You’ve marked the date(s) on your calendar, pre-registered to attend, and booked your flight and hotel. You might be thinking, “I’m ready to go!” Not so fast. After investing your time and hard-earned money, don’t you want to be sure that you’re getting the most out of the trip? Of course you do. Lucky you, we’ve put together 5 handy tips to make sure you’re doing just that.
Follow the below 5 tips to ensure that you get the most out of your next trade show visit:
Get The Most Bang For Your Buck
Let’s face it: visiting a trade show can often be a pricey endeavor. Between the flights, hotels and registration fees, the expenses can add up quickly. However, a trade show can also be one of the best investments you can make for your business – there’s nothing quite like getting some face time with old and new business contacts and vendors alike. To get the most bang-for-your-buck, do a little research and find out if any other industry trade shows are taking place at the same time in the city (or even venue!) you’re visiting. Why not take advantage of other opportunities to connect with contacts in your industry while you’re already in town?
Pre-Planning Is Key
Do not give in to the urge of waiting until you arrive at your hotel, or even the show floor, to plan how you will spend your valuable time. A few weeks prior, take a look at the show’s website and take note of the show’s official hours, special events and seminar schedules. Then, start divvying up your time according to a simple formula: 30% for walking the show floor, 20% for education and planned special events and 10% for unexpected networking opportunities.
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