Attending exhibitions is a great way to get your business noticed, make connections and network. Expos are the perfect platform to attract potential customers; you can display your products to draw the attention of targeted customers, which is great for meeting both new and existing customers. Expos can help your business build that personal touch that customers love, additionally, you will gain a better understanding of your customer base and have the chance to secure genuine feedback on your products.
As well as creating brand awareness, expos allow you to gain a better understanding of your market and identify your competitors. If you own a business, you are doing yourself a disservice by not attending as many exhibitions as possible. Here are some important business expos coming up in 2019:
The Business Show 2019: 15th – 16th May
The Business Show has been running for 17 years and has established a reputation as one of the country’s leading business exhibitions with its blend of respected speakers, interactive features and industry leading suppliers.
This two-day event is taking place on the 15th and 16th May and typically attracts 25,000 businesses, whose goal is to improve and expand their business. You can expect keynote speakers giving presentations on how to adapt your business marketing, the secrets of successful sales, mobile banking, high performance decision making, podcasting and so much more.
This event takes place in ExCeL in London on the Royal Victoria Dock.
Let’s Do Business Brighton Expo 2019: 13th June
Now running into their 16th year, the Let’s Do Business exhibition allows local businesses to showcase their products and services and connect with like-minded business people. With thought-provoking seminars and the chance to meet key business decision makers from Sussex and the South East. For 2019, the theme is innovation, and how technological advances can be used to change the way business is done.
This expo will take place in the AMEX Stadium in Falmer.
Multimodal 2019: 18th – 20th June
This year, Multimodal celebrates 12 years of putting shippers, retailers, wholesalers, importers and exporters in front of exhibitors who offer the latest logistics and supply chain solutions. Multimodal is the UK, Ireland and Northern Europe’s premier freight transport, logistics and supply chain management event.
Through Multimodal, businesses can discover new ways of moving their products more efficient and meet new suppliers. The expo offers the opportunity for shippers to meet and network with those from their sector, and in 2019 the focus will be on AI and blockchain, the newest in technological innovation.
Multimodal will be taking place in Hall 4, The NEC, Birmingham.
South West Business Expo: 20th November
2019 marks the 7th show for the South West Business Expo, it is the largest business expo in the South West and the destination for businesses to grow and prosper. It offers the chance to network with a large variety of business owners as well as advice and support from organisations and speakers.
The South West Business Expo is the chance to sell to thousands of receptive, enthusiastic and growing businesses. You can generate sale leads, launch new products and services, reach targeted organisations, build your brand image, build relationships with customers and market to your target audience.
The South West Business expo will take place at the Westpoint Arena, Exeter.
Promotional Gifts for Expos
Filling your exhibition table with enticing promotional gifts is a great way to provide potential customers with useful information as well as reminders to enhance the perception of your brand. They contribute to a decision-maker’s intent to buy and are much more effective than a simple leaflet or information pack. As well as drawing people to your table for a closer look, they serve as a physical advertisement for your brand that will keep your company in customer’s mind long after the exhibition ends.
Here are some of the most popular exhibition freebies for expos:
Though not the most original idea, tote shopping bags are a classic that people can’t help but love. These high-quality cotton bags are perfect for reusing over and over again – nobody likes having to buy a 5p bag. With your business’s logo or customised design printed on the bags, your branding will remain at the forefront of customer’s minds as they carry this bag with them wherever they go.
Trolley Coin Keyring
A twist on the conventional keyring, trolley coin keyrings come with a detachable carabiner clip with a split ring attachment. Not having a pound coin handy at the supermarket is a real headache for many people, so there’s nothing better than being able to whip out a handy keyring with a trolley coin attached, ready to use. And with your logo printed on them, customers will be reminded of your company every time they do their weekly shop.
Contactless Payment Protection Case
Nowadays, contactless cards are everywhere, with most banks automatically handing out contactless cards to their customers. As such, people are concerned about fraud from people using contactless scanners against their pockets, a new form of advanced pick pocketing. Expo attendees will love contactless card protection cases; they protect the inserted card from unauthorised reading by blocking the physical layer of RF link between the card and a card reader. This infinitely useful device can be printed with your branding and will be seen by potential customers every time they take out their card to make a transaction.
Make sure you have everything you need for upcoming expos this year with EMC Advertising Gifts. We have hundreds of customisable gifts to choose from that can get your business noticed at your next expo.