Orange County Convention Center

2014 Top Public Event Winners

Abilities Expo – New York Metro
2-4 May 2014
New York Metro Area (New Jersey Convention & Expo Center)
5NET4 Productions, LLC, Producer

Abilities Expo – New York Metro is recognized as an IAEE 2014 Top Public Event for community engagement, unparalleled attendee experiences and innovative marketing initiatives. Show management engages with the community through an “ambassador” program; connecting with members of the local community with disabilities. Attendee experiences are a high priority for show management as they work hard to identify and provide products and services that are meaningful for every disability group possible. Abilities Expo uses it online presence to promote the events to both exhibitors and attendees and to continually expand its opportunities to connect with the community.

26-27 April 2014
Dallas, Texas (Fair Park)
Earth Day Texas, Producer

Earth Day Texas is recognized as an IAEE 2014 Top Public Event for innovative marketing/public relations initiatives, exceptional volunteer outreach and high caliber education opportunities. An Earth Day Texas App (EDTx App) was designed to provide up-to-date event information to mobile users. Not only does it provide event details, but it goes a step further and provides current statewide environmental conditions including: ozone levels, reservoir levels, water usage guidelines and consumer tips and news. Another noteworthy item was the development of a social media campaign targeted to the Hispanic and Young Professionals demographics which resulted in an 8,700+ page “like” increase with an engagement rate of 2.13%.