Must-Have Products for Trade Shows

Trade show season is a whirlwind of travel, stress, and excitement. Planning and purchasing are critical to ensure a successful event and proper presentation of your brand.

Before you pack up and hit the road - use this guide to ensure you're set with all the must-have products that will make your booth a success, from branded displays, print collateral, and giveaways!

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Products for You


Signage and display accessories are an absolute must for any trade show, often providing a first impression of your organization. We offer complete kits as well as individual items, so you can create the perfect combination of materials that make your booth stand out and offers a curated brand experience to all attendees.

10' Curved ARISE Floor Display KitShop kits:

Shop individual signage:

Business card holders and collectors

You’ll want options to both display your business cards as well as collect and organize business cards from booth visitors.

Shop business card holders

Shop folding storage bins

Name tags and lanyards

Make it easy for attendees to see the names of those working your booth - and difficult for those employees to lose their badges.

Shop name tags

Shop badges and lanyards


Products to Give Away

Not just a pen, a GOOD pen

gray, banded uni-ball Deluxe Fine Point PenPens are giveaway staple because of their low cost and end user utility. But because of their popularity, pens are also easy to forget and throw away. Take this staple to the next level by offering higher-quality pens that your visitors will want to keep and use again and again - keeping your brand top of mind.

Recommended products:

Travel bags

black, QRG-branded Hitchcock Passport HolderA huge percentage of attendees at any convention will be traveling. Travel bags are giveaway items that they can, and will, immediately appreciate.

Recommended products:

Good, quality t-shirts

Adidas Sport T-Shirt
T-shirts are another common giveaway - but they’re also often an afterthought. Cheap shirts with only a few available sizes aren’t a huge draw. But a good, quality T-shirt makes it more likely that recipients will wear it more than just once - and promote your brand each time they do so.

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QRG 2024 Event Displays and Materials Guide

Get More Ideas With Our Guide:

QRG Event Displays and Materials

A roundup of the hottest trade show items for 2024. This guide explores EVERYTHING you need for upcoming trade shows, no matter the venue.

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Customize Your Branded Merchandise with QRG

From choosing the right product(s), to getting your design and logos done correctly, to organizing drop-ship locations, the process of offering branded merchandise can be a hassle. 

Luckily, QRG specializes in these marketing solutions and will handle your next project from start to finish so there’s no worry involved.

We offer everything from promotional products to identity apparel and uniforms, printed materials, custom online stores, and much more. When deciding on your next branding adventure, let us help coordinate the selection, design, decoration, and production of your logo’d merchandise. Bring your brand to life with custom merchandise from QRG!

QRG is a customer-driven, single-source commercial printer, branded merchandise agency, and direct marketing firm tailored to meet your business goals. Our corporate identity solutions create deep connections with a lasting impact on your audience. Learn more about how it works.

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