How to set up a Pop-up Portable Display Booth for Tradeshows

Being a tradeshow supplier, naturally we attend a LOT of tradeshows.  Annually, Showtime Event and Display is involved in over 350 events in BC and Canada including Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, Kamloops, Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo and Whistler.

With tradeshows comes exhibitors, and with exhibitors comes booth displays in all shapes and sizes.  The most common booth display is the Pop-Up display booth.  It is exactly what the name suggests, a display that easily pops up and can be set up in minutes.  These displays are fully customizable, collapse down into a fairly lightweight shipping container, and can easily be shipped between shows.  The accordion style design allows the user to effortlessly expand the display and attach the panels and graphics. If a person knows what they are doing, it’s a simple task, one that requires little time or skill.  However, it is not uncommon for an exhibitor to show up at their booth having never seen or setup the display that the head office has so kindly sent them.  Fortunately, all of Showtime’s staff have experience with these displays, and are more than happy to assist any exhibitor needing help.  We are always on the lookout to see if anyone needs assistance.  Regrettably every now and then, we get busy and one slips by.  Like that one time an exhibitor had taken a screwdriver and unscrewed almost every single hinge on her pop-up display…. Sadly, it was a busy day and we didn’t notice until almost the whole booth was dismantled.  So take these words of advice – pop up booths should never require a screwdriver!  If you feel the need to take a screwdriver to your display, find a Showtime employee first!

We found this video on the good ol’ internet – Pop-up Booth instructions 101.  Hope this helps!

Showtime rents out blank pop-up booth displays in black, and can be customized with graphics and signs attached by Velcro.  Please contact your local sales manager for any display needs in Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, Kamloops, Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo and Whistler.