Your guide to buying modular exhibition stands

There are numbers of compelling factors that are leading more and more exhibitors towards the use of modular exhibition stands

These exhibitors are often seeking a more sustainable way of exhibiting, or they are simply repelled by the shocking waste of resources involved in old-fashioned ‘build ‘n’ burn’ stands.

The trouble is, unless you’re a seasoned exhibiting veteran, it’s easy to get the wool pulled over your eyes by unscrupulous traders.

Many of these traders are passing-off cheap, inadequate ‘display systems’ masquerading as serious modular exhibition stand solutions.

So perhaps first I should define what I mean, by the term ‘serious modular exhibition stands?

Modular exhibition stands are:

  • Capable of building complex – 3-dimensional – exhibition structures that serious exhibitors want to use
  • Are scalable, in that you can build larger or smaller exhibition stand to suit differing space
  • Are reconfigurable systems, in that you can ‘re-arrange’ the stand hardware and graphics to fit different stand space
  • Enable serious exhibitors to achieve a consistent look and branding across all of their exhibitions and events
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So what is not a serious modular exhibition solution?

The following types of solution, can not be considered serious modular stand building systems. They are fine for what they are (inexpensive display’s) but don’t be fooled into thinking you’re buying a ‘proper’ stand!

  • Banner systems that join together to form long displays
  • Metal gantry type solutions fitted with cheap stretched banners
  • Simple curved popup displays
  • Linked popup displays
  • Fabric display stands

None of these solutions are inherently bad – but they are simply not modular exhibiting solutions capable of building you a serious, professional looking, exhibition stand at your show or event.

Let’s examine the benefits of a ‘serious’ modular and reconfigurable exhibition stand?

Unlike the types of fake modular stands outlined above, a genuinely serious modular stand building system, provides some enormous benefits.


If a solution is genuinely Modular and Scalable, you will be able to re-use it again and again, re-configuring for the different stand space you encounter at different events. And if your exhibition stand is built in the Prestige Events System, it will use far less resources to manufacture, print, transport and build, then other types of stand.


Of course it follows that if you’re re-using your stand again and again, re-configuring for different stand space, you’re going to save money.


Fake modular stands will always look what they are – cheap displays. At Quadrant2Design we take great pride in the fact that our stands look very much like more expensive custom-built exhibition stands.

Consistent look and branding:

The holy grail for branding guru’s – a consistent corporate identity across all your face-to-face, live marketing events. Not possible if you’re using different exhibition stand solutions for different events.

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What type of exhibition stand supplier should I choose?

In truth, there are only a small number of exhibition stand providers, capable of supplying serious modular exhibition stands and professional support.

Quadrant2Design are one of these small group of specialist modular exhibition stand providers.

So what can we do for you?

An Exclusive Modular Exhibiting Solution:

We only design and build exhibition stands in our own, exclusive, Swiss-designed Prestige Events System.

Specialist CAD and Graphic Design:

Quadrant2Design have all of our design services in-house. So we provide 3-D exhibition stand design and graphic design.

Exhibition Stand Manufacture:

Quadrant2Design design and build all clients exhibition stands in-house, using in-house machinery and production facilities.

Exhibition Graphics Production:

All graphics printing and finishing happens in-house at Quadrant2Design. This means we retain complete control of the quality of the graphics on our clients exhibition stands.

Photo-Floor Production:

Quadrant2Design offer most of their exhibition stands with unique Photo-Flooring, which is designed and printed, inhouse at our factory in Poole.

Exhibition Stand Pre-Build:

Quadrant2Design pre-build every exhibition stand, to test the quality and fit of every component and graphic.

Exhibition Stand Project Management:

Quadrant2Design project manage all design, production and installation.

Exhibition Stand Installation:

Quadrant2Design offer expert stand transport and installation.