Determining which trade shows to attend and how many trade shows to consider might be the hardest part of getting started. Rest assured our Trade Show Calendar will be your greatest asset in this journey. You’ll be able to narrow down your search for a specific show, a trade show in a specific city or state and even search for trade shows for just your industry. You’ll also find important information such as the number of attendees, number of exhibitors and even the square fottage of each show is listed. Every trade show even has a link to more information making it even easier for you to find out more information on how to sign up as an exhibitor.
Here’s a list of 5 noteable US trade shows occuring in November 2017:
Diving Equipment Manufacturers Association
Show Dates: November 1-4, 2017
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL DEMA 2017 The DEMA Show is the world’s largest and most comprehensive trade-only event for companies and professionals in the scuba diving, water sports and adventure / dive travel industries. This trade show attracts hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of dive and travel industry professionals from around the world.
FABTECH International AWS Welding Show
Show Dates: November 6-9, 2017
Chicago, IL FABTECH 2017
FABTECH is an annual event/trade show that to see, touch and learn about the latest innovations in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries. This event offers 1,700+ exhibitors and 40,000+ attendees access to over 725,000 square feet of floor space to learn and connect with vendors and buyers from around the world.
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Show Dates: November 11-14, 2017
Ernest Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA AAO 2017 American Academy of Ophthalmology’s annual Trade Show dedicated to educating people about eye diseases and conditions and the preservation of eye health.
International Association of Amusement Parks Attractions
Show Dates: November 14-17, 2017
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL IAAPA 2017 IAAPA Attractions Expo is the world’s largest amusement industry trade show created to serve family fun centers, amusement parks, waterparks, and attractions.
Las Vegas Health & Fitness Expo
Show Dates: November 11-12, 2017
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas Health & Fitness Expo This event showcases products such as running technologies, fitness apparel, health and nutrition information, running gear and sports apparel. Offering a platform to establish new contacts and networks that will be beneficial for their business increasing their profit margins etc. in the Wellness, Health & Fitness industry.
We hope our handy Trade Show Calendar will properly assist you in finding your perfect trade shows. Don’t forget it’s not only your trade show choices that get your business or brand noticed. You also have to make sure your choosing the right trade show displays for your needs. Contact AffordableDisplays.com to insure your image will represent you perfectly as well.
6FT, 8FT, 10FT, 20FT, 30FT, OH MY! Avid trade show exhibitors know how frustrating it can be to bounce from one show to the next and have different booth spaces at each event. A 6ft display certainly doesn’t fill a 30ft booth space. Well, it does but then your booth space looks sparse. That’s where a modular display system is the perfect solution to the many size booth spaces your business can encounter.
A modular display system is a one model fits all size booth spaces. With the flexibility to to minimize or maximize on your booth space a modular display can be the exact style trade show display your business is in need of. A modular display is constructed with individual units set to a standardized size that connect together allowing the user to add or subtract the individual units. This provides flexibility for a variety of different booth space uses.
The perfect example of a modular display system is the ISOFrame Wave modular display by AffordableDisplays.com. This modular display is the first fully flexible customizable trade show display system with connecting panels that can be shaped and curved to fit your trade show booth space. Each individual section is 31.5” wide allowing the user to create a backwall fitting the individual show needs. Plus, the biggest benefit to the ISOFrame Wave is the ability to shape the panels as needed as well. Curving back to front or front to back, angling, shaping and contouring the booth space can provide a huge benefit to each event.
The ease and beauty of the ISOFrame Wave is the unique FastClamp locking system. It provides a tool-free assembly with this patented connector system which give you the total flexibility of your ISOframe system to flex 180 degrees in both directions. Just flex the entire display wall into the trade show booth space at each venue location, extend or reduce as your conference space requires. All thanks to the unique and patented Flexi-Wave linking graphic panels. The high quality full color printed graphic panels magnetically attach onto the framing for easy installation and replacing or updating of graphics.
Our ISOframe Wave Brand modular display graphic panels are manufactured exclusively by Affordable Exhibit Displays at our Maine, USA facility so you can expect high quality with this display booth. We aim for a trouble free life for your display and include a Lifetime Warranty on the ISOframe hardware components. If any issues arise due to hardware manufacturing defects the parts will be repair or replaced at no charge. Everyone wants good quality results – not only at the time of purchase but for the future as well.
