SAGE Show Virtual: A Sneak Peek on What to Expect

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SAGE Show Virtual is next month! Which means, time to start planning out your outfit (sweatpants, anyone?) and time to start planning how you will tackle the day and get the most out of the virtual tradeshow experience!

On Tuesday, August 18 from 10:00am to 4:00pm CT, you can discover the newest trending products and get inspired to take your business to the next level while staying safe at home!

SAGE Show Virtual is a brand-new virtual tradeshow experience for the promotional products industry so you can see products from top supplier lines right from home. You can also attend our expert-led, online education sessions to learn what’s trending in the industry and new ways to grow your business.

Ready for the big day? Here’s a rundown on what to expect!

Before the Show

Right before the virtual show doors open, you can grab a cup of joe and join Paul Bellantone, CAE, president and CEO of PPAI, for a live industry update at 9:15am CT. Covering current events, the impact of COVID-19 within our industry, and the opportunities for promotional products professionals to move forward, this is the perfect opportunity to stay up-to-date and start your day off right.

At the end of the presentation, be sure to stick around as there will also be a live Q&A portion where Paul will answer your questions in real-time!

Welcome to the Lobby

Say goodbye to standing in long lines!

From the SAGE Show Virtual lobby, you can easily navigate between the show floor, education sessions, the product pavilion, and networking lounges.

Earn points for every booth visited, every time your information gets scanned at a booth, every chat you send, and for every education session you choose to attend! The top points earners are displayed on the leaderboard in the lobby, so earn as many points as possible for some friendly competition and the chance to win a cool prize!

Then, you can scroll through the featured exhibitors’ section to find top supplier lines and quickly navigate straight to their virtual booth.

On the Show Floor

The show floor is where you will find all the exhibitor booths. You can start visiting booths right away, create a walk list, search for a specific exhibitor, or see which booths you’ve already visited. 

Create your walk list by simply clicking on the walk list icon on each booth! Look out for a featured banner, which will indicate if a supplier is a featured exhibitor. Then, before visiting a specific booth, you can check out how busy the exhibitor is by seeing the total number of people currently visiting that booth.

At the top of the show floor page, you can also search for any exhibitor by name, product type, or category. Filter your results by exhibitors on your walk list, exhibitors that are in your preference groups, exhibitors you’ve already visited, or by product category with these icons on the top right.

Inside a Virtual Booth

See an exhibitor that piques your interest? Visit their virtual booth to see the latest trending products, watch videos, view their catalog, and get exclusive access to show specials!

You can also chat live with suppliers to get questions answered right away, request samples, schedule meetings, or even live video conference to talk face-to-face! Click on the scan me button to send your information to the supplier (and earn points for the leaderboard!).

Visit the Product Pavilion

Get an exclusive first look at new trends and the hottest products in the industry by visiting curated product pavilions. See the top products in trending categories like New Products, PPE & Supplies, Work From Home, and Top Products. Click on a product to find out more information and go directly to the supplier’s booth or add them to your walk list to visit later!

Education

Ignite your business with new ideas, marketing strategies, and industry-leading innovation through online education sessions.

All of the education sessions from SAGE, PPAI, and suppliers are being offered on-demand so you can attend as many sessions as you want and fit them into your schedule!

We also have multiple education tracks so you can learn more in-depth about certain topics or get all the highlights with our most popular sessions.

Once you’ve finished watching the education session, click on the CAS / MAS icon at the top of the page and fill out the form to earn your education credits!

Excited about SAGE Show Virtual?

We are too! Experience everything you love about industry tradeshows… right on your computer screen!

SAGE Show is free to attend for all distributors nationwide and their salespeople. If you haven’t already registered, there is still time! Join more than 4,000 other distributors for an unforgettable tradeshow – register today!

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Lauren is a Content Writer at SAGE. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in Print Journalism and has fallen in love with the art of storytelling. When she's not writing, she's playing with her dog, Riley.

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