1. Forgetting products
The best way to eliminate this problem is to write a comprehensive list of things to take to the trade show and check them off as they go into the car or truck. This list should include EVERYTHING, from your larger banners and furniture, to display stands, your pop up display, pens, name tags and even items such as extension cords and cable ties!
If you do get to the event and find you have forgotten something, there is no point in panicking. See if you can find a local store to purchase or rent exhibit systems or display items, or there may even be a friendly neighbouring exhibitor who can lend you some accessories for the duration.
2. Your display is damaged
What a horrible feeling, to get to your trade show venue, ready to set up, only to find your brand new expo wall has been damaged! Sadly, there is nothing much you can do at that point except try to patch the damage as best you can. Always pack some transparent adhesive tape, scissors, markers and glue with you to minimise the appearance of any breaks or scratches.
3. Tech issues
This is one problem that is bound to happen at some point! Always carry a charger for your phone and tablets, and check your digital displays are working before you leave. Never assume you will have access to wifi unless the organisers have specifically promised it. It always pays to bring a backup data source regardless. If you do encounter tech problems, track down the event contact or business services kiosk for assistance.