Tips for First Time Attendees
- TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR EXPRESS REGISTRATION Make sure you are registered for the show and have printed out your email confirmation to gain quick and easy entrance into our shows!
- BOOK YOUR HOTEL EARLY & SAVE WITH OUR LOW RATES Book your hotel stay using our housing partner, Connections. Clarion Events has teamed up with Connections Housing to offer you deeply discounted hotel rates.
- PRE-PLAN YOUR PURCHASES Be sure to visit the website to view the online product preview guide, exhibitor listings, show specials, show features and much more!
- SET APPOINTMENTS WITH SPECIFIC VENDORS PRIOR TO THE SHOW
- SET TIME ASIDE TO WALK THE ENTIRE SHOW FLOOR You never know what you will find. That one item may be your next best-seller.
- EAT, DRINK, SHOP, REPEAT Drink plenty of fluids and make sure to take breaks to eat or enjoy a quick snack.
- BRING PLENTY OF BUSINESS CARDS & YOUR CREDIT SHEET
- BRING A NOTE PAD AND PEN TO TAKE NOTES After you have viewed products and talked with the vendor, be sure to jot down some notes to reference at a later date.
- NETWORK WITH OTHER BUYERS TO SEE WHAT IS TRENDING IN THEIR STORES Speak to fellow retailers about what’s working and not working in their store. From trending products to management techniques. Help each other out!