2. Location, location, location. Without proper planning, you can easily spend your day in taxicabs and lines for shuttle buses and never find what you need. Take a look at what you want to see and where it is located at the show. Set priorities and make a targeted list. In the case of the Miami boat show, you'll most likely be spending most of your time in the Convention Center — don't let the concentrated location fool you with thoughts of simplicity-- this place is a madhouse, so know what you want and where you're going. Whatever your goals for the show are, you'll accomplish them easier with a well-laid plan.