Here is a look into what are involved behind the scenes.
Think of the last show you’ve been to. The exhibit hall was spotless, with air conditioning adjusted to the perfect comfortable temperature.
Have you ever wondered how the convention center looks like before and after the show? Let me tell you, it’s not a pretty sight! In fact, it is more like a war zone with mountains of crates, cartons, furniture, parts, flooring, paint, and debris scattered as far as the eye can see. You can never reach where you are going in a straight path, you’ve got to make zig-zags and u-turns, walk over and duck under anything that’s blocking your way. At the same time, looking out for cranes working above your head and staying out of forklifts’ way. The massive cargo doors are always open during non-exhibit hours – you will truly appreciate having air-conditioner during blazing hot summer days in Las Vegas or freezing sub zero winter days in Chicago. If you are ever so lucky, you’ll get to listen to someone testing their A/V equipment, where the sound of their demo video blasts into the air on a seemingly endless loop. Not to mention the foul smell of trash if your booth is situated close to the dumpster shoot. It is an experience you should check out at least once – a symphony of all senses.