Home of the largest exhibit hall in North America, the Windy City holds a place on the calendars of most national exhibitors. Here is a list of the top 10 upcoming Chicago trade shows.
People enter the trade show world from a variety of gateway careers. But to grow and to avoid career burnout, professionals need to be mindful and focused when it comes to personal development. Whether you’re a newcomer to trade shows or a seasoned professional, the following represent “must do” activities for career enrichment.
Lead generation is the #1 goal for 85-90% of trade show exhibitors. But if your booth staff is doing no more than scanning badges or gathering business cards, they’re mostly just generating cold prospects. To ensure you’re providing valuable, actionable leads to the sales team, follow these tips.
What creates a successful booth stand? Is it the tables, backdrops, booth, theme, or merchandise? No way! It’s all about the performance of the booth staffers’. These tips will transform your mediocre booth into a noticeable, thriving, interactive booth stand!
We all know demos are a wonderful way to get attention at a trade show and showcase your products. However, sometimes it is not practical to bring your products to the show or maybe they are not easy to demo. What do you do then? Here are some ideas on how you can use technology to give your product or service the stopping power it deserves.
Much of today’s trade show marketing focuses on lead generation. But large sales to strategic B2B accounts typically aren’t decided by a single lead – they are more often determined by a larger buying team, and each member of that team has unique needs that need to be addressed. This has given rise to what’s called “account based marketing” (or ABM). But what does it mean? Find out here!
How many t-shirts, mobile device chargers, water bottles, etc. have you received at trade shows? How many of them actually changed your view of the company that produced them? Today, more and more brands are ditching the plastic trinkets in favor of less tangible, more experiential premiums.
Just as in a store environment, products merchandised at a trade show need to be displayed to attract attention, draw in traffic and maximize sales. To avoid displays that are either too sparse and boring or overly cluttered and overwhelming, use these guidelines for your next trade show layout.
In today’s ever changing tech world, we all need to stay abreast of digital trends. If you’re not directly selling tech products or services, you invariably have critical partners, suppliers or vendors in the tech sector. With that in mind, we present this list of large North American technology trade shows and events already scheduled for the first part of 2019.