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Phone Charging Station: A Buyer’s Guide

December 19th, 2022 COMMENTS
Charging Solutions at Trade Shows and Events
Charging Solutions at Trade Shows and Events

In today’s trade show environment, power matters. Electrical power that is. The exhibits with easy, fast, and uncomplicated charging stations are destinations for attendees. Having a charging station almost guarantees more booth traffic, and since charging any device takes time, your “charging” sales leads will be qualified. Plus, there’s not a booth staffer in the world who doesn’t love having a charging solution for their phone within reach.  No more wandering the show floor in search of a 110 outlet. 

We’re all addicted to our smartphones and tablets. And when our battery indicator edges dangerously close to 25%, we start to panic. Rightfully so. We need these devices to conduct business and stay in touch with family and colleagues, like at a trade show or exhibition. Savvy exhibitors are adding charging options, like dedicated kiosks or charging ports/pads into their exhibit design in counters, tables, and pedestals. 

Why Invest in a Phone Charging Station for your Event?

Ten years ago, charging stations were an attraction. Five years ago, they were a convenience. Now, they’re an expectation. Not having charging options, whether wired or wireless, says to potential clients and to your staff that you just don’t care. That you’re fine with them wandering the floor in search of a connection. 

Connections Lead to Conversations: Charging takes time. That time allows people to chat and learn more about one another and their business needs. Conversations are good. Think of charging stations as the 21st Century water cooler. Want to know the latest gossip or tap into the latest trends? Hang out at the charging station.

Charging Sends the Right Message: Ever see someone sitting on the floor at an airport, convention center, or event charging their phone or tablet? Was that someone you? Then think of those times when a convenient charging option was available where you could sit, relax, eat, and talk with other people. Which one made you happier?

Charging is Inexpensive: Not so long ago, charging kiosks were ugly and expensive. More like electrical octopuses than an attractive accessory in your booth or at your event. Anymore, charging can be incorporated into counters, pedestals, tables, and stands at a modest price. Best of all, those counters, etc. will not only match your overall design aesthetic but also be inconspicuous (yet easily available). 

Phone Charging Station: Our Top Picks


MOD-1470 | Power Tower: The Power Tower is available in three designs, all with two-sided backlit graphics and multiple charging pads. These standalone kiosks are elegant yet rugged enough to survive years of trade shows and events. 

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MOD-1475 | Lightbox Stand: Think of it as a visual beacon attracting clients. The stand includes large double-sided backlit graphics and (4) wireless/USB pads. It even has LED accent lighting around the countertop for an added design flair.  

MOD-1474 | Monitor Stan: Back-to-back monitors make this an ideal choice for sharing information about products and services while charging a phone, computer, or tablet. 

Conference Tables

MOD-1488 | Conference Table: At 72” L x 42” W, this executive conference table with charging pads is perfect for a meeting room or an island exhibit.

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MOD-1482 | Charging Table: A stylish and upscale table for meetings with potential clients at an exhibition. 

small phone charging station table

Bistro, Coffee, and End Tables

MOD-1465 | Bistro Table: A modular table complete with LED accent lighting and wireless charging pads. Options include RGB programmable lights and graphics. 

bistro phone charging station table

MOD-1464 | Coffee Table and MOD-1466 | End Table: These coffee and end tables match the bistro table. Ideal for larger exhibits with meeting rooms and casual seating. 

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Charging Counters

MOD-1721 | Backlit Counter: This backlit L-shaped counter is guaranteed to attract attention. Complete with charging pads and locking storage. 

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MOD-1707 | Parsons Counter: Parsons counters are quickly becoming a trade show favorite of exhibitors. It’s the ideal height for demos or promotional products. Comes with a backlit logo and locking storage. 

GOD-1558c | Modular Counter: This large modular counter assembles quickly. Includes charging pads, a large fabric graphic, and locking storage. 

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What Are My Wireless and USB Charging Station Options?

