Response Expo Delivers Something for Everyone Next Week in San Diego27 Mar, 2013 By: Doug McPherson
SANTA ANA, Calif. – Aside from its renowned networking, top-line educational sessions and bustling Expo Hall floor, Response Expo 2013 looks to have a little something for everyone: sports aficionados, music lovers, fun seekers, partiers, golfers and more.
The Expo, set for April 2-4 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, will feature a rousing kick-off at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, when celebrated coach, mentor and sports icon Bob Knight serves up his keynote speech. The legendary coach led Indiana University through a spectacular 29-year run, winning three national titles – part of a 41-year head coaching career at the NCAA Division I level.
“Knight embraced the empowering effect teamwork had on the game,” says Response Expo executive director and Response Magazine publisher John Yarrington. “Along with keynote sponsor Havas Edge, we at Response are extremely excited for a keynote that promises to be stirring and inspiring with his famous philosophy: ‘The will to succeed is important, but what’s more important is the will to prepare.’”
The seventh annual Expo also offers 10 educational sessions on topics including social media, industry regulation and government affairs, retail partnerships, media management and much more led by top direct response insiders and experts.
There are also seven major networking opportunities during the event, including its sixth annual golf tournament, five cocktail parties and the inaugural Direct Response Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The inaugural class includes nine legendary leaders: Jim Caldwell, Frank Cannella, Bill Guthy, Kevin Joseph Lyons, Joe Pedott, Ron Popeil, Greg Renker, Sy Sperling and Sydney Yallen.
The final networking event – the Closing Night Party – will send attendees off in style. A California beach bash at Wave House San Diego will feature a special performance from hip-hop legend Tone Loc on Thursday, April 4.
There’s still time to register and take part in it all here: Response Expo 2013