HANDS-ON DEMONSTRATION IDEAS
WHERE DO I REGISTER?
CAN I ADD OTHER COLLEAGUES TO ATTEND TRADES DAY?
Yes, on the exhibitor needs form, you can identify how many additional participants will be at your booth and their names. On the registration form, please include the primary contact who CIEF should be in contact with for the day of logistics.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT THE TRADES DAY EVENT?
Instructors sign their classes up to attend for a two-hour block of time within the event time. Upon arrival, students will go through a safety talk provided by CIEF staff and presenting sponsors. Following the safety talk, students will enter the exhibit halls. Students are given a digital program link with an exhibitor layout and a “timecard” for you to hole punch as they engage in your booth. Students who visit 60% of the exhibits can enter their timecards into a drawing to win a prize.
IS BEING AN EXHIBITOR INCLUDED IN MY SPONSORSHIP?
Yes, your sponsorship includes being an exhibitor at the event and the sponsorship benefits listed on the event flyer.
ARE TABLES AND CHAIRS PROVIDED?
Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with an exhibitor needs form link. Please fill out this form and identify how many tables and chairs you request.
IS ELECTRICITY PROVIDED?
Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with an exhibitor needs form link. Please fill this form out and identify if you need electricity at your booth.
WILL LUNCH BE PROVIDED?
Yes, we provide lunch for exhibitors. Please identify on the exhibitor needs form if you are requesting a boxed lunch for you and your colleagues working the booth. In addition to lunch, we provide coffee and water for exhibitors.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN EXHIBITOR AND A HANDS-ON EXHIBITOR?
We encourage exhibitors to provide a hands-on demonstration for students to engage with. If a company offers a hand on demonstration, we waive the $250 exhibitor fee, which is free to participate.
WHEN CAN I SET MY EXHIBIT UP?
Each trades day location is different, but typically you can set up the day before the event from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. or the morning of the event. CIEF staff will send out an email to let you know the exact times you are available to set up.
MAY I REQUEST OUR COMPANY BOOTH TO BE NEXT TO ANOTHER COMPANY?
Yes, you may indicate this request on your exhibitor needs form. CIEF staff will do what we can to meet your request; however, part of individual sponsorships is premium booth locations, so please keep that in mind if your request is not granted.
DO I NEED TO PROVIDE PPE FOR STUDENTS AT OUR BOOTH?
Please provide the proper PPE to keep the students safe while participating in your exhibit. Students are not asked to bring any PPE.
What are the social media/Advertising benefits included with my sponsorship?
what does the signage look like that's included in my sponsorship?
Can I register more than one attendee to work at our booth?
Yes, on your registration form, please provide the main day of contact information. Upon registration you will receive a link to an exhibitor needs from where you can add additional attendees.
Is there a social media tool kit?
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT THE TRADES DAY EVENT
Instructors sign their classes up to attend for a two-hour block of time within event time. Upon arrival, students will go through a safety talk provided by CIEF staff and presenting sponsors. Following the safety talk, students will enter the exhibit halls. Students are given a “timecard” to get a hole punched as they visit each exhibitor’s booth. Students who see 60% of the exhibits can enter their timecards into a drawing to win a prize
WHERE DO I REGISTER
WHAT CONTACT INFORMATION SHOULD I INCLUDE ON THE REGISTRATION
Please include the instructor or individual attending the trades day event with the students. This is important because the day of information email will go out to the email listed on the registration form.
WHY IS IT ASKING ME TO REGISTER FOR A BLOCK OF TIME
Schools register for a two-hour block of time within the event time; this assists with the flow of students coming and going and allows optimal student engagement at each booth.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I REGISTER
About three weeks before the event, you will receive an email from CIEF staff or local partners with a link to a pre-assignment. Please share this pre-assignment with your students. They can win a prize for completing the pre-assignment. The assignment engages students with the company’s websites that will be present at the event.
WILL LUNCH OR SNACKS BE PROVIDED FOR MY STUDENTS
No, we do not provide lunch or snacks for students. You are welcome to have students bring their lunch and find a location at the facility to eat following the event.
WHAT SHOULD MY STUDENTS BRING THE DAY OF THE EVENT
We encourage your students to bring a copy of their resume and visit the Resume Review Exhibit. Here they will have the opportunity to receive feedback on their resumes. A pencil or pen may be helpful for students to bring to fill out student timecards and/or other necessary items at the exhibits. Long pants and closed-toed shoes are mandatory attire.
WHERE SHOULD MY BUS OR VAN PARK?
You will receive an email with parking information and maps a few days before the event. Please share this information with your transportation department.