Greetings CSI Memphis!
For 2017, I have volunteered to take up the heavy burden of planning the 2017 BUILD/IT Products Display Show from Scott Guidry. I am very excited to take on this task and I am fully aware of its importance. The 2017 show is made more important by the Gulf States Region Conference. Thankfully, I will not be taking on this task alone. Our current Past President, Mike Zielinski, has volunteered to assist me in the major planning efforts and we have formed a committee consisting of Hans Faulhaber, Julie Fleming, Susan Evans, and Ben Avant. We are confident that we will have a successful event.
This year’s BUILD/IT show will take place at the Columns of One Commerce Square on Thursday, April 20, 2017. The CSI Gulf States Region Conference will continue through Saturday, April 22 at Springhill Suites in Court Square. We’ve booked an excellent keynote speaker for BUILD/IT and have several other great events lined up for the weekend. I encourage you all to go to click the logo above to go the BUILD/IT Page to learn more about the speakers and venues.
As you are all aware, the annual products display show benefits the Dempsie B. Morrison Scholarship Fund. In 2017, we plan on filling fifty vendor booths at BUILD/IT and we have a lofty sponsorship goal. I would like to encourage our membership to help us pursue these goals. Encourage your company to become a vendor or a sponsor. We have created a wide range of sponsorship levels starting at $250 and we hope that the increased audience of the Gulf States Region will encourage businesses of all sizes to participate. So far, we have eighteen reserved booths, a handful of sponsors, and several verbal commitments. I would be extremely happy if we reserve all fifty booths by the end of January.
Again, please check out the BUILD/IT webpage to learn more about next year’s show or to download the vendor and sponsor registration packet. With your help, we are sure to have a successful event.
Jeffrey Parnell, CSI, Associate AIA