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Order It Now: Last-Minute Promotional Products For Industry Conferences

Planning a conference? How exciting! Whether it's a smaller event aimed solely at attendees from your company or an industry-wide gathering that will be attended by people across the country (or perhaps even the globe), a conference is a fantastic opportunity to share knowledge, insights and more with peers and colleagues. 

The perfect opportunity to showcase your business and all it has to offer, a conference can serve as much as a networking tool as it can as a platform for discussion, education and more. 

According to research shared by UK Conference & Meeting Survey 2019, 66% of conferences held in the UK are attended by 50 or fewer delegates, whilst 6% host 200 or more guests; the average size sits at a snug 72 attendees. Of course, guestlist size varies from event to event but whatever the size of yours, one thing is for certain: you can impress those in attendance with the help of promotional products. 

Why Should You Incorporate Promotional Products Into A Conference?

There are all sorts of reasons why items printed with your branding can make great additions to your event plans. To start with, hosting a conference is an excellent opportunity to show off your brand in its best light, putting your business on a pedestal as an industry leader, insight sharer and conversation starter. Similarly, if your conference comprises involvement from a variety of external speakers, incorporating branded event decor - that will keep it clear that your business is at the beating heart of proceedings - can be 

For another thing, it doesn't have to cost a fortune. Total Merchandise's range of event-friendly promotional giveaways ranges from lost-cost ticketing alternatives (such as branded wristbands) to promotional goodie bag content, such as printed cotton tote bags, branded chocolate bars or perhaps even miniature bottles of Prosecco, bearing a full-colour label adorned with your artwork. 

With items to suit every marketing budget, our conference-friendly promotional products are ideal for helping to show-off your brand (and your event planning abilities!) in the best possible light.

What Sort Of Items Make Great Promotional Merchandise At Conferences?

There are all sorts of branded products that can prove invaluable in helping assert awareness for your business at your upcoming event. These include...

  • Items that are useful in the 'there and then': For example, stationery on the table that guests can use to make notes as speakers give their presentations. 
  • Items that will add to the impression of the space: Such as branded tablecloths or pop-up banners. These will bring some brand presence to the room and remind attendants that it's your conference they're attending. 
  • Items that can be taken home: Think giveaway items that can be put on tables or popped into event goodie bags. Branded mints, promotional memory sticks, branded coffee cups and so on will all ensure awareness for your brand lives on long after the event has ended. 

Which Quick-Fix Promotional Items Can You Still Order For Your Conference?

Total Merchandise offers a wide range of branded products that can be dispatched in as little as 72 working hours. The meaning of this for your business? That last-minute idea that you or your colleague thought of might not be as impossible as you initially believed!

Whether you're after finishing touches or conference essentials, Total Merchandise is here to help. Browse our top five ideas below and explore our full range of event-friendly giveaways to find the perfect last-minute items for your industry event.

Express 15mm Full Colour Lanyards

Dispatch available in as little as: 72 hours.

Our express delivery branded lanyards are available for dispatch in as little as three working days. Printed in full colour on both sides with the artwork of your choice, they're the perfect accessory to allow conference delegates to wear conference name badges or ID passes with zero fuss. 

Of course, these aren't the only promotional lanyards we have available; if you aren't limited by time, browse our full range of branded lanyards to explore the other options!

Mini Domed Mint Pots

Lead time: From two working days.

For a refreshing touch, why not provide attendants with printed tins of mints? These promotional Mini Domed Mint Pots are hugely popular with our customers, with the full-colour print option ensuring eye-catching visibility for your artwork. 

Available in seven different colours, these branded mint tins are perfect for putting on tables or popping inside goodie bags for your attendants to take home with them. That generously sized print area means your artwork will stay fresh, keeping all eyes on your brand.

Curvy Ballpens

Dispatch available in as little as: Five working days. 

Our best-selling Curvy Ballpens are available in a huge range of colour combinations and can be printed with your logo in up to full colour on the barrel. 

Take your pick from dozens of shades in order to find a Curvy that perfectly matches your company's corporate identity, ensuring awareness for your brand is at a high with every use. 

Express Brixton Eco Shopper Bags

Lead time: Three working days.

Giving guests reading material to take away with them, or keen on providing goodie bags filled with treats for them to take home? Either way, a promotional cotton tote bag is ideal for helping them carry things in style, with your branding on display with every step.

The beauty of tote bags lies in the fact they can be reused time after time. The meaning? Prolonged awareness for your business - and with your pick of five tote colours to choose from, you're guaranteed to find one that's the perfect fit for you. 

A5 Desk Notepads

Dispatch from just: Five working days.

Providing guests with paper so they can make notes throughout a conference is always a nice touch - after all, even if they're bringing laptops or tablets with them, having a piece of paper (or better yet, a branded notebook!) to scribble notes on is always a thoughtful touch. 

Our A5 Desk Notepads, shown above, can be printed in up-to full colour with your artwork, ensuring complete visibility for your brand with every use. 

Printed Roll Up Banners

Lead time: Three to four working days.

If you've arranged a timetable of speakers from different organisations, it can pay to make sure that branding for your business is heightened in order to keep it clear that it's your event.

The beauty of our popular Roll Up Banners is that with care, they can be reused at future events, too. Prolonged brand awareness, with maximum cost efficiency? Yes, please! 

Of course, it doesn't end there. We have hundreds of promotional products that will take your conference to the next level - browse our range of event giveaways in full and contact us today for your quote!

Top image via Pexels.

Written by

Katie Clark | Digital Marketing Manager

With over a decade in print and digital journalism, Katie possesses a wide skill-set that incorporates everything from SEO to PR. Joining the team in early 2019, her expertise lies in writing sparkling copy about promotional merchandise and related topics, as well as managing social media activity and developing creative solutions to keep the Total Merchandise brand at the forefront of people’s minds. With a background that includes event-planning and volunteering for charitable organisations, she has a first-hand appreciation for the needs and questions a customer might have when acquiring promotional products for their organisation. In her spare time, she loves reading, going to the cinema and learning to cook.

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