Meetings & Conventions: Short Cuts October 2003
Short Cuts:BETTER YET
Cutting Exhibit Costs
To help participating exhibitors control
costs at its annual meeting and ToxExpo trade show this year, the
Reston, Va.-based Society of Toxicology (www.toxicology.org)
offered the following cost-saving tips.
BRING YOUR OWN. Extension cords cost $6 to $7
at discount hardware stores but $12 to $15 on the show floor. Other
comparisons: Power strips valued at $5 to $10 go for $20 to $25 on
site; and trash cans retailing for $8 are $30 at the show.
GO FOR STAYING POWER. Decorate booths with
durable silk flowers, which can be shipped and used again. Or, if
fresh flowers are a must, chose a hardy variety, such as mums,
which will bloom all week if fresh.
ARRIVE BOOTH-READY. Prewiring exhibits can save
on-site labor requirements and costs.
CUT CLEANING COSTS. Order cleaning services
every other day, and supplement by bringing along your own
BORROW LOCALLY. If you have a local office in
the show city, see if you can borrow furniture for the booth,
rather than rent.
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