Conventions are often planned and coordinated, often in exacting detail, by professional meeting and convention planners. Bob Mutton Party Rental and Event Planning are your specialist in the area of tradeshows, fairs or conventions. Having been in service for over 25 years we have set up and designed many of these events in our local area.
A trade show is an event where companies that are involved in a certain industry gather to exhibit their products, learn about current trends in their industry, and gain knowledge about their competitors. Trade shows provide opportunities for selling, reinforcing existing business relationships, and launching new products. These events can range in size from small regional shows featuring fewer than two dozen participants to massive national shows, which may draw hundreds of exhibitors and tens of thousands of visitors over a period of several days to a week.
A convention, in the sense of a meeting, is a gathering of individuals who meet at an arranged place and time in order to discuss or engage in some common interest. The most common conventions are based upon industry, profession, and fandom. Trade conventions typically focus on a particular industry or industry segment, and feature keynote speakers, vendor displays, and other information and activities of interest to the event organizers and attendees. Professional conventions focus on issues of concern to the profession and advancements in the profession. Such conventions are generally organized by societies dedicated to promotion of the topic of interest. Fan conventions usually feature displays, shows, and sales based on pop culture, often with people dressed up as their favorite characters, and guest celebrities. Conventions also exist for various hobbies, such as quilters, gaming or model railroads.