Our Near Convention Solutions present a new opportunity for associations to secure client and partner events during major industry shows and allows attendees to easily find and book evening entertainment during the convention.
This new and innovative service makes booking events and experiences around conferences, trade shows and conventions easier than ever. Our conference partnerships extend the show floor after it’s closed for the day, and give exhibitors and attendees more face time, and in turn better relationships, more business and memorable experiences.
More than 75% of trade show attendees travel more than 400 miles to attend, and one of the top three goals trade show exhibitors have is to build relationships. New conference offering conveniently connects these out-of-towners with evening entertainment and gives exhibitors an unfair advantage by providing more opportunities to close deals, nurture relationships and network.
How it works for attendees and exhibitors
Your attendees and exhibitors will discover unique and memorable experience ideas within miles or steps of the conference space. They can choose from an extensive list of themes and interests, or suggest their own, and we will organize it making sure it happens near the convention center or hotel. If an attendee is looking to build a large-scale event that requires piecing together venue space, transportation, décor, activities and entertainment we will make it happen.
How it works for associations
We’ll partner with associations to provide unique experiences near the convention or tradeshow. Choose from catered shopping experiences at national retailers or local boutiques where attendees receive one-on-one consultations, movie theater buyouts, sailing excursions, hands-on mixology and culinary events, wine tastings and chef demos in addition to more traditional dinners and cocktail hours. We build out a microsite with your branding and specifications, and provide you with customized marketing materials to make discovering and booking an event as easy as possible for your attendees, members, exhibitors and affiliates. While events can be booked in a few clicks on the customized microsite, our event experts are available to chat online or by phone if assistance is needed.
Why it works
Our conference solution is a ground-breaking industry first and gives associations never available before advantages:
- access to the best venues and unique event experiences
- an easy-to-use platform that enables online booking
- new value to attendees and exhibitors, inciting repeat attendance and deeper connections between attendees
- economic benefits to the city surrounding the conference
- access to data about what type of experiences your attendees are booking, where they are spending time and what works best
- branded marketing materials that offer attendees creative and localized ideas for time between, before or after sessions and show floor visits.