EXHIB-IT! 2016 B2B Expo – Resource Guide

Let’s work together to make 2016 the most successful B2B Expo EVER! This year we are giving you the tools and resources to help increase attendance and boost Exhibitor/Attendee interaction.

EXHIB-IT!, 9th Annual, B2B Expo, Sandia Casino, Southwest Capital Bank, Albuquerque, Networking
EXHIB-IT! 9th Annual B2B Expo

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why should I attend the 2016 EXHIB-IT! B2B Expo?
You should attend this event to strategically network with elected officials and top decision makers from across the State of New Mexico to make connections and gain tools to help grow and market your business or professional career and gain visibility.

Read our Blog “8 Reasons Why You Should RSVP Now & Attend our Annual B2B Event!”

Why did you move the Expo to Sandia Resort & Casino?
Every year our attendees spread the news of the B2B Event and it has grown significantly every year. We needed a larger venue to accommodate our Event attendees.  We feel that the venue at Sandia is at a caliber that reflects the B2B Expo and it’s attendees.

Where is Sandia Resort & Casino exactly?
Sandia Resort & Casino is located at 30 Rainbow Rd, Albuquerque, NM 87113. Click Here to View a Map

What is the dress attire for the Event?
Most of our attendees prefer business casual attire for our expo.

Will there be food & beverages served at this year’s B2B Event?
Yes. There will be food provided by Sandia Resort & Casino and sponsors Garcia’s Kitchen, Chick-fil-A and Annapurna’s.  Also there will be three cash bars (sodas and waters also) and one drink ticket per attendee will be included.  Additional drinks will be on a cash bar basis.  Bring your I.D.

Can I pay at the door on the night of the Event?
Yes. Credit card or cash payments will be accepted.  Tickets at the door will cost $30.  Tickets are only $20 if you RSVP by February 29, 2016, and $25 if you RSVP by April 22, 2016.

Who is the 2016 recipient of the B2B Event Silent Auction Award and Trade Show Display from EXHIB-IT!?
We are hosting our 9th Annual Business-to-Business Expo on April 26, 2016 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  In an effort to thank those organizations that continually give back to our community, we facilitate a live auction and raffle to benefit a local nonprofit.  The Award Recipient for the 2016 B2B Expo is the American Lung Association of New Mexico.

Donations are now being accepted for the LIVE Auction and Raffle.  Donate items and support the American Lung Association of New Mexico today.

 


FREE Promo Tools

  1. RSVP Page – Attendees can RSVP online in advance for only $20 ($25 at the door).  Admission Includes: Parking, Entry, Access to Roundtable Room (Space is Limited so Registration is Required) & Silent Auction, Food, and Drinks (beer, wine, soda, water).  
    1. Tickets go on sale November 18, 2015.
  2. Digital Flyer – Print and share this downloadable (PDF) event flyer with your  network of contacts. – Coming Soon
  3. Digital Postcard – Send, Share and Invite friends, colleagues and professionals from your personal and business contact lists, social media accounts and newsletters subscriptions. – Coming Soon
  4. Exhibitor Floor Plan
    1. Download and View the Exhibitor Floor Plan and List of over 80 Exhibiting Companies you should visit with.
  5. Twitter
    1. FOLLOW & Tweet @EXHIBIT_Experts on Twitter
    2. FOLLOW & Tweet the 8th Annual B2B EXPO Event account leading up to the event, or LIVE during the event – @B2BExpoNM on Twitter
  6. Facebook
    1. LIKE & Share the EXHIB-IT! Facebook Fan Page
    2. JOIN & Share the 9th Annual B2B EXPO Event Listing
  7. YouTube
    1. Watch, Like & Share:  B2B Expo Video Playlist, featuring event info and Sponsor Interviews – Coming Soon

LIVE During the B2B Expo

  1. Best Local Brand – LIVE Voting
    1. This year the B2B Expo will feature the People’s Choice Best Local Brand Award for the second time.  There will be (1) First place winner in two different categories – one Commercial Company and one Nonprofit Organization.
    2. Enter your local Commercial or Nonprofit Company today!

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  2. Social MediaDuring the B2B Expo, EXHIB-IT! will feature a LIVE Social Media Stream on large screens on the stage and throughout the venue, with a goal to highlight attendee-exhibitor interactions, encourage conversations during and after the expo, and also provide a unique interactive experience at the event. Join in the conversations LIVE via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the Hashtags:
      1. #B2BExpoNM – Use the Event Hashtag – Helps to Brand the Event and let the world in on the B2B Expo conversation
      2. #BestLocalBrand – Use this Hashtag to talk about The People’s Choice- Best Local Brand Award Contest.  Promote your entry, or your favorite pick!
      3. #Exhibit_Experts – Use this Hashtag to talk directly to or share information with EXHIB-IT!
      4. #B2B – Share something with the world-wide B2B community.
      5. #TradeShow – See something innovative, or do you have a great idea? Use this hashtag to get the conversation going.
      6. #Networking – Make a new connection? Learn something new? Use this hashtag to share your Networking successes.
    1. Facebook
      1. Visit the 9th Annual B2B EXPO Event Listing on the EXHIB-IT! Facebook Page
      2. Join in on the LIVE discussion
        1. Leave a Post
        2. Give Feedback
        3. Share Ideas
        4. Ask/Answer Questions
        5. Use Hashtags:  #B2BExpoNM #BestLocalBrands #Exhibit_Experts #B2B #TradeShow #Networking
    2. Twitter
      1. Follow & Join in on the LIVE discussion with @EXHIBIT_Experts or @B2BExpoNM
        1. Leave a Post
        2. Give Feedback
        3. Share Ideas
        4. Ask/Answer Questions
        5. Use Hashtags:  #B2BExpoNM #BestLocalBrands #Exhibit_Experts #B2B #TradeShow #Networking
    3. Instagram
      1. Log on to Instagram, using your mobile device.
      2. Follow @Exhibit_Experts
      3. Join in on the live video and picture sharing
        1. Take a #Selfie or picture at the Expo – Share a 15 second video
        2. Tag EXHIB-IT! using @Exhibit_Experts
        3. Share Ideas
        4. Use Hashtags:  #B2BExpoNM #BestLocalBrands #Exhibit_Experts #B2B #TradeShow #Networking

Don’t have a Social Media Account?
Exhibitors and Attendees can use our tablet at the event and guest account to share, tweet, and post pictures. We have established a special twitter account for guests to use during the event: @B2BExpoNM

How To Use Hashtags

  1. Don’t Overuse Them – When using hashtags, don’t use more than 2-3 at a time. Any more than that and your followers and colleagues might think you are a spammer.
  2. Short and Sweet – Hashtags are used as a tool to define messages and navigate social media platforms. A useful and effective hashtag is specific, short and to the point.
  3. Define – Before marketing or using a hashtag, be sure you are aware of it’s meaning on social medial. Search using the hashtag on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or through a directory like TagDef.com.
  4. No Space or Special Characters – Using spaces or special characters will break-up the Hashtag, making only the first part connected to the # symbol recognizable and accounted for.

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