When does 2019 exhibit space go on sale?
Companies may purchase booth space starting at 8:00 AM (CST) on April 1. Companies who become Event Sponsors, however, may purchase space starting in January and pick out their exact booth location (one of the many perks of sponsoring).
Exhibit Space Location
Except for Event Sponsors, Exhibitors do not have the option to choose the exact location of their booth space.
During the registration process, Exhibitor requests for assignments will be taken under consideration and try to be honored, but cannot be guaranteed. We recommend you provide a minimum of 3 locations - either exact booth numbers or general areas - as to give us an idea of where you would like to be placed.
Exhibit space will be assigned as per the following criteria:
date and time when purchase and requests were made
how many booths purchased and/or the combination of booth levels purchased - e.g., 1 Regular booth + 1 Premium booth + 2 Super Premiums - because any combination of these things may automatically determine a location
the configuration requested - i.e. four (4) booths as a 10'x40' vs. four (4) booths as a 20'x20'
type of products to be exhibited (as we try not to put competitors near each other)
What does your booth space include?
► Each 10'x10' booth will include...
an 8’-high black back drape
3' high black side dividing drapes (except on a corner)
a simple identification sign
up to two folding chairs (if requested on-site at the GES Desk)
► Booths do not include electricity, furniture or flooring. (Carpet or flooring is not required, but it is encouraged for the comfort of your staff and visitors to your booth since the trade show floor is concrete.)
► If multiple adjoining booths are purchased, the 3' high side dividing drapes will not be included within the Exhibitor’s space.
► If an Exhibitor has possession of a complete “island” – i.e., has no other Exhibitors around them – then no drapes will be included at all unless requested otherwise.
► Exhibit height is limited to 8’, and exhibits may not restrict the side view of neighboring exhibits. For more information, refer to our ACCEPTABLE BOOTH CONFIGURATIONS.
► Exhibitors may petition the METROCON Committee to deviate from height and visibility restrictions, but they must put in their Variance Request no later than 5:00 PM (CST) ON JULY 12, 2019. Contact us with details, sketches, renderings and/or photographs to request the variance.
What about Shipping, Labor, Furnishings, Electricity & WiFi?
GES is our General Services Contractor, and you may order electricity, carpet, furnishings, and labor through them if needed. If you need to ship anything to show, you will need to coordinate through them as well.
You may supply your own carpet, flooring, furnishings, signage, etc.
You may use your own workers to load and unload your truck, move items in and out with man-powered dollies, and set up and dismantle your booth. However, if you require the use of pallet jacks, forklifts, cherry pickers, or any kind of motorized equipment, then you are required by Market Hall to hire GES to operate that equipment for safety reasons.
Market Hall has free WiFi within the building, but it gets weaker as the volume of users increases. To access it, use your device to check for networks and chose “Market Hall” as your network. A better bet is to use your own cellular-based hot-spot, but signals (Verizon, AT&T, etc.) vary in strength.
If a third-party source contacts you claiming they can sell you our Attendee List, then they are lying. Do not engage with them.
Please know that:
We are not affiliated in any way with these "marketing" companies, nor do we sell or provide them our Attendee List; therefore, the list they are offering to sell you is fraudulent.
We have not provided any of these companies with our Sponsors' or Exhibitors' contact information, so they must look at our Sponsor and Exhibitor Lists on our webiste and then search for company contacts.
The only companies we partner with and provide our Sponsors' and Exhibitors' contact information are: our General Services contractor, GES; our Registration & Lead Retrieval Vendor, Exceed Events; our mobile app company, a2z; and our Show Directory Publisher, Crest Publications.
It is our policy not to distribute or sell the Attendee List BEFORE the show. However, within 2-3 weeks AFTER the show, the primary Sponsor and Exhibitor contacts will receive the list of all Attendees [names, addresses, email addresses (unless an Attendee chooses to opt-out on sharing his or her email address), and self-declared design practice areas].
► All companies that are not official Sponsors of the event may not register / purchase booth space online until April 1, 2019 @ 8:00 AM (CST).
► The only method of payment accepted is credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express). All monetary transactions will be conducted in U.S. dollars.
► Except for Event Sponsors who are allowed to purchase booths prior to the initiation of online registration and choose to pay by check, all exhibitor booth fees are to be paid in fullat the time of online registration via credit card. Other items - such as additional badges, pre-paid lunches, etc. - may be registered and paid for in full at a later time via credit card.
► Companies claiming Membership to receive discounted exhibitor booth fees must qualify as a Member as per the information found HERE. The information provided by the Exhibitor will be checked, and if the claim is found to be incorrect, then the Exhibitor will be required to pay the difference in exhibitor booth fees.
Exhibitors have until June 7, 2019 @ 5:00 PM (CST) to cancel their exhibit booth space with a full refund.
Exhibitors have until August 2, 2019 @ 5:00 PM (CST) to cancel paid badges and/or pre-paid lunches with a full refund.
After these stated deadlines, no refunds will be given. All cancellations, regardless of submittal date, will be honored only if such request is received in writing via email.