Category Archives: Tips for Exhibitors

Get in on the Buzz

Let customers know you are exhibiting at Potato Expo and help us create buzz on social media about the largest industry trade show in North America. Use our Exhibitor Buzz Kit for suggestions on ways to reach out to your followers to let them know about your participation in the show.

Don’t forget to follow Potato Expo on social media to get program updates and information.

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Do you have any questions that Show Management can answer? Contact us at exhibit@potato-expo.com . Also, check out the exhibitor section of our FAQs on the Potato Expo website.

Happy Hour at the Trade Show Kick-Off Reception

Start the New Year off right and give attendees one more reason to stop by your booth. At the Trade Show Kick-Off Reception, held Wednesday, January 4, from 5:00pm-6:30pm, exhibitors have the opportunity to provide refreshments such as beer, wine, and cocktails at their booth. This is a great way to invite attendees to your booth and start a conversation that can continue throughout Potato Expo. View the Moscone West Center’s catering services menu here.

Each attendee receives two drink tickets with their registration to use during the Kick-Off Reception and will be served passed hors d’oeuvres. Booth refreshments will supplement this and must be served within your booth and not in the aisles.

Do you have any questions that Show Management can answer? Contact us at exhibit@potato-expo.com . Also, check out the exhibitor section of our FAQs on the Potato Expo website.

What your booth includes at Potato Expo 2017

Each 10×10 exhibit space includes:

  •  1 complimentary All-Access Pass ($795 value) and 1 complimentary Trade Show Only pass ($395 value)
  • 10′ high teal and navy back wall drape
  • 3′ high navy side dividers
  • 7′ x 44′ one-line ID sign
  • 6′ x 30′ teal skirted table
  • 2 standard chairs
  • 1 wastebasket

* Exhibit Booths are not carpeted. Booth carpeting is required by Show Management and may be rented from the Online Kit. If carpeting is not ordered, charcoal grey carpet will be provided and charged to the exhibiting company.

For any additional booth services or décor such as internet, signage, furniture or labor, contact Teamwork Event Services. Order these services by December 23 through the Online Service Kit to receive vendor discounts.

Laura Thompson | Teamwork Event Specialists
D: 407.438.7480 C: 912.660.5912
laura.thompson@teamwork-inc.com

Visit our Exhibitor Resources page on our website for more information to help you plan.

Do you have any questions that Show Management can answer? Contact us at exhibit@potato-expo.com. Also, check out the exhibitor section of our FAQs on the Potato Expo website.

 

Increase Traffic at Your Exhibit Booth

Attendance at the Potato Expo continues to grow each year. There are a number of ways to increase your visibility and customer awareness at this year’s show to drive customers to your booth. Consider purchasing an Advertising Add-On or sponsoring the Potato Expo to help highlight your company’s products and services.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Are you looking to increase your customer base, promote a new product, or demonstrate your leadership within the industry? Help achieve these goals by sponsoring the Potato Expo 2017. There are several sponsorship levels and opportunities to choose from, with packages starting at as little as $3,000. Contact Potato Expo staff at questions@potato-expo.com or 202-682-9456 to discuss the opportunities available.

Advertising Opportunities
The more than 2,000 attendees at the Potato Expo rely on the Program Directory and Mobile App to locate and connect with exhibitors at the Trade Show. To make sure your company stands out, purchase one of the many advertising options. By taking advantage of our multi-channel offerings, exhibitors can more easily convert attendees into lifelong customers.

• Full page, half page, or quarter page ad in the Program Directory
• Attendee Bag Insert
• Company logo in the Program Directory and Mobile App
• Rotating banner on the Mobile App or Online Floorplan

Purchase an advertising option today by logging into the Exhibitor Service Center. Log in information can be found in your confirmation email. If you do not have a copy of the confirmation, email Potato Expo staff at exhibit@potato-expo.com.

Do you have any questions that Show Management can answer? Contact us at exhibit@potato-expo.com. Also, check out the exhibitor section of our FAQs on the Potato Expo website.

Exhibitor Checklist

Once you have reserved your exhibit booth for Potato Expo 2017 there are a few things you should do right away. Be sure to download the Exhibitor Checklist and Quick Reference Guide to stay on top of important deadlines and information for exhibiting. Sign into the Exhibitor Service Center to review display guidelines, update your company description, purchase advertising, and download Teamwork Event Specialist’s order forms.

Action Item: All exhibitors must sign and return the Exhibitor Terms and Agreement within 7 days of reserving your exhibit space. To confirm whether or not Potato Expo staff has received your completed form, e-mail us at exhibit@potato-expo.com.

 

Do you have any questions that Show Management can answer? Contact us at exhibit@potato-expo.com . Also, check out the exhibitor section of our FAQs on the Potato Expo website.

Welcome to the Potato Expo 2017 Exhibitor Blog

Welcome to the Exhibitor Blog for the Potato Expo 2017 held in San Francisco, January 4-6. We’re looking forward to another great show.

Registration is now open for both exhibit booths and attendees/booth staff. If you have not already reserved your exhibit booth, register for one here. If you have already reserved a booth, you can register booth staff in the Exhibitor Service Center to claim your complimentary passes. Each 10×10 booth space includes one complimentary All-Access pass and one complimentary Trade Show Only pass.

