Geneva is more than the city of peace; it’s a major European economic center and important exhibition destination. American companies looking to expand market share should consider participating in trade shows and events held in Geneva. Home to the European headquarters of the United Nations and International Red Cross, major multinational organizations are also based in Geneva. Exhibition management companies and professional societies have hosted successful trade shows and events in Geneva for decades.
Exhibitor Magazine reports 72% of U.S. companies are exhibiting overseas to increase market share. There are options for exhibit managers at smaller companies can also “test the waters” in a cost effective way. This article will outline some the options for purchasing shell scheme space, exhibiting in a U.S. pavilion, or possibly shipping a pop-up. Company branding opportunities may be reduced but can still be possible to introduce your company to new markets.
Shipping Pop-Up or Banner Stand
Exhibit managers make decisions daily that directly impact a corporate trade show program. Before starting on the exhibit design, be mindful of the implementation- should the booth be purchase or rental? There are several criteria to consider when deciding between renting or purchasing an exhibit (or stand*) before making a final decision.
In part three of this series, you will learn about different type exhibits available for your international trade show program. It is more common for American exhibitors to own properties for trade shows in the U.S. but may need to rethink this practice when exhibiting overseas.
“Size matters” is no joke when it applies to the height of your exhibit. Safety first is important to every exhibiting company and convention facilities. Trade show managements, professional/industry associations as well as venues across Europe are changing height restrictions, sometimes after the exhibitor service kit has been published. Exhibit managers and builders may not be advised of the change until they have submitted the exhibit designs for approval. In some cases the association is not aware of a venue height rule change when the exhibitor manual is published.