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Trade Show Managers coordinate various aspects of trade show operations. Typical duties highlighted in a Trade Show Manager resume sample are directing logistics, handling trade show activities, solving installation problems, managing contracts, collaborating with vendors, and overseeing technical features. Based on our selection of resume examples, required skills include networking abilities, negotiation skills, time management, problem-solving orientation, attention to details, and strong communication skills. Most Trade Show Managers hold a Bachelor’s Degree and are trained in event management.

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Trade Show Manager

Managed 50 markets annually, with 200,000 attendees and 400 - 2,000 exhibitors, with a focus on partnering with internal creative teams, vendors and exhibitors.

  • Managed pre-show and on-site communications and logistics for show site. Created way-finding signage and reviewed all trade show content for accuracy.
  • Ensured procedures and guidelines were followed for office and show-site functions by overseeing trade show floor managers.
  • Trained internal teams on best utilization of EXPOCAD to minimize wait times and increased available leasable temporary space by 20% by redesigning floor plans.
  • Championed first time exhibitor experience project resulting in custom exhibit booths and strategies to increase traffic flow.
  • Collaborated with senior management, sales and general contractor to ensure new and current projects launched as scheduled.
  • Successfully created and published 50 exhibitor kits resulting in clear and precise exhibitor communications.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
AS
Merchandising And Design
BBA
Management
2

Corporate Event & Trade Show Manager

Managed, planned, and effectively implemented all activities associated with over 350 events, coordinating Facilities, IT, Catering, and Security according to relevant specifications

  • Oversaw ongoing renovations of physical facility, including monitoring effectiveness of RFP process, scheduling, and floor plan designs
  • Collaborated with production team of 10 members with standardization of RFP, eliminating overlaps, streamlining scheduling, and improving efficiency by 100%
  • Supervised shipping with internal traffic department to ensure on time delivery of materials and supplies
  • Coordinated activities of over 10 outside vendors including access to building and delivery location
  • Worked within available budgets between $6K-$800K, and managed events with 30-1000 people in attendance
  • Launched new program on methods to reserve event center, including development of Floor Plans, Request for Proposal, Room Capacities, FAQ, Best Practices, Pricing Matrix for AV Production, IT and Catering, Calendaring, and Tracking Facilities and IT inventory
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
3

Trade Show Manager

Supervised domestic and international technology trade show program with an annual budget of over USD$2.2M. Provided on-site management and oversaw the strategic planning and execution of small to large, complex trade shows/events.

  • Earned 3 industry awards (in partnership with display house) for exhibit design: CES 2008 – Event Marketer’s “Best of CES 2008”; CES 2010 – Event Design’s “Event Design Awards 2010”; CES 2011 – BtoB Magazine’s “BtoB Awards 2011”).
  • Worked with business segments to establish business goals for each event.
  • Collaborated in the development of innovative technology themes for internal and external events with Dolby’s in-house Creative Services team.
  • Managed external vendors for graphics creation ensuring the alignment with branding guidelines and marketing strategy.
  • Developed and managed tradeshow properties with external vendors. Oversaw inventory management of tradeshow properties.
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Industrial Arts
4

Trade Show Manager

Oversaw all planning for 42 trade shows annually to include purchasing booth space, negotiating advertising space, designing/rollout of new corporate booths, projecting annual trade show budget and producing quarterly budget analysis for expenditures.

  • Developed and implemented trade show database using Microsoft Access, greatly improved organization and efficiency of planning and event execution.
  • Leveraged corporate brand portal system to successfully manage annual trade show schedule and meet 100% of deadlines.
  • Coordinated all trade show logistics and partnered with show decorator to ensure show inventory was adequately maintained.
  • Entrusted to represent the company, serving as central information source for the company on all trade-shows.
  • Scheduled high volume of planning meetings and conference calls; administered meeting minutes and handled all action items related to trade shows.
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
AS
Applied Science
5

Senior Trade Show Manager

Oversaw the execution of the [company name] Brand at 20+ national action sports traded shows

  • Handled all marketing pertaining to each show (online, social, barters, print, and promotion)
  • Oversaw yearly tradeshow budget of $1.7 million
  • Introduced & implemented new ROI program with sales for our top 3 trade shows
  • Selected and managed all booth contractors including I&D, Freight, Booth Storage, Electrical, and Rigging
  • Negotiated all contracts with booth contractors
  • Worked with sales to ensure most current products and POP was displayed at each show
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Communication Studies
6

Trade Show Manager

Role: Managed and drove trade show programs for the agriculture, construction, survey, telematics and advanced business solutions; over 25 shows annually with 2 full-time staff - even after relocation. $2.5M budget.

  • Built strategy, allocated resources and presented plan to the Marketing department, then drove execution.
  • Coordinated with Product Launch and Sales teams to procure trade show products and messaging.
  • Organized RFP for corporate and dealer merchandising program and developed the contract.
  • Coordinated internal Sales & Technical Teams as booth workers; including training and scheduling.
  • Excellent budget management and controls that saved a Marketing headcount position during a company-wide reduction in force. Trade show program was minimally effected.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Business Administration
7

Trade Show Manager & Customer Service Manager

Coordinated corporate participation in 15 trade show events with gross sales over $6M while maintaining all Customer Service Manager and key client account responsibilities.

  • Reduced trade show expenses by 21% from 2012 to 2013
  • Negotiated exhibit space contracts
  • Oversaw time sensitive product line sample delivery and pickup for all trade shows
  • Negotiated and arranged hotel reservations and billings for attendees
  • Coordinated hiring of temporary staffing needs for setup and breakdown of all trade shows
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Accounting
8

Trade Show Manager

  • Coordinated events that initially encompassed 19 and grew to 65 trade shows on annual basis, including planning, oversight, sales, and $1 million combined budget administration.
  • Oversaw onsite booth setup, staff meetings, and hotel logistics.
  • Greeted customers and captured leads by identifying client needs and communicating data to sales representative or product representative.
  • Provided support/managed projects for seven Marketing Communications Mgrs and industry professionals.
  • Increased trade shows from 19 to 65, resulting from revamped show planning process and improved planning, marketing, and ROI.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Communications And Organization Mgmt
9

Trade Show Manager

[company name] is a 116-year-old global provider of trade information across multiple media outlets including publications and events. I spearhead all activities from concept to execution for exhibit booths at 11 U.S. and 5 global trade shows.

  • Instituted money-saving initiatives to effectively monitor a $400K budget, 35 employees and 15 vendors
  • Established new hotel-stay procedures with Travel Planners and saved $5K in 8 months
  • Reduced drayage and transportation costs by $12K in first year with Skyline Exhibits by cutting hardware
  • Selected by management as BDwest floor manager to spot on-site issues and provide solutions
  • Develop(ed) online, print and social-media branding, design and marketing strategies for booth exhibits
Candidate Info
27
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
C
Police Training
AAS
Technical Writing And Editing
BS
Communications
10

Trade Show Manager/marketing Representative

Responsible for entire domestic trade show program which encompassed approximately 50 shows annually.

  • Set up sophisticated equipment and display booth for all trade shows.
  • Attended all major conferences both regionally and nationally.
  • Demonstrated equipment and answered questions for potential customers.
  • Provided customer assistance and assisted dealers with technical inquiries.
  • Managed Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference for 40 attendees during a 5 year period.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
C
Sales Advantage
Electrical Engineering Technology

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