Exhibit Concepts


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Experts in the Design, Production, and Management of Branded Environments Exhibit Concepts, Inc is full of creative and passionate people dedicated to providing unique solutions and excellent customer experiences. We are an award-winning event marketing agency that designs and produces branded environments, including domestic and international tradeshows, museums, executive briefing centers, corporate interiors, vehicle marketing and tours, experiential and interactive engagements, creative and design services, and program management. We are passionate about providing custom brand experiences which create unique connections between our clients and their customers. If you want to expand your face-to-face marketing initiatives, connect with us today. Facts about Exhibit Concepts: • Awarded in 2017 (5th consecutive year) with Event Marketer magazine’s FAB 50 nomination as a Best Exhibit Designers and Producers in the US • Named a 2017/2018 Best Place to Work in Events • Industry-leading creative solutions and services for over 39 years • Office locations and full-service production facilities in Chicago, IL and Dayton, OH • Offer a large inventory of custom exhibit rental solutions • One of the largest WBENC-certified companies in the industry committed to supporting our clients • Granted admittance as a Supplier Member to the exclusive and prestigious Association of Briefing Program Managers (ABPM)  • Received the Exhibit Designers + Producers Association (EDPA) RFP Certification, equivalent to the “Good Housekeeping Seal,” that recognizes exhibit organizations on the basis of business integrity, capabilities, and operational practices 

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700 Crossroads Court
Dayton, Ohio 45377
United States

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  • Exhibits
  • Events
  • Environments
  • Mobile Vehicle Tours
  • Experiential
  • Museums

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Top 11 Trade Show Trends to Watch for in 2020

Top 11 Trade Show Trends to Watch for in 2020

Each year, trends change in the event marketing industry. These are the top 11 trends that will impact the trade show industry in 2020.

Trade Show Industry Anatomy: Who are the Key Players?

Trade Show Industry Anatomy: Who are the Key Players?

The trade show industry is divided into five groups. In this blog, we’ll define each key player, their functions, and the associations that support them.

Three Inspiring Stories from EXHIBITOR CTSM Candidates That Will Tug at the Heartstrings

Three Inspiring Stories from EXHIBITOR CTSM Candidates That Will Tug at the Heartstrings

Exhibit Concepts was able to hear inspiring stories from three attendees at the 2019 Atlanta FastTrak conference, hosted by EXHIBITOR Magazine.

How to Promote Your Trade Show Presence on Social Media

How to Promote Your Trade Show Presence on Social Media

Promoting your trade show presence on social media will enhance your trade show marketing efforts. Here's how to do it effectively.

How to Get the Best Responses from a Museum Exhibit Fabricator in an RFP

How to Get the Best Responses from a Museum Exhibit Fabricator in an RFP

Is your museum seeking competitive bids for an exhibit? Here's how to craft an RFP that will garner the best responses from exhibit fabrication companies.

Theming, Costumes, and Celebrity Guests: How to Create a Complete Trade Show Experience

Theming, Costumes, and Celebrity Guests: How to Create a Complete Trade Show Experience

Trade shows are all about the memorable experiences you create. Here are four complete experiences our clients created that won the hearts of attendees.

Need Design Inspiration? 6 Jaw-Dropping, Award-Winning Trade Show Booths

Need Design Inspiration? 6 Jaw-Dropping, Award-Winning Trade Show Booths

Need trade show booth design inspiration? These five award-winning booths will help you get inspired for your next trade show attendee experience.

How Long-Term Partnership Benefits Exhibit Concepts’ Museum Clients

How Long-Term Partnership Benefits Exhibit Concepts’ Museum Clients

There are advantages to sticking with one exhibit house rather than going to bid. Here's how long-term partnership benefits Exhibit Concepts' clients.

How Long-Term Partnership Benefits Exhibit Concepts’ Museum Clients

How Long-Term Partnership Benefits Exhibit Concepts’ Museum Clients

There are advantages to sticking with one exhibit house rather than going to bid. Here's how long-term partnership benefits Exhibit Concepts' clients.

Exhibit Concepts’ Sponsoring, Leadership Team Speaking at EXHIBITORFastTrak in Atlanta, GA

Exhibit Concepts’ Sponsoring, Leadership Team Speaking at EXHIBITORFastTrak in Atlanta, GA

Exhibit Concepts is the Official Sponsor of EXHIBITORFastTrak Atlanta, which will be held November 5th-8th at the Twelve Downtown, Autograph Collection.

