I’ve built event directories for Koelnmesse for a few years now, and I really enjoy the data-handling aspect of these projects.

I typically begin with a set of several hundred records, along with a fairly large collection of logos and ads, and then compile the information into a directory that organizes the data in various ways.


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The book included several welcome letters and other information about the event.

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It also included maps and diagrams.

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I began with a single data set, and built a simple alphabetical index…

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…as well as a more complex index that included logos, optional highlighting, and greater detail for each exhibitor. Advertisements were placed throughout, according to fit or by special request.

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Many exhibitors also provided categories for the products they offer, and I created an index that sorted by this as well. A few also featured their logos for this index.

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The directory included an additional index for ads within it.

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And the book was rounded out with some helpful information about the area.


If your organization has a need for any sort of directory, either internally or for an event, please feel free to contact me for a quote.