily a networking opportunity, she has repeatedly garnered new clients there.

That is just one of the strengths of the B2B show, according to Kathy Norris, president and CEO of VIA.

“More than ever, personal connections are one of the most vital foundational elements in a business relationship,” she said. “The B2B show provides an atmosphere where professionals can make face-to-face connections and lay the groundwork for doing business together.”

Tickets are still just $99, which includes the keynote luncheon, access to the trade show and the VIP reception. Entrance to the trade show only is $25.

The B2B show takes the place of the regular monthly VIA luncheon. The next regular luncheon is scheduled for April 16 at the Valencia Country Club.

To purchase tickets to the 2013 B2B Industry Show or for more information, call (661) 294-8088 or email Kathy@via.org.

The Valley Industry Association of Santa Clarita represents business interests throughout the Santa Clarita Valley, providing members the opportunity to network and collaborate on a broad range of business issues. More information about VIA is available at www.via.org.

 

Don’t miss this opportunity!
Join us for VIA’s 2013 B2B Industry Show!
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Hyatt Regency Valencia

24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia, 91355

 

SHOW SCHEDULE
11:45 AM  – 1:00 PM – B2B Keynote Luncheon with George Zimmer.

$99 tickets are your all inclusive pass to the Luncheon, Trade Show Exhibits and Lava Lounge, VIP Reception!  RESERVE YOUR SPACE NOW

1:00 PM  – 7:30 PM – Trade Show Exhibits are open
5:00 PM  – 7:30 PM – The “Lava Lounge” VIP Reception includes music, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and the opportunity to meet and build relationships with 250+ CEOs, Presidents, Business Owners and Key Contacts from the SCV and beyond.   Only $25.00 per person

 

The B2B Exhibits will be open to visit during the reception.

 

Questions?  Additional Information?

 

Contact: admin@via.org or (661) 294-8088

 

VIP Reception Sponsored By:

American Business Machines, City of Santa Clarita

Six Flags Magic Mountain, Southern California Edison

Keynote Sponsors:

Bayless Engineering & Manufacturing, Logix Federal Credit Union

Additional 2013 Sponsors:

California United Bank, KHTS – Home Town Station, SCVTV,

M.D. Commercial Cleaning, San Fernando Valley Business Journal,

The Signal/SCV Business Journal, SOS Entertainment

Contributors:

Mellady Direct Marketing, High Impact Event Resources

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