Monday, December 17, 2018
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Sunday, November 11, 2018
DEMA Expands Disaster Assistance Program to Aid Show Exhibitors and Buyers Impacted by the California Camp and Woolsey Fires
**Funds Available to Assist DEMA Member Exhibitors and Buyers of DEMA Show 2018 **
The Diving Equipment & Marketing Association (DEMA) announced today that the DEMA Board of Directors has approved the expansion of the 2018 DEMA Disaster Assistance Program to include DEMA-Member Show Exhibitors and Buyers impacted by the California Camp and Woolsey fires.
DEMA’s Disaster Assistance Program was to include those who were affected by Hurricane Michael in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina, and to include those impacted by Typhoon Yutu. This additional expansion will account for exhibitors and buyers impacted by wildfires that began in California during the week of November October 5th. DEMA-Member companies who were negatively impacted by these fires and who planned to exhibit at DEMA Show 2018 are eligible to apply for the funds to help them exhibit. Buyers who planned to attend DEMA Show can also apply for funds to assist in staying onsite at DEMA Show.
"DEMA’s Disaster Assistance Program funds are available to Member manufacturers, destinations and other industry-related entities to aid them in getting to and exhibiting at DEMA Show 2018,” said Tom Ingram, President and CEO of DEMA. “Registered Buyers from DEMA Member businesses who are staying in the DEMA hotel block are also eligible for funds to assist in attending DEMA Show so they can buy the products and services they need to keep their businesses in operation.”
Exhibitor Assistance Program: DEMA’s Disaster Assistance Program funds are available to 2018 DEMA-Member Exhibitors who are fully paid by 5:00 PM Pacific time, September 21, 2018, and physically located in the affected mandatory evacuation areas of , and Counties.
For each 100 net square feet of exhibit space purchased and paid for by September 21, 2018, DEMA will provide regular DEMA-Member Exhibitors with $US 400.00 in assistance. Funds will be awarded onsite at DEMA Show 2018 to the exhibiting companies who apply and fall within the guidelines deeming them eligible for assistance. Funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis up to the maximum available from the DEMA disaster assistance fund. All interested parties must apply for the assistance funds on site at DEMA Show at DEMA Central in Las Vegas, NV prior to close of DEMA Show at 5:00 pm on Saturday, November 17, 2018.
For more information and to receive a DEMA 2018 Disaster Assistance Fund Processing form visit DEMA Central in Booth #1858 at DEMA Show 2018 in Las Vegas, NV. Complete rules for disbursements will be available onsite at DEMA Show.
Attendee Assistance Program: Impacted DEMA-Member Buyers who are registered for the Show and staying in the official DEMA Show hotel block at The Westgate Las Vegas Resort are eligible for reimbursement as follows; One registered Buyer from an attending DEMA-Member business physically located in the affected mandatory evacuation areas of , and Counties can receive reimbursement for a one-night hotel stay (single occupancy) in the DEMA hotel block prior to midnight Pacific time, November 16, 2018. The complete rules for disbursement will be available at DEMA Central onsite at DEMA Show 2018.
The designated Buyer from an affected DEMA Member must apply for the disaster funds and present the receipt for the hotel stay through the DEMA Office prior to close of business on December 6, 2018. Funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis up to the maximum of the DEMA disaster assistance fund. Exhibitors are not eligible for hotel reimbursement assistance under this program but can receive Exhibitor Assistance as described above.
Posted by Rachelle Morris at 2:03 AM
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Friday, November 2, 2018
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Join us for this informative session led by DEMA's Executive Director, Tom Ingram, on Thursday morning at DEMA Show. Network with fellow industry leaders and DEMA Members, get an update on how DEMA has been working to help our Members, and get insight on the Association's programs and plans for 2019. ALL Attendees and Exhibitors are invited to join us for this information-filled morning - you won't want to miss it!
Thursday, November 15, 2018
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Thursday, September 27, 2018
This year, DEMA Show 2018's keynote session, Opportunity Rocks: Taking Your Business from Garage Band to in Demand, will feature international speaker, author and engagement guru, Mark Kamp, as he looks at how your business can thrive during periods of change, develop a rock star team, and much more.
This session will take place on Wednesday, November 14th, from 1:00 - 2:15 p.m. at DEMA Show. Learn more about what this informative and motivating session has to offer you and your business!
Posted by Rachelle Morris at 11:13 AM
Enhance your DEMA Show experience with the DEMA Show 2018 Mobile App, now available for download! Look-up Exhibitors, create your own schedule, connect with other Attendees and MUCH MORE!
The DEMA Show 2018 Mobile App is a native application for iPad, smartphones (iPhone and Android), a hybrid web-based app for Blackberry, and there's also a web-based version of the application for all other web browser-enabled phones.
If you already have the DEMA Show mobile app with the 2017 app open, go to settings and tap "Exit to Show List". Choose DEMA Show 2018 then tap download.
Posted by Rachelle Morris at 11:10 AM
Thursday, September 13, 2018
The latest DEMA Certification Census data is now available for the first and second Quarter of 2018. This data includes actual counts from NAUI, PADI and SDI plus an averaged estimate of U.S. open water certifications at non-reporting diver training agencies.
Participating agencies report their data to a third party administrator with DEMA receiving the total counts; DEMA does not see numbers from any one agency.
Posted by Rachelle Morris at 2:58 AM
In April, DEMA released detailed demographic and life stage analyses divided into four separate reports based on different diving consumer activities: Open Water Divers, Continuing Education Divers, Equipment Buyers, and Dive Travelers.
To accompany these detailed reports, DEMA has designed and released FREE infographics summarizing key findings of the research.
Click the link below to access the free infographics. The individual research reports are free to all DEMA Members and can be purchased by non-members for $249.00 each. Members obtain their free report by logging into their account on DEMA.org and downloading the report found under the "Research & Educational Guides" section of their DEMA Member Dashboard. Non-members can purchase their report here.
Posted by Rachelle Morris at 2:57 AM