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Sustainability in Trade Shows: A Path to Responsible Exhibiting

In the world of trade shows, a revolution is taking place as businesses increasingly prioritize sustainability. This article explores the essential elements that drive sustainability in trade shows, focusing on eco-friendly booth materials, reducing the carbon footprint, and engaging attendees in sustainability efforts. For environmentally-conscious exhibitors and CSR Managers, embracing sustainability in trade shows has become more than a trend; it’s necessary. Let’s delve into the key factors that make this shift possible.

Eco-Friendly Booth Materials

The choice of booth materials sets the foundation for sustainable exhibiting. Traditional materials often end up in landfills, contributing to waste and pollution. To counter this, exhibitors are now opting for eco-friendly alternatives. Sustainable materials such as bamboo, recycled cardboard, and fabric banners are gaining prominence. These materials are not only biodegradable but also reduce the ecological footprint of an event. Affordable, dynamic, and lightweight sustainable materials can be used to create a variety of trade show displays that are both environmentally friendly and visually appealing.

Here are some examples of specific sustainable materials that are affordable, dynamic, and lightweight:


  • Bamboo: A rapid, renewable, strong, lightweight, and versatile resource. We craft trade show displays like booth structures, tables, and chairs from it
  • Recycled paper: An affordable and eco-friendly material. It crafts diverse trade show displays, including signage, graphics, and backdrops
  • Cardboard: Crafts diverse trade show displays: booth structures, shelving, product displays
  • Recycled plastic: Creates a range of trade show displays, including flooring, banners, signage
  • Natural fabrics: These fabrics craft trade show displays, including tablecloths, chair covers, and backdrops.


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By using sustainable materials in their trade show displays, businesses can reduce their environmental impact and appeal to consumers who are looking to support sustainable businesses.


Reducing the Carbon Footprint

Trade shows have long been criticized for their carbon footprint owing to extensive energy usage, transportation emissions, and waste generation. In fact, The percentage of carbon emissions at trade shows attributed to energy usage, transportation emissions, and waste generation is 80–90%, according to a 2022 report by the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI). The report found that the largest share of emissions (50–60%) comes from participant travel, followed by venue energy (10–20%) and service contractor transport (10–20%). Booth construction and waste generation account for a smaller share of emissions, at 5–10% each.

It is important to note that the exact percentage of carbon emissions at trade shows can vary depending on a number of factors, such as the size and location of the event, the mode of transportation used by attendees, and the type of materials used in booth construction. However, the UFI report provides a good general overview of the main sources of emissions at trade shows. 



Balancing Act of Sustainability in Trade Shows : Trade-Offs and Challenges 

As exhibitors embrace sustainability, they often face a delicate balancing act. Sustainable materials and practices can come at a higher initial cost, challenging budget constraints. The choice between sustainable and traditional materials may involve trade-offs. For instance, eco-friendly materials can be more expensive, but they also enhance a brand’s image as environmentally responsible. Reducing the carbon footprint might entail changes in logistics, potentially increasing the complexity of event planning. Reducing the carbon footprint of a trade show booth display can entail changes in logistics in a number of ways, including:

  • Sourcing materials from local suppliers:This reduces transportation emissions. Yet, it can be complex and challenging to find specialized local suppliers
  • Using more efficient transportation methods: consider sourcing locally using electric vehicles, rail, or sea transport. However, these methods may cost more and lack convenience in certain areas
  • Storing materials in energy-efficient facilities: This might mean warehouses with solar panels or efficient insulation. Yet, costs and availability vary by location
  • Using recycled and recyclable materials: Aim to minimize trade show waste. Yet, finding suitable recycled and recyclable materials can be challenging
  • Conserving energy at the trade show: promote energy conservation through efficient lighting and equipment use. Booths can pose challenges due to crowds and equipment


Tips to have Sustainability in Your Trade Show Booth

Overall, reducing the carbon footprint of a trade show booth display can lead to changes in logistics that can increase the complexity of event planning.Exhibitors must weigh the long-term benefits of sustainability against the immediate costs. However, the long-term benefits of sustainability, such as reducing environmental impact and improving brand reputation, may outweigh the immediate costs.

Here are some tips for exhibitors who are considering making changes to their logistics to reduce the carbon footprint of their trade show booth display:

  • Start planning early: This provides ample time to find local suppliers, arrange efficient transport, and secure energy-efficient storage
  • Be prepared for increased costs: we acknowledge some changes may cost more. Yet, cost reduction options include partnerships and supplier discounts
  • Be flexible: Things don’t always go according to plan at trade shows. Be prepared to make adjustments to your logistics as needed

By following these tips, exhibitors can reduce the environmental impact of their trade show booth display without sacrificing the quality or effectiveness of their display.


The Impact on Brand Image

At Synergy Design Group, we recognize sustainability’s profound impact on brand image. Demonstrating eco-friendly commitment fosters trust and attracts like-minded customers. Sustainability at trade shows communicates values, enhancing brand perception. It’s crucial, as Optimotive’s 2023 survey shows, with 70% of consumers favoring sustainable brands. Millennials, especially, prioritize sustainability, as per a 2022 Cone Communications survey, where 83% considered it vital. The connection between sustainability and a positive brand image is undeniable, making it a key to trade show success.




Sustainability in trade shows has evolved from a buzzword to a practical necessity. For environmental conscious exhibitors and CSR managers, embracing sustainability involves navigating trade-offs, addressing challenges, and making decisions that have a lasting positive impact on the environment and a brand’s image. Sustainable trade shows, eco-friendly materials, and carbon footprint reduction are not just trends but the future of responsible exhibiting.



