Trade Show Logistics – Dismantle Hours vs Driver Check-in vs Clean Floor Policy: How exhibit pack-up and dismantle scheduling are affected

There are three key parameters that affect the schedule for packing up your trade show display at the end of the show, these are:

1)      Dismantle Hours – hours that convention center is open for taking apart and packing your exhibit.

2)      Mandatory Driver Check-in time – time by which your truck driver must check in at the Marshaling Yard prior to picking-up your exhibit.

Trade Show Logistics – Scheduling Exhibit Install: Target Move-in vs Set-up Time

There are two critical aspects of your exhibit installation schedule that are easy to confuse:  Target Move-in – the time and date that your exhibit must arrive and be checked in at the show or marshalling yard, and Set-up Time – the time that you may begin working on your exhibit installation at a trade show.

Trade Show Logistics – Scheduling Exhibit Install: Target Move-in vs Set-up Time

There are two critical aspects of your exhibit installation schedule that are easy to confuse:  Target Move-in – the time and date that your exhibit must arrive and be checked in at the show or marshalling yard, and Set-up Time – the time that you may begin working on your exhibit installation at a trade show.

Careful Trade Show Scheduling will reduce the cost of onsite services by 60%

Whether you are scheduling Installation and Dismantle labor (I& D labor), shipments, rigging labor, plumbers, electricians, or stagehands, scheduling is very important.  An exhibit or products for merchandising your display, if unloaded on overtime, will increase your freight handling costs by 60%.  Exhibit I & D labor, if work is done on overtime, will cost you 60% more.  If it is a holiday or Sunday in some cities, labor will cost 100% more, double what it costs on straight time.  Electrical labor, Rigging labor and Stagehand labor will also be 60% more on overtime.  Conclusion -