Holy Toledo! How AccessData’s 10x10 Booth won in a Big Way at ILTACON 2019

Holy Toledo! How AccessData’s 10x10 Booth won in a Big Way at ILTACON 2019

When ILTACON announced its 2019 Classic TV theme, AccessData came up with a M*A*S*H themed booth that won the hearts of attendees across the hall.

Case Study: How Omron Exceeded Their Goals at CES in 2018, 2019

Case Study: How Omron Exceeded Their Goals at CES in 2018, 2019

A solid partnership with Exhibit Concepts and a firm set of goals is what blew Omron's competition out of the water at CES in 2018 and 2019.

Museum Exhibits: Why Budget Shouldn’t be the Deciding Factor when Selecting an Exhibit Fabricator

Museum Exhibits: Why Budget Shouldn’t be the Deciding Factor when Selecting an Exhibit Fabricator

When choosing an exhibit house, budget shouldn’t be the only consideration. In this blog, we explore what to consider before selecting a partner.

Exhibit Concepts, Official Sponsor of EXHIBITORFastTrak Atlanta, Hosts All-Access Pass Giveaway

Exhibit Concepts, Official Sponsor of EXHIBITORFastTrak Atlanta, Hosts All-Access Pass Giveaway

Exhibit Concepts is giving away one All-Access pass to professionals interested in attending the EXHIBITORFastTrak conference in Atlanta, GA.

Trade Show Etiquette 101: Tips for Working a Booth (Part Two)

Trade Show Etiquette 101: Tips for Working a Booth (Part Two)

Presentation is everything at a trade show. In our 2nd installment on trade show etiquette, we give booth staffers 4 tips to keep in mind as they work.

Trade Show Etiquette 101: Tips for Working a Booth (Part One)

Trade Show Etiquette 101: Tips for Working a Booth (Part One)

When it comes to trade shows, making a lasting impression is crucial. In part one, we give 4 booth etiquette tips to keep in mind as you work.

How Utilizing Modular and Rental Components Creates Cost Efficiencies

How Utilizing Modular and Rental Components Creates Cost Efficiencies

LG Air Conditioning Technologies USA's booth for AHR 2019 used modular and rental components that resulted in a cost-effective design.

Exhibit Concepts Showcases Work with Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, Mosaic Templars at AAAM 2019

Exhibit Concepts Showcases Work with Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, Mosaic Templars at AAAM 2019

Our Museum Sales Team attended the 2019 AAAM Conference to showcase their work with the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and the Mosaic Templars.

Trade Show Trends 2019: Mid-Year Edition

Trade Show Trends 2019: Mid-Year Edition

Earlier in the year, we predicted what attendees might see on the trade show floor in 2019. We spotted 6 more trends that exhibitors should keep an eye on.

6 Innovative Trade Show Technology Solutions

6 Innovative Trade Show Technology Solutions

Your company doesn't need to be in the tech realm to incorporate it into your exhibit. Here are six ways our clients used technology to draw a crowd.

Exhibit Concepts Names Daniel Arnold Project Management Director

Exhibit Concepts Names Daniel Arnold Project Management Director

Exhibit Concepts, INC. (ECI) has named Daniel Arnold, Project Management Director.

Exhibiting Internationally? 8 Travel Tips for First Time International Travelers

Exhibiting Internationally? 8 Travel Tips for First Time International Travelers

When travelling internationally for a trade show, it can be a stressful experience. These 8 safety and preparedness tips will bring you peace of mind.

4 Award-Winning Museums You Must Check Out

4 Award-Winning Museums You Must Check Out

Whether you live near or are traveling nearby, these four award-winning museums tell powerful stories that are worth a visit.

The Qualities to Look for When Partnering with an Exhibit House

The Qualities to Look for When Partnering with an Exhibit House

Your exhibit house should act as an extension of your team. Here are some key qualities to look for in an exhibit partner.

Girl Power: 4 Women-Owned Businesses that Inspired Us at WBENC 2019

Girl Power: 4 Women-Owned Businesses that Inspired Us at WBENC 2019

When walking the show floor at WBENC 2019, I visited with several inspiring women-owned businesses. These are their stories.

