MINExpo INTERNATIONAL 2021 will span over 660,000 net square feet of exhibit space at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Understanding how to work the exhibit floor and how to get from point A to B efficiently is important. Follow the steps below for some time saving and money saving tips and tricks
Registering early for MINExpo INTERNATIONAL 2021 will save you money. Online attendee registration is $125 USD per person until Friday, September 3. After that date, attendee registration online increases to $225 USD per person. Note: All attendees must register online.
Before arriving in Las Vegas, identify your goals for the show. Make a list of manufacturers and products you are interested in and all of the booths you want to visit. Put them in order of priority: Must Stop, Should Stop, Want To Stop. Browse the 2021 MINExpo® Exhibitor Directory for names of manufacturers that will be present. You can also search by Product Category.
MINExpo® is 3 days of interacting with the mining industry's brightest minds, viewing the hottest products, product demonstrations, special events, educational seminars and lots of networking opportunities. As you will see, there's a lot packed into those 3 days and every second will count. The days will be long with lots of networking opportunities. Get plenty of rest before arriving in Las Vegas. Do not arrive worn down.
MINExpo® Badges are not mailed. You will need to bring your emailed registration confirmation letter to onsite registration counters at the Las Vegas Convention Center with a photo I.D. to have your badge printed. MINExpo® badge pick-up for attendees opens on Saturday, Sept. 11.
Guard your badge
Once you receive your badge, whatever you do, do not lose your MINExpo®!. There's a badge replacement fee.
MINExpo Badge Pick-up locations and hours
Business casual and dressing comfortably with comfortable shoes is key to an enjoyable MINExpo®. Construction gear or suit and tie is a No, No.
Bring your most comfortable shoes - The average MINExpo® attendee will clock in approximately 3 - 4 miles a day walking the exhibit space alone. Leave those construction boots at home and plan to arrive in Las Vegas with the most comfortable walking shoes you can get (Your feet will thank you later). Comfortable shoes will give you a chance to see most of what the show has to offer.
MINExpo® is a great place to network with others and engage with more suppliers and technical experts. Expect a show floor packed with qualified industry-related attendees checking out the latest equipment, products, and latest technologies available. This creates the perfect opportunity to network. Many companies also host social hours, or other events that give them face-to-face time with prospective clients. Exchange business cards as you network, so that you can keep in touch after the show.
Plan ahead and allow extra time for everything. With so much to see, navigating your way around the crowds of people can be a challenge. Expect long lines when entering MINExpo INTERNATIONAL 2021 exhibit venues, arriving at meetings, education programs and events. Also be prepared for any Health & Safety screening and long cab lines or rental car check-in lines.
The daily temperature in Las Vegas in September can get as high as 94°F / 34°C. Drink plenty of water and schedule breaks now and then. Sitting in on one of the many demonstrations is a great way to recharge
Like any veteran visitor will tell you, no one comes to Vegas to spend time in their hotel room. Explore the city that never sleeps. Las Vegas is a premier hospitality destination with tons of things to do and see. Take a walk along the Strip, see a show or simply pig-out at a buffet. One or two of those is vital to having a positive show experience. Just remember, What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas.
By Day 3 you'll discover you have collected a lot of business cards and promotional items. Your work actually starts when you get back home. Follow up right away with your new contacts while all the information is fresh in your head. Take advantage of any discounts you were offered. Do not wait a month or two to make contact.
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