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2001 East Coast Video Show Keeps Oct. 9-11 Dates

25 Sep, 2001 By: Hive News

Encouraged by exhibitors andattendees, show organizers confirmed Tuesday that the 2001 East Coast VideoShow will take place as planned Oct. 9-11, 2001 in Atlantic City, N.J.

Additionally, Home Entertainment Events will be offering "U.S. Flag Pins" toattendees and exhibitors for a suggested $5 donation to help provide aid to the victims and the victims’ families of the recent terrorist attacks.

All proceeds from pins sales will be divided equally between the AmericanRed Cross Disaster Relief Fund, the Police Fund, and the Widow and Children’s Fund of the Uniformed Firefighters Association.

“It is clear to us that our attendees and exhibitors want the show to proceed as normal,” VSDA president Bo Andersen. “We surveyed both groups and found that the vast majority of folks encouraged us to proceed with the show as planned. They told us they were looking forward to the opportunity theshow provides to meet and talk with others in the industry and expressed aneagerness to resume a life ‘back to normal’ and conduct business as usual.”

“We also want to participate as an industry in the nationwide fundraisingefforts to help raise monies to aid the families of police, fire fighters and all victims of the Sept. 11 tragedy that has deeply saddened all of us,” said Home Entertainment Events/Advanstar Communications show managerElizabeth Waiksnis. “We encourage all attendees to donate to this effort aswell as to bring a new children’s video for our Toys For Tots drive.”

Exhibits at the East Coast Video Show, the largest gathering of home entertainment retailers on the East Coast, open Tuesday, Oct. 9, and Wednesday, Oct. 10, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Thursday, Oct. 11, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Attendees can register for the 2001 show by calling toll-free 888-778-8892, or 218-723-9130, or online at www.HomeEntertainmentEvents.com.

For information on exhibiting, contact Janet Gibson (Adult, N.Y. and N.J.customers only) at 800-854-3112 ext. 682 or via email atjgibson@advanstar.com, or Beth Reinstein (all other states and International) at 800-854-3112 ext. 697 or via email at breinstein@advanstar.com, or Kimbirly Orr at 800-854-3112 Ext. 623 or via email at kkorr@advanstar.com. For general information, call 714-513-8448.

For VSDA membership information, call 800-955-VSDA.

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