- Parent Category: WEDA ED Site Content
- Published on Thursday, 03 May 2012 18:26
Let's face it, trade shows are a beast. Not only are the a poor ROI for Economic Developers, they are one of the most expensive marketing ventures one can undertake. For a community to exhibit at a trade show cost an average of $8,750. And if you decide to attend with your state or regional group, your grouped together with all of your competing areas trying to attract the same prospects coming to the booth.
SHOWS ARE EXPENSIVE AND YIELD A LOW ROI FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Not only are shows expensive, they are a logistic nightmare and typically yield only two days of effective foot traffic. Shipping the booth, ensuring marketing materials show up on time, booking your hotels, negotiating with show union members to deliver your materials, being stuck at the booth instead of working the show, and dealing with all the other head aches shows can bring simply makes Trade Shows an unattractive option. But Trade Shows are very valuable and do serve a need. Trade Shows are a great opportunity to gain valuable education on certain industries while meeting face to face with actual companies looking to grow their business.
INSTANTLY GET IN THE GAME!
WEDA's Trade Show and VIP Networking Events Program gets you in the game of face to face networking. By investing in WEDA's Trade Show and VIP Networking Events Program you will be able to attend all the trade shows we exhibit. We take care of all the planning, registering, and construction of our booth, so you don’t have to worry about a thing! We also cover the cost of your badge and even a guest if you would like! (Some shows do have badge fees that are unavoidable, and are the clients responsibility, i.e. Windpower)
DON'T WANT TO ATTEND OR ARE UNABLE TO? WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED!
If you're not able to attend any or all of WEDA's Shows, don't worry, we've got you covered. WEDA will always showcase your marketing materials and represent your area when we meet prospects that have interests that align with the benefits your area has to offer. You will receive the leads we cultivate from the show who have interest in the state or region. Another main portion of this package entitles you to attend all the VIP Networking events WEDA hosts. (Attend at no additional cost!) These are great to get face to face time.
WEDA HAS YOUR TICKET TO SUCCESS!
One of WEDA most popular times is our VIP Networking Events. They are not only a great way to say thank you to all of our clients, they are a great way to spend quality time with prospects you find at the show and be introduced to ones we bring. We provide those in attendance with special VIP tickets that may be used as ice-breakers when working the show floor. These VIP Tickets are a great way to invite prospects to the VIP Event and talk more in depth about their specific needs. It's an and effective way to invite prospects to a quality VIP Event you can represent as yours, after all it is!
After Each event you will receive a Contact Pack. Our clients receive this after each show to update them on the success that we had and sheds some light on Networking Events, and the people that attended!
Wanna see us and our clients in action? Here are a couple videos you can click on and view. See for yourself why our Trade Show and VIP Networking events are so popular with Economic Development Professionals and Corporate Site Locators.
By investing in WEDA's Trade Show and VIP Networking Event Prospect Marketing Program, you will recieve the following benefits.
- Attend and work each Trade Shows or don’t, we still have you covered with this Program. We represent your area and showcase your literature at each and every show!
- Ability to Attend and Exhibit at all of the WEDA Trade Shows & Access to all of the WEDA Networking Events
- You receive 2 trade show Badges to each Trade Show that WEDA attends (Some shows do charge an additional fee and individual members are responsible for the difference)
- The ability to Display your communities Marketing Materials at the WEDA booth at each Trade Show
- We distribute your materials to anyone that we identify as an Expanding or Relocating Company that shows interest in your area!
- Ability to Network with Site Selectors Such as CB Richard Ellis, Newmark Knight Frank, CresaPartners, and many more at our VIP Networking Events!
- PLASTEC / MD&M Shows – (Plastics, Medical Device, Manufacturing)
- Design 2 Part Shows - (Design and Contract Manufacturing)
- Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo – (Renewable Energy)
- PROMAT - (Material handling and logistics)
- AeroDef Manufacturing - (Aerospace and Defense MFG)
- WINDPOWER Conference- (Windpower)
- Solar Power International (SPI) - (Solar)
- FABTECH - (Metal Fabrication, Forming & Welding)
- AMI International - (Meat, Poultry and Seafood Processing)
- BIO - (Biotechnology)
- Process Expo – (Food/Beverage equipment and technology)
- SAE - (Automotive)
- NPE - (Plastics)
- IMTS - (International Manufacturing Technology Show)
- NBAA - Aviation
- ICSC - (Retail)
- Cornett - (Corporate real estate)