So I guess it’s the season for trade shows. On the first weekend of January I traveled to Las Vegas for two back-to-back conferences. Later this month, I’m heading down to Anaheim, California to attend the largest music instrument trade show in the country (I’m a bass player and home recoding enthusiast). What’s the one thing these conferences and conventions have in common? Well, besides way too many people? Name badges – to get around these events we must always be wearing our assigned name badges hanging from our necks.
The most popular way to hang badges is with neck lanyards – a 1/8 inch thick, woven poly rope loop in 9 colors with your choice of 3 different connector clasps. You can get the typical bulldog clip that fits perfectly into the slot punched in ID card lamination pouches and some photo ID cards. The split ring connector is just like a key ring and perfect for, you guessed it, keys. The third style is the swivel clasp that is also widely used for convention name badges.