Three seminars to prepare you for your next trade show – Register Today!

Exhibiting at a trade show is an investment.  Learn how to make the most of your next trade show at one (or all three) of our Trade Show Success seminars!

These seminars are especially helpful for those exhibiting at the New England Made Giftware & Specialty Food Show, but are open to anyone interested in learning more about trade shows.


1. Trade Show Success with Industry Expert Bruce Baker

January 20, 2018  9 am – 4 pm
USM’s Wishcamper Center, Room 133 – Portland, ME

A full day covering proven ideas for trade show displays that sell!  Topics include design, materials, color, lighting and environment. In addition, Bruce will give you practical tips on being a dynamic sales person without the ‘hard sell,’ engaging booth visitors and discovering what they need.

Be prepared to laugh. Bruce brings wit and humor to his presentation! This seminar is a MUST for new and experienced exhibitors looking to increase their presence at their next wholesale show.

Early Bird In-Person Ticket (until January 1st): $35 (Regular: $50)   Register Here
Online Live Stream Ticket (New!): $25  Register Here
New in 2018! Register to watch this session LIVE online! Those who register for this online live stream will be able to view the session from the comfort of their own home. This session is not being recorded, so attendees must watch in real time.

2. Pricing to Sell – Pricing, Credit & Shipping Policies for Wholesalers

January 31, 2018  5:30-7:30 pm
USM’s Wishcamper Center – Portland, ME

This workshop covers product-pricing, handling shipping costs, customer accounts, getting paid and working with wholesalers. 

Cost: $10
Register Here

3. Developing Sales Materials for Trade Shows

February 7, 2018 5:30-7:30 pm
USM’s Wishcamper Center – Portland, ME

Explore how to use creativity, descriptive language, graphics and photography to help increase the power and presence of your trade show exhibit. Workshop covers developing brochure and sales sheets, wholesale price lists, order forms, credit terms and price tags.

Cost: $10 
Register Here

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact 207-780-4420. This event is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. SBA.