Police and Security Expo 2017 Evaluation & Recap: Attending Next Year?
What did you think? If you were at the expo this year, was it worth it?
A Law Enforcement Expo that is "worth it" could mean a few different things, two of them being:
- Freebies - did they have enough for you to fill up a bag and regift to your kids?
- Products & Services - were the exhibitors worth seeing and talking to?
When we talk about freebies, I can't say for sure if it was worth it because I was not collecting any.
The booth beside us, however, had keychain handcuffs that were quite a hit. They must have given out at least 1000 of them.
Other freebies I saw included pens, phone holders, bags, cups, footballs, and candy.
Products & Services
The spread of products and services that were at the Expo was pretty impressive. There were over 750 exhibits on display.
They had gloves, lights, software, helmets, uniforms, radios... you name it, it was there.
Some attendees had a plan and took advantage of multiple vendors being there. They were able to evaluate a couple different solutions all in one day.
Others were simply shopping around.
Even though it may get annoying hearing all the companies advertise about how wonderful they are, expos are a great way to discover and evaluate different products/services. Below lists some pros and cons of attending Expos:
- Talk to sales people, in person, instead of email or over the phone
- Get detailed information about different solutions all in one day/trip to make sure you pick the right one
- Get out of the office for a couple days
- See what is new in the industry
- Travel expenses
- Companies trying to sell you things you don't need
- Missing day of work- having to take vacation or use overtime
Overall, yes, I think that this years' Police and Security Expo was worth it for the attendees. Do you?
Please comment below what you got out of the expo this year!
If you came to the expo and stopped by our booth - THANK YOU! We love meeting our clients in person and explaining to newcomers, what PlanIt can do for them.
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