“Safety First” is a catchphrase that’s been around for years and applies to many situations. Convention and exhibition centers worldwide strive to provide a safe environment for visitors during trade shows and conferences as well as to everyone in the hall during installation and dismantle. Exhibits are designed and built to adhere to safety regulations so booth staff and guests don’t have to worry about the booth catching fire or structural pieces falling.
While worldwide travel can be exciting, waiting in long lines at airport security checkpoints can be frustrating. Trade show managers spend time waiting for space selection, budget approvals, and freight deliveries. Though there is so much waiting time exhibit and event professionals can’t control, now flying through airport lines faster is possible with trusted traveler programs.
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.
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.
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
Planning for international trade shows and events involve attention to details and these travel tips will help you and your team as well. An international event starts with selecting the venue, establishing a strategic goal, and arranging the support staff is only the beginning. Exhibit design, pre-show marketing, benchmarks for measuring return on investment, booth logistics are just part of the implementation process for an overseas booth.
International exhibit and event managers manage various challenges associated with implementing trade show programs. While overseas travel can be fun and rewarding, long-haul flights are not easy. Budget restrictions and company travel policies may not allow for business class travel. Here are some tips to share with trade show team members, many of whom may not be experienced travelers, to make transoceanic flights easier.
Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is among most beautiful European capital cities. From NATO to MTV Europe, Edinburgh is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that attracts diverse audiences. The city’s exhibition and conference facilities integrate history and old-world charm with state-of-the-art venues. Trade show and event managers will appreciate the diversity of venues for conventions or product launches. What other cities can boast a castle that hosted a Rod Stewart concert?
São Paulo, the largest city in Brazil, is considered the hub of Latin American business. Today São Paulo is home to multinational corporations in various industries. The international trade shows and conferences reflect the economic diversity of the city. Nineteenth century prosperity began with the coffee industry then continued with industrialization. The city’s rich heritage of immigrants from Portugal, Italy and Japan contribute to its unique culture.
Dubai is a hot spot for event and exhibit managers looking to help their company to expand market share and it’s not just because of the high temperatures in the summer. Dubai is a global city and business hub in the Persian Gulf that is hosting major trade shows across all industries. The economy is rich in history as a trade center because it has always been an important port of call. Known today for oil, in the early days it was a fishing village and famous for pearl trading. Exhibition venues are as sleek and modern as the city itself.