Erthos 10x20 rental; Clean Power New Orleans, LA; Booth # 4459 Synergy Design Solutions. The graphic features a unique white acrylic sign with the company name 'ERTHOS' mounted on the top of the back wall. The booth design embodies a modern and minimalist aesthetic, incorporating clean lines, openness, simplicity, and greenery. White planters with carefully selected greenery add a touch of natural elegance, creating a calming and inviting atmosphere. The standout ERTHOS graphic serves as a captivating focal point, reinforcing the company's brand identity. The trade show booth design received positive feedback from attendees and successfully resonated with Erthos' preferences.PREPARING FOR A TRADE SHOW: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE

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Preparing for a Trade Show: A Beginner’s Guide

Trade shows can be incredibly rewarding for businesses of all sizes. They provide a unique platform to showcase your products or services, connect with potential customers, and network with industry professionals. However, the success of your trade show participation largely depends on how well you prepare. This beginner’s guide will walk you through the essential steps to ensure you’re fully prepared for your upcoming trade show. From creating a comprehensive exhibitor checklist to implementing effective promotional strategies, we’ve got you covered.


Section 1: Setting the Stage for Success

Before diving headfirst into trade show preparation, laying the groundwork for a successful experience is essential. Here are the key steps to get you started:


  1. Defining Your Goals

Defining your goals is the first and most crucial step in your trade show journey. What do you hope to achieve by participating in the trade show? Common objectives include:

  • Generating leads
  • Making sales
  • Increasing brand awareness
  • Networking with industry peers
  • Having clear and specific goals will serve as your guiding light throughout the preparation process.


  1. Choosing the Right Trade Show

Not all trade shows are created equal; choosing the right one can make a difference. Consider factors such as:

  • The relevance of the trade show to your industry
  • The size and reach of the event
  • The location and logistics of attending
  • Picking the perfect trade show ensures you present your products or services to the right audience.


Section 2: Building Your Exhibitor Checklist

Now that you’ve set your goals and selected the ideal trade show, it’s time to create a comprehensive exhibitor checklist to keep you on track. Here’s what you need to consider:


  1. Booth Design and Setup

Your booth is the face of your business at the trade show, so it needs to make a strong impression. Consider the following:

  • Eye-catching graphics and signage
  • Display materials that showcase your products or services
  • Comfortable seating for your team and visitors
  • Adequate lighting to highlight key areas
  • A well-designed booth will attract attendees like a magnet.


  1. Promotional Materials

Prepare a range of marketing materials to distribute to trade show attendees. These might include:

  • Brochures and flyers
  • Business cards
  • Product samples
  • Merchandise (branded pens, tote bags, etc.)
  • These materials serve as valuable takeaways and reminders of your brand.


  1. Technology Setup

Technology is crucial to trade show preparation in today’s digital age. Ensure you have:GOCO's HR Innovation booth layout at the SHRM conference in Las Vegas. The booth design features custom graphics and mesmerizing LED light edges, creating an exciting and engaging environment. The standout feature is an interactive buzzer game developed by Synergy Design Group, inviting visitors to participate and win prizes. The booth stands impressively at 16 feet high and includes a locking closet area for seamless storage, reflecting attention to detail and alignment with GoCo's branding. The innovative booth design successfully showcases GoCo's HR innovation solutions, attracting attention and facilitating meaningful connections with potential clients and partners. The investment in video building and multiple screens effectively displays GoCo's product features, resulting in a high return on investment (ROI). The booth design emphasizes fun and interactive elements while highlighting GoCo's brand and products.

  • Computers or tablets for presentations
  • Audio-visual equipment for demonstrations
  • A reliable internet connection for real-time interactions
  • A tech-savvy booth can help you stand out from the crowd.


  1. Staff Training

Your booth staff plays a pivotal role in your trade show success. Provide them with thorough training on:

  • Your products or services
  • Engaging with attendees
  • Handling inquiries and objections
  • Using lead capture tools effectively
  • A well-prepared team is your secret weapon at the trade show.


  1. Logistics and Shipping

Remember the logistics of getting your booth and materials to the trade show venue. Consider:

  • Shipping options and timelines
  • Storage solutions for your booth components
  • Backup plans for unexpected delays
  • Smooth logistics ensure a stress-free setup.


  1. Lead Capture System

Implement a lead capture system to collect attendee information for follow-up. Which could be a smartphone app or paper forms, but it must be easy to use and reliable. A lead capture system ensures that no potential leads slip through the cracks.


Section 3: Unleash Your Promotional Strategies

Now that your preparations are well underway, it’s time to focus on attracting visitors to your booth. Here are some effective promotional strategies to consider:


  1. Pre-show Marketing

Start marketing your trade show participation well in advance. Use your website, social media, and email marketing to create excitement and invite attendees to visit your booth. Creating anticipation before the event can lead to a more fruitful experience.


  1. Giveaways and Contests

Entice attendees to stop by your booth by offering giveaways or running contests. Ensure the prizes are relevant to your products or services to attract interested leads. A well-planned giveaway or contest can create a buzz around your booth.


  1. Engaging Presentations

Schedule live demonstrations or presentations at your booth. These can effectively showcase your offerings and educate attendees about their benefits. Engaging presentations can captivate your audience and leave a lasting impression.


  1. Networking Events

Don’t limit your interactions to your booth alone. Attend networking events and social gatherings associated with the trade show to connect with industry professionals and potential clients. Building relationships can open doors to future opportunities.


Erthos 10x20 rental; Clean Power New Orleans, LA; Booth # 4459 Synergy Design Solutions. The graphic features a unique white acrylic sign with the company name 'ERTHOS' mounted on the top of the back wall. The booth design embodies a modern and minimalist aesthetic, incorporating clean lines, openness, simplicity, and greenery. White planters with carefully selected greenery add a touch of natural elegance, creating a calming and inviting atmosphere. The standout ERTHOS graphic serves as a captivating focal point, reinforcing the company's brand identity. The trade show booth design received positive feedback from attendees and successfully resonated with Erthos' preferences.

  1. Booth Design Matters

Your booth’s layout and design should be inviting and easy to navigate. Use attractive visuals and signage to grab attendees’ attention and draw them into your space. A well-designed booth can make a significant difference in foot traffic.


