6 Tips to Get Ready for a Trade Show

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There is a lot of preparation required in order to get ready for a trade show. From booking a hotel to making sure you see as many booths as possible, it can be an overwhelming experience.


Check out these tips to make sure you are equipped for your upcoming trade show!

  1. Establish a Goal
    • Figure out what you hope to get out of your trade show experience. Looking to find a new partnership? Learning about new technologies? Establish a goal and stick to it.
  2. Book your Reservations Early
    • The earlier you book your travel and hotel reservations, the easier it will be to capitalize on discount prices.
  3. Do Your Research
    • Be sure to research the exhibitors you know you want to visit. This will help prepare you to ask questions and get all the answers you need.
  4. Get There Early
    • Getting there early is key. It will help you avoid lines, get all the cool giveaways from vendors, and help you make sure to see all the booths you planned for.
  5. Set Appointments
    • Set appointments with vendors you know you want to meet with during the show. This will guarantee you get to speak with the exhibitors that are a high priority for you.
  6. Find ways to Balance Your Time
    • Get a map and mark the exhibits you know you want to see and find the most direct path to each. Some shows even have mobile apps to make this easier! Plan the workshops/seminars you want to attend. The more planning you do, the more you will be able to see while you’re there.

Planning your trade show trip correctly is key to getting the most out of the experience. With so many booths and things to see, it can be an overwhelming experience. These tips are your key to conquering your next trade show!

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