Role of a Trade Show
Convention Coordinator

A trade show convention coordinator is responsible for ensuring all aspects of a conference and trade show event are well-planned and run smoothly. To perform effectively, extraordinary organizational, communication, and diplomacy skills are a necessity.

Wearing many hats comes with the territory. The show coordinator oversees all facets of the event, including

  • Securing the trade show venue

  • Arranging accommodations and transportation for participants

  • Setting up a system and managing the registration process

  • Making arrangements for food and beverage service

  • Determining arrangements for exhibits and displays

  • Ordering directonal signage and audio visual equpment

  • Handling the marketing and promotion of the event

  • Evaluating the event after its completion

In addition, responsibilities often incude financial oversight of the show's budget.

Work days are hectic, varied and require the ability to manage a multitude of tasks at the same time. Yet, this essential position can be exhilarating and fulfilling for the right high-energy person.

A trade show coordinator is always in the center of the action -- and is crucial to an event's success and reputation.

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