Be Bold! Business Development Ideas for Las Vegas Trade Shows, Conferences and Expos
November 11, 2018
As November winds to its close, there’s a lot of business being done in Las Vegas, even during the Thanksgiving season. Vegas is truly a 24-hour city for pleasure and for business. Over the next few weeks, a host of large conventions are coming to Vegas at some of the best convention facilities in the city, including the Venetian, the Westgate, the Flamingo, the Mirage, the Downtown Grand, and others.
Even with the advent of digital marketing and online meetings, one-on-one networking is still the most effective way to meet new prospects and close deals.
A recent HubSpot survey found that:
– Fact 1 – Nearly 100 percent of business professionals say face-to-face meetings are essential for cultivating long-term business relationships.
– Fact 2 – Surprising, 68 percent of young, entry-level professionals value face-to-face networking more than online.
– Fact 3 – On average, for every dollar companies invest in traveling to a convention, they receive $12.50 in value.
– Fact 4 – The close rate for in-person meetings is a whopping 40 percent! Compare that to a close rate of 5 to 20 percent for online contacts.
– Fact 5 – The average company would lose 17 percent of its profits if it eliminated business conventions and travel.
Do A Little Research Before Your Next Big Trade Show in Las Vegas
If you’re a business in Las Vegas, or anywhere for that matter, keeping tabs on which industry conventions are in town is a great way to expand your business. If you see an individual who’s is part of an upcoming conference – maybe a speaker or someone representing a company that you’d like to get to know, be bold!
Reach out on LinkedIn or by email or phone, and set up a meeting. Or, buy yourself a ticket to attend one day and browse the exhibit hall. Make sure to take your business cards!
On the flip side, professionals planning a business trip to Vegas are smart to do a bit of research beforehand and arrange meetings with companies and sales prospects while they are here in Vegas. Maybe you can discuss a possible alliance or co-marketing arrangement between your respective companies.
As we close out November, here are some of the high profile B2C and B2B groups that are coming to Las Vegas. Which one is a business development match for you?
November 14-30 Industry Events in Las Vegas
Immigration is in the news. Later this week, the National Convention of Immigration Consultants and Legal Documentation Preparers are meeting right here in town. Or, you can learn how to do business in India, for example, at a Falmouth Institute training event.
If you’re a diving enthusiast, a car collector, an Amazon fanatic, or are interested in start ups or the expanding cannabis marketplace, be sure to check out these upcoming trade shows, conventions, and expos, happening Nov. 14 – 30 in Las Vegas:
2018 DEMA Show (Diving Equipment & Marketing Association) – Nov. 14-17 at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino – 10,000 attendees
Autodesk, Inc. University 2018 – Nov. 13-15 – at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino – 12,000 attendees
Falmouth Institute, Inc. – The Essentials of Indian Law: Everything You Need to Know to Work in Indian Country 2018 – Nov. 14-16 – at the Embassy Suites Las Vegas Airport – 20 attendees
Lean Startup Co. LLC – 9th Annual Flagship Conference – Nov. 14-16 – at the Downtown Grand Las Vegas – 700 attendees
2018 National Marijuana Business Conference 2018 (MJBizCon) – Nov. 14-16 – at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino – 25,000 attendees
2018 Mecum Collector Car Auctions – Nov. 15-17 – at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino – 15,000 attendees
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP) Annual Conference – Nov. 16-21 – at the Mirage Hotel & Casino – 1,500 attendees
2018 National Convention of Immigration Consultants and Legal Documentation Preparers – Nov. 16-17 – at the Flamingo Las Vegas – 1,000 attendees
Amazon Web Services “re:Invent 2018” – Nov. 26-30 – at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino – 55,000 attendees
Embrace the networking king or queen inside you!
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