We make this almost too easy. Charging solutions can be designed into any inline, island, or accessory like counters, pedestals, or tables. Unsure about where you need wireless or USB charging? We make that decision easy since our charging pads include a wireless pad and USB A and C connections.  

Click here to explore 67 charging solution designs. Better yet, remember that charging pads can be added to any of the 1700 exhibit designs in Exhibit Design Search

Stay Connected with a Phone Charging Station from Classic Exhibits

When it comes to phone charging options for a trade show or event, Classic Exhibits has the widest selection. Choose from existing counters, kiosks, stations, tables, or pedestals, or add charging to hundreds of accessories both for purchase and rental. There’s a solution for any budget. 

Classic Exhibits has been honored as an Exhibitor Magazine Find-It Top 40 Exhibit Producers and an Event Marketer Fab 50 Exhibit Builders multiple times. Along with numerous Portable Modular Awards. 

With over 200 Distributor Partners throughout North America, there’s a Classic representative close by to assist with any rental project. Contact us today whether you need an inline rental display, a double-deck island exhibit, or a contemporary kiosk rental. At Classic, we’re not just different. We’re better.

Choosing the Right Event Charging Station

July 7th, 2022 COMMENTS
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The first rule of event or trade show marketing – attract attention. You want to be noticed by potential clients. But that’s just the first step. You also want clients to spend time with you. Event charging stations do just that. 

Why Invest in an Event Charging Station?

Most events and shows are electrical deserts, forcing attendees to search for outlets in inconvenient locations. How often have we seen an unattended phone, tablet, or laptop charging in some remote corner of the show hall or ballroom? Modern event charging stations solve that problem by offering attractive and practical designs for any event or booth. Wired and wireless charging solutions are available as bistro and coffee tables, reception counters, backlit pedestals, and even larger conference tables. All with flexible graphic branding opportunities. 

Our Favorite Trade Show Charging Station Options

If your mental picture of a charging station is the ugly charging tower at the airport, then you will be surprised at how charging station designs have evolved. No more messy tangled wires or soulless institutional colors and surfaces. Modern event charging solutions are built to compliment your design and to serve multiple purposes, not just charging. Consider the following options: 

  • Wireless Charging 
  • USB A and B Ports
  • Backlit Graphics
  • Locking Storage
  • Vinyl or Fabric Graphics
  • Bistro, Coffee, and End Tables
  • Monitor Mounts 
  • Programmable RGB LED Lighting

Why Invest in a Phone Charging Station?

There’s the obvious answer. It’s 2022. Our electronic devices are indispensable to every aspect of our lives. And until someone invents a battery that never needs charging, we’re dependent on a community of “free” charging solutions at events, trade shows, and gatherings. Charging takes time… which opens the door to conversations. That’s the first step in any business relationship. What was candy in 1990… Giveaways in 2010… Is charging options in 2022. 

At trade shows, charging options are essential for another reason. No one working in the booth has to leave to charge their phone. 😉 

Event Charging Station Rental or Purchase?

Not everyone needs an event charging station for multiple shows. For those situations, a rental may be a better option. Renting also allows for greater design flexibility, since shapes, colors, and sizes can be changed based on the theme or the size of the event. For example, many events require multiple tables or counters for casual conversations or sales presentations. In those situations, a one-time purchase may not make sense. Renting does. 

Purchasing has advantages as well. There are more design options as well as the ability to customize colors. Plus, it’s a one-time purchase and the expense can be depreciated over multiple events.    

10 Event Charging Station Solutions from Classic Exhibits

1. MOD-1471 Wireless Power Tower. Hard to Miss. This 7 ft. tall charging tower includes double-sided backlit graphics, (4) charging pads, and a brandable countertop. 

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2. MOD-1474 Charging Monitor Stand. Back-to-Back. Dual monitor mounts, charging pads, and LED perimeter lights make this a versatile charging solution at any event.  

