Suppliers' Rejuvenate Marketplace Checklist
Suppliers, print this checklist and keep track of what you need to accomplish before attending Marketplace, Oct. 18-21, in Louisville, Ky. Refer to the FAQ page if you still have unanswered questions or contact Destiny Justus.
☐ Register for Rejuvenate Marketplace.
☐ Book your hotel room.
☐ Reserve transportation from the airport to the hotel through Sandollar Limo.
☐ Know what to expect by checking out the conference schedule.
☐ Select topics you want to learn about in the educational sessions. Don’t underestimate this prime opportunity for additional networking as you listen to fantastic speakers and learn alongside your supplier and planner colleagues.
☐ Lighten your load. Ours is a “reverse” trade show, so you will not be assigned a booth and will not be required to bring collateral; however, some suppliers choose to bring a small gift such as a pen or a brochure about their destination to hand out at appointments. Be aware that since you are circulating the trade show floor, you will have to carry with you whatever giveaway items you may choose to bring.
☐ Make appointment requests. Approximately five to six weeks prior to Marketplace you will receive an e-mail from RejuvenateMarketplace@CollinsonMedia.com with your Delegate ID and password with instructions on how to make your appointment requests. Make all of your 66 allowed requests. Requests are assigned using a three-tier system: first, mutual requests; second, planner requests; and third, supplier requests.
☐ Plan your free night. Send an invitation to planners with whom you would like to take out on the Free Night, Tuesday, October 19. Contact Cinnamon Jawor from the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau at 502-560-1485 for assistance with planning your evening.
☐ Map out your schedule. About 10 days before the show, you will receive an e-mail prompting you to view your final schedule of appointments. You can view this by logging back into the Passport appointment-requesting system and clicking “View Appointment Schedule.” Research planners with whom you have appointments so you can best prepare for your meeting.
☐ Start networking early. Connecting Point is yet another opportunity to network with planners. It’s the perfect place to find that planner you didn’t get on your appointment schedule or someone with whom you need more time. Contact planners beforehand to set up meetings during Connecting Point’s designated hours.
☐ Dress for Success. The dress code for the conference is business casual. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes during the Marketplace portion as there is only one minute between appointments for “travel time” to your next appointment.
☐ Familiarize yourself with the host city. Check out the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau website for information on attractions, restaurants and highlights to see while you are in town.
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