Often in exhibitions the venue is the one thing you don’t choose. Be it the Excel Centre, London, RAI, Leeds or the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh – each come with their little idiosyncrasies and important things to remember from a stand design point of view. How level is the hall floor? How large are the shutter doors to the hall? At what heights are hanging structures allowed if any? Is the stand overlooked by an overhead balcony open to the public? Will the venue hall carpet clash with our skirting?!