The Trade Show Parachute
Most people who have exhibited at a lot of trade shows will have had the experience of getting to the show and discovering that their display didn't make it. It happened to me a number of years ago. I was exhibiting at a show in Houston. The office made a mistake in shipping, and I stood in front of the drape for two days with nothing but the business cards I had packed in my suitcase. The cost of going to a show is much more than the cost of the display . It includes air fare, hotel, meals, the booth space, and more. So you really don't want to waste all of that if something happens to your display, and it doesn't get there.