Navigating the World of I&D (Installation & Dismantle)

Navigating the World of I&D

This is Part 2 of our interview with Candy Adams, who is the industry expert on the topics of drayage, I&D, and labor. In Part 1, she covered the ins and outs of trade show material handling (also known as drayage).

In this episode we shift gears to the topic of installation and dismantle (I&D) where you’ll discover:

  • What the difference is between A, B and C-level labor staff
  • When to hire the official contractor (GSC) vs. an EAC
  • How to avoid overtime rates (using some strategic planning)
Candy Adams
Candy Adams

Candy Adams, better known throughout the exhibit industry as “The Booth Mom®”, is a multi-certified veteran hands-on exhibit project manager with 490 shows under her belt. She’s also an exhibit staff and exhibit management trainer, speaker and consultant.

She guides exhibitors through the trade show maze of strategy and tactics, and nurtures them to maximize the return on their exhibit investment while cutting costs.

She’s best known throughout the industry for her writing on best practices, penning monthly award-winning column, “Exhibiting 101” for EXHIBITOR Magazine and training tens of thousands of exhibit managers at EXHIBITORLive for 22 years. You can reach her via her website,

Here are a couple of her articles to give you even more tips on I&D:

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