It is so easy to negotiate, negotiate, negotiate before a show with all of your vendors. But unruly, late planning pre-show can lead to thousands of dollars worth of billings on the show floor. You will be handed a number of bills on the show floor – many already run on your credit card. Do not wait if you see discrepancies – take action before you leave the show floor. We know the service lines are long – but a few minutes in line can save you thousands of minutes waiting on the phone and then more time waiting to receive the proof paperwork that you have requested. It is quite funny how the show contractor wins when you have not paid previous bills and they are your show contractor again the following year. In most cases, you will not be allowed onto the show floor for your next show with unpaid bills. So take the time to clear up your billing questions before you leave the show.