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How Trade Show Booth Technology Led to a 500% Increase in Trade Show Exhibit Traffic

“It’s big, interactive, impactful, inviting, and fun!” A satisfied attendee in MHS’ 60’ x 100’ exhibit at MODEX 2020 excitedly summarized her experience.

The metrics showed she wasn’t alone – the exhibit had a 500% increase in traffic and generated almost 6X the number of leads from MHS’s previous show (Promat 2019). So how did they do it?

MHS Global Logo
Showcase of the Exhibitor Magazine Design Award Winning exhibit for MHS at the Modex Show. The exhibit features a 2 story environment surrounded by 6 interactive pods and a 14′ tall perimeter branding wall. The highlight attraction is over 120 Kinetic Lights suspended overhead, which move and change color to create images that showcase MHS branding and logistical solutions.

2020 was MHS’s first time exhibiting at MODEX.

The company wanted to make its presence known – both as a leader in the industry and physically on the show floor.

Putting on a Show in the Air will Drive Traffic from Near and Far

When attendees think back on MHS’s presence at MODEX, they think first of the massive overhead kinetic LED sculpture. 120 LED rods changed from red to white (MHS’s brand colors) and shifted into shapes representing the MHS brand and warehouse-related symbols. This kinetic sculpture created an attention-grabbing centerpiece visible from all areas of the hall and acted as a beacon that drew curious attendees towards the space.

Once attendees entered the space, the bright LED lights provided a stark contrast to the rest of the mostly black exhibit, creating a dynamic energy in the trade show booth.

The company’s objectives were to increase brand awareness and to educate attendees on the newly defined “pillars” that encapsulate MHS’s disciplines.

To achieve these goals, EDE teamed up with our AV partner Stamm Technologies to create several experiential technology activations. The trade show booth technology we used brought MHS to life and made them a must-see on the trade show floor. Most importantly, we created personalized experiences to educate attendees on MHS’s core business functions in a memorable way.

MHS trade show booth showing the research and development process

Leave Lasting Memories with Educational Tech Experiences

With so much information to share with attendees, MHS strategically developed unique technology solutions for each of their six pillars of business. These tech experiences increased engagement and education among attendees and led to increased dwell time. Here’s a recap of the technology used:

All the Places You’ll Go:

In the MHS Global pillar area, an interactive LED wall displayed a map of MHS locations around the world. Attendees engaged with a 55” touchscreen table to select a location, which triggered a video on the LED wall. The webpage and contact information for that location then popped up on a 32” monitor, also embedded in the table.

Using a Street Hustler’s Game to Show a Robot’s Tricks:

In the Research & Development pillar, attendees played this custom shell game at one of four stations. The MHS logo was “hidden” in one of three boxes and then shuffled around. If attendees chose the correct box, one of MHS’s AMR robots wheeled out to the attendee to deliver a branded prize. This engagement showcased the efficiency of the AMR robot and incorporated giveaways in a more meaningful way.

Come for the Drinks and Leave with a Strong Connection:

What better way to show off how MHS can customize their software & controls than tying it to a custom beverage for every attendee! Attendees created coffee drinks throughout the day and cocktails during happy hour. Monitors prompted attendees to enter their name and then took them through the steps of beverage customization. Once ordered, the drink ticket was sent to a printer at the bar to be prepared by a barista or bartender.

The trade show booth technology in the remaining three pillar areas included:

  • A wall of monitors played content in sync and highlighted MHS’s Lifecycle Performance Services
  • Three touchscreen kiosks with large displays showcased Distribution & Fulfillment
  • Transparent monitors, controlled by an iPad, featured New Products
MHS trade show booth with a large world map
MHS Trade Show display

We designed Ferrara’s 50’ x 100’ exhibit for Sweets & Snacks Expo so that every element of this booth was personalized to drive results.

The main features of the booth were a massive 70’ wide curved LED header, a 40’ curved interactive wall, a circular and modular hologram-filled product display grid, a 40’ curved interactive wall, and translucent LED’s to draw attendees to the latest and greatest product innovations.

End-to-End Exhibit Services From Ideation to Installation — Our Scope

Custom Design

Fabrication

Attendee Journey

Experiential Technology

Video Production

Sponsorship Design + Installation

Shipping + Logistics

Installation + Dismantle

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