Welcome to the Small Business Ideas Forum! We are a community of over 100,000 small business folks with over 163,000 posts for you to browse. We pride ourselves on being the friendliest forum you will find and we'd love to have you as a member of our community. Please take a moment and register for a free account. If you need any help, please contact Chris Logan.

Small Business Ideas Forum

Small Business Ideas Forum

A friendly place to share small business ideas and knowledge, ask questions, find help and encourage others that are involved in the small business industry. Topics include small business marketing, generating revenue and small business computing.

Go Back   Small Business Ideas Forum > Small Business Marketing - Offline > Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos
Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 8th April 2009, 04:03 PM   #1
jm3
Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 14
Default How Do You Find Trade Shows?

I'm curious to know where everyone finds out about when trade shows are held. Is it mostly word of mouth, online?

jm3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Register or log in to remove this ad.
Old 9th April 2009, 01:18 PM   #2
Logan
Administrator
 

Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Colorado
Posts: 8,046
Default

Every one I've been to has been sparked by word of mouth. Typically people I encounter that are well established with the industry already. My experience has been the online information is more a supplement to me once I'm already aware of the trade show.

__________________
Search Engine Guide - Small Business Guide to Search Marketing
Small Business Brief - Small Business Ideas Forum, Articles & News
Logan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th May 2009, 05:24 AM   #3
blink8
Member
 

Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1
Default

I think most people finds trade shows thru search engines.
I found one good site to browse the current trade shows listing:
www.eventogo.com

blink8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th May 2009, 10:25 AM   #4
tanzc69
Member
 

Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 3
Default

I agree - most are word of mouth but most industries will have some sort of website with all the events dedicated to that sector on it - just a case of good old google!!

tanzc69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th May 2009, 04:52 AM   #5
vben
Member
 

Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 3
Default

It used to be word to mouth but these days when there are so many trade shows many use trade show directories.
I use http://www.bvents.com its quite good.

But these directories don't have all the answers, ask your business friends about the future events and show.

vben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th May 2009, 05:26 AM   #6
thatpromogirl
Member
 

Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1
Default

If your town has a convention center, go online and look at its events calendar. Most large towns will have this information online.

thatpromogirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th May 2009, 01:30 PM   #7
CutCompCosts
Member
 

Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 18
Default

If you're looking for specific industry trade shows I would recommend calling associations in those industries. Another way if you're just looking for local trade shows is to call the chamber of commerce and check the websites of places where they usually have shows.

CutCompCosts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th June 2009, 03:33 AM   #8
mgandy
Member
 

Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 4
Default

There are a bunch of websites that have trade show schedules and calendars. If your looking for local shows visit your local convention centers website they should have a schedule for all their upcoming shows.

Hope this helps

Mike

mgandy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th June 2009, 10:54 AM   #9
touchkit
Member
 

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Daytona Beach, FL
Posts: 18
Default

Itís all about money.
You can afford to attend the major convention centers - Las Vegas, Chicago, Orlando, Miami, etc. - go on their convention centers websites/event calendars. You will find all you need.
You donít have such a budget check with your local/area convention center.
Letís not forget , the show attendance is a major factor - itís useless to rent a boot if nobody will visit you.
I donít believe the ďword to mouthĒ is the most effective way to find the right show - every year is different.

touchkit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th June 2009, 12:42 AM   #10
up.louise
Member
 
up.louise's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 11
Default

Before, trade shows are promoted either through word of mouth or printed materials. Well, these are still being used, but electronic media are the preferred choice nowadays. The internet, especially, is being heavily utilized to promote different events.


Last edited by up.louise; 12th June 2009 at 09:20 PM.
up.louise is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply   

Bookmarks


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Share a Booth at Trade Shows foxdmatt Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos 7 27th November 2016 09:50 AM
Online Trade Shows jenjer Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos 13 8th August 2011 12:48 PM
Overcharged For Internet Access At Trade Shows? MoreMobile Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos 5 6th February 2011 10:40 PM
I Help Exhibitors Draw A Crowd at Trade Shows CARTOONIST New Member Introductions 7 9th November 2010 12:09 AM
Where Can I Find A Mapsite To Protect My Trade? smartbrain Search Engine Optimization 0 6th August 2007 06:04 AM



Thread Tools

Get Updates
RSS Feeds:
RSS Feed for Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos RSS for this Category Only: Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos

RSS Feed for Small Business Ideas Forum RSS for Entire Forum
Forum Rules


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Small Business Ideas Forum


 
At Your Business - Small Business Directory
Free Business Forms - Prewritten Documents
 
Search Engine Guide
Small business guide to search marketing

 
Small Business Brief
Fetching the Best Small Business Info


Free Links - Free Advertising
Free Guide - Online Directory



Advertise your business here
Contact us for more details!


Semantic Juice
Register now to access free Quick SEO service!


Rocket Lawyer
Sign up for free 7 day trial. Boost your biz!


Buy UPC Codes
Get your products listed online!




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004 - 2018 - Privacy