Trade Show Booth Staff Training Is Essential

2021-05-26T10:45:28-05:00

Never underestimate the importance of your trade show booth staff.

They are your front line ambassadors and the critical links to your overall trade show success. It makes sense that if you want to have a positive experience at your trade show display, you need to pay attention to all the elements of trade show exhibiting. By putting a premium on grooming and training your trade show booth staff, you can rest easy they will be performing at their best.

The first step in your company’s trade show venture, then, is to recognize the importance of the trade show booth personnel. The second step is to invest in the training of your booth people.

To launch this process, make sure you get executive “buy in”. If top management respects and values their trade show team, then face- to- face training skills become effective. Remember the key value of exhibiting at the trade show is to engage real people about real products/services in real time. A typical company representative can often hold meaningful conversations with about 3 or 4 people in a ½ hour at a trade show as opposed to spending an entire day in the conventional field selling process.

Not only are the number of prospect contacts at trade show increased, but the entire sales cycle can also be sped up as well. Trade show display training helps fine tune this process, making it a positive experience for prospects and your staff. What is the logical end benefit? A boost in sales productivity is more likely to follow. On the other hand, untrained booth staff can trigger negative reactions and turn prospects away.

According to Matt Hill, a trade show trainer and president of The Hill Group, in San Jose, California, “The finishing touches of booth staff training usually take place at a pre -show meeting either the night before the trade show begins or early in the morning of the first day of the show. The training covers all those fundamentals that a lot of people don't understand or don’t think to do.”

He says that research shows you must engage the person within 15 to 20 seconds of their presence at your trade show booth or lose them. What attracts people to the trade show booth is a friendly staff in addition to alluring exhibit elements such as sound, motion, and color. Your staff generates excitement by being enthusiastic and helpful. If one staff person cannot respond to a visitor’s inquiry, that staff member is trained to escort the visitor over to another staff person who has the answers and can be of help,” he adds.

Hill has conducted trade show training for many companies for shows around the world and closeby to home at the Henry J Kaiser Convention Center in Oakland, to Moscone Center in San Francisco to Convention Centers in Santa Clara and San Jose. He has trained Silicon Valley companies headquartered in Cupertino, Mipitas, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, San Jose and beyond to Sacramento and throughout Northern California.

With regard to the nuances of booth staff training, Hill says, "A lot of technical people never thought their jobs involved anything but answering questions or talking to each other. We get them to look at the strategy of the trade show. The basic strategy of going to a trade show is to get face time with people who might become customers. It's really quite that clean and simple.”

Some booth staff behaviors to avoid include: talking to other booth members when they should be engaging prospects, talking rather than listening to booth visitors and making social mistakes that turn customers away such as chewing gum, avoiding eye contact, sitting rather than standing, etc.

Even when training is done properly, keeping the momentum going over 3 days of a trade show is a challenge, so here are some things for the trade show exhibit manager to consider to keep their trade show display staff motivated:

Give them the confidence to successfully understand and manage visitors by using sound training techniques

Give the staff constant feedback during the show. Give them a specific goal and tell them exactly where they are in reaching that goal.

Listen to their feedback – make them feel like an integral part of the show and that they are truly making a difference. Ask them what they like about the booth and what they would change.

Give the trade show display staff a say in what is going on

Give them incentives for a job well done

And provide lots of water to keep them hydrated

A clever incentive offered by Matt Hill is a $2 dollar bill given out when he sees someone doing something right. It is a real morale booster and even the CEO of a company who gets a $2 dollar bill gets a big kick from it. Hill specially orders the bills from the bank and hands them out to booth staff people who are asking the right questions of visitors or who do their work with style, enthusiasm and, of course, good boothmanship.

Trade Show Booth Staff Training Is Essential2021-05-26T10:45:28-05:00

Tips When Attending Trade Shows

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Almost all products being sold in the market today have already been sold before by their competitors but what makes other products a hit despite their being new in the market? Most entrepreneurs say it is a matter of marketing your products to your target market.

Marketing can be done in various ways depending on the expertise of the marketer. However, one common way to market a new product is through participation in trade shows. Trade shows are held at any time of the year and they do attract buyers and prospective customers.

There are general trade shows but you can choose from niche trade shows depending on your area of business. Companies join trade shows not so much for actual selling but most importantly for showing off their products and for the possibility of getting bulk orders during the trade show.

