<p>An appointment-based trade show, the NACDS Total Store Expo is designed to meet the needs of companies of all sizes.&nbsp; The show seeks to maximize opportunities and value for retailers and suppliers over a short period of time, and offers new insights in today&rsquo;s evolving marketplace, providing a roadmap for the future of their businesses. &nbsp;</p>
<p>The key to success: Plan Ahead.</p>
<p>Designed for exhibitors of the NACDS Total Store Expo by members of the NACDS Retail Advisory Board, the <a href="http://tse.nacds.org/pdfs/tse_guide_to_success.pdf">NACDS Total Store Expo Guide to Success</a> provides valuable information and tips on how to prepare for and &ldquo;work&rdquo; the evolutionary trade show.&nbsp; </p>
<p>Tips on how to plan for meetings with current and potential trading partners and best practices to make the meetings more successful are included in the &ldquo;Advance Tips&rdquo; and &ldquo;Total Store Expo Appointment Tips&rdquo; sections of the guide.</p>
<p>The guide&rsquo;s feature &ldquo;A Look at Your Day&rdquo; provides exhibitors with programming information and helpful tips for each day of the trade show. </p>
<p>&ldquo;Fully utilizing the NACDS Total Store Expo Guide to Success can help make business meetings during the trade show more meaningful,&rdquo; said NACDS Senior Vice President of Member Programs and Services Jim Whitman.&nbsp; &ldquo;The NACDS Total Store Expo brings together industry partners across departments and functions with an eye towards the entire store, so it&rsquo;s important to put a plan in place that fosters results that extend far beyond the four-day trade show to help companies chart their course of business in the months and years to come.&rdquo;</p>
<p>Additional <a href="http://tse.nacds.org/Exhibitors/exhibitor-resources">exhibitor</a>&nbsp; as well as <a href="http://tse.nacds.org/Retailers/retailer-resources.cshtml">retailer</a> resources can be found on the NACDS Total Store Expo website: <a href="http://tse.nacds.org/">http://tse.nacds.org/</a>.</p>