EXPO at the Expo
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Alex Madonna Expo Center

Meet more potential clients in three hours than most will see in three months. With 2,000 locals perusing the offerings, you may want to break out the big guns, like those new matching company shirts.

Click here to check out photos from the 2017 EXPO at the Expo

The annual EXPO at the Expo brings together more than 130 local exhibitors and puts them in front of 2,000 attendees in what has become the largest business tradeshow on the Central Coast.

Not only is this an opportunity to gain exposure to the general public, but also to connect with other local businesses, find services that you may need and inform others how you can supports their business.

Exhibiting at EXPO is a members-only benefit. For more information about member benefits and how to join the Chamber go here.

Interested? Have some questions? Search our FAQs below, or contact us at jill@slochamber.org or (805) 786-2766

Why is there a theme each year?

We are serious about business, and we like to have fun doing it. An Expo theme is a long standing tradition and it is a great way to build team enthusiasm and energy and show off your fun side.

Is it necessary to decorate or incorporate the theme into my space?

Only if you want to! We want you to make your space your own. Create something that best represents your business and showcases your services. You don’t have to spend a lot to make a big impact. Do what works for you and fits your business style.

Why does set up have to be done so early?

We ask that all booth set up be completed by 2:30 pm so we may start the internal networking. There are a 130+ businesses present so a good strategy is to have someone in the booth space and another person out on the floor to maximize the networking opportunity before the doors open to the public.

Are give away items required?

Not at all. The first thousand attendees will receive a free tote, but exhibitors are not required to fill it. People like to have information to remember you or your business once they are back at work, but that could be as simple as a business card.

How many samples should food or drink vendors provide?

A good rule of thumb is to provide one sample for every 2‐3 people in attendance. There are typically 2000+ attendees so plan on just over 1,000 small samples. Alcohol samples should be limited to 4 oz. or less.

What are hours of set up and take down?

Doors open at 10:00 a.m. for set up. Internal networking starts at 2:30 p.m. and doors open to the public at 4 p.m. EXPO ends at 7 p.m. and we can not have any take down occur before 7:05 p.m. Everything must be out of the Expo space by 10 p.m. Exhibitors will have a dedicated parking lot, to the rear of the Expo building.

 

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