  1. Interactive Activities

Incorporate interactive elements like games, quizzes, or virtual reality experiences into your booth. These activities can engage visitors and make your booth a memorable stop. Interactive experiences can create a lasting impression on attendees.



  1. A Post-show Follow-up Plan

Your efforts continue even after the trade show concludes. Prepare a post-show follow-up plan to nurture the leads you’ve generated. Send personalized thank-you emails and provide additional information about your products or services. Effective follow-up can turn leads into customers and partners.


Section 4: Staff Training Tips

Your booth staff is your frontline team; their performance can make or break your trade show experience. Here are some training tips to ensure they excel in their roles:


  1. Product Knowledge

Train your staff thoroughly on your products or services. They should be able to answer questions confidently and provide in-depth information. Product knowledge builds trust with attendees.


  1. Perfecting the Elevator Pitch

Develop a concise and compelling elevator pitch that communicates your value proposition. Encourage staff to use it when engaging with attendees to capture their interest quickly. An effective elevator pitch is your first step in sparking meaningful conversations.


Motivosity Team at the SHRM Las Vegas event. The team members are standing at the 20x20 island rental booth, which features a custom game with a Lottery Blower for audience engagement. The booth design includes honeycomb pattern graphics on the back, a 3D backlit "MOTIVOSITY" sign, iPads, and swag shelving with neon lights. The booth successfully created a fun and interactive experience for attendees, with positive feedback received. The team's hard work and dedication helped bring the client's vision to life, leaving a positive impression on attendees and achieving a successful ROI for the client

  1. Mastering Customer Engagement

Teach your team how to approach and engage with attendees. Encourage friendly and approachable behavior while respecting personal space. A warm and welcoming attitude can make attendees feel comfortable.


  1. Handling Objections with Grace

Prepare your staff to handle objections and difficult questions gracefully. Provide them with strategies to address common concerns and turn them into opportunities. Handling objections effectively demonstrates professionalism and expertise.


  1. Role Assignments

Assign specific roles to each team member, such as greeting visitors, conducting product demonstrations, or managing giveaways. Clear role assignments ensure that all aspects of your booth run smoothly. Clearly defined roles prevent confusion and enhance efficiency.


  1. Attire and Appearance

Establish a dress code that aligns with your brand’s image. Staff should maintain a professional appearance throughout the event, reflecting positively on your business. A polished appearance instills confidence in your attendees.


Final Thoughts

In conclusion, trade show preparation can be rewarding for your business but requires careful planning and execution by following this beginner’s guide and utilizing the exhibitor checklist, promotional strategies, and staff. It can be confusing if it is your first show and if you need help we at Synergy Design Group are happy to help. With our 25+ years of design experience you can expect the best, least amount of stress when we are on your side.


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Sustainable Trade Show Booth: Lapeyre’s Synergy Design Group Journey

A blue and white booth with a TV on the wall with the text"LAPEYEE STAIR", and "the metal stair experts" on the wall. The booth has a stainless steel safety stair on the left side. There is also 3 backlit backwalls, The text "LAPEYRE STAIR", "OSHA, IBC compliant crossover systems", "stainless steel", "utility stairs", are visible on the Backlit walls.

Project Overview: 

Synergy Design Group designed a sustainable trade show booth for Lapeyre’s four key events. Lapeyre, a safety solutions pioneer, challenged us to enhance their presence at Promat Chicago, Natl Steel Conf Charlotte, PackExpo Vegas, and Natl Safety Expo. These events were vital to their marketing strategy. They needed a booth with a standing kiosk, tables, chairs, space for equipment, Crossover Stairs, a high-top table, TV screen, podium, carpeting, and backdrop graphics. Budget details were unclear, but they sought “best” and “better” quotes with concierge service, excluding reps from setup and takedown.

Design & Implementation:

To meet Lapeyre’s challenge of optimizing their presence at diverse trade shows, we proposed an efficient, cost-effective turnkey rental solution. This custom booth includes a standing kiosk, tables, chairs, dedicated equipment space, a high-top table with a TV screen, a podium, plush carpeting, and a compliant backdrop. What truly distinguishes our solution is its user-friendly design. Lapeyre’s representatives can concentrate on engaging potential customers, while our team takes care of hassle-free setup and takedown.

Additionally, we provide Lapeyre with two comprehensive quotes, one for essential features and another for enhanced options. This flexibility allows them to choose the best fit for their budget while maintaining a top-notch trade show presence. Our partnership with Lapeyre remains strong, with a sustainable approach that repurposes booth elements, minimizing waste and further enhancing their trade show success.


LAPEYRE Booth Display at PROMAT Chicago, March 20-23, 2023. Size: 20x25 peninsula. Booth # S415. Features a 20x25 carpeted flooring with 30 oz padding. 10' light box pillars with angled blue laminate bases and LED edge up-lights. Custom SEG dye sub seamless tension fabric graphics for tower front and side return walls. Back wall with screen mounting hardware, locking closet, and white infills. Wood laminate and white top counter with open rear shelving. Pub/bar table, barstool, and various rental elements
A large blue backwall with a screen on it. The sign has the text "LAPEYRE STAIR", "BOLTED ACCESS STAIRS", "CODE-COMPLIANT FACILITY STAIRS", and "the metal stair experts" on it. The screen on the sign is displaying a video of a metal staircase.Sustainable Trade Show Booth


Our turnkey rental booth solution was a success for both Lapeyre and the environment. It is a sustainable, cost-effective, and easy-to-use solution that can help businesses of all sizes achieve their marketing goals. Lapeyre is planning to use the turnkey rental booth at future trade shows. we’re excited to continue our partnership with Lapeyre and explore innovative ways to enhance their trade show presence further. Our journey together has not only achieved impressive results but also laid a sustainable foundation for future success.

A 3D rendering of a Lapeyre stair booth. The booth features a staircase with a yellow railing and a large screen on the wall behind it. The Lapeyre stair booth specializes in OSHA and IBC compliant crossover systems.

