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, Instagram, 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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