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Attendee Checklist

View our thoughtfully crafted checklist to help you prepare for a successful pre-, during, and post-event experience.

Before You Arrive

Register yourself – and your team – so you receive all necessary event information well in advance of the event.

Book your hotel and travel with SOURCING at MAGIC New York at a discounted rate exclusive to our exhibitors and attendees.

Strategize your purchasing plan by identifying inventory or technology gaps and setting a budget. Pro tip: plan to visit at least 10 new vendors and attend a few education sessions to see what’s new and diversify your offerings.

Get inspired and set discovery goals by reviewing the exhibitor list and following @sourcingatmagic on Instagram and LinkedIn. Pro tip: if you’re looking for something specific like sustainable packaging, review the exhibitor list to identify the right vendors for you to visit.

We are bringing back paper badges in 2024 to ease your on-site experience. Print your badges on-site for seamless event entry. More information coming soon.

Pack a comfortable pair of shoes and be sure to bring a notebook.

While You're Onsite

Start early so you aren’t rushed. The event opens at 9AM – if you’re pre-registered (which we strongly encourage) simply print your badge on-site and scan right into the hall to begin shopping.

Walk every aisle to ensure you don’t miss any hidden gems that will make your offerings stand out next season.

Don’t be shy. If you see a busy booth, introduce yourself, and ask what time you should come back. Pro tip: the third day always has some quieter times that you can – and should – take advantage of.

Write orders while you’re at the show to avoid missing out on merchandise while it’s available.

Attend an education session or networking event while you’re on-site to connect with your industry peers.

Pro tip: take photos of what you buy so you can easily remember what you purchased and so you can share with your staff post-event. (Remember to ask the vendor first)

After the Event

Continue the conversation and follow up with any new connections you made at the event.

Review all orders to make sure your delivery dates and details are correct.

Follow up to confirm orders details like shipping and timing with your vendors.

Place orders with vendors that you may not have placed while on-site.

Register for the next SOURCING at MAGIC event to stay ahead of the curve and begin planning your next purchases.