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Mastering LED Video Integration for Trade Show Triumph

Trade shows are an excellent opportunity to showcase your products and services to potential customers and network with industry peers. With the increasing competition at trade shows, it’s important to stand out and make a lasting impression on attendees. One way to do this is by incorporating LED video displays into your booth. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the benefits of LED video integration and some key considerations when incorporating it into your trade show booth. Discover LED Videos for Trade Shows.


Benefits of LED Video Display Integration

1. Increased Visibility

  • LED video displays are eye-catching and can attract the attention of attendees from across the trade show floor. They can display high-quality images and videos that showcase your products and services and help your booth stand out from the competition.

2. Improved Engagement

  • LED video displays can be interactive and engaging, allowing attendees to interact with your products and services uniquely and memorably. This can help to create a positive and lasting impression of your brand.

3. Versatility

  • LED video displays are versatile and can be used for various purposes, including product demos, company presentations, and social media displays. They can also be customized to match your brand’s color scheme and messaging.


Let us further explain why these benefits make a difference to your business at a trade show and how it can help you get ahead of the competition.


Image of WCG booth at DIA designed by Synergy Design Group. The booth is for WCG TM, a company that provides branded exhibit and event solutions. There is a large banner behind the booth that says "TRANSFER" and "66 TESTIMONIALS." There is also a smaller sign that says "You have exceeded our expectations and delivered remarkably during these past 6 months. Your ownership of this challenge was impressive."" The booth is staffed by two people, and there are several chairs and tables set up for visitors. Synergy Design Group collaborates with WCG to create a visually captivating 10x20 custom booth at DIA Boston show, featuring LED-lit walls, American Oak Slat Wall panels, and a halo-lit sign with WCG logo, emphasizing professionalism and innovation.

LED Videos for Trade Shows Increase Visibility and Impact

Increasing your booth’s visibility is crucial at any trade show. LED video displays act as compelling beacons, drawing attendees’ attention from across the floor. With vibrant images and videos, they spotlight your offerings and distinguish your booth amid the competition. The dynamic visuals create an immediate impact, making passersby stop and take notice.

The brightness and sharpness of LEDs can vary significantly based on factors such as the type of LED, the technology used, and the specific application. However, LEDs are known for their exceptional brightness and sharpness compared to other display technologies like LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) and OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode).

LEDs are known for their high brightness levels. They can achieve extremely high luminance levels, making them suitable for various applications where brightness is crucial, such as outdoor displays, digital signage, and stadium screens. 

LEDs can offer exceptional sharpness due to their pixel density and the ability to display high-resolution content. LED displays can achieve finer pixel pitches, resulting in higher pixel density and a smoother, more detailed image. This sharpness is particularly advantageous for applications that require displaying intricate details.


Advantages of LED over LCD and Other Alternatives:

1. Brightness and Contrast

  • LEDs offer better brightness and contrast compared to LCDs. This is due to the ability of LEDs to emit light directly, whereas LCDs rely on a backlight that can result in light leakage and reduced contrast.

2. Color Accuracy

  • LEDs offer more accurate and vibrant colors due to their ability to emit specific light wavelengths. This results in a wider color gamut, enabling more precise color reproduction.

3. Flexibility

  • LED displays can be flexible and curved, allowing for creative and unique designs that might not be achievable with traditional LCDs.

4. Durability

  • LEDs are solid-state devices, which makes them more durable and resistant to shocks and vibrations compared to the fragile components in LCD displays.

5. Energy Efficiency

  • LEDs are energy-efficient as they consume less power than traditional LCDs, resulting in lower operating costs over time.

6. Longevity

  • LEDs have a longer lifespan compared to traditional LCD backlighting systems, resulting in reduced maintenance and replacement costs.

7. Instant On/Off

  • LEDs have fast response times, allowing for instant on/off functionality without the need for warm-up time, as seen in some LCD technologies.

It’s important to note that while LEDs offer numerous advantages, each display technology has its strengths and weaknesses. OLED displays, for instance, offer exceptional color accuracy, contrast, and thinness, making them suitable for applications like high-end smartphones and TVs. The choice between LED, LCD, OLED, or other display technologies depends on the specific requirements of the application.


Enhancing Attendee Interaction

As visibility heightens, engagement follows suit. Interactive LED video displays redefine attendee interaction. Through touch, gesture, or augmented reality, visitors forge personal connections with your products and services. This one-of-a-kind engagement leaves a lasting mark, shaping a positive perception of your brand. Attendees become participants in your narrative, fostering genuine interest and meaningful experiences.

LED video displays can indeed capture attention through visual appeal. However, there are several aspects that might not be immediately apparent but can contribute to a unique and engaging experience beyond just staring at the display:

1. Touch Interactivity

  • Some LED displays are designed to be touch-sensitive. Attendees can interact directly with the content displayed by touching the screen. This could involve exploring product features, navigating through virtual showrooms, or playing interactive games related to your brand.

2. Gesture Control

  • Advanced LED displays can incorporate gesture recognition technology. Attendees can use hand gestures to control and manipulate on-screen content, creating an immersive and interactive experience. For instance, they could swipe to explore different products or services.

3. Mixed Reality (MR) and Augmented Reality (AR)

  • By integrating LED displays with MR or AR technology, attendees can use their smartphones or AR glasses to see additional digital information layered onto the real-world display. This could include 3D product models, virtual tours, or informative overlays.

4. Audience Participation

  • LED displays can be used to host live polls, surveys, or quizzes. Attendees can participate in real-time, allowing you to gather insights, engage with them directly, and tailor the content based on their preferences

5. Dynamic Content

  • Rather than static images, LED displays can showcase dynamic content such as animations, videos, and real-time data visualizations. This can help convey complex information more effectively and keep attendees engaged


6. Personalization

  • With the right technology, LED displays can offer personalized experiences. Attendees might be able to input their preferences or scan badges, leading to content that is relevant to their needs and interests.


