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Why Hire An Exhibition Stand?

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XL Displays


09 March 2020

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Why Hire An Exhibition Stand?

Picture this: it's the day before an essential exhibition that has the potential to bring in a lot of new leads for your business. Whilst you're nervous, you're feeling positive. You've got your stand, you've got your business cards and you've been refining your marketing skills in preparation. Everything is going smoothly - until you have to pack your display stand into your car.

You've grossly overestimated how much boot space your car has, and not even putting the seats down is helping. It's time to call in on those holiday packing skills. You carefully load and unload your car until everything fits. It's stressful, but years of cramming too many suitcases and rubber rings into the car have prepared you for this. You might spend the journey to the exhibition hall with boxes pressed against your face and with your seat as close to the steering wheel as possible, but that doesn't matter. The main thing is, you and your stand are in.

You get to the exhibition hall and realise you have to carry your exhibition stand from the car park to your stand space (which feels like miles). You have cramp in your legs from sitting so close to the wheel, and when you open your boot everything spills out, but that's okay because at least you're there in one piece.

You finally get to your stand space and dig around the boxes to find the instructions on how to build your exhibition stand (naturally, they're in the last box you check). Flustered but trying to remain positive, you commence building your stand. All is going well - until you realise you left a very important part of your display on the pavement outside the office when you were packing and unpacking to try and fit everything in the car. Never-mind, though. You'll improvise.

Before you know it, it's 10pm. Your stand is up and it's finally time to head to your hotel to get some shuteye before an exceptionally early start the next day. The next few days fly by, and soon enough, the event ends. Visitors stream out of the venue, but for you, it'll be another hour or so until you can leave because you need to pack your stand down, carry it back to your too-small-car and commence the long, cramped journey home.

Sound stressful? We think so, too.

Now, picture this: you've purchased an Integra® hire exhibition stand from XL Displays. You've been assigned a project manager who has taken care of everything. Risk assessments and method statements? Completed. Your design has been expertly handled by a specialist exhibition stand graphic designer. You've received 3D renders so you know exactly what your display is going to look like, and you know your artwork has been extensively proofed to ensure maximum print quality.

The day before your essential exhibition, you simply get in your car. There's no exhibition stand to transport, so you and your toothbrush can sit comfortably and take in the scenes as you drive. You can save your holiday packing skills for a time when you're actually going away.

You travel easily in the knowledge that your display has been built for you by a team of exhibition stand contractors organised by your project manager. You walk smugly through the exhibition venue with nothing but a box of brochures in your hands - watching as other exhibitors struggle to align their graphic panels. You get to your exhibition stand and place your brochures on the counter, and then you walk away.

The exhibition stand builders have done everything for you, so you're free to head to your hotel and get an early night. You spend the next few days networking, and when the event is over and the visitors leave, so do you. You don't need to worry about packing your stand away; the team of exhibition stand contractors who installed it will also dismantle it. Simply take your leftover brochures and personal belongings and head back to the office for a well-earned rest.


Avoid the hassle of exhibiting and use our exhibition stand hire service for your next trade show. There are no hidden fees - what you see is what you get. We offer a wide range of preconfigured Integra® exhibition stands, but we can also create bespoke stands from scratch. We are here to help, so let us take away the stress of attending a tradeshow.

To find out more, contact us or call us on 01733511030.