New Zealand School Ball Expos
Attention students! FREE ENTRY, FREE FOOD and a whole lot of fun! Register to attend HERE To give added value to new and existing website advertisers, and enable students to meet with potential suppliers more easily, www.schoolball.co.nz organises school ball expos throughout New Zealand. Want to exhibit your business? Call 0800 Formal (367625)
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Sponsored by The Edge, these expos are primarily targeted at students (and their adult supervisors) who are responsible for planning their ball. These students are the key decision makers when it comes to booking venues, catering, entertainment, photographers and more, but they will also be ball guests who have the ability to influence their peers by recommending hairdressers, suit hire companies, make-up artists, dressmaking and dress hire companies, and promoting your services to their fellow students.
There is no charge for students to attend planning expos. These expos are held during the week after school (between 3 – 6 pm), and schools must pre-register their attendance. Nibbles and drinks are provided for the students.
All students are given a goody bag as they arrive, and there are also sponsored giveaways throughout the expo. Goody bags will include a School Ball Supplier Guide, containing all exhibitors contact details, and exhibitors are encouraged to provide students with incentives to use and promote your services (i.e. discount vouchers, free product) – these may be given away from your stand, or included in the goody bags.
The expo begins with a forum session, approximately one hour long. www.schoolball.co.nz will invite several key suppliers to address the students during this time. Students are also given planning advice, and can ask "the experts" any questions they may have.
After the forum session concludes, the expo shifts to a "trade show" style, where students can move around the exhibitors and ask questions relating directly to the various services on offer.
Mini School Ball Planning Expos have been held previously in Hamilton, Auckland Central, Manukau and North Shore City, Tauranga, Rotorua, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin and the comments below highlight the benefit the students see in these expos:
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