December is upon us and the 2023 ATA Trade Show is a handful of weeks away. Act now if you still need to register for the Show, book your hotel room in the ATA block and secure travel plans to Indianapolis. The clock is ticking, so don’t delay. Once you check those three things off your to-do list, you should make a Trade Show game plan to make the most of your time in Indianapolis, Jan. 11-13.
Here’s what to consider when planning your approach to the 2023 Show. After reviewing the Show offerings, pick your favorites and create a tentative schedule.
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The Show has a ton of offerings, so your schedule will quickly fill up. Remember to factor in time for meals, walking or traveling to and from locations, and breaks to catch your breath, regroup or gather your thoughts. You’ll also want to browse booth events listed in the 2023 ATA Trade Show mobile app, and visit the MyATA Area to learn about ATA-member benefits, ATA programs, free resources and the advocacy efforts ATA staff make on your behalf.
Whether you want to meet with peers or exhibitors, inspect new products, attend events, take educational classes or all of the above, creating a detailed schedule and reserving time slots for specific happenings is important. The Show is only three days, but it can be chaotic. With all the exhibits, displays, events and people, it’s easy to get distracted and forget something. Even a rough game plan will help you stay focused, organized and composed in Indianapolis. Tackle this task sooner rather than later.
Use the 2023 ATA Trade Show mobile app to make your Trade Show game plan. The app has multiple features to make navigating the Show a breeze, including the ability to create a schedule based on Show happenings. Simply star exhibitors and events so you can see your preferred companies and classes in the “Favorites” tab. The app also has the Show schedule, education schedule, floor plan, exhibitor profiles and contact information, and a notifications feature so you can receive important Show updates. Search for ATA 2023 Show in your app store to download the 2023 ATA mobile app.
If you need help or have questions about the 2023 ATA Show, please contact the ATA business, membership and Trade Show office at (507) 233-8130.