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Permanent link  Midwinter Meeting ranked top 250 trade show

03/31/2014

The 2013 Midwinter Meeting has been named one of the top 250 trade shows in the United States by the Trade Show News Network (TSNN).

 

 

2013 TSSN Top 250 Badge

 

Culled from show management and data supplied to TSNN, the list represents the top 250 trade shows held last year in the U.S. ranked by net square footage. The Midwinter Meeting posted 168,960 square feet, filled by 672 exhibitors, 8,662 exhibit personnel, and 21,290 other attendees Feb. 21-23, 2013.

The Midwinter Meeting was the highest ranked dental meeting on the TSNN list, at No. 130. Other dental meetings on the list were the Greater New York Dental Meeting at (No.146, with 156,615 square feet) and the Yankee Dental Congress (No. 200, with 93,700 square feet). The Consumer Electronic Association’s massive International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas topped the list for the second year in a row.

The city with the most shows on the 2013 TSNN Top 250 Trade Show list was Las Vegas, with 53. Chicago scored the second most number of shows on the list in 2013, with 29, followed by Orlando, with 24

January was the busiest month in 2013 for shows, with 29, followed closely by February and March, both with 28. The slowest month of the year, as usual, was December, with seven shows on the list.

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Permanent link  Midwinter Meeting ranked top 250 trade show

03/31/2014

The 2013 Midwinter Meeting has been named one of the top 250 trade shows in the United States by the Trade Show News Network (TSNN).

 

 

2013 TSSN Top 250 Badge

 

Culled from show management and data supplied to TSNN, the list represents the top 250 trade shows held last year in the U.S. ranked by net square footage. The Midwinter Meeting posted 168,960 square feet, filled by 672 exhibitors, 8,662 exhibit personnel, and 21,290 other attendees Feb. 21-23, 2013.

The Midwinter Meeting was the highest ranked dental meeting on the TSNN list, at No. 130. Other dental meetings on the list were the Greater New York Dental Meeting at (No.146, with 156,615 square feet) and the Yankee Dental Congress (No. 200, with 93,700 square feet). The Consumer Electronic Association’s massive International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas topped the list for the second year in a row.

The city with the most shows on the 2013 TSNN Top 250 Trade Show list was Las Vegas, with 53. Chicago scored the second most number of shows on the list in 2013, with 29, followed by Orlando, with 24

January was the busiest month in 2013 for shows, with 29, followed closely by February and March, both with 28. The slowest month of the year, as usual, was December, with seven shows on the list.

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Permanent link  CDS Foundation thanks raffle sponsors

03/04/2014

The 15 winners of the CDS Foundation’s 2014 Midwinter Meeting raffle have been notified, and they are a very excited group! The CDS Foundation Board of Directors thanks all who stopped by its booth in the Exhibit Hall Feb. 20-22 to purchase a raffle ticket.

The CDS Foundation also sends out tremendous thanks to donors who provided the sought-after prizes:

 

  • Bisco Dental Products
  • Dr. Kimberley Bolden
  • Bosworth Company
  • The CDS Foundation
  • Ms. Robin Gathman
  • Dr. Mary Hayes
  • Henry Schein Dental
  • Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co.
  • Lang Dental Mfg. Co., Inc.
  • Dr. Barbara Mousel
  • Patterson Dental
  • Whip Mix Corporation

 

Further questions about the raffle and the CDS Foundation can be directed to the interim executive director Kathy Bell at 312.836.7301 or kbell@cdsfound.org

 

 

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Permanent link  International guests come out on top

02/26/2014

The 149th Midwinter Meeting welcomed 1,351 international attendees representing 82 countries, from Albania to Venezuela. Many of them stopped by the International Lounge for a break in the action.

Those who did were entered in a raffle. CDS congratulates winners Juliano Facioli, of Brazil, and Jean Charles Rivioire, of France.

“We are grateful for all those attendees and exhibitors who traveled from distant lands to help make the Midwinter Meeting a truly international success,” said CDS past president David Fulton Jr.

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Permanent link  Mentorship luncheon supplements clinical education

02/22/2014

2014 Mentorship LuncheonLongtime Chicago Dental Society volunteer Salvatore Storniolo held court over lunch. At a table filled with dental students, conversation included Game of Thrones, the Oscar nominees for Best Picture and the wisdom he’s gained through 26 years in dentistry.

“I think of myself in your shoes 27 years ago, and I can say it was scary. There were a lot of mixed emotions,” he told the students with whom he shared a lunch table. “But what you’ve got to realize is that it’s all there for the taking. You just need to figure out what kind of dentist you want to be. And you must get involved; networking is the key.”

Dr. Storniolo was one of many CDS volunteers who made time Thursday, Feb. 20, to attend the Mentor Luncheon. Held annually at the Midwinter Meeting , the event paired practicing dentists with dental students for camaraderie.

They agreed that their time together was a valuable part of their Midwinter Meeting experience.

“As dental students we spend so much time in class and lab, but there is no instruction on how to be a dentist in the real world,” said second year dental student Jeri McCombs, who lunched with dentist Victoria Ursitti. “That’s where organized dentistry comes in for students. It’s really neat to meet people at events like this and talk about tangible career goals.”

Dr. Ursitti agreed that networking events like the Mentorship Luncheon would have enhanced her experience as young dentist; she volunteers today so that others benefit from her experience.

“It would have been nice to have had someone to ask ‘what do you use for scheduling software?’ or ‘what kind of clinical software do you like?’ Running a business is not just clinical,” Dr. Ursitti said. “The personal contacts here are fantastic, but as a young dentist I think you need someone to put their arm out and invite you to do something, and I think I have a lot of offer in that way.”

Second year dental student Shauvik Ponnusamy found that kind of camaraderie in his relationship with CDS member Dean Nicholas. Mr. Ponnusamy shadowed Dr. Nicholas in the office to supplement his clinical instruction; he most enjoyed the way Dr. Nicholas interacts with patients.

“He makes everyone laugh,” Mr. Ponnusamy said. “It was great to see how he made connections with patients, which is not something they teach in dental school. And when we started endo at school, it was nice to hear him say ‘it’s going to be okay, there is a light at the end of the tunnel,’ and hear his reassurance and feel that camaraderie.”

Mr. Ponnusamy encouraged his peers to seek out the mentorship program.

“Take initiative. Small steps make a big difference in learning about how to manage outside of class when it comes to things like finances and debt and continuing education.”

His classmate Punita Shukla agreed.

“You can’t do one without the other: go to school and talk to a mentor. This is the base for your future,” she said.

Find more photos from this and other 2014 Midwinter Meeting events on Flickr.

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