7. Interactive Product Demos

  • LED displays can be used to run interactive demos of your products or services. Attendees can control what they see and how they interact with the demo, allowing them to understand your offerings more deeply.

8. Multi-Sensory Experiences

  • Combining visual content with other sensory elements like sound, vibrations, or even scents can create a multi-sensory experience that leaves a stronger and lasting impression.

9.Social Media Integration

  • Displaying real-time social media feeds related to the event or your brand can encourage attendees to engage online, extending the reach of your event beyond the physical space.

10. Data Visualization

  • If your brand involves data-heavy information, using LED displays to visualize data in innovative ways can help attendees understand and connect with the information more effectively.

11. Virtual Reality (VR) Experiences

  • For a more immersive engagement, you can integrate VR headsets with LED displays to offer virtual experiences that transport attendees to different environments related to your brand.

In summary, while attendees might start by simply staring at an LED display, the addition of interactivity, technology integration, personalization, and various engaging elements can transform their experience into something memorable, participatory, and impactful for your brand.

 The Versatility and Benefits of LED Videos

The versatility of LED video displays amplifies their impact. They seamlessly adapt to various roles—presenting detailed product demos, delivering impactful company presentations, and curating captivating social media displays. Their adaptability extends further as they harmonize with your brand’s aesthetics, boasting a tailored appearance that resonates with your messaging. Whether it’s a dazzling visual journey or an immersive educational session, LED video displays are your versatile canvas.Now, let’s look at some real-life examples that show how LED video displays can be used in different ways to highlight their versatility:


1. Product Demos

  • Imagine a tech company showcasing its latest smartphone model on a large LED display. Attendees can use touch interactivity to explore the phone’s features, swipe through its interface, and even simulate taking photos with its camera.
  • An automobile manufacturer could use an LED display to exhibit their new car model. Attendees could interact with the display to open doors, change colors, and virtually “test drive” the car.

2. Company Presentations

  • During a corporate event, a software company might use an LED video wall to present its latest software solutions. Dynamic animations and graphics could illustrate how the software works, making it easier for attendees to understand complex concepts.
  • An architecture firm could showcase its projects on an LED display, taking viewers on a virtual tour through rendered 3D models of buildings and urban designs.

3. Social Media Displays

  • At a trade show or conference, a fashion brand could set up an LED video wall displaying a live feed of social media posts featuring their products. Attendees could see real-time customer reactions and engage by posting their own photos of the products.
  • A music festival could use LED screens to show a live stream of tweets, photos, and videos shared by attendees, creating a sense of community and excitement.

4. Customized Brand Messaging

  • A luxury cosmetics brand could incorporate its signature color palette and elegant typography into an LED display. The display might feature rotating images of models wearing the brand’s products, reinforcing its high-end image.
  • A health and wellness company could use an LED video wall to display motivational quotes, vibrant images of nature, and exercise videos that align with their brand’s message of positivity and well-being.

5. Interactive Storytelling

  • A history museum could employ a large LED display to create interactive historical timelines. Visitors could navigate through different eras by touching the screen and exploring related images, videos, and facts.
  • An environmental organization could use LED displays to showcase the impact of climate change. Attendees might interact with the display to learn about specific regions affected and the organization’s initiatives to address the issue. 

6. Live Data Visualization

  • A financial institution could use LED screens to display real-time stock market data and financial news. Attendees could interact with the display to track specific stocks or market trends.
  • An educational conference could utilize LED video walls to show real-time statistics related to the event, such as the number of attendees, sessions in progress, and social media engagement.

In each of these examples, LED video displays serve as versatile tools that can be tailored to specific goals and messaging while engaging attendees through interactivity, customization, and visually captivating content.

Incorporating LED video displays transcends conventional marketing. Their ability to boost visibility, enrich engagement, and flexibly serve multiple functions presents an innovative approach. Capitalizing on these benefits sets your brand apart, creating a captivating presence that captures attention, forges connections, and fosters meaningful interactions.


A group of literature and tablet stands on a white background. Stands can be purchased from Synergy Design Group. The stands are made of a variety of materials, and they are holding different types of tablets of various sizes.

LED Videos for Trade Shows Key Considerations 

As you prepare to harness the full potential of LED video displays, it’s essential to navigate the implementation process thoughtfully. Key considerations for LED video integration will ensure that you make the most of this powerful tool while aligning it seamlessly with your branding and objectives.



LED video displays can be a significant investment, so it’s important to consider your budget when incorporating them into your booth. You’ll need to consider the cost of purchasing or renting the display, as well as any installation and setup fees.


Incorporating LED displays requires budget planning or possible financing if you are just starting out. Costs involve purchase/rental, installation, and setup. Factors influencing cost include size, resolution, and customization. LED costs might exceed traditional displays, but their engagement potential, versatility, and increased visibility justify the expense.


Size and Placement

The size and placement of your LED video display will depend on the size and layout of your booth, as well as the messaging and content you plan to display. It’s important to work with an experienced exhibit designer who can help you determine the best size and placement for your display.

The LED display’s size and placement hinge on booth dimensions and content. Collaborate with exhibit designers for optimal configuration. Consider varied LED tiles like floors, walls, ceilings, and tickers to enhance engagement.


Content Creation

LED video displays require high-quality content to be effective. You’ll need to work with a content creator who can create engaging videos and images that showcase your products and services and align with your brand’s messaging.


Effective LED displays demand high-quality content. Collaborate with a creator for engaging videos and images showcasing products and services while aligning with brand messaging. High quality implies at least 1080p resolution, with 4K being preferable for detailed visuals. 


Technology Requirements

LED video displays require certain technology requirements, including power and internet connectivity. It’s important to ensure that your booth has the necessary infrastructure to support your LED video display. 


Technology requirements for LED displays differ. Ensure booth infrastructure supports power and internet needs. Compared to other tech, LED displays may have higher power draw. The weight support varies but is generally manageable for most booths.



