3 Things to do Before Your First Trade Show

by Pixeels Editorial Staff
3 Things to do Before Your First Trade Show

If you are participating in a trade show, you probably know that there is a lot of time and preparation that goes into it. There are a lot of things that will need to be done in order for the trade show to run smoothly. Sometimes, it can feel as though it is really easy for things to slip through the cracks, and that can be very difficult when preparing for the show. However, it does not have to be that way. There are things that you can do in order to make sure that your trade show runs smoothly. In this article, we are going to discuss three different things that you can do to prepare for your first trade show.

Get a Booth

One of the most important things that you can do for your trade show is to make sure that your trade show display is interactive, visually appealing, and functional. Sometimes, it may feel as though there is not an option out there that will meet all of these needs. One great option is a pop up trade show display. Not only are these types of displays functional, but they are also extremely portable so that you do not have to worry about having a drayage fee. Not only are these displays extremely user friendly and portable, but they are also very visually appealing. You can get the graphic on these types of displays custom made for you so that it fits perfectly with your company’s branding. No matter what story you want to tell at a trade show, having a well set up booth will ensure that you can tell your story.

Have a Marketing Plan

Having a marketing plan is essential when it comes to participating in a trade show. If you do not have a plan set up, there will be no way of tracking what happened, as well as the results of the trade show. However, if you show up with a plan, you will be able to carry out those plans. There are many different ways in which you can market your business at a trade show. Some of the more commonly used methods include, social media marketing, paid search ads, billboards, newspaper, email, text, or even ads on the radio. There are many different ways you could go about marketing your company. It is important to decide which type of people you are trying to reach, and then choose the best platform or method that will effectively reach those people. No matter what way you decide to market, it is important that there is a plan in place that will help you through it all.

Train Your Staff

Another extremely important thing you can do for your trade show is to make sure that the staff who will be working at the show is well-trained. The best way that you can do that is to make sure that they are able to answer any questions that may arise, and that they can handle any criticism that may come their way. It is important to hold training sessions where your staff can get prepared and know what is expected of them while they are at the trade show. 


Planning and executing a trade show may sometimes seem to be very daunting, however, it does not always have to be that way. There are many things that you can do to help it run smoothly. Remember these tips as you are planning your first trade show. Good luck!

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