Bookmark this page as a convenient source of show information, logistics, order forms, and tradeshow best practices as Connect approaches.
Please contact Devon Broderick if there’s something more we can do for you.
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01 To-Do's Before the Show
02 CRITICAL SHOW INFORMATION
03 Tips, Tools, Best Practices & ROI-Boosting Resources
04 FAQ & Conference Mechanics
Whether this is your first Inman Connect or you just want some solid tips on engaging and retaining business onsite, you will find useful resources here!
Watch the Whole Exhibitor Prep Video Snippet Series!
Check out these short video snippets for a quick crash course on generating, engaging, and retaining business with customers onsite!
Tips to Increase ROI before Connect
Tips to Increase ROI during Connect
One Tip to Increase ROI after Connect
Register For Your Conference Passes
Taking care of registration now will drastically minimize delays onsite, allowing you to focus on prepping for the event.
Order a Lead Scanner (Optional)
This is a great alternative to collecting business cards and manually entering them into your follow-up database at the show.
Check out rental prices and ordering instructions here.
Create a Virtual Event Bag Placement
We’re offering exhibitors a complimentary placement in our virtual event bag, which we will share with all of the attendees. Use your placement to advertise a free offer, giveaway, or downloadable resource for the event and drive up leads.
Create your placement before Wednesday, 7/11/18.
Complete the Product/Services Guide Survey
Do a quick 4-question survey to identify the products and services your company provides. This will help you better connect with the Connect attendees you seek most.
Complete the survey ASAP to ensure you appear in all the right categories.
Make Your Hotel Arrangements
Discounted room rates at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square for Inman Connect start at $299.00/night + applicable taxes, based on availability.
The reservation deadline is Saturday, 6/23. Reserve your room online today or call 800-HILTONS and ask for group code “INM” to reserve into the block.
Download the Connect App
Download the conference app to stay up to date with speaker times, trade show hours and more. There’s no easier way to access everything you need, no matter where you are.
Move-in, Exhibit, & Tear-down Hours
NOTE: There are different hours and dates for the Partner Showcase and the Connect Hub.
Partner Showcase – Yosemite Room (Ballroom Level)
Connect Hub – Grand Ballroom A (Grand Ballroom Level)
GES Exhibitor Services
We partner with GES to handle tradeshow logistics like shipping, materials handling, and drayage.
Floor Plans & Order Forms
Exhibit Space Pictures
For your reference, here are photos of the standard Startup Alley and Kiosk exhibit spaces, as well as a few examples of how sponsors have custom-designed their 10×10 booths.
Startup Alley Table
We recommend unique space designs and ample digital signage.
Here are tips and best practices to help you make Connect the most ROI-positive event you attend in 2018.
Tips Specific to Inman Connect
Exhibiting Practices & Tactics
Interested in bringing compelling and memorable giveaways for attendees? Check out these resources:
Where can I park?
The Hilton parking garage charges $60 per day. Consider other means of transportation.
Where do I go when I arrive?
Go to registration area in the Connect Hub on the Ballroom Level. Pick up your badges and proceed one level down to the Partner Showcase in the Yosemite Room.
What should I bring with me to my exhibit space?
When will traffic be heaviest?
Who should I ask for furniture, tech support, equipment, etc.
Contact Devon at 303-669-0930. (Protip: program that number into your phone)
Are we allowed to bring our own signage?
Is there dedicated meeting space?
What is the dress code?
What are the shipping, materials handling, and drayage charges?
Do I need to order power for the show?
How is the wifi for the show?
Can I leave my stuff in the exhibit areas overnight?
The exhibit areas are security patrolled at night. However, please act according to your own personal comfort level in this regard.
Where can I grab meals/coffee/sustenance at the show?
Check out this handy guide of recommended spots you might consider when you need to keep your body movin’ day-to-day!