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Hosting a Trade Show

Do You Have What it Takes to Host a Trade Show?

Hosting a trade show for the first time is an impressive endeavor. Before you take the steps necessary to plan this kind of event, there are some questions you should ask to make sure that endeavor is truly worth it in the end.

Do You Have Connections in the Industry?

Trade shows are a great way for companies and businesses within the same industry or connected industries to show off their latest and greatest developments. In order to host a trade show, your company or organization will need to have connections to other businesses connected to your industry to gauge interest and increase attendance to the event. If your business is new or doesn’t have a lot of positive connections to other businesses, hosting a trade show may not be the best decision.

Is There a Need for a Trade Show?

While hosting an event like a trade show can seem beneficial as an initial idea, it’s important to do research to find out if there is a need for a new show. Perhaps there’s a bigger show in the area, or maybe there aren’t a lot of businesses in the industry that are interested in attending a trade show. On the other end of the spectrum, there could be a desperate need for someone to take the initiative and connect businesses in related industries together. Research and evaluation into the subject will help you determine whether or not you should host a show or maybe just take part in one that is already planned.

Do You Have a Place to Host a Show?

If you’ve determined that there is a market for a show and an interest from other companies to participate, you have to find a place that is big enough to host the event. If your business is in the North Carolina area, Rocky Mount Event Center is a great choice! Our space can hold over 370 standard trade show booths with plenty of room for people to walk around and explore.

When looking for a place to host your event, there are a few key features to keep in mind. The space needs to have enough room not only for booths but for people to walk around and have space to explore. You also want to have ample parking, easy access for people to set up and tear down their booths, and close proximity to hotels and main highways.

Do the Benefits Outweigh the Costs?

After all your research and location searching, it’s time to fully weigh the pros and cons of hosting a trade show. Are the potential benefits worth the time, money, and effort you and your team would spend on getting the event up and running? If so, congratulations! You are on your way to hosting your very own trade show.

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