All this information below will help you, but please feel free to call us anytime at 801.822.1333 with questions.
GENERAL BOOTH QUESTIONS
Booth amenities: You can supply your own booth items, but MODERN EXPO is our excellent supplier. Your booth is simply your space with black pipe and drape (8' back wall and 3' sides) and Modern can supply everything else except for internet connections (see below). Many commonly ordered items include draped tables, chairs, carpet and electricity. Click here to download an Exhibitor Packet from Modern Expo. You may bring in your own booth items as well.
BOOTH DESIGN RULES
We are fortunate in our state to not have a lot of set-up and design regulations. All booth amenities must be within the allotted space (nothing in the isles) unless pre-approved. Anything deemed unsafe in the opinion of the expo organizer (such as tipping hazards) will be required to change. We also ask that there be no solid side walls on your booth that block the view to your neighbors for the attendees that are walking down the isle. The provided drape rods will support normal banners but in general are not to be used as booth support. Helium balloons can be used, but only if they are attached securely to your booth. Please do not hand out helium balloons.
Advanced shipping is coordinated through Modern Expo Services. Please see the above mentioned Exhibitor Packet (pages 18-22) for rates and instructions.
SET-UP | TAKE-DOWN
Set-up is Thursday, November 5th between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. It is open set-up (no times). Check-in at the desk near the main loading dock (east side of the Expo Center) for information, exhibitor badges, location help, etc.
Take-down is anytime after 7 p.m. (to 11 p.m.) on Saturday evening. No early take downs!
*The South Towne Expo Center has no dollies, etc. so please make plans for that if you'd like.
General admission this year is FREE for people who get their tickets online. You or your friends may get as many of these online tickets as you need.
We will also give each exhibiting business a class punch card good for 2 classes each day of the show. You can use or pass around this card as you wish. Class passes above these two classes each day will need to be purchased.
At your request you can also have a customized 10% off promo code made (just for you, such as "woodconnection") that any of your friends can use online for 10% off their tickets. Please e-mail us with that request.
Hyatt House in Sandy, UT (9685 S. Monroe Street, Sandy, UT - 1 miles west) is our headquarter hotel. You will really like this hotel. Our advanced hold on rooms for Pinners has expired but rooms with are special rate of $89 are still available. To get this special rate call Enoch Niu, Sales Manager, at 801-304-5703. Complimentary breakfast, internet and more.
Home 2 Suites by Hilton, South Jordan, UT (6 minutes south) - (801) 446-8800 - In the Group Code Box enter "PIN" for the Pinners Conference rate of $89. Booking link here. Complimentary Pinner package with shuttle service included.
Other options nearby: Quality Inn & Suites, Murray, UT (5 minutes north on the freeway; $65) - 801-506-8000 | Best Western Cotton Tree Inn, Sandy, UT (5 minutes south) - (801) 523-8484 | Courtyard by Marriott, Sandy, UT (5 minutes south) - (801) 571-3600 | Comfort Inn, Sandy, UT (5 minutes south) - (801) 225-4919 | Hampton Inn (5 minutes south) - (801) 571-0800
DOOR PRIZES AND GIVEAWAYS
We welcome giveaways from all exhibitors wishing to do so. This is a good opportunity for a little added promotion at the show. You may do basically any giveaway you'd like from your own booth, but if you would like us to help you promote it, the minimum value of the giveaway must be $100 and you are limited one major giveaway per day. We'll be sure to do an overhead announcement about the giveaway. If you'd like to participate, please contact Roxanne (801.361.8382) or e-mail us here.
PRINTING & BOOTH HELP
Our friends at Queen of Wraps can do some excellent booth printing or other promotional printing for you. Contact them at 801.483.9465.
FOOD and TEMPORARY PERMIT QUESTIONS
South Towne has NEW food forms for 2015! They do not allow giving away any kind of drinks at South Towne. Candy bowls are okay, but if you're doing any other kind of food at the show, you'll need to apply with Utah Food Services through this form to get permission to sell food, or this form to even sample food. You may want to also check with the Salt Lake County Health Department to find out if you need a temporary food handlers permit. For information, call (385) 468-3845. Even if you are a current food handler, you may need a temporary permit for the show.
Internet (wired or wireless) is available solely through the South Towne Expo Center. Cost is $40/day per device. Call Jonathan at 385.468.2260 to order internet. Presenters will also need to arrange any internet they may need for the presentations through Jonathan.
We're excited at the Pinners Conference to do extensive marketing. It includes a media-wide campaign including KUTV-TV, I-15 billboards, I-15 poster boards and city billboards, magazine, newspaper, ticket distribution points, national DIY and craft organizations, women's group email campaigns, state-wide print promotion and of course many of the nation's most popular bloggers and electronic media.
BOOTH IDEAS, PRINTING and PROMOTIONAL ITEMS
If you'd like help with some booth ideas, printing, banners or promotional items, we suggest you contact McNeil Printing (801.221.2555). You'll love both of these guys.
VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS for South Towne Expo Center
If you have a vehicle at the show, follow these guidelines and display this certificate.
Booth space is available by contacting Bennett Events at 801.822.1333. Booths are 10' x 10' and 8" x 10" and generally run $799. Bennett Events is a leader in connecting businesses with custom audiences and people.
2015 PINNERS CONFERENCE MEDIA KIT
To download a Media Kit with general information, click here.
APPLICATION / CONTRACT
To download an application/contract, click here.
PRESENTER APP & INFORMATION
To download a presenter application, click here.
SUPPLIER RENTAL AND BOOTH INFORMATION from MODERN EXPO
To download Modern Expo's information packet, click here.
Trade shows are consistently the #1 marketing return on investment among all options.
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