Trade Show

When you’re a kid, wonderment can be found around every corner. When you’re an adult, there are three main places you can go to experience that same childlike rush of awesomeness: Disneyland, Legoland and CES. Unlike Disneyland, the magic displayed at CES is real; and unlike...

The most recent “Universal Exposition” (better known to us Americans as the World Fair) was held this year in beautiful Milan, Italy – the city’s second time hosting the international event, which is staged every five years or so. The theme of the 2015 expo...

Somewhere, in some God-forsaken corner of the earth lies every conference planner’s nightmare: a graveyard of last year's discarded swag. Remember that keychain you tossed moments after finding it at the bottom of your swag bag? The branded mug that you conveniently “forgot” in your hotel room? The gaudy phone case that never even had a chance of making it anywhere near your phone? They’re all there, in a towering pile of neon plastic and polyester, where they’ll languish forever because someone didn’t have the damn sense to realize that conference attendees don’t need a thousandth branded USB drive.

We like us some TRON-inspired goodness. Stumbling across an old Bizbash post about the glowing arrivals carpet at the 2012 premier of Total Recall, we were reminded of some rad spatial design we'd seen recently. Take a look at these LED-bedecked exhibits (and remember, we...

'Tis the season for giving, but on the trade show circuit, 'tis the season all year 'round. Trade Show participants are expected to load visitors down with fun shwag, but it's all too easy to waste money handing out items that won't further your business objectives. We tend to find that the best goodies that demonstrate a level of empathy, either empathy specifically for booth visitors or empathy in general.
Creative genius comes in many forms. Turns out Behance, a web platform where creatives can showcase their works, is home to a small contingent of trade show booth designers who have some incredible portfolios of inspiring ideas for marketing design. These days, 3D rendering software allows booth designers to concept custom designs before the booths ever get built, so bear in mind that these are renderings rather than actual photographs, but man: the thought that went into some of these.
It takes all kinds to make this wild world, and if you can imagine it, someone has already rented the Las Vegas Convention center to celebrate it. We've collected a list of some out-of-the-ordinary annual conferences.
I recently ran across's "8 Tricks of the Trade Show " - some real gems in there - and realized how much there was to say on a seemingly straightforward topic. Decibel typically comes into a trade show on the logistical end of things (call us, we can get you all kinds of stuff), and as event professionals that's probably where we'll stay, but I find it fascinating that there's a whole field of sales thought on running a successful booth that goes well beyond showing up with some good banners, a box of custom-printed stress balls and an attention-grabbing way to strip attendees of their dignity (Money-blowing machines? Really?). 

Decibel Management was hired to design, develop and install custom graphics, signs, trade show pieces as well as custom paint to complete the Marketing Center at 555 12th Street in Washington, D.C. We worked with a great team at Legacy Scenic and Productions, as well...

An edgy and original trade show booth design helps to capture the eye, despite being situated among dozens of others all aiming to do the same. And of course, after you've attracted attention, a unique interaction helps you keep it. Here are 5 examples that stand out for their eye-catching visuals, great brand identity, and fun factor.
We had the opportunity to travel to the Exhibitor 2013 show this year, and it did not disappoint. This is a trade show and conference for trade show and conference builders and planners. Many of the manufacturers bring their best new concepts and technologies for display, and we were able to spend quality time with some of the best of the best. It was also great to see the show growing again this year- with a host of new exhibitors, and some that have come back from a few years away. Below, we have included some of our favorites.
Do you remember that feeling when you were a kid and your parents let you walk through the toy section of a store? The pure joy and excitment of the latest and greatest thing? That is exactly how it felt to walk through The Special Event in Chicago a few weeks ago.
We just heard some great news from Nomadic Display and wanted to pass it along. They are reducing the price of some of their most popular Instand Pop up display units for Q1.