The three BioResearch Product Faire™ Events and one Biotechnology Vendor Showcase™ Event on the West Coast in March and April saw nearly 700 life science researchers who came out to meet with sales reps from dozens of different companies. These researchers were able to discover the best new tools and technologies to use in their labs, while getting direct answers to their research questions.
With so many researchers in attendance, it is important for a company to stand out, be professional, and be accessible to the researchers to make the most of the limited time at the event.
At the end of each event, Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. selects a sales representative who stood out and came to the event prepared to exhibit, engaged with attendees in a friendly and interested manner and showed remarkable salesmanship skills in working to meet researchers and market life science products. Whoever is chosen wins the coveted 5-Star Award.
What is the 5-Star Award?
This award is given to the sales representatives of one company who meet the following criteria during the event:
Strong and professional presence throughout the event.Rep arrives on time, sets-up before the event, and stays until the event has finished.
Table display is appealing, informative, and provides researchers with an incentive to visit (i.e. swag items to give away, company brochures, discount coupons, etc).
Accessible and engaged staff focused on discussing products and services with researchers instead of checking their personal electronics.
Researchers who visit the booth engage well with the sales rep, and the table appears to be a popular place for researchers to visit.
Sales rep is professional, enthusiastic, and represents both their company and the event well.
Congratulations to the following winners from the March and April West Coast events:
University of California, Santa Barbara - 6th Annual BioResearch Product Faire™ Event - March 31, 2015
Melissa McMinn, Eppendorf
University of California, Los Angeles - 35th Semiannual Biotechnology Vendor Showcase™ Event - April 2, 2015
Jon Moulton, GeneTools
University of Southern California - 12th Semiannual BioResearch Product Faire™ Event - April 3, 2015
Brian Colonnelli and Adam Campbell, Abcam
University of Nevada, Reno - 9th Annual BioResearch Product Faire™ Event - April 30, 2015
Todd Peterson, EMD Millipore
Visit the 2015 5-Star Winners Page to stay informed about this year's winners.
Looking for a way to show your colleagues what a stellar sales rep you are? Sign-up for a show near you, embrace the 5-Star attitude, and have a chance to win your very own award and be featured on our site and blog! Visit the 2015 trade show calendar below to find the best marketplace for your lab supply company.