Our top tips for planning your stand – regardless of whether this is domestic or international:
First of all: know the location and stand dimensions!
Think of a general idea for a style and start looking for different items and inspirations. Also create a spreadsheet which will include everything you need to think of! This can be: stand components (add in everything you might need and decide in the end what you will take), ancillary materials (add here any documents, presentations, business cards and definitely the stapler that everyone forgets at their first show!) and admin tasks (people you need to contact, payments, accommodation etc).
Especially when working in a team, have a column in the spreadsheet to demonstrate how much of a task is done and who is the responsible person for it! Arrangement and communication is key when working in a team in order to make the show successful!
Furthermore let yourself be inspired by the theme you choose and don’t be too fixated on finding exactly what you thought of, sometimes alternatives turn out even better than you thin
Wednesday evening, after setting up the stand, the Bolst Global Team went for a dinner to catch up about the events from the past few days and more importantly to prepare myself for the next two days at the show (as this was my first time being part of the Bolst Team at a trade show).