Industrial textures and design elements are a major exhibit trend in 2017 featuring a fluid mixing of wood and metallic textures as brands embrace their production side and embody that personality on the show floor. Garage Boss’ exhibit – built by Nimlok Chicago – illustrates this trend, featuring raw, gray colors mixed with wood-and-metal shelving and accents. For more information, contact Nimlok, 9033 Murphy Road, Woodbridge, IL 60517; (Web Site) www.nimlok.com


C+A Global recently debuted its 30×90′ custom exhibit rental at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The structure utilized white and black gloss laminate on the walls and flooring to create a bright, clean and reflective exhibit, which made the stunning booth impossible to ignore on the show floor. The exhibit’s design was strategically divided into distinct environments, each representing individual brands under a single roof. One of theses brands was Polaroid, which was planning to unveil its new instant digital camera – the Polaroid Pop – for its 80th anniversary. Hung high overhead were two large fabric signs representing the C+A Global corporate identity. For more information, contact Absolute Exhibits, 1382 Valencia Ave., Tustin, CA 92780; (Web Site) www.absoluteexhibits.com


Kingspan Insulation introduced its new line of insulation and weather barrier products at the 2017 International Builder’s Show. The key objective at IBS was to generate awareness of the Kingspan brand and new products in an exhibit utilizing modern styling, eye catching graphics and bold visuals while avoiding the use of costly ceiling hung structures. Kingspan utilized a 30’x50′ custom exhibit solution that featured large ground supported fabric logo headers with projection, four freestanding internally illuminated fabric graphic product stations, private and semi-private meeting areas and a large reception area. This exhibit was created by CDI USA, Inc.,1501 Rock Mountain Blvd., Stone Mountain, GA 30083; (Web Site) www.cdi-world.com


Alibaba’s CES 2017 booth was divided into three different zones – Alihome, Alicity and Aliworld – showcasing Alibaba’s solutions beyond ecommerce and trade to smart living and digital applications for homes and cities. MC2 engineered and built the 40×100 exhibit, which featured several unique demos including the facial recognition, “Meet Yourself in a Famous Painting,” where CES attendees’ faces were matched with classic European portraits from artists like Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt. The “Internet Car” demo featured Alibaba’s connected car system for future driverless vehicles. Using a VR headset, this demo showed how the system can navigate, warn drivers about risks, and more. For more information, contact MC2, 3 Alpine Court, Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977;(Web Site) www.mc2.com


Air Liquide was in need of an eye-catching island exhibit to help them display their brand recently at Semicon West. Surety partnered with Orbus Exhibit & Display Group to produce a booth that checked off all Air Liquide’s needs. The open floor plan of the double-deck island exhibit allowed for natural traffic through the booth, helping visitors interact with staff. Fabric graphics lining the staircase, upper deck and backwall of the lower area were ideal for branding, and the counters provided plentiful space for greeting and meeting with booth visitors, as well as storing materials for the booth. The meeting space on the upper deck was ideal for interacting with visitors in a semi-private environment. For more information, contact Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, 9033 Murphy Road, Woodridge IL 60517; (Web Site) www.orbus.com


Revel Systems wanted to “STANDOUT” with great presence at the NRA Show with a 50×50 booth space featuring bright lighted graphics, maximum height structure and a floorplan that allowed space for heavy traffic as the conference flow brought attendees to the exhibit hall in large, hectic bursts. To accentuate booth, the booth staff served warm Cinnabon’s to bring in the people and then used their PowerPoint stations to present and demonstrate their solution. For more information, contact The Tradeshow Network Marketing Group, 1900 E. Tyler Road, St. Charles, IL 60174; (Web Site) www.thetradeshownetwork.com