Have you ever shown up to a tradeshow or conference completely unprepared? Do you walk up and down each aisle debating whether to continue or just fall flat on the floor? At Rightsleeve, we consider ourselves trade show experts. We’ve been on both sides of the table and have observed all of the good, the bad and the ugly that comes with it.

We’ve put together a list of the must bring items you need to survive your trade show experience.

Top 10 must-have items

1. Lip Chap

Because you’re going to be talking a lot, and those lips will dry out.

2. Hand Sanitizer

You won’t be able to wash your hands every time you shake someone’s hand…

3. Reusable Water Bottle

Most will have a water refill station, so bring your favourite bottle and quench that thirst.

4. Snacks

You will get hungry, pack a healthy snack for a bonus boost!

5. A sweater

Layering is key. You will experience all 4 seasons in 1 place. So bring a sweater.

6. Backpack

To carry all the wonderful things you collect through the event!

7. Commuter Journal

So you can jot down all your business notes.

8. Pens

So you have something to jot down all those business notes with. 

9. Powerbank

Give your phone the life it needs with one of these!

10. Comfortable Shoes

You will thank us later. 

Make it a kit

A great idea as an exhibitor is to make a “survival kit” as a giveaway for your booth. This can include some of the items that we talked about on the list. Make it small or large, this will have a profound impact on those attending. Chances are we’ve forgotten something…

Survival kit we received from HHP at the PPAI Expo 2019