Dec 5, 2011

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The Expo Experience

Your Guide to Sports Nutrition Industry Exhibitions

Do you want to improve your business? Get good deals? Build relationships and be entertained all at the same time? Then mark your calendar now to attend one of the nationwide sports nutrition Expos that are held throughout the year. It’s the best way to connect with companies who believe that the business of sports and health nutrition is the best way to increase your bottom line.

Across the nation there are several key industry tradeshows that you can attend to help you improve your business. According to EXPO magazine, over 92% of tradeshow attendees state that the number Globeone reason for attending shows is to see new products as well as keep up-to-date on industry trends. Generally, attending a show directly benefits the bottom line of your business due to special show pricing that is usually better than everyday deals. In addition, it’s a great opportunity to build and strengthen relationships with your business partners.

 

Why You Should Attend

• See new products and developments

• Keep up-to-date on industry issues and trends

• Increase your industry awareness

• Network with colleagues and vendors

• See specific companies or products

• Attend seminars and workshops

• The competition attends

• Place orders

• Entertainment-Most Expos have several sporting events ranging from Bodybuilding, Cheerleading, Car Shows and more.

 

Who Attends

Blimps• Fitness Centers and Gyms

• Natural Product Stores

• Franchises

• Buyers

• E-Tailers

• Smoothie Stores

• Retailers

Besides the shows listed below, Europa attends many more shows throughout the year so that we can visit customers such as you. We offer competitive show pricing, showcase new products, as well as free access to the show itself for Europa customers. Check with your sales consultant on shows that you can register to attend.

 

Top Industry Shows 2012

Arnold LogoThe 2012 Arnold Fitness Expo will again feature 700 booths of the latest in sports equipment, apparel and nutrition and a stage that hosts unique, non-stop competitions and entertainment that combine to make the Arnold Fitness EXPO the heart of the Arnold Sports Festival. When: March 2-4, 2012 Where: Columbus, OH More Information:www.arnoldsportsfestival.com

Expo West LogoNatural Products Expo West continues to be the leading trade show in the natural, organic and healthy products industry. Rated as one of the top 200 trade shows in the US by Tradeshow Week, Natural Products Expo West continues to help attendees reach their business goals. This show is exclusively for buyers.

When: March 9-11, 2012

Where: Anaheim, California

More Information: www.expowest.com

Europa Expos LogoThe Europa Sports & Supplement Expo Shows continue to expand across the nation. At any of the Europa shows you will continue to find bodybuilding competitions but also MMA, Cheerleading, Gymnastics, Skateboarding, Wrestling and many other activities for anyone to enjoy and even participate in. The Expos are constantly growing in size as well as offerings. Plus, there’s bound to be one near you.

Europa Get Fit & Sports Expo Orlando

When: April 28-29, 2012

Where: Orlando, Florida

More Information: www.visionstarinc.com

Europa Get Fit & Sports Expo Hartford

Europaman_drawing When: June 29-30, 2012

Where: Hartford, Conneticut

More Information: www.visionstarinc.com

Europa Get Fit & Sports Expo Dallas

When: August 17-18, 2012 Where: Dallas, Texas More Information: www.visionstarinc.com

NEW! Europa Get Fit & Sports Expo Phoenix

When: October 19-20, 2012

Where: Phoenix, Arizona

More Information: www.visionstarinc.com

Europa Expos Logo

Joe Weider’s Olympia Weekend

Over 30,000 bodybuilding and fitness fans from all over the world come out to see, sample and purchase the newest products from over 650 booths consisting of supplement, apparel and fitness companies while having a chance to meet athletes, celebrities and industry icons! Showcase events include FLEX Bikini Model Search, Pro Powerlifting Championships, Olympia Grappling Championships, Mr. Punyverse, Figure Olympia, Fitness Olympia, Ms. Olympia, Bikini Olympia, Pound4Pound Championships, 202 Showdown, America’s Strongest Man Championships and a few others that will get your heart pounding and your adrenalin pumping! When: September 28-29, 2012

Where: Las Vegas, NV

More Information: www.mrolympia.com

 

TIPS FOR ATTENDING

Before the Show

• Sign up for Europa eblasts by emailing promotions@europasports.com to ensure that you receive any early bird show deals.

• Avoid the confusion at the show by pre-registering. Contact your Europa Sales Consultant for pre-registration information or visit www.EuropaSports.com

• Have a goal of what you want to accomplish, such as which vendors to visit, what seminars and networking events to attend.

• Get appointments with any vendor you’d like to meet with during the show.

• Plan to bring any employees who would greatly benefit from attending the trade show.

At the Show

City Scape• Take some time to review events, education and exhibitor listings online before the show.

• Pick up your badge before the show floor opens.

• Make sure your badge is in plain sight while visiting exhibitors’ booths.

• Pick up a Show Directory Map when you arrive onsite.

• Bring plenty of business cards.

• Take advantage of show specials and discounts.

• Take a break every few hours to refresh, have a snack and get some fresh air.

After the Show

Make sure to take follow up with your Europa Sales consultant post-show to ensure that you can stock all of the new products that you saw at the Expo and place any last-minute show orders.

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