The Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show gives professional home vendors the chance to interact with homeowners. The show has been going on for 40 years now, in South Florida, and has the best products and services for decorating and renovating homes. Recently, I had the opportunity to interview Sharon Berube, the Marketing Director for The Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show. She gave me insight and information that will be helpful for people to know before they attend the show, and I'm here to share her knowledge with you. I asked her a list of questions about the show, and below, you will be able to see what she said.
What are the novelties of the next edition?
The Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show features thousands of products and services for home improvement and design. In addition, the show always has several high visibility “feature areas” within the show that offer added value to the attendees and provide an additional “wow” factor to the event. This year’s show will feature:
AT HOME WITH ART - a unique South Florida art show featuring the work of Miami artists and art resources. The show web site will offer a comprehensive look at the participating artists and art organizations as the show approaches.
DESIGNER ROOM VIGNETTES - Five South Florida professional interior designers will design original room settings featuring the latest design trends. These room settings are a visual and elegant representation of professional space planning and interior design.
CULINARY EXPERIENCE COOKING STAGE - The kitchen is the heart of every home and the food we prepare for family and friends is an important part of personal expression and healthy lifestyles. The Culinary Stage will showcase delicious and nutritious recipes prepared by guest chefs from around South Florida in entertaining daily cooking shows. The audience has the opportunity to taste the dishes prepared and often to participate in the cooking demo.
HOME IMPROVEMENT STAGE - A variety of experts in interior design and home improvement will be featured in complimentary seminars throughout the weekend. Check the show's web site at www.homeshows.net for a complete schedule.
What are three reasons why people should visit the Miami Home Design and Remodeling Trade Show?
The Home Show offers consumers and members of the trade show the opportunity to shop and compare thousands of products in one convenient setting. Nowhere else can consumers see such a wide range of home-related products, services and design ideas in one location. Products from around the world are featured at the show, making it possible to “shop the world” at the Home Show!
In addition the Home Show is an interactive marketplace that is about people. Consumers have the unique opportunity to talk one-on-one with experts in all fields of home improvement and design, gain personal insight, ideas and tips from professionals throughout the industry and interact in a casual setting. That is why the show is about people.
- Lastly, the Show offers consumers the opportunity to save with special show pricing, that is offered throughout the show by many of the participating businesses.
What are the benefits of exhibiting at the Miami Home Design and Remodeling Trade Show?
Exhibitors at the Home Show gain the benefit of direct interaction with thousands of potential new customers each day. The audience that attends the Home Show is a targeted audience of trade and consumers who are interested and passionate about home improvement and interior design. There is no other marketing vehicle that enables businesses to interact directly with potential new customers, enabling them to offer consumers direct experience with their product in a setting designed to be interactive. Exhibitors gain leads for potential new business at the show, and often sell directly from the show floor. An added benefit is the high visibility and exposure that sponsors and businesses in the show receive in the lucrative South Florida marketplace.
Is your event invite only or is it open to the public?
It is open to the public.
How many visitors are expected to attend this next edition?
Approximately 65,000 people are expected to attend over the five-day event.
How did you go about choosing the location of your event?
The show has taken place at the Miami Beach Convention Center for over forty years. Our tradition continues!
What are some specific rules and what will I have to know in order to exhibit in the Miami Home Design and Remodeling Trade Show?
The products and services featured at the show must be home-related. A limited number of companies are permitted in each category of product, ensuring a well-rounded, comprehensive collection of products and services on the show floor. Specific product categories are also required to have a minimum size of exhibit, to ensure success for the exhibitor and to enable consumers to see quality displays. A Show representative can assist interested businesses with their space requirements and reservations.
What kind of relationship do you have with Home Design and Remodeling companies who participate in your show?
We work closely with the businesses that exhibit in the show. As show producers, it is very important for us to know what products will be featured, so that we can publicize when new products are debuting and educate the public and trade as to what they will see when they come to the show. From the exhibitor perspective, the Home Show is part of their marketing team.
What specific qualities, relevance, and diversity are you looking for in exhibits at the Shows, and what are some examples?
We limit the number of companies in each product category to ensure a well-rounded show. This way, we have a better collection of products for consumers to see. It is also a better opportunity for those companies in the show to promote their product and do business. Additionally, when you feature a wide range of products and services, it enables the consumers to get more inspired, and to gain better insight into new product opportunities and trends. It also helps them gain a more global perspective on home improvement projects and the opportunities to improve their own homes.
What are some of the popular home trends and requests that you see and hear often?
South Florida is a gateway to the world. As such, our shows are more international in scope than other shows around the country. Additionally design is of high importance to South Florida. So, the show features more interior design, outdoor design, and high-end design trends than other shows around the country. The show offers many products and services that enable homeowners to expand their living spaces outdoors, which is nice because of the year round warm weather. (i.e.- outdoor kitchens, outdoor furniture, water scapes, etc.)
Will Larry Perl or Steve Plotkin be speaking at the show, and what advice or tips do you think they would give to people attending the show?
They do not speak at the show. However, they feature experts in the field of interior design, and home improvement in complimentary seminars on the Home Improvement Stage. A list of featured speakers will be available on our web site, as the show gets closer.
Now that you have read the interview with Sharon, hopefully you have a better idea of what The Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show is, and what to expect. When in need for home products and services, The Miami Home Design and Remodeling show is the place to go!