ABOUT US

PEOPLE MEETING PEOPLE, FACE TO FACE and IN-PERSON.

The Minnesota Business EXPO is a neutral playing field for businesses that supply resources (exhibitors) to Business Owners, Managers, Buyers and Entrepreneurs (attendees) looking for solutions to a wide range of needs. It’s all presented under one roof in one day from 3pm – 7pm so REAL business gets done with no competing exhibit hall sideshows to come between buyers and sellers. Whether you’re an exhibitor or an attendee, the Minnesota Business EXPO may be the most productive half-day you can invest for your business all year!

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The Minnesota Business Expo is brought to you by Synergy Event Marketing, LLC, producer of the highly successful Minnesota Event Planners+Suppliers Expo since 1991 and upcoming Minnesota Women’s Business and Minnesota Marketing Expos.

Synergy Event Marketing, LLC, was founded by the Twin Cities’ leading event and trade show producer Brad “MagicBrad” Gudim. Brad has been making valuable business connections for clients through live events and trade shows since 1975 including events such as the Sales, Marketing and Publicity EXPO, Healthy LIFE EXPO*, Home Improvement and Design EXPOS* and the Longevity EXPO. He is also a highly sought-after performer and spokesperson with his dazzling style of humor and special effects. As a digital marketer and social media influencer, Brad says “When most marketers these days are counting clicks, likes and views, we’re connecting real people with smiles, handshakes and hugs.” Read more about Brad at https://www.linkedin.com/in/magicbrad/.

Brad is joined at Synergy Event Marketing, LLC, by Stefan Silverman as co-producer. Stefan is an exceptional communicator, digital marketer and founder of multiple businesses for which he designed show booths and personally worked the crowds at hundreds of shows for his businesses from New York to Chicago, Dallas and the Twin Cities. When it comes to getting value from trade shows, Stefan literally “wrote the book” and now applies that expertise to helping Synergy Event Marketing, LLC’s clients get the most from their participation in our shows. He also heads up our marketing and sales efforts. Read about Stefan at https://www.linkedin.com/in/stefansilverman/ 

*Trademarks of MediaMAX Events and Expos, Inc.

WHy

Exhibit?

Exhibiting at a live event is among the most cost effective methods of marketing. Our expos give you the ability to meet people face to face, and talk eye to eye, which trims the selling process down significantly.

 

Unlike print, broadcast or even online media, with a live expo, you are in control and have the ability to ask the right questions to qualify your leads immediately. You can adjust your message and image in real-time. Exhibiting also allows you to interact with all the senses of sight, sound, touch, taste and even smell. Exhibiting at our expos is very powerful.

EXPECT TO... ​

  • Meet new customers and colleagues

  • Reconnect with past customers

  • Generate new leads of qualified buyers

  • Demonstrate your latest products and services to a targeted audience

  • Create and build brand awareness

  • Launch and promote products Inform and educate prospects Increase exposure Research your market

  • Collect qualified leads

  • Generate sales

  • Commercial project opportunities

  • Generate media coverage

  • Bond customer relationships​

Who will I reach?

You will meet decision makers. The majority of attendees are Business Owners, Managers and the Purchasing Departments of small to mid-sized companies that are looking for solutions. Additionally, there will be C-Level Executives from the areas larger corporations.

CAPTIVE DECISION MAKERS

and POTENTIAL BUYERS

 

FACT: 83% of all visitors to an expo have the authority to purchase or are a decisive influence in the purchasing decision.

STAT: 72% of expo visitors intend to make a purchase either immediately or in the near future.

FACT: About 71% of visitors spend a half-day or more at an expo to review products and services and make purchases.

STAT: 23% of visitors spend multiple days at a trade show.

 

FACT: 54% of visitors come specifically to see new products and services.

STAT: More than 46% of people planning to visit an expo made the decision to attend more than 2 weeks before the show.

 

FACT: The top 4 reasons for attending are:

1. 54% to keep up to date with available products & services

2. 48% for information and education

3. 40% to keep up-to-date with new technology

4. 15% to make business contacts

Monday - Friday 11:00 - 18:30

Saturday 11:00 - 17:00

Sunday 12:30 - 16:30 

 

Who should
Attend?

If you do business, you should be at The Minnesota Business EXPO. Keeping up to speed with rapidly changing technologies is essential.

IF YOU NEED VENDORS

WE'VE GOT 'EM FOR YOU!

VENDOR CATEGORIES

  • Accounting / Bookkeeping

  • Apps and Software

  • Banking and Loans

  • Breakroom Supplies

  • Business Coaches

  • CRM Systems

  • Computer Equipment

  • Consultants

  • Credit Bureaus

  • Credit Cards

  • Design Services

  • e-Commerce

  • Email Marketing

  • Employee Incentives

  • Financial Services

  • Funding

  • Furniture

  • Health Insurance

  • Hotels

  • Human Resources

  • IT Services

  • Insurance

  • Legal Services

  • Mailing Services

  • Marketing Services

  • Merchant Services

  • Office Equipment

  • Office Supplies

  • POS Systems

  • Payroll

  • Phone Systems

  • Printing Services

  • Public Relations

  • SEO

  • SMO

  • Software

  • Staffing

  • Tax Planning

  • Telecom Services

  • Teleconferencing

  • Tradeshow Displays

  • Transcription Services

  • Translation

  • Transportation

  • Web Design & Development

  • Web Hosting & Domains

 

PROMOTION

Let's get talking! 

We take a synergistic approach, collaborating and cooperating with multiple select organizations and networks, both conventional and online, which compliment, leverage and multiply
each of our individual agendas.

 

Our targeted marketing campaigns will ensure that the greatest number of high-quality attendees visit the event.  Also our diversified strategies promote, market and advertise to a wider variety of
specifically targeted markets.

We cover the gamut and spectrum of corporate, mid-size and small business, independent contractors, lean start-ups, venture capitalists, investors and the plethora of new technologies and innovative ideas that creatives are introducing repetitively and consistently.

Strategic Partnerships

We’ve built relationships with various networks, industry associations and promotional partners to assure we attract a wide array of quality prospects for you to convert into your customer! We work in synergy with these partners using internet marketing technologies, and social media streams to maximize the quality attendance of the event. To assure an audience of qualified buyers (Event Industry Professionals), all sponsors, strategic partners and exhibitors are equipped with information and tools to assist in the co-promotion of the event.

Internet Marketing

This event, as well as all our events, are listed on hundreds of online event directories and websites with keywords that are optimized for targeted search. We are constantly, blogging, posting and re-posting information about our featured exhibitors, sponsors, activities and attractions, building a dynamic on-going stream of information. We also have our in-house database of warm quality contacts that have opted-in to receive updates on these events.

Social Media Networking 

We have multiple social media streams and online networking groups both internal and external, all cross-pollinating each other, and directed back to the focal “event site”, that captures the interested contacts 24/7/365. We also promote a variety of business related events which supplies our database with an on-going spectrum of contacts from a wide array of industries.