In the competitive landscape of the hospitality industry, where every interaction can lead to potential business opportunities, participating in exhibitions becomes a crucial element for hotel sales teams. Exhibitions provide a unique platform to showcase your property, connect with potential clients, and ultimately drive revenue. In this blog, we’ll explore strategies tailored for the events industry to successfully sell more at an exhibition.


  1. Strategic Pre-Exhibition Planning

To maximise success, meticulous planning is essential. Begin by identifying your goals for the exhibition. Whether it’s increasing brand visibility, generating leads, or closing deals, having a clear objective will guide your efforts. You must communicate this strategy with your team to make sure they are all on the same page.


  1. Stand Design and Presentation

Your stand is the first impression attendees will have of your business. Make it visually appealing and aligned with your brand. Use high-quality graphics and signage that highlight your unique selling points. Consider incorporating interactive elements, like touchscreens or virtual tours, to engage visitors and leave a lasting impression.


  1. Engaging Attendees Effectively

To draw attendees to your stand, you must equip your team with effective engagement strategies. Train your staff to initiate meaningful conversations, ask open-ended questions, and actively listen to attendees’ needs. Demonstrating genuine interest builds rapport, making it more likely for potential clients to remember you.


  1. Leverage Technology for Efficiency

Incorporate technology to streamline processes and enhance the visitor experience. Use your CRM throughout the show to capture leads, and leverage data analytics to understand visitor behaviour. Implementing technology not only increases efficiency but also positions your venue as innovative and forward-thinking.


  1. Offer Irresistible Incentives

Entice potential clients with exclusive exhibition offers or incentives. This could include discounted event packages, complimentary upgrades, or special promotions for bookings made during the exhibition. Creating a sense of urgency encourages attendees to take immediate action.


  1. Post-Exhibition Follow-Up

The exhibition doesn’t end when the doors close. In fact, the sale starts after the show. Implement a robust post-exhibition follow-up strategy. Reach out to leads promptly, expressing appreciation for their visit. Provide additional information about your venue and tailor your communication to their specific needs. A timely and personalised follow-up increases the likelihood of converting leads into bookings.


Selling more at an exhibition requires meticulous planning, engaging presentation, effective attendee engagement, technological integration, irresistible incentives, and strategic post-exhibition follow-up. Make sure you are getting the most out of the exhibitions you are showcase at this year!