Dallas is a city in the U.S. state of Texas. It is the most populous city in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, which is the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States. The city’s population ranks ninth in the U.S. and third in Texas after Houston and San Antonio. The city’s prominence arose from its historical importance as a center for the oil and cotton industries, and its position along numerous railroad lines. The bulk of the city is in Dallas County, of which it is the county seat; however, sections of the city are in Collin, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties. According to the 2010 United States Census, the city had a population of 1,197,816. The United States Census Bureau’s estimate for the city’s population increased to 1,317,929 as of July 1, 2016.
Dallas is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. From 2010 to 2016, Dallas recorded the highest net domestic migration in the country, in excess of 300,000. Overall, the Dallas–Fort Worth metro area had the second largest population increase among metro areas in the U.S., which recorded a population of 7,233,323 as of July 1, 2016, an increase of 807,000 people since the 2010 census. Located in North Texas, Dallas is the main core of the largest metropolitan area in the South and the largest inland metropolitan area in the United States that lacks any navigable link to the sea.
Dallas and nearby Fort Worth were developed due to the construction of major railroad lines through the area allowing access to cotton, cattle, and later oil in North and East Texas. The construction of the Interstate Highway System reinforced Dallas’s prominence as a transportation hub with four major interstate highways converging in the city and a fifth interstate loop around it. Dallas developed as a strong industrial and financial center, and a major inland port, due to the convergence of major railroad lines, interstate highways, and the construction of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, one of the largest and busiest airports in the world.
Dallas is home to two major show exhibit halls. These being The Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center and the Dallas Market Hall.
Dallas Trade Show Display Rentals and Sales
At Booth Design Ideas we understand the needs of companies and organizations to stand out from all others. Branding, the practice of building a lifelong preference amongst consumers to choose and patronize your company, is of crucial importance. At trade shows, exhibits and conventions in Dallas, the ability to make an impression that will separate you from your competition is our goal. Booth Design Ideas provides the best physical representation of your brand possible.
In Dallas, as in other cities around the United States, we offer a full complement of trade show and convention services. We will work with you to create and design unique trade show and exposition booths, displays, and corporate spaces.
Whether you need us to deliver and set up existing structures, booths or company displays OR you need our help in designing amazing, eye-catching booths from scratch, Booth Design Ideas has the qualified teams of professionals to make your vision a reality.
Trade Shows in Dallas
The Rewards Conference and Exhibition Dallas, BOMA Dallas Superhero Trade Show, Dallas Retail Career Fair, TNA Coin Show, Orginal Sewing and Quilt Expo, Dallas Arms Collectors Gun and Knife Show, Beckett Show, Dallas Job Fair, Great American Scrapbook Convention and Exhibition, Dallas International Lighting Show, Data Center and Investment Conference and Expo, ILive Expo, Dealmaker Prospect and Property Expo, Financial Service Expo, Arlington Lula Row Expo, Dallas Bridal Show, Comicon, Dallas Western Market, Great Amerian Trucking Show, Sage Show
Trade Show Rentals and Other Services at Dallas Locations:
- Video Walls/Centers
- Custom Exhibits
- Rental Exhibits
- Portable Exhibits
- Installation and Break-Down
- Coordination Services
- Multi-Media Coordination and Management
- Graphic Design
- Project Management
- Large Format Printing
- Concierge Services
Contact us to learn more about Dallas trade show rentals, sales, and other trade show support services.
8 Reasons to Exhibit in Dallas
-Dallas is the second largest city in Texas, known for it’s financial and business reputation.
-Leads the country in the construction of apartment complexes and the number of single-family homes.
-Has been one of the fastest growing cities in the last ten years due to low taxes, and high levels of opportunity.
-A major hub for fortune 500 companies that include AT&T, Texas Instrument, Southwest Airlines, Jacob’s Engineering.
-Dallas boasts a strong economy with the largest number of shopping centers in the country.
-Home to largest and most expensive NFL team the Dallas Cowboys valued at 4.2 billion.
-Home to three other professional sports teams being the Rangers, Stars and Mavericks.
-Located within four hours of Houston, San Antonio, and Fort Worth all ranking as top 15 largest cities in the U.S.
