Nearly 60% of CIPS designees have attended at least one international trade show. Which shows are most popular?
Beyond the Trade Show
International travel typically involves substantial time and expense. If you’re attending a trade show, consider taking extra steps to maximize the value of your trip:
Visit local real estate offices. If you’re affiliated with a major real estate brand, any offices in your travel destination should be at the top of your list. Bring materials to share about your market and gifts, if appropriate.
Check in with other CIPS designees before the show. Other designees in the area may be attending the same meeting—consider posting your attendance on Facebook and ask others if they will be there too. Express your interest in meeting at the show or if they are in the area, making introductions at their office, over coffee, etc.
Immerse yourself in the culture. Save time for pleasurable activities too, seeing the sights and enjoying the food!