Exhibitor FAQs

Getting Started

Each 10x10 booth will be set up with 8' high black back drape and 3' high black side dividers
Booths 300 sqft or less will receive a one-line identification sign. Booths larger than 300 sqft will receive a one-line identification sign upon request

Exposure

  • Publicity through Exhibitor Central 
  • Exhibitor-exclusive event graphics through Expo's Marketing Kit

Registration

Each exhibitor is eligible for complimentary Exhibitor Staff badges. To register click here 
 

General Event Information

Marriott Marquis Houston
1777 Walker St, Houston, TX 77010

Monday, Feb. 11 | 5 pm–7 pm *Show Floor Reception
Tuesday, Feb. 12 | 9 am–5 pm
Wednesday, Feb. 13 | 9 am–2 pm

Move-in:
Sunday, Feb. 10 | 1 pm–5 pm
Monday, Feb. 11 | 8 am–3:30 pm

Move-out:
Wednesday, Feb. 13 | 2 pm–8 pm

Your IFAI Account Manager is always your best resource for any questions.

General Exhibitor Questions
Katie MacKenzie, IFAI Show Floor Manager
ksmackenzie@ifai.com

Exhibiting and Sponsorship Opportunities
Mark Berriman, National Sales Manager
meberriman@ifai.com

Accounting
IFAI Accounting Department
ar@ifai.com

Operations

Freeman - IFAI is pleased to partner with Freeman, our 2019 Geosynthetics Conference Official Service Contractor. Freeman brings more than 80 years of successful event experience to the table and we're excited to have them aboard.

Freeman Online is now live with all Exhibitor Service Manual details. 

Click here for all booth display regulations. 

Exhibitors are responsible for ensuring their booth display complies with all exhibit dimension regulations. Refusal or failure may result in penalties as stated in Item 16 in the IFAI Rules and Regulations section of the Exhibit Service Manual.

Not without prior Show Management approval. It is a priority of IFAI's that Geosynthetics Conference is a beneficial event for everyone and packing up a booth before the close of the show deters from a successful show environment for all. Show Management will penalize early dismantle violators. 

Show Promotions

Update your Booth Profile here

Deadlines to be included in Promotions
Geosynthetic Conference Show Guide: Dec. 3, 2018

Make the most out of your Geosynthetics Conference exhibiting experience and enhance your brand with free promotional opportunities by utilizing the Marketing Kit

Geosynthetics Conference offers various education, signage, digital, and print sponsorships to help expand your brand. Contact Mark Berriman, National Sales Manager at meberriman@ifai.com to learn more.

Absolutely! This can be found under the Easy Graphics section of the Market your Booth page

Payment/Invoice

All booth payment-related items can be found on the My Account page of your Exhibitor Central Account. Click the View/Print Invoice button for a receipt or click the Pay Invoice button to pay any remaining blances. 

Questions? Contact IFAI Accounting Department ar@ifai.com

Exhibitor invoices must be paid in full by November 16, 2018 or your company will be subject to late fees. Visit My Account to view account statements or make a payment.

Please contact the IFAI Accounting Department at ar@ifai.com 

Housing and Registration

Hotel reservations can be made through ConferenceDirect.

*ConferenceDirect is the ONLY official Housing company for the Geosynthetics Conference. If you are contacted by a company other than ConferenceDirect, please contact Terri Rogers immediately at tarogers@ifai.com or 800-436-2405. Show Management will work to prevent these companies from contacting our exhibitors and attendees. 

Exhibitor registration can be found on your Exhibitor Dashboard or accessed directly, here.

Exhibitor Registration Options
10x10 and 10x20 booths receive (2) complimentary ‘Exhibitor Booth Staff with lunches’ registrations. 20x20 booths receive (6) complimentary ‘Exhibitor Booth Staff with lunches’ registrations. 20x30 booths receive (8) complimentary ‘Exhibitor Booth Staff with lunches’ registrations. 

>> Exhibitor Booth Staff with lunches include access to the show floor during setup, takedown and show hours, all lunches, Opening Reception and GeoGames (Does NOT include a Short Course or Proceedings; those items can be added for an additional fee. Additional Exhibitor Booth Staff with lunches can be added for an additional fee.) 

NOTE: To receive complimentary, enter discount code EXSTAFF19 on the shopping cart page for each booth staff registration allotted. 

>> All other Registration types (Exhibitor Full Registration, Exhibitor Trade Show Only without lunch and Exhibitor One Day Only are at an additional fee.)

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