A company or a sole proprietor planning to join a trade show should take note of the following:

1. Able personnel to man the trade show booth. A trade show is not just an ordinary selling venue but it is a venue where prospective clients abound so make sure that you send your best personnel to man the booth. Some companies take trade shows for granted and allow inept personnel to watch the booth. The people who are put in charge of your trade show booth can make or break your product. A good staff with public relations skill can attract more clients to your products. It is also important to instruct your booth personnel to dress properly depending on the venue of the trade show. Business attire will always be safe.

2. Invite visitors to your booth. The booth personnel must be trained and instructed to invite visitors to the booth. Most visitors walk away from trade show booth when they see the staff busy with their own thing. Tell your staff the main reason why they were assigned to the trade show and that is to get as many visitors to see your products. Booth personnel should be able to answer questions from the visitors because the visitors may already be potential customers. A booth demo will catch the attention of visitors especially if the demo is useful to them.

3. Prepare your brochures, leaflets and business cards and make sure you do not run out of them. Always expect plenty of people to visit trade shows so never be caught without your marketing tools. Imagine if a potential client asks for your brochure or your card and then you cannot give him anything just because you did not prepare for an influx of people. It is better to have plenty of left over marketing materials after the show rather than miss the opportunity of showing off what you have to offer.

4. Keep a visitors’ book. Most companies who join trade shows require visitors who get their free marketing materials to sign up in a guestbook. However, only a few of these companies will communicate with the people who signed in their guestbook. Be creative and use the guestbook as a sourcebook for potential clients. The people who visited your booth and who got your materials are definitely interested in your products or else they will not even glance at your booth. Why not take advantage of their contact information? Mail them a thank you letter along with more information about the product and where they can buy the products.

5. Promote your products but do not be too pushy. Visitors are often turned off by very eager booth personnel who call out to the visitors using their loudest voice. No one would want to visit your booth if your personnel are boisterous. Allow the visitors to go inside your booth and look at the items you have on display but always keep a welcoming smile. Entertain their questions and try to respond to them accordingly. Never shout your words of welcome to the visitors since they might feel defensive all of a sudden and decide against looking at your products.

Tips When Attending Trade Shows2021-05-26T10:45:28-05:00

Reading Trade Shows Reports

2021-05-26T10:45:29-05:00

ave you wondered how people work out the viability of major trade shows? How they calculate what is feasible and what is not? When it is feasible and when it is not? This is where Trade Show Reports enter the equation.

These reports are written by data analysts who forecast the future growth of the market. The information contained in the reports allows for the individualized planning of trade shows that anticipate the needs of invitees.

What information belongs in a Trade Show Report? Let us look at the following points:

Management associations coordinates (phone and address)
Location for trade shows and dates
Statistics of the show – how many square feet, how many stalls/booths, how many companies are expected
What industry segment(s) took part
Ranking of the events and shows separately and comparatively
Total market size estimate
Benchmarks
Forecasts of market vis-à-vis high ranking products

Data corresponding to the above points will be collected with the help of questionnaires, interviews, and personal discussions. The correct interpretation of data can create a report which will serve as a guide for successfully organizing the next trade show(s).

There are many other trade show reports which cover other aspects, such as:

Analysis of key industries
Possibility of the industry to hire
Whether revenue from exhibitions will rise or fall in the current year
Global, national and regional major growth strategies
Is the cyberspace killing the tradeshows – how much does it matter
Will investment be high in the current year
What growth percentage is expected in the presented this year

Trade show reports are mostly used as guides. But many times they are also used as a follow-up measure as well. There are reports which look particularly at the profile of the customers and try to organize the data captured to draw an accurate picture of the return on investment from the past trade shows, as well as forecast the future trends.

The trade shows reports are invaluable tools to understand how customer behavior, market growth, or recession rates indicate the industries which will grow best, and the demand of products.

Reading Trade Shows Reports2021-05-26T10:45:29-05:00

If You Invite Them They Will Come

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It’s undeniable that exhibitors who notify their potential customers of their presence at trade shows experience greater success. Not only is their booth crowded with pre-qualified buyers, exhibitors are able to build on previous sales efforts in an environment that is conducive to deal-making:
Neutral turf:That’s one of the most under-recognized benefits of a trade show space; that it’s neutral territory where both parties can speak and deal openly and comfortably.

