it is important to get the best display booths at a trade show and make the most out of promoting them. While your budget will be a factor in this, a resourceful attitude and a variety of promotional methods will help you make the most out of the event.
The simplest way to do this is to attend some trade fairs or conventions yourself. Look at what other exhibitors do and how they promote themselves. You have to ask yourself if their methods would be appropriate for your personal business. You would not promote a beauty clinic in the same way as an all you can eat barbecue restaurant.
Start with a smaller local event rather than a larger national one, especially if this is where you get the most custom.
With your display materials you may want to consider renting them before purchasing them, especially if this is your first trade shows. There is a wide variety of different items you can use to help spread the word. This can range from simple flyers to over head banners with their own back lights.
Renting is useful if you only intend to go to a few shows each year or you are just starting. If it is your first event it may be best to start with a smaller booth. However a smaller one can still be effective if you can get it in the best location. You want to be in areas that get the most attention. However be wary of being too close to any main stages as you may be drowned out if they have any special guests and this can mean a loss of foot fall.
When booking a display booth ask what is available & that there are power points available. If you do not have a laptop or a portable DVD player for promotional videos then this is not a problem.
The simplest way to make your event display booth a success is to tell people about it. Have information on display to inform people where and when to attend.
check with organisers to find out what is allowed on your display booths and what you get when you are booking them. This also applies to whether you are allowed to put signs pointing towards your booth. Check online for company directories so you can start comparing different companies and the display products that are appropriate to your own individual needs.