Maximize your ROI at domestic and international trade events.
Trade shows are an excellent way to meet prospects face to face and close business. Washington State companies are supported by a team of trade and business experts who can maximize the return on the investment you make in domestic and international trade shows.
At many key trade shows, you can share exhibitor space in the Washington State booth, including the Farnborough and Paris air shows. Having a presence in the state’s booth shows you’re a major player, and the government-level show presence can open a lot of doors, even for a small company. Plus, it greatly reduces the cost of attending major shows where even a small booth can run in the tens of thousands of dollars.
Even if you have your own booth, you benefit from the support Washington State gives its businesses at major trade shows around the world. All Washington companies have the option of being included in the state’s exhibitor directory, and depending on the show, you can also attend key events that are meant to promote business-to-business meetings and networking opportunities.
One thing’s for sure. Partnering with Washington State at these shows can greatly increase the chance of success in attracting new customers, meeting new partners and gaining new business for your company. It’s a win-win situation that offers a great return on your trade show budget.
You can even offset some of your marketing costs in international shows by applying for a grant through our Export Voucher program. You can get up to $5,000 to help defray the cost of translating your marketing materials, paying trade show fees, covering travel expenses and more.
For more information on investment opportunities in Washington State, contact a member of our Small Business Export Assistance team.
- Starting your Business in Washington
- Small Business Development Centers of Washington
- Export Readiness Assessment
- Export Process Guide
- Basic Guide to Exporting
- Free Export Webinars
- Washington Export Resource Center from Highline College (WA)
- What is a Freight Forwarder?
- Find Freight Forwarders in Washington
- Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington (EFACW)
- Export Import Bank of the United States
- Small Business Administration
- International Practice Section of the Washington State Bar Association
- Export Compliance Training and Counseling from the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)
- Washington State Office of Minority & Women’s Business Enterprises