The exhibiting experience depends on a number of different factors and skill sets. Designers create the look, marketers appeal to their audience, and manufacturers create quality displays. Once you have your displays, you have to transport, store, and maintain them. But among all these processes, the importance of installation and dismantle (I&D) sometimes goes unrecognized. You need to be strategic about the installation and dismantling process, because it’s core to the overall success of your exhibit. Here are a few basic guidelines for installation and dismantle that could be lifesavers.
1. CUSTOM ISLAND EXHIBITS? LEAVE I&D TO THE PROFESSIONALS.
If your company uses custom island exhibits, you will want to leave installation and dismantling to the professionals. These exhibits are intricate and consist of many pieces, and they require people with the skills and knowledge to assemble them. Probably the biggest benefit of professional I&D is that you and your team can arrive at an event to find that your island exhibit is already installed. That allows you to focus your time and energy on networking and gathering sales leads, which is the whole reason you’re there in the first place.
2. FOR MODULAR INLINE TRADE SHOW BOOTHS, ARRIVE EARLY AT YOUR EVENT.
Modular inline trade show booths, such as back walls, can be installed and dismantled by your exhibiting team. The important thing is that you arrive at the event early enough to get everything set up. Be sure that you have any special tools that may be required to set up the booth. It is best to choose a manufacturer that designs their products to be lightweight and easy to use. Some innovative trade show booths can even inflate with the press of a button, saving you time and energy.
3. USE PORTABLE DISPLAYS FOR EASY D.I.Y. INSTALLATION AND DISMANTLING.
If you don’t exhibit often or you are just starting out, you may want to try portable displays, such as table top displays or banner stands. The great thing about these systems is that they are extremely easy to set up and tear down in just a few minutes. Not only that, but you don’t need any tools in order to install or dismantle them. This means you can arrive at an event and have your display installed quickly and easily. Installing and dismantling your displays yourself also keeps your operating expenses lower. It is best to choose portable displays that are lightweight and pack up small. These types of portable trade show booths afford you the convenience of being able to take them with you pretty much anywhere you go, saving you money on shipping and storage.
When your company is choosing which exhibiting products to use, keep these installation and dismantling tips in mind.