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Exhibitor Insight Ep. 14 - LaView Security at CEDIA Expo 2018

Episode 14: LaView Security

Episode 14 of Exhibitor Insight features Peter and John from LaView Security. Discover Peter's secret when talking to industry experts at trade shows. Ever had your hands on security cameras with full color night vision & thermal sensors? See what the hype is about!

Knowledge is Power

As you know, one of the most invaluable assets that trade shows provide us with is knowledge. Whether you're completely inexperienced within a certain industry or you want a better idea of who your competitors are and how they operate, attending a trade show is a great way to gain useful and relevant information. In this article, we'll be listing out some of the ways you can optimize your knowledge intake and expose yourself to as much information as possible. Most events nowadays offer a ton of resources for attendees to take advantage of, so be sure to make the most out of your trade show experience.

1. Attend Seminars

Informational seminars and conference sessions are very commonplace in the trade show industry today. Usually led by successful industry leaders, these events can expose you to a plethora of valuable information and insider knowledge, as well as a number of key players that you may want to be in touch with. Definitely try to squeeze some of these into your schedule if possible.

Prior to the event, prepare yourself in advance and pick out a few sessions you'd like to attend. When deciding on a seminar that's most beneficial for you and your company, look for speakers you'd like to hear from and possibly even talk to afterwards. Be sure to arrive on time as well, as the more popular ones tend to fill up very fast. Don't forget to bring a notebook so you can jot down any key takeaways and review them later on.

2. Learn About Your Competitors

Trade shows are an ideal place to learn what your competitors are up to without having to go through extensive lengths since their business information will be easily accessible. By observing your competitors' exhibits and examining their products, you can obtain a better understanding of your position in the market. Take this opportunity to evaluate yourself in comparison to your competition and see if there's anything you can do differently or improve upon. You won't get a lot of chances to study your competitors so closely, so don't let this opportunity pass you by!

3. Ask Questions And Get Immediate Answers

Another great aspect of attending a trade show is that by interacting with industry professionals face to face, you're able to ask a question and get an answer immediately. This real-time information sharing isn't something that should be taken for granted, as these types of opportunities don't come around often. This is your chance to meet other companies that you can lean on, learn from, or even possibly work together with in the future. Whether you're an exhibitor or an attendee, there's always knowledge that can be acquired from just about anyone. At a trade show event, everyone is trying to expand their knowledge and improve their business. This creates a collaborative and interactive setting that's perfect for sharing ideas. You never know who's carrying the exact wisdom you were looking for. As such, make an effort to talk to everyone. There's always something to be learned!