In conclusion, LED video integration can be a powerful tool for attracting attention and engaging attendees at trade shows. By considering your budget, size and placement, content creation, and technology requirements, you can successfully incorporate LED video displays into your booth and create a lasting impression of your brand.


By aligning the benefits of increased visibility, improved engagement, and versatility with your business goals, you’re poised to make a significant impact on your audience. As you plan your trade show strategy, remember that the strategic use of LED video displays can elevate your presence, captivate your audience, and ultimately drive meaningful interactions that set your brand apart. So, when preparing for your next trade show, be sure to explore the world of LED video integration to unlock a new realm of possibilities for your brand’s success.


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Elevating Cognate’s Spaces and Beyond with Synergy Design Group

We at Synergy Design Group elevate spaces with design excellence, seamlessly transforming Cognate’s interior into a professional masterpiece. In the dynamic design arena, we are committed to delivering unparalleled aesthetics and functionality to our clients. Through close collaboration with Cognate, we dedicated ourselves to ensuring that the space exudes striking beauty and aligns seamlessly with its distinct branding. Recognizing that branding extends far beyond the surface, encompassing the heart and soul of a brand’s identity is essential. When redesigning the Cognate office, we invested considerable time in comprehensive research. Our objective was clear: to create an environment where every client stepping into the building would immediately connect with the compelling narrative that Cognate aims to convey.

a wall with a light gray world map and on thop of that is acrylic black and white circles that form the letter "C". Design Excellence: Elevating Cognate's Spaces with Synergy Design Group - Crafting innovative designs that resonate with brand identity and foster immersive experiences. Discover the transformative journey and explore the potential for future clients. Expertise, storytelling, and aesthetics combined for impactful spaces and enduring legaciesCrafting Innovation: The Aesthetic Marvel of Cognate’s Annex

At Synergy Design Group, we aimed to seamlessly blend innovation with elegance, showcasing Cognate’s brand essence in The Annex. Our envisioned clean design radiates unity. The Graphic World Map vividly represents Cognate’s global impact. We handled every aspect, from concept to implementation, capturing the brand’s vibrancy. Our Custom 3D Metal Logo is a testament to the brand’s vitality. The Annex reflects meticulous curation, embodying our core value of unwavering attention to detail in shaping the brand’s identity.

Amplifying Identity: The Metamorphosis of Cognate’s Lobby and Hallway

In designing Cognate’s Lobby and Hallway, we fused imagination into elements for a lasting client impact. Our approach intertwined 3D acrylic emblems and abstract world maps, crafting a narrative reflecting Cognate’s identity and global reach. This hallway’s visual transformation traces the brand’s evolution, creating an iconic marketing strategy. Each element vividly portrays the brand’s journey, leaving an indelible memory. These passageways become immersive corridors of storytelling. By offering this memorable decor, we enhance ROI and instill client trust.
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Artistry Celebrated: The Ingenious Cognate Breakroom

In Cognate’s workspace, the Breakroom inspires employees, adorned with 3D Planks for a captivating allure, infusing creativity and comfort. Metal Circle Installations amplify branding essence, curating a space of relaxation and innovation.


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Design Alchemy: Illuminating Cognate’s Brand

Design, for us, is more than aesthetics; it tells a brand’s story and boosts client investments. In business, visibility and clarity are vital. Strong branding elevates ROI and nurtures trust. Brand creation forms emotional bonds, fostering loyalty. Consistent messaging and visual identity nurture customer loyalty. This deepened allegiance leads to recurring business and positive endorsements. Effective branding boosts ROI and leaves a lasting legacy. At Synergy Design Group, we integrated Cognate’s values into its visual aesthetics, fortifying its market presence.


Expertise Unleashed: Synergy Design Group’s Triumph with Cognate

Synergy Design Group leads in design, fostering business growth. Our collaboration with Cognate showcases our commitment to translating vision into reality. We craft spaces that captivate clients and employees, transcending mere decoration. Innovative narratives through our designs increase client engagement and ROI. In a branding-focused world, design fosters trust and stability. Our transformative impact on Cognate’s spaces speaks to our dedication. We stand ready to extend this transformative power to enhance market presence. Elevate your spaces with design excellence as Synergy Design Group transforms Cognate’s interior.



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The Benefits of Choosing a Two-Story Exhibit for Your Next Trade Show

Elevate Your Presence: The Benefits of Choosing a Two-Story Exhibit for Your Next Trade Show

Stand Out from the Crowd and Increase Your ROI with a Double-Deck Display

blue and white displays at a trade show booth. The displays feature maritime equipment and technology, including propellers, rudders, and life jackets. There is a large sign at the top of the booth that says "MP MARITIME PARTNERS with power cell and marine information, booth designed by synergy design group.A double-deck pavilion, graphic floor, and product displays made their brand stand out!

Are you planning to participate in a trade show or expo this year? If yes, then it’s worth considering how to make your booth or exhibit stand out from the crowd. After all, the competition is fierce, and you want to ensure your brand gets the attention it deserves.

Many factors amount to a successful trade show production. From a marketing perspective, few are as crucial as your ability to draw attention and stand out. One of the most effective methods to achieve this is by utilizing a two-story exhibit. Today we’ll discuss the benefits and advantages of using a double-deck display at a trade show.

Introduction to Double-Deck Displays

If you are new to trade shows and expos, you should become more familiar with double-deck displays. As the name suggests, these exhibits feature two levels of display space. The bottom level is typically used as a meeting area or product demonstration space, and the upper level is for showcasing your brand’s messaging and products. Though you know what they say, rules are meant to be broken, and double decks give your team ample room to get creative.

Double-deck exhibits are becoming increasingly popular at trade shows and expos for a good reason. They offer several advantages that can help you stand out from the competition.

A man kneeling next to a staircase in a convention center. The stair case reads " JUST ADD WATER MP MARITIME PARTNERS". Leasing & Finace solutions for a modern Maritime industry. This double decker display was a custom build of Synergy Design group

Maximize Your Footprint

One of the most significant advantages of using a double-deck exhibit is how it lets you maximize your space. Why is this important? It’s because trade show floor space is expensive, and you want to make the most of every square foot.

