Vancouver Exhibitor Newsletter
Virtual Participation Continues To Grow!
This week the excitement from exhibitors surrounding the Virtual Show continues to gain momentum.
 
And the questions keep coming and we are so eager and happy to answer them all!
 
There are now over 90 Exhibitors upgraded from a complimentary listing to a Virtual space in the 2021 Show!
 
This number will continue to grow! To see who's participating with a virtual space, CLICK HERE!
 
There is still plenty of time to get onboard! Please contact Eric Nicholl with space application questions.
 
ENicholl@CanadianBoatShows.com / 604-882-8024
Quick Marketing Survey! (And a chance to win $200!)
Exhibitors play a vital role in the success of our marketing and PR campaigns by submitting new products and sharing posts on social media to promote the show.  
 
This year, we have developed a short exhibitor survey to develop news angles and media opportunities. 
 
The short survey will take no more than a few minutes to complete (only 8 questions).  

Your participation will help us gather exhibitor insights to support our marketing efforts.  CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY
 
Exhibitors who submit their survey before the deadline of Friday, February 19 @ 5pm PST, will be entered for a chance to win a $200 Visa Gift Card. Thank you in advance!
Have A Job Posting / Looking To Hire?
Let the show help promote you!

As part of the Marine Careers feature, Quadrant Marine Institute is focusing its VIBS booth on current marine career opportunities. 

You've told us that you're "busy-busy-busy" and there is a need to attract more awesome employees to the industry. 

If you have job openings, or want to get the word out about how great it is to work for your company, send in your listings and Quadrant Marine Institute will share them with attendees at the show, and on Facebook and LinkedIn. 

Please send your postings by Feb. 22 to Tiffany Moore: tmoore@quadrantmarine.com or 250-656-2824. 
Consumer Registration Remains Strong!
FREE registration for the Virtual Vancouver Show continues!

The Skipper Club newsletter with free registration access has been sent to over 30,000 attendees.  

A targeted, paid Social Media and Digital Advertising campaign, plus traditional advertising, will begin next week. More details will be included in a future Exhibitor Newsletter. 

Digital ads to help you promote your participation in the show will be coming soon!

If you have customers asking "where to go" to register, please direct them to VancouverBoatShow.ca for details.

NOTE: Exhibitors who signed up for a Virtual Booth and their Booth Staff will Register For Exhibitor Access HERE  
Looking For NEW Newsworthy Products
PR Opportunities!

As you build your booth, please upload your New Products into your virtual space. And let us know if you have interesting or unique products that might peak the interest of our PR Team.

New products could result in  more promotional exposure to your brands, services and business.

Contact Eric Nicholl, ENicholl@canadianboatshows.com
Call For Seminar Presenters
The Virtual Show will have a robust education seminar program with relevant topics to suit all levels and types of boaters.
 
If you are interested in participating or know someone that might be - please contact:

Cynthia Hare / CHare@canadianboatshows.com
Space Builder Tool
Our team of four (Linda, Cynthia, Wendy and Eric) continue to answer your space questions and we are pleased to do so! We appreciate your patience as the emails and phone call volume is very high. We promise to get back to you as soon as possible. 

To help with common questions, we have updated the space Booth Builder video.

Helpful Information & Reminders
PRODUCTS:
Exhibitors may not display any product or advertisements without the endorsement or approval of the manufacturer. Exhibitor represents that it has full authority and all approvals necessary to display and/or advertise for sale its products and/or services on the Platform.
 
USED BOATS:
With the main goal of connecting consumers to Exhibitors and to sell inventory, exhibitors have the opportunity to list new AND used boats. The platform categories allow consumers to search between new and used boats, so exhibitors are encouraged to list their products based on their inventory.
 
Registration link on VancouverBoatShow.ca is for Attendees ONLY not for Exhibitors.
If you register as an attendee to see your consumer experience you will need to use a different email than the one you register as an exhibitor. You can't use the same email for both.
 
Registering Staff:
Reminder, all booth staff must be registered with a unique email address (their own work email account), under the Company name. You will be able to upload a personal photo when the site is live for 'virtual move in' on Wednesday, Feb 17th and only takes a few minutes. Register your staff HERE.
 
Soft Opening / Site Live Date:
The show will be Live for Exhibitors on Wednesday, February 17th. You will not be expected to be in your space. These days prior to the show dates are meant for you to see the platform outside of your space, test, and minimize questions during the Live Show with your customers starting on WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 24th
 
A newsletter will go out on midday on the 17th to provide you with the platform link.
 
Note: Beginning on Tuesday, February 23rd, Consumers will begin having access to the Virtual Show to Preview Exhibits, Products, Research and plan their seminar schedule.
 
The show officially "opens" on Wednesday, February 24th at 11am, for interacting with Exhibitors, watching VIBS TV, attending seminars, interacting in Boating Community Discussions etc.
 
To ensure you are ready, it is best if you have your Virtual Space finalized and ready before the platform is available for attendees to preview on Tuesday.
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