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.
Successful international trade show planning encompasses more than just an exhibition stand design. Event and exhibit program implementation require attention to detail and careful planning. In the midst of the logistics, experienced marketing managers and personnel who travel long distances should also look after their health.
As the global marketplace expands more companies are participating in overseas exhibitions. Successful trade show planning isn’t just about the stand design. Safety for employees while traveling is as important to corporate management as securing new business in foreign markets. Staff members will be confident when embarking on an overseas trip for exhibitions when they are informed about current safety precautions.
International travel is exciting and will be enjoyable for you and your staff if careful planning for safe journeys is done prior to travel. A travel nightmare can be avoided for an overseas trade show or corporate event by keeping current with regulations and taking safety precautions.
“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.