ISA International Sign Expo trade show booth rentals and custom exhibits

Apr 12, 2023

Exhibit Experience is pleased to offer its’ guide to the ISA International Sign Expo 2023. We have worked with dozens of clients at this trade show and as a local Las Vegas exhibit house, we have some valuable tips and tools for making your booth at this show, a success. This show has been in existence since 1947 and welcomes over 20,000 visitors with 600 vendors. Over 20,000 of the world’s leaders in signage, graphics, and visual communications convene at the Mandalay Bay and the marketing behind the marketing brands are some of the best in the business.

The next show is April 12 – 14, 2023. ISA is a 2,300 member trade association comprised of users, manufacturers, and suppliers of signs, graphics products, digital imagery, and innovation in all areas of visual communication. All offshoots of these industries are also represented at the show including distributors, retail manufacturers, and service providers. Visual communication is one of the mainstays of traditional marketing, at the banalest level, but the innovations and advancements in this industry with the advent of AI and VR have made the ISA Show an attraction for marketers beyond ISA members.

Benefits of Exhibiting

According to Sign Expo site, supported by exit poll numbers from 2018, 98% of attendees would recommend the show to colleagues, 84% purchase products between 1-6 months following the show, and 90% of exhibitors report this show being an integral part of their business success. Some of the reasons attendees visit this show is to find new products and services for their brand, learn about industry trends, find new vendors and suppliers, interact with current vendors, and network with fellow vendors.

Who attends ISA?

ISA reports that at the last in-person expo 44% of attendees are local sign companies, 28% are nonprofit related and public sector companies, 18% are printers, 7% are direct sign companies, 7% are design firms, and 3% are end users for signs.

Travel and Transport

The official ISA Hotel Room Block is now open and offers travel packages and group discounts for attendees. Reservations are limited and it is recommended to book early to secure space. Las Vegas offers a wide variety of accommodations and the Las Vegas International Airport has multiple direct flights domestically and internationally to service this show. Ride Share Car services are permitted in Las Vegas and taxis are widely available along the strip where the tradeshow will take place. Exhibit Experience does not expressly endorse hotels, however, the Hotel & Travel page on the show’s website has a number of preferred vendors on its’ site.

Guide to Standing out among the Signs at ISA

Standing out as a brand, within a show that is comprised of entirely visual communication experts, is one of the biggest challenges in the trade show industry. Exhibit Experience has a variety of custom modular and custom booths within innumerable configurations to make your booth attract the audience your brand deserves at the ISA Sign Expo. We offer 20×20 exhibits in inline, peninsula, and island configurations that are very popular for this show. One of the biggest trends in trade shows, specifically at the ISA Sign Expo, is the LED Skins.

LED Skins are the pinnacle of visual marketing, offering tiles that transform backdrops into interactive stages for your visual communications. No longer are static graphics the norm for transmitting brand information to thousands on the trade show floor, the LED Skin can function as a large screen for any communication your company is looking to showcase. They are programmable to show VR video loops, high-level videos, 3d experiences, and any number of programs for the duration of your show.

Need a reliable booth builder for ISA International Sign Expo 2023?

Exhibit Experience is booking booths at record speed for the ISA 2023 Show in Las Vegas in April. If you have not booked your booth yet or contacted a local exhibit house to represent your interests and staff at the show, please contact us today. Even if you have already contracted an exhibit house or are managing your booth on your own, there are some critical elements on the floor and point people that should be considered at the International Sign Association Show 2023. Knowing who is in charge of what element at critical moments of trade show install and breakdown are essential to showing well. Baseline elements such as power rigging and staffing are just some of the areas that Exhibit Experience handles, but there are more nuanced elements of trade show preparation that should be considered as well. Below we have broken down some areas that are delegated and expectations that can be managed by certain parties to a trade show.

Convention Center: 

Convention Center will handle materials, rigging, food, and power. In fact, we are not permitted to perform tasks within their purview. Our teams can troubleshoot within the convention center and be point people in charge of elements of the booth if something goes wrong on their end. For the ISA 2023 show the enforcement of signage technical specifications will be strictly enforced, so it is very important that your signage and graphics are in accordance with show rules. See here.  

  1. What is the power supply and where is it located in proximity to my booth?
  2. What are the rigging requirements?
  3. What food is allowed and quantity per day?
  4. Load in and out time
  5. Point person for all operations questions (if you are handling your own booth)

Exhibit Experience has a full staff that provides the interface between your sales and executive staff and the convention center staff, in the event of an issue with either incidentals or baseline booth operations.

Your Exhibit House

As a preferred local Las Vegas Exhibit House, we operate within your event budget and pre-generate documents and handling charges so they are not unforeseen when forecasting your show. Such documents include the power supply, rigging requirements, and lighting specifications. Additional charges that can apply to your design are power charges and materials handling, which we take into account. We provide complete onsite concierge service and teams on the ground to manage your shows install, breakdown, and shipping, in addition to management during the show. Included, but not mentioned in our services are offsite build, the design of booth, storage, and shipping.

What to ask your Exhibit House?

  1. Handling Costs
  2. Power Supply
  3. Graphics Needed
  4. Recommendations based on the booth for sales and marketing teams
  5. How is the booth being installed and dismantled?
  6. Who is the point person for my booth?
  7. Is there staff assigned directly to my booth?
  8. Flooring special instructions?

If you exhibit house does not have answers or does not provide the services above, you should consider Exhibit Experience for turnkey solutions for your ISA 2023 trade show.

Your Team

Your team will need to provide all graphic designs, marketing materials, budget, sales team, marketing team, and executive team travel arrangements in place. We do not plan travel and it is a critical component for your team and should be planned well in advance. The graphics and marketing will depend on what your designs are, however, if you choose to do an LED Skin, you will need lead time for VR and advanced messaging.

  1. Travel Planning
  2. Marketing Materials
  3. Sales and Marketing Staff Plan
  4. Graphics and Marketing File Generation and Submission to exhibit house
  5. Accessories check

The Exhibit Experience team has over two decades of experience delivering custom exhibits and custom modular exhibits that see instant results. Our exhibit management services are all-inclusive, from design to delivery. We will deliver your exhibit on time, on budget, and following all safety protocols.

If you are looking for an ISA International Sign Expo 2023 trade show booth builder, look no further than Exhibit Experience! Contact us today for a complimentary consultation.

author avatar

Get a quote

For more information on our trade show booths and services give us a call at (888) 475-3512 or fill out the form below.