Graph Expo 2012 is just around the corner. And with it comes the crazy, hectic tradeshow frenzy that every exhibitor lives through. The nightmares, the middle of the night “we should do this” brainstorms, coupled with “the no sleep at all” nights worrying about what you’ve forgotten. I’ve been managing tradeshows for more years than I will ever admit. And every year, I complain, rant, carry on and generally drive all my co-workers insane (and for that, I am truly sorry) … but underneath it all, I secretly love it. I love the chaos, the last minute-ness of it all, the excitement. I love the anticipation I always feel on opening day.