The Trade Show Council Welcomes All Participants in the Business -- Membership is Free.
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The mission of the Trade Show Council is to foster communication among all participant in the trade show business for the greater success of the business. A code of best practices is being drafted -- to be called the “Trade Show Code,” which will list a code of best practices that the Trade Show Council suggests for all participants.
We are working on a "Convention Score" series of questions that exhibitors should be asking about the shows they are considering. That will soon be posted at www.ConventionScore.com.
Our Speakers Leads page allows meeting planners to quickly share the call for speakers – and speakers can scroll thought them or opt-in to receive in real time when entered -- it is at www.SpeakerLeads.com.
Convention Match to be offered by Trade Show Council.The problem is both exhibitors and show managers should know about, test and participate in more shows. The service will help both trade shows and exhibitors find each other. The service will be depoyed at www.ConventionMatch.com soon.
The Trade Show Council started out as the Exhibitor Rights Council made up a small group of exhibitors who over their decades of exhibiting faced lots of inconveniences due to a lack of established guidelines. That’s where the original list of 26 inconveniences came from. Later, this core group of exhibitors realized they were not alone in having grievances and reached out to recognize others involved and asked them to share their grievances.
The “Council” welcome:
- Exhibitors – Those with physical presence at a show.
- Sponsors – Those who buy advertising and promotion related to a show.
- Contractors – Those who provides services like carpenters
- Vendors who sell booth space exhibitors
- Vendors who rent or sell equipment to exhibitors.
- Attendees of professional shows.
- Attendees of consumer shows.
- Information providers – The speakers and presenters who keynote and lead sessions. This includes authors.
- Show managers and agents – who sell booth space.
- Venue owners – Such as McCormick Place is run by the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority.
- Convention and visitors bureaus.
Click on the sign-up link in the upper right corner to join free.