Trade shows are the modern-day advertisement platform, where exhibitors both big and small come together under one roof to showcase and demonstrate their latest products and service offering. The amalgamation and meeting of varied industry allies and customers often lead to long conversations and negotiations, therefore creating the need for a quick snack or drink break.
And what better way to keep them engaged yet engrossed? By offering them refreshments at the trade show booth. But while most people blindly follow suit and offer refreshments, here are a few pointers to remember while arranging refreshments at your next trade show booth rental in Las Vegas
Keep it light
do not go overboard and arrange for a full course meal. Offering a full course meal at the trade show booth will not only occupy more space because attendees would want to sit and relish the meal, but would also restrict the movement of people within and outside. Try and keep it simple, like a sandwich or muffin, etc. Opt for items that are light and handy so that attendees can relish them while on the go and serve the purpose of both attention-grabbing through refreshment and offering refreshments at the booth.
Stay away from anything greasy
we are sure; you are not in the mood to spoil your carpet or flooring after a great show or want stain fingerprints on your offering or amenities etc. Greasy food items like a messy burger or burrito etc. are not only difficult to eat for attendees at such destinations but often create a mess with spillage or used tissues tossed around the trade show booth. While arranging for refreshments, stay away from food items that are greasy or super oily, else your booth would seem like a hurricane just hit!
Look out for spillage
spillage of food and drinks at the trade show floor can indeed cause a nuisance and destruction of goods and property. Therefore, while offering drinks as part of your refreshment menu opt for drinks that come in cups or cans with their lids on or opt for packaged drinking water or juice. This way in case of a mishap you can eliminate all risks associated with spillage of food and drinks on your product offering and property. Spillage of food and drinks can create a hindrance for both the exhibitor and the attendees, therefore watch out and choose wisely!
last but not the least, keep a mess-free menu while selecting refreshments for your next trade show booth rental in Las Vegas. Avoid food that leads to too much chewing or has a lot of residues. E.g. while you might think keeping fruit on the menu is a good idea, we would suggest you chalk out options like watermelon, oranges, or banana. These fruits have high residue and hence could be a trouble for the consumer considering they are inside a booth. Also when you have such food on the list you have to keep a dustbin handy at all-time and keep discarding the waste frequently to avoid flies or stench from the dump. Instead of such high residue food, you should opt for dry snacks like wafers, fries, cakes, or pop tarts. Finger food works best in these settings.
To conclude, while there is no one size fit for any arrangements, the above-stated are only a few pointers that we believe might help. Do keep these points handy while selecting the refreshment menu for your next trade show booth rental in Las Vegas and see the show turn out to be a great success!