On top of the unlimited flexibility options there are so many accessory options to further provide usability to the ISOFrame Wave. To name a few options, media screen monitor mounts, podiums, shelving, doors, literature holders, slatwall, end caps, storage rooms, and more. A super strong frame means that graphics hang perfectly and heavy media screens and useful table attachments can be attached easily – all without tools of course – in true ISOframe style. The aluminum framework is easily assembled and all hidden for maximum visually graphic effects.
Easy to transport with a tool-less assembly make the ISOframe Wave unit the perfect modular, self-build display and exhibiting system made today. Add independent circular podium or rectangular podium or LED stem lighting to highlight your full color graphics.
With these benefits in mind, take a moment to research the many options the ISOFrame Wave modular display is able to create a totally new and different look that can still work in small and large trade show floor spaces.
A trade show display has the #1 job of capturing first and foremost as much attention to your little show booth space as possible, but it also has several other important functions. Your trade show booth can serve as a functional backdrop to attract attendees eyes and direct their movement where you want them. The pop up display offers all of this and more! This classic style of portable exhibit displays is able to pack a big larger than life impact to users encouraging them to take a closer look, drawing interest to what your brand has to offer. We’ll explain the many perks to this classic style trade show display and explain the #1 pop up display brand.
The 1UP pop up is manufactured piece by piece by Affordable Exhibit Displays ONLY. Since we have been manufacturing for this particular style display since 1999 you canhigh-quality quality components with this pop up display. Take a look and compare – link to compare .pdf … The better product we develop the better end results you, the end user – will receive. We aim for a trouble free life for your display that’s why we offer a Lifetime “No Questions Asked” Warranty on the 1UP frame components. With a <1% repair rate you can be sure the 1UP trade show display will prove itself show after show.
PORTABILITY THAT JUST POPS UP
Compact & Convenient! The 1UP pop up display brand gives you the classic curved look and feel all with virtually seamless larger than life graphics. The 1UP packs down into 2 wheeled shipping cases, is straight-forward to set up, ship, and transport even for the most rigorous of trade show schedules.
THE VERY BEST FRAME SINCE 1999.
The 1UP pop up display offers the most durable pop-up frame available. It’s the #1 pop up trade show display! The virtually unbreakable accordion framing is self-locking with neodym (super amazing strength magnets) autoconnect magnetic locking bars. It instantly pops up and ‘clicks’ effortlessly into place with no additional connectors. The framing is constructed of 1/2″ square aluminum tubing – meaning strong and rugged for a lifetime of usage. Some other inferior models may use round tubing which is more susceptible to bending and breaking which only means repair headaches for you.
PHOTO QUALITY GRAPHICS
Make an impression on clients and prospects with the highest quality, longest lasting graphics. A pop up display with graphic panels will provide that visual impact you are looking for.
For most of us a picture is comprehended faster than reading text. That is what is great about the graphic panel – a picture speaks louder than words! Make a clean and clear presentation with a high impact Graphic Panel on your 1Up pop up display. Set up and break down is simplified with the self-aligning graphic panels. The mating magnetic will do all the work and just ‘snap’ together. Don’t forget about a pop up display showing off your brand with a great graphic design. Read why the graphic design of your trade show display is the #1 success factor.
TROUBLE FREE SHIPPING CASES
The quality continues right down to even our shipping cases. These roto-molded cases are patented. These cases offer heavy duty built-in rubber wheels as well as a lid that is fastened with cotter pins for easy accessing. No worries about broken wheels or lost lids with these cases. Extras like these only begin to tell you how quality of our 1Up pop up is unequaled.
A bigger bonus: a finished wood counter top and full color graphic wrap creates and transforms your dual shipping cases into a branded podium workstation!
With optional highlighting accessories such as our backlit header. This custom logo header spans the curve of the 1UP and is typically backlit with illuminating connecting light bars to make your logo, brand and specific message stand out. The bonus to the backlit header is the lighting not only illuminates your name but also the width of the panels underneath providing a warm glow throughout your booth space.
DIGITAL PRESENTATIONS AT ITS BEST
Utilizing technology in a pop up display is a trending theme. The Media kits offered by the 1UP is multi-use for a wide variety of monitors with the Vesa compatible mount being able to support a 17”-32” size monitor weighing no more than 40 lbs. The most popular trending technology to integrate into the 1UP is the use of an iPad. The 1UP iPad mount allows for exhibitors to easily connect to apps or the internet with attendees standing right there. Add even more function to the 1UP dual case podium kit by adding in an iPad insert into the finished wood counter top.
