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New Jersey is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the Northeastern United States. It is a peninsula, bordered on the north and east by the state of New York; on the east, southeast, and south by the Atlantic Ocean; on the west by the Delaware River and Pennsylvania; and on the southwest by the Delaware Bay and Delaware. New Jersey is the fourth-smallest state by area but the 11th-most populous, with 9 million residents as of 2017, and the most densely populated of the 50 U.S. states. New Jersey lies entirely within the combined statistical areas of New York City and Philadelphia and is the third-wealthiest state by median household income as of 2016.

New Jersey was inhabited by Native Americans for more than 2,800 years, with historical tribes such as the Lenape along the coast. In the early 17th century, the Dutch and the Swedes made the first European settlements in the state. The English later seized control of the region, naming it the Province of New Jersey after the largest of the Channel Islands, Jersey, and granting it as a colony to Sir George Carteret and John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton. New Jersey was the site of several decisive battles during the American Revolutionary War in the 18th century.

In the 19th century, factories in cities (known as the “Big Six), Camden, Paterson, Newark, Trenton, Jersey City, and Elizabeth helped to drive the Industrial Revolution. New Jersey’s geographic location at the center of the Northeast megalopolis, between Boston and New York City to the northeast, and Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., to the southwest, fueled its rapid growth through the process of suburbanization in the second half of the 20th century. In the first decades of the 21st century, this suburbanization began reverting with the consolidation of New Jersey’s culturally diverse populace toward more urban settings within the state, with towns home to commuter rail stations outpacing the population growth of more automobile-oriented suburbs since 2008.

New Jersey is home to two major show exhibit halls. These being Meadowlands Exposition CenterAtlantic City Convention Center and New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center.

New Jersey 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 Jersey, 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 through our partner, Metro Exhibits.

In New Jersey, 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 New Jersey

The NJAA Conference and Expo, AnimeNext, Expo East, Police Security Expo, Lawn and Garden Show, Import Expo, Atlantic Coast Veterinary Expo, Garden State SHRM State Council Annual Conference, Pizza and Pasta Northeast Expo, Pool and Spa Show, Mark Kay Expo, Imprint Sportswear Show, Atlantic Bakery Expo, Atlantic City Boat Show, Conquerors National Youth Convention, World Dog Expo, Metro NY Footwear & Apparel Show, NFBS Beauty Expo, NJ Threshold Brand Expo, Outlander Convention, NBM Show, Supernmaternal Expo, NJ VegFest.

Trade Show Rentals and Other Services at New Jersey Locations:

  • Lighting
  • Kiosks
  • Video Walls/Centers
  • Custom Exhibits
  • Rental Exhibits
  • Portable Exhibits
  • Shipping
  • Installation and Break-Down
  • Coordination Services
  • Multi-Media Coordination and Management
  • Graphic Design
  • Project Management
  • Fabrication
  • Large Format Printing
  • Warehousing
  • Concierge Services

Contact us to learn more about New Jersey trade show rentals, sales, and other trade show support services.

8 Reasons to Exhibit in New Jersey

– New Jersey is the third wealthiest state and most densely populated in the U.S.

-Located between the two major cities of New York and Philadelphia being the two largest on the east coast.

-A major hub for transportation and shipping through joint NY/NJ port authority being the busiest in the U.S.

-Brings in 98 million people per year in beach tourism from Long Branch to Cape May.

-States main economy is based in finance and pharmaceutical and telecommunication industries.

-The southern portion of the state brings in some of the highest amounts of blueberries, cranberries, spinach, and peaches in the U.S.

-The state hosts over 24 fortune 500 companies and presents a highly educated workforce.

-The state boasts 43 billion in tourism industry yearly through proximity to major cities and shoreline.

Booth Designs Top Show Tips For Beginners

Are you looking to attend a show in New Jersey? 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.

Show Size 

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.

Consumer Experience

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 great a great brand strategy, digital strategy,  giveaways to interactive games and applications. We suggest also building a pre-show strategy, using SEO, email, and digital marketing to get people to your exhibit. Typically, the more creative the better chance they will remember you!

Major Conventions and Expo Locations

Meadowlands Exposition Center  

Jersey is home to the Meadowlands Exposition Center located just outside NYC. With 61,000 square feet of exhibit space and 20ft ceilings, this location offers an ideal for expo’s and shows. Additionally, this location offers 3,500 square feet of meeting space and fully carpeted flooring. The location also allows for direct NJ transit access and is located just five miles from Manhattan. Finally, the location is within minutes of both Newark and Teterboro Airport.

Atlantic City Convention Center 

The Atlantic City Convention Center is located right inside Atlantic City limits. With 500,000 square feet of exhibit space occupying 13 acres of land, this location offers a wealth of options. From 5 exhibit halls and 45 meeting rooms available, the convention center holds some of the largest shows in the tristate area. Furthermore, the location has focused on major steps to become a greener facility and boast high levels of energy conservation and recycling.

New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center 

The New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center is located in Edison, NJ. With 155,000 square feet of exhibit with 14,500 of that being committed to both meeting and multi-room usage. This location is ideal for smaller shows within the North Jersey area.

Contact us today to review your needs for trade show display purchase or trade show exhibit rentals for your next trade show in New Jersey. Come check us out!

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