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Trade Show Travel Tips

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Trade show traveling can be tough! Whether you are flying or driving, being out on the road can get tiresome. It can be a hassle as well if you are not prepared. Check out these tips from Design Display to make the most of your trade show travel experience.

What to Pack

Especially if you are a frequent trade show traveler, you will find that unpacking and repacking is an incredibly tedious and often frustrating process. To save yourself time and trouble, keep a carry-on consistently packed with these essential items:

  • Business cards
  • Pen & paper
  • Snacks
  • Makeup
  • Pajamas
  • Comfortable shoes
  • A jacket
  • Toiletries
  • Underwear

To save time, go ahead and assemble basics that can be paired together in a hurry. For example, all cool colors like blues and greens can be paired with black or gray pants. Warmer colors, like orange and red tones, can be paired with a brown or tan skirt or pair of pants. Make sure your outfits are comfortable and professional. Whether you are attending a workshop or grabbing cocktails with your new friends afterward, you will be glad you chose comfort!

Stay Productive

Being on the road does not have to mean wasting time! Stay productive while you travel. Whether you are on a plane or in a car, you can use travel time to read over emails and reports, or to review presentations. With the technology available today, you can prepare proposals, host conference calls, and even create presentations from the comfort of your hotel room.

Excuse to Network

Traveling can be tedious and time consuming. However, it can also provide you with the perfect opportunity to network! If you know of any clients that reside in that city, you can meet up with them. You can even arrange meetings with potential clients outside of your trade show schedule. Make the most of your time on the road!

Learn More with Design Display

At Design Display in Birmingham, AL, our experts specialize in trade show displays, environmental graphic design, and more. We are dedicated to helping our clients share their messages in innovative, creative ways that outshine the competition. Want to learn more with Design Display? Contact us today!