We’d love for you to join us at some of our upcoming events. We’ve seen success from so many of our vendors and feel we can help your business increase visibility, build your network and, grow your bottom line as well. Here’s how…
Compelling Reasons to Participate!
Many businesses find it all too easy to persuade themselves that exhibiting at consumer events or attending networking events are a waste of time and money. In reality, networking and showcasing your business with an exhibit is an invaluable marketing and sales opportunity which provides a host of benefits. Such as….
1. Generating new leads and sales
Guests have made an effort to be at this particular event making them a captive audience and active decision makers. At an event you have an opportunity for guests to use all senses – see, touch, smell, taste, hear etc. your products and services in real time. Think of the benefits this offers as opposed to asking them to visit your place of business with another type of advertising. Here you are, right in front of them!
2. Build and promote brand awareness
Exhibitions and trade shows provide unparalleled opportunities to raise awareness of your business and amongst the people who count. Not only do you have an opportunity to promote to attendees but also word of mouth after the event and also social media presence through photos, video, etc.
3. Effectively trial or launch a new product
There are few better places to trial or launch a new product than at a consumer event with an exhibit. Hands-on product demonstration with people who are most likely to purchase will also create a buzz among the community about your new product. This is your chance to get them excited about what you have to offer.
4. Establish business connections for recruiting
What better way to meet potential sales associates than face-to-face. See their excitement about what you have to offer and connect with them. Explain your business opportunity with guests from in and around your community – on the spot.
5. Strengthen existing customer relationships
By inviting existing customers to visit you at the event, you are provided an opportunity to re-connect with, re-introduce yourself to and greet existing customers with a welcoming smile. Not only does this solidify connections, it helps build trust and strengthens existing business relationships and allows an opportunity to explore future business.
6. Obtain extended social media visibility for your business
Most events provide often list participating businesses as part of their promotion for upcoming events. This provides your business with extended visibility to their audience and the audience of other participating exhibitors giving you access to not only the promoters followers but the followers of other businesses participating in the event.
7. Build trust with new and potential customers
Reaching out to new and potential customers in this environment is a far more positive and effective means of generating leads and sales than traditional cold-calling or speculative email marketing campaigns. Establishing a dialogue in person at the show not only makes follow-up calls or emails an easier proposition because you have already met the recipient, but also increases the likelihood of their success.
Honestly, these are just some of the benefits businesses see when they participate in local consumer events and networking events. The results are real and, provide the most cost effective way to gain access to customers especially when marketing funds are limited.
Think about it… Most businesses don’t have Coca Cola marketing dollars. If you have less than $500 to work with, where are you putting those dollars so that potential customers are actually seeing your products and services on the spot. Can print do to that? Radio? Television? Not likely. Consider participating in consumer and networking events your own «pop up shop» at an event that is already bringing the customers.
Easy networking for the business minded?
Join Us for
AFTER HOURS NETWORKING
We welcome over 100 local business owners, sales associates and professionals every month at different locations throughout the areas.
This Wednesday night grab your business cards and join us for our Statewide After Hours Networking
The following are some of the most popular vendor events of the year!
As an exhibitor you will have the opportunity to promote your business, build your network, meet potential customers and decision makers face to face. It’s a great way for you to get your name out there, become more visible and increase your following!
These events continuously sell out – DON’T WAIT! SECURE YOUR SPACE TODAY!
4th Annual Rhode Island Spring Festival
and Cupcake Challenge
April 6th and 7th 11am-6pm
Purple Cat, Chepachet
Need to get your business in front of a lot of people during a short time frame?
How about a weekend long event?
Two days Only…
Celebrating it’s 4th year – this successful and popular family friendly event has done over three thousand each year.
There will be 50 vendors located both inside the venue and outdoors. Great exhibitors and artisans, food trucks, wine tastings, live music/ entertainment, bounce house, face painting, children’s book fair
and other activities for the kids including visits
from Paw Patrol and other costumed characters.
One of our most popular events that proudly has 85% return rate from vendors.
Taste of Rhode Island is the premiere tasting event of the year! Get in front of an upscale crowd at this popular event with food, beer, wine and spirit tastings, food and spirit artisans, live entertainment, red carpet, professional photographers, valet parking, special guests, signature awards from celebrity judges and lots of social media promotion for exhibitor participants!
Want to get in front of an audience interested in health and wellness? Secure your space now as we’ve sold out every year so far! Exhibit to promote your products and services, conduct a health check and/or have a presentation in your area of expertise. The event is open house style format with presentations scheduled throughout the day.
or you just need to get in front of a lot of people…
With well over 3000 guests the past four years, this fun and family friendly event offers continuous live music, wonderful holiday shopping market with over 50 exhibitors and artisans, carolers, food trucks (pending weather), wine tastings, free movies for the kids, hot chocolate and cookies, face painting. Special Visits by Paw Patrol and Santa direct from the North Pole! The event is always busy and our return rate from exhibitors is at 95%. If you are interested in space, DO NOT WAIT. This event sells out by late Spring every year.