Monthly Archives: April 2016

Wall Graphics for Exhibition Display Walls

We all know that first impressions count, and never more so than in a crowded exhibition hall. So how can you make sure that you stand out and that your booth makes an impact?

One of the most important features of an exhibition stand are the graphics, because people are always attracted to what they see. Choosing your graphics is not always an easy decision but it is crucial that you understand the differences and select one that is right for you.

There are four different ways to create graphics for your exhibition display walls. Let’s take a look at each option:

FABRIC DISPLAY WALL

A fabric display wall consists of a single, one piece fabric graphic along each section of wall in your booth. It has Velcro stitched onto the rear side so it is very easy to attach, and because the entire graphic is in one piece there are no seams or joins. This type of graphic does rely on you getting a wall at your venue.

ADVANTAGES:

Easy to assemble

No seams or joins

Easy to transport

Low light reflection

High quality graphics

fabric display wall

LAMINATED DISPLAY BOARDS

Folding laminated display boards are generally created in 1 metre-wide sections and fold into thirds for easy transportation. They mount to walls easily with the use of Velcro. The graphics are trimmed so that they line up perfectly to create a great overall effect, even though the graphics are in segments.

ADVANTAGES:

Easy to assemble

Photographic quality graphics

Good portability

Graphics 2 Go - folding laminated panels (5)

ROLL UP DISPLAY BOARDS

These roll up boards are very similar to the laminated boards but instead of being folded they are rolled. They are also created in 1 metre-wide sections and mounted with Velcro. They have a magnetic edging on the side of each panel which enables the boards to neatly connect to each other to create a seamless finish. These types of boards are a little less popular these days as they are more cumbersome to work with and have been superseded by other solutions.

ADVANTAGES

High quality graphics

Good portability

Graphics 2 Go - folding panels

BYO DISPLAY WALL 

Last but by no means least is our “BYO Pop Up Display Wall” and yes it does literally mean that you bring your own portable light weight wall to the exhibition. No more worrying about what type of wall is at the exhibition venue.  We will supply you with a graphic display wall that is self supporting. This type of wall can be used as a backdrop stand or display wall. It’s free-standing and can be placed in front of your booth wall or it can actually attach to the wall behind.

ADVANTAGES

Dye sublimated fabric graphic

Easy to assemble

No seams or joins

Easy to transport (it even comes in it’s own carry bag)

Low light reflection

Versatile and multi use

Display Wall - Displays2Go

So, now that you have read all this information we hope you are more aware of the options that are available to you and able to make an informed decision about which option is best for you. However, if it’s all still a bit of a minefield for you – don’t worry, just give us a call and one of our friendly and experienced sales team members can help you. We even have a showroom which you are more than welcome to visit and we can show you the options.

International Convention Centre (ICC) – Sydney

ICC - DISPLAYS 2 GO

Source: iccsydney.com.au

The construction of the new International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC) at Darling Harbour is well under way and is expected to open its doors to the public in December. Not only will the centre be used for conventions and exhibitions, it will also be home to Australia’s largest ballroom and an innovative fan-shaped theatre that will seat 8000 people.

The ICC will be a world class venue consisting of 5 levels. The convention centre alone will hold three fully separated, self-sufficient, concurrent events that can accommodate a total of 4300 delegates.

But what we are most excited about is the exhibition space, with its seven halls, 10.5 metre ceilings, 20kPa floor loading and 9 metre x 9 metre rigging grid. The internal space is mind boggling, with a total of 35,000sqm separated over two levels. A further 2,411sqm of boutique style exhibition space, called The Gallery, will be located on level two, and there will also be a 5,000sqm open air event deck which includes a 1,000sqm outdoor lounge and bar area.  Wow!

ICC Exhibition Floorplan - Displays 2 Go Blog

Source: iccsydney.com.au

With all this potential we find it hard to see why some people are still mourning the loss of the old Sydney Exhibition centre. The ICC chief executive Geoff Donagh said he has no regrets; ”The old centre served Sydney really well but the majority of it was 30 years old. It was the first centre that was built in Australia but technology, the needs of the market, and just the realisation of the importance of business events, not just to the economy, but to a city’s reputation as well meant it was time [for a new centre].”

Although the ICC is due to be finished by the end of the year, the whole redevelopment project of 20 hectares in Darling Harbour is not due to be finished until 2019. However, this has not affected bookings and the centre has already got 50 exhibitions locked in and another 40 international conventions for 2017.

We think this precinct will prove to be one of the great jewels in Sydney’s crown, and it will be embraced as one of our great attractions.  If NSW Premier Mike Baird is right, the convention centre has the potential to attract a “world cup of economic activity,” and that’s got to be good for business whichever way you look at it.

Phil Hine is the General Manager at Displays 2 Go Australia’s leading manufacturer of exhibition display stands, in-store demonstration and sampling equipment.