An exciting atmosphere: Don’t squander the excitement of the trade show atmosphere by performing the introduction during the show. Make the introduction long before the show begins and let the electric atmosphere of the trade show floor lend itself to closing to the deal instead.
Face-to-face relationship building: While it’s definitely possible to make a sale using the "Send" key, it’s more likely that you’ll begin building a relationship with a hand shake. Meaningful professional relationships create success for those who nurture them. Referrals, repeat business or recommendations are all invaluable assets of maintaining and developing meaningful professional relationships. How better to kick one off than with a hand shake and a personal introduction?

Below are a few tips that can help you create your own effective invites:

Email: Do not put your subject line in ALL CAPS. It’s part of a long list of spam filter magnets.

Direct Mail: Sounds simple, but always address your invite to a specific person. It always helps to follow up by phone right before the show to remind them that you’ll be there and potentially set-up an appointment to speak during the show or at an ancillary event.

Social Media: Connect with your invitees prior to the show and post information about products or services you’ll be featuring in your booth. Your posts will continuously show up in their feed (which gives you top of the mind awareness) and you’ll create excitement about your booth and the show itself.

If You Invite Them They Will Come2021-05-26T10:45:29-05:00

How to Build A Trade Show Social Media Strategy – IRL

2021-05-26T10:45:30-05:00

It’s not enough to have various staff members tweeting here and there, or posting to your Facebook page sporadically. In order to maximize the benefits of social media, you need a definitive strategy.
Why? Mandy Stahl, community manager, American Society of Association Executives, who spoke at Expo Next, said a strategy helps you ensure that you give your audience what they want and keep them engaged with you. It also should prevent you from "selling" via social media. This is a big no-no in the social sphere. Followers will be turned off by the hard sell.
A well-planned strategy will enable you to make use of all of your resources, and it can help you plan ahead and create unique experiences in each platform.
On the flip side, operating without a set strategy can create a disjointed and ineffective social-media effort.

Ask Yourself These Questions

Stahl suggests that, in developing your social media strategy, you ask yourself the following:

1. WHAT formats are we going to use? (Blogs, video, charts.)
2. WHY does anyone care about what we’re doing?
3. WHY does this provide business value?
4. HOW are we going to deliver the message? (What are the best social media platforms for reaching your audience?)
5. HOW should we say it? (Tone of voice.)
6. WHERE will we get the content?
7. WHERE can we syndicate the content?
8. WHEN will content be published?
9. WHEN will it need to be updated (and how frequently)? Set expectations. (For example, Twitter: one to two tweets per week starting six months in advance of your event, and three to four tweets per week from two months out.)
10. WHO is responsible for the content? Assign content to the appropriate parties, and assign someone to oversee the efforts.
11. WHO will maintain it over time?

Where Will We Get the Content?

An integral part of your strategy will be in determining what content you are going to post and where your social media team will get the content. Stahl suggests these areas are among the most valuable content sources:

1. Editorial: Magazine and online news.
2. Marketing and public relations: Printed pieces, website, and industry and event news.
3. Educational/learning: Session tracks and speakers.
4. Show-logistics updates.
More Hands-On Tips
1. Tweet each new speaker you book, using the speaker’s or his/her company’s Twitter handle to alert them of the tweet; Encourage all speakers to retweet your announcement (most will anyway). Also, tag them on Facebook mentions and via other social media channels you use. This can significantly expand your reach and expose your speakers’ followers to your show.
2. Tweet every exhibitor and sponsor you sign on, using the company’s Twitter handle. Same idea as above.
3. Organize Facebook chats or Twitter chats with select speakers; promote them to your audience via social media and e-mail alerts. Ensure that the chats include information your audience will find valuable.
4. Conduct Q&As with select speakers, providing information and teasing (soft-sell) the upcoming session and event. Publish it online and promote it via social media channels.
5. Conduct Q&As with select exhibitors and sponsors about emerging products and trends among their clients. Be sure these are not sales pitches.
6. Encourage your speakers and vendors to use their social media channels to promote their participation in your events. Provide them with event hashtags (e.g., #growyourshow) and industry hashtags (e.g., #expochat), as well as the event URL. Tell them how to shorten links (or better yet, provide shortened links).
7. Determine the leading tweeters (or people on other platforms) and bloggers in your industry and invite them as guests to your show to tweet and/or blog about it.

