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Johny
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Natalie, here is some thing I wrote about trade fairs a while ago.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140909020718-169973897-global-product-sourcing-visiting-trade-fairs?trk=mp-reader-card

English speaking should not be a problem, although a little patience is required at times.

The best advice I can offer about going to these fairs for the first time would be to:-

1. Prepare in advance because it is very easy to lose track of what you want to achieve when you are there.

2. You will find many selling the same thing, so best not to commit to anything there and then.

3. Take some time out occasionally for a coffee to refocus.

4. Enjoy (easier said than done given the crowds). Everything is daunting when you do it for the first time, but that’s also the exciting part.