6 Storytelling and Brand Continuity Tips for Trade Shows from Museum Experts

6 Storytelling and Brand Continuity Tips for Trade Shows from Museum Experts

Museums are experts in storytelling. From their playbook, you can learn from their approach and apply “museum planning” theory to your next event.

Trade Show Measurement: Key Metrics for Success

Trade Show Measurement: Key Metrics for Success

From lead data to web analytics, familiarizing yourself with these key trade show metrics and formulas will help you evaluate success and where to improve.

Why Your Exhibit House's Account Management Team and Processes Matter

Why Your Exhibit House's Account Management Team and Processes Matter

When choosing an exhibit house, it's easy to just put focus on creativity. This is how processes and partnership affect the success of your booth.

Airstream Alumapalooza: Taking Design Research a Step Further

Airstream Alumapalooza: Taking Design Research a Step Further

Exhibit Concepts visited Airstream's Alumapalooza 2019 to prepare to tell Airstream's story for their Heritage Center, coming in 2020.

Exhibit Concepts Names Masten Worley Sales Director

Exhibit Concepts Names Masten Worley Sales Director

Exhibit Concepts, Inc. (ECI) has named Masten Worley Sales Director.

Exhibit Concepts’ Leadership Attends Exhibitions Day 2019 in Washington, D.C.

Exhibit Concepts’ Leadership Attends Exhibitions Day 2019 in Washington, D.C.

From June 4th-5th, Exhibit Concepts’ leadership are advocating for the event industry on Capitol Hill at Exhibitions Day 2019.

Can In-Booth Presentations Draw a Crowd?

Can In-Booth Presentations Draw a Crowd?

How can your business draw the right leads at a trade show? Here's how to plan perfect in-booth presentations that will leave a lasting impression.

How a Strong Discovery Process Delivered “Thrilling” Booth Design

How a Strong Discovery Process Delivered “Thrilling” Booth Design

When Exhibit Concepts began working with LG on a new trade show booth, a strong discovery process led to a unique design for the AHR Expo.

ECI Employees Finish Oklahoma City Memorial Half Marathon

ECI Employees Finish Oklahoma City Memorial Half Marathon

On April 28, 2019 runners toed the line for the 19th annual Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon. Exhibit Concepts sponsored eight employees to participate.

How to Manage a Trade Show New Build

How to Manage a Trade Show New Build

You don't have to manage a trade show build alone. Finding the right exhibit house to partner with will ensure a successful project in the end.

RCS Wins “Future Best of Show” at NAB 2019

RCS Wins “Future Best of Show” at NAB 2019

At NAB 2019, RCS Sound Software was awarded "Future Best of Show". Their minimalistic booth design allowed the award-winning Zetta Cloud Solution to shine.

Omron ranks on EXHIBITOR Magazine's Best of CES list

Omron ranks on EXHIBITOR Magazine's Best of CES list

Exhibit Concept's client Omron ranked on EXHIBITOR Magazine's Best of CES list for the second consecutive year.

How to Incorporate the Five Senses into your Booth Experience

How to Incorporate the Five Senses into your Booth Experience

Leaving a lasting impression at your trade show booth is important. Here is how our clients appealed to the five senses and increased engagement.

Exhibit Concepts Receives “Small Business of the Year” Award from DOE

Exhibit Concepts Receives “Small Business of the Year” Award from DOE

Exhibit Concepts was presented the 2018 "Small Business of the Year" award from the DOE for their work with the American Museum of Science and Energy.

Community Treasures: Why Museums are Important

Community Treasures: Why Museums are Important

The progression and preservation of society depends on our museums. They tell our stories, conduct research, and inspire social change in our communities.

What's More Important: Architecture or Engagement?

What's More Important: Architecture or Engagement?

There was a time in the events and trade show industry when 3D architecture was king. One of our Account Executives refers to this time as the “Workstation Era.” Back then, he says, the most important piece of design information was to know how many

Design Makes the Difference

Design Makes the Difference

A trade show booth is a reflection of the company and the brand. The architecture, the graphics, and the finishes, all come together in the convention hall to provide the backdrop for a memorable attendee experience.

