Banner stands are frequently used at trade shows, simply because of the setup, the way trade show booths are designed, and more. As such, the two terms are sometimes used interchangeably. There is no inherent difference between the two, other than terminology. Banner stands can be used in all different types of settings, not just at trade shows, so the term “trade show display” can be misleading. In addition, there are other types of trade show displays. But often you’ll see both terms used as though they are referring to the same type of sign.