Deadline: January 6, 2017 SME will coordinate exhibitor news conferences to ensure minimal overlap. Exhibitors are responsible for their own arrangements—i.e. catering, audio visual, etc. A News Conference Schedule is posted in the “Online Media Center” of the HOUSTEX 2017 website and in the HOUSTEX Media Center at the event. Date and Time(choose only one)Tuesday, February 28, 2017Wednesday, March 1, 2017Thursday, March 2, 2017Tuesday Start/End TimeWednesday Start/End TimeThursday Start/End TimeDescription(to provide to media):ExhibitorBooth #Press Conference TitleBrief DescriptionShare with the media? Yes. This information can be shared with the media. No. Do not provide anything beyond Exhibitor name and time to media. How many media do you plan to invite?News Conference LocationOur Booth(please assign a room)News Conference Contact Check here if contact is an agency for exhibitor Name First Last AgencyPhoneFaxEmail If you have any questions, please contact: Ashley Areeda Senior Public Relations Representative, Communications Society of Manufacturing Engineers One SME Drive, PO Box 930 Dearborn, MI 48121-0930 800.733.3976, Ext. 3187 FAX 313.425.3404 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org News Conference Guidelines SME provides this service to contracted exhibitors only. SME Public Relations will coordinate exhibitor news conferences to ensure minimal overlap. A News Conference Schedule is posted in the Media Center for editors and reporters covering the event. Regulations ― Pre/Post Show News Conferences: News conferences will be limited to one hour prior to show opening. To enter the show floor, all persons must have badges. All pre-registered attendees, media and booth personnel must be met at the show entrance and escorted to your booth where they must remain. You must obtain an “Early Entry Pass” from the Show Office at least one day prior to your press conference. If your news conference and/or demonstration ends before the show opens, all non-exhibitor participants must be escorted back to the Registration area.