As a first-time Product Show exhibitor/attendee, I’d like to thank the Boston Area Chapter for an unbeatable experience. As a small service provider, we rely on close business relationships and networking, both of which allow us to see the industry from many perspectives. But in our thriving local economy, we’re often just too busy to nurture those important relationships. The Product Show was a great opportunity to slow down and spend a day mingling with old friends and new prospects, not to mention learning new information about our industry and the needs of our customers. As a first-time exhibitor, I encourage those who are thinking about reserving a space at next year’s Show to give it a try – it’s well worth the effort!
Our experience was both educational and entertaining. Booth set up was fast, and painless. Attendees included everyone from veteran decision makers to industry newbies, potential business partners and vendors (both allies and competitors) – all of whom combined to create an exciting, educational environment. Though our first priority was manning our exhibit, we made time to walk the floor and visit other booths. This was a great way to gain new product knowledge and application specifics – and take advantage of the seemingly endless and delicious food choices!
As the Show wrapped up, two of us decided to stick around for the After Party. Were we ever glad we did! Nothing could beat the opportunity to step out onto the playing field at Gillette. It felt like we spent hours catching and throwing the football, a unique experience – certainly the chance of a lifetime – and a great way to end a great day.
In closing, we would like to thank the Boston Area Chapter for putting such an enjoyable and memorable event together. Your hard work is noticed and appreciated! We already have next year’s spot reserved. See you then!