Exhibitor FAQs

Have a question about exhibit sales, exhibit hall hours, or exhibitor registration? We can help! Below we have answered some of the most Frequently Asked Questions about exhibiting at the SME Minnesota Conference.

Visit the interactive floorplan and click on the desired booth. You can hover your mouse over a sold gray booth to see who occupies it or click on it to see more details about the exhibitor. Click on an available blue booth and "click here" will display on the right side of the floorplan to begin the online space application process.

We have transitioned to a priority points system for the SME Minnesota Conference, based on the points you’ve accumulated from 2014-2023, with the exception of 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19. We’ll award points based on dollars spent on exhibits, sponsorships or advertising, on a one-for-one basis. (If you bought a $1000 booth in 2023 you receive 1000 points for toward your booth selection for 2024.)

The higher your points, the sooner you select your space. The points can only be applied to exhibit selections (so while you can get points for buying a sponsorship, you can only use those points when selecting your exhibit space) and are cumulative over time. To learn more about SME Minnesota Conference priority points, please visit Exhibiting & Sponsoring Priority Points.

  • 10x10 exhibit spaces include one (1) 6' skirted table
  • Two (2) chairs
  • Wireless internet
  • Two (2) Full Conference Registrations for booth staff or guests to attend Vendors reception and lunch in the exhibit hall.

On the Exhibitor Dashboard login page, click “forgot ID or password”. Enter your ID or email used during the space application process and Map Your Show, SME Minnesota Conference’s exhibit sales and floorplan enhancement vendor, will send your credentials to the company contact on file.

Registration will open in early January. Exhibitor Registration.

You receive two (2) Full Conference Registrations per 10x10 booth - includes technical sessions, exhibit hall entrance and functions, a copy of the onsite program and registration material, opening session and plenary, and the Networking Reception Wednesday. Badge allotment increases in multiples depending on exhibit space size, e.g. a 10'x20' exhibit space will receive 4 Full Conference Registrations for booth personnel.

You can purchase additional exhibitor badges for both full conference and exhibits only. Additional fees for the conference week will be available.

Yes, free WiFi is available on the exhibit floor.

The exhibit hall is open Tuesday, April 16 from 9:00am to 7:00pm & Wednesday April 17 from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

The exhibit hall will be open for exhibit set-up on Monday, April 15, 2024 from 8:00am – 5:00pm and Tuesday, April 16, 2024 from 7:00am to 9:00am. Exhibitor tear down is Wednesday, April 17, 2024 from 1:00pm – 6:00pm. For a full schedule of exhibitor events, please visit the Exhibitor Schedule.

Exhibitor show information emails are only sent to the email address provided for the contract during the exhibit space application process. If you would like to change SME’s contact, please email exhibits@smenet.org and let us know. Only one contact per exhibiting company, please. Additionally, please add SME and MYS (Map Your Show) to your approved email list to prevent important emails from being directed to junk mail or being caught in your spam filter.

For general information about sponsoring at the SME Minnesota Conference, please email courtney@smenet.org. For information regarding available sponsorships, please visit Sponsorship Opportunities.

For exhibitor and sponsor marketing tools including conference logos and web banners, please visit Marketing Tools.

Exhibitors must email exhibits@smenet.org for contact info changes or company name changes. