We invite you review our portfolio of past projects to better understand how CTS has solved communication challenges for other clients –and how we might help and inspire you.
US State Department – Ceremony Exhibit for the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
In 2017, CTS was awarded the honorable task of managing and installing this educational exhibit to convey the mission of PEPFAR, progress to date, and acknowledge the contribution of both US State Department leadership as well as various global leaders toward that goal. Originally conceived as a compassionate effort to deliver lifesaving services in countries hardest hit by HIV/AIDS, PEPFAR is undertaking the challenge of controlling the pandemic. It is the iconic brand of U.S. government engagement in health, development, security, and diplomacy, unparalleled in its capacity to deliver clear, measurable, and transformative results and impact. Designed as a portable and reconfigurable display, the 600 square foot exhibit features a touch screen interface timeline, monitors for video and social media content/upload, interactive ipad kiosks, a storage tower and various backlit graphics. These components allow for easy and cost effective changes and updates to content. The exhibit made its debut at the at the Rayburn office building on Capitol Hill to commemorate World Aids Day 2017. Requiring an overnight set up crew of 12, the audience consisted of Embassy, Congressional and Senate dignitaries and included a video address by President Barack Obama and four large red ribbon Gobo projections. A second event featuring the display was at the opening of The U.S. Diplomacy Center - a museum and education center at the U.S. Department of State currently under development. The new glass pavilion at the 21st Street entrance to the Department is the beginning of what will become a dynamic space fully open to the public with permanent and temporary exhibitions and education programs.
U.S. State Department - World Aids Conference Amsterdam
In 2018, CTS deployed this educational exhibit to the World Aids Conference in Amsterdam. Reconfiguration involved detailing the components into a 30x30 booth space on a raised floor, and updating graphic and video elements. CTS managed all logistics including shipping and import details, coordination of all on-site show services including drayage, electrical, booth cleaning furniture, and flooring, a CTS exhibit technician to supervise installation and dismantle, and complete warehouse services including storage and inventory management.
This aerospace firm’s robust tradeshow program requires a full-service exhibit house to manage various exhibit configurations, frequently changing graphics, and fragile models. In 2016 Orbital Sciences merged with the Aerospace and Defense groups of Alliant Techsystems Inc. (ATK), and rebranded as Orbital ATK. Through competitive bid, CTS was awarded the new company’s exhibit program, and design/fabrication of their new exhibit. Deployed to more than 20 shows per year, the multi-conference room 50x50 exhibit is required to break into system components, reconfigurable into 10x20, 10x30, 20x20, 20x30, and 30x50 floor plans. Specialty features include an over-sized hanging sign, a coffee bar and extensive AV. CTS provides full show support including shipping, on site show services and labor, as well as ongoing storage and maintenance.
Aimpoint Inc. USA
Aimpoint began working with CTS to initially discuss the addition of an information kiosk to the company’s existing 50’ x 50’ exhibit. Reviewing the current display, both teams came to the realization that new, updated components would stand out against the more outdated structure. This lead to a wish list of improvements that Aimpoint didn’t know they had until meeting with CTS: the elimination of a large center structure that diminished sitelines, a cumbersome hardwood flooring system that took two days to install, and structural elements that broke individual graphics into sections. CTS presented new design concepts that offered a clear view of the entire display area, over-sized seamless fabric graphics, and an alternate roll-able flooring that decreased the floor installation time to two hours (without sacrificing the desired original look). Additional new features include larger conference rooms, an overhead hanging sign, large LED screen for video and live feeds, secure storage for AV equipment and gun cases, and an open-air second story area for impromptu interviews and meetings. Utilizing the more efficient Aluvision exhibit system, CTS was also able dramatically decrease the number of crates required for this exhibit, reducing both drayage and shipping costs for the client. Our approach to value engineering, along with our commitment to service and transparency has resulted in the Aimpoint exhibit properties and program housed and fully handled by CTS.
NASA/USA Science and Engineering Festival
The USA Science and Engineering Festival’s mission is to invigorate the young minds of the nation in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by producing and presenting interactive displays of educational and entertaining science. Capitol Tradeshow Services once again supported NASA to showcase its work on technologies to provide cutting-edge solutions and breakthroughs for our nation’s future. This 3,600 square foot exhibition included live shows featuring NASA's scientists, engineers, astronomers, and even Astronauts taking the stage to discuss America's next big rocket, the Mars Curiosity Rover, new worlds being discovered and fantastic things being learning high above the Earth aboard the International Space Science Station.
NASA/Paris Air-show (30 x 40 Display)
CTS currently works with NASA on all of their domestic and international shows. One of many success stories was the Paris Air Show, which entailed multiple construction techniques resulting in an Award winning design for “Green” fabrication. The exhibit contained lighted fabric and frame structures, futuristic showcased models, an ADA compliant raised platform, large printed murals, along with reception and meeting areas.
Capitol Tradeshow Services partners with this Baltimore-based communications agency to support the exhibit and event needs of clients worldwide. Exit 10’s approach to “develop relationships built on transparency and trust where the best idea always wins” fits perfectly with the CTS mission, making the collaboration a natural success. The CSX exhibit at the National Future Farmers of America Convention and Expo is a 50’ x 60’ booth space with multiple vignettes that showcase and describe agricultural career opportunities with CXS through various audio-visual and graphic applications. An Instagram wall invited FFA members to post photos of their favorite expo memories to raise hunger awareness. Using the hashtag #EveryKernelCounts, CSX printed the photo and added it to a mosaic wall. Each photo provided 32 meals for families through CSX donations.
