Convention and Trade Show Services

Cardinal Expo provides convention and trade show services for clients nationwide. We have three decades of experience in bringing top-tier, full-service expo and trade show booth design services to businesses in a broad range of industries.

Redefining Full-Service in Trade Show Booth Design Services

What makes us a full-service convention and trade show services company? Unlike other convention and trade show services companies, who may only offer services in one area of the trade show experience, we offer services from the very beginning through the very end of your expo. From pre-show planning, to the take down of your display at the end of the event, Cardinal’s team is there for you at every critical moment in the exhibition process. When you partner with us, you can trust that you’re covering all the bases of your trade show and convention services.

As your one-stop shop for all-things convention and trade show services, you’ll be in direct contact with our exhibit team from planning through execution—and long afterwards, too. Cardinal Expo’s client relationships are built on clear communication, dedication, and consistency, and we pride ourselves on having our clients return to us for any expos they attend over the years. We work to get to know you and your business as if it’s our own, in order to provide you with the convention and trade show services you can’t get anywhere else.

Production Management

Fabriciation

Installation & Dismantling

Booth Design

Logistics & Shipping

Onsite Supervision

Artwork, Graphics, & Print Production

Show Services (3rd Party)

Storage & Inventory Management

Our Convention and Trade Show Services

Here, you can read more about all of Cardinal’s convention and trade show services, including trade show booth design services, booth installation and dismantling, and more.

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PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT

With Cardinal’s production management services, you can put your time and energy towards delivering a world-class performance on the trade show floor while we handle the nitty gritty details that make the day come together. Cardinal Expo assigns a sales executive team to your convention and trade show services, who oversees every aspect of your project’s management from day 0.

With nearly three decades of experience in delivering trade show experiences to our clients, our sales executives have the critical-thinking and expert organization skills necessary to ensure success at every stage of your project. Here’s more about what our production management services can offer you:

  • Detailed communications and service updates
  • Navigating quick turnarounds
  • Comprehensive booth tracking during the shipping process
  • Assistance with all paperwork related to your upcoming show and venue

BOOTH DESIGN

Trade show booth design services are the bread and butter of our work at Cardinal Expo. Our innovative design team is invested in your vision for your dream trade show booth, and they’ll work to make it come true within your ideal budget.

All of Cardinal Expo’s design services are provided 100% in-house. Our team of designers collaborate with you and your team to produce detailed 3D renderings of your booth, as well as exhibit booth layouts, to ensure your satisfaction with every inch of the space. As our client you’re also provided with a pre-flight of all client-supplied graphics to ensure quality printing, detailed spec requirements documentation, and a thorough check-in and inventory of all graphics. 

Here’s a bit more information about our team of trade show booth designers, whose work has won Cardinal Expo awards and national recognition:

  • Proven track record of functional and engaging structures
  • Extensive knowledge of our 2-D and 3-D design softwares
  • Innovative design solutions
  • Flexibility and receptiveness to feedback
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ARTWORK, GRAPHICS, & PRINT PRODUCTION

Need graphics for your exhibit? Cardinal Expo’s design team can also provide broad-scope graphic design services beyond our trade show booth design services. We will help you create a cohesive, fully-branded look for your exhibit that meets your brand standards. Our team can also assist with the design and production of all print collateral for your event, including brochures, one-pagers, and more.

Already have your own in-house designer?  No worries—Cardinal Expo will work as your partner to supply all of the details and specs that your team needs to develop branding and graphics for your exhibit. Once your graphics are complete, our team will add them to your exhibit and provide a 3-D rendering and proof of your booth before producing the final product.

Here’s the breakdown of our artwork, graphics, and print production services:

  • Production of all printed branded elements of your display, including handouts and brochures
  • Ensure cohesion across your entire trade show booth design
  • Backup support for any in-house designers you have on your team
  • Addition of graphics to 3D renderings of your design before it goes into production

 

FABRICATION

Fabrication is a key step in ensuring full customization at every step of Cardinal’s trade show booth design services. Our fabrication team are the customization experts—they specialize in producing custom solutions for your product promotion and interactive element needs.

Fabrication is vital to any client looking for a truly interactive booth experience. For businesses looking for product or service demonstrations, digital design elements, and more, our fabrication team will be your best resource.

