Trade Show Pet Peeves


Kristine Shreve will be joining the 2 Regular Guys to talk about trade shows… on both sides of the aisle. With years of trade shows under all our belts, expect plenty of stories, some fun, and some great advice about how to maximize your experience. Tips for show vendors and attendees to improve your trade show experience and not be the one they talk about.


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Trade Show Pet Peeves

Erich: Kristine Shreve is the Director of Marketing and Outreach for Lynnie Pinnie and Applique Getaway. She is also the host of Women + Business and the founder of the Women in Garment Decoration group.

Terry: What was the first trade show you attended and the first show you worked as a vendor?

Erich: We titled this show Pet Peeves, but what’s your favorite part of working shows?

Terry: OK, let’s talk about unreasonable requests we’ve gotten while working a booth:

  • I need these twelve sample garments printed with my graphics
  • I brought my machine with me. Could we plug it in and you take a look at it?
  • Could you teach me how to use your software? CorelDraw? Photoshop?

Erich: Any other show pet peeves?

  • The food
  • Heat/AC
  • Drayage

Terry: Give us an update on Applique Getaway.

Erich: Where can our listeners connect with you?

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