Endgame made its debut at the 2015 RSA Conference in San Francisco with a 20’x 20’ island booth. New to exhibiting, this cyber security company opted to dip their foot in the tradeshow pool with a custom rental exhibit for this first show. “Delivering the next generation of Security Intelligence & Analytics solutions” required making sure Endgame was noticed on the show floor. CTS designed and fabricated the custom booth with high logo placement on the exhibit’s center wall, and 14 foot backlit towers to draw the eye. Double-sided AV workstations provided essential demonstration opportunities, and a presentation platform allowed Endgame specialists to speak to a larger audience.
Capitol Tradeshow Services has been working with Aerojet Rocketdyne since January 2001. This world-recognized aerospace and defense leader sought a full-service display house such as CTS that could handle all aspects of their busy exhibit, graphics and model program. In particular, they needed full-service support in the design, production, warehousing, storage and on-going refurbishment and maintenance of a custom 10’ x20’ exhibit. Since that time the Aerojet Rocketdyne exhibit program has evolved and expanded to include 10’ x 30’, 20’ x 20’, 30’ x 30’ exhibits, and most recently a new 40’ x 50’ custom booth.
CTS worked with USAREUR points of contact to develop and produce an eye-catching 40’x50’ exhibit. An open-space design concept, provided a series of high-definition video monitors, attached to a number of contemporary curved fabric frame structures with an integrated AV presentation. Along with a large hanging globe structure that was hung above a cylindrical storage tower in the center of the booth.
WorldSpace (40 x 40 Display)
WorldSpace a digital broadcasting company which provided a satellite network for areas in Asia and Africa. Capitol Tradeshow Services provided final design and value engineered fabrication of this booth. The exhibit had an interesting combination of materials (wood, metal, acrylic) weaved into shapes to create a dynamic environment. Other elements in the booth such as: product model vitrene displays, dynamic graphics, sound domes, a bold reception desk, an elevated conference room and an actual signal truck in large shows, helped tell the global story.
TRW/Aeronautical (40 x 40 Display)
Capitol Tradeshow Services fabricated this booth which had a sophisticated “architectural” feel created by materials and the combination of shapes. Large dynamic billboard graphics blended with wood columns and neutral tone materials to create an subtle upscale event. This booth contained a stylish reception desk to greet visitors, a semi-private conference area, open cafe table areas, and storage for equipment and giveaways. Large dynamic graphics helped tell the corporate story and explain the product offerings for the total corporate experience.
Stoeger Industries (20 x 50 Island Display)
CTS provided Stoeger Industries with a total experience starting with the conceptual design process. The exhibit included realistic details of a fax-painted stone fireplace, hand-made rustic wood furniture, custom literature stands and gun cases. A number of large light-boxes created “window views” as if you were looking out of an actual hunting lodge. The exhibit included client-supplied artifacts (fishing rods, snow shoes, and wildlife props, etc.) to help take on the life of an authentic rustic hunting log. The process included final design/detailing and fabrication of this 20x50 gun show exhibit, it was also designed to conform to various show configurations such as: 30x50, 30x30 and 10x20 back-walls.
TLC (Tradeshow Display)
Capitol Tradeshow Services designed a lightweight fabric frame structure, which contained demo stations inside back-lit arches along with a circular back-lit fabric frame bar with modern seating.
Price Waterhouse (30 x 50 Island Display)
CTS provided final design and value engineered fabrication of this booth. The exhibit had an modern combination of laminated structures with back-lit logos and accent lighting to create a theatrical environment. Other elements in the booth included monitor kiosks, a large video wall, photo-op stage area and reception desk.
Visual Networks (50 x 80 Island Display)
CTS provided Visual Networks with a total experience starting with the conceptual design process. The exhibit included tall crescent identity tower with halo-lit logos, laminated support columns with monitors. A themed “Biker Bar” presentation area with custom bench seating for larger audiences provided the main draw to the booth. Custom reception counter and workstations added to the brand experience.
CyberStar, Loral (20 x 20 Display)
Capitol Tradeshow Services provided final design and value engineered fabrication of this booth. The exhibit had an modern combination of laminated structures with curved graphic header panels juxtaposed over counter demos. Other elements in the booth included storage kiosks, demos and a reception desk.
Heckler & Koch (20 x 20 Display)
Capitol Tradeshow Services has been designing and producing all custom and portable exhibits for Heckler & Koch since 2002. The existing booth contains large curved fabric structures along with hanging banners, product graphics and custom gun displays for rifles and pistols. A larger expansion to 30x50 is planned with new components added free standing curved fabric structures in a more flexible space configuration.
Northrop Grumman (Postal Booth 30 x 40 Display)
CTS has successfully managed several divisions of the Northrop Grumman account for many years, this was a booth for their postal equipment division. The exhibit is an interesting combination of large unique 18ft. tall fabric & frame arches over spanning over equipment demos. The fabrics combined opaque and sheer visuals with accented halogen lightning. Other pieces in the booth included receptions desks, demos and a large conference room.
Northrop Grumman (Corporate Exhibit Displays)
In support of Northrop Grumman’s divisions: Electronic Systems, Information Technology, and Newport News; Northrop Grumman attends over 80 trade shows a year both nationally and internationally. Exhibit properties included 15 portable exhibits, custom structure, display models and AV equipment.