You’ve read some of our advice… now hear it from the experts! Our new series The Exhibitionist Podcasts, features conversations with experts who have been working in the industry for years with backgrounds in event management, stand design, health & safety, logistics, international events, feature presentations and digital marketing. Our aim is to bring you their stories, experience and tips to help you on your trade show journey.

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Sharing Your Solutions

Each episode we’ll also be helping to solve a listener’s Trade Show Trouble or celebrate their success.  So if you’re facing an obstacle you just can’t overcome, or have just had your best show ever, why not drop us a line here and we’ll share your story or solve your problem!

And if you think there’s someone we should be talking to on a future episode, let us know by email or Tweet us  @ProExTraCo.

You can navigate your way to the podcasts either by clicking on the images above or by following the individual links below…

Episode 9 – Evangeline Morrison – How to attract and nurture young talent to the Event Industry

As a Project Manager for your organisation’s Exhibitions do you ever get asked ”What should we wear” from everyone in your squad? It’s one we’re always asked, so we start Episode 9 by sharing some thoughts on how to approach this, especially in the negative context of ICE London 2018. 

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We then throw over to recent Event Management graduate Evangeline Morrison who’s currently working with a global event’s organiser in London.  Evangeline shares some of the highs and lows of her experience getting in to the industry and gives us all (exhibitors and organiser) some food for thought on how we can help nurture bright, young talent in the industry and ensure we’re all making the most of their potential, value and knowledge. headphones 004

Enjoy the show and thanks again for listening! 

To tune in click here: Episode 9


Episode 8 – Emma Cartmell – CHS Group UK – Connecting Venues with Event Professionals Plus Pre Event PR & ROI

This episode opens with Nichola answering a Trade Show Trouble question around Exhibitors measuring ROI which rolls into the main event…

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This week the interviewee is Emma Cartmell from the CHS Group UK.

CHS are specialists in the meetings and events industry and provide opportunities for event planners, PAs and EAs to meet with venues, hotels and suppliers. As well as exploring what CHS has to offer Emma and Nichola also discuss Pre-Show Marketing and return to the theme that opened the show – Exhibitors measuring ROI.

To tune in click here: Episode 8

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Enjoy the show and don’t forget to send in any Trade Show Troubles that you would like answering on future episodes.

Episode 7 – Gabriela Castro Fontoura – Sunny Sky Solutions – Making it easier to do business in Latin America

So in this episode we have a brief run down on the highs and lows of CES 2019 and what unexpected bit of kit won ‘Best in Show’!

Our guest this time around is Gabriela Castro Fontoura from Sunny Sky Solutions. Gaby explains the vast opportunities to be had in Latin America and gives advice that is useful to anyone considering exhibiting and exporting to anywhere in the world and not just in this region. She also explains that to do business in Latin America may not initially mean having to travel so far as buyers from this region regularly attend European and podcast cover episode 7 gabriela castro fontouraAsian trade shows. However, you do need to understand the cultural and laid back attitude when doing business in the region which having lived and worked in the UK (Skipton, North Yorks) for 13 years meant that she too had to initially readjust on her return to Uruguay.

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To tune in click here: Episode 7

Enjoy the show and don’t forget to send in any Trade Show Troubles that you would like answering on future episodes.

EPISODE 6 – JOHN JENKINSON , Department for International Trade – How can the DIT help with your exporting ambitions?

We begin with a quick catch up on what we’ve been up to since the last episode which has been dominated with all things global including finding out more about the 2020 Dubai Expo which seamlessly leads on to our conversation with John Jenkinson from the Department for International Trade (DIT). John explains the nuances required to navigate the export world while avoiding the pitfalls and exploiting the benefits international trade can offer and how the DIT can assist you on this journey. Enjoy the show!!

To tune in click here: Episode 6

Enjoy &  thanks so much for tuning in

EPISODE 5 -JONNY ROSS, Fleek Marketing – How to use Digital to promote your attendance at a show 

We’re starting Episode 5 with some of the highlights that caught our eye at Food Matters Live and EMEX last week before we chat with Jonny Ross of Fleek Marketing. Johnny tells us why getting visitors engaged in your stand starts way before they hit the trade show floor, and gives you some tips on how to make it happen! Enjoy the show. 

To tune in click here: Episode 5

Enjoy &  thanks so much for tuning in!

EPISODE 4 – RICHARD FOX, Chef, Author, Presenter & Waste Warrior

In Episode 4 we talk all things live and discuss how exhibitors can extend the reach ofPODCAST COVER episode 4 Richard Fox their exhibition investment through speaker sessions and live theatres. And Foxy shares his experiences of blowing the power on James Martin’s live cooking demo and introducing a well-known chef by the wrong name… and there’s a subtle clap of thunder in the air!

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To tune in click here: Episode 4

Enjoy &  thanks so much for tuning in!

EPISODE 3 – CATHY FORSYTH, Freelance Ops Manager

In this episode you get two for one – the main event has Nichola interviewing Cathy Forsyth a highly experienced Events Ops Manager. As you will learn the key to a smooth show from both the H&S and show regulation aspect is communication, communication… oh yeah and communication!

PODCAST COVER episode 3 cathy ForsythBut before Cathy we have an exhibitor on who shares his Trade Show Troubles with us and we offer some guidance to help him with future exhibitions.

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To tune in click here: Episode 3

Enjoy &  thanks so much for tuning in!


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In our second instalment we interview Tim Christian from Project :: 4. We have worked with Tim on numerous projects over the years and is a great inspiration when it comes to the functionality of a trade show stand. Tim now works for Project :: 4 which is a full Exhibition and Conference Solutions Agency and explains that the over whelming ingredient for your stand isn’t flash gadgets but your stand squad who can make or break your client engagement at any show. 

PODCAST COVER episode 2 Tim ChristianWe also take a look at the topic of the week that popped up during our latest workshop which this week was “to give, or not to give freebies to the exhibition’s visitors”.


To tune in click here: Episode 2

Enjoy &  thanks so much

for tuning in!

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Welcome to our first episode… the one where we introduce ourselves & tell you a bit more about how we’re hoping to inspire your trade show success over the coming shows. More importantly, we’re chatting with Fresh Montgomery’s MD Lori Hoinkes about how she thinks exhibitors can get more out of their events including I.F.E. & Speciality Fine Food Fair. As this is our first episode we’d love to hear your feedback about what you want to hear in the future & how we can make the Podcasts more valuable for you.

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To tune in click here Episode 1

Enjoy &  thanks so much for tuning in!