Facts about GIC shows

5100

Attendees

340

Exhibitors

110,000

of Exhibiting Space

Top reasons to attend GIC

Network

Meeting with customers and business owners

Get New Ideas

Talking with experts from different areas

Find New Products

Looking from thousands of innovative products

RETAILER ATTENDEE BY TYPE

Independent/Franchised Grocers

43%

Supermarket Chain

39%

Specialty/Deli/Bakery/C-Store

10%

Warehouse Club/Mass Market Retailer

6%

C-Store/Variety/Drug

2%

Decision Makers From Chains & Independents

Owner/C-Suite/President/CEO

21%

VP/Executive VP

20%

SR.Category Manager

15%

Merchandising Director/ Manager

10%

Procurement/Manager

10%

General Manager

8%

Category Director

5%

Store Planner

5%

Marketing Manager

2%

Attendee Value

of trade show attendees say they are looking for new products

of trade show attendees have buying authority. more than 4 out of 5 people walking the aisles are potential customers for exhibitors

will attend next year

Attendee Quality

Buying Power

of attendees that stated visiting exhibits influences purchase intent

of attendees that are not customers of the company’s exhibits they visited. This represents new business opportunities

of trade show attendees have the power to recommend, specify,
and/or make final purchasing decisions.

came to show with real purchasing intent.

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