Exhibitions, rock concerts and festivals are practically built out of gaffer tape.
My preference is a Leatherman, but other brand multitools are available.
Black Marker Pen
You’ll need a basic stationery toolkit, but the black marker is the multitool of pens – not only can you label boxes, you can cover a multitude of sins on your exhibition stand or staff.
Anti-bacterial Hand Gel
Shaking hands is a great way to make a good first impression, but it can also be a great way to catch a cold. Wipes may be more useful as you can also use them to freshen up surfaces each morning. Dust settles overnight when the exhibition hall is empty and dusty graphics show up under spotlights.
Who travels without a phone charger nowadays? You?d be surprised how many of your staff won?t bring one to the booth as it?s still in their hotel room. They shouldn?t be on their phone while on booth duty of course.
Printouts of Everything
Important and emergency contact numbers, contracts and orders, your display area layout plan.
Smart, but comfortable. Not new shoes. Never wear brand new shoes to an exhibition.
A basic first aid kit is handy but?headaches are common at tradeshows due to late nights, socialising, and lack of sleep.
If you did a good job, people will want to know who you are.