Essentials for EXHIBITORLIVE 2018

AUTHOR: Derse  /  February 16, 2018

CATEGORY: Exhibits

It’s official: You’ve registered for EXHIBITORLIVE It’s time to start prepping for showtime. Between balancing the day-to-day challenges at work and your personal life, it’s tempting to just show up with the hopes of connecting with the ideal vendors who best suit your needs.

Feeling overwhelmed yet? Not to worry!

Derse has essential tips for a successful experience at EXHIBITORLIVE 2018.

1. Before You Go

Like any large trade show, you’ll want to be prepared with the basics:

  • Comfortable shoes…check
  • Business cards…check
  • Refillable water bottle…check
  • Extra phone charger…check
  • Show floor map…check
  • Bail money (hopefully not but it is Vegas)…check


2. While You’re There

Don’t be left out of the conversation. Have a goal of what you want to accomplish and set appointments with vendors and partners ahead of time.

Of course don’t forget to stop by Derse, booth #633, and see how we help our clients bring their exhibits, events, and environments to new levels.

Make time to attend your “must see” speaker sessions. Did someone mention speaker sessions? Check out what Derse speakers are bringing to the conversation:

While planning be sure to leave room for networking and down time. Don’t be afraid to introduce yourself to others and participate in activities off the show floor. We know you’ve put in a lot of planning at this point so we’ll help you out with some ideas… Libertine Social, Minus5 Ice Bar and the Red Square are just a few of Mandalay Bay’s top entertainment offerings!

3. When You Get Home

Tradeshows are just the beginning when it comes to taking vendor relationships to the next level. Once the face-to-face contact has been made, as with any relationship, you must put in the time. Keep in touch with your new connections and nurture those relationships post-show.

Don’t let your objectives get lost when the show wraps up. Identify whether your objectives were met and if the cost of attending had a positive long-term effect for you and your business. If you plan your attack, you will be confident in knowing the time you have spent at the show was worthwhile.

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BIO:Derse is a complete face-to-face marketing agency and exhibit builder with more than 450 employees and six full-service divisions. Ranked as a Top 10 Experiential/Event Marketing Agency by Advertising Age and B2B Top Shop by Chief Marketer, Derse brings a smarter wins approach to exhibits, events and environments for client programs in more than 50 countries.