November 10-13, 2021 | Gatlinburg Convention Center

Tips For First-Time Attendees

Tips For First-Time Attendees

 

We look forward to welcoming you to the show! 

Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your experience:

AVOID THE LINES: TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR EXPRESS REGISTRATION 
Make sure you are registered for the show and have printed out your advanced registration confirmation to gain quick and easy entrance into our shows.

BOOK YOUR HOTEL EARLY & SAVE WITH OUR LOW RATES
Book your hotel stay using our housing partner, Connections. Clarion Events has teamed up with Connections Housing to offer you deeply discounted hotel rates.

PRE-PLAN YOUR PURCHASES
Be sure to visit the website to view the online product preview guide, exhibitor listings, show specials, show features and much more!

GET TIME ASIDE TO WALK THE ENTIRE SHOW FLOOR 
You never know what you will find. That one item may be your next best-seller.

SAVE YOUR SOLES! WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES

EAT, DRINK, SHOP, REPEAT
Drink plenty of fluids and make sure to take breaks to eat or enjoy a quick snack.

BRING PLENTY OF BUSINESS CARDS & YOUR CREDIT SHEET

BRING A NOTE PAD AND PEN TO TAKE NOTES
After you have viewed products and talked with the vendor, be sure to jot down some notes to reference at a later date.

NETWORK WITH OTHER BUYERS TO SEE WHAT IS TRENDING IN THEIR STORES 
Speak to fellow retailers about what’s working and not working in their store. From trending products to management techniques. Help each other out!


 

REGISTER TO ATTEND

PLAN YOUR VISIT

BOOK YOUR HOTEL