Choosing a two-story exhibit allows you to double your available space without paying for additional floor space. This means you can showcase more products, create more engaging displays, and offer more interactive experiences to your visitors.  

Beyond the obvious advantage of highlighting your brand thoroughly, additional space also allows your team to design with a crowd in mind. Extra room means a more remarkable ability to avoid bottlenecks and to create private space for clients, thus elevating the client experience. The double-deck exhibit has the potential to take your booth from a “one size fits all” solution to a ‘something for everyone’ exhibit.

Stand Out from the Crowd

Perhaps the most obvious advantage of using a double-deck exhibit is that it’s a major attention grabber. Most of your neighbors at the trade show will arrive with a standard, single-level booth or display. These are subject to all the line-of-sight, height, and other restrictions you may already know. By choosing a two-story exhibit, you can instantly cut through the noise and attract more attention from visitors.

Not only will your exhibit be more visually impressive, but it will also create a sense of excitement, wonder, and intrigue among visitors who want to see what’s happening on the upper level. This is the kind of excitement that can establish your brand as an industry leader on the show floor. When attendees know you’ve invested in a high-quality, attention-grabbing exhibit, they’re more likely to consider your company a serious contender.

A two-story recycling company booth at a trade show. The booth has a large hanging sign with the company logo and text that says "CP Group: Provider of the world's most successful recycling systems." There are also several smaller signs that list the company's services, such as "Truck Pro," "MSS," "Material Recovery," and "Watarial Recovery. an LED lit counter and blue carpets as well as several chairs and tables and large graphics of pictures from the CPG company.

Create a VIP Experience

A double-deck exhibit can also help create a VIP experience for your most important visitors. By reserving the upper level for private meetings or special events, you can create an exclusive atmosphere that makes your visitors feel valued and appreciated.

This can be particularly effective for B2B businesses that want to engage with key decision-makers and close deals. By offering a private, comfortable discussion space, you can create a more personal and memorable experience that sets you apart from the competition. Reserving this kind of space is also a consideration that many first-time exhibitors overlook, leaving them scrambling for a place to have sensitive conversations in a booth full of onlookers. Having such a meeting space is a detail that will speak to your preparation and potentially lead to authentic on-floor sales conversations. 

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Increase Your ROI

Ultimately, all the points above are in the service of a more significant ROI for your brand. By standing out from the crowd, creating a VIP experience, and maximizing your display space, you can capture a broader and more diverse group of visitors to your exhibit and generate more leads and sales.

Furthermore, maximizing your exhibit space can reduce your overall cost per square foot and increase the value of your investment. While double-deck exhibits may have a higher initial cost than single-level displays, the potential benefits and ROI make them a smart choice for many businesses.


A double-deck exhibit may not be for everyone, and first-time exhibitors may find the concept intimidating. Nonetheless, businesses exhibit at trade shows with a common goal: to make a great impression and increase their network. A double-deck exhibit addresses both of those goals in style. It could take years of exhibiting in smaller layouts before your brand can generate the buzz that a double-deck does in a single day. If time is of the essence, we recommend a double deck.

Consider investing in a two-story exhibit to elevate your presence and make a lasting impression at your next trade show or expo. With the right design and messaging, a double-deck display can help you attract more visitors, generate more leads and sales, and create a memorable experience that sets you apart from the competition. Reach us to explore your options today and see how a two-story exhibit can help you achieve your trade show goals.



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Synergy Upgrades the Office of Pan American Life

A bar with stools and a television in an office. The bar is made of wood and has a dark blue countertop. There are several stools around the bar, and a television is mounted on the wall behind the bar. The television is turned on and is showing a news broadcast. A sign on a wall with the text "Paling it answer bar". The text is in white letters on a blue background. The sign is located in a public place. Pan American Life's downtown New Orleans office has received a modern upgrade with the introduction of an innovative Office IT kiosk, developed in partnership with Synergy Design Group. This design serves as a functional yet visually captivating space within the open office layout. Highlighting the kiosk's features, the design boasts a backlit vertical sign that acts as an attention-grabbing focal point while adding an air of sophistication. Custom color acrylic accents complement the overall office design and reinforce the company's brand identity. A dynamic element, the changing LED trim on the kiosk's counter, offers customizable lighting effects, adapting to various moods and preferences. Wood laminate beams contribute warmth and elegance, harmonizing with the kiosk's modern features. Customized wood slat accents on the sides and top not only enhance aesthetics but also provide practical storage solutions for the IT department. This collaboration between Pan American Life and Synergy Design Group epitomizes a blend of functionality and design, enriching the office ambiance while catering to operational needs.

Synergy Upgrades Pan American Life. Pan American Life recently unveiled its latest addition to their modern office in downtown New Orleans – an innovative Office IT kiosk. Developed in collaboration with Synergy Design Group, this design aims to break up the monotony of open office workspace clusters. With its unique design elements, this design serves as a functional space for the IT department and enhances the overall office ambiance.

Synergy Adds Striking Design Elements

  • Backlit Vertical Sign:

One of the standout design features of the Pan American Life’s Office IT kiosk is its eye-catching backlit vertical sign. This illuminated sign not only draws attention to the kiosk but also acts as a visually striking focal point. The backlit design adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to the workspace, creating an inviting atmosphere for both employees and visitors.

  • Custom Color Acrylic Accent:

To further enhance the visual appeal, the kiosk incorporates custom color acrylic accents. These accents provide a pop of vibrant colors that complement the office’s overall design scheme. By incorporating personalized branding elements, the kiosk seamlessly blends with Pan American Life’s corporate identity, reinforcing their brand presence.

