In this current economic climate, some people may think that trade shows are becoming a thing of the past. Events, Sales and Marketing budgets are being cut in many companies whilst they concentrate on putting more funds into finding more revenue in other ways and boosting sales teams. It may be true that companies are not putting as much emphasis or money into exhibiting and exhibition stands as they did a few years ago due to the tough times businesses have faced and it is especially difficult for new businesses just starting out to be able to find enough spare cash in the early days to put towards attendance at big exhibitions, even with a small exhibition stand under their belts.
However, the importance of exhibiting to your company should not be underestimated and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Exhibitions and trade shows are far from extinction and it is still the best way to get yourself noticed within your industry.
Exhibition Stands and the Importance of Exhibiting
There are so many options you can choose for your exhibition stand and with the right exhibition stand design and build company behind you offering support and advice, an affordable solution that suits your budget, large or small, can undoubtedly be found. From simple pop-ups or banners to a custom built double-decker exhibition stand, exhibiting is crucial to attract new business in your market but also to create new contacts which may come in useful in the future. Also, presence at a trade show that is well subscribed to by your customers demonstrates that you are still well and truly in the game. If funding is a problem, just concentrating your efforts on attending one or two specific shows a year rather than a large amount throughout the year will cut down significantly on costs but will still keep your presence known in your arena.
Some people would argue that if you are able to purchase anything online from the comfort of your own sitting room on the internet, why spend the time and trouble attending an exhibition or trade show to find what you are looking for, especially in these tough times? That may be true to a certain extent but looking on the internet just cannot compare to attending an event or exhibition where you can see for yourself what is new, touch and feel the products in your own hands and create face to face contacts that cannot be done over a telephone line or email.
Your exhibition stand design and build company will be able to guide you in the right direction for your specific needs and come up with a solution that won’t break the bank but at the same time keep your company in the limelight. Sit down with them and discuss your budget, if they have the right knowledge and experience they will know how to help you build awareness of your brand and get the most out of your attendance at the exhibition or trade show. No doubt your competitors will also be there so it is important to have eye catching exhibition stands, whatever your budget!