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Exhibitor Information - Texas


All this information below will help you, but please feel free to call us anytime at 801.822.1333 with questions.

GENERAL BOOTH QUESTIONS/DECORATOR

Booth amenities: You can supply your own booth items but we will have an excellent decorator/supplier available through Superior Expo Services. You can see the Superior Exhibitor Kit here. Through Superior you can order great booth items, electrical and other needs. Your booth is simply your space with black pipe and drape (8' back wall and 3' sides). Many commonly ordered items from the decorator include draped tables, chairs, carpet and electricity. The Superior Expo Exhibitor Kit will be coming soon. The only things not ordered through Superior is hard-wired interent & electrical which goes through the Arlington Convention Center (see below).

BOOTH RULES

Texas is a great state in that we do not have a lot of set-up and design regulations. All booth amenities must be within the allotted space (nothing in the isles) unless pre-approved. Anything deemed unsafe in the opinion of the conference organizer (such as tipping hazards) will be required to change. We also ask that there be no solid side walls that extend more than 1/2 way towards the isle on your booth, unless pre-approved. This is so that it doesn't block the view to your neighbors for the attendees that are walking down the aisle. The provided drape rods will support normal banners but in general are not to be used as booth support. Helium balloons cannot be used.

SHIPPING

Advanced shipping can be coordinated through Superior Expo Services.

VENUE INFO: ARLINGTON CONVENTION CENTER SERVICES - ELECTICAL & INTERNET

The two things you will need to order directly through the Arlington Convention Center are electrical and hard-wired internet. For questions or ordering call them at 817.459.5000.

SET-UP | TAKE-DOWN

Set-up is Thursday, September 28th between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. It is open set-up (no scheduled times). Check-in at the check-in table near the west open loading dock doors for information, exhibitor badges, location help, etc. If you have a large booth and need extra time, Wednesday night may be available with advanced scheduling. No drive-ins allowed Thursday.

Take-down is anytime after 6 p.m. (to 11 p.m.) on Saturday evening. No early take downs!

CUSTOM BOOTH SIGNAGE/DISPLAY IDEAS

If you need booth ideas and/or printing, we have a great Pinners partner in Queen of Wraps (based in Utah). Though they're out of state they have done a lot of work with Pinners and various exhibitors. They understand your goals for this show and you'll love working ideas with these guys.

TICKETS

You will all be given a promo code that you can be used online for 50% off general admission for all of your friends. This includes admission but not classes. Tickets $8 at the door.

We will also give each exhibiting business a class punch card good for 2 classes each day of the show, which are meant to be used by you and/or people working your booth. You can use or pass around this card as you wish, and these are passes for 'stand-by' (sell-outs possible). Class passes above these two classes each day can be purchased.

HOTELS

Our partner hotel for 2017 is SpringHill Suites-Dallas/Arlington North (1975 E. Lamar Blvd Arlington, TX 76006 ). Please call 817-860-2737 and ask for the Pinners Conference group rate or follow this link to book your room. 

GIVEAWAYS & SWAG

We welcome giveaways and swag from all exhibitors wishing to do so. This is a good opportunity to set yourself out from the crowd a little bit at the show. You may do basically any giveaway you'd like from your own booth, but if you would like us to help you promote it, the minimum value of the giveaway must be $100. These will be announced and given away at our VIP Party the night before the event. There is also an opportunity to put an item in our swag bags that all the VIP attendees get (around 250). If you'd like to participate, please contact our office (801.822.1333) or e-mail us here.

FOOD and TEMPORARY PERMIT QUESTIONS

Candy bowls and your own products are okay of course, but if you have any non-shelf stable food items you'd like to sell or give away at the show, you'll need to have it approved by Arlington's food staff at 817.459.5022. When approved, you may also need to check with the Arlington Health Department to get a Special Events Permit. Even if you are a current Food Handler, you may need a Special Events Permit for the show.

INTERNET

Free wi-fi internet is available at the Arlington Convention Center, designed for visitor convenience. In our opinion it is not reliable for exhibitors. You may want to order hard-line internet through the Arlington Convention Center. Hardline wired internet goes for $100/day. The order form is linked here.

PINNERS MARKETING

Pinners Conference marketing will be extensive. We hope it will be the most marketing you've seen compared to previous events you may have been in. It includes a media-wide campaign including TV, billboards, magazines, newspaper, ticket distribution channels, national DIY and craft organizations, women's group e-mail campaigns, state-wide print promotion and of course many of the region and nation's most popular bloggers and social media experts.

EXHIBITOR KIT

Superior Expo Services Exhibitor Kit here.

RATES

Booth space is available by contacting Bennett Events at 801.822.1333. Booths are 10' x 10' and 8" x 10" and generally run $799. Corners are always $100 more.

TAX INFORMATION

Tax information TBA

2017 PINNERS CONFERENCE(S) MEDIA KIT

To download a Media Kit information sheet with general information on all our Pinner cities, click here.

APPLICATION / CONTRACT

To download a booth application/contract, click here.

PRESENTER APP & INFORMATION

To download a presenter application, click here.

Trade shows are consistently the #1 marketing return on investment among all options.

*Please use these graphics as you'd like. We can make you custom graphics as we get closer to the show as well :)