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3 Tips on How to Get the Most Out of IAAPA Expo 2023

Are you looking for tips on how to get the most out of IAAPA 2023? Read on for more!

Are you looking for tips on how to get the most out of IAAPA 2023? 

In this post, we listed our top three tips on what you can do to make more meaningful connections and maximize your time at the amusement industry's annual premier event!

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3 Tips on How to Get the Most Out of IAAPA Expo 2023

Here are some of our team's tips on how to get the most out of IAAPA Expo.

1. Quickly recap every vendor visit

Bring a black sharpie and a notebook that fits in your purse or pocket. You are going to see hundreds of different products & solutions that will be relevant to your business. Use the sharpie and your paper to rank each item on a scale of 1-10.

1 = I'm not sure about this, but I want to learn more. 

10 = I need this ASAP. I need to speak to this vendor immediately. 

This way, when you get home from IAAPA with thousands of new ideas (and hundreds of brochures!), you'll know exactly what to prioritize next.

Also, bring two pairs of comfy shoes. You're going to need them both!

2. Be sure to plan!

IAAPA is a massive event that affords plenty of opportunity to get lost or distracted, which is why YOU NEED A PLAN!

Map out all of the vendors and partners that you want to meet with, then make appointments with them to keep yourself on a schedule. This way, you'll know when you have an hour to float around and soak in, and when you'll need to lock in and focus. 

If you don't have a plan, the day will pass quickly and you'll become overwhelmed.

Remember: comfort is the name of the game. You will be walking miles each day, so dress accordingly. Stay hydrated and pack some healthy snacks. There will be food vendors selling delicious treats, but you don't have time for a food coma!"

3. Business First

For the first couple of days, everyone is fired up and full of energy. Then, people start to get tired. This means that you want to get your business done in the first two days. Save the rest of the week for exploring and networking!

For example, if you know that you want to renegotiate your redemption prices, talk to the vendors there, compare apples to apples, then negotiate your new price and sign on the dotted line.

Some people wait until the bitter end because they think they'll be able to negotiate a great price for something off the showroom floor. But everybody is dog-tired on the last day of the show!
Be sure to also download the IAAPA Mobile App and use the map feature to help find your way around!

Join Us at IAAPA 2022!

Be sure to stop by booth #4571 to chat and snap a selfie with us! We'd love to see you there. And be sure to download our checklist below!

IAAPA Checklist 2023 - CTA - Blog

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