Whether you’re a client of our affiliate, BlueHive, or have your own exhibit house partner, rest assured that our project managers will help you to efficiently bridge the gap between exhibit design and exhibit presence on the show floor. Because of our years of experience in branded environment design and manufacturing from both the client side as well as the exhibit house, we know what your expectations will be when it comes to coordinating all the logistics and planning for successful event installation and dismantling. Our project leaders will start by working hand-in-hand with the BlueHive account managers, reviewing the design and the rules and regulations of the specific show/event and venue, and working to create a strategy to maximize the allotted time and maintain cost efficiencies.
Have you ever been to a restaurant with an open kitchen? While there are many chefs bustling about, doing their part to contribute to each plated meal, it’s the executive chef who’s in charge of maintaining the orchestrated cadence of it all. Think of your Lime project manager as your executive chef—staying on-site throughout the installation and dismantling to ensure the planned schedule from our coordination stages is adhered to and providing direct supervision for all parties involved. We take accountability for every aspect of the I&D execution, from real-time budget and time management, to anticipating your wants and needs for the event and being able to solve any issues that arise well before you even get a whiff of it. Our priority is service, and we work efficiently and diligently so that our clients don’t have to do anything more than show up on event day.
Especially at large conventions and events, each I&D labor company will have their own reception area to handle last-minute client requests and installation needs, including emergency situations (which, from our years in the industry, are known to happen from time to time). One of the most common issues we have witnessed are graphics for an exhibit that are somehow wrong, missing, or have even been ruined. Because we have been on both the client and exhibit house side of the fence, we are truly sympathetic to emergency graphic needs that happen on the event floor. We will even help people who aren’t our clients, because alleviating stress during I&D is a mainstay of what we do. To that end, we have a full-service graphic department at our headquarters—designated for emergency show graphic needs. We simply need a digital file of your graphics and 24-hours’ time to print and overnight ship them to the venue. And we’ll even make sure our seasoned labor crew is available to install the graphics, should you choose. In other words, when life throws you lemons…trade them in for Lime.
Typically, labor companies will provide a post-show reconciliation for proposed to actual costs, as well as go over the experience and get client feedback to adjust future strategies. Our reconciliation process is about more than settling up your bill, partly because our costs are set up front and we take steps during the I&D execution to ensure we stay on budget. We hold ourselves accountable through the entire installation and dismantling process, until the last crate is packed up and shipped out (and sometimes more than that, if the exhibit is going to its next show rather than be returned to the exhibit house). During this post-show service, we focus our energies on devising smarter strategies for the next event, taking note of everything from our clients’ stress levels to their show experiences, to evaluating labor talent against our (high standard) expectations.
Limes can be grown virtually anywhere with the right care, so it’s no surprise that Lime I&D can go just about anywhere domestically. While we have a handful of hubs in major cities across the US as well as satellite locations, we’re always looking for new places to put down roots. If there’s a city you’re exhibiting in or hosting an event at and we don’t have it listed, ask us to add it!