MaintenX International Celebrates Trade Show Exhibitors

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During Exhibitor Appreciation Week, MaintenX celebrates the difference great exhibitors make at trade shows.

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The best ways to engage an exhibitor include making connections, clearly stating your goals and scheduling meetings with potential business partners.

MaintenX has experience exhibiting at a variety of trade shows and would like to share some key takeaways they’ve learned as exhibitors. Exhibitor Appreciation Week is August 1- 5 and MaintenX wants to help trade show attendees understand how to make the most of their time with exhibitors.

“One way to make the most of a trade show as an attendee is to remember that an exhibitor can significantly enrich your experience,” said Bill Schaphorst, MaintenX’s VP of Business Development. “The best ways to engage an exhibitor include making connections, clearly stating your goals and scheduling meetings with potential business partners.”

The following are some of the best ways to engage an exhibitor and have a successful and productive trade show experience.

Make connections

Trade show attendees should hand out business cards to exhibitors they meet and would like to connect with. It’s also helpful for attendees to pass along contacts that could benefit from a product or service the exhibitor supplies. Even if an attendee doesn’t currently need an exhibitor’s services at the moment, passing along fruitful prospects can help should that attendee need those services down the road.

Schedule a meeting

Attendees should schedule meetings in advance with any exhibitor, speaker or sponsor they particularly want to learn from or are interested in partnering with in the future. The conference website and program should have information on how to get in touch with conference exhibitors and speakers. Remember to utilize resources, like LinkedIn, to see who you may know in common to help create a warm introduction. The most important thing to do when making new connections is to secure a follow-up, whether it’s a meeting or a phone call. This action will solidify your new connection and create something to look forward to in building your network.

Help Exhibitors by Clearly Stating Goals

Trade shows can bring home results that fit the company’s strategy if the attendee has taken the time to prepare goals for the show. Attendees that know their goals and can clearly state them help exhibitors to align their resources with an attendee’s specific needs. Getting to the point when talking with exhibitors can help save time and increase the likelihood of forming a productive business relationship.

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MaintenX International is a fully-licensed, facilities repair company. They are one of the largest national self-performing facility maintenance and repair companies in the U.S. MaintenX has created a network of knowledgeable and professional technicians throughout the country. With their team of well-trained technicians, MaintenX self-performs and manages facility maintenance for clients. In the event there is not a MaintenX technician in the area, the company has fostered a network of preferred vendor partners throughout the country to provide superior service for their clients. For more than 35 years, MaintenX has been expertly serving multi-location retail stores, restaurant chains, and Fortune 500 companies nationwide.

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