Booth Designs Top Show Tips For Beginners
Are you looking to attend a show in Dallas? Not sure how to start or even begin to understand the design for a 20×20 or 30×30? Well, look no further! Here at Booth Design Ideas, we have compiled seven key ways to help you get started.
Budget Based on Usage
Budget, Budget, Budget we cant say it enough. When it comes to looking into buying or renting and exhibit the first step is always budget. From $10,000 to $60,000 it’s always important to know what you can spend on a particular product. Specifically, if you don’t plan on exhibiting at shows more than once per year. Too many times companies end up buying something that is way above whats needed, or far under expectations. Resulting in many customers being upset and wasting their companies money.
Creation of a timeline is by far the most importantly underrated factor for first-time exhibitors. For many first-timers, 8-6 months out is the ideal time to have your booth or exhibit built. Too many times companies attempt to rush production and result in a lackluster product. However, by following this timeline it allows for potential problems to be fixed and creates a better process for production. Additionally, the overall timeline for the actual show itself is key. For first time exhibitors, allowing extra time for set up is highly recommended. Its often possible that equipment is not there on time or the loading dock is backed up. Thus, allowing that extra couple of hours can go along way. In conclusion, timing will be a key factor in having an extremely successful exhibit.
This next tip might be simple but is something a majority forget when signing up for a show. Many first-time exhibitors believe that the bigger the show the more people and the bigger the ROI. However, this can be misleading and leave your 20×20 overshadowed by an 80×80 with all the bells and whistles. To understand how to be successful, find a show in which you stand out and have a large enough audience for good return. Attempting to go to big or too small can have negative outcomes.
This next tip may sound simple but is something that many people largely overlook. Placement of your booth within a show can either be the death or saving grace for many first time exhibitors. Which in turn is why it’s ideal to understand the sweet spots to place your exhibit at your first show. A great example of one of these “sweet spots” is typically on the corners of a row. That can allow you two entrance points for clients and fantastic walk by traffic. Another great option for placement is at an entrance or exit from the show. However, typically these locations are in high demand and difficult to get. Lastly and not often thought of, our locations near bathrooms or food areas. These areas provide great focus points where people are typically waiting and looking for distractions.
The next tip we at Booth Design Ideas believe is all about staffing for the show on labor and showtime. For many beginners understanding the labor can be very confusing based on location. From set up times to mandatory break times, labor workers can present a complex problem. Which is why we suggest that people do ample research and consulting before choosing a labor force. Additionally, staffing your booth is just as important at a show. From making sure you’re not over-staffed or under-staffed. Along with choosing the right people to present your product. Research done beforehand is key to having a successful show.
The next tip is something that varies with state or geographic location. This being the use of Trade Show Unions at your next show. For many first time exhibitors, it can be very confusing and labor unions have very strict policies on what you can and cannot do. One example is with booth set pre-show. Here many union workers are guaranteed mandatory breaks and times they can work. So understanding when those breaks are is key to maximizing your time and money. Finally, understand the additional loading and unloading rates that may come into factor for your show.
For your first show, it is important not to only be creative but to also create an active experience. Many exhibitors forget to look at the show from the consumers perspective and create a booth based on what they think is important. However, to really keep the client interested in your product you have to create a consumer experience. This can be done in a number of ways, from giveaways to interactive games and applications. Typically, the more creative the better chance they will remember you!
Major Conventions and Expo Locations
The Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center
Dallas is home to the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center. With over 2 million square feet and 1 million for exhibiting, this location provides the largest venue for tradeshows in the area. Additionally, the facility offers 65,000 feet of ballrooms, 3 rooms total which can be divided into four if need be. The Kay Bailey also offers 88 meeting rooms, 12 loading docks, and a helipad. Finally, the convention center offers 1,200 car parking garage and is located 7 miles from Dallas Love Airfield.
Dallas Market Hall
The Dallas Market Hall is another exhibiting location in the area. With 202,000 square feet of exhibiting space, banquet area and theater this location is great for smaller scale shows. The facility also offers an 11,000 space parking garage and ample loading docks for moving exhibiting materials quickly. The location also offers close proximity to hotel locations for longer events and is located just 10 minutes from Dallas Love Airfield. Overall, this location is great for medium to smaller sized shows within the area.
Contact us today to review your needs for trade show display purchase or trade show exhibit rentals for your next trade show in Dallas, TX. Come check us out!