Take a Trade Show Supply Kit
When You Exhibit

Having a well-stocked trade show supply kit on hand when you exhibit can be as crucial to your trade show success as a well-designed display. During an event, your booth team’s focus should always be on prospecting for customers and meeting with existing clients – rather than scrambling to find office supplies, electrical accessories, or other materials if they suddenly run out or break down.

An exhibiting supply kit should include the following:

  • An exhibit display repair kit, including common tools such as a screwdriver, hammer, and wrench.

  • Extension cords, power strips, and spare light bulbs (if your exhibit has lighting fixtures).

  • Extra jump drives or other digital storage devices.

  • Ample number of lead forms and business cards.

  • Appointment calendar (traditional or electronic) and phone contacts.

  • Exhibit cleaning supplies, including paper towels, glass cleaner and trash bags.

  • Personal hygiene items, such as breath mints and hand cleaner.

  • A small first aid kit that includes pain relievers, antacids and bandaids

  • Office supplies, such as pens, pencils, folders, staplers, box cutters, highlighters, scissors, and tape.

  • A list or "cheat sheet" with all of your company's social media account URL/addresses (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, etc.) 

Experienced exhibit staff at your organization can also suggest other important items to include in your trade show kit, based on their own experiences.

While it may take a few minutes to collect all of these items and get them ready and easily accessible, it could "save the day" should a problem occur at the show. And that could make or break your ability to achieve your objectives.

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