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I feel sorry for you.
I've spent more than enough time on the booth at trade shows to know that I never want to do it again.

Recommendations: Good comfy shoes - not new ones, you'll have blisters in hours and trench foot by the end of day 2.
Expense account. It is possible to empty a hotel of good quality red wine. I've done it.
Take a lunch - if you ask nicely, the hotel may provide - and keep it in the back of the stand where you can grab a sandwich or similar quickly to fuel up between visitors. Much simpler that trying to eat the venue food, because everyone will be queueing for that at the same time (and it's normally crap anyway). No beer until the show closes, but coffee is a good idea.
Make quick notes as soon as a visitor leaves - you won't remember what they were interested in when you get back to the office, particularly if your stand is busy.
Get contact info back to the office ASAP: if you can have relevant info on their desk when they next get back to it, it reminds them who you are, and makes the chances of a follow up interest much higher.
Eat a big breakfast: you use a surprising amount of energy standing around!

Good luck - and enjoy yourself as much as you can (you have my sympathy)
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