We’ve spotted some troubling trends in the trade show industry.
While the two giants among trade show General Contractors (Freeman and GES) have made great improvements in recent years in terms of customer service and online access to forms and information, smaller contractors seem to be going the other direction.
Here are just a few of the recent questionable practices that we’ve come across:Read More
All Insurance Is Expensive Until You Need it!
Among many of our client companies we’ve noticed a gap in a logistical area of responsibility dealing with “who checks on insurance coverage for your exhibit assets?”Read More
...AND ANYONE, WHO HAS JUST VENTURED OUT IN THE TRADESHOW AND EVENT BUSINESS...
You have just started out in your job as a trade show coordinator or event manager; congratulations! Everything is new; a new company, new office space, and new, industry specific lingo to master. “What the heck is a pop-up? Can someone explain to me drayage, and why it’s so expensive?”
Below are definitions of common terms related to the events and trade show industry so that when your boss asks, you’re prepared to talk shop.Read More
Your exhibit has been designed and is ready to go. You’ve chosen your shows and committed to the schedule. All you have to do is ship it and show up, right? Wrong.
PREVENT YOURSELF FROM A LOGISTIC NIGHTMARE!
We recently conducted an Event Tech Survey and exhibitors had a lot of advice and questions on the topic of trade show technology. The key question of interest – do you buy or do you rent technology? Some found it more cost effective to own the technology they used in their booth while others found renting technology to be better suited to their budgets.Read More
What do you do when you arrive at your booth space but some or all of your freight has not?Read More
By Clarissa Piquero Kierner
Dealing with the post-show paper work
We have provided details on your labor, rigging and material handling order forms as well as tips on getting your freight to the show. Now that you have planned for your show and everything has gone off without a hitch you are done right? Not just yet! There are still some key items that need to be handled to make sure that you are completely prepared for future shows.
Avoid confusion on site by being clear with your trade show booth staff on all their responsibilities during tear down. Anything left to chance will prolong the dismantle time and the possibility that you will forget something. Everyone should have a job and know what it takes to complete it.Read More