The OTC Trade Show in Houston is back for its’ 51st year from May 6-9. The Offshore Technology Conference encompasses 11.5 miles and offers over 600,000 square feet of convention center flooring to exhibitors. If you have not booked your exhibit yet, consider booking as soon as possible. This show is one of the industry standards and it includes 22 international pavilions, 65,000 attendees, 24 networking breakfasts, 346 seminars, and much more. The conference is comprised of 13 societies and is a nonprofit, the societies include, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Brazilian Gas and Biofuels Institute, Oceanic Engineering Society, Marine Technology Society, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Society of Mining Metallurgy and Exploration, Society of Naval Architects and Engineers, Society of Petroleum Engineers, The Minerals Metals and Materials Society, and Networking Committee. In the era of renewable energy, this show is an incredible platform for scientists and oil professionals to converge and study the ways in which we utilize natural resources under the water.
What do you get when you book a booth at OTC? The exhibitor package provided at OTC is standard, however, the booth costs are roughly 50% less than most shows, so be sure to get pricing ahead of time. 8ft high draping and 3 ft, 7×44 identification sign, crate unload, and crate removal, nightly vacuuming, five exhibitor badges per 100 square footage space, discount registration rates, carpet, and exhibit listing in marketing materials. The trade show floor will be packed with decision-making executives with top purchasing power and your representation at this event is critical. Whether you are an industry leader, a country with interests at stake, or provide services to offshore technology, you need an exhibit rental.
Exhibit Experience has been assisting clients who show at the OTC for over a decade and would like to offer some tips for the Houston Convention Center and showing at OTC. If you are looking for a booth at the OTC and are a first time exhibitor, contact show organizers directly, then contact Exhibit Experience. Whether you are booking a 10×10 or 10×30 booth, we are an all-inclusive trade show exhibit rental company and can provide custom to custom modular exhibits at a fraction of the cost of competitors.
Floor to Ceiling: The booths come with standard carpet flooring, but custom flooring is included with our packages and is highly recommended. The Maple Flex Floor is the industry standard. You can find out more about available flooring here. The floor separates your booth from your competitors and is an imperative first impression.
Marketing Collateral: Make your marketing collateral useful or make a statement. Chargers are very common, but stress balls made in the shape of a tree which are always useful were a recent highly creative branded collateral piece that we found exciting. Either make it useful or make it creative.