In my professional life I have been to more tradeshows and conventions than I care to admit. Never did I give a thought to everything that goes into a show and the huge undertaking it must be to put one on.Even as a presenter, all I had to do was make sure my presentation was loaded on the computer, pray that the video and sound worked like it should and give a "drop the mic" worthy presentation.
And the exhibitors? Never paid attention to them, except to get the cool swag they give away and see friends in that space. Sure, I would notice the booths and intense displays, but I guess I thought someone snapped their fingers and all that stuff appeared.