How to Build A Trade Show Social Media Strategy – IRL2021-05-26T10:45:30-05:00

Getting The Most From Attending A Trade Show

2021-05-26T10:45:30-05:00

Trade shows can be an excellent opportunity for you and your business, whether you are an entrepreneur or you’re representing the company you work for. Thousands of people set up trade show booths and trade show displays across the country at a huge variety of industry events. However, many people don’t know how to take advantage of the opportunities a trade show offers. Some plan on simply attending, setting up their trade show booth, and then staying there all day hoping to attract new business. Manning a trade show display is only part of the reason you should be attending a trade show. The other vendors at a trade show can provide you with a wealth of new information and contacts in your industry; all accessible in the same room on the same day—this is the unparalleled attraction of a trade show for your business.

If you plan to attend a trade show, make sure you are not the only person there representing your company, even if you are a small business owner with few employees or a sole proprietorship. You will need at least one person to staff your trade show booth, and another to walk the floor taking in the other trade show displays. If necessary, get your spouse or a good friend to come with you and give them a crash course on how to handle your trade show booth while you check out the other vendors – and only do so when it is slow so you don’t miss important business opportunities. When you make reservations for the hotel you will stay at during the show, try to find a room as close as possible to the actual location—preferably within walking distance. That way, you won’t have to bring anything with you to the venue other than the materials for your trade show display.

Before you attend a trade show, go over the list of vendors who plan to put up trade show booths. Make lists of the vendors you must see, the vendors you would like to see, and those you can live without seeing. You may even be able to schedule appointments with your top priority vendors. Research the companies and determine ahead of time what you would like to find out from each trade show display and what your goals are regarding each vendor: are they competition, or a potential contact? If they are a potential contact, how would they specifically benefit your company? Have questions ready to ask vendors to save yourself time walking the floor. Another good timesaving strategy is to obtain a map and a directory of the trade show when you arrive on location, before the show begins. Use the map to plan your route, and check your prioritized list of vendors against the directory to find out whether any vendors have been added or dropped out.

During the trade show, be active in your quest for information. Don’t feel bad about passing by trade show booths that don’t interest you. Like you, they are attending the trade show to generate new business, and they don’t want to waste time talking to someone who isn’t a potential customer. Visit your targeted trade show displays, engage in a dialogue with the vendors, and ask questions. If the trade show booth offers handouts, samples or other materials, take only those you actually want to find out more about. It can be difficult to tote a loose stack of glossy brochures, catalogues, and bulky product samples around a busy trade show floor. If possible, arm yourself with an empty briefcase or duffel bag to stow materials. Use your time wisely to gather intelligence on your competition and make new industry contacts that will benefit your company.

When the trade show ends, especially if it is a multiple-day event, take the time to make notes and organize the materials you gathered before you leave the event. If you need to mail reports, brochures or other materials to your colleagues, prepare the mailings right away while “who gets what” is still fresh in your mind. Make sure to store your trade show display safely so nothing is damaged and you can find everything you need the following day. When you return from the trade show, remember to follow up with the contacts you have made—and start preparing for next year’s trade show

Getting The Most From Attending A Trade Show2021-05-26T10:45:30-05:00

Determining the Value of Potential Advertising Channels Online

2021-05-26T10:45:30-05:00

It’s important for any business to have an online advertising presence. Whether it’s Google AdWords, digital newsletters or industry websites, online visibility is a must in today’s business climate. It’s possible for any-sized business to gain online exposure without breaking the bank through properly evaluating advertising channels and a little Google Ad Words home work.

When you’re evaluating the quality of online advertising channels/ newsletters:

Get information on subscriber/ visitor demographics. In other words, who is visiting the website or receiving the online newsletter? Make sure the readership is in line with your customer base.
How many people visit the site each month? This number will help you determine your cost-per-contact. Just divide the amount you’re spending by the total readership.

Clicks and Click-through Rate: If you’re looking at buying banner space on an online newsletter or digital publication, getting clicks and click-through rate information will help you determine how engaged the readers are with that particular publication. What good is a monstrous readership number if most of them aren’t clicking on anything in the online newsletter?
Do you receive exclusive placement? Most banner ads are shared real estate, which means your ad will be one in a rotation. That effects the number of times your will be served to (or seen by) the readership. That will affect your cost-per-contact number.

Reevaluate cost.Take the total readership and divide it by the number of rotations the space will go through before your ad appears. For example, if your ad is one of ten ads sharing a single space and the website/ online newsletter has a readership of 10,000 your ad will be seen by 1,000 readers instead of the whole 10,000. That new number will dramatically affect your cost-per-contact.

