Archive for the 'consumer expos' Category

Pakistan show is success

I am one of those Americans with little experience or exposure to the business world in other countries, so I was delighted to have the chance to get up close and personal with a dozen accomplished women entrepreneurs from Pakistan last March when they asked to consult with me about my Women Entrepreneur’ Small Business Boot Camp conference.  I blogged about the visit at: https://blingmybooth.wordpress.com/2011/03/05/women-entrepreneurs-from-pakistan-visit-arizona/ Today I was delighted to hear from one of those very successful ladies, Fozia Gulfam, who is the CEO of Danbys Skincare International.  She recently held an event for the company in conjunction with a Bridal show in Pakistan where she achieved fabulous success and received wonderful media coverage. Take a look at the video and you will see a vibrant, exciting, modern event with fabulously beautiful and talented people in a setting that could easily be New York or LA.  I would not have pictured it that way. I need to get out of my comfort zone and learn about the vast assortment of tradeshows, conventions, expos and consumer shows happening around the world.  It’s time to explose ourselves to a whole new world of possibilities for marketing and sales outside these United States.  Let’s go!  http://youtu.be/uNkduwZ0mpk

Home shows draw thousands

I had the distinct pleasure of presenting an exhibit marketing seminar to over 100 exhibitors who are preparing for the Maricopa County Home & Garden show that will be taking place at University of Phoenix Stadium August 1-3. www.MaricopaCountyHomeShows.com.   What surprised and pleased me was the fact that several attendees had come back to hear the presentation again after attending my last program for the Home Show.  When I asked them why they wanted to hear the same program again they told me that they successfully used some of the ideas I shared, but could not remember them all and came again for a refresher course.  I was delighted, of course, and honored when they shared a testimonial of their successful implementation of my strategies with the audience.  This event is an amazing marketplace for any company that wants to reach homeowners.  It is the largest home show in the southwest and is a woman-owned enterprise.  Thirty thousand people will pass through their doors in three days.  Their website gets over 100,000 hits before each of their four annual events.   I just completed a total backyard makeover and got our flagstone patio, built in BBQ, artificial grass and patio furnature from exhibing companies I met at a previous show.  It’s a lot of fun, so check it out if you need anything to do with your home decoration, building, landscaping etc.

Susan