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5 Reasons To Invest In Modular Exhibition Stands

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XL Displays


01 November 2021

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5 Reasons To Invest In Modular Exhibition Stands

During the pandemic, trade shows, events and exhibitions were put on hold while public gatherings were prohibited or limited. But now, with restrictions lifted in the UK and easing around the world, these large-scale, key events are returning to the business calendar - and it's important to be ready.

What is a modular exhibition stand?

Modular exhibition stands are display solutions that can be configured in a range of different combinations to create a unique exhibition stand. They are completely brandable and customisable. Typically made up of multiple smaller display stands, modular exhibition stands can easily be adapted to suit different shaped and sized exhibition spaces. If you need a large, flexible and portable display, then we recommend a modular stand, as they can be supplied in multiple shapes and heights, with bespoke dimensions and customised personalised printed graphics.

So why should you invest in a modular exhibition stand? We've come up with 5 brilliant reasons:

1. Creative

When designing your own exhibition stand, the creative possibilities are virtually endless.  You can use a combination of personalised printed graphics, stand furniture and accessories and even inbuilt LED lighting panels to create your ideal display. Audio and visual equipment can also be a key addition to a modular exhibition stand as these accessories allow you to interact with your customers on another level. 

Ensuring a smooth movement of footfall in and around your exhibition stand is essential for customer experience - and even more so where some social distancing measures are required. Using a modular display such as a Pop Up Stand gives you opportunities to structure your stand both professionally and safely. Modular set-ups also allow you to be creative with the layout of your stand itself to draw interest to your display; by using different angles and styles of stand you can create visually impressive installations that can catch the eye of passers-by and draw them towards your stand.


2. Adaptable

Modular displays are the most flexible event systems on the market, as they are designed so you can reconfigure the display easily whenever you need. The exhibition stand components can be adapted easily to different layout spaces. If you’ve booked an exhibition, event or trade show space without a shell scheme in place, then investing in a modular exhibition stand is a great way to set up an eye-catching display. 

Each trade show or event will have slightly different space allowances and layout rules, so purchasing a ‘one-size-fits-all’ display is going to leave you with difficulties. The beauty of a modular set-up is that you can tweak (or fundamentally rearrange!) your layout for each new venue to work best within your display space. Whether that’s removing parts of the backdrop or adding in more graphic panels, adding an inflatable display or choosing more AV accessories; it’s easy to be flexible and adaptable with a modular stand.


3. Portable

The modular design means that the design can be broken down into smaller, more manageable components that can be packed into compact bundles. This means that many of the smaller stand designs can be transported in a car - though we do recommend vans for the larger pieces of equipment. Our carry/storage bags and cases are designed to protect your modular exhibition stand during transport and storage between events.

After each event, we recommend taking the time to carefully repack your display stand. Not only will this make your next installation more simple, but it will help to prevent any damage during storage. Remember, our fabric graphic sleeves can be machine washed to help maintain their striking colours.


4. Reusable

One of the best qualities of modular exhibition stands is that they can be used again and again. The adaptability of the modular concept means that, instead of designing a new stand for each event, you can redesign your stand kit into new configurations instead. With our durable modular stand kits lasting for years, this is a cost-effective and sustainable event stand solution. Save yourself time and money by using a modular stand  versus designing and purchasing a new stand for each event. 

Furthermore, it’s important to consider the environmental impact of reusing a modular exhibition stand rather than continuing to purchase new models. According to ClientEarth’s Climate Snapshot, 8 in 10 people believe it is important for the UK to stick to its obligations under the 2015 Paris Agreement, proving that UK customers care about the environment. Furthermore, IMB’s Research Insights suggest that for those who say the environment is important to them, more than 70% would pay a premium of 35%, on average, for brands that are sustainable and environmentally responsible. Therefore, there has never been a better time for your business to prove its eco-credentials - and choosing a modular exhibition stand that’s reusable over and over again is a great way to do this.

2m X 4m Pop Up Exhibition Stand Back Wall

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2m X 4m Pop Up Exhibition Stand Back Wall

ACHOO Modular Desk Partitions

5. Self-Build Displays

The portable design of our modular exhibition stands means that naturally, they are less complicated to construct and can usually be installed by one or two people in a relatively short space of time. However, there are a number of ways to make the installation process even more streamlined:

  • Practice in Advance - the last thing you want is to turn up on the day of the event and unpack your exhibition stand kit for the first time. Practicing your setup in advance gives you valuable information about the kind of work space you need, additional tools you might require, and how long it’s realistically going to take you to complete the installation.
  • Check the Rules - different event locations have different rules regarding health and safety or setup. Make sure you request a copy of each arena’s guidelines before you plan your stand layout.
  • Emergency Tool Kit - as well as your installation tools, it’s a good idea to pack a few extras in case of any issues during setup. Screwdrivers, pliers, a hammer, Allen keys and cable ties are all accessories that could come in handy. Whilst most modular exhibition stands offer a tool-free assembly, it won't hurt to have some tools lying around. 
  • Designate a Leader - stand installation is all about teamwork, but designating a leader to take charge can help streamline the process. 
  • Take Your Time - if you’ve practiced setting up your modular display stand elsewhere, you should have a good idea of how long the process takes. Always give yourself extra time, as on-site issues are always going to arise and you don’t want to be stressed and rushing.
  • Pack Away Carefully - the key to a quick and easy installation starts with how simple it is to retrieve your stand kit from its carry/storage bag. If you always pack away carefully after each event, you’ll make life easier at the next one. 

Types of Modular Exhibition Stands
  • Linked Pop-Up Stands - these L-shaped designs are ideal for exhibition backdrops and creating a seamless printed exhibition backdrop within your show space. 
  • Centro Display Systems - a professional and stylish range of aluminium framed modular stands which can be equipped with audio-visual elements. 
  • Twist Modular Displays - a tension banner system that is easy to link together in a variety of sizes and configurations, including L-shape and U-shape exhibition stands.
  • Linear & Vector Exhibition Stands- for a high quality and professional finish, straight and curved configurations in sizes up to 3m wide.
  • Tension Fabric Backdrops - available in a wide range of sizes and configurations all designed to attract maximum attention as a large-format branded back wall, media wall or photography wall.
  • Backlit Fabric Displays - maximise your brand exposure using cost-effective LED light technology that illuminates your artwork and brings it to life. 
  • Modulate Display Stands - an innovative fusion of two original concepts recognised for their success in the retail and exhibition industry - Formulate Fabric and Magnetically Linking Display Stands.
  • Shell Scheme Graphics - interchangeable printed graphics for non-furnished event spaces.
  • Portable Exhibition Stands - versatile and cost-effective display options, these are easy to assemble and come with custom printed graphics and an exhibition counter case as standard.
  • Bespoke Exhibition Stands - completely unique to you and your brand. 

For more information on Modular Exhibition Stands please contact us or call our sales team on 01733 511030.