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Pinners California September 13-14, 2019
Kay Bailey Hutchison Conv. Center
Fri 10am - 8pm | Sat 9am - 7pm
Kay Bailey Hutchison

Exhibitor Information

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Dallas, 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. Click here for the 2019 Superior Exhibitor Kit. 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 and carpet. The only things not ordered through Superior is interent & electrical which is serviced through the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center (see below).

Electrical

Electrical must be ordered through KBHCC Convention Services (Margaret Alexander) at 214.939.2726 or margaret_alexander@comcastspectacor.com. KBHCC electrical order form is also at the end of the Exhiibitor Kit above. Pre-ordered electrical is around $100 - a bit more if ordered at the show.

Internet

Internet is also ordered through the KBHCC. Here is basic info about internet pricing. Please order this from SmartCity (located in the convention center) at 214.853.8112 or kwilliams@smartcity.com. She may also e-mail you info about your options as well.

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.
* 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 & Material Handling

You may ship any way you'd like, but we have an excellent shipping partner in InXpress. Click here to lean more. They are very reliable and have great rates.

Once delivered to the city, fees for handling your materials can be expensive. Be sure to know the costs before you ship or receive anything for the show. Superior Expo Services or Pinners may be able to help you with materials shipped to the facility. You may also be able to receive your own items at the facility if you can arrange for them to arrive on set-up days only. There is no shipping or receiving through the KBHCC convention center.

Set-Up | Take-Down

SET-UP is Thursday, September 12th 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 please e-mail us here.

TAKE-DOWN is anytime after 7 p.m. (to 12 p.m.) on Saturday evening. No early take downs allowed.

Parking

For set-up day the convention center will be running the dock. It will be unload and move so that everyone can keep rotating. The loading dock is on the  south side of the building and we are on the east end (farthest away from the Omni hotel). On show days please use public parking. There will be a daily fee for parking, but the good news is that open parking will exist :)

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, please request it here.

Hotels

You can find information about our 2019 Host Hotels - including the Omni Dallas - by following this link. The Omni is getting full and we're currently making deals with other local hotels for Pinner rates. (Make sure to book through the links to receive our show rate! Or if calling in, make sure to mention the Pinners room block to get the best rates). 

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 Darienne (801.822.1333) or e-mail us here.

Food and Temporary Food Permit Questions

Product samples are permitted on the show floor only if the item is a sample product of the exhibitor. Written permission must be obtained 30 days prior to the event by filling out and submitting the Food & Beverage Sampling Request Form. You will also need permission to sale your product, Please fill out and submit the Food and Beverage Retail Sales Request Form. You can contact the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center at 214.743.2514 if you have any questions about these forms. 

Once you have been approved to distribute food or beverage samples from the KBHCC, you may still be required to obtain a Temporary Food Handlers Permit. Here is a link to all of the information you will need. Please contact the Health Department at 214.670.8083 to obtain your permit. 

Tax Information

All tax information can be found at comptroller.texas.gov. To participate in the show you will need a Sales and Use Permit.

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.

2019 Pinners Conference Information | Media Kit

To download a Media Kit with information on our 2019 Pinners cities, 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.

Please promote the show and your cool business with the graphics below. Thanks!

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