The Trade Show Program RFP Template

The Trade Show Program RFP Template

The Trade Show Program RFP Template is best for larger companies who attend multiple shows a year (commonly referred to as a program) and have extensive requirements for their exhibit house. This comprehensive template covers all aspects of business

The Trade Show Program RFP Template

The Trade Show Program RFP Template

The Trade Show Program RFP Template is best for larger companies who attend multiple shows a year (commonly referred to as a program) and have extensive requirements for their exhibit house. This comprehensive template covers all aspects of business

Get Your Free Creative Brief Template

Get Your Free Creative Brief Template

When it comes to attending a trade show, it's crucial to plan ahead. This means thinking through every detail of the show and your presence there.

4 Ways to Captivate a Trade Show Audience

4 Ways to Captivate a Trade Show Audience

It’s true: drawing a crowd is a key component of a successful trade show. Attracting the masses is a great way to ensure your message is delivered to many people, but it’s also important to have a plan that gets that message to the right people.

Exhibit Concepts Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Exhibit Concepts Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Since 1978, Exhibit Concepts has worked to support our customers. Our company is full of creative, passionate, and curious problem solvers who blend research, experimentation, and expertise to shape innovative solutions and unique visitor experiences

Common Mistakes Made by International Exhibitors: Implementation (4 of 4)

Common Mistakes Made by International Exhibitors: Implementation (4 of 4)

When it comes to exhibiting internationally, it is important to prepare for all potential issues in order to avoid common mistakes in implementation.

How to Evaluate Your Event Marketing Program

How to Evaluate Your Event Marketing Program

Regardless of your program's goals, the first step is to document quantifiable objectives. Be as specific as possible and base your objectives on historic, real information.

The Power of Engagement in Face-to-Face Marketing

The Power of Engagement in Face-to-Face Marketing

Face-to-face marketing is all about creating a compelling, impactful experience for your visitor. It should be one that is memorable, on-brand and motivates the desired engagement with your company.

The Best Way to Stand Out at a Trade Show

The Best Way to Stand Out at a Trade Show

With over 2,400 exhibitors, 115,000+ attendees, and nearly 1.5 million square feet of space, it’s safe to say the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) is a very busy place.

Why Face-to-Face Marketing Needs Buyer Personas

Why Face-to-Face Marketing Needs Buyer Personas

The concept of buyer personas has only been defined since 2002. The practice of building a model representation of a typical buyer, defining their goals, understanding what drives their behavior, and how, when and why they buy is an incredibly...

Why Exhibit House Partnership Matters: The Scot Forge Story

Why Exhibit House Partnership Matters: The Scot Forge Story

Two years ago, Scot Forge was on an important mission: they needed to breathe new life into their trade show marketing program. What shows should they attend? How could they get a good return on their investment?

Why Creativity Matters: The HIWIN Story

Why Creativity Matters: The HIWIN Story

We believe creativity isn’t just delivering fresh, innovative ideas to clients. It goes much deeper than that, into the realm of understanding (and anticipating) their needs, interpreting the vision, and offering solutions along the way.

Want a Winning Trade Show Strategy? Try Start, Stop, Continue

Want a Winning Trade Show Strategy? Try Start, Stop, Continue

You just wrapped a successful trade show event. You are back in your office. All your leads have been distributed to the sales team. You are reconciling final invoices against your budget. But before you’ve had a chance to gather feedback from...

VIDEO: How a Customer Experience Center Comes to Life

VIDEO: How a Customer Experience Center Comes to Life

Vertiv, located in Columbus, Ohio, approached Exhibit Concepts with a specific need: they wanted to transform an existing 1,975 square foot space into a Customer Experience Center. The Center needed to showcase the company’s breadth and depth of...

Trade Show Tips: How to Choose the Best Exhibit Space

Trade Show Tips: How to Choose the Best Exhibit Space

You’ve decided that investing in face-to-face marketing will achieve your brand awareness and lead generation goals, now it’s time to get down to the business of creating a plan.

Top 5 Trade Show Trends for 2017

Top 5 Trade Show Trends for 2017

If there is one constant in the trade show industry, it is this: there is always some new development or trend emerging. As the new year is well underway, I’m excited for another great year of innovation in the trade show industry. Here are five...

The Vertiv Trade Show Progam: an End-to-End Solution

The Vertiv Trade Show Progam: an End-to-End Solution

When the new Vertiv brand was unveiled to customers, it was crucial for the change to feel cohesive across all touchpoints.

