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Exhibit Experience Standard Spaces: Guide to Booth Configurations

There are four main exhibit types and regulations for booths vary by convention center, show hall, and specific regulations to each show. Exhibit Experience offers turnkey services and is available to contact show management on your behalf, before you incur any booth expenses.

A booth configuration should be carefully planned by your marketing and sales teams, coalescing into a tangible design concept and flow pattern. Our staff is fully trained to advise on booth types by industry, trade show, and show goals, as part of our turnkey services. Below are some of the booth types and their corresponding industry, location availability, and their standards. You may choose to search by size as well, click here for more information.

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Standard Linear

These booths are the most common and conform to exact square shapes, forming a line down a convention hall. Most common linear booths are 10 feet by 10 feet with a maximum height of 8 feet. You would be sharing each side of your booth with a neighbor, and it is notable that hanging signage is generally not permitted with this configuration.

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Perimeter Booth

A perimeter booth has a higher maximum height of 12 feet since the booth is located on the perimeter of the show, with no exhibit behind yours. It conforms usually to a 10 foot by 10 foot configurations. The maximum height is higher at 12 feet and hanging signs are occasionally permitted.

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Peninsula Booths

The impactful Peninsula Booth configuration is exposed on three sides and is at minimum four booths. Available to exhibitors are two types of Peninsula Booths, one that backs against a Linear Booth, and another that backs into another Peninsula Booth.

 

If you are backing into Linear booths the back wall can be no higher than 4 feet with a 5 foot distance from both side islands and 16 to 20 feet high in the center of the back wall. For a split island, which is the later that backs into another Peninsula, height maximums are 16 to 20 feet without exception.

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Island Booths

An Island Booth is quite simply a booth that is exposed on four sides. Booths of this configuration are generally 20 feet by 20 feet or larger. Space can be used from 16 feet high to 20 feet high which must include signage.

 

Consider this…

Double Deck booths are allowable and are found here on the Exhibit Experience website, certain shows will not allow these and it is very important to check before incurring expenses.

 

All canopies, umbrellas, fabricated ceilings, whether a function of lighting, or design, must comply with the line of sight requirements for the chosen venue.

 

Schedule a time to go over approvals before committing to a booth, especially if you have certain signage like hanging that you would like approved. Exhibition rules generally prohibit hanging signs unless they are in Peninsula or Island Booths.

 

Lighting must be carefully considered with your team and your exhibit provider. Fire safety concerns are paramount at all exhibition halls and your lighting must comply. It is one of the key considerations of your booth.

August 15, 2018