If the companies, product, capabilities and personalities are compatible, collaborating with another company to create an exhibit is worth considering.
These photos show two joint efforts. The first is an interior designer who worked with a kitchen remodeler. The second is an outdoor furniture company that worked with a landscaper. Their complementary abilities helped each other look better.
If you want to attempt this, check first with show management to make sure it's OK. Also make sure it's clear up front which company is ultimately responsible (typically only one can sign the exhibit agreement), and how the exhibit will be identified on signs and directories.
David J Zimmerman
Southern Shows inc.