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How long would it normally take you to find and meet with hundreds of new customers?   How we can guarantee to attract hundreds of local business operators to the Expo?

A feature of the Central Victoria Enterprise Business Expo is the program of FREE business briefing sessions.
  
Over 30 FREE sessions, presented by real business people who are experts in their field, on the topics that local business operators want to know more about. That’s 30 hours of free professional development for local business operators and their staff.

If we build it – will they come?

We heavily promote the Expo within the pages of the Bendigo Advertiser and Enterprise magazine, on local radio and television – to let business people know when and where it is on and that it is FREE. You will notice the marketing kick-in late June 2006

To support our advertising, we also conduct a heap of direct-marketing, primarily via email, as do the many sponsors of the event .

And we make it quick and easy for delegates to register, simply by visiting this web-site, reading through the Expo program (from June 2006) and registering FREE online. We even send them a reminder a few days prior to the event.

So – quality content, heavily promoted and easy to access – all available in one place, at one time, locally.

How can we guarantee to deliver them to your site?

Been to an IKEA store? You know how they have one long meandering “snake” corridor from the front door to the cash registers? We have designed the show the same way – to ensure that each and every delegate must pass each and every exhibitor to get to the Business Briefing Rooms at the end of the “snake” . Plus, we don’t have an Exit – all delegates need to go back through the show. And that means that there isn’t a “bad” site in the show. (It also means that our Delegates have the opportunity to meet with – and pick the brains of – local business operators in between attending the Business Briefing Sessions).

Once we have brought the delegates to you, it us up to you how to attract their attention and generate new leads for your business (though, even then, we provide you with some handy hints and tips on how to do this!)

What will your site be like?

Your site will be 3m x 2m with two (corner sites) or three grey velcrose receptive walls. You are also welcome to book a double site and we are happy to discuss with you if you wish to share your site with a business who you traditionally cross-promote your products/services.

Your site comes complete with power, lights, headboard and internet access, at no extra charge.

Do we provide furniture?

No. Many of our exhibitors have different requirements when it comes to “dressing” their sites: some want high impact visual branding, others are after a more intimate “meeting place”. We use to provide a table and chair to Exhibitors, but discovered that a table and chair was often inadequate for your needs – and many of our sites looked the same!

We do provide you with all relevant contacts so that you can order desks, tables, counters, shelves, brochure racks, plants, AV equipment – whatever you need to make the most of your exhibition site. Plus, you can save costs by bringing your own (from home or the office) and we save costs by not providing that basic table and chair (which keeps the Site Costs down!)

What extras do we provide?

Your business will be listed here online approximately 3 business days from receiving your Site Reservation (from March 2006) until 3 to 6 months after the event.

You will also be listed in the Expo Guide that is given to every delegate.

We ask you to provide a description of your business and what delegates will learn by visiting your site (and your description can include your URL so that your web-site is linked from the Expo Web-Site).

You will also be invited to our exclusive networking function.

And you will be invited to attend our Exhibitors’ Information Session some 3 weeks prior to the Expo. At this session you will meet with your fellow exhibitors, go through some housekeeping issues – such as security, bump-in and bump-out schedules, catering, etc.

Most importantly, at this session, we will provide you with some handy hints and tips on how to present your business, how to generate leads and what to do with those leads after the Expo.

A very special provision for all exhibitors is a $75.00 advertising credit to promote your business and your Expo site within the pages of The Advertiser (*The $75.00 advertising credit is offered as a discount of usual Casual Advertising Rates, or Contract Level Rates, subject to purchasing an advertisement of a minimum 25.00 – Your advertising credit can be used in the general pages of The Advertiser or within the special Expo Feature).

Do you get to select your site placement?

No. We take into account any special request that you have with regard to corner positions or requirement for placement of large display material or equipment. We then “set the show” to ensure the best possible flow of products and services and to make sure that we don’t have direct competitors next to each other.

Who else will be exhibiting at the Expo?

Anyone who provides a product or service to the local business community: from accountants and consultants, to web-developers, graphic designers, office furniture suppliers, car dealers – Just imagine what products and services you use in your own business……Your suppliers and clients will be the kind of businesses who will be exhibiting and attending.

Who is likely to attend the Expo?

The business decision makers of local small to medium size businesses. As a business-to-business event, we will not attract the sheer numbers of people who attend weekend car/travel/boat shows – But we will also not have any wastage: the business operators who choose to take time away from their business because they recognise that they need access to your products and services, are serious about growing their business by attending the free business briefing sessions and meeting you.

In summary, our exhibitors receive:

* Expo site, including walls, headboard sign, power, lights, wireless internet access
* A listing on this web-site
* A listing in the printed Expo Guide
* A $75.00 advertising credit to use with the Bendigo Advertiser
* An invitation to attend the Exhibitors’ Briefing Session
* An invitation to attend our Exhibitors’ Networking Function
* A copy of the 40 page Expo Handbook (great for this and lots of other business-to-business events).

How much?
Single Sites are $595.00 (inc. gst)

Double sites ,190 (inc. gst)

Like to reserve a site?Clickherefor our convenient online site application or click the How To Book A Site button above.

Any questions? Just email us

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