This article is part of a collection called Tips and Tricks – little bits of information for new (or seasoned) users to maximize the a2z experience.
Markings vs. Non-Exhibiting Space (NES)
A lot of clients ask, what is the difference between a marking and a Non-exhibiting Space (NES)? Markings are visual representations you can use to classify space on a floor plan – such as a pavilion or freight aisle. Non-Exhibiting Spaces are blocks of space on the floor plan that will not count towards your total square footage available to sell – such as lounges or cyber cafes. NES removes the space from the total area of the floor so your yield from space sold vs. dead space is more accurate. So, in other words, a marking is like coloring on top of your booths, and NES are like putting legos on the floor plan.
Popular uses for Markings
- Freight aisle (AUVSI 2014)
- Exhibit floor entrances
- Walkway to hotel
- Food outlets on the perimeter show floor
- Variable pricing sections or zones (True Value Reunion 2014)
- Vertical market segments on your show floor (United Fresh 2014)
Popular uses for NES