The Vendor100 Plan
Warp Expo West has a very special plan for OS/2 software
developers and vendors.
"We're calling it our Vendor100 plan," said Warp Expo West Chairman
Rollin White, "and it is free, absolutely free, no strings attached of
any type. We want to make sure that OS/2 software developers and
vendors everywhere, whether they make use of one of our free exhibitor
tables or not, have a presence at Warp Expo West."
"If you have an existing OS/2 software product," said White, "you can
sign up for free for Vendor100. If you offer an OS/2 service of any
kind, you can sign up for free for Vendor100. If you've published an
OS/2 book, or you host an OS/2 oriented web site, or if you have any
other product or service related to OS/2, you can sign up for free for
The benefits of being a part of Vendor100 are striking. "For
starters, you get your product or service onto the Warp Expo West web
site as soon as you sign up, so right away you're getting additional
exposure," explained Carla Hanzlik, the Warp Expo West webmistress.
"Then, you'll get front line exposure at Warp Expo West even if you
haven't reserved one of our free exhibit tables. We'll make sure your
product materials get into the hands of the Warp Expo West attendees."
Hanzlik described the Vendor100 plan while she was busily designing new
web pages for Warp Expo West. "If you have brochures, or a printout of
your web site, or demo CDs or diskettes, or promotional items of any
kind, we'll make sure those items are received by our guests and
available on our special Vendor100 tables. And our staff will be at
these tables to direct guests to the particular types of products
they're looking for, so not a single Vendor100 product will be
overlooked by any attendee."
There's an on-line Registration Form, so signing up for Vendor100 is easy.
"Every attendee who comes to Warp Expo West
wants to see OS/2 products and services," said White. They want to know the large
offerings, the shareware and freeware, the books, services and websites that will
give them the tools they need and solve the problems they have."
"Vendor100 will give your product or service a free presence at Warp
Expo West," continued White, "and we want every single OS/2 developer
and vendor to be represented there."
Steve Schiffman, the Warp Expo West facilities manager, was especially
pleased with the planning he's having done for the exhibit hall and the
Vendor100 displays. "We've carefully measured the rooms and located
every electrical outlet and network connection," said Schiffman, "and
we're making complete floor diagrams showing lighting, tables, aisles
and doorways. Every exhibitor will be included in the high-traffic
area, and the Vendor100 tables will be specially located to maximize
their impact and to move guests past all of the exhibitors who have
taken one of our free exhibitor tables."
"Vendor100 is another means for promoting OS/2 products," concluded
White. "With the product literature and samples in front of the
attendees and the vendors' online ordering systems in place, we hope to
connect a lot of OS/2 users with the programs and services they need."
If this sounds good to you, register as a Vendor100 now.
Warp Expo West, "A Warpfest of OS/2 Excitement," is free for guests
and exhibitors alike. The show takes place on September 18 in sunny
Southern California. If you have questions, please contact
The Southern California OS/2 User Group
P.O. Box 26904
Santa Ana, CA 92799-6904, USA
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