So, what’s an acceptable cost-per-contact rate? It really depends. I know, I know; that answer seems like a cop-out. It’s not. If you’ve found a medium that effectively targets your customer base (especially if you have a product that serves a niche market) and if it reaches the people within that market that can make or influence purchasing decisions, a high cost-per-contact may be absolutely worth it. That’s why investing a little time in qualifying potential adverting channels is worth a try.

Next week’s post will cover information on Google AdWords and how to customize a campaign that delivers results and makes the most of your investment. To get a head-start, check out Google AdWords’ extremely helpful FAQ section at http://goo.gl/ZQyrO9

Determining the Value of Potential Advertising Channels Online2021-05-26T10:45:30-05:00

When should you set your trade show objectives? And who should be doing it?

2021-05-26T10:45:31-05:00

It’s well established how to best set trade show objectives and why it’s important (see here, here, and here).

But who should be doing it? And when? That depends on how compartmentalized the sales and marketing departments are within your organization.

If marketing and sales are clearly defined departments, align them by fostering communication between the two before and after each trade show.

Hugh MacFarlane of MathMarketing conducted a study that revealed that businesses whose sales and marketing departments are aligned close 38% more business than their non-aligned counterparts. Sometimes achieving alignment means overcoming a cultural rift that can develop between these two groups. That divide is usually based in a disagreement on just which department is the driving force behind customer acquisition. Shawn Naggiar of Act-On Software, adeptly describes the phenomenon in this blog post.

Bridging this gap is important, especially when it comes to setting trade show objectives and goals. Including a sales liaison in exhibit planning meetings or surveying booth staff upon their return from trade shows are just a couple ways to foster communication that will ensure you’re establishing realistic goals. To see more ways to overcome this divide and how it applies to other areas in your business, check out Harvard Business Review’s End the War Between Sales and Marketing.

If your company does not have a formally established a marketing department, set your objectives when you coordinate your company’s annual trade show schedule.

For most small to medium-sized companies, managers and members of the sales team come up with promotional ideas and are most likely responsible for the planning and execution of the organization’s participation in trade shows. When this is the case, it can be tough to establish a trade show objective when you’re the individual responsible for meeting sales goals and coordinating the company’s participation in eight to ten trade shows a year.

If you wear several hats within your company, just keep your trade show hat on a little longer at the beginning of the year. The benefits of setting your trade show objectives at the same time you’re coordinating your company’s trade show schedule are:

  • Maximizing your trade show investment: The SMART method of goal-setting gives you a solid way to track and measure success, identify and refine best practices and ditch the elements that don’t contribute to revenue generation. This blog post by Katy Roberts of JobServe Events provides an outline that takes the guesswork out of creating SMART trade show objectives and goals.
  • Ensuring you’ve purchased the right amount of booth space: If your objective in participating in a 2,000+ booth trade show is to gain exposure, you may not accomplish that with a standard 10′ x 10′ space. Conversely, if your goal is to build a database, reserve a 10′ x 10′ space and concentrate on creating a powerhouse contest or giveaway. Establishing early-on what your booth space should accomplish in each show will ensure you never spend money on wasted space.
  • Cutting costs: Most trade shows partner with general service contractors who offer early-bird discounts on things like furnishings, carpet and other booth amenities. Getting organized early means taking advantage of these discounts in addition to knowing exactly which proprietary items you’ll need in the booth. This will help eliminate last-minute shipping, printing and production expenses.

Although some objectives may change slightly by the time the show actually takes place, it’s easier to make adjustments to your goal than to attempt to formulate it weeks before the show in the midst of show-related deadlines.

Other things to consider when setting your trade show objectives and goals are the format of the trade show, the focus of the show (largely educational vs. sales-oriented) and where that focus positions attendees in the purchasing process

When should you set your trade show objectives? And who should be doing it?2021-05-26T10:45:31-05:00

Freebies Aren’t Free-How to Take a Questionable Trade Show Expense and Make Them Work for You

2021-05-26T10:45:31-05:00

Freebies. Promotional items. Tchotchkes. Whatever the handle, they’re a hotly contested subject in the trade show industry.

Freebies that are truly free to anyone walking the floor can cost exhibitors a lot of money and provide little return. That’s why, as trade show organizers and producers, we have a policy in place to discourage attendees from trick-or-treating. But for other trade shows and conferences that don’t have something similar in place, use the tips below to turn what can be a waste of money into a tool to gather more business cards and build your customer base:

Invest in giveaway items that have staying power (pens, jump drives or anything that’s particularly useful for your target customer base).

