trade shows

This Stuff Was Made For Pipe & Drape

This Stuff Was Made For Pipe & Drape

If you rent or own pipe and drape, you know how complicating it can become when it is time to move the pipe. It’s not really heavy, but its shape-round and long-can make for some real moving headaches. The trick is to “bundle” the pipe. This keeps all the pies together in a way that […]

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Look Out For The Tape Police

Look Out For The Tape Police

More and more trade show venues are developing “approved tape” lists, and some are even trying to force you to purchase from an approved vendor. If you’re the customer, then it might be time to push back. We understand that no facility wants their paint damaged or residue left on their floors, but takeing away […]

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Want To Keep Them Engaged-Give Them Something To Play With

Want To Keep Them Engaged-Give Them Something To Play With

The only thing worse than having no on interested in your trade show booth is to have too many people interested in it. When attendees overwhelm your booth staff, you run a high risk of making an important connection because a good prospect feels ignored and moves on to your competitors booth. If you don’t […]

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Don’t Disassemble That Booth Until You Take Lots Of Pics

Don’t Disassemble That Booth Until You Take Lots Of Pics

It is quite common for more than one person in a company to use a trade show exhibit, and quite often they are not even in the same office. That is why pictures are so important-the more the better. Make sure you focus on these key areas: Shoot your exhibit from the back as well […]

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No Trade Show Display Is “Evergreen”

No Trade Show Display Is “Evergreen”

You spent a fortune on what you think is a really nice trade show display and you want to get as much use out of it as you can. Nothing wrong with that. Unfortunately, show attendees have memories (conscious or otherwise) of what you display looked like at last year’s show, and if they think […]

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Getting Your Exhibit Installed?  Know Your Holidays!

Getting Your Exhibit Installed? Know Your Holidays!

Scheduling time to get a trade show exhibit is always a challenge, but never more so than when your show starts right after a holiday. Failing to understand local work rules that relate to holiday pay can quickly push your installation costs into the stratosphere. Most facilities (particularly those with union contracts) may have to […]

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Want To Save Some Money On Your Next Trade Show?  Learn How To “Talk The Talk”

Want To Save Some Money On Your Next Trade Show? Learn How To “Talk The Talk”

A lot of the expenses in building a trade show display and getting it installed can’t be avoided. Others can, but only if you understand the terms that designers, builders and installers use. If your conversations with those who you partner with (some by choice, some with no choice on your part) include accurate terms […]

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Tape Tracks Hold The History Of Your Building

Tape Tracks Hold The History Of Your Building

Using duct tape on a trade show floor and not completely cleaning up the adhesive residue when you are finished can start the process of a very strange sort of archaeology. Every event, every footstep, every pass of a hand truck wheel, will leave a little something behind. Before long, a sticky stripe running across […]

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Shipping Your Exhibit?  You Need These Tips

Shipping Your Exhibit? You Need These Tips

If getting your exhibit and trade show materials to the expo site involves working with a trucking company, these tips might help prevent your materials from being missing in action. Carry hard copies of all documents related to shipping, as well as uploading scanned copies to your phone. Keep a record of all tracking and […]

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Montreal Convention Center Repurposes Shipping Containers For Signage

Montreal Convention Center Repurposes Shipping Containers For Signage

In an innovative new use for shipping containers, a convention center in Montreal used precariously stacked shipping containers for signage to promote a show. Positioned on a busy street corner, the brightly painted containers virtually screamed “look at me” to passers by.  

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