The added convenience of portal websites is not just obvious; it’s a game changer for the tradeshow and meetings industry.
With the introduction of Convention Center Place, the industry now has a website that acts as a one-stop shopping destination for tradeshow displays and promotional products, event planning resources, city services, and conveniences close to a convention center.
Many exhibitors, marketing professionals and attendees must visit several websites to source what they need to participate in a successful event; which is costly to both sides, supply and demand. The Convention Center Place brings all these tradeshow and event planning resources together to make it easy for the exhibitor, attendee or marketing professional to plan their event and buy the necessary tradeshow and event products and services.
“There is a need in the tradeshow and events industry for a web portal to bring together, in one place, all the needs of exhibitors and attendees,” said Alan M. Meckler, chairman and CEO, Web Media Brands. “Convention Center Place does just that.”
The Convention Center Place portal site eliminates the hunt and peck process that makes planning and preparing for tradeshow and event participation overly time consuming.
“At Questex Media, we are always looking for value added services to provide our exhibitors and attendees and Convention Center Place provides all of that and more,” said Kerry Gumas, CEO of Questex Media. “I would mandate a link to CCP on all of our websites.”
Convention Center Place combines three primary web properties that reduce event planning to a fraction of the time previously spent searching for tradeshow products and event planning information.
The Convention Center Store (CCS) features the most popular tradeshow displays, promotional products, tradeshow accessories and event resources to plan a tradeshow. The site offers vendors who specialize in tradeshow displays and exhibits, promo products and tradeshow booth accessories.
Convention Center City (CCC) is distinguished from other websites that provide city resources by the CCC “dashboard.” It identifies the most frequently searched items an attendee may search for related to a convention facility or a city. CCC’s simple layout presents those city resources in the same location on the landing page of every convention city, providing ease and efficiency with its familiar, reliable, and uniform structure.
Conventional Wisdom (CW) offers all the resources exhibitors and marketing professionals can use to plan a successful event. Building an online community is the most efficient way to share knowledge with others and with CW, one can find answers, suggestions, and recommendations from industry experts on the most efficient and effective solutions.
“All show organizers should consider putting a link to Convention Center Place on their websites,” said Skip Cox, president of Exhibit Surveys, Inc. “It will help both their exhibitors and attendees.”