Airpocket debuted at the Travel Goods Association's 2016 International Travel Goods Show in Las Vegas in March. Many months of planning, organising and designing culminated in three whirlwind days of networking, marketing and promoting Airpocket to retailers and distributors.
It was exhausting and exhilarating and SO much fun, and we learned a lot about the travel goods industry from people who have been part of it for a long time. There were hundreds of exhibitors, and we took the opportunity to check out some of the other products on display and chat with the creators, many of whom are just like us - first-time trade show attendees with a new product borne from necessity and crowdfunding!
We had many visitors to our booth, and the feedback they gave us on Airpocket was invaluable. We will never get tired of hearing people say "That's such a good idea!" and we heard that a lot during our three days at the Show.
One of our visitors was Dawn McCarthy, a Lifestyle Expert from Los Angeles who featured Airpocket during her show on the Las Vegas Fox 5 morning show:
Fingers crossed we will make it to the Show in 2017! And next time we might add a few extra days to our trip so we see a few more of the sights and lights of Las Vegas.