Your biggest decision will be choosing your exhibition stand design, so start the process 4 - 6 months before your show date.
Before you decide what to buy or rent and from whom, consider the following:
• What is the history and reputation of the supplier?
• Do they offer the type of product, design service, field service and product guarantee required to create your ideal exhibition stand?
• Is the stand easy to transport and assemble?
• What are the on-going costs, and will it be economical to expand, reconfigure or refurbish for future shows?
• Are rental options available?
Your budget will dictate the type, size and make of stand you can afford. Consider your company image and how you want to be portrayed – quality, high-tech, established, contemporary, sporty or traditional? Shape, colour and design will help create the right image.
Pick a display that will best utilise your space and set you apart from your competitors. Keep in mind your audience.
• The display should say who you are, what you do, and the benefits of your product/service in just a few seconds.
• Exhibition stand design is a specialised field and should be undertaken by a professional organisation with experience in this field.
• You should prepare a detailed written brief that clearly states your objectives.
• Your corporate image and identity should be prominently featured.
• Avoid unnecessary physical barriers – you want visitors to access your stand easily and to feel comfortable.
• Demonstrations and presentations create movement – and movement attracts visitors.
• Be aware of the physiological effects of colour.
• Make sure you are within exhibition requirements for dimensions.
• Signs and displays should be placed high as visitors and furniture can block your message.
• Keep text on graphics to a minimum – pictures and visual imagery work best with succinct and punchy text.
• Use height – most organisers will allow you to build to 4m high. Some will allow you to go to 6m and/or to suspend overhead signage. You’ll need to supply structural drawings (small fee) for approval and to use riggers for overhead signs.
• Ensure staff are readily identifiable.
• Also, think about your accessories for the stand such as furniture, storage space, and lighting.
Remember - your goal is to create an inviting design and clear message. Ask yourself: 'Would I stop to visit this stand?'
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