As the Tradeshow & Events industry continues to grow and evolve, so do the logistics challenges that come with it. One of the biggest challenges for exhibitors and event organizers is ensuring that their time-critical freight arrives on time and in perfect condition. Here are some of the main issues the industry faces and how LAX Freight can help:
Tradeshows and events have set schedules, and exhibitors must adhere to strict deadlines to ensure their displays and products are ready for the show. One of the biggest challenges is getting freight to the show on time, especially for exhibitors traveling from out of town. LAX Freight offers expedited shipping options that ensure time-critical freight arrives at the show on time, no matter the distance or location.
According to a report by the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), the average amount of time it takes for exhibitors to prepare for a tradeshow is 4.5 months. With such a tight deadline, it’s important for exhibitors to have a reliable logistics partner like LAX Freight to ensure their freight arrives on time.
Exhibitors often transport fragile or high-value items to tradeshows and events, such as artwork, electronics, and jewelry. These items require specialized handling and extra care during transport to ensure they arrive at the event in perfect condition. LAX Freight offers white-glove delivery services that provide extra care and attention to fragile and high-value freight, ensuring it arrives at the event safely and securely.
Statista says that the value of goods shipped via air cargo in the U.S. is expected to reach $213.9 billion by 2024. As the volume of air cargo continues to increase, it’s important for exhibitors to choose a logistics partner like LAX Freight that has experience handling fragile and high-value freight.
Tradeshows and events are often subject to last-minute changes, whether it’s a change in the schedule, location, or exhibit space. This can be particularly challenging for exhibitors who have already shipped their freight and must now make changes to the delivery or pickup location. LAX Freight offers flexible shipping options that allow exhibitors to make last-minute changes without disrupting the delivery timeline.
Over 90% of exhibitors have experienced a last-minute change to their exhibit. With LAX Freight’s flexible shipping options, exhibitors can make changes without worrying about their time-critical freight arriving on time.
For international tradeshows and events, customs clearance can be a major hurdle for exhibitors. Customs regulations can be complex and time-consuming, and delays at customs can cause time-critical freight to miss the show. LAX Freight has a team of customs experts who can help navigate the customs clearance process, ensuring time-critical freight arrives at the event on time.
According to a report by Mordor Intelligence, the global logistics market for events is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.92% from 2021-2026. With more tradeshows and events taking place internationally, exhibitors need a logistics partner like LAX Freight that can help them navigate the complex customs clearance process.
After the tradeshow or event is over, exhibitors must return their freight back to their home location. This can be a challenging and time-consuming process, especially if the freight is time-critical or requires specialized handling. LAX Freight offers reverse logistics services that make the return shipping process seamless and hassle-free, ensuring exhibitors can focus on their business instead of worrying about logistics. Our team of experts will work with exhibitors to create a customized reverse logistics plan that fits their unique needs, including scheduling pickup times, coordinating transport, and ensuring proper handling and delivery. With LAX Freight's reverse logistics solutions, exhibitors can rest assured that their freight will be returned safely and efficiently, allowing them to focus on their core business operations. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help simplify your tradeshow and event shipping needs.
Here at LAX Freight, we provide a range of freight services for both domestic and international trade shows and exhibition centers. We offer flatbed transportation for consignments that are bulky or awkwardly shaped, ensuring reliable delivery for shipments of all kinds.
In addition, we provide expedited transportation services to make sure deadlines are met without fail. We are also renowned as exceptional full truckload shippers, making us one of the leaders in the trade show transportation company landscape.
Value-added trade show logistics services are the premium option for our customers. When organizing conventions and exhibitions, teams often need additional assistance across the supply chain, benefiting from premium shipping for trade show materials and equipment.
As part of our value-added freight services, we can handle picking and delivery at the exhibition center, as well as implementing enhanced tracking technology that provides extra peace of mind along the way. As trade show transportation specialists, we have the knowledge required to make your event a success.
Our clients come back to us again and again, calling upon our trade show freight services to ensure their convention and exhibition events run smoothly.
Our long-standing experience as a leading trade show transportation company has helped us to develop a set of working practices that are highly suited to success — balancing safety, security, timeliness, and reliability in a way that guarantees customer satisfaction.
We make the process simple and straightforward from start to finish, supporting our clients as they plan and execute their trade shows.
Looking to discover more about trade show logistics services from LAX Freight? Ready to get started and get a quote for our freight solutions? Reach out to our team today, and let's get started.