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Tips for first-time attendees?

Started 8 months ago

For those who have attended InfoComm before, do you have any tips for first-timers coming to #InfoComm23? Whether it's a life-changing travel hack, a strong game plan for the show floor, or a hidden gem restaurant in Orlando, we'd love to hear from you! 

First thing to do is have a plan. Prioritize and budget your time on the show floor and learning sessions. There's so much exciting technology and solutions on the floor its very easy to get distracted and lose focus on the "Must see" exhibitors / products and classes. Leave enough time to meet with those companies offering you what you need and set aside time for a "relaxed" walk thru the floor afterwards (a good time to find those hidden gems). Plan on spending three days at the show. The last day is typically the slowest and a great time to have in depth conversations as during the show exhibitors will be swamped.

Oh and bring comfortable shoes and clothing. It's going to be a long few days.

Good luck!

At seventy days from show open, it's time to think about your footwear. You want shoes that are comfortably broken in. Having two or three pairs ready will keep sore spots from turning into blisters. If your feet are miserable, everything north of there will be unhappy. 

Even though we are in Florida in June, the convention center HVAC may feel cold to you. Bring an additional layer, better to have an not need...

We can't wait to see you in Orlando!

This will be my first time at InfoComm, so I appreciate all of the recommendations! Following to see what other advice people have!

In terms of dinner food spots near the convention for those #AVFoodies I recommend Season’s 52, Thai Silk, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, TooJay's Deli, Cooper's Hawk, Cafe Tu Tu Tango, Spencer's For Steak & Chops, Ahmed Indian Cuisine, and The Earthy Kitchen! Lots of delicious spots can be found on I-Drive especially. It's a bit of a drive to the milk district, but there's also Tasty Tuesdays that occur there where they have food trucks every Tues night! (Oh also, Thai Silk offers a regular menu full of delicious Thai food and another if asked full of gluten-free/vegetarian/vegan choices). 

Has anyone been to any of these spots or have any other food recommendations?

Pro tip: grab an InfoComm fanny pack at the show to hold all of the swag you collect on the show floor! 

  1. Plan ahead: Take some time to review the show's schedule, exhibitor list, and map to get an idea of what you want to see and do. This will help you make the most of your time at the show.

  2. Wear comfortable shoes: Trade shows can involve a lot of walking, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes that will keep your feet happy throughout the day.

  3. Bring plenty of business cards: You'll be meeting a lot of people, so be sure to bring plenty of business cards to hand out. It's also a good idea to collect business cards from people you meet so you can follow up with them after the show.

  4. Stay hydrated and fueled: Bring a refillable water bottle and some snacks to keep you hydrated and fueled throughout the day.

  5. Network: Take advantage of the opportunity to network with other attendees, exhibitors, and industry experts. Attend after-hours events and participate in social media conversations around the event.

  6. Check out the education sessions: InfoComm often offers a range of educational sessions on topics related to the industry. These sessions can be a great way to learn from experts and stay up-to-date on trends and best practices.

  7. Explore Orlando: If you have some free time, be sure to explore Orlando. The city has a lot to offer, from theme parks to museums to restaurants. Don't be afraid to ask locals for recommendations.

Hope these tips help!