Packing It In: Why Crates Can Make or Break Your Trade Show

Packing It In: Why Crates Can Make or Break Your Trade Show

At Exhibit Concepts, this has become somewhat of an unofficial motto around our offices. After 39 years in the trade show, commercial interior, and museum industry, we know all too well that every project and each client is unique. When it comes...

Millennials vs Everyone Else: Can't We All Just Get Along?

Millennials vs Everyone Else: Can't We All Just Get Along?

I recently attended a marketing conference and there were many great session topics, but one, in particular, caught my eye. The session write-up described a dialog between a Millennial and a Boomer, suggesting that their differences made it...

Making Change that Matters

Making Change that Matters

Investing in yourself and your team is always a wise decision in my book. As I reflect on the last year and look to the year ahead, growth has been a consistent thread throughout. I’ve outlined some of the high points of last year and our...

How to Understand What Goes on in the Boardroom

How to Understand What Goes on in the Boardroom

It’s a question that has plagued event marketers for decades: what happens behind the scenes in the companies you work with to pitch your product or service?

How to Budget for International Trade Shows

How to Budget for International Trade Shows

So, you want to take your domestic trade show to an international audience. Or perhaps you’re already participating in international trade shows but you want to expand your program to additional cities. Regardless of the stage of your particular...

How a Donation Led to the Ultimate Moonwalk

How a Donation Led to the Ultimate Moonwalk

As a kid, did you ever want to walk on the moon? Maybe you still dream of going into space one day. Thanks to a donation, a lucky group of second graders at St. Albert the Great School in Kettering, Ohio step foot on the moon every time they walk...

Face-to-Face & End-to-End Marketing

Face-to-Face & End-to-End Marketing

The old saying is true: You only get one chance to make a first impression. These days, we also know from experience that good branding is important and goes far beyond an eye-catching logo.

Experience the Value of Partnership

Experience the Value of Partnership

So, how important is partnership in a face-to-face marketing program?

Exhibitions Mean Business for Face-to-Face Marketing

Exhibitions Mean Business for Face-to-Face Marketing

Recently, over 100 individuals from our industry gathered to speak to our representatives on Capitol Hill during Exhibitions Day. The annual fly-in is led by the International Association of Exhibits and Events (IAEE), and 2017 was the fourth...

Common Mistakes Made by International Exhibitors (And How to Avoid Them)

Common Mistakes Made by International Exhibitors (And How to Avoid Them)

Are your booth staffers greeting French-speaking attendees in English at a show in Paris? Does your English marketing tagline make sense when translated into Portuguese?

Bringing History to Life: The Computer History Museum

Bringing History to Life: The Computer History Museum

To truly appreciate the present (and future) one must first appreciate history.

Bright Lights, Big City: 5 Impressions from My First ExhibitorLIVE

Bright Lights, Big City: 5 Impressions from My First ExhibitorLIVE

What do a mascot, mad scientists, 169 classes, virtual reality, four magicians, video testimonials, skateboards, exams, balloons, Vegas, and aching feet have in common?

Approach for Trade Shows: 5 Key Steps

Approach for Trade Shows: 5 Key Steps

Learn how taking “program approach” and organizing your shows and assets into tiers can help you stay focused, concentrate on your objectives, control spending and will probably help your peace of mind.

An Illuminating Rental Exhibit Solution

An Illuminating Rental Exhibit Solution

We believe a rental shouldn’t look like a rental- it should embody a company’s message.

A Trip Around The World: Must Knows For Global Exhibiting

A Trip Around The World: Must Knows For Global Exhibiting

When expanding your trade show presence to an international stage, it’s important to understand the nuances of culture in each region of the world. Cultural understanding leads to better business practices and will be the difference between...

4 Reasons Your Trade Show Program Needs a Timeline

4 Reasons Your Trade Show Program Needs a Timeline

When Mick Jagger proclaimed that time was on his side, I can’t help but wonder if he was actually talking about timelines. They are a great way to use time to your advantage. At Exhibit Concepts, we believe that creating an inclusive, realistic...

10 Crucial Steps to Prepare for a Successful Trade Show

10 Crucial Steps to Prepare for a Successful Trade Show

You’ve made the decision to attend a trade show and you’ve allocated a lot of your marketing budget to the event. So, what steps can you take to make this a successful investment? There are many variables and complexities involved in exhibiting so