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What is included with my booth space?

  • ONE (1) 8’ Drape Backwall with 3' side dividers (for inline booths) and a company identification sign.  Pipe and draping is only included with non-island booth space. Items such as carpet/floor covering (which is required and will be forced if you do not have any flooring in your booth), furniture and electrical services can be ordered through The Expo Group. Carpet will be FORCED if you do not have flooring in your booth.
  • Listing on the DISTRIBUTECH International® website, www.distributech.com
  • 350 character company listing on the official DISTRIBUTECH International® website, option to upgrade for better listing benefits.
  • Each exhibiting company receives two (2) full conference registrations per booth and two (2) booth staff personnel passes for every 100 sq ft of booth space purchased.
  • Unlimited complimentary exhibit floor passes to distribute to clients and customers! 

How do I register my booth staff?

You can register your booth staff by logging in to the  Exhibitor Portal and clicking “exhibitor badge request & lead retrieval.” There you will be able to register each of your booth staff.

How do I update my exhibitor listing?

  • Please click here for a video introduction to the exhibitor portal and instructions on how to update your exhibitor listing.
  • To get started, log in to the Exhibitor Portal – you will need your company password provided to you in your confirmation email. Please contact your Exhibitor Services Manager for assistance.
  • Next: Click ‘Edit Your Online Company Listing' This is where you will be able to add or update your company’s details, company description, copmany's logo, social media links, and select the appropriate product categories for your company.
    • Keep in mind that the length of your company description and the amount of product categories you may select is based on your exhibitor listing level. Want more characters? Consider upgrading your listing by contacting your Exhibitor Services Manager.
  • It’s important to utilize your keywords! These along with your product categories are how our attendees find YOUR COMPANY on the floor!  Click SAVE and you’re all done! IF there are any errors, the system will let you know what needs to be fixed.
  • The final stage in building out a COMPLETE listing is to upload your products or services. To do so, click ‘Upload & Manage Products’. Here you can upload an image for each product or service and include a description

What comes with my exhibitor listing?

With your booth space, you purchase a Basic Listing Package, which offers a 250 character listing in your company profile, three product categories, 200 brands, and social media icons in the listing with links. 
 

How do you get more? GREAT QUESTION! You can upgrade your listing to Select or Preferred at ANY time. Upgrading provides you an extension on all that we have discussed today, PLUS an opportunity to add show specials, press releases, videos, and even social media shout-outs! Download a pdf with more information about upgrading.

 
For more information on listings, click  here.
 
Your company has already made a sizable investment into the show, so we want to be sure you see the ROI you’re looking for. If you need help with your listing or have questions about upgrading your listing contact your Exhibitor Services Manager.

Is insurance required?

A Certificate of Liability Insurance is required for all exhibitors as well as exhibitor appointed contractors. Our insurance requirements can be found HERE. You can also purchase temporary coverage for the duration of the show for only $84, you can find more information on that HERE. The deadline to submit insurance is January 9, 2023. 

Insurance coverage is not optional

 

When are the move-in/move-out times for exhibitors and the opening times of the exhibit hall?

EXHIBITOR MOVE-IN                 

Friday, February 3, 2023 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Target Move-In Only)

Saturday, February 4, 2023 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Island Booths 20x20 and Larger Only)

Sunday, February 5, 2023 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (All Exhibitors)

Monday, February 6, 2023 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

EXHIBITOR MOVE-OUT

Thursday, February 9, 2023 | 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 10, 2023 | 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

When are the show hours?

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 | 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 |10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 9, 2023 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

What are the booth guidelines?

You can find the booth guidelines  here. Our booth guidelines will be enforced. Please ensure that your booth is within the guidelines. 

What opportunities are available for promoting my company?

Our goal is to find the best ways to put you in touch with your audience and to help grow your business. We’ve developed several sponsorship and promotional opportunities that will enhance your presence at the show. Click here to learn more.

Is there a preferred vendor for housing?

For your convenience, we have partnered with Connections Housing to negotiate exclusive, affordable group rates for DISTRIBUTECH International® attendees and exhibitors at hotels near the San Diego Convention Center.  The room blocks are expected to fill up quickly so please take the time to make your reservations as soon as possible. 

What if I need a Letter of Invitation?

To request a letter of invitation, begin your registration process in the Exhibitor Portal.  During registration, when you indicate that you are coming from a country outside of the United States, a question will populate asking if you need a letter of invitation.

Do I need to submit my booth design for approval?

Booth spaces consisting of 2,000 square feet or more MUST send complete booth designs, with dimensions, for show management no less than 30 days from the first day of move in. Booth designs should be submitted within the Exhibitor Portal under "Submit Booth Design for Approval" and turned in no later than January 4th, 2023. 

When does my company need to dismantle our booth?

All Booths must be dismantled by Friday, February 10, 2023 by 2:00pm. All carriers other than the official show carriers must check in at the freight desk by 3:00pm on Friday, February 10, 2023 otherwise exhibitor shipments will be subject to rerouting.