EXHIB-IT! Hosts 10th Annual B2B Expo with Mayoral Candidates Meet & Greet

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Early Registration Ends Friday April 14th

April 12, 2017

Albuquerque, NM – In its 10th year, the annual EXHIB-IT! B2B Expo—New Mexico’s largest strategic networking and business-to-business event—will host a special 1-hour meet and greet session for attendees to speak one-on- one with all 2017 Albuquerque Mayoral Candidates. The B2B Expo will also bring back the highly successful CEO Roundtable Room, as well as the “Pay-it-Forward” Silent Auction, with all proceeds to benefit Victory Outreach Albuquerque. B2B Expo Early discounted registration for the 2017 Expo is now open.


In its 10th annual year, the B2B Expo will take place on April 25th at Isleta Resort & Casino and will feature over 125 Exhibitors made up of local businesses from across the state of New Mexico, representing over 40 different industries including:


Advertising/Public Relations, Business Associations, Food & Beverage, Healthcare Professionals, Hospitality & Tourism, Manufacturing & Distributing, Media Production & Distribution, Newspaper, Magazine & Book Publishing, Non-profits, Foundations & Philanthropists, Printing & Publishing, Private Equity & Investment Firms, Professional Services, Real Estate, Recreation / Live Entertainment, Religious Organizations/Clergy, Residential Construction, Retail Sales, Technology, Internet & IT, Telecom Services & Equipment.


More than 800 show-goers attended last year’s B2B Expo, and EXHIB-IT! is expecting an even larger crowd this year, with a goal of 1,200 in attendance. This will be the first year that the event will be hosted at the Isleta Resort & Casino. DJ Heckes, CEO of EXHIB-IT! says, “We look forward to hosting this meet and greet with Albuquerque’s mayoral candidates; in an election year, it is critical that we engage with our potential elected officials, and EXHIB-IT is proud to facilitate this opportunity between our future leaders and our Albuquerque business community.”


“If you want to strategically network, collaborate, connect to build synergy with other businesses leaders and elected officials in our community for economic development, you will not want to miss this event,” added Heckes. “The B2B Expo offers outstanding opportunities to do business and to support your local community at the same time. In addition to great business contacts, Raffle & Live Auction sponsors and donors from the business community have supported our contribution of more than $60,000 donated to local nonprofits.”


The popular “Pay-it-Forward” Raffle/Auction will be part of the B2B Expo for the 10th year.  All of the items for the Raffle/Auction are donated by local businesses looking to make a difference and positively impact the community through supporting nonprofits. To date, EXHIB-IT! has raised over $60,000 for various Albuquerque Nonprofits. This year all of the proceeds will benefit Victory Outreach Albuquerque. Visit B2B Expo Donate Info Page to support Victory Outreach Albuquerque and submit your donation today.


EXHIB-IT! is proud to announce an educational feature of the event—the CEO Roundtable Room, to empower local businesses and encourage economic growth and development through networking, technology and education. Beginning at 3:00pm, will be two 45-minute CEO Roundtable sessions, featuring notable community business leaders, including:

  • Maralyn Beck, Chief Executive Officer at BRAVE Social
  • Candace Beeke, Publisher of ABQ Business First
  • Mario Burgos, President and CEO of the Burgos Group
  • Dale R. Dekker, Founder of Dekker/Perich/Sabitini
  • Dennis Garcia Senior Vice President  of U.S. Bank
  • Mark Herman, CEO of Dion’s
  • Michelle Hernandez, Attorney at Modrall Sperling Lawyers
  • Steve McKee, CEO of McKee Wallwork + Co.
  • Victoria Salazar, Marketing Director  of Mark Pardo Salon & Spa
  • Toby Younis, Executive Producer of Videotero, LLC
  • Ernie C’DeBaca, VP of Convention & Tourism for AHCC, Facilitator


See below for List of 2017 Albuquerque Mayoral Candidates with Table Assignments.

Assigned Table Mayoral CandidateMeet & Greet Time
Table 1Deanna Archuleta4:00 – 5:00 PM
Table 2Elan Colello4:00 – 5:00 PM
Table 3Brian S. Colón4:00 – 5:00 PM
Table 4Lamont T. Davis4:00 – 5:00 PM
Table 5Michelle Garcia Holmes4:00 – 5:00 PM
Table 6Rachel Golden4:00 – 5:00 PM
Table 7Wayne Johnson4:00 – 5:00 PM
Table 8Timothy Keller4:00 – 5:00 PM
Table 9Dan Lewis4:00 – 5:00 PM
Table 10Scott Madison4:00 – 5:00 PM
Table 11Stella Padilla4:00 – 5:00 PM
Table 12Augustus “Gus” Pedrotty4:00 – 5:00 PM
Table 13Susan Wheeler-Deichsel4:00 – 5:00 PM
Table 14Ian Page4:00 – 5:00 PM
Table 15Jacob Shull4:00 – 5:00 PM

In addition to educational, philanthropic and networking opportunities, the B2B Expo consistently features cutting-edge technology, including interactive LIVE Social Media Stream & Photo Kiosks, a Text Message Scavenger Hunt, and much more. For 2017, EXHIB-IT! has partnered with Action Audio, AW Technical Solutions, Videotero and King Mobile Music to present innovative technology and to give attendees an interactive experience.
CEO Roundtables will begin at 2:00 PM, followed by both the Mayoral Meet & Greet beginning at 4:00 PM, and the main event from 4:00-8:00 PM. Registration is now open for attendees at a $12 discount on RSVPs to the B2B Expo through April 12, 2017. Prospective Raffle/Auction sponsors may get more information and register at: Live Auction Donate Now Registration. For a Floor Plan and a complete list and schedule of 2017 B2B Expo, visit: http://b2bexponm.com/


About EXHIB-IT! 
EXHIB-IT! is a design and display company with over 23 years’ experience in specializing in high quality trade show displays and trade show management services. Industry thought leader and EXHIB-IT! CEO, DJ Heckes has prioritized customer education as a core company value by publishing hundreds of helpful blog posts, online newsletters, white papers on tradeshow related topics and her books Full BRAIN Marketing and The NOISE Behind Business – How to Make Tradeshows Work! http://www.exhib-it.com.

EXHIB-IT!’s B2B Expo is New Mexico’s premier networking event. The event’s mission is to foster economic development by creating a prosperous learning environment through a network of leaders. To find out more about the B2B Expo visit http://b2bexponm.com/.

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