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					                 COST-SAVING IDEAS & TIPS FOR EXHIBITORS
Please read your Exhibitor Manual. The information it contains will help save you time, money, and
needless aggravation

1.   Ordering Tips

A. Place all orders early and include payment to qualify for the discounts and to ensure that your orders
   will be filled. Try not to plac e orders on-site. ON-SITE ORDERS ARE EXPENSIVE AND MAY BE
   SUBJECT TO MAJOR DELAYS

B. Confirm with S TRONCO and all other contractors that your advance orders have been received
   before leaving for the show

C. Take copies of your advanc e order forms and payment records to the show

D. Take a company credit card to pay all balances due on show site and to place deposits on rental
   equipment

E. A void changing or canceling your orders on-site, as you will incur a charge for this. Should you
   require a change, be prepared to ex pect a delay

2.   Helpful shipping reminders

A. Ship in advance to the warehouse or to the facility directly. Ship prepaid and keep a copy of the bill of
   lading and the shipper’s reference number for every shipment

B. Ship early to avoid excessive charges

C. Shrink-wrap all your cartons onto a skid to avoid any special handling charges

D. Place a rider on your insurance policy from the time your exhibit and product leaves your possession
   until it is returned. Your company is responsible for your exhibit and product

E. Ship your freight and product via common carrier, van line or overnight carrier to arrive when your
   company represent ative will be on-site. Confirm that your overnight carrier can guarantee delivery of
   your freight to the exhibit facility

F. While making your shipping plans to the show, also coordinat e your return shipment. Make sure that
   someone from your company is on-site to oversee the outbound shipment of your display and product

G. Take the extra time to ensure that your display and product are packed neatly and securely

H. Make sure your booth is packed & ready before turning in your Bill of Lading

I.   Read the show rules that you agreed to on the back of your Show contract

3.   Before the Show

A. Pre-wire the electricity in your display using as few outlets as possible.

B. Pack touch-up paint (for custom booths ), fishing line or wire, push pins, and duct tape

C. Pack office supplies such as: scissors, stapler, paper, pens and business cards

D. Pack promo pieces to hand out to prospective buyers from within your booth

				
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