Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Planning An Effective Trade Show

Effective Trade Show 

When you think that all you need are pop up displays and outdoor banner stands to conduct a trade show that consumers would consider visiting, you have to think twice. Successful trade exhibits don’t just happen; it requires diligent, careful, and thorough planning to achieve the best results.

Trade shows are very important if you are wanted your brand to have a loyal following in the market. Trade shows, expos, exhibits, fairs, and other exhibitions open you to new opportunities that can help you generate more leads, find suppliers and get ahead of the competition. Through an effective trade show, you can achieve in a day what it would take you weeks or months to do if you just stayed at home. However, as what we mentioned above, it does not just happen; it requires the best of efforts for the marketers to create an exhibit that people will remember.

Planning an effective trade show may not be that easy, but is very possible by setting clear goals and objectives. Below are steps to plan an effective trade show:

outdoor banner stands 

Pick the Right Show

There are plenty of trade shows held annually in the United States, but not all of them fit your business so it will be very important to select only the fitting ones. Start by looking for trade shows, exhibits, or fairs that fit your product or service. Directories such as "The Tradeshow & Convention Guide" (BPI Communications) and "The Tradeshow Week Data Book" (Reed Reference) have a list of trade shows across the US including the show’s data. If you are looking for local shows for a more targeted market, you can refer to Chamber of Commerce or Convention Bureau.

Setting Clear Goals

To optimize your effort in joining a trade show, it is essential that you decide on the very purpose of participating in that shows, setting goals which are attainable and measurable. Everything you will do before, during, and after the trade show should be evaluated on how they can contribute on attaining those set goals.

Planning is vital because it determines what the flow of the event would be like. The outdoor displays should also be given a huge chunk of focus from the marketers as it will carry the name of the company. From looking for a reliable portable sign provider to mounting these tents and banner stands, everything must be carefully taken into detail as a part of the goal setting.

Create an Effective Exhibit

Where your booth will be located and how your booth would look like have an impact on trade show success. Make sure to look for the right location in the fair. Near the entrance, food stalls, rest rooms, and seminar halls are some of the best places where you can be easily seen. In addition, make it a point that the people visiting your booth will have experience what your company offers. If you got food as a product, let them taste it; if you got decorative items, let them see it.


  1. Thanks for sharing your thought here. It's very interesting to read just like b2b trade show marketing.

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  3. Promotion is the most important part of any business. No matter how good your product is, it will not reach its target customers if they are not aware of its presence. Trade Show Banners Stands are the best way to exhibit your superiority over your competitors.

  4. That’s quite an interesting post on planning an effective trade show. I am pleased to find all this information because would be participating in annual exhibit. I would also be getting new custom trade show displays for my first trade booth. If you have tips for that, please share.