Trade Shows { A Survival Guide }

It's trade show season, kids! With #BDWest around the corner and #HDEXPO hot on its heels, we @ STYLE have assembled the ultimate trade show survival kit. Whether your travels are near or far, the following should help get you through some long days on the trade floor and even longer nights spent with connections old and new.

What's in my bag, you ask?

Snacks | Days are long and you will be walking. A LOT. I like to maximize my time on the trade show floor, so being able to walk around with a protein bar and my trademark giant bottle of water lets me get the most out of the day. (Note: dump any water out before boarding your plane, don't be that person in line.)

Lotions & Potions | An awesome hand cream: In Vegas, your hands will be more dry than a day of handling tile!; Mints: keep fresh; Lip Balm: Again, Vegas. That place sucks all moisture out of you; Advil:  Long days + even longer nights.

Coffee | Breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner, dessert? At STYLE, we live on coffee. It goes well with Advil too!

Tape Measure | Because when you don't have it, is when you always need it.

  Electronics | Don’t forget the portable charger. Oh, and the charger for your charger. Text, hashtag, work, emoji, Instagram, fb, blog, email, connect your  <3  away.  A BIG Bag | Something you can throw over your shoulder; you'll leave with serious swag Business Cards | Bring a 1" thick stack. Keep in touch with your new connections.  Remember to update your digital "business card" - LinkedIn as well.  In today's digital world, it's all about online presence!

 

Electronics | Don’t forget the portable charger. Oh, and the charger for your charger. Text, hashtag, work, emoji, Instagram, fb, blog, email, connect your  <3  away. 

A BIG Bag | Something you can throw over your shoulder; you'll leave with serious swag

Business Cards | Bring a 1" thick stack. Keep in touch with your new connections.  Remember to update your digital "business card" - LinkedIn as well.  In today's digital world, it's all about online presence!

 See you at the show!