Trade shows, conferences, conventions, and other events are excellent places to learn about your competitive environment: market trends, new technologies, market opportunities, competitor plans and products, acquisitions, and much more. Collectively they provide opportunities to gather the most competitive information in the shortest time for the least amount of money. But too few organizations properly leverage this informational opportunity in a systematic, focused way.
Leveraging a Trade Show Intelligence Program is a must-take course for professionals at all levels of an organization that will be presenting or in attendance. Managers that are not attending are also ones that should take this course in order to set expectations and put a plan in-place for what their attendees should be gathering from others, as well as protecting your organizational secrets. Trade shows and conferences provide a rich, dense and time-critical source of competitive information. Unfortunately, some of your competitors probably understand this as well. Make sure your team is prepared and has an ulterior motive in addition to them networking and learning.
This online course will provide all the steps, templates, and expectations needed in order to capitalize on these types of events for your organizational intelligence objectives. The techniques can be applied to conferences, conventions, trade shows, workshops, even parties - any place where people and information come together. Therefore, it is crucial to have a well-intentioned, thoroughly constructed, ethical and rehearsed intelligence collection plan in-place prior to any event.
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