Exhibition Stand Budgeting
You’ll also need to have a key idea of your budget. We know this is often a tricky subject, but this is vital to be known from the start. Your budget will indicate to the designers and everyone else on the team what they need to be working with.
To tie in with budget, you need to consider whether you want to hire the stand or buy it. This may be dependent on how many shows you go to or are planning to go to over the next few years. Here at Quadrant, we have a Free2Hire option, where you buy the graphics but we loan you the stand hardware for free. If you haven’t got the room, we can store your graphics for up to a year until the next time you need them. Or you can buy the stand outright, so you own the whole kit as well as the graphics. This way you can use it again and again and again at your will (as all Prestige kits can be reconfigured to fit into different stand spaces).
Now you need to think of any extras you’d like on your stand. These include a range of things like mounted Plasma TV’s, laptop stations, product showcases, additional lighting, a raised floor, literature stands, or a designated seating area.
Think sensibly around what you’ll need rather than what you want. Unneeded extras like coffee machines will only end up increasing your electrics bill. Sometimes having too much on your stand will make it look cluttered and uninviting.