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Refresh Your Brand Identity with a Blue Pond Sign for your Business

As a sign of economic resurgence Ken Miller, President of Blue Pond Signs, encouraged businesses nationwide to consider reinvigorating their visual identity with custom signs. With the first quarter of the year coming to a close, Miller commented on the rise of businesses choosing to reinvigorate their brand identity in a visual way, with help from Blue Pond Signs.

From interior signs that direct customers to a company’s front door to logos and transitional signage, Blue Pond Signs streamlines the process of creating beautiful, custom visual identities for businesses around the country. The entire process from conception to development to delivery and installation generally takes less than a month, regardless of location.

“Many of our corporate clients are refreshing their brands in response to the return of the competitive marketplace,” said Miller. “Having a strong visual brand presence is an important element as part of this strategy, and creates an immediate yet lasting impression on current and potential customers.”

Blue Pond Signs has served as a premier national purveyor of visual identity and custom sign design for nearly 40 years. The company’s longstanding relationships with vendors throughout the country make for seamless local delivery and installation. Some of Blue Pond’s most popular national products include directory signs, dimensional signs, logo signs, custom plaques, dimensional letters and interior signs.

Blue Pond Signs provides custom business and commercial signage for companies seeking to make a lasting visual impression to potential and current customers. With an emphasis on quality, accuracy and fast delivery, Blue Pond Sign’s customized signage process begins with a free consultation, guidance on materials, creative vision and resulting aesthetic. Once a creative vision is established, Blue Pond creates a quote for the signage project and presents it to the client. In cases where artwork is not readily available, a customized design process occurs directly with the client to create, review and approve proof layouts before construction begins. Once the signs are completed, Blue Pond assists with shipping and installation needs.

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3D Business Travel & Meetings Expo

Launched in October 2010, 3D Business Travel & Meetings Expo introduces a new e-platform for today’s modern, green and time-conscious business travel & hotel professionals at

3D Business Travel & Meetings Expo is an online tradeshow where global business travel, M.I.C.E and hotel services are geared towards an international, regional or local audience. 3D Business Travel & Meetings Expo also introduces fast, effective and affordable Hotel and Travel e-PR services for its online exhibitors with weekly e-newsletter distribution to its 64.346 opt-in database compiled from specific groups of travel buyers and interested global communities of meeting planners, incentive planners, in house M.I.C.E. buyers of corporations, independent travelers and online travel media in 65 countries.

In a hyper-competetive global M.I.C.E. and business travel community, no one wants to miss an opportunity to build that strong network with corporations, institutions, associations, local and international companies organizing educational seminars, meetings, conferences, business travel packages, incentive trips, and corporate events. -a member of MPI (Meeting Professionals International)- is continuously growing with diverse travel buyers and decision makers to be ”in the know” of what is being offered by the registered exhibitors from all over the globe.

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Expohogar Barcelona Books New Modern Venue For 2010 Show

Expohogar Autumn’s move from its former venue to the new Montjuic Exhibition Centre is expected to please both exhibitors and visitors to this popular event, according to Fira de Barcelona, the exhibition’s organisers, who note the first class facilities and better transport links to the city centre.

The show is open only to trade, and will feature exhibitors showcasing the latest designer trends in jewellery, gifts, accessories and homeware. The homeware section includes home textiles, terrace and gardenware, interior decoration and lighting, all with a focus on modern design and practicality.

Montjuic Exhibition Centre’s extensive catchment area will bring in local trade visitors and the international flavour of the exhibits will attract buyers from across Europe, giving unique business opportunities for networking and sales. More than 8,000 attended the show in 2008, with an increase expected this year and the new venue an added draw.

The city is a year round business and tourism destination, with Barcelona Hotels in high demand especially in summer. Booking accommodation in the city centre well in advance is advised by, as both exhibitors and trade visitors to Expohogar Autumn 2010 will be keen to book rooms close to the venue to avoid unnecessary travelling.

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Leading Agrotechnology Event Comes To Bangalore In August 2010

Agritech India, known locally as Bangalore Foodex, will bring trade and consumers to Bangalore’s Palace Grounds in August, with the city’s hoteliers expecting increased bookings

The important South Indian agricultural trade show Agritech India 2010 is slated to open on 30 August and will run till 22nd, attracting a large number of exhibitors, trade visitors and consumers and boosting bookings at Bangalore hotels. The show is being held at the city’s Palace Grounds.

