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10 Ways to Get Ready for NRF’s Big Show

Last updated: 24 Jun 2019

You bought your ticket and booked your hotel and flight for NRF Big Show 2019. What other things do you need to do to be prepared?

With 2019 NRF Big Show fast approaching, it’s time to put a solid plan in place for what you want to get out of the event. Make sure you’re able to take advantage of all the amazing opportunities that NRF Big Show has to offer by getting prepared ahead of time.

Here are 10 ways to get ready and make the most of your time at the expo!


Review the agenda and decide on sessions before you get there

What exactly is your goal for NRF? This should shape the schedule of the sessions that you attend. Instead of feeling overwhelmed with all the choices and missing potentially powerful sessions, take a look at the agendaahead of time.


Decide on what keynote speakers are a must see

Big Show 2019 offers some of the most powerful voices in retail today. Since it’s impossible to see all of them, look at the keynote speakers and decide now who you need to see. Are there businesses you would like to emulate? A CEO or brand you admire? Make sure that you don’t miss out on some amazing speakers.


Plan your expo hall visit and give yourself enough time to visit all the booths

Don’t get too excited about attending the sessions and listening to the speakers that you end up missing out on the booths in the expo hall. There’ll be some amazing vendors  with the newest products, technology and services that can benefit your brand and business.

The booths are every bit as essential as the speakers, so make sure to give yourself enough time to wander the expo floor and see the 700+ vendors showcasing their companies. Also, be sure to follow your favorite exhibitors on social media, like Moltin on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. They will be hosting fun giveaways for the expo!

Moltin will have awesome giveaways at booth #4265.


RSVP for networking events

Networking is the lifeblood of any business: the more people you meet and know, the more you can benefit each other. NRF provides a great opportunity for you to meet and network with people that you would not otherwise get to. As you prepare for the show, make sure that you RSVP for the networking events you'd like to attend.


Set up meetings with vendors and important people you want to meet

Be intentional with your time at the expo by setting up meetings with vendors and people you know are important for you and your brand. It can be a hectic time, so get on the schedule for meetings now while other people are still forming their agendas for the weekend!


Have a plan for after the show to make the most out of the investment

You need to plan out more than just the event itself to get the most out of Big Show 2019. Think about what you need after the show, whether ordering a copy of a talk you like, following up after networking events, or connecting with a booth or service you find interesting.


Plan for long days and lots of walking

Wear comfortable shoes, drink lots of water and make sure to get your rest ahead of time. You want to get the most out of your weekend, so long days and lots of walking are necessary.


Come with a list of questions

NRF Big Show is the perfect place to ask questions and get the information you need. In the rush to see speakers, speak with vendors, or get to your meeting on time it is easy to forget the essential things you want to find out, though. Make a list of what you really want to find out and keep it with you throughout the weekend. Put it in your phone or smart device so that you can quickly pull it up during a discussion.


Book your meeting with Moltin!

Find out how Moltin can help you create new ways of engaging customers like mobile self checkout, IoT buttons and retail magic mirror. We will be there to answer your questions and help you find the best way to grow your commerce and make 2019 your best year yet. Book your meeting with us ahead of time to make sure you do not miss out on the opportunity!

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