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4 TIPS YOU NEED TO CONSIDER BEFORE THE EXHIBITION SHOW OPENS FOR PUBLIC!

When I first heard that I was going to an exhibition show called Medica which is taking place every year in Dusseldorf I really didn't know what to expect as I am very fresh to this type of business. My co-workers gave me a little heads-up about the enormousness of this particular exhibition show as if they almost wanted to scare me a bit. Luckily I do not get scared that easily so I went there full of confidence.

I arrived at Medica on the 10th of November which was 6 days prior to the official opening for visitors interested in medical solutions. Upon my arrival all the heads-up of my co-workers quickly made sense as this exhibitions show was indeed enormous. 

HERE ARE THE THINGS I LEARNED:


1. FOLDABLE BICYCLES, SCOOTERS AND HOVER-BOARDS

Almost everybody uses them! If your company has more that one exhibition stand and you have to walk from one to another, or you just feel a bit "spyish" and would like to see what your competition has to offer, I highly recommend using a transportation of some sort. Like for instance using a foldable bicycle, scooter or a hover-board can get you very close to everything you want to see as they are very small and enables you to move more freely, or if an exhibition show is well organised and likes to care for their exhibitioners like Dusseldorf Messe likes to do, you can use a free mini-bus which can help you overcome larger distances like going from one hall to another.


2. FOOD AND BEVERAGES

All these movements can make you craving for food and beverages so I ate food I had previously brought with my self. Do not worry if you forget to bring your food as there is always a food court around the corner, but I have to warn you that it's not cheap by any means. Like for instance, a single muffin can cost up to 2,5 eur. There is always an option of finding some local stores outside of exhibition area, but usually they are not very close to the exhibition center.


3. ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THIEVES

As the construction of the exhibition stands was taking place I noticed that a lot of exhibitors hired security guards to watch their exhibition stand and at first I did not know why. It later came to my knowledge that different items, especially more expensive ones, get stolen very often, so if you are not willing to pay for a security guard I would recommend you to bring more valuable items on the day of the opening of the exhibition and to keep them locked during the night.


4. 100 EUR FOR 1H?

Two days prior to opening for visitors, everyone who enters an exhibition center with a car or a van needs to pay 100 eur of deposit in cash so that you can drive 3 hours around the exhibition and on the last day, you have to pay the same amount for 1 hour. Of course Dusseldorf Messe offers you a free parking just outside of the exhibition center with a free mini-bus that can take you to the hall of your choice. Of course every exhibition center has a different conditions you need to consider.

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