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Friday, February 20, 2009
Jeff Goldberg, Sale Pro & Author www.jgsalespro.com along with yours truly will be giving as presentation to the ExecuLeaders.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I will be giving a presentation on Trade Shows at the Middle Country Library -
John Mangione, Owner of the PR Store www.prstore311.com and I will be giving a presentation on Trade Show Marketing and Sales- Keep a look out for a time and place.
ExecuLeader Breakfast #31
Please Attend the ExecuLeader Breakfast on Friday December 19th 7:30AM - 10:00AM At The Carlyle on The Green Bethpage State Park
Facilitatored Table Networking and a Special Presentation by the Charles Wang/LightHouse Development Group & Scott Rechler's/Rex Corp Realty's Project
Please respond to me and let me know if you will be attending, then be sure to register online at
Bring plenty of business cards and a raffle prize if you like to promote your company!
Hope to hear from you soon and to see you on Friday December 19th. Thank you, Rich
Additional Sites that give you a lot of local and business information:
Asian Trade Shows – There are many companies considering exhibiting in foreign trade shows in 2009. Many have the attitude that after the show is over they will rent a car and do some sight seeing. In some foreign countries driving, even being a passenger in bus or other mode of transportation can be dangerous or even life threatening. Countries in Asia have a dreadful death rate. Being killed in a road crash can be 20 to 80 times higher in some Asian countries than in the U.S.
ASIRT: the Association for Safe International Road Travel
www.asirt.org is a great resource for travelers. It offers a series of Road Travel Reports which can be downloaded from the organizations website for a suggested contribution of $30 per country. I suggest anyone who is considering going to Asia, or any other foreign country, for a trade show or even vacation take the time and visit the ASIRT web site before you make the trip.
FITA Issue 200 - WHERE TO FIND COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE
Know Your Competitors
If you want to get established in a new market you'll need to do some competitive intelligence gathering, to see who your competitors are and what they're up to.
Finding Competitive Information
is a well-written article with lots of links to sites where you can find competitive intelligence. The article is a good how-to about the process of finding competitive intelligence, and the links connect to sites that are full of solid information. Some of the sites are subscription-based databases, but others are free. This is a good place to spend the initial stages of researching a market.
December 2008 Q&A
I have been told by my manager that steps need to be taken to “Go Green” if we intend to participate in trade shows in 2009. My question to you is, “Where do I start”? The company has a substantial investment in a number of portable booths already and I don’t think that it is practical to just get rid of this equipment and start all over. What say you?
Bill C. Assistant Event Planner
There are a lot of companies that are considering and moving towards “going green” with their trade show effort. From the little investigation that I have done to date, there are not enough companies offering green solutions as yet. Those that do are not cheap. In some of my comparisons of booth costs you can see as much as a 30% increase in price for a green product.
My suggestion is to move cautiously and talk to as many people that you can that will give you more information about the green movement. There are many companies that say they want to be “green” but as soon as they find out some of the pricing, their attitude changes. What one client said to me was, “I want to indicate on my banner that my company is going green, but I certainly don’t want to pay for green right now”
There is a trade report produced by the Exhibitor Magazine Group called, “An Inconvenient Booth” it is a well written and gives a lot of good information. I am sure this will be of help to you.
continued trade show success,
John Hill, Trade Show Coach
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