Midcoast Green Collaborative Forum

May 8, 2009

Energy Expo 09

Filed under: Question — joanofacre @ 7:38 pm

Post show

Expo 09

What work/ didn’t

Didn’t do exit poll: hand them out to entering people along with booklet
8 exhibitors have not paid
Exhibit check in; badge, contact, check out, procedure,
layout should be alphabetical
Put booth numbers on curtains; layout on last  page- for latest changes.
Electrical power issues must be improved. (last row is powered by solar from outside.)
Need cash box/draw recites for better notes.

Need more pipe and drape
Booth sizes were bigger than expected ??
– should be clarified or standardized

Do a better floor plan, with real 100-ft tape-measure.
Publicity could be been earlier ?? (started earlier)
-need media schedule-(missed home power dead line)
-send coastal journal weekly
Promote more as educational + stuff for kids
Green cafe was good
How do we name it? Big banner
maybe a banner across main street- samuel will investigate
Need to have lecture space set up on time
Tell exhibitors where to get extra chairs (part of check in)
Exhibitor registration form – redone- and pay full in advance or no show.



  1. I realize this is has not be put into any order.
    I know Laurie had and idea of some kind of manual for next year.
    Maybe a time line would be a good place to start.
    or a couple more divisions of labor.

    One thing what was not added to this list; MGC table we need a designated person or persons to man the table.

    Comment by joanofacre — May 8, 2009 @ 7:42 pm

  2. Lynn added…

    Make sure that the handicap parking is right in front. Put it in the newspapers etc.
    D o you think we need a schuttle?— advertize it?
    Food was great- maybe more tables next time..

    Workshops Audience too far from speakers– more ‘in the round “if possible– Too much “we -they”
    N o more plastic water bottles—Please…. There are paper cartons for water now.
    Thats all for now will think more on it ….
    Over all it was a great show !!
    W e now can really plan ahead and write it down so we are all on the same page.

    Thanks Lynn

    Comment by joanofacre — May 8, 2009 @ 10:44 pm

  3. Being one of the (former) offenders, I definitely would not have a problem paying in full upfront. Given the option, I will pay 50% upfront every time because it’s easier on my cashflow. My last 50% check went out in yesterday’s mail, so you should have it today. At the Expo, I was told that i was the last ine that hadn’t paid in full, which if this was true, you are all all paid in full with 2 days of the event and this is a non-issue.
    I do want to say again, you put on a very fine show and I definitely plan to be there next year, even if you want payment in full upfront.

    Comment by Michael — April 20, 2010 @ 2:16 pm

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