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Trade Shows

International Trade, Global Digital Data Flows and Trade Shows: The New Marketplace

Diane Primo | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Diane Primo

Lust for exotic spices, opulent textiles and precious metals spurred the world's first trade routes and "international trade shows" via arcades and souks in ancient Greece, Rome and the Middle East.

15 Trade Show Booth Success Tips

James C. Gibson | Posted 05.25.2016 | Business
James C. Gibson

The benefits of exhibiting at a trade show can surpass any marketing or growth technique. Trillions of business deals are done at trade shows every year. The biggest and best trade show booths definitely have the edge, but not all are successful.

Why Shoptalk Isn't Jumping the Shark on Retail Trade Shows

Mike Cassidy | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
Mike Cassidy

Does the retail world really need another presentation-packed show featuring a cavernous hall full of vendors hoping to connect with retailers who are searching for an edge in an increasingly brutal business?

Authenticity and Artisans

Simone Cipriani | Posted 04.08.2016 | HuffPost Home
Simone Cipriani

Hands of Fashion: Kenyan artisan doing quality control on a Vivienne Westwood x Ethical Fashion Initiative 10th Anniversary tote bag © ITC Ethical Fa...

How to Make the Most Out of Your Next Trade Show

Daniel Scalco | Posted 04.05.2016 | Business
Daniel Scalco

The prep work that goes into a trade show is just as important as what happens when you arrive. If you put in the work before, during and after your e...

I'm With Stupid: Reviewing Important Stuff at the SIA Snow Show

Todd Hartley | Posted 02.05.2016 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I got to do something fun last weekend when I attended the SnowSports Industries America Snow Show at the massive Colorado Convention Center in Denver...

Booth Tips: 9 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Appearance at a Trade Show

Shuly Oletzky | Posted 12.03.2015 | Business
Shuly Oletzky

Trade shows and conferences give entrepreneurs an opportunity to showcase our products and businesses to our target market and beyond. These events bring entire industries together; packing a lot of potential business and growth into a single room or exhibit hall.

Eight Great Tips for Rocking Trade Shows

Jamil Bouchareb | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business
Jamil Bouchareb

There are many different types of trade shows around the country. All business cultures run trade shows as way for the different members to gather. Do some research on the different trade shows in and around your area, and pick the shows that relate mostly to your company.

AXIS x (Capsule) '15: Female, Focus & Fashion!

Marlon Regis | Posted 09.28.2015 | Style
Marlon Regis

Last week, during NYFW when most of the mainstream media and high-end, luxury fashion brands obsessed over who's who in the front rows of those runway shows, there was something far more creative going on at Pier 94.

Are Trade Shows Too 'Old School'?

Sandy Abrams | Posted 07.27.2014 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

Trade shows are an investment but the expense beyond the booth can be used for marketing materials that will be used long term and in a variety of different ways.

ICFF Trends and Finds

Courtney Price | Posted 07.20.2014 | HuffPost Home
Courtney Price

New York's 26th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair delivers design's timely truths and latest trends.

Live Events Are Back! (Were They Ever Really Gone?)

Nancy A. Shenker | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Nancy A. Shenker

I attended several "live events" this month -- trade shows, conferences, a fan fest, and a speed networking event. I'm happy to report that name tags,...

Here's Proof That Size Doesn't Matter

Ian Altman | Posted 03.09.2014 | Business
Ian Altman

Someone recently asked me about their attendance at trade shows as way to generate sales leads and new customers. They used to have great success atte...

How to Strengthen Your Sales Funnel Via Trade Shows

Rajesh Setty | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Rajesh Setty

Participating in a trade show generally requires a significant commitment of your time, money and resources. However, if you plan well, you can superc...

Trade Only Speciality and Fine Food Fair 2013 Launches at London Olympia

Judith Lewis | Posted 11.08.2013 | Business
Judith Lewis

In a secluded corner of London (or so it seems to this tube traveller), lies Kensington Olympia. This exhibition centre plays host to a plethora of tr...

Keynote Speakers 101: Are Professional Speakers Right for Your Event?

Scott Steinberg | Posted 03.30.2013 | Business
Scott Steinberg

If you're planning a corporate meeting or special event for your company, your choice of professional keynote speaker to kick off the itinerary can be every bit as important as the venue, theme and timing for the occasion.

Why Promotional Products Still Matter

Elle-Rose Williams | Posted 11.21.2012 | Business
Elle-Rose Williams

Whilst many people may have assumed that traditional forms of advertising and marketing were dead in the water -- the opposite is, in fact, true as promotional products are still an incredibly powerful marketing tool.

Small Business Essentials

Nelson Davis | Posted 12.21.2011 | Small Business
Nelson Davis

If you are only focused on what business is trendy today and how much money you can make quickly, the end is already in sight for your enterprise.

10 Tips to Make Your Booth Stand Out at a Trade Show

Scott Gerber | Posted 12.18.2011 | Small Business
Scott Gerber

I'm about to unveil my new business idea at a trade show. How can I get peoples' attention and attract them to my booth?

Fashion Weeks and Trade Shows: The Has-Beens of the Fashion Industry?

Joah Spearman | Posted 08.30.2011 | Style
Joah Spearman

Big city fashion weeks and major trade shows are not what they once were. It's now a lot like watching Billy Crystal tell jokes or Whitney Houston sing ballads. They're legends as much as they are has-beens.

Five Ways to Not Screw up Your Networking Attempts

Peter Shankman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Shankman

Networking doesn't begin when you get to the conference, it begins the second you leave your house.

Rod Kurtz

Ask Rod, Episode 11: How Can I Make More Contacts?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 01.26.2012 | Small Business

Executive Editor Rod Kurtz discusses how to grow your network, where to find more money and why angels aren't just a baseball team in California....