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Better Stands

Moving towards a more sustainable exhibiting experience

Better Stands at Seatrade Maritime Events

Exhibition stands at Seatrade Maritime events are a great way for you to meet clients face-to-face, promote your brand with eye-catching designs, and bring a taste of your company to the show floor. We’re proud of being the place where the shipping industry makes these invaluable connections, but we’re conscious that the ‘single use’ nature of many stands creates a lot of waste.


This is why we’ve introduced our Better Stands Programme. We believe that we can work with our exhibitors and your contractors to eliminate the waste from single-use, space-only stands. And we can still deliver world-class designs that have a second life after the show closes its doors.

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Built for the future
The Better Stands vision
Our aim is to eliminate all disposable stands from our events by 2030. We know it’s an ambitious goal, and that the journey to sustainability doesn’t happen overnight! To help us get there – and bring our exhibitors and contractors with us on the journey – we’ve introduced different tiers of Better Stands for space-only stands. We’re recommending all space-only exhibitors work towards achieving at least Bronze status in 2024, so now is the time to speak to your contractor about making the switch to a sustainable stand solution.


• Stand structure & walls

• Platform

• Furniture & equipment

• Lighting



• Stand structure & walls

• Platform • Furniture & equipment

• Lighting • Fascia & overhead signage

• Rigged structure. • Ceiling

• Display facilities


• Stand structure & walls

• Platform. • Furniture & equipment

• Lighting. • Fascia & overhead signage

• Rigged structure. • Ceiling

• Display facilities

• Graphics & decorative items

• Floor covering

All space-only stands are independently verified at the end of the event to determine their level.

The programme provides exhibitors with a range of benefits, including a sustainability focus with long-term benefits and impact, compliance assurance, cost savings, and access to innovative designs. It’s a great way to contribute to a greener and responsible exhibiting.

Chris Morley

Group Director - Maritime Events