Successful participation in trade fairs
Out of all the marketing instruments available trade fairs offer by far the widest range of functions. This is where exhibitors can conduct business, cultivate their image, look for business partners or examine the market. The same applies to visitors. Trade fairs are the ideal place for surveying the market, comparing prices and sales terms, trying out products, discussing their applications and doing business.
For this reason, even in the internet age the importance of trade fairs has not diminished. Today, many exhibitors pursue a wider range of aims at trade fairs than they did a number of years ago. However, in order to make the most of a trade fair it is essential to prepare optimally and to choose the “right“ event, the best option for meeting the stated objectives. It involves everything from choosing the right employees for one’s stand to using advertising materials that target prospective visitors. Ultimately, the most important thing is to systematically collect and evaluate the contact information secured at trade fairs.
This toolbox offers tips on how to navigate your way along every step of the way, from preparing for a trade fair through to conducting a follow-up analysis:
- 10 steps to successful trade fair participation
- Use checklists
- German trade fair industry