There are two groups of shows you should be evaluating – the shows you are presently attending and the shows you want to consider for future participation. Before choosing a show to attend, you need to address the following questions:
1. Which shows best fit your needs? They should be within your budget, in a serviceable location, occur at a convenient time and, most importantly, attract your target audience.
2. If your company services a specific area of the country, you should attend shows that draw only from that region. If you want to expand your market into new areas, you need to investigate shows that attract prospects from those areas.
3. How successful has the show been in the past?