While walking the Fabtech show at McCormick Place recently I was reminded just how important lighting is for a trade show exhibit. Strategic uses of lighting around the show floor really made a difference in how visible exhibitors were. Two in particular stood out to me.
Visitors to trade shows like IMTS only have a few days to take in everything exhibitors have to offer. The average attendee only spends just over 9 hours actually visiting exhibits, giving you a very small window to grab their attention and keep it. Crowds, schedules, marketing clutter and mobile devices all take away from this vital time. If nothing else, my experience has taught me one thing: do not add to the chaos by overcrowding your exhibit with too many products or miscellaneous clutter.