Arlington, Va. – Developed by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), a webinar series will provide the roadmap to success for retailers and suppliers in lead-up to the 2015 NACDS Total Store Expo. This educational series will help attendees plan and navigate their trade show experience in a number of areas, including logistics, technology, appointment planning, Meet the Market strategies and engaging with the media. The NACDS Total Store Expo will be held August 22-25 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.
Innovative resources like the upcoming webinar series are designed to provide attendees effective and efficient preparation strategies ahead of time to help maximize business opportunities and the overall experience at the trade show.
Each webinar is offered at no charge to all retailers and suppliers that are registered for the NACDS Total Store Expo. Following each webinar, video will be available online for viewing on the NACDS-TV channel. Below is the line-up of all webinars:
July 8: Show Logistics – From Set Up to Tear Down
Get the go-to-guide on how to ensure all exhibit materials are shipped properly and timely. Specific items that will be covered are exhibit insurance information; working with Freeman, the logistics company for NACDS Total Store Expo; move-in/move-out requirements and other important protocols to help make the onsite set-up and breakdown of the trade show the most efficient and effective experience.
July 15: Meet the Market – Suppliers
Learn from retailers and suppliers how they utilize the 10-minute Meet the Market program. Executives from NACDS Retail Advisory Board members H-E-B and Lornamead will offer insights on how these fast-paced business meetings provide important first-step business opportunities that can lead to long-term partnerships.
July 23: Meet the Market – Retailers
This webinar will assist retailers in finalizing their Meet the Market schedules. Important information covered in this presentation includes making edits to online schedules, how to review company profiles, and review of onsite logistics of the Meet the Market program.
July 30: Retailer Preview – Everything for Pre-Show Planning
Designed for retailers, this webinar is a one-stop shop to review all of the online resources to maximize final preparations for the NACDS Total Store Expo, including retailer resources, participating companies, the appointment planner, and how to utilize social media.
A previously-held webinar – Exhibitor Tools, Tips and Tricks – An overview of the Total Store Expo Resources – is also available for viewing under the Exhibitor Resources section of the NACDS Total Store Expo website.
Registration is not required for these webinars however, please contact NACDS’ Mary Medawar to obtain information on how to access the webinars.
“Preparation is truly the key to a successful experience at the NACDS Total Store Expo – both for retailers and suppliers,” said NACDS President and CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE. “Innovative resources like the upcoming webinar series are designed to provide attendees effective and efficient preparation strategies ahead of time to help maximize business opportunities and the overall experience at the trade show.”