The room block at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis is also open. Make your hotel reservations today online or over the phone by calling 1-877-622-3056 and refer to the group code ‘Potato Expo’. Don’t wait to make your reservations.

Note:   Do NOT book reservations through any other company or representative claiming to represent Potato Expo or offering discounts. While these companies may offer lower rates, they will end up adding on fees and you will ultimately pay more, or end up without a legitimate reservation. Report any such correspondences to questions@potato-expo.com. Book room reservations only through the link and toll-free number provided above.

Do you have any questions that Show Management can answer? Contact us at exhibit@potato-expo.com . Also, check out the exhibitor section of our FAQs on the Potato Expo website.

Potato Expo 2016 – Just Days Away!

The Potato Expo 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada is nearly upon us. Below are a few final reminders to get you ready for the largest industry trade show held in North America. We look forward to seeing everyone next week in Las Vegas!

Exhibitor Registration:
Monday, January 11, 2:00 PM-6:00 PM
Tuesday, January 12, 7:30 AM-11:00 AM

Exhibitor Move-In:
Monday, January 11, 2:00 PM-6:00 PM
Tuesday, January 12, 7:30 AM-11:00 AM

Exhibitor Move-Out:
Thursday, January 14, 11:00 AM-3:00 PM

Trade Show Hours:
Tuesday, January 12, 1:00 PM-7:00 PM
Wednesday, January 13, 8:00 AM-12:15 PM, 2:00 PM-5:00 PM
Thursday, January 14, 8:00 AM-11:00 AM

Are you holding a raffle at your exhibit booth? If you have not done so already, send an e-mail to exhibit@potato-expo.com to sign up for a time to announce the winner on the Expo Stage. Announcements will be scheduled on Thursday, January 14 between 9:50 am and 11:00 am. Please let us know by 7:00pm on Tuesday, January 12 if you would like to be added to the schedule.

Follow Potato Expo on Social Media: Follow Potato Expo on our various social media channels and to create buzz to let your customers know you’re at the show. Use the hashtag #PotatoExpo and you could see your tweet featured on the big screen in the Promenade.

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Do you have any questions that Show Management can answer? Contact us at exhibit@potato-expo.com . Also, check out the exhibitor section of our FAQs on the Potato Expo website.

Exhibitor Deadline Alert!

With Potato Expo 2016 just weeks away, there are several important deadlines you won’t want to miss.

Wednesday, December 23: Last day to order Ancillary Services, such as water, audio visual, electrical, internet and compressed air through The Mirage Hotel. Visit the Mirage Exhibitor Services to arrange these services at your booth.

This is also your last day to submit Happy Hour Beverage orders for the Kick-off Reception.

Thursday, December 31: Last day to register staff for complimentary All-Access and Trade Show Only passes that come with your booth. Please note that registering booth staff is a separate process from registering your booth. After December 31, and on-site, the regular registration rates will apply.

To register booth staff using a complimentary pass, log into the Exhibitor Service Center and click on “Booth Staff Registration.” In order to log into the Exhibitor Service Center you will need your username and password, which you can find in your exhibit booth confirmation, or have it e-mailed to you by clicking here.

Tuesday, January 6: Last day to receive vendor discounts on furniture, carpeting, and labor for your booth. Use the Teamwork Exhibitor Service Kit to complete order forms.

Do you have any questions that Show Management can answer? Contact us at exhibit@potato-expo.com . Also, check out the exhibitor section of our FAQs on the Potato Expo website.

Claim Your Complimentary Booth Passes

Don’t let the holiday rush keep you from claiming your booth’s complimentary passes for Potato Expo 2016. Each 10×10 exhibit booth receives one free All-Access Pass and one free Trade Show Only Pass. All complimentary passes must be registered by Thursday, December 31. After December 31, and on-site, the regular registration rates will apply.

Please note that registering booth staff is a separate process from registering for a booth.

To register booth staff using a complimentary pass, log into the Exhibitor Service Center and click on “Booth Staff Registration.” In order to log into the Exhibitor Service Center you will need your username and password, which you can find in your exhibit booth confirmation, or have it e-mailed to you by clicking here.

Do you have any questions that Show Management can answer? Contact us at exhibit@potato-expo.com . Also, check out the exhibitor section of our FAQs on the Potato Expo website.

Exhibitor Deadline Alert

Friday, December 18 – Last day to make a hotel reservation at The Mirage Hotel & Casino at the group block rate (based on availability). Make reservations by using our Potato Expo Reservation link or by calling their toll-free number: 1-800-627-6667 and mentioning the group code (NPC16M).

Friday, December 18 – Last day to submit Exhibitor Appointed Contractor Form for Teamwork Event Specialists.

Wednesday, December 23 – Mirage Exhibitor Services orders are due. This is the last day to order services such as water, A/V, electrical internet, compressed air, and water through The Mirage Hotel. This is also your last day to submit Happy Hour Beverage orders for the Kick-Off Reception. All services can be ordered through the Mirage Exhibitor Services website.

 

Do you have any questions that Show Management can answer? Contact us at exhibit@potato-expo.com . Also, check out the exhibitor section of our FAQs on the Potato Expo website.