EXHIBITOR INFORMATION

The 2019 NMSDC Business Opportunity Exchange will be held October 13 -16, in Atlanta, Georgia. The one-day Business Opportunity Exchange on Tuesday, October 15, is from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:45 to 5 p.m.

The fee for each 10' x 10' booth is:

                                                                                                       Before 8/2                  8/3/19 – 9/27/19           9/28/19 - Onsite

      National Corporate Members/Government Agencies                $1,750                         $2,000                          $2,250

      Local Corporate Members                                                            $2,000                         $2,250                          $2,500

      NMSDC-Certified Minority-Owned Businesses,                         $1,250                         $1,500                          $1,750

       NMSDC Regional Councils and Resource Organizations

*New - MBEs on the Rise 

Introducing a shared booth space with 2 MBE's - you must be certifed by NMSDC within the last 3 years and never exhibited at an              NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange. Contact Nicole Hambric at Nicole.Hambric@NMSDC.org to see if you qualify for this new shared exhibitor space. 

                                                                                                      Before 8/2                  8/3/19 – 9/27/19           9/28/19 - Onsite

      MBEs on the Rise                                                                         $950                           $2,000                         $2,250

QUICK FACTS FOR EXHIBITORS

  • Take a look at our 2018 Exhibitor Listing to see who exhibits at our 750-booth trade show
  • NMSDC-certified minority-owned businesses, Resource Organizations, NMSDC Affiliates, National Corporate Members, Local Corporate Members and Government Agencies are eligible to exhibit
  • Booths are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Booth fees do not include conference registration, meal or event tickets, which are available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Only one business may be displayed per booth
  • No direct selling or order taking

WHAT’S INCLUDED WITH YOUR BOOTH PURCHASE:

  • 10′ x 10 booth′ with an 8′ high back drape and 3′ high side drapes
  • 1 draped 6′ table, 2 chairs and 1 wastebasket
  • Carpet
  • Listing in the Official Exhibitor Directory
  • Three “Exhibit Staff Only” badges per 10’ x 10’ booth space (does not include conference registration, meals or events)
  • Identification sign with company name and booth number
  • 400 character description on the NMSDC mobile app and web

All open invoices with NMSDC must be paid before purchasing a booth.

Applications for Exhibit Space will not be processed without full payment.

Space is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. 

For more information on the conference, to make hotel arrangements, place a journal ad or sponsorship, go to www.NMSDCConference.com.

Please call me at (212) 944-2430, ext. 138 if you have any questions.

All booth fees must be paid by September 28, or exhibitors will be restricted from moving into the booth. All cancellations are subject to a $100 fee. Cancellation refund requests must be received in writing at least 30 days prior to the event start date. Requests for cancellation made less than 30 days prior to the event start date are not eligible for refunds.  Participant substitution is welcome without penalty if substitution information is submitted prior to the opening of on-site registration on 10/12/19.  A $150 processing fee will be assessed to all substitution requests made on-site.  There are no refunds for no show, late arrival, unattended events or early departure.

For more information or to request your log-in information contact the Exhibit Manager at ExhibitManager@NMSDC.org. 

Make checks payable to: National Minority Supplier Development Council.

Mail payment to:

Nicole Hambric

Associate Director, Conferences, Meetings and Events

NMSDC

P.O. Box 28478

New York, New York 10087-8478

Business Opportunity Exchange booth rental fees DO NOT include conference registration, meals or function tickets.


Frequently Asked Questions: 

What is “Material Handling/Drayage”?

The term drayage is the moving of exhibit material from one location to another. Whether you ship to the warehouse or directly to show, your materials still need to get to your booth location. Drayage services includes the accepting of your material either at our warehouse or on show site, delivery to your booth, storage of empty containers during the show, returning empty containers at the close of the show, picking up your packaged materials, returning them to the dock, and loading to the carrier of your choice.

Can I carry my own materials to my booth?

Any exhibitor may bring in his own materials providing that they can be hand carried by on person in one trip without the use of dollies; hand trucks or any other equipment. If you choose to hand carry your exhibit you will not be permitted access to the loading dock area.

What is the difference between small shipments and large shipments?

Most service contractors have a minimum of 200 lbs per shipment. It is best to send your freight as one large shipment versus several small shipments. For example, if you send on 45 lbs and one 55 lbs package separately, you are charged the minimum on each shipment. If you are planning to ship items from various locations, you may want to ship them all to a central location then forward them to the Service Contactor’s warehouse and/or show site.

What are the advantages in advance shipments versus direct shipments?

In general, it is best to ship your materials in advance to the “advance shipment” address. You can (and should) confirm that we have received your materials well in advance of the show installation. If there is an issue, it can be resolved prior to the show. In addition, another advantage to advance shipment is that your materials will be in your booth when you arrive and can begin installation immediately, thus saving you time and frustration at show site. When shipping direct, if there is a problem, there is time to resolve the problem prior to show opening.

 

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