The board of directors of the Central Plains Dairy Association through our management staff is monitoring the developments in response to the COVID-19 virus. At this time, no federal restrictions are in place in response to the COVID-19 virus that would prevent meetings and travel in the United States, including travel to South Dakota. We understand attendance at the Central Plains Dairy Expo is a personal and/or corporate decision (by your employer). We respect your decision to attend and at this time our meeting remains scheduled as is.
For further questions regarding the COVID-19 please see the CDC’s website
Registration for attendance is now open online! Click here to start your registration to attend the Central Plains Dairy Expo 2020. This registration is only to attend the event, this does not register you for a booth at the event. It is as easy as the click of a button to register yourself and anyone attending with you. Once you get to the event in March you will check in at a kiosk to get your printed badge and that’s it! You’re done.
What’s included and what’s not included in your booth
Included: A standard booth size is 10′ x 10′, it includes an 8′ high rear drape, 3′ high side drapes, one standard 8′ skirted table and two standard chairs.
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 from the Sanford Premier Center, 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.
Move In and Out
Big equipment 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 952-758-2485 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.
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.
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.
Company Branding at the Expo
If you have contracted with CPDE to brand certain areas at the show you may want to work with Fox Printing in Sioux Falls. They are very experienced with all the details needed for effective marketing at the Premier Center. Their address is 3800 W Tickman St, Sioux Falls, SD 57107. Krista Martinson at firstname.lastname@example.org is our contact. Their phone is (605)275-4700. All costs associated with production, set-up, installation, and tear-down will be direct with Fox Printing. CPDE only contracts the sponsorship arrangement. If you are looking for this kind of sponsorship opportunity contact Renee at email@example.com.