Custom Exhibit Display Company, Gilbert, Provides the Ultimate Checklist for Trade Shows

MELVILLE, N.Y., Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Custom trade show displays company, Gilbert, offers trade show vendors the only preparation checklist they'll ever need.

Planning for a trade show requires foresight, organization, and knowledge. To assist vendors, Gilbert shares a detailed checklist:

Start planning for the trade show 6 months ahead of time. During the first three months of planning, take care of these essentials:

1.    Establish the one to three goals you'll meet by attending the trade show

2.    Connect with a custom display company to discuss a booth

3.    Have your custom display company select a theme for your booth

4.    Begin the process of creating your booth with your display company

Over the next few months, execute these tasks:

5.    Arrange a booth supervisor through your custom display company to help with install and dismantling

6.    Confirm shipping arrangements with your display company

7.    Finalize and buy promotional giveaways

8.    Settle all bills

With one month to go, you'll want to:

9.    Ask the event organizer for a list of attendees

10. Email attendees you want to meet at the event and schedule a time to connect

11. Promote your appearance at the show with email marketing

12. Select and train booth staffers

Within the week leading up to the show, be sure to:

13. Have a meeting with all booth staff to go over details and answer questions

14. Confirm your space for the event and get answers to any last minute questions  

15. Confirm travel arrangements for staff

16. Pack business cards and other materials you'll bring yourself

17. Check your email and confirm scheduled appointments with attendees

18. Connect with your custom booth design company to confirm and coordinate event details

On the day of the trade show, arrive early and:

19. Be available before the show to address last minute changes

20. Check-in with booth staff and motivate them

21. Monitor your booth throughout the day to ensure success

22. Keep track of leads so that you can follow up after the show

About Gilbert: Gilbert is a custom trade show exhibits, environment and event firm with over thirty years of experience and three units: Exhibition, Architectural and Live. Gilbert's team of expert craftsmen and designers have decades of experience creating exhibits and architectural spaces that optimize traffic flow and capture attention in a variety of markets. Gilbert Live handles every aspect of planning and producing promotional and corporate events.

Media Contact: Desiree Olivera, Gilbert, 631.577.1100,

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