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Exhibit Planning Timeline Checklist

Preparing for a big trade show or event can be intimidating, especially if you’ve never attended one before. Don’t let your anxiety stop you from being proactive and planning ahead, though. Here are some helpful examples that explain how you can create a strong and effective exhibiting timeline and get ready for your company’s next trade show or event.

Design and Construction Week: Show Recaps & Highlights

Two big trade shows made a joint comeback in February, much to the delight of home decor and renovation enthusiasts everywhere. The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and the International Builders Show (IBS) were co-hosted in Orlando. Check out some highlights from these events, as well as some insight into what organizers did to make them safe and successful.

Convention Center Catering: What You Need to Know

Serving food in your trade show booth is an awesome way to attract trade show attendees, promote your brand, and make connections. However, unless you plan properly, it can also be tricky and expensive. If you want to serve food at your next exhibit and want to reduce costs at the same time, keep reading. Here are 10 tips that will save you money and stress.

How to Use Surveys to Measure Your Exhibiting Performance in 2022

The end of 2021 is quickly approaching, and that means it’s time to start looking back, evaluating your exhibiting performance, and figuring out what you can do better in 2022. If you’re not sure where to begin when it comes to evaluating exhibiting performance, a great tool to consider is surveys for booth visitors and event attendees.

U.S. Travel Ban Lifted, International Trade Show Attendees Welcome

On November 8, 2021, the United States government officially ended its 20-month travel ban for international travelers. The lift of the travel ban is an excellent sign to trade show organizers that they can start extending invites to international exhibiting companies once more. If you are planning on attending some U.S. trade shows, check out our quick to-do list before you start planning.

Why Trade Shows and Other Large Events Are Deemed Safer Than Many Daily Activities

While we are all flooded with constant updates about the spread of COVID-19, there is new data that reveals that in-person events are actually extremely safe, and it could be enough to help keep trade shows moving forward and on track. Learn how safety measures are allowing companies to continue with their trade show marketing activities at events.

5 Ways You Can Improve Your Trade Show Program Now

Just when we were all feeling like we may be “in the clear” with the majority of planned in-person trade shows taking place successfully, a handful of shows have been canceled or rescheduled again. If you are seeing some of your shows cancel, reschedule (or reschedule again), here are 5 checklist items to make sure you stay on track with your trade show marketing strategy during this strange time.

The Importance of Encouraging In-Person Attendance at Trade Shows

Although many trade shows have been able to return in 2021, there is still an apparent road ahead to get back to normal in-person attendance. However, it’s important for exhibitors and trade show hosts to emphasize the unmatched experience that attendees will have when they attend in person to help get those numbers back up. Learn why.

Summer 2021 Trade Show Successes

The past year and a half have certainly been a whirlwind for any industry that relies on being able to have face-to-face interactions. While we understand we certainly aren’t “in the clear” yet, we are choosing to stay positive and focus on all of the good that has happened for the trade show industry this summer! Here is a recap of a few success stories from trade shows and events that took place in June and July 2021.

Tips to Choose Your Trade Shows Wisely

Has your company been exhibiting at the same trade shows for the past 10+ years simply because that’s how it’s always been? Or is your business dealing with budget cuts, including trying to cut back on trade shows this year? Or are you considering adding a new trade show to your list because it is close by? If you said yes to any of these questions, check out our tips on show selection.

New Obstacles Make Planning Ahead Vital for Your Next Trade Show

Exhibit companies will certainly be working hard to satisfy all requests and orders as efficiently as possible. Unfortunately, supply chain delays and daily lead time fluctuation are new challenges we must all consider due to the pandemic. This means that if you are thinking of exhibiting in the Fall, it is important to begin the planning process sooner than later.

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