When you’re in Asia, a lot of things are different. Everything from the food to the body language used in meetings and business dealings are different. Instead of serving burgers and beer, you get rolls and sake. Instead of shaking hands and giving a pat on the back, you get a bow. But that’s not the only thing that’s different if you’re doing business in Asia.

In Singapore and Tokyo, Japan, the building and design standards are different from the West. That makes a big difference if you’re exhibiting at a Expo or Conference in Tokyo’s Big Site or Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Exposition Center. This is how the locals build: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMaQy_IGH5w

Besides the technical differences, the biggest difference between building your booth locally verses in another country happens when you fly over your construction crew. That’s not cheap. So when you’re in Asia, look into hiring a local team that knows the local processes and ropes. The above Youtube should give you a good idea as to who to call.