Glossary of terms

This online glossary gathers industry terms found throughout our website and provides succinct definitions to help you navigate the trade show planning process


Advance Order

Orders for furnishings and/or services sent to the contractor prior to the event. Typically, prices for advance orders are discounted from the standard rate prices.

Advance Receiving

A warehouse designated to receive and store exhibitor and/or show management freight 30 days prior to the event.

Air Freight

Transportation of goods via aircraft.

Air Walls

Folding partitions that can alter the size of a room/area.

Aisle Signs

Signs indicating aisle numbers. These signs can be found suspended from the ceiling or as floor stickers.


Services including audio visual equipment rented, including TVs, monitors, computers, etc.

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