I am starting a service for trade show exhibitors and had this question. It would be too expensive, and wouldn't make sense to go to numerous trade shows as an exhibitor, just to approach others with a service. Some trade shows have an option to go as a non-exhibiting vendor, which allows you to leave literature and get a vendor badge for a nominal fee. Some shows, however don't provide such an option. I know some events may have stipulations against such interactions by attendees, but some I have looked at make no mention of the practice. Would exhibitors look down upon this, feeling that you are wasting their time and give my service a bad reputation, even if it is a useful service for them personally? Could I possibly be banned from the event or venue if policy is not clearly stated? Are there other concerns I should have about this type of approach in this venue? I feel this would be the best way to reach these people/businesses, since it is applicable to exhibitors of any field. I apologize that I can not disclose any information about the service as I have an agreement with my co-founder. I personally would love to share the idea with this community.
I hope this question fits this forum and thanks to all who give input on the matter.