Thursday, September 11, 2008

Popular Trade Show Displays

The trade shows display industry definitely has evolved over the last 10 years. Not long ago the trade show display booth industry was cluttered with dull fabric pop up and panel display booths. Don’t get me wrong these booths served there purpose but didn’t allow for much variety or ways to differentiate from other exhibitors. The good news is that the old style booths of yesterday have been redeveloped with a more modern appeal. In addition new products and accessories have been rolled out in order to meet the demand of a growing market. These products have been developed with the end user in mind while offering modern amenities such as LCD screens, lighting and motion. Listed below are some the more popular displays used within the trade show industry.

Pop Up Displays:

The pop up displays are your accordion style displays that setup and collapse easily. These displays are made of light weight aluminum and fabric materials. You can customize the look by adding graphics.


The HopUp is very similar in style to the pop up. This display is also made with a lightweight collapsible frame. However, this booth differs by having dye sub fabric attached to the frame making for faster setup and breakdown while eliminating panel seam lines of the traditional pop up.


The ShowMax is practical booth for people on the go. This is an all in one table top trade show display combines the transportation case and the booth into one. This table top display is encapsulated with a hard protective shell, that when opened transforms into your table top display.


The Allumalite is a hybrid booth that takes elements of a custom booth and a modular display and fuses them together. In return creating a lighter weight customized booth that can be reconfigured to fit your booth space. This is a relatively new display that has been on the market for about a year now but seems to be capturing the market fairly quickly.


Exhibit Truss systems are structural displays that can be reconfigured into multiple configurations. These displays are usually made from aluminum or steal. The truss exhibit provides a great looking durable exhibit that can be customized to fit your needs.

I’m sure that I missed some of the more popular trade show booths but these are the ones that I have used and have in depth knowledge of. I hope you find this post informative and appealing.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Portable Trade Show Display Industry

Gone are the days when only big names used to be part of various trade shows. These days it is all about presentation which helps decide the success of the company in a trade show. The uniqueness which a booth reflects, the impact which the exhibit leaves amongst visitors, and the way it caters to their needs are important aspects of exhibiting and can be the reason between a successful show or not.
Portable trade show booths are the best bet for the success of trade shows considering the fact that they cater to almost all the problems which an exhibitor might face during a trade show. One can go on and on when it comes to listing various types of portable trade show booths but here we will restrict ourselves to the major portable trade show displays.

  • Panel displays: These include storage counters, shelving, back-lit panels, slatwall / gridwall to enhance their usage.
  • Pop up trade show displays: These are light weight and easy to assemble thus they become the best option when situation demands that they should be moved from place to place.
  • Trade show table top displays: They leave high impact on the attendees and have high storage capabilities without using extra space.
Here is a list other portable display types that might interest you: fabric displays, HopUp, folding panel and more.
While there are many portable trade show display manufacturers still customers are always on the look out for the best in the industry. Orbus, Skyline, Abex, and Nimlok are couple of famous companies who manufacture portable displays to suit your needs.