|11-06-2007, 01:29 PM||#31|
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Here's another spin on the topic of manufacturer attendance.
A manufacturer exhibits a a show (at great expense) based on the prospect of growing their business.
One of the factors in the decision of whether to attend or not is the general business level, ie, sales figures.
Thus if Canadian sales are only a fraction of those in the US, then it is no wonder we are ignored.
When we mail order from the US that's $1 added to the US sales figure and $1 subtracted from the Canadian sales figure.
Thus every time we do a US mail order deal we're further lessening the chances of ever seeing a big name manufacturer at a Canadian event.
Something else to think about......
|11-06-2007, 05:18 PM||#32|
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I am: Brian Belanger
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If the cost of opening up shop at the show is whats inhibitive, then maybe its time we all look for a venue thats just big enough for a track and all the local shops and any of the manufacturers or distributors we can rustle up and make our own damned show.
Major obstacles that I can see:
The venue - where can this be done for a reasonable price thats close enough to the city to make it worth the drive for the masses
Advertising to those masses - BLING BLING $$$
Promotion - who in their right mind would want to take this kind of thing on anyways - who has the connections and the motivation and means to get it done?
And after all that, would the local shops really want to make their presence felt at such an event? Is the interest really there?
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