It’s big. It’s busy. And it’s almost here. The 2021 Foodtech Packtech Expo at the ASB Showgrounds will once more be a hive of activity as New Zealand’s leading companies gather together. How do you get the most from this incredible event? We’ve got the inside knowledge…
We’ve been attending Foodtech Packtech since 2012. Over the years we have learned a thing or two about how to make the most of your time here as an exhibitor, as well as a few tips on how to make the most of your time as a visitor.
Jed: Take lots of business cards. There’ll be plenty of opportunities to make contact online, but one of the best tools for helping jog memories or putting a name to the face is a good old-fashioned business card.
Matt: Don’t forget presents for your favourite clients – or suppliers. A little gift can go a long way.
Garth: Wear comfortable shoes. Be it presenting your products or touring the show, there’s a lot of time spent on your feet. This event is not the time to ‘break’ in the cool new footwear.
Matt: Remember your company’s goals and look for added value. It is certainly easy to get distracted – there’s a lot going on. But gimmicks don’t last for a reason.
Garth: Work out the show floor layout to ensure you don’t miss anything.
Jed: Don’t discount those you spoke to last time. The rate of change in our industry is huge – there’s always something happening.
Matt: Coordinate your mealtimes. It’s best to have an early breakfast and then an early lunch. This way you can be prepped and ready to go for the lunchtime rush when the crowds swell with visitors along from work.
Garth: And actually turn up for the event! It’s not like this is happening every week after all. It’s the only time in two years you’ll be able to find such a wide range of packaging innovation in one place.
Jed: Stay hydrated. You’d be surprised how much energy you’ll spend walking around and looking at everything. Need some quality H2O? Come see us at stand 3110!