The old tunnel-vision focus on the traditional sales funnel is now too narrow. It’s time to reframe the exhibition experience as a force that can push the marketing flywheel faster. Find out how the right show floor strategy can help companies connect with new customers, nurture existing ones, and accelerate growth.
What E3’s Cancellation Means for the Meetings Industry
65,000 attendees, 4,000 jobs, and $88 million in revenue won't be coming to Los Angeles in June, with leading video-game-industry trade show E3 canceled for 2023. It was meant to be the first in-person show since 2019. However, major exhibitors were unwilling to commit. Will other events follow suit?
Trade Shows Boosted by Strong Asian Interest
Increased business travel from Asia is good news for global trade shows. MWC Barcelona 2023 is seeing a solid increase in overall attendance, but it is still far from 2019 levels. Meanwhile, IMEX reports strong buyer demand from Korea and China.
A Future Vision for Trade Shows
Despite evidence that attendees today have different priorities, business events have largely returned to the same formats as before the Covid pandemic. As organizers look to adapt to a new reality, industry leaders share their thoughts on the trade shows of the future.