Three foolproof ways to filter out fly-by-night exhibition companies in Dubai
Finding the right exhibition services can be a tough nut to crack depending on your level of experience with hosting an exhibition. So obviously you want to be extra careful when you decide to pick an exhibition stand for hire in Dubai. Other than the logistical nightmare of figuring out where you should begin there is also the concern about reliability in terms of build and material that one has to evaluate. You don’t want your stand to collapse on the first day of the show itself leading to damage and severe financial loss not to mention the disgrace your brand will definitely suffer.
Having an exhibition stand in Dubai still remains a lucrative way of showcasing your brand to customers, since several expos are held in this extravagant city. This in turn has created a market that is flooded with several exhibition companies that want to capitalize on this growing opportunity. It might seem confusing or even like you’ve got several options. To your business intellect it might even seem like a great bidding opportunity to get your stand done at the cheapest rate possible.
But that’s a misconception, because hiring the cheapest exhibition designer will result in your stand design being cobbled together by several third-party contractors before being packed and shipped to you that is if it gets shipped at all.
So prior to choosing any company for your project, you need to do a thorough background check on available exhibition stand design companies in Dubai. The internet is a viable resource to begin with, but even that can be a double edge sword, since setting up a website or even hosting a business page on social media is easy to do. You could ask around the market, whether a company is reliable or not but that can be time-consuming depending on your timeline.
So to ease the process for professionals who are looking to start investing into exhibition stands for their brand here are three questions you should ask the builders you’ve selected to vet them out. And only after you’re satisfied with their answers, should you go ahead with them.
1: Are you outsourcing the materials and build of your stands or do you have your own manufacturing facility?
The better option is to always go with a company that manufactures its own units. Companies that rely on third parties to build a stand won’t be able to assure the quality of their build or even their materials. A stand company that has its own manufacturing unit has to adhere to international standards of production if they want to stay in business. This ensures that your stand will be assembled with high-quality parts.
Delivery in a timely manner becomes another issue with third-part contractors since there are multiple points of production for each and every part, which the stand company has to wait for before assembly. Companies with their own manufacturing facilities bypass this problem entirely.
For example look at this complicated exhibition stand by Interroll there are so many integral parts that have gone into showcasing this exhibition. Imagine coordinating between multiple parties to do this, it would be a nightmare. An exhibition of this scale can only be pulled off by companies that have its own manufacturing unit which ensures easy cataloging and timely shipping of parts.
2: Will my exhibition graphics be made by freelancers or do you have an in-house team of designers?
Freelancers will never have a complete idea of your design brief. Freelance graphic designers handle several projects in multiple design mediums, so the intuition that comes with specialization will never be as refined. On the other hand an in-house exhibition designer has developed the expertise and insight to create stand designs that will elevate your brand and even go beyond to create a stunning stand.
3: Does your price package include services such as installation, dismantling, and logistics?
Being able to off-load these additional services will save your time and reduce costs immensely. This is especially convenient if you plan on getting a rental exhibition stand in Dubai.
As you gain experience in running exhibitions this list would eventually be tempered with your own experience. As an exercise to start you off; we would suggest you to drop by any exhibition, your selected exhibition company is handling, to get a clear assessment of their product quality.