Essentials for EXHIBITORLIVE 2018
AUTHOR: Derse / February 16, 2018
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:
- How to Write a Strategic Plan that Delivers Measurable Results
- Best of Both Worlds: Leverage Mixed Media in Your Exhibit & Events
- Effective Use of Social Media in F2F Marketing
- The Five Essential Components of an Effective RFP
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.
- experiential marketing
- Face-to-Face Marketing
- trade shows