CEIR’s New Industry Insights Report Helps Demystify Exhibitor Electrical Services

October 21, 2019

Exhibitors trying to minimize their trade show exhibiting expenses might want to get their hands on “Demystifying Electrical Services for the Exhibitor,” the newest Industry Insights Series Report released by the Center for Exhibition Industry Research.

A must-read for new exhibitors in particular, the report details a step-by-step process for determining how much electrical power is needed for an expo booth; how to clearly layout where to install power, and other tips and tricks for minimizing cost and time, and ensuring a smooth installation.

“The logistics of planning an exhibit booth are essential to do well,” said Cathy Breden, CEO of CEIR. “The devil is in the details. Thinking about what electrical power is needed for a booth and ordering it properly helps exhibitors save money and avoid headaches.”

The seven-page report includes discussions on:

  • Determining specifics relating to ordering electric power, including calculating how much is needed; timing of power, and placement of power equipment in a booth
  • Submitting an order that delineates where power equipment goes in a booth
  • Submitting labor orders that avoid higher labor rates
  • A checklist of action items to save money and time

Known as a staple in the CEIR library, according to CEIR officials, the report was updated by Richard P. Curran, immediate past president of ESCA as well as president and CEO of Expo Convention Contractors. It was originally authored by Steven Hagstette, Sr., who has since retired from Freeman as senior vice president of the Nevada region.

“With a little knowledge and pre-planning, you can have a smooth set up and save your company money, as well,” Curran said.

CEIR’s Industry Insight Series covers a wide range of top-of-mind industry topics, including material handling and event marketing. Available to IAEE members at no cost, “Demystifying Electrical Services for the Exhibitor” can be downloaded here.

  

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