Ordering a booth
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The following is preliminary information about the 2020 Expo.
Big equipment and booth move in Monday, March 23 — Equipment and big exhibit move in and banner hanging by appointment, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Forklifts and other equipment will be available. Items being moved in can be more than 9 feet wide. We will contact past exhibitors with large equipment and booths by March 15 to schedule your move in. If you are a new exhibitor with equipment or large pieces to move in, or if you haven’t been contacted by March 15, call 218-236-8420 to schedule your move in.
Tuesday, March 24 — All other exhibit move in, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Forklift and other equipment will be available. However, nothing can be more than 9 feet wide or it won’t fit down the aisles between the booths.
Wednesday, March 25 — Trade show will be open from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 26 — Trade show will be open from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Exhibit move out, 3 to 8 p.m. Forklifts and other equipment will be available to help you move out. Empty crates and boxes will be on the Convention Center loading docks. Contact the Convention Center staff on the floor about getting use of the forklifts and other equipment, and getting your boxes and crates move out to booth. For shipping, fill out the paper for your shipper, CALL your shippers for pick up, and move the crates or boxes to the Convention Center loading docks. The floor staff can help move large boxes and crates with forklifts and other equipment.
Friday, March 29 — Equipment must be removed Sanford Premier Center parking lots by 10 a.m.
Information on ordering your name badges for the 2020 show is not available yet. Check back for details.
What’s included and what’s not included in your booth
Included: Pipe and drape, an 8-foot standard-height skirted table, two standard chairs, a wastebasket and wireless internet access is included in your booth.
Not included: Electricity, carpet, specialty height tables and chairs, and other items. To order these items and to order special services such as hanging a banner, CLICK HERE.
There is a discount for ordering specialty equipment 10 or more days before move it. However, you can also order products and services on Tuesday, March 26 at the Vendor Services desk, which is located at the back of the Convention Center.
Shipping materials to the Expo
The show address is:
Denny Sanford Premier Center Complex
1201 North West Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Materials can arrive no more than one week before move-in.
Put “Central Plains Dairy Expo,” the company name and your booth number on your crates and packages.
2 golden rules for displays
1) The front 3 feet of all exhibits can’t be more than 3 feet high (the height of the side drape)
2) Lights need to be pointed up or down, not across the aisle into neighboring exhibitors’ booths.
Move out can begin no earlier than 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 26. If you take your exhibit down earlier than 3 p.m., you will lose your space for next year.
Your booth in the Convention Center and the Arena must be removed by 8 p.m.
Equipment must be removed from the Sanford Center parking lot 1 by 10 a.m. Friday, March 27.
Your empty boxes and crates will be on the Convention Center docks. You can use a hand cart to move them to your booth, or you can ask a forklift operator to move them for you. Coordinate this with the forklift operator boss on the floor. There are two bosses, one for the Arena and one for the Convention Center. Look for them by main exits.
Outbound shipping: Fill out a shipping form, move the boxes or crates to the Convention Center dock or have the forklift boss get them moved for you. CALL THE SHIPPER TO REQUEST A PICK UP.