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Pinners California September 29-30, 2017
Arlington Convention Center
Fri 10am - 8pm | Sat 9am - 7pm
Tandy Leather

Exhibitor Information

Arlington Convention Center, Texas


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

Show supplier/ decorator - Superior Expo Services

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 booth items 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 only things not ordered through Superior is hard-wired interent & electrical which goes through the Arlington Convention Center (see below).

Internet & Electrical

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. There are substantial discounts for pre-ordering, which ends September 22nd. Hard-line internet goes for $100/day pre-ordered and electical is $60/show pre-ordered. The order form is linked here. Free wi-fi internet is available at the ACC, but it's designed mostly for visitor convenience. In our opinion it is not reliable for exhibitors. You may want to order the hard-line internet.

Booth Design Rules

We are fortunate in Texas to not have a lot of set-up and design regulations. Here are a few show rules:
* All booth amenities must be within the allotted space (nothing in the isles) unless pre-approved.
* Anything deemed unsafe in the opinion of the show organizer (such as tipping hazards) will be required to change.
* Solid side walls on your booth may not extend farther than halfway to the front of the booth. This is so we don't block the view to each other as visitors walk down the aisle. Some shows have designated "full wall" booth areas.
* The provided drape rods will support normal banners but in general are not to be used as booth support.
* Helium balloons can be used, but only if they are attached securely to your booth. Please do not hand out helium balloons.

Shipping

Advanced shipping can be coordinated through Superior Expo Services.

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 7 p.m. (to 12 p.m.) on Saturday evening. No early take downs!

Booth Signs and Displays - Queen of Wraps

If you need booth ideas and/or printing, we have a great Pinners partner in Queen of Wraps . 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.

Parking

You may park in west loading dock for loading and unloading days only. On show days please use the main parking lots behind. There will be a daily fee for parking (you may come and go).

Class passes

We will give each exhibiting business a class punch card good for 2 classes each day of the show. You can use or pass around this card as you wish. These are passes for the 'stand-by' line and do not include kits. Class passes above these two classes each day will need to be purchased.

Promo Codes

If you would like a custom promo code that you can give to friends and followers for 1/2 price general admission tickets online -or- 10% off all tickets, please request it here.

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

This is a great way to get exposure at VIP night. We will be having some fun activities for our attendees to earn raffle tickets by completing. We will be drawing raffle tickets and announcing the giveaways and winners towards the end of the party.

Contributing an item to the swag bag is an opportunity to get your brand and products even more exposure to this amazing audience (please no coupons/flyers). The Thursday before the show begins (after setup) we host a VIP party for our most loyal attendees, local bloggers and trendy influencers. Each attendee will receive a SWAG BAG that you can contribute to for free! You will need to bring 350 items with you to setup Thursday morning, and we’ll take care of the rest.

If you'd like to participate, please contact Delaney (801.822.1333) or e-mail us here.

Food and Temporary Food 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.

Tax Information

The tax forms can found at The forms can found at https://comptroller.texas.gov. Out of State vendors will need to file a "short" form 01-114. In State vendors need need to fill out form 01-114 and 01-116. The tax rate for Arlington is 8%.

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.

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.

2017 Pinners Conference Media Kit

To download a Media Kit with information on all of our Pinners cities, click here.

Application/Contract

To download an application/contract, click here.

Exhibitor Packet from Superior Expo Services (supplier/decorator)

Superior Expo Services Exhibitor Kit here.

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

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