A man standing on a ladder next to a blue sign that says "PALIG IT Answer". The sign is in a large room with a lot of windows. Pan American Life's downtown New Orleans office has received a modern upgrade with the introduction of an innovative Office IT kiosk, developed in partnership with Synergy Design Group. This design serves as a functional yet visually captivating space within the open office layout. Highlighting the kiosk's features, the design boasts a backlit vertical sign that acts as an attention-grabbing focal point while adding an air of sophistication. Custom color acrylic accents complement the overall office design and reinforce the company's brand identity. A dynamic element, the changing LED trim on the kiosk's counter, offers customizable lighting effects, adapting to various moods and preferences. Wood laminate beams contribute warmth and elegance, harmonizing with the kiosk's modern features. Customized wood slat accents on the sides and top not only enhance aesthetics but also provide practical storage solutions for the IT department. This collaboration between Pan American Life and Synergy Design Group epitomizes a blend of functionality and design, enriching the office ambiance while catering to operational needs.
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  • Changing LED Trim:

The kiosk’s counter top features a dynamic element – a changing LED trim. This innovative design choice allows for customizable lighting effects, enabling the IT department to create different moods and atmospheres. The changing LED trim ensures that the kiosk can adapt to the specific needs and preferences of the employees.

  • Wood Laminate Beams:

Adding a touch of warmth and sophistication, the kiosk incorporates wood laminate beams. These beams not only provide structural support but also contribute to the overall aesthetic appeal. The natural texture and grain of the wood laminate creates a harmonious contrast against the sleek and modern features of the kiosk.

  • Customized Side and Top Wood Slat Accents:

To further elevate the design, the Office IT kiosk features customized side and top wood slat accents. These accents not only enhance the visual appeal but also serve a practical purpose by providing additional storage options. With carefully integrated wood slats, the kiosk offers ample space for the IT department storage keeping the workspace organized.

Pan American Life's downtown New Orleans office has received a modern upgrade with the introduction of an innovative Office IT kiosk, developed in partnership with Synergy Design Group. This design serves as a functional yet visually captivating space within the open office layout. Highlighting the kiosk's features, the design boasts a backlit vertical sign that acts as an attention-grabbing focal point while adding an air of sophistication. Custom color acrylic accents complement the overall office design and reinforce the company's brand identity. A dynamic element, the changing LED trim on the kiosk's counter, offers customizable lighting effects, adapting to various moods and preferences. Wood laminate beams contribute warmth and elegance, harmonizing with the kiosk's modern features. Customized wood slat accents on the sides and top not only enhance aesthetics but also provide practical storage solutions for the IT department. This collaboration between Pan American Life and Synergy Design Group epitomizes a blend of functionality and design, enriching the office ambiance while catering to operational needs.

Pan American Life’s Office IT kiosk, designed in collaboration with Synergy Design Group, introduces a refreshing break from the traditional office. Synergy Upgrades Pan American Life with its striking design elements the kiosk adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to the office environment. Moreover, the thoughtful integration of storage and wire management solutions ensures that the IT department can carry out their tasks seamlessly.

This innovative addition to the modern office in downtown New Orleans is a testament to Synergy’s commitment to both functionality and design.

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Synergy and the American Italian Cultural Center Museum Design a Look for the History Books

Unveiling the Captivating Permanent Installation of the American Italian Cultural Center Museum



The completion of the brand new permanent installation at the American Italian Cultural Center Museum in New Orleans is a momentous occasion. This collaborative exhibit, designed and built by Synergy Design Group, Inc, magnificently showcases the rich cultural heritage and journey of American Italians.  This vision became a remarkable reality through the efforts and expertise of Synergy Design Group, Inc.AICC Museum Item on Display with Signage on wall and floor

Synergy Design Group, a New Orleans-based firm, collaborated with the center to authentically represent the American Italian community throughout the exhibition. Undoubtedly,Their approach to design and attention to detail resulted in a narrative that eloquently tells the story of American Italians. The Synergy Team used televised videos to give a dynamic multimedia presentation of American Italian Culture.

With this in mind, , the creative expertise of Synergy Design Group is prominently displayed throughout the museum’s permanent installation. Visitors are enthralled by the striking display case information wall and captivated by the immersive 3D Letters History Wall. A particular highlight is the “Soul of Sicily” installation, which transports visitors into the vibrant culture and history of Sicilian Americans. Adding a touch of whimsy and charm, the 3D letter gift shop wallpaper enhances the overall visitor experience.

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American Italian Cultural Center in New Orleans – Museum Display – Historic Jersey


In addition to, Synergy Design Group uses display cases and podiums of vintage jerseys and other mementos to highlight the American Italian culture. These artifacts serve as poignant reminders of the invaluable contributions made by generations of Italian Americans. What’s more, These carefully designed installations highlight their profound cultural significance within the broader American context.


In reality, The museum is a dynamic representation of the American Italian experience, constantly evolving with the collaboration of Synergy Design Group. The American Italian Cultural Center Museum stands as a testament to the shared history and cultural contributions of Italian Americans. Through the meticulous design work of Synergy Design Group, Inc, visitors embark on a journey of the American Italian community. 





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10×20 Exhibit Showcases RMP Design for Jotun’s Brand and Products

Color and Contrast at the 2018 Workboat Show

In order to stand out at the 2018 International WorkBoat Show, we designed a 10×20 trade show booth for RMP Design & Marketing Ltd for Jotun with an eye-catching structural appearance. The rich graphics contrasted with metal extrusion. A hospitality counter enhanced an inset back wall. The display design adds dimension and seating to this exhibit. For example, bar stools line the counter, allowing attendees one-to-one interaction with Jotun team members in the 10×20 space.

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Cox Powertrain Ltd.’s 20×20 island rental exudes professionalism at the 2018 International WorkBoat Show. For example, a 16-foot branded tower, enhanced by two perimeter double-sided graphic columns, defines our client’s meeting area. In order to increase client visibility, we incorporated a vertical monitor onto the tower, showcasing their revolutionary #CXO300 diesel outboard in use on a neighboring booth’s boat.