In addition to its longstanding
tradition of having Internet kiosks available, TNNA debuts complimentary
charging stations and a special smartphone trade show app.
ZANESVILLE, OH — When vendors, teachers and attendees trek
to Columbus, Ohio, next month for The National NeedleArts Association’s (TNNA’s)
Summer NeedleArts Trade Show, they can rest assured that the association has
their electronic needs covered. Just as in shows past, the association will
once again feature complimentary Internet kiosks in the TNNA Lounge, for
show-goers to check an email, place an order, update their website or perform
other web-related tasks. But this year, TNNA takes it a step further: unveiling
the TNNA Trade Show app and featuring
complimentary charging stations for smartphones, tablets and laptops displaying
the dreaded "low battery” signal.
"We solicit feedback from attendees, vendors and teachers
after every show, and we really do consider each of their suggestions,” says TNNA
Executive Director Patty Parrish. "While we can’t implement everything due to
logistics or cost, we felt that these two technology advances were important to
implement because they were very much in demand by our members.”
While you’re at the show, go
mobile with Guidebook, the TNNA trade show app. The app will soon be available
for download for smartphones and tablets at TNNA.org/?gomobile.
Features include a class schedule, exhibit hall floor plan, nearby restaurants
in the area and more.
The charging stations at the TNNA
Lounge will feature connectors for a variety of common phone, tablet and laptop
"Especially for those attendees whose businesses are open
while they’re at the show, their phone or laptop can be their lifeline,” says Parrish.
"We want to remove the anxiety factor of being on the show floor and not being
able to keep in touch with what’s going on back home.”
TNNA is a non-profit trade organization
established in 1974 and is dedicated to the advancement and promotion of needle
arts, through trade shows, educational seminars, special events, public
relations and professional programs that continue to meet the needs of the
industry. For more information, visit www.tnna.org