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What we Learned at Buildex

While we are still absorbing all of the feedback and information we received over the two days exhibiting at Buildex Vancouver, there are some lessons we learned that may be of use not only in a tradeshow environment, but holds true for pretty much all aspects of business.

Arrive Early, Be Prepared – We started our preparation for the show months in advance, and still it came down to the wire.  Our video for our display was being rendered out en route to the event, and there was approximately half an hour needed for set up, so when we arrived an hour ahead of time and discovered that we had actually more than an hour’s worth of work to do for setup, that extra time meant we were able to set up and be prepared for when the doors opened.  This is an important thing to keep in mind, especially since…

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Lessons from Buildex Setup

It’s Buildex Vancouver time this week, and setup day 2 was today, and that means that it was time for Chewie to get down to the Vancouver Convention Centre West and set up it’s booth for the coming Wednesday and Thursday.  The day was shorter than expected initially, but complications delayed what ultimately would have been a very quick setup by Chewie Media.  While some things we could have done without (popup back-wall, I’m looking at you), other things not initially on a checklist for exhibitors became necessities.  Here is a list of items that we found indispensible after assuming there would be no need of them.

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