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Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the sixth-most populated in the United States, with an estimated population of 1,567,872 according to census data. The city is known as a cultural anchor of the Delaware Valley, located along the lower Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, within the Northeast megalopolis.

William Penn, an English Quaker, founded the city in 1682. He established this to serve as the capital of the Pennsylvania Colony. Philadelphia played an instrumental role in the American Revolution as a meeting place for the Founding Fathers of the United States. Later they signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 at the Second Continental Congress.. Several other key events occurred in Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War including the First Continental Congress, the preservation of the Liberty Bell, the Battle of Germantown, and the Siege of Fort Mifflin. In the 19th century, Philadelphia became a major industrial center and a railroad hub in the northeast. The city grew from a large number of European immigrants, most of whom came from Ireland, Italy, and German. In the early 20th century, Philadelphia became a prime destination for African Americans during the Great Migration after the Civil War, as well as Puerto Ricans later on. The city’s population doubled from one million to two million people between 1890 and 1950 marking it one of the largest cities in the U.S.

The Philadelphia area’s many universities and colleges make it a top study destination, as the city has evolved into an educational and economic hub. The Philadelphia area had a gross domestic product of US$431 billion in 2016, the eighth-largest metropolitan economy in the United States. Philadelphia is the center of economic activity in Pennsylvania and is home to five Fortune 1000 companies. The Philadelphia skyline is expanding, with a market of almost 81,900 commercial properties in 2016, including several nationally prominent skyscrapers. Philadelphia has more outdoor sculptures and murals than any other American city. Fairmount Park, when combined with the adjacent Wissahickon Valley Park in the same watershed, is one of the largest contiguous urban park areas in the United States. The city is known for its arts, culture, and colonial history which attracted 42 million domestic tourists in 2016 who spent $6.8 billion, generating an estimated $11 billion in total economic impact in the city and surrounding four counties of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia has also emerged as a biotechnology hub.

Philadelphia is the birthplace of the United States Marine Corps, and is also the home of many U.S. firsts, including the first library (1731), hospital (1751), medical school (1765),national capital (1774), stock exchange (1790) zoo (1874) and business school (1881). Philadelphia contains 67 National Historic Landmarks and the World Heritage Site of Independence Hall. e city became a member of the Organization of World Heritage Cities in 2015, as the first World Heritage City in the United States.Overall, the city has stood as a cultural and historical statute.

The city is home to two major Convention Centers, the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City – Convention Center.


Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia, 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 Philadelphia, 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.

Major Shows in Philadelphia

Antique show, Black Beauty Expo, Hermes Expo, Comicon, Fit Expo, Health and Wellness Expo, Monster Jam, Philly Ski Travel Expo, International Great Beer Expo, Tri Rock, World Metro Rail Congress USA & Exhibition, Paper Doll Convention, Love Sick Expo, ASA Annual Meeting, Neca Convention and Trade Show, Filtration Internation Conference and Expo, Prego Expo, PA Foodservice Expo.


Trade Show Rentals and Other Services at Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia show rentals, sales, and other trade show support services.

5 Reasons to Exhibit in Philadelphia

-4th largest city in Northeast, the largest city in the state of Pennsylvania.

-Home to major fortune 500 companies such as Comcast, Dupont, Aramark, Lincoln National, Crown Holdings.

-Home to close to 2 million residents and with close to 5 million in the surrounding area.

-A major hub for telecommunication, shipping, and banking industry in the Northeast.

-Home to two major convention centers being the Pennsylvania Convention Center and Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City – Convention Center.



Booth Designs Top Show Tips For Beginners

Are you looking to attend a show in Las Vegas? 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 to the client interested to 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

Pennsylvania Convention Center

The Pennsylvania Convention Center is one of two locations to exhibit in the city. With 679,000 Square feet of exhibiting space,82 meeting rooms and largest ballroom in the northeast. The facility also offers 5 halls a cafe and an atrium. Additionally, the location is close to city hall, transportation hub and walking distance from the pier. The location also offers digital signage packages to further show your brand.

Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City – Convention Center

The Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City – Convention Center is the ideal location for a small scale meeting. With about 4,000 square feet the location is perfect for smaller events. The location also offers business service and lodging for multiple day events. The location is also within minutes walk of major transportation hubs, shopping and pier.


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

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