Trade show and event managers face situations people in corporate offices are not accustomed to seeing as well as solving problems on-site. Establishing your global branding in the exhibit design, showcasing new products and services may seem like the natural part of managing a corporate trade show program compared to Plan B situations. What about the unexpected? Reducing stress levels can be possible when being proactive and creating a trade show kit to be part of your exhibit.
Three parts of the trade show kit are for your staff, the exhibit, and office supplies.
Exhibit and event managers are always ready with alternate solutions when the unexpected happens. Missing freight, damaged graphics, and flight delays are not uncommon problems at trade shows. When companies are signing contracts for exhibit space, there is often a clause about “Force Majeure,” unforeseeable circumstances that prevent someone from fulfilling a contract. In years gone by, most exhibit managers thought concerning a natural disaster like earthquake, hurricane, or tornado. The reality we now live in also includes terrorist attacks.
Whether your business is large or small, trade show participation can increase your market share in the United States and abroad. Whether it is your first show or you are an experienced manager, evaluating the preparation process should be an ongoing part of planning. Booth design, deciding between an exhibit rental or purchase are only part of the equation for successful trade show programs.
Munich (München), the capital of Bavaria, is considered the “Heart of Bavaria”, is a major trade show and event destination. The rich heritage of the city isn’t just about beer gardens and festivals. Founded by Benedictine monks in the Middle Ages, Munich today is a world renowned financial and publishing center. The New Munich Trade Fair Centre was the first exhibition centre worldwide to gain the certificate 'Energy Efficient Enterprise' from the technical inspection authorities. Trade show managers will find exhibition facilities designed with exhibitors in mind for function, accessibility and beauty.
Successful trade show programs and events require careful planning and attention to detail. To continue to grow and develop a program, the post-show evaluation is an integral part achieving objectives for current and future projects. In this second edition of the series, we will focus on the exhibit design in the post-show evaluation.