Most of the shows provide their registered exhibitors with an Exhibitor's Kit or Manual. This is your "trade show bible". In it will be all show regulations and restrictions for exhibit booths and displays. Know what's restricted. By answering these questions, you can help narrow down your options. How big is the space you'll be exhibiting in? Will you be exhibiting at several different venues throughout the year? If so, you'll want to consider what it will be like to set up and break down a larger display as opposed to a simpler and smaller one. Will transporting your display be simple, or will it take a trucking company to move it? Will events be indoor, outdoor or a combination of the two? How many people will be setting up the display? Are you willing to have someone else set it up? Paid labor increases costs. Now, what's your budget? Are you ordering far enough in advance of the expo to allow for artwork issues, corrections, production and delivery of your display? If not, then costs will be driven higher with rush fees and expedited shipping. The biggest gift you can give yourself and your company is to purchase your display booth ahead of time.