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Tip: Too much MMS 2013 SWAG? Ship it home.

They call the opening of the Expo at MMS 2013 on Monday night, the “Opening Reception”, but really they should call it “SWAG Night”.  This is the conference kickoff where everyone attending joins together to pillage the vendor booth for goodies.  It almost looks like a replay of the Rodney King riots, so vendors beware!  If you’re lucky, at the end of the night, you’ll have your pockets, arms, and SWAG bags overflowing with vendor logoed paraphernalia. If you followed our packing tips, you might have enough room in your luggage to get it all home, but then, you might not.  Remember, there are many things you’ll have opportunity to pickup during the week, including your conference bag, other SWAG, items from shopping sprees, etc.  You might even be a lucky attendee that wins a huge TV or something a bit larger than SWAG.

So, what happens when, at the end of the week, you realize that you’ve accumulated just too much and you can’t decide what to keep and what to leave in your hotel room?  You may half-think about leaving some of your own clothes just to accommodate the new items.  Underwear and socks are cheap at Wal-Mart and you can pick those up on the way home after your flight arrival.

May seasoned attendees know a trick.  In the Mandalay Bay is a FedEx Office Print and Ship Center.  It’s located in the South Convention Hall at Mandalay Bay. They’ll be able to help you out with virtually everything.  In the past, we’ve given them some really kooky-shaped items and they were phenomenal at producing something that would not only fit, but protect completely for the shipment home.

You can contact the Business Center at 702-262-5320, Monday through Sunday, 7:00am-6:00pm.

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