Network with buyers in Central Pennsylvania

March 6, 2012 by  

The National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM) of Central Pennsylvania is holding the third annual mini trade fair at the Holiday Inn Conference and Convention Center in New Cumberland on March 20 from 11 am-2 pm. Admission is free for NAPM members and $25 for non-members; food and beverages are included in the price.

For a business that supplies the industrial services industry this is the trade fair to check out. There will be the opportunity to meet with over 40 buyers from York, Lancaster and Dauphin counties. It will also be a great opportunity to network with fellow area business peers from communities such as Hanover. Arranging for a new business card printing order in advance will ensure there are enough cards to hand out to every buyer.

Exhibitor fees are $250 or $125 for women, minority owned and small business disadvantaged. Each exhibitor receives an 8’ table and food for up to two people; if you wish to have more company representatives in attendance an extra charge of $25 for each person will apply.

In order to take full advantage of the exhibit space, exhibitors should try and have at least one sample of their product, brochures outlining the services they supply, product catalogs, a stack of business cards and, if possible, promotional freebies with the company logo, such as pens or notepads. Taking the time to plan out exhibit space will undoubtedly result in increased interest from those in attendance.