The event is aimed at strengthening the commercial impact of agriculture on the sub continent by showcasing modern practices and technological advancements and improving marketing skills. Opportunities for networking and long term business associations are attracting exhibitors to the event.

With trade shows of this type attracting a high number of visitors as well as exhibitors, booking a room at a cheap Bangalore hotel close to the venue can be difficult usually fill up fast. Trade attendance at the show will include international and domestic visitors from a cross the spectrum of manufacturing, processing, packaging, retail, wholesaling and farming sectors.

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The Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce Appoints San Diego Hispanic PR Firm

The Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce (HISCEC) recently announced Diálogo PR as its agency on record for promoting the HISCEC online network and the Hispanic Business and Technology Expo to be held at the San Diego Convention Center September 10th & 11th, 2010.

The Expo will expand the Hispanic market frontier by providing an environment for businesses to enhance their relationships, research the market for the leading products and services and learn about the latest best business practices.

Diálogo PR will facilitate the attainment of HISCEC’s PR goals for the Hispanic Business Showcase Expo. Through strategic counsel founded in specialized knowledge in working with Hispanic markets, Diálogo PR will assist in ensuring the success of the event. Account Manger, Vic Salazar, will provide media relations expertise established through a 26 year career as an Emmy award winning television news anchor where he produced valuable relationships with local, state, and national decision makers.

The Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce (HISCEC) promotes e-business tools for the success of Hispanic businesses. The HISCEC facilitates transformation of small business to e-business, promotes e-commerce transactions, enables small businesses to interact more closely with customers and suppliers, allows higher degrees of specialization, provides access to national and international markets and promotes distance learning programs to educate its members. The chamber accumulated 705 members and 456 businesses in its first year demonstrating its value to the Hispanic business community. For more information about the HISCEC visit the website:

Nuevo Media Group, LLC, dba Diálogo PR was founded February of 2007. Focusing solely on Hispanic markets, this agency offers specialized public relations programs rich in cultural relevancy and targeted messaging.

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First Cuba Trade Expo Conference To Focus On Current U.S.-Cuba Business Climate

The Cuba Trade Expo ( organizers today announced u p d a t e s to their roster of experts and industry leaders set to participate in this year’s conference, which will take place in Miami, Florida from March 19-20. The two-day conference will feature academic and business luminaries whowill address issues and opportunities related to U.S.-Cuba relations in the face of impending legislative changes promised by the 112 th Congress and the Obama administration.

“The Obama administration brings with it a commitment to change current U.S. policy towards Cuba, therefore it’s not a question of ‘if’ there will be change, but rather a question of when this change will occur and what it means to businesses and consumers in the U.S. ,” said Jonathan Bedard, conference organizer of the Cuba Trade Expo. “The Cuba Trade Expo is a unique forum for experts, companies doing business with Cuba, elected officials and those who are just passionate about Cuba to exchange ideas and opinions, discuss facts and myths and elevate dialogue on this heated issue to the next level.”

Despite the 47 – year – old embargo against Cuba , the U.S is the still the seventh largest exporter to Cuba (4.3% of Cuba ‘s imports are f r o m the U.S.) according to the CIA World FactBook. The White House’s commitment to change the current U.S. policy towards Cuba and the recent approval of a Congressional bill to do the same, portend a lift of the Bush Administration’s restrictions on travel and remittances to Cuba and once again casts a spotlight on this island nation in the waning days of the Fidel Castro era.

In order to prepare the U.S. business community for these and many more expected changes, Cuba Trade Expo will bring expert panelists f r o m across the country with a wide variety of backgrounds to discuss current Cuba business, provide analysis on current U.S-Cuba relations, address the pros and cons of recent policy shifts f r o m a business and political perspective, as well as zero in on key industries likely to be affected, including agriculture, energy and tourism.

Following is an u p d a t e d list of panels, including new presenters set to participate in the 2009 Cuba Trade Expo:

DAY 1: Thursday, March 19

Celebrate Cuba kick-off reception: Event will feature a soon-to-be-named keynote speaker.

