A venue to depend on.
Regardless of how attractive or innovative your trade show exhibit is, if you run into problems at the venue, you could end up with an expensive loss on your hands. You need to have a full understanding of the venue and it’s facilities. At our exhibition venue in Gloucester, to give you complete peace of mind, there are six questions that an experienced event planner like you should ask when talking to our venue representative.
1. What technology will be available in the trade show exhibit areas?
More venues are offering charging stations, Wi-Fi areas and other amenities every year. Ask about specifics such as the number and type of charging stations available to each exhibitor and whether there will be a dedicated Wi-Fi hotspot. If these are available, you’ll be able more fully utilize your own technologies efficiently and perhaps add new elements to your exhibit that weren’t practical just a few years ago.
2. Will you be using social media for this event?
Twitter and other social networking genres are an outstanding way to get the word out about an event and generate buzz. The more social media the venue is willing to invest in, the better your trade show exhibit results are likely to be, particularly if there is a way you can participate in their social media platform.
3. What is the typical demographic of expo attendees?
At our exhibition venue in Gloucester we can give you very specific information that will help you decide if the event is right for your company.
4. Do you have sponsorship opportunities available?
Don’t be afraid to ask about sponsorship possibilities. While major sponsors have probably been in place for months, there are often affordable opportunities remaining to sponsor specific areas of the convention floor or certain amenities such as a free refreshment area or a dedicated Wi-Fi café for attendees.
5. Will installation assistance be available?
Venues like ours have plenty of staff available to help with technical difficulties, lighting and electronic needs, and unpacking and helping you set up trade show booths. Others may not offer anything beyond dropping your boxes off at the entrance to the floor. Not us we are here to help! For more information please read here.