2024 HIRA /IMDA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
& Manufacturers Forum
March 4 - 6, 2024
Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel
9939 Universal Blvd. Orlando, FL 32819
Brian Sullivan / Founder / PRECISE Selling
Dee Donatelli / Principal / Dee Donatelli Consulting
Dave Edwards / National VP of Business Development / Premier
Don Sizemore / Owner / D&D Medical
Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel / Orlando, FL
Book your room online (group rate $179/night March 3-6)
Contact the hotel at 866-996-6338
*Be sure to mention "HIRA /IMDA Annual Conference" to receive the group rate
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10 Things You Need to Do for a Highly Successful Manufacturers Forum
Having a detailed plan of exactly what you need to do for optimal results
Checklist: A checklist of everything that needs attention before, during, and after our event can minimize the chance of something important falling through the cracks.
Booth Staff: All forum attendees must be registered.
Attire: Business casual; having your company logo on your clothing is a great advertisement when you aren't in your booth space.
Booth schedule: An agenda will be emailed to all vendors/exhibitors and attendees. The agenda can also be found on this website
Know your host: Co hosted by: HIRA - Health Industry Representatives Association & IMDA - Independent Medical Specialty Dealers Association
Keep your exhibit simple, yet effective: Of course, your exhibit plays a key role in ROI. If your exhibit doesn’t represent exactly how you want your company remembered, you’re setting yourself up to fail. All exhibitors will be provided with a table, table drape (company logo drape can be used and is encouraged), and 2 chairs.
Remember, less is more.
Choose a giveaway: Tired of the same old pens and stress balls? Give attendees a handout from your product line. Free samples and even product discounts can deliver long-lasting marketing results.
Showcase your most important products: Display your most important merchandise throughout your booth so visitors have easy access to it. Also, plan on offering live demonstrations so guests can see for themselves what your product line is capable of.
Have a process to capture leads: Gathering leads is a primary reason why business owners participate at industry trade show.
Follow up: Most importantly, have a best practice in place to ensure that each and every lead gathered gets the follow up it deserves. Following up with your event leads is the best way to establish a professional relationship with attendees for long-term return on investment.
IMPORTANT: Follow up should happen one to three days after a show. After three or five days, it’s too late and you’re sure to have lost credibility.
*This is a very short and general outline of the kinds of things you need to consider when exhibiting at a trade show. Start here, and you’re off to planning for success.
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