10 Tips to Make SABCS a Profitable Conference
Each year 7,500 physicians and researchers from over 90 countries converge on San Antonio, Texas for the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
It’s fitting that experts in the fight against breast cancer meet here in such a colorful and resilient community that for centuries has overcome battle after battle.
So that’s where I’ll be December 9 – 13, 2014 to learn, listen and report on the newest developments in medical research, improved treatments and reasons to hope that we will one day conquer the disease.
If you’re attending as well, here are a few tips I’ve learned about how to get the most out of the experience while making it a profitable investment for your organization.
9 Ways to Support Your Sales Team at Conferences
So, after all your hard work, you finally got management to fund an exhibit at an industry conference.
The problem is, now everyone’s asking about ROI.
The key to a positive return on investment is two-fold: containing costs while generating a lot of revenue.
Simply put, your plan must support your sales team’s efforts to boost sales at conferences. All it takes is some cooperation and a solid strategy. Luckily, you’ve come to the right place.
How To Create a Conference Strategy
What is the one thing you absolutely must have to successfully exhibit at a conference or trade show?
You have to get the attention of the audience. Until you have their attention, you can’t build relationships or sell your product.
But this is nothing new. Trade shows have roots in the ancient souks of the cazbah, where traders brought caravans of the most enticing wares to bazaars to sell.
These were spectacular festivals, magical and mysterious blends of bartering and one-upmanship.
Much like today’s exhibit halls, booth owners sought to stand out from the crowd. But each successful strategy spread like wildfire throughout the community, nullifying the innovator’s competitive advantage.
As our products have evolved over time, so too have our methods for captivating the audience.
10 Quick Tips to Dominate Twitter at Your Next Conference
It sucks, doesn’t it?
You spend thousands of dollars bringing your company to a conference, only to get average (or below average) results.
In the past, this usually would happen to organizations that felt they needed to have a presence, but lacked the resources to really “go big.”
But today it seems that EVERY brand stands out, with flashy colors, elaborate booths, and cool conference “swag.”
Getting attention can be virtually impossible when everyone is using the same tactics. Walk into any exhibit hall today and you’ll find yourself bombarded with sound, color and motion. It’s an advertiser’s worst nightmare.
This conference booth “arms race” has driven up the cost of exhibiting at conferences for everyone. And with bigger budgets come greater expectations.
So how can event coordinators help their brand rise above the noise and stand out? Find out more…