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Richmond is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. It is the center of the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and the Greater Richmond Region. It was incorporated in 1742, and has been an independent city since 1871.

As of the 2010 census, the population was 204,214; in 2016, the population was estimated to be 223,170, the fourth-most populous city in Virginia. The Richmond Metropolitan Area has a population of 1,260,029, the third-most populous metro in the state.

Richmond is located at the fall line of the James River, 44 miles (71 km) west of Williamsburg, 66 miles (106 km) east of Charlottesville, and 98 miles (158 km) south of Washington, D.C. Surrounded by Henrico and Chesterfield counties, the city is located at the intersections of Interstate 95 and Interstate 64, and encircled by Interstate 295 and Virginia State Route 288. Major suburbs include Midlothian to the southwest, Chesterfield to the south, Varina to the southeast, Sandston to the east, Glen Allen to the north and west, Short Pump to the west and Mechanicsville to the northeast.

The site of Richmond had been an important village of the Powhatan Confederacy, and was briefly settled by English colonists from Jamestown in 1609, and in 1610–1611. The present city of Richmond was founded in 1737. It became the capital of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia in 1780, replacing Williamsburg. During the Revolutionary War period, several notable events occurred in the city, including Patrick Henry’s “Give me liberty or give me death” speech in 1775 at St. John’s Church, and the passage of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom written by Thomas Jefferson. During the American Civil War, Richmond served as the second and permanent capital of the Confederate States of America. The city entered the 20th century with one of the world’s first successful electric streetcar systems. The Jackson Ward neighborhood is a national hub of African-American commerce and culture.

Richmond’s economy is primarily driven by law, finance, and government, with federal, state, and local governmental agencies, as well as notable legal and banking firms, located in the downtown area. The city is home to both the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, one of 13 United States courts of appeals, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, one of 12 Federal Reserve Banks. Dominion Resources and WestRock, Fortune 500 companies, are headquartered in the city, with others in the metropolitan area.

 

Richmond is home to one of the largest convention centers on the east coast, known as the Richmond Convention Center and is the premier location.

 

Richmond 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.

In Richmond, 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 Richmond

National Civil War and Antique Show, Richmond Wedding Expo, Intergalactic Beed and Jewelry Show Richmond, StampShow APS National Convention, and Expo, Virginia Outdoor Sportsman Show, Virginia Gun Show, Wedding Experience, Mid Atlantic C Store Expo, Richmond Running Festival and Fitness Expo, Engineering Internship and Career Fair,  VAA Asphalt and Conference and Expo, Richmond Zine Fest, Virginia Natural Beauty Mega Expo, Richmond Home Show, Black Beauty Expo, VA Comicon, Anthem Richmond Marathon Expo, Craft and Design Show.

 

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

8 Reasons to Exhibit in Richmond

– Richmond is home to the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia and third largest city in the state.

-The city is known for being a large center for law and finance, with the multiple Court of Appeal locations and Federal Banks.

-Home to many fortune 500 companies that include Dominion Resources, CarMax, Genworth Financial, WestRock and Performance Food Group.

-The city has major historical value and played an essential role in both the civil and revolutionary wars.

-The city is home to some major university’s that included Virginia Common Wealth, University of Virginia and Virginia College.

-Richmond is home to a few minor league sports teams that include the Richmond Kickers and Richmond Flying Squirrels.

-Richmond is also known as a major transportation hub with I-95 running directly through the city and Richmond International Airport located within city limits.

-Has a fast developing Bio-Technology industry that has grown rapidly since the early 2000’s.

 

 

Booth Designs Top Show Tips For Beginners

Are you looking to attend a show in Richmond? 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.

Timeline 

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.

Placement 

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.

Staffing 

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.

Unions 

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 giveaways to interactive games and applications. Typically, the more creative the better chance they will remember you!

 

Major Conventions and Expo Locations

Greater Richmond Convention Center

The Greater Richmond Convention Center  is the premier tradeshow and exhibit center in the area. Broken into three major exhibit halls the center provides over 700,000 square feet of exhibit spacing. The facility also offers 32 full sized meeting rooms and full-sized lecture hall. Additionally, the facility is located within close proximity to the downtown area and within transportation hubs. Finally,  the facility offers multiple major parking garages and four major hotels within the area. Overall, this facility is great for any sized show!

 

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

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