Securing Value from Your Visit
Keeping up to date with industry trends and cost saving innovations is an important part of the security profession. However, as with any role, it can be easy for ‘the urgent’ to take over what’s important. To assist you with securing the most out of your trip to Security Expo we have collated a list of tips from ‘expo experts’ to ensure you walk away with a range of ideas ready to implement in your organisation.
1. Make a list of your objectives for attending the show and make sure you plan your trip accordingly.
2. Go through the list of exhibitors and decide which stands you need to visit.
3. Do your research. What new products have been launched in the security industry that will benefit your organisation? Find out which exhibitors are showcasing these and add them to your list.
4. Look at the different networking and educational opportunities available and decide which ones it will be beneficial to attend.
5. Wear comfy shoes – you’ll do a lot of walking!
6. Register before the event to avoid queuing on the day.
7. If you need to book accommodation check out our travel supplier for special rates.
8. Bring lots of business cards.
9. If you are attending with a colleague divide the brands into sections to visit. You can then spend more time with each exhibitor.
10. Download our Security Expo app (available soon) to help navigate your way around the show.
11. Visit the exhibitors on your ‘must visit’ list first, then move on to others.
12. Ask questions. Exhibitors are there to provide information so make the most out of their industry knowledge.
13. Network. Use the opportunity to speak to your peers and industry leaders to discover the latest information in the security sector.
14. Be open to new ideas when attending our educational events, even the smallest change to your organisation can make a big difference to the bottom line.
15. Security Expo 2014 has over 160 brands exhibiting and lots of opportunities to network. Plan to attend on at least two days to make the most of the range of industry information available.
16. Make a list of key connections you made at the expo and follow up with them post event.
17. Hold on to the show guide for future reference when you may need to access a security supplier.
18. When you leave the Security Expo take the time to make notes and organise the material you have gathered, assessing what you need for future reference.
If you would like to attend the Security Exhibition & Conference, save time on the day and book your free ticket here.