Impact Unlimited to Host 5th Annual Summer Symposium For Brand, Marketing, and Convention Managers

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Impact Unlimited, a leading provider of brand communications for events, meetings, and exhibits worldwide, will host more than 90 meeting and event professionals at their Annual Summer Symposium on August 21 at the Princeton Marriott Hotel & Conference Center at Forrestal in Princeton, N.J. Entitled Re:Think 08, Impact Unlimited's annual event offers brand, marketing, and convention managers an opportunity to look beyond conventional approaches to creating successful meetings, exhibits, and events in today's complex and competitive environment.

Making Effective Teams / Making Teams Effective

Impact Unlimited, a leading provider of brand communications for events, meetings, and exhibits worldwide, will host more than 90 meeting and event professionals at their Annual Summer Symposium on August 21 at the Princeton Marriott Hotel & Conference Center at Forrestal in Princeton, N.J. Entitled Re:Think 08, Impact Unlimited's annual event offers brand, marketing, and convention managers an opportunity to look beyond conventional approaches to creating successful meetings, exhibits, and events in today's complex and competitive environment.

"This year's event truly is exciting. Based on feedback from previous attendees we've developed a new format infused with networking and cutting edge technologies," said Ken Payne, President of Impact Unlimited. "In addition, we've added in-depth breakout sessions on timely industry topics, and incorporated interactive sessions with our featured expert speakers. This new format will increase networking opportunities for our attendees while still providing valuable insight and fun learning experiences that brings attendees back year after year."

This year's theme, "Making Effective Teams / Making Teams Effective" will emphasize leveraging individual strengths to create successful teams and achieve common goals. The event begins at 9:00 a.m. and will feature presentations from renowned creative thinkers including Chuck Martin, author of Smarts: Are We Hardwired for Success and Scott Belsky, Founder and CEO of Behance, LLC and creator of the "Action Method: Making Ideas Happen." Martin's and Belsky's presentations will address various aspects of effective team building with a focus on the events business. In addition to interactive workshops and trend stations highlighting new technologies and trends in the world of events and exhibits, this year's program also features two distinct breakout sessions focusing on critical topics to attendees and the industry.

During the event, Impact will be incorporating high-tech identifier devices from nTAG, a leading provider of real-time technology and services for face-to-face events. In a series of breakout networking sessions, Re:Think attendees will use their nTAG devices to seek out people with shared characteristics as well as individuals who share their newly identified "Executive Skills" outlined by Chuck Martin during his presentation, "Hardwired for Success."

Impact has made substantial efforts to increase their Green initiatives and strategies at this year's event eliminating their printed information binders from the past and providing all of the session's information on-line via a separate event Web site at http://www.impactunlimited.com/rethink08. Recycled carpet, LED lighting and displays made of natural and recycled materials will also be integrated into the event.

Tying into the underlying Green theme, one of Impact's breakout sessions will be entitled "Green My Event," which will feature an interactive workshop focusing on what companies can do today to implement Green strategies at meetings and events as part of their overall branding efforts, as well as to plan for a greener future. Impact's other breakout session, entitled "PhRMA 2009 - Now What?", will feature an interactive discussion on new PhRMA rules for 2009 and their implications for marketers and event professionals.

"Once again, we have reinvented this program to bring our clients the most up-to-date industry information in a fun and thought-inspiring way," said Sandie Stransky, Vice President of Sales for Impact Unlimited. "Re:Think provides our clients with a unique opportunity to set aside their everyday challenges, take a closer look at the issues affecting our industry and gain insight from peers as well as industry experts."

Impact Unlimited's Re:Think 07 drew more than 80 attendees. Over the last four years the symposium has hosted important key opinion leaders in the marketing world from professors to published authors on brand communications as well as leaders from the entertainment industries and even the retail and culinary arts.

To learn more about this event please contact Sandie Stransky, Vice President of Sales, Impact Unlimited at 732-274-2000 x221 or sstransky@impactunlimited.com or visit http://www.impactunlimited.com/rethink08.

About Impact Unlimited:
Headquartered in Dayton, N.J., with offices in San Francisco, Zurich, and São Paulo, Impact Unlimited is a creative and strategic company that provides a breadth of products and services that help its clients optimize investments in events, exhibits, and meetings. The company's award-winning creative services, along with its in-house production capabilities and worldwide logistics network, provide clients with design-driven solutions for building their brands and their businesses at the most critical point in the marketing continuum -- face-to-face at events, exhibits and meetings worldwide.

With 35 years of experience and success, Impact Unlimited serves a Blue Chip portfolio of clients spanning North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

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