Technology and social media impact trade show and marketing programs both in the U.S. and at international events as well. It isn’t just about Twitter, Facebook and hashtags, trade show managers need to be sure the company website is “mobile friendly” too. The latest search engine algorithm change for mobile devices could leave your website off searches if it is not formatted for tablets and smart phones. Exhibit graphics and messaging incorporate social media and QR codes to engage the audience so mobile access should be incorporated as well.
São Paulo, the largest city in Brazil, is considered the hub of Latin American business. Today São Paulo is home to multinational corporations in various industries. The international trade shows and conferences reflect the economic diversity of the city. Nineteenth century prosperity began with the coffee industry then continued with industrialization. The city’s rich heritage of immigrants from Portugal, Italy and Japan contribute to its unique culture.
Trade show displays are no longer just a 3-dimensional tool to deliver an exhibiting company’s marketing message. Including social media in exhibit planning objectives is another way to increase customer awareness and market share. Exhibitions are an opportunity for face-to-face interaction with customers. Social media can engage customers before, during and after the show.
In this four part series created specifically for those new to international exhibiting, we discussed trade show terminology, purchasing space, types of exhibits available for your international trade show and finally, shipping options and overseas tax.
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In part four of this series, an introduction to international exhibiting, you will learn more about shipping options and overseas tax. Initially you may not think these two services have very much in common but soon you will see the correlation.