RECEPTIONIST (British): New London Technology. This is the Marketing and Sponsorship Department. How may I assist you?
WOMAN (British): Good morning. I’m calling to enquire about the upcoming technology convention that you host in Convet Garden. Is it possible to rent a vendor’s booth at the event?
RECEPTIONIST: Yes, we do have spots for vendors available. What corporation do you represent?
WOMAN: No, no, I’m on my own. I’d like to set up a booth to promote a new phone app that I’ve created.
RECEPTIONIST: Is your product licensed?
WOMAN: Yes, it is. I’m a registered App developer and technology entrepreneur.
RECEPTIONIST: I see. What is your name?
WOMAN: Amira Barr. A-M-I-R-A B-A-R-R.
RECPTIONIST: Great, thank you. And you would like to rent a booth in our vendor’s fair, correct?
WOMAN: Yes, that’s correct. What are the exact dates of the event?
RECEPTIONIST: The convention is four days long. It goes from January 17th to the 20th.
WOMAN: Great. What are the hours of the fair?
RECEPTIONIST: The fair is open each day of the event from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
WOMAN: Great. Is possible to get a discount if I share a booth with another vendor?
RECEPTIONIST: Unfortunately, no, it’s not. We only allow one vendor per booth. However, we have different sized booths, which range in cost depending on the type of sponsorship package you order.
WOMAN: OK. I was just curious if I could save some money because I don’t need an entire booth for my display. How big are the booths, anyway?
RECEPTIONIST: The smallest booth is approximately 3.1 meters wide and 3.1 meters long.
WOMAN: OK, great, thank you. Do I need to bring my own tables and chairs?
RECEPTIONIST: For each booth, we provide tables, chairs, and a monitor. You will need to bring your own promotional materials, any additional chairs you might need, and other decorations.
WOMAN: OK. How much does renting a booth cost?
RECEPTIONIST: The bronze package, which is our cheapest, is £5,000.
WOMAN: Oh my, I did not realise it would be so much. Is that the cheapest option available?
RECEPTIONIST: Yes, it is. The silver booth, which is our next cheapest option, is £8,000.
WOMAN: I see. In that case, I will take the bronze package.
RECEPTIONIST: Lovely. Now, would you like your brand to be featured on our promotional materials?
WOMAN: Hmmm . . . How much does that cost?
RECEPTIONIST: It really depends on the size and placement of your logo. Our cheapest rate would be £1,000.
WOMAN: What does that include?
RECEPTIONIST: Your logo will be listed on the pamphlets and maps of the vendor’s fair.
WOMAN: OK. I don’t think I’m interested in that. I’ll just take the booth, please.
RECEPTIONIST: No problem. We require payment in full before we can confirm your reservation. You may give me your payment information over the phone, or you may go online and fill out a rental form on our website.
WOMAN: And can I just enter my credit card information on the website?
RECEPTIONIST: That’s correct.
WOMAN: I have one other question. Can I choose where I would like the booth to be located?
RECEPTIONIST: We place our vendors based on the package that they order. The booths with the best location that will attract the most traffic are the most expensive packages. The bronze package, which you ordered, is located on the second floor of the fair. Typically, this floor gets less traffic than the main floor.
WOMAN: Can I choose which booth I rent on the second floor?
RECEPTIONIST: We have 32 bronze booths on the second floor. There is a map located on the website that identifies where those are located. When you make your reservation, you will be able to choose which available booth location you would like.
WOMAN: OK. Thank you for your assistance.
RECEPTIONIST: Absolutely. Please feel free to ring us back if you have any other questions. My extension is 08897. Feel free to call me directly.