Don’t leave them at the front of your booth where they can be swiped by anyone. If the person grabbing twenty pens from your booth space isn’t a qualified prospect, you’re throwing money allocated to your trade show budget down the drain. The next time an unqualified prospect takes handfuls of giveaways, visualize that amount as improvements to your display, more money towards entertaining customers or a larger trade show advertising budget.

“Good point. I moved them to the back of my booth. Now what?” They’re already drawing attendees into your space where you can ask questions, identify their needs and qualify their purchasing authority. Continue to make those items work for you. If you have a potential customer in your booth, ask them to do something in order to receive a freebie; watch a product demo, fill out a short survey, anything that provides insight into how you can communicate with and develop that customer.

Freebies Aren’t Free-How to Take a Questionable Trade Show Expense and Make Them Work for You2021-05-26T10:45:31-05:00

Conference or Exposition: Why Show Formats Should Influence Setting Trade Show Objectives

2021-05-26T10:45:32-05:00

For the most part, trade shows break down into two formats:

  • Conference series with a trade show attached
  • Trade shows/ expositions

How the show format factors into setting your trade show objectives:

Trade shows and expositions are focused solely on trade, the debut of new products and facilitating networking between industry professionals. Since attendees of these types of shows do not observe a conference schedule, your booth staff will have time to focus on qualifying serious buyers.

When it comes to exhibiting in trade shows that are attached to conferences, knowing the conference schedule and how it affects attendee traffic will help you set realistic objectives. Your goals will be based on educated projections of how much face time you’ll actually be spending with attendees.

What to consider if you’re exhibiting in a trade show/ exposition:

Are you qualifying attendees based on what stage of the buying process they’re in? According to Exhibit Surveys, 49% of tradeshow attendees surveyed planned to purchase in the next 12 months and 66% rate their booth visits as very or extremely valuable in comparing and evaluating offerings for future purchases.

Both of these statistics confirm that attendees of trade shows and expositions are actively engaged in one part or another of the buying process. But as an exhibitor, do you know which stage?

Potential customers who are in different stages require different types of information to progress through the initial stages and reach a buying decision. Discovering which stages they’re in and tailoring your sales message to them is the key to establishing a relationship early and winning the bid.

How to sell to customers in each stage:

According to A Guide to Understanding the B2B Buying Process, by the Inbound Sales Network:

“Communication during the ‘Awareness Stages’ should introduce your prospects to industry trends that point to developing issues and the business value of adopting change. This early consultative approach is crucial: Forrester Research reports that 65% of vendors that create the buying vision during this early stage get the deal.

Communication during the ‘Evaluation Stages’ should:

  • Find your unique point of view which can challenge prospect’s assumptions and create more demand
  • Create clear points of differentiation between you and your key competitors

Communication during the ‘Decision Stages’ should highlight customer success stories and demonstrate how your customers have achieved successful project implementation and business value.”

What to consider if you’re exhibiting in a trade show attached to a conference:

Is the exhibit hall completely closed to attendees during conference sessions? If so, take the opportunity to find exhibiting companies with whom you can do business and set appointments with them, outside of the venue, during the time the show floor is closed. This way, you’re networking and gaining exposure with qualified leads while attendees are unavailable.

Does the trade show portion of the conference series remain open for attendees who have not paid to attend conferences? This is the most common type of conference series with a trade show attached. Although the show floor is not closed completely, attendee traffic tends to slow while conferences are in session.

When traffic slows, this is a prime opportunity to connect with other exhibitors who represent potential customers or partners. Again, knowing how to maximize these periods where, as an exhibitor, you’re competing with conference tracks for the attention of attendees is crucial to maximizing your investment. By networking with exhibitors, you’re interacting with potential customers regardless of the effect the conference has on the traffic flow.

Knowing the conference schedule will also help you plan the best times to conduct giveaways, announcements, product demonstrations and more. This way, promotions designed to draw a lot of traffic to your booth can happen when the conference schedule allows the maximum amount of attendees on the floor.

Conference or Exposition: Why Show Formats Should Influence Setting Trade Show Objectives2021-05-26T10:45:32-05:00

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Eli’s expertise was developed through a series of successful ventures including B2B trade show development and management, developing and utilizing effective content platforms, in addition to automates sales and marketing adaptations. Additionally he has founded sales and service operations in the energy industry.

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