Planning and Logistics

WHY SKYLINE?

Posted on Dec 13, 2016 6:18:30 PM

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Topics: Skyline Bay Area

HOW TO PROTECT Your TRADE SHOW TECHNOLOGY

Posted on Dec 7, 2016 5:00:00 PM

 

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Topics: trade show technology, Trade Show

TROUBLING TRENDS IN THE TRADE SHOW INDUSTRY

Posted on Oct 17, 2016 2:51:39 PM

 

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:

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Topics: Trade shows, Trade show ROI, trade show logistics, drayage

DO I NEED INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR MY EXHIBIT ASSETS?

Posted on Sep 14, 2016 12:00:13 PM

 

All Insurance Is Expensive Until You Need it!

REALLY...

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?”  

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Topics: Tradeshow tonic, trade show planning and logistics, tradeshow insurance

TRADE SHOW BASICS FOR MARKETING Co-ORDINATORS

Posted on Jun 29, 2016 4:48:09 PM

...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.

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Topics: Trade shows, Trade show lead management, Trade show Careers, Stressful trade show marketing

THE LOGISTICS OF HAVING A SUCCESSFUL TRADE SHOW

Posted on May 4, 2016 12:29:51 PM

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!

 

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Topics: trade show planning and logistics, Why Trade Shows

Successfully Ship Your Trade Show Display

Posted on Sep 6, 2015 5:08:00 PM

 

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Topics: trade show planning and logistics

TRADE SHOW TECHNOLOGY – RENT VERSUS PURCHASE

Posted on Jun 29, 2015 12:38:51 PM

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.

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Oh No! Where Is My Freight?

Posted on Jun 4, 2015 1:16:19 PM

What do you do when you arrive at your booth space but some or all of your freight has not?

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You Made it through the Show. Now What... Post Show Formalities

Posted on Sep 17, 2014 9:00:00 PM

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.

Tear Down

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.

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