Trade Show Coordinator
Given increasingly complex high-profile international trade shows based on organizational acumen and ability to run an amicable but tight ship onsite. Working with Business Development Directors and VPs, planned marketing focus for each trade show, designing tailored graphics, ordering furniture and electricity, and most importantly, creating and managing the onsite meetings schedule, often across several timezones and overcoming language barriers. Sent onsite to oversee booth build/maintenance and act as initial point of contact for the company during the show. Ensured that BD Directors and VPs were on time and prepared for each meeting. Interfaced with domestic and foreign executive government and military officials, ensuring their comfort while visiting the company's booth.
- Overnight and while onsite in Australia, created an in-depth and well-organized binder of detailed profiles of executive foreign and domestic military and government officials with whom a new company vice president planned to meet the next day.
- Attended shows with company CEO and Vice President, ensuring efficient use of their time, creating a welcoming atmosphere at our booth, and prioritizing the success of our presence at the show.
- Navigated complex export/import laws for foreign countries, sometimes shipping marketing materials months ahead and remaining on call at all hours to ensure their successful delivery to our booth from international customs.