The First Source Suppliers ShowIn Events, Strategy
Our destination magazine Source is almost one year old, and the one thing we’ve learned over the last 12 months is the important of connecting people. Promoting your resort based business is important, but letting other businesses know who you are and what you do is just as important. There were no formal opportunities to network and communicate in a business-to-business way in the local area, so we started the Source Suppliers Show.
45 local businesses exhibited at the first show on Monday 14th April at the Domaine du Baron on Lake Montriond. Companies travelled from as far afield as the UK and the south of France, such was the opportunity to meet and talk to the innovative local businesses in the area. Entry to the show was free of charge, complimentary refreshments were available, and there was a real buzz about the event across the resort.
Organising a trade exhibition is good fun, and although there’s a lot of administration that comes with processing stand bookings, venue liaison and processing invoices and payments, a lot was achieved at the one day event.
We’ve already booked the same venue for next year’s event, on Monday 13th April 2015. In the meantime, let’s keep networking.