las vegas trade show displaysTrade shows alone can be extremely intimidating. With the expertly designed trade show booths, professional staff, and thousands of attendees to talk to, it is no wonder some business owners shy away from exhibiting. That being said, trade shows can be one of the best things you can do to boost sales and increase your networking circle, especially in a city as lively as Las Vegas.

This is a city that people from all over the world will visit because of its innovative and larger-than-life buildings. The custom displays at Las Vegas Trade Shows also have these qualities. In order to make sure you kill it at your next event in this city, here are 5 tips to remember.

1.    Prepare for the trip
One of the most critical steps exhibitors need to remember, yet often forget, is the preparation part of their booth. How familiar are you with the layout of the event? Do you know who the other exhibitors and attendees will be? Have you educated yourself on the rules and regulations of the venue? These are all things that need to be done ahead of time in order to calm your nerves and make this a positive exhibiting experience.
2.    Hire the right staff members
There is such thing as wrong staff members. These people include those who are not comfortable speaking to leads or other exhibitors, as well as those who are easily distracted and lack the professionalism needed to boost sales at their custom displays. Since Las Vegas is a destination that is full of distractions, it is important that you hire the right people for the job.
3.    Research trends
Exhibitors will be traveling from all over the world to promote their products and brand, many of whom will have an active social media campaign, the latest technology in their booth, and other enticing things that will draw the attention of potential customers. Stay on top of the latest trade show trends to ensure that you are a strong competitor against these advanced businesses. By doing so, you will also be remembered by attendees long after the event has expired.
4.    Stay hydrated
The scorching heat and humidity in Las Vegas is a recipe for disaster if you and your staff members have been drinking too much alcohol and not enough water. Keep water with you at all times in order to prevent any health emergencies from arising. Also, staying nourished with a healthy diet will also keep you feeling your best, so try to eat foods that contain water, such as watermelon and cucumbers.
5.    Have a traveling plan
Nothing is worse than not having a route mapped out or definite lodging reservations. Decide how you will be traveling once you arrive in the city (uber, taxi, car rental, etc.) and double check your hotel reservations to ensure they are set and ready for you to check in. You will be able to relax a bit once these plans are set.

Another important tip is to have fun. If the trade show has a mixer or other social event for exhibitors, attend. This will be a great way to size up the competition and network before the event. Also, take the time to take your team out on the town to check out the sights before having to head back home.
If you are unsure as to what trade show display to go with, call Smash Hit Displays and let us help. We have an extensive list of truss systems, custom trade show displays, and trade show display rentals, to name a few, that we can build for you. Let us help make you a smash hit at your upcoming Las Vegas trade show.