MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Thousands of people packed the Mobile Convention Center for the 2018 Business Expo hosted by the Mobile Chamber of Commerce.
It's Mobile's largest business-to-business trade show.
More than 200 vendors set up inside the Convention Center to showcase different products and services.
The expo features businesses from a variety industries such as health care, fine dining, and education.
The annual event attracts more than 2,000 people each year.
Businesses and organizations say it's a great way to connect with people from across the Gulf Coast.
Betsy Stewart with MainStreet Family Urgent Care said, "We're a new business in town. We thought the convention would be a great way to not only let people know that there's a pediatric urgent care here in Mobile but also to network with other businesses. We offer services like drug testing and workers comp. It's a great way to network."
Each vendor has a unique way of attracting crowds during the event.
There are plenty of giveaways and free food samples all throughout the day.