5 Tips for Designing Eco-Friendly Innovative Exhibition Stands

We are fortunate to live in an era where people are aware and concerned about the environment, which is why small and large enterprises strive to seek eco-friendly solutions.

At Plus Exhibition we endeavour to design and manufacture innovative exhibition stands that fulfil the needs of a vast range of customers. It doesn’t matter if we’re working with a business with a strong stance on the environment, or simply someone who would prefer not to create unnecessary waste, our eco-friendly exhibition stands ensure you have bespoke and “green” options at your disposal.

In this post, we’ll discuss innovative exhibition stands and the various ways to make them more eco-friendly.

1. Reusable Exhibition Stands

Throughout the calendar year, it’s not uncommon for businesses to attend several events. If this is the case, you can reduce the amount of waste you contribute by opting for a reusable exhibition stand. Not only does this mean you’ll be doing your bit for the environment by not discarding your stand as waste after using it once, but you’ll also save yourself the time and money that goes with designing a new stand for every event. The latter is especially beneficial if you’re a smaller enterprise working with a smaller budget. Saving money while saving the planet? Sounds like a win-win!

2. Energy Efficiency

Every year, events are jam-packed with exhibition stands that attract the attention of passersby and help businesses to increase sales — many of which using lighting, audio and other forms of technology. So, what can you do to minimise the impact on the environment while boasting an innovative exhibition stand sure to impress your audience?

Bespoke and impressive lighting allows you quite literally to outshine your competition! Fortunately, fluorescent lighting is no longer the only option on the market. Now, there are multiple innovative and energy-efficient alternatives. Examples include Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs), Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFLs) and Eco Halogens.

You can accomplish immersive and engaging presentations, displays and interactive experiences by using advanced tech that is kinder to the environment. Flat screens, interactive devices, and smart technology are all making regular appearances at events across the globe — and all come with energy-efficient settings.

3. Sustainable Materials

At Plus Exhibition, we strive to ensure our bespoke exhibition stands are as eco-friendly as possible — whether by being reusable or the materials we print on. When it comes to the latter, all of our graphics are printed on recycled materials or materials are reusable time and time again. Either way, we believe it’s crucial to reduce the waste and subsequent impact on the environment without reducing the quality of our innovative exhibition stands. By purchasing one of our bespoke exhibition stands, you can reap the benefits with the peace of mind knowing it’s eco-friendly.

4. Reevaluate Giveaways

Everybody loves a freebie! And they’re actually a useful and novel way to make sure your brand name travels throughout the entire event. Unfortunately, freebies often come in the form of plastic pens or random branded items made from non-sustainable materials — not the most eco-friendly way to market your brand.

These days many sustainable sources provide you with the materials needed to provide customers with eco-friendly promotional items. Using wood, bamboo, recycled materials and other alternatives can be highly beneficial for how your brand is perceived by those who appreciate you going out of your way to be green.

5. Explore Alternatives to Handouts

When all the dust has settled, and everyone has gone home, the floor of an event is often peppered with brochures, leaflets, stickers and other handouts people have swiftly discarded. While these materials do serve a purpose, you can achieve the same results by adopting an eco-friendly approach.

As we mentioned above, you can seek sustainable sources, such as using recycled paper for leaflets and brochures. But if you want to go completely paperless, then you also have the option of using touchscreens (or tablets) as a way to provide essential information or gather sign-ups, as well as QR codes to direct people to your company website.

Do you have an upcoming event and require an eco-friendly design? At Plus Exhibition, we design and manufacture innovative exhibition stands to suit a wide range of needs. Get in touch today to schedule a free no-obligation consultation.

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