TRADE SHOW ACCESSORIES
There are a variety of accessories like media kits such as the monitor or iPad mounts, podium kits as mentioned above, plus other style pop-up counters and LED stem lighting to further illuminate the display of your brand message.
CONVEX GRAPHIC PANELS
The 1UP is designed to accommodate graphics on both the concave front and convex back for island applications. The 16ft or 20ft Serpentine style 1UP combines the use of both concave and convex sides of the framing giving the trade show booth space a feeling of movement in the shape of an ‘S’.
MANY CONFIGURATION OPTIONS
The 1UP brand offers a size and shape for every budget and use. From a 4ft wide mini table top display, to towers and built to fit a 20ft trade show booth space. Plus, all of the in between sizes too such as 6ft wide, 8ft wide which is the most popular and 10ft wide floor units. The table top display pop up style is offered in 5ft wide, 6ft wide which is the most popular and 8ft wide table units.
As Affordable Displays offers in-house printing, our company will expertly handle all the custom printing for the 1UP pop up display brand and we offer the steadfast assurance that the graphics printed will be thoroughly inspected for quality during the printing process. To gain more insight into the benefits and features of the very latest and innovative pop up displays, take a moment to go through the AffordableDisplays.com website.
Our company is a family owned and operated company and as such, we have deep-seated family values and we focus on quality and on offering our clients a top choice of eye-catching and appealing tradeshow exhibits and displays. If you’re willing to attend a trade show, make it worth your while. Go the High Impact route and choose one of our Graphic Panel pop up packages!
Change is inevitable – logos, marketing, products — and that sometimes means an upgrade for your trade show booth. So, how do you decide what to do with your old booth when it’s time to upgrade but still want to consider eco-friendly principles?
The earth-friendly principles of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle also apply to trade show booths just as much as they do elsewhere. We’ll also add another term to the list: Refurbish.
Here a few reasons to recycle, reuse and refurbish your existing trade show display. Don’t throw your old trade show display into a land fill just yet. There still may be hope.
Reducing your trade show booth’s impact on the environment can be accomplished by investing in better quality, longer-lasting and lighter booth materials that don’t have to be replaced as often and don’t cost as much to ship. Some environmentally friendly materials are available for pop-up displays, fabric panel displays and eco-friendly printing media for banner stands. And when you choose these materials, you’ll reduce your overall trade show booth impact on mother nature.
When you design your trade show booth, consider ways to make it reusable. For example, if you can use the same graphic to represent more than one product or use it to attend more than one trade show, you’ve extended the life and usability of that booth without incurring additional expense.
Of course, there will be times when you really have to start from scratch, and this gives you the opportunity to get creative. Consider donating the booth to a nonprofit, a school, church or company that may not otherwise have the funds to afford such an item.
There are times when the expense of a new trade show booth is not necessary. Maybe all that’s needed is a well planned out remodeling effort. If your booth is looking a little, shall we say, used and abused, Affordable Exhibit Displays can update your graphics, resurface fabric panels and add new elements of your booth that give it a renewed, fresh look for your upcoming trade show season.
Remember, keeping your booth in tip top shape doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the environment. Plus, following practices that help the environment may also save money for your company in both now and later.
Ever think how many ways you could use your trade show display? They are not just for exhibiting only. Spread your dollars wider, the opportunities for uses are endless. There are many ways to use a trade show display, tabletop display, or banner stand. Find out where else these marketing materials can be used.
Remember as a kid how it was frustrating to get started on that report for school. At a young age having to research and complete a report plus draw a poster can be a daunting task. The hardest part is just not knowing where to start or even when to stop researching and start actually writing and drawing. The same even happens with adults and choosing a trade show display.
The same even happens with adults and choosing a trade show display and the first step in research is knowing the questions to ask in narrowing down what style suits your brand best. Here are 8 – that’s right – 8 questions to ask yourself.
What are the long-term goals? Do you have multiple shows lined up or none at all? Here’s an online trade show calendar that’s totally free to browse, research and use.
How many booth staff will need to attend each show? One, two, three, etc. people to set up? This will help on what type of booth you choose. Simple 1 person set up look at banner stands or 3 or more with custom interactive features look at a custom built display suited to your needs.
How many shows are out of your state – as in travel plans? Will the booth need shipping cases? If so, how many and will they be shipped ahead of time or need to be taken on a plane or in a car.
