Stands are roughly divided into three types.

Shell Scheme Stands

Shell Scheme Stands are usually offered by the exhibition organiser. These stands are normally the least costly to rent, the disadvantage being that they are all identical and gives no chance to distinguish from other participants.

Custom Built Stands

Custom made stands can be made from any materials by which most forms are achievable, allowing the design of highly individual stands. The disadvantage is that this is expensive, both the design and construction is labour intensive, which is reflected in the price.

System Stands

While not offering quite as much flexibility as custom made stands, System construction allows the building of individually designed stands that give great creative impact at a much reduced price.