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Conquering RSPA's RetailNow2017

Posted by Marcy Stumpf | August 03, 2017
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Whether you’re a seasoned pro or first-time attendee to RSPA’s annual RetailNow event, it is a big event and a lot to take in. It’s easy to get lost and overwhelmed but never fear – we have some great tips for you on making the most of your visit to the show this year.

  • Set your goals – Think about what is important for you to accomplish at the show and make a plan. We suggest you review the show’s agenda and set your own accordingly. That way, when you get to the show, you’ll know exactly how to navigate the event.

  • Know the floor – Be sure to take a look at the vendor list and where to find each exhibitor in the expo hall. This nifty event map lets you see an overview of the show floor and mark vendors of interest with a star on the map. Easy peasy – no running around the show floor lost.

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  • Divide & conquer – Breakout sessions are chock-full of industry trends and innovative thought leadership, in addition to a great networking opportunity. Make the best use of your time by knowing ahead of time which sessions you want to attend and include them on your agenda. Better yet – if you have other team members attending, split up the sessions amongst yourselves to maximize knowledge sharing.

Additionally, follow RSPA and other favorite vendors on social media for the latest and greatest of pre-show sneak peeks, booth information, event details, live expo hall updates, and more.

To top it off, tradeshows like RetailNOW will have plenty of materials and swag you’re going to gather from the vendor booths. Stop by our booth, #307 – we are giving out great reusable bags, perfect for collecting all your show stuff, along with giving you a chance to bring home your own PlayStation 4 with VR bundle!

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See you there!