What audiovisual services do exhibitors usually ask for?
Generally they are asking for the basics:
- 32"70" monitors
- small PA system with wireless lav
- or headset mic
Describe your experiences in working at trade shows in Orlando.
Depending on the hotel or convention center, the one or two booth load in is relatively simple. The hardest part is locating the booth and the on site contact. Loading out is generally more work as you have the decorators taking up all the space.
How long does it take, on average, to set up basic audiovisual services?
Not including getting into and out of the facility about 1/2 hour.
Do you take creative liberties in setting up the equipment?
When the equipment does not fit properly, or there is a "better way" to set it up, we discuss with the client the options. So yes, this liberty exists in the way that we are professional and know the best way to show what the client has in mind.
How selecting an audiovisual service for trade shows?
Easiest way is to use the on-site company. If you have an unlimited budget and don't mind paying what it generally costs to buy the equipment instead of renting it. Otherwise looking up audiovisual companies on the internet and getting a price, or even better, getting a recommendation is the best.
What information do you need from the client to work on a trade show?
Name, cell phone number, time for load in/load out, booth number... is usually the main info that we need. Then of course, some venues have their own regulations so it is important to know the place.
The most memorable event or trade show where you have worked.
We have handled the audiovisual needs for the Florida Home Show. We had to change out screens for monitors, and bring the countryman headsets. Quite a show to handle the pitch men there.