Tech industry trade shows have become as synonymous with America as apple pie, the Ford Mustang and funny signs at professional wrestling events. Seems like every other month a swath of conference-goers hail from all over to gawk and fidget with the latest offerings. If you happen to be representing one of these companies, you’ll want your booth to stop ‘em in their tracks, make ‘em drop their high-tech popcorn and gaze in amazement at your presentation. Here are five examples of excellence in tech industry booth design to inspire you:
Trade shows are the ultimate time to showcase what your business has to offer and attract new leads. Unfortunately, the amount of effort it takes to put on an exhibition often leaves a large carbon footprint. When you decide to minimize trade show waste by going digital, not only do you show consumers that you care about the environment; you also streamline the process of accruing new business. Read on to find more benefits of going paperless.
At a trade show, your business’s success is largely dependent on having interesting giveaway products. An effective handout is one that has a prominent logo, is interactive and will encourage your customers to reach out to you at some point.
For the best leads and networking at trade shows, business owners have to focus on technology-based solutions. New applications and devices make it even easier to collect information from participants. By using the following technology-based ideas, marketers, business owners and trade show attendees can generate leads efficiently.
Each year, companies have a limited amount of time and money that they can spend on trade shows. By calculating ROI metrics for each trade show, businesses can figure out the events that bring them the best return on their investment. While many companies target larger events, small trade shows can be excellent opportunities for finding new customers. The main goal is to look for the number of leads, connections and customers that come from a specific event. Afterward, companies can calculate the amount that each lead or sale cost them to obtain.
Planning a trade show demands serious organizing chops. There are numerous marketing and logistical processes to undertake, most with multiple steps, and many occur at the same time. How confident are you that your resources and people can be put into lock-step to determine your goals and achieve them during and after a show?
No matter your level of experience running shows, seeing the big picture from the start can be a huge help. In fact, we consider it an essential factor for running a show that provides a clear Return On Investment. Follow along with the companion piece to our Ultimate Trade Show Planning Timeline infographic and make your next show the best yet!
Our trade show planning infographic dives deep into the ideal timeline for running a successful show, including every step for planning an optimal presence. Need more info on our process? Check out the Ultimate Trade Show Planning Guide for expanded notes about each step!
With 2016 already underway, it’s time to plan for this year’s trade shows. From budgeting to creating logistical plans, individuals can begin preparing for trade show success months in advance. By performing an annual trade show performance review and updating your plans, you can incrementally increase performance through iteration. These tips are designed to make sure your next year’s shows run better than ever. Without further adieu, here are some key tips for planning a trade show in 2016.
Some of the best inspiration for trade shows comes from the exhibitors on trade show floors. But even if you make the rounds of shows relevant to your industry, there’s a whole world of exhibiting you’re missing out on.
This list rounds up our favorite 2015 trade show booths covering a slew of industries across the world. Featuring some of the best trade show booths we’ve seen in recent years, this list proves that the art of the show is alive and well. Dig into this list for ideas and inspiration for taking your trade show game to the next level.