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Ira Kraus, DPM
I enjoy going to meetings where I can see old friends and visit fun places.
When I go to a seminar I look for a few things as it relates to the lectures… Because I have a personal interest in critical limb ischemia, I look for lectures that increase my knowledge and keep me up to date.
I also like to look at lectures that incorporate helping my practice grow by helping make better business decisions that correlate with my medical decision-making process. In other words, I believe that we are in the business of practicing medicine and I want to tie good business decisions to great medical care.
Because I’ve experienced meetings as an exhibitor too, I seek meetings that have strong traffic and logistics. I wish more meetings had events in the exhibit hall other than just meals and scanning that actually drove the attendees to come to the exhibit hall.
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A New Way to Think About the Cost of Exhibiting
When I’m planning my marketing campaigns for the year, trade shows are an integral part of my operation. Exhibiting can be expensive, as we all know, but here’s a few reasons why I place a high value on a booth space.
The ROI and engagement at a booth is obvious and easy to track . The rep at the show can keep a tally of exactly how many people come to the booth to talk about our products. He/she knows if they are a quality lead, a current customer, or just looking for samples. We can then compare that to our orders taken at the show and the weeks following to get a clear picture of our performance at the conference.
Even the times when orders are low, a good sales rep will still have collected names and phone numbers or email addresses for all the qualified leads. You absolutely cannot beat this value.
RECENT MEETING TESTIMONIALS
The SAM conference is one of my personal favorites. This year definitely seemed a bit slower as far as traffic in the exhibit hall but registration numbers were good. I did feel that organization and communication were a bit lacking this year. Also, typically we can register for the next year’s conference on site at the current conference and I don’t think that was an option this year. It helps to pre-register when it comes to these larger conferences. The Disney Coronado Springs was a beautiful venue. A lot of walking from the room to the conference center but the weather was delightful so it wasn’t a problem. Also, as an exhibitor there are a lot of costs involved at any conference, it would have been a nice gesture if the conference coordinator would’ve taken time to come to each booth and say thank you.
Excellent meeting with variety of lectures given by knowledgeable and charismatic clinicians.
Interesting and different content. All relevant to practicing Podiatric surgeons
Amount of credit commensurate with hours of lectures and price.
Chicago is never the cheapest but it is easy to get to from anywhere and the accommodations and organization was more than adequate.
Excellent meeting would attend again.
Everyone interested in Minimal invasive foot surgery needs to attend
This meeting, like wound care conferences is extremely well organized. For all three days the attendees are in the exhibit hall, the vendors are slammed with visitors. Great conversations with attendees, who seem genuinely interested in the products offered. The exhibit hall is open for three hours each day, which makes for a good day not only for vendors but attendees as well. We always come back from this meeting feeling very positive and that our goals met.
Highly organized, on time , excellent mix of content.
New Port is an excellent venue, easily accessible from the north and South. Had nice mix of doctors from New York and New England.
Engaging exhibitors , excellent opportunity to see new technology and order office supplies from old favorites.
very beneficial and relatable to everyday practice and patient visits. A very handy workbook was also dispensed
The exhibit hall had some traffic the entire time; never a moment of complete silence like many shows. Hours for exhibit hall was the perfect amount – two full days is all you need. Shipping exhibit materials was easy and convenient.
I thought it was very well organized. I learned quite a bit and will incorporate into my practice.
I would’ve liked the potential to be more than 25 hours and I would’ve liked more surgical topics.
I would’ve liked more companies for more surgical products
All in all I thought the quality of the seminar in the talks were excellent. Well organized with experience speakers
The hands on workshops bring the program to a higher level. You don’t just hear the lectures but you practice on the products.
We were unsure how the schedule change would be received but it seem fine. Wednesdays scheduled exhibit hall closure in the afternoon was pointless. We stayed at our booth because our booth traffic did not stop. There was grumbling about the reception Wednesday evening and the cost of the drinks.