Modular Displays
Modular Displays

Modular displays are designed for large exhibit spaces and may include complex structures that are reconfigurable and resizeable for use in varying spaces. As the word “modular” implies, these flexible displays can be resized based on the expo for use as a 10′ x 20′ booth, 20′ x 20′ booth, or other booth sizes, covering all of your trade show needs.

Modular displays for larger booth spaces may require additional show staff for increased setup and takedown time. Modular displays are typically (but not always) used in spaces larger than 10′ x 10′. The primary difference between a modular display and a portable display is that a modular requires more than one person to set up. They may require additional tools or have special shipping requirements compared to portable booth displays.

Examples of modular displays include re-sizeable displays, kiosks and rental modular displays. Modular booths may also include shelves, closets, enclosed meeting spaces, tablet stands, iPad stands, monitor stands, counters, podiums and more. To make a significant impression on a crowded show floor, modular displays are the perfect option for elaborate 20′ x 20′ or larger booth spaces.

There are many different reputable manufacturers of modular booth display hardware, enabling you to achieve a balance between your budgetary requirements and display needs. Some of the best modular booth manufacturers include Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, Classic Exhibits and Eco-Systems Sustainable Exhibits.

Selecting a Modular Display

The following is a list of questions to consider when choosing a modular display for use at trade shows, events, and exhibits. Because every event is different, it’s important for novice exhibitors to consult with a trade show expert when investing in a booth to ensure you don’t run into problems later, and to ensure you make the most of your trade show booth investment.

  • Size – What is the size of your booth? Are there different sized booth spaces you intend to use the booth for in the future?
  • Setup – What is your experience level as a show exhibitor? Who will be setting up the display? Are custom tools or electricity required? How easy is setup/takedown?
  • Budget – What is your budget range? Is renting a booth more suited to your needs than buying a booth?
  • Durability & longevity – How many shows is the display needed for?
  • Features & Accessories – Are there specific features required? For example, does the booth need easily changeable graphics, structural strength to display physical products, lighting, hanging signs, podiums or reception counter(s), private meeting space, closets, furniture, A/V display monitors, etc.
  • Ease of transport & weight – Does the display need to be lightweight and easy to carry? Checked in on a plane? Fit in a car trunk? Shippable by UPS or FedEx?
  • Limitations – Does the booth comply with show requirements? For example, height x width, electricity needs, etc.