13. January 2011 19:12
Last week we shared with you how to use the Events in America online directory to organize and streamline your trade show itinerary. Below are more membership benefits on how this comprehensive online tool can help you exceed your trade show deliverables.
Generate buzz for your next event
Using the Advanced Networking Function you can promote your attendance at trade shows to other EIA members.
Above are icons of Events in America members that attended CES 2011
How it works
Each event record (ex:CES) has a section at the bottom called: “Advanced Networking” - see screen shot above. If you plan to exhibit at a particular event, you can post your booth photo or a photo of your sales team, so that everyone can see it.
Additionally, you can see other EIA members that are attending the event by clicking on their profile thumbnail picture (above). By selecting their thumbnail profile, you can see their contact information and what other events they plan on attending in the future – it’s a great conversation starter!
Send out an evite
After posting that you will be attending a trade show under “Advanced Networking” a thumbnail of your member profile will appear and you will be prompted to invite your customer base by plugging in their email addresses and sending out an invitation through EIA, in addition to your email service.
Search and Deploy
On top on the Advanced Networking Feature, you can use the Hotel Search Feature to find facilities nearby for some one-on-one time with colleagues or exclusive buyers.
Above, Hotel Search Feature
As a member of Events in America, search features allow you to narrow local hotel listings by: meeting room sizes and seating capacities so you can get exactly what you are looking for and end your search by submitting an online RFP.
EventsInAmerica.com can help you contact event organizers, find Preferred Suppliers , find Special Offers for savings on a variety of products and services and build custom contact lists. EIA has a wealth of useful information that is streamlined to be user friendly for your added convenience.
For more trade show resources check out our education connection library.