There are a variety of exhibition stand types available. Within the world of events and exhibitions, there are different types of stands, which can be used. Generally if you are a smaller company, and want to have a presence at an event, then you would opt for a smaller floor space and a basic looking stand. If you are due to attend an event or conference, and just want to have a presence there (as it is not really that important, but it is good for you to be seen), again, something small and visual is good. If you have a massive event coming up and all your customers are going to be there, then you may need a massive stand. One with audio, lighting, a bar, meeting facilities, games area, playground (for the sales people). Choosing the right exhibition stand types it important. Even if budgets are tight, the event is expensive, you need to ensure that you are giving your company the best chances of ROI.
There are four different types of stand available, ranging in uses and prices
These are great for very small events, conferences or meetings. They are light, portable and simple to assemble. They pop up (as the name suggests) and pop back. Pop up stands can be purchased from around £50 up to around £1000 depending on graphics and designs.
These are the next ‘tier’ up from a pop up. They (as the name suggests) consists of an aluminium shell, which can be assembled quickly and graphics panels (which are velcro backed to attach to the shell). Shell schemes are great for medium sized events or events that take up a small amount of space (and a budget to work to). They can range from around £500 – £1000; but it is always good to shop around and get quotes.
These are the next up from a shell scheme. They are not really portable but are designed for larger events whereby you do want to be noticed. A designer would need to design it and either store it for you (to be delivered to the event//events you have coming up and assembled. Modular display stands are aimed for companies that are due to attend a few events throughout the year. They do vary in price from around £4,000 – £20,000 depending on what extras you want incorporated (plasma TV’s, seating, lighting). It is advised to shop around for quotes, as the prices will vary a lot from each designer.
These ones are the top choice that are available and are intended for main events. It could be anything from a single storey to a double decker that covers the floor space of a tennis court. They can be as elaborate as you want. They can incorporate restaurants, cars, swimming pools, computer games areas or anything at all. A designer would sit down with you and draw up a plan of what you would want it to look like, and design it to your specifications. Custom build stands can vary massively in price from £20,000 up to £500,000 depending on how grand you want the stand to be. It is highly advised to compare exhibition stand design quotes for these. Whether you are exhibiting at the NEC in Birmingham, or a small conference centre in Bedford, exhibition stand types need to reflect the event.
Another option is exhibition stand hire, which is a lot cheaper than paying out for a stand. If you are only going to be doing a single event, then hiring a stand is a much better and cheaper option.
Depending on the event you are due to attend, and the sort of foot flow you are expecting would dictate the exhibition stand types need. The main thing would be choosing the right designer to produce it for you. Choosing the right stand designer will help in guiding you, help with planning, preparation and set-up of the event.