Another year goes by and another big show in Las Vegas. This year the NAB show covered the entire Las Vegas Convention Center, including the North, South , and Central hall. The exhibits were beautiful and spacious. This show we service about 100 exhibitors with rental plants and flowers.
On a show like this with all the electrical cords and wires for the cameras there was much that needed hiding. Plus flowers and plants are perfect for the camera sets. It was a 4 day event so some of the flowers in the actual sets needed to be replaced under the hot lights. One of the customers decided to save money and use silk flowers, but once it was all set up they realized that the silk flowers did not have the brilliant colors that real cut flowers have. So at the last minute we had to switch out silk and replace with live. Once the real flowers went into the set the look was exactly what the client wanted.
Below is one of our favorite sets at the show. All the detail that goes into these sets with the placement and the lights, have to be perfect, so we move things around and after a while it all comes together.
We also needed to come in each morning before the show to replace and water anything that did not look perfect, fortunately at this show the exhibitors understand that the flowers cannot look perfect under the hot lighting conditions and they know and are willing to pay for the replacements. Although some exhibitors think the flowers should last 4 days under these conditions. They need to realize that this is not someone’s home set at 74 degrees, the day before the show opened it was about 85-9o degrees in the building and that the plants and flowers dry out under those conditions. The plants take a beating at shows like this, this is why at the end of an event like this the plants need to go back to the greenhouses for some well needed R&R.