Our fabrication services ensure that your booth is customized to your needs beyond your branding elements and booth layout. Here are the primary elements of our fabrication services:

  • Custom designed elements
  • Interactive elements
  • Themed elements
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LOGISTICS & SHIPPING

Once your booth has been produced, it’s time to get it to your expo’s venue in a safe and timely fashion. Our full-service convention and trade show services wouldn’t be complete without our shipping and logistics coordinators. Our coordinators will handle the scheduling and tracking of your display crates from our own warehouse to the venue—whether it’s across the country or just down the highway. 

Some booth designs require additional hands on deck. Based on the complexity and size of your trade show booth, Cardinal will provide you with on-site labor for the unpacking and assembly of your booth on the trade show floor. Our instructions will include a detailed parts list, as well as step-by-step instructions to ensure the safe installation of your booth. But before that can happen, we’ll monitor all of your show services and utilities to make sure they are in place and ready for the exhibit to be built.

Cardinal’s logistics and shipping services include:

  • Scheduling of your display’s shipping and reception at your show location
  • Tracking of your display from our warehouse to any convention location in the continental U.S.
  • On-site labor for the delivery of your booth shipment
  • Any necessary set up instructions for your display

SHOW SERVICES (3RD PARTY)

Trade show hosts and venues often require exhibitors to put trust into 3rd party service providers to handle some aspects of their exhibit’s function, such as electrical, Internet, rigging, material handling, lead retrieval, rigging, and drayage. These elements may seem like a lot for one exhibitor alone to handle—which is why you have Cardinal Expo.

Our management of 3rd-party show site services begins well before the start of your event. Our coordinators work hard to source all necessary information and order forms that your expo requires from exhibitors, well in advance of any deadlines. They also set timelines and note any discount deadlines to get you the best deals possible. Our team also preorders and pays for all 3rd-party show services and utilities.

Having Cardinal Expo handle these services helps ensure accuracy, reduce cost, and eliminate waste. Plus, all of this work is compiled under a single purchase order to cover the entire year. Review our show services offerings here:

  • Management of all 3rd party service requirements, including internet, electrical, rigging, material handling, and more
  • Creation of timelines and tracking of discount service deals and deadlines to ensure your services are ordered on time and in the most cost effective way possible
  • Preorder and payment of all 3rd-party show services and utilities
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INSTALLATION, ONSITE SUPERVISION, & DISMANTLING

Installing and dismantling your trade show display is something many exhibitors will want to leave to the experts. And when you’re working with Cardinal, you know to expect only the best of our trade show booth design services all the way through.

Cardinal Expo takes pride in the quality of our exhibits through all stages. Cardinal’s onsite trade show team will be with you on the trade show floor, ensuring the proper installation of your exhibit display in a timely fashion. At your show, our onsite supervisor will work closely with labor teams to expedite a seamless build of your exhibit. The Cardinal Expo supervisor will schedule a pre-show walkthrough to highlight the features of your exhibit and will turn over the exhibit to your team.

We’ll make sure every element of your booth comes to life exactly the way it’s meant to, allowing your team to hit the ground running when those convention doors open. A supervisor will also return at the end of your show to dismantle, take inventory of, and pack the exhibit back into crates for the return to our Cardinal Expo warehouse.

Cardinal’s booth installation and dismantling services include:

  • Ensuring the safe transport of your booth materials from the drop off location to your booth rental space
  • Clear knowledge of booth set-up best practices and supervision over the building of your display
  • Pre-show walkthrough of your display to ensure quality and safety of the booth
  • Proper break down of your booth after the expo ends

STORAGE & INVENTORY MANAGEMENT

At Cardinal Expo, we provide more than just storage for your booth when not in use. We assess the conditions of all graphics and the exhibit, maintain the quality of your display by restoring any damages incurred during the show, store client property in our own warehouse, take inventory of all assets, and search for opportunities for show-to-show cost savings.

When Cardinal Expo manages your exhibit or premiums, we follow a process that tracks your elements to and from our facility. We document and photograph each stage, keeping our clients updated on each step along the way. This creates confidence and knowledge about your product and helps your team plan your budget for the next show.

Here are the elements of our storage and inventory management services:

  • Regular assessment of inventory 
  • Storage in Cardinal Expo’s own warehouse
  • Restoration or replacement of any damaged display elements
  • Keeping track of opportunities for show-to-show savings
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Contact Cardinal Expo for Trade Show Booth Design Services and Much More

Cardinal’s turnkey convention and trade show services are designed with our clients’ full scope of needs in mind. We don’t leave a single stone unturned or detail missed when it comes to our clients’ service needs. If you’ve been looking for the trade show booth design and full-services partner that can truly handle it all, it sounds like you’ve been looking for us.

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