CES 2024 and Current Industry Trends

In a recent post on the TSNN website by Danica Tormohlen, she covers CES 2024 and current industry trends and insights. This post highlights many topics we cover on this blog related to the events industry. In this post we will cover many of the great points from Danica’s article along with our own insights from Creative Imaging Displays. The events industry is moving quickly into the interactive and digital space while also incorporating sustainable materials into many areas. Our ecoSmart sustainable exhibits and Popshap Interactive products are great examples of where the industry is going! Let’s get started and go over CES 2024 and Current Industry Trends!

CES 2024 and Current Industry Trends

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The Exhibitions and Conferences Alliance – Industry Showcase

The Exhibitions and Conferences Alliance is making change happen in the events industry and deserves an industry showcase article! I spoke directly with Tommy Goodwin from ECA about the organization and ongoing advocacy efforts. Many of the efforts of the ECA revolve around COVID era policies that are still in place and harming the industry, small businesses, and communities supported by the events industry. Tommy is a great resource for our industry. He is passionate, intelligent, and strategic in his efforts and the results speak for themselves. Let’s get into everything related to the Exhibitions and Conferences Alliance!

The Exhibitions and Conferences Alliance - Industry Showcase

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Why Visual Communication is Essential in 2024

Think about every time you have been to a trade show, farmers market, a mall, or walking around a tourist town. There are too many vendors, stores, or businesses to visit so you must limit yourself to a handful. What makes you decide on which businesses to visit? Have you ever thought about it? Maybe you know the company or store and have specific plans to stop by. Maybe you are looking for something specific like an ice cream stand. Or perhaps you are browsing and have no idea what you are looking for. What is it that draws you to a booth, kiosk, or retail store? The answer is visual communication. Signage, staging, lighting, cleanliness, and presentation are critical factors that typically draw in a crowd. Lets dive into why visual communication is essential in 2024!

Why Visual Communication is Essential in 2024

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The 2024 Top 40 Exhibit Producers

The trade show and exhibits industry is known for its diverse selection of producers. EXHIBITOR just released its 2024 Find It Top 40 List of exhibit producers. This list includes some of the biggest and most reputable names in the industry. In fact, we work with many of these great companies! Our industry is highly specialized and consists of a network of many small businesses so we can offer a wide range of unique solutions. We will highlight 3 of the 2024 Top 40 Exhibit Producers and describe the benefits of these great companies!

The 2024 Top 40 Exhibit Producers

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Trade Show Install and Dismantle with On Location

There are few elements of trade show exhibiting that get as much negative attention as show site labor. Show labor is expensive, complicated, and inconsistent so frustration is inevitable. However, there are solutions and Creative Imaging Displays is all about finding ways to get the same (or higher) value for a lower cost. Trade Show Install and Dismantle with On Location is one of these solutions. On Location is a nationwide install and dismantle company for trade shows, events, and environments that has been in business for 25 years. Working with Creative Imaging Displays and On Location provides a high value and complete trade show experience. From design, production, and installation, we have you covered! Let’s dive into why On Location is a great alternative to contracted show labor!

Trade Show Install and Dismantle with On Location

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How to Avoid Trade Show Disasters!

You needed your display right away. The show was fast approaching so you Googled some search terms and clicked and ordered from the first website you found. What you thought was a straight forward product purchase quickly became a nightmare. When you receive your order, you are shocked to find only a graphic, but no backdrop frame. You quickly call the supplier but no one answers. You email them and get an email back later that day. The supplier informs you that you purchased the “graphic only” without the frame. Sure enough, even though the photo on their website showed a full display, there is a small note on the order for “graphic only”.

Now you have to overnight the frame in order to meet your due date. After the fact, you decide to do some more research. Come to find out, this company is know for misleading photos and advertising! Moreover, the cost of the display you purchased in 20% higher in cost than other quality trade show suppliers. Why isn’t it more simple? What can I do to education myself? You’re in the right place! This is how to avoid trade show disasters!

How to Avoid Trade Show Disasters!

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