There is consensus in the industry that attendance figures among millennials and Gen Z’s at B2B exhibitions is waning.
- Are they really?
- How does the traditional trade show format fit with their business life?
- Are exhibitions out of date?
- Is there a fundamental need to change the structure, content and activities associated with exhibitions?
- Is it just the word “exhibition” that’s no longer relevant and younger people look to: events, festivals and conferences?
Our research shows that Exhibitions aren’t necessarily “outdated” but there are certainly barriers to attending and reasons for attending vary by age group within the broader millennials category
The desire for personal profile building, making business contacts, learning new things and entertainment is high. We explore differences, explain challenges and offer solutions to help attract and retain ever demanding visitors.