TEMPE, AZ--(Marketwire - Oct 10, 2012) - Fall is one of the busiest times for trade show events. From mid-September through November, businesses exhibit to decision makers, sharing the latest in products and services at conference, conventions and trade shows. An estimated 110 million people attend more than 4,000 shows in the United States and Canada every year (courtesy: tradeshowsandevents.com), allowing exhibiting businesses the opportunity to connect with decision makers and obtain new prospects for the coming year.
"Success is in the details. A company's trade show experience will be all the more productive if the booth is equipped for every possible scenario," said Daniel Chaddock, President of E&E Exhibit Solutions. "Businesses spend a large portion of their annual marketing budget on their trade show exhibit. If their staff fails to be prepared for every scenario that could occur during a trade show event; the business struggles to maximize on the potential for increased sales."
E&E Exhibit Solutions has had 18 years of experience designing, creating, and building trade show exhibits as well as participating in trade show events around the country. Their trade show expert consultants have created a list of four "must haves" every trade show booth should contain.
1. Office supplies. Come prepared with writing materials, scissors, rubber bands, safety pins, binder clips, paper clips and other miscellaneous office supplies. Include adhesive products such as masking tape, Duct tape, double sided tape, Velcro sticky dots, push pins and tacks. These items will come in handy when taping down electrical cords, hanging posters and repairing unexpected tears.
2. Basic tools and electrical cords, extension cords and adapter plugs. A basic tool kit including screw drivers, pliers and hammer will come in handy. If you are relying on electricity; make sure you have what you'll need to plug in lighted displays, monitors and printers.
3. Personal comfort items. Shoes that are comfortable and offer good support for standing long periods of time. An extra pair of nylons in case of unexpected runs. Hair bands for those with long hair that want to pull their hair back and up off their neck.
a. Mini medicine chest. Aspirin and antacids for those unexpected aches and pains. Mints and chewing gum to keep your breath minty fresh. Eye drops, throat lozenges and lip balm keep you looking and sounding fresh even as you drag on through the long hours.
b. Bottled water. You don't want to get dehydrated during your trade show event. Make sure you have plenty of water for you and your booth mates.
c. Sewing kit. A small kit with black and white thread, needles, needle threader and safety pins will help with rips and tears in the display or your garments.
d. Quick, easy snack items. You'll need to keep energy levels high and Power bars, granola and fresh fruit help satisfy your hunger while allowing you to stay active in your trade show booth. Don't miss a potential customer because of hunger pangs.
4. Camera/FlipCam. Keep a visual record of your trade show booth experience by taking pictures of your booth, sales team, and convention visitors. Where appropriate, use your FlipCam (or similar recording device) to capture real life comments from customers and prospects about your company.
As you prepare for a successful trade show booth experience, keep in mind that E&E Exhibit Solutions offers affordable, creative trade show display options for your next trade show exhibit rental. Looking for a unique trade show exhibit design? Consider the trade show graphic designs specialists of E&E Exhibit Solutions. We offer sharp, high quality large format graphics for your trade show booth.
About E&E Exhibit Solutions
Since 1995, the custom graphic design professionals and award-winning leaders in trade show exhibits at www.ExhibitsUSA.com and www.RentExhibitsUSA.com have been working with businesses to create memorable and functional design elements and trade show displays for their businesses. E&E Graphic Innovations is a division of E&E Exhibits, Inc. dedicated to the development, design and delivery of the highest quality signage in every form and for every application.
A key component to any company's brand image is the visual element. From window and store front graphics, to customized wall decals, retail signage, vehicle wraps and outdoor business signs, a consistent and memorable design is crucial in marketing and merchandizing your company.