Business conferences are a great way for small business owners to network, share ideas, and make valuable business connections. It’s a great way to build your business, but you must plan ahead so you don’t leave your conference with too much junk.
Not only are your conference attendees paying you a large sum of money to travel to your business, but they also want to be treated like royalty. If your conference attendees arrive at your hotel to find that you didn’t think ahead and provide care packages for them, they will be disappointed.
Merchandising is the best way to market your business to potential leads and customers, but if you don’t have room in your suitcase, don’t worry. Here are some ideas for care packages that will make your conference attendees feel special.
If you’re hosting a business conference, take a few minutes to think about what your attendees might need to make their time there more enjoyable. Here are some ideas for things you can include in your conference care packages.
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Custom Rally And Sport Towels
If you want your conference attendees to feel like VIPs, consider customizing rally and sports towels for them. This is a small but thoughtful touch that will make them feel appreciated. You can have the towels printed with your company logo or conference name, or simply choose a design that you think your attendees will love.
Antibacterial Soaps And Sprays
If your conference guests like to take showers at the hotel, consider including antibacterial wipes or sprays in their conference care packages. There are many brands of disinfectant wipes on the market, including ones specifically designed for showering and public bathrooms. These products help reduce the spread of bacteria in public places by killing germs on surfaces and reducing the number of bacteria that gets into the air.
If your clients are attending a conference in a convention center where there’s a lot of walking, consider including a small bottle of hand sanitizer in their conference packages. This will help keep them feeling clean and fresh while they’re walking around during their event.
Hats, Pens, And Sunglasses
Sunglasses, hats, and pens might be what people think of when they think of conference care packages, but don’t forget other items that might make them happy while they’re at your conference. They might appreciate having a larger bottle of water than they normally would need or they might want a small gift like a USB drive that has their favorite personal photos on it.
Shirts, Shorts, And Socks
Although it might be cold outside when attendees arrive, they might not want to dress in all of their layers. Include some clothing items like shirts, shorts, and socks in your conference care packages for them. This will help them to lessen the amount of packing they have to do before the conference begins and make their time at the event more comfortable.
Sweatshirts With Your Logo
If you want to include some branded clothing in your conference care packages, consider sweatshirts with your company logo. This is a great way to promote your brand and ensure that attendees are comfortable during the event. You can find sweatshirts in a variety of colors and styles, so be sure to choose something that will appeal to your target audience.
Hoodies, Beanies, And Scarves
If it starts to get cold outside during the conference, include a few extra items in the care packages for your guests. Include a hoodie or beanie, as well as a scarf if they’re looking for something to keep them warm. These items are also perfect for when attendees need to hide their faces from the sun or wind.
Branded Snack Items
Many people attend conferences because they enjoy meeting new people and trying new things that they normally wouldn’t try without attending a conference or workshop. If you know that your attendees are also foodies who enjoy sampling new foods, consider offering them branded snack items to sample during their visit to your conference.
Water Bottles And Lunch Coolers
Most people will agree that water bottles are great for hiking or going for a walk around town with friends or coworkers after work so it makes sense that water bottles should be included in the care packages for conferences as well. If you know that many people attending your conference stay in their hotel room most of the time trying to work on their laptops or phones on their beds instead of spending time outside enjoying their surroundings including water bottles in their care packages as well. Also, consider including lunch coolers so attendees don’t have to pack too much food when they go out on the town at night after the conference ends.
Providing care packages, including snacks, water bottles, and lunch coolers, for your attendees at your next business conference can make their time more comfortable and help them to feel like they’re part of the event.