Exhibitor Live 2016 – Discover the WOW of Trade Show Displays & Exhibits


We just came back from EXHIBITORLIVE, the show about trade shows. The exhibit hall at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas was packed with the latest and brightest in the industry – both people and products. After attending this industry gathering for last fifteen years it is amazing to realize how the exhibit industry has evolved and the amazing new opportunities that are available for inspired marketers.

Back in 2001, on my first trip to “the show” I was amazed with the intricate custom designs, the creative inspiration of artists given free will to wow their audience.  And I have to admit that through the years the awe sometimes fades, as you learn more about the details and get used to the systems used in exhibit design.

Fortunately, this year I was lucky enough to walk the show with a “newbie”, a brand new member of the team.  Oh what a treat!  Through this new-comer’s ’eyes I was able to re-discover the wonder of this remarkable industry, and be marveled not just by the beauty, but also by the functionality and sheer resourcefulness that event marketing involves.  It was great to hear “wow”, “cool”, and the very special “really??”.  And I can now appreciate the fact that perhaps I am 15 years older, but I am also 15 years wiser with everything that has to do with trade shows.  And it is such a great pleasure to share this with my peers, just like I do every day with our customers.

So, I could not wait to get back home and write up this short note and fill up your screens with lots picture, so that you, our most valued customers, can share in the wonder.

And of course, if you find yourself inspired into doing an upgrade of your current exhibit property – you know who to call.

Enjoy!

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Let’s get started!

 

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These guys from Moss really “bent” the norm. I mean this wall physically creeps and curves on you, very cool!

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This was the first “cool” of our walk – that tower has to be 8’ tall?

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Exeriende organic curves and design.

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Never underestimate the guys in the back wall, this full back-lit extravaganza was hiding behind a large exhibit. Too bad the brand ambassador was too busy texting. Rule number one at a show – never sit down. Rule number two – put your phone away!

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So do you like this better in green or red? Colors changed every 30 seconds, epic!

 

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What a beautiful organic design, simless yet totally approachable.

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Care for an orange anyone?

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Agam has be2n at the forefront of aluminum extrusion design fr years, and this booth is the perfect example, awesome!

 

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Another great execution of a perimeter booth.

This booth definitely deserved its rize as Best of Show.  Beautiful design and spotless execution.

This booth definitely deserved its prize as Best of Show. Beautiful design and spotless execution.

I liked the simplkicity of this accessory wall.  Backlit with die-cut screen.  Imagine the possiblitities…

I liked the simplicity of this accessory wall. Backlit with die-cut screen. Imagine the possibilities…

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Very clever design.

I loved the use of arches here, too bad someone decided to photo-bomb my pic!

I loved the use of arches here, too bad someone decided to photo-bomb my pic!

 

I regret I don’t have better pics on this one.  These lightboxes inside lightboxes were music to my eyes.

I regret I don’t have better pics on this one. These lightboxes inside lightboxes were music to my eyes.

 

Our friends at Brumark did a great job with this custom extravaganza.

Our friends at Brumark did a great job with this custom extravaganza.

 

Check out this rock-and-roll beauty

Check out this rock-and-roll beauty

Very simple yet strong messaging on this booth- rain or shine we’re there for you.

Very simple yet strong messaging on this booth- rain or shine we’re there for you

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My favorite backlit wall – look at the detail on this face, awesome!

My favorite backlit wall – look at the detail on this face, awesome!

A whimsical shape that defies gravity.

A whimsical shape that defies gravity.

This was a very nicely done mall exhibit, but girls you need to be always ready for your audience…

This was a very nicely done mall exhibit, but girls you need to be always ready for your audience…