Tips for Success

There is so much to gain from a RPE event, and by taking some simple preparatory steps, you‘ll make the most of your time.

Here are some key ways to maximise the benefits

  • Set clear business objectives – define what you are hoping to achieve from the event.
  • Register online – avoid entrance queues and save money.
  • Plan your visit – visit the website for a list of exhibitors, networking events and conference sessions, and check back regularly for the latest updates to make sure you know what's on.
  • Prioritise your visit – you may not be able to get to everything, so make a list of 'must see' and 'may see' products and companies.
  • Print an event floorplan – note the companies you wish to visit (many RPE websites can do this automatically for you).
  • Don't forget to bring plenty of business cards.
  • Set up meetings in advance – avoid disappointment by taking advantage of online appointment setting systems to set up key meetings.
  • Arrive early for free seminars – many are offered on a first come, first served basis.
  • Add value to your visit by attending Continuing Education sessions.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Drink lots of water.
  • Check the event website for discounted accommodation rates.
  • After the show, catch up on any missed conference sessions by downloading podcasts and webcasts from the event website.

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