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As 2012 wraps up, we’re planning ahead for 2013.  One of our most important tasks this month – planning our 2013 trade show schedule.  Some of the key factors we kept in mind included:

  • Where is the show located?
    We wanted to make sure we visited shows in a wide variety of geographic locations. We’re lucky to work with customers across the US and in many international locations, and we wanted to spread our shows across these regions.


  • Who is the show’s target audience?
    We work with a wide variety of customers, from specifying engineers to facility managers to end users. We wanted to hit shows that catered to these different demographics.


  • When is the show?
    We wanted to make sure the shows were spread throughout the year.  No matter how fun trade shows are, it’s hard to attend more than one show in a month. Spreading our schedule out allows us to focus well on each show, and give proper attention to the contacts we meet there.


There are so many great shows out there, we had a difficult time narrowing down our lists. However, we feel like we’ve chosen a great lineup of trade shows for 2013. So, without further ado, here’s where we’ll be in 2013!

BICSI Winter 2013 Conference and Exhibition

January 20 – 24, 2013
Tampa Convention Center, 333 South Franklin Street, Tampa, FL – find us at booth 828

We’re regular attendees at BICSI shows, and this promises to be one of the best BICSIs yet!  Meet us there and help BICSI celebrate their 40th Anniversary at the 2013 Winter Conference and Exhibition.  This conference will expand your technical insight, networking base, and familiarity with quality vendors essential to the future of your business.  Here’s what you can expect:

  • Professional educational presentations by industry experts
  • Groundbreaking exhibits, featuring new technologies and business solutions
  • Networking opportunities galore, in the Exhibit Hall and at every turn
  • Annual Awards Banquet
  • Annual Business Meeting, with installation of new BICSI board members
  • 6th Annual Cabling Skills Challenge
  • Special 40th anniversary festivities

While you’re there:

You’re in Tampa.  In January.  While we’re in Colorado.  Where it’s likely snowing.  Go ahead and make us jealous.  Although you’ll be there a week before the Gasparilla Pirate Fest (Arrrrgh!) there are still plenty of great ways to enjoy that Florida sunshine. Drive west to Pier 60 Park and dip your toes in the Gulf of Mexico, or stay close to the Convention Center and stroll through the Tampa Bay History Center, located just east of the conference at 801 Old Water Street.


Teladata’s 2013 Technology Convergence Conference (TCC)

February 7, 2013
Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great American Parkway, Santa Clara, CA

The TCC is a one-day educational conference where IT, Facilities, and Data Center professionals and executives come together to learn from each other in a unique collaborative setting.  End users engage peer-to-peer discussions of their successes, missteps, strategies, best practices, and the future of technologies that most interest them.  This will be our first trip to TCC and we’re excited to exhibit at a major show in Silicon Valley!

While you’re there:

You’re in Silicon Valley – HQ of the biggest players in the tech industry.  Stop by the Intel Museum, located in the lobby of the Intel headquarters at 2200 Mission College Blvd. in Santa Clara.  This free tour highlights the chip maker’s history and shows visitors how chips are made.  Interactive activities help bring out your inner-nerd, and there’s even a gift shop!


Data Center World Spring 2013 (AFCOM)

April 28 – May 2, 2013
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV

We’ve attended Data Center World for close to 10 years. It draws data center and facilities management professionals and offers an extensive, end-user driven educational program. Attendees can study a broad overview of topics or a dive deeply into specific areas of interest. Educational topics include data center management, facilities management, emerging technology, disaster recovery, and colocation.

Data Center World – Las Vegas offers enhanced networking opportunities to ensure quality peer contacts based on industry, geography, and technology interests. Coupled with the largest Expo of technology and service providers in the industry, no other conference provides broader opportunities for education, connection, and guidance.

While you’re there:

It’s Vegas, baby! You can roam the strip if you’d like, but there’s plenty to do if you choose to stay in Mandalay Bay. Great dining, shows, a beach and – wait for it – a shark reef! Why would you even leave this place?



2013 Geist DCiM Symposium

May 7, 2013
Red Lion Hotel, Denver, CO

We have a great working and personal relationship with Geist, and we wholeheartedly support their 2013 Geist DCiM Symposium.  It is a unique gathering of data center professionals with a commitment to educate and promote best practices in data center infrastructure management (DCiM).  This one-day conference provides attendees with in-depth knowledge on Geist’s DCiM software solutions, Environet and Racknet, their integration capabilities, overviews of current industry trends, DCiM expert round tables, and more.

While you’re there:

Venture to Stapleton – the neighborhood that was once an airport!  A unique combination of homes, parks, and commercial properties, Stapleton is a one-of-a-kind lifestyle center.  Enjoy the outdoors with award winning restaurants, comedy shows, or just relax and enjoy the mile high fresh air… plus it’s a LEED Silver certified property.

Know what else you can do?  Hop on I-25 and head north to Fort Collins.  Stop by the RLE offices and give us a visit.  We’d love to see you, and we’ll even spring for lunch.  Just give us a call at 800.518.1519 and let us know you’re on your way!


IFMA’s World Workplace Conference & Expo 2013 (International Facility Management Association)

October 2-4, 2013
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA

IFMA’s World Workplace Conference & Expo is the only facility-focused educational and networking event backed by more than 30 years of experience, knowledge and a commitment to quality.  World Workplace is hosted by the International Facility Management Association, the organization that has supported, represented and defined facility management for the past three decades.

While you’re there:

When in Philly, make sure you grab a cheese steak from Pat’s.  It’s very touristy, but boy is the experience worth the wait.

Once you’re full of cheese steak, head over to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  Spend the afternoon with Monet, Rodin, and Rubens.  Don’t forget to run up those famous stairs on your way in and do your best Rocky impersonation at the top!


DatacenterDynamics Converged London

November 2013
ExCel ICC, London, England

DatacenterDynamics Converged London marks our first European trade show, and we believe it will be a great way to promote RLE to our European acquaintances.  DCD is specifically designed to fill the knowledge and networking needs for both those responsible for the design, build an operation of IT facilities as well as key IT decision makers responsible for strategic decisions regarding capacity planning and technology investment.

This event brings together over 2,000 delegates, 100 speakers, 70 technical presentations, 90 exhibitors.  A streamlined conference program runs across 6 halls, with streams on: Design, Build, Operate / Outsourcing Decisions / IT Optimization, so that you can choose the sessions directly relevant to you.  The opportunity to meet the key players in the industry is unparalleled.

While you’re there:

It’s London, and if you’re from the US, you probably have a long list of outside-the-show to-dos.

Some of the attractions at the top of our list:

See the Changing of the Guard.

A stop at Harrods? Shopping, dining, and people watching all in one tidy, glamorous package. Yes, Please!

And if you’re sticking close to the convention center (or is it centre?) check out their great After Hours Guide.


Bottom line? We’re very excited about our trade show schedule and opportunities for 2013! Are you attending any of these shows? We’d love to connect with you while we’re there. And if you have any suggestions, tips, or great advice regarding any of these shows, please share it with us!

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