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Asset Management - So Much More Than Exhibit Storage

Posted by Chuck Michel on Aug 17, 2017 9:40:42 AM
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Are you tired of trying to find everything around your office or warehouse that you need for your next trade show? Do you have to run down to the local "Your Storage Unit" facility every time your company attends an event? Do your event materials return back from your shows dirty or with damage?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, you just may need to think about your Asset Management Program.


Trade Show Asset Management: The care, storage, inventory, repair, and management of a company's trade show and exhibit materials. Everything a company acquires for its exhibit event marketing program is a tradeshow asset and those assets must be inventoried and managed.

The key to trade show asset management is tracking the ins and the outs. Knowing what items went to which trade show is key to knowing that everything that was sent out returns. If you have giveaway items, it is critical to track how many items are sent out to each event as those items will need to be replenished. Without proper tracking, ordering of replacements in time for your next event can become an issue. 

Accountability for the care of and return of all items is an issue for many exhibit and marketing managers. So many times, the return shipment from an event arrives back at your warehouse and no one ever takes the time to open each shipping container up and make sure that all items are there, that they work correctly, and are clean and ready to go to the next event. Having your exhibit arrive to your next show without the graphics or with broken lights can cause a lot of unnecessary stress on showfloor. 

Whether you establish your own program in-house or choose to use our full service Asset Management services, it's important to your event program's success that you have something in place.

ELITeXPO offers full pull and prep services, refurbishment and repair, storage and asset tracking complete with online inventory control services, as well. You have 24/7 access to your asset inventory item counts, digital photographs, and other related digital assets. You can even place your inventory pull requests directly through the online ordering system. Coupled with our full logisticsI&D services, and exhibit sales/rentals; we can handle all the inbound and outbound shipping, set your booth up, take it down, pack it up, ship it back, and manage your exhibit inventory. We're here to assist you in making sure your exhibit properties are always current and stand out on the tradeshow floor. You can do all of this through a single source with one consolidated invoice.


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