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3. MOD-1474 Square Charging Table. Business as Unusual. This sophisticated design brings the boardroom to the show floor with backlit graphics and wireless charging. 

4. MOD-1463 Portable Charging Table. Portable and Powerful. A smaller bistro height table with (2) wireless pads, LED perimeter lights, and a durable aluminum base. 

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5. MOD-1458 Wireless Bistro Table. Pretty and Popular. Available for purchase or as a rental, this popular charging table is an unassuming upgrade to any event. 

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6. MOD-1706 Parsons Charging Counter. Just Plain Smart. A sophisticated design choice where countertop space and locking storage is required. 

7. MOD-1700c Backlit Charging Counter. Big and Bright. This backlit counter with fabric graphics includes (4) charging pads, an internal shelf, locking storage, and easy modular assembly. 

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8. MOD-1585c Reception Counter. Elegant Curves. Fully assembled, this custom counter has LED toe-kick lighting, vinyl graphics, and ample storage. 

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9. MOD-1452 Charging Coffee Table. Casual Comfortable. Relax, chat, and charge the phone while talking about business or baseball or BBQ. 

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10. MOD-1486 Conference Charging Table. Show Me the Money. Get down to business with this stylish conference table (slash charging table). Three designs, all with backlit graphics.  

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Want to see even more designs?  With over 60 charging station kits, there’s a counter, table, monitor stand, or kiosk to fit any need. All are customizable, most are modular and easy to assemble.  

Wireless Charging Market Outlook

January 10th, 2022 COMMENTS

“The global wireless charging market was valued at $6.51 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach $40.24 billion by 2027, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 22.2% from 2020 to 2027.” Source: Allied Market Research.

At Classic Exhibits, we’re seeing a surge in charging solution sales. That includes not only the existing charging designs but also wireless pads in standard counters, pedestals, and workstations (purchase and rental). It makes sense. Range anxiety isn’t just for EVs. We all get a little jittery when our smartphone battery dips into the 20% range. Below 10%… We FREAK OUT!

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Charging Solution Specials from Classic Exhibits
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Wireless Charging for Trade Show Counters and Tables

August 4th, 2021 COMMENTS

USB and Wireless Charging Options

Charging options for trade show exhibits are not new. However, they’ve rarely been designed to be visually attractive in the booth. How often have you seen a clunky charging stand, more appropriate for a airport than a trade show, in an island or inline exhibit?

Wireless charging pads with USB options are the ideal solution. The pads are unobtrusive and the cord management can be integrated into the overall design. In fact, any flat surface like counters, tables, workstations, and pedestals is perfect for a wireless charging pad (and graphics).

Curious? See the extensive selection of charging solutions in Exhibit Design Search.

Parsons Counter with Locking Storage and Charging Ports
Custom Counter with Storage and Charging Ports
Parsons Counter with Drawer and Charging Ports

–Mel White


Classic Exhibits Inc. designs and manufacturers portable, modular, hybrid, and custom exhibit solutions, including Symphony Portable Displays. Classic Exhibits products are represented by an extensive distributor network in North America and in select International markets. For more information, contact us at 866-652-2100 or

How to Market Wireless Charging Stations

June 14th, 2019 2 COMMENTS
How to Marketing Wireless Charging Stations

This week, I received a promotional email from Plum Grove Inc., a printing and marketing company and a Classic Distributor Partner. I was impressed (and delighted). Not only was the email design attractive, but it was also compelling and timely.

Wireless Charging Station eBroadcast

Recently, we upgraded Classic’s line of InCharg™ Charging Stations by adding wireless capability, a feature found on many Apple and Samsung smartphones (as well as others). Many exhibitors now include charging stations in their trade show booths as a convenience to attendees and to their staff. Plum Grove recognized that trend… and reacted.

See the full email image below. I love the compelling introduction, the benefits and features, and the overall organization. It’s a well-crafted and visually interesting marketing email. Nicely done Plum Grove!

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