DAY 2: Friday, March 20

Panel 1
U.S./Cuba Relations : Session will provide highlights on the current state of U.S./Cuba policy and how businesses and individuals can benefit f r o m the coming changes.

Moderator: Larry Luxner, editor of Cuba News.

Jose Azel , a senior research associate at the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies at the University of Miami . Azel left Cuba in 1961 as a 13 year-old political exile via Operation Pedro Pan- the largest unaccompanied child refugee movement in the history of the Western Hemisphere.

Robert L. Muse , an attorney who has testified on legal issues involving Cuba before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and several other international government bodies.

Panel 2
Business in Cuba Today : Panelists will offer a glimpse of Cuba ‘s economic past and a forecast of its future and the potential impact on business opportunities.

Moderator: Johannes Werner, editor of Cuba Trade and Investment News

Jay Brickman , vice president of government services for Crowley Maritime Corporation, who has served on the Latin American Trade Committee of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Kirby Jones , who was described by Newsweek as having, “better contacts in Cuba than any other American,” and by the New York Times as the “man to see about business in Cuba .”

Jake Colvin , vice president for global trade issues at the National Foreign Trade Council.

Panel 3
Cuba Tourism : Panelists will discuss the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act and speak to Cuba ‘s tourism infrastructure and consider future improvements.

Moderator: Larry Luxner, editor of Cuba News

Daniel E. Waltz , a partner at the Washington D.C. law firm of Patton Boggs LLP where he focuses on international trade and transactions, including compliance with U.S. embargoes of countries such as Cuba , Iran , and Sudan and Syria . He worked closely with Members of Congress and their staffs during the drafting and amending of the Trade Sanctions Reform Act of 2000 that authorized licensed sales of agricultural products f r o m the U.S. to Cuba.

John McAuliff , executive director of the Fund for Reconciliation and Development. He is the first American to participate in Cuba ‘s annual International Tourism Fair and organized a meeting to discuss US/Cuba educational exchange at the Latin American Studies Association held in Montreal.

Panel 4
Agriculture and Energy : Panelists will discuss trade opportunities for businesses ranging f r o m oil conglomerates to small consulting and supply companies.

Moderator: Johannes Werner, editor of Cuba Trade & Investment News

Jorge R. Piñon , energy fellow at the University of Miami ‘s Center for Hemispheric Policy and international energy consultant.

Dwight Roberts , former director for international trade at the Texas Department of Agriculture and current president and CEO for the US Rice Producers Association.

William A. Messina , an agricultural economist with the Food and Resource Economics Department at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS).

Panel 5
Cuban Real Estate: The panel will examine how Cuban law addresses property, its ownership by Cubans and examples where foreigners directly own real estate as well as property claims through the U.S. Foreign Claims Settlement Commission.

Moderator: Jonathan Bedard, Founder of the Cuba Trade Expo

Timothy Ashby , general counsel to Siboney Ltd. and to the Havana Group, Inc.,

Antonio R. Zamora , focuses on foreign investments, real estate and corporate law at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, LLP.

Panel 6
Investing in Cuba ‘s Future : Panel will discuss innovative ways to invest in the future of Cuban business and ways to get ahead of the curve by identifying opportunities that most investors do not understand.

Moderator: Carlos A. Saladrigas f r o m the Cuba Study Group.

Mark Entwistle , president of Chibas Consulting Inc., and former Ambassador of Canada to Cuba f r o m 1993 -1997. During his tenure, Canada became Cuba ‘s largest trade and investment partner.

Philippe Colombani , is an economic advisor of the French Embassy in Havana and has been stationed there since 2005.

Panel 7
Effects of Embargo Changes: a Crossfire-style discussion between opposing sides of the Cuban embargo debate.

About Cuba Trade Expo:
Cuba Trade Expo is an annual conference with a simple goal: to deliver accurate and in-depth information on doing business in Cuba. The conference provides a venue where business owners, investors and others passionate about Cuba can come together to network, explore and learn about the issues and opportunities in the market. For more information about the Cuba Trade Expo or to register for the conference, please

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