All around the world, so many eyes are on the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Whether viewing on televisions, computers, or mobile devices, the world is watching athletes who have dedicated themselves to pursuit of athletic excellence. How many of those millions of viewers consider the parallel to exhibitions? There are so many ways large international trade shows are similar to the Olympic Games.
Companies participating in international trade shows have the same primary objective, to increase market share. Planning and executing a show in an unfamiliar country presents a unique challenge to exhibit managers. Rio de Janeiro is a key market for Latin America and in addition to hosting the Olympics in 2016, it is home to major exhibitions.
International travel is exciting and will be enjoyable for you and your staff if careful planning for safe journeys is done prior to travel. A travel nightmare can be avoided for an overseas trade show or corporate event by keeping current with regulations and taking safety precautions.
Paris is one of the most recognized capital cities in Europe. Widely known for its cultural and historic landmarks, it is also a significant business center. Paris exhibition venues host international trade shows in all industries.
Wherever staff members are coming from, getting to Paris is easy arriving into Charles DeGaulle or Orly International airports. Access to the city from both airports is available via local (RER) train service, buses and taxis. In the city, taxis are available but the Metro subway and buses are more cost effective.
Every exhibit and event manager wants to increase their budget to achieve marketing goals and objectives. Many American companies are missing an opportunity to increase the annual budget by reclaiming Value Added Tax (VAT) or GST (Goods Services Tax) taxes paid on overseas shows.
A Value Added Tax (VAT) is a transaction tax on goods and services charged around the world. The name varies in different countries; you’ll see it listed at VAT, GST, MWST and Consumption Tax.