Our Process

An ECRM Efficient Program Planning Session (EPPS) is made up of one-on-one strategic meetings that connect decision makers in an effort to maximize time, grow incremental sales and uncover industry trends. Explore the below to learn more about the ECRM EPPS process.
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Upon EPPS Registration
Work With An ECRM Account Manager
Access the preparation site for a pre-event checklist.
Sellers
Upon EPPS Registration
PROVIDE BUYERS WITH YOUR COMPANY INFORMATION
Identify product categories | Complete a company profile | Provide product information | Complete retail forms
 
2
 
Buyers
Upon EPPS Registration
HELP SUPPLIERS PREPARE FOR YOUR MEETING
Identify categories | Define event focus | Provide company information | Describe meeting objectives
 
3
 
A Few Months Before An EPPS
LEARN ABOUT BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS
Access profiles for companies on schedule as well as review and identify best practices.
 
4
 
A Few Months Before An EPPS
VIEW COMPANIES ON YOUR MEETING SCHEDULE
Review a preliminary time and date schedule.
Sellers
A Few Weeks Before An EPPS
SHIP SAMPLES TO EPPS LOCATION
All freight is placed in meeting space and is ready upon your arrival.
 
5
 
Buyers
A Few Weeks Before An EPPS
BUYERS: BOOK TRAVEL & HOTEL ARRANGEMENTS
For qualified buyers, ECRM books and covers the cost of travel and lodging.
 
6
 
During An EPPS
CHECK IN AT THE ECRM HOSPITALITY DESK
Get a profile book, meeting schedule and more!
Sellers
During An EPPS
SET UP MEETING SPACE
Private room, 10x10 booth and other options are available at select events.
 
7
 
Buyers
During An EPPS
PREPARE FOR MEETINGS TO BEGIN
Review company information, items selected for review and more.
 
8
 
During An EPPS
ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS BETWEEN BUYERS AND SUPPLIERS
Event staff is available to keep meetings on track and to answer questions.
 
9
 
During An EPPS
NETWORK DURING MEALS AND BREAKS
 
10
After An EPPS
FOLLOW UP USING ECRM’S TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS
Throughout the entire EPPS process you and your team will be supported by ECRM staff and technology.