Do you have a budget? If so, what’s the magic number. If you’ve deligated the research part, make sure you inform that person of the budget they’ll need to work within. Don’t save it for last.
What type of product or services are your promoting? This is very important in choosing the right display.
If you have a product to display, how will you display it? Will you need to display product on shelving or off of a grid system?
When the display is not being used can it instead be used at other events? Maybe have it set up in your entryway or meeting room. You don’t just have to pack it away.
Lastly, will the booth you’re eyeing fit in the space you are renting? 6′, 8′, 10′, 20′ or more…
You’re now 8 steps closer to narrowing down the right display for your specific needs. Now you should be right on top of the display that’s right for you – it’s time to stop researching and purchase the booth and it’s accessories.
Remember, time might be running out as the show date rapidly approaches on your calendar. It’s time to purchase, it’s now or never, it’s go time, it’s on, ready-set-go. You’re nervous and you have every right to be – especially if it’s your first time. But, if you use the 8 points we’ve outlined above the best display will be easy to decide to buy.
Generating leads and making sales are your priorities and your trade show booth – both the physical space and the display – can help you do this. When you are displaying in a trade show environment, you want to project just the right image for your company; one that makes potential clients want to learn more after their first glance.
So let’s walk through some of the most popular options to choose from in the wide variety of displays out there today. We are sure one of these will suit your specific show needs.
BANNER STANDS …
Tempt your potential prospects with a versatile banner stand. These are a hit in the trade show industry! These lightweight portable displays are designed with your transporting needs in mind and most come with an easy to carry bag. Add your eye-catching banner design and potential clients and competitors will notice your company.
The two main types of banner stands are: Retractable banner stands: Similar to a household window shade, pull the banner up from base and hook to top of the center pole. The banner graphic retracts down into their metal base, they generally come with a carry bag and set up time is seconds. Great for the quick, one-person shows.
Non-retractable banner stands: Simple design includes a weighted base and center pole with roll-able banner material. Roll your custom banner up manually for storage. They generally come with carry bag and set up is also within a few minutes. Typically weighing about 6-15 lbs. They also work for the one person shows. Some models even connect together with magnetic to form a large graphic wall.
Banner stands come in a wide variety of sizes. Widths and heights vary per stand model. Typically, you will see a width of 24”-36” and a height from 72”-84”. A banner stand can be used alone on the floor, set on a table or in addition to your already existing display unit. Use during the one day show, in a church setting, business lobby, career fair, or during your next big presentation to impress the higher-ups. These simple stands have the ability to impress in any setting.
TABLE TOP DISPLAYS or FULL-SIZE DISPLAYS …
Attract attention with a table top display and use it as a powerful resource to showcase what you have to offer. Table top displays are perfect when you’re limited by space or budget. And how easy they are to use by a single person — simply unpack, unfold and set on a table. Take advantage of the left over front space on the table by displaying handouts or small products, use a laptop for demonstrations or as a writing area. Being so portable and lightweight anyone can be on their way to fantastic trade showing with a table top display.
Control the flow to your presentation are with a freestanding full-size display. Utilizing the floor display is a great way grab attention. Free floor standing most are approximately 90” (7 ½’) tall and come in a wide variety of widths most commonly 6’ to 20’ wide. These booths are designed to be portable so they are easy to bring from one event to the next. Most are single person set up but some require two or more to help.
Table top and full size displays are available in these most common styles: Panel display: with permanently connected panels or individual panels that connect together- Traditional style – May have double sided or single side panels- Usually covered with a VELCRO® receptive fabric- Easy graphic changing
Pop up display: modern style with a characteristic curve – Modern style – Generally comes with everything you need to get started- Usually has VELCRO® receptive fabric panels, aluminum frame and a wheeled compact shipping/storage case- Easy graphic changing- Optional wrap around graphics available- Generally come with a manufacturer’s warranty on the frame components
Full size free standing floor displays have the ability to connect multiple units together forming larger versions for nationals shows but can be used independently for the state-wide shows.
ACCESSORIES …Accessorize and complete the function of your booth by adding these items:
– Tall folding director chair – rest your feet and sit at eye level
– Podiums or counters – interactive stations or use as a barrier
– Folding tables – travel without worry of table size
– Throw covers or Table runners – cover the table and show your image
– Literature stands – holds handouts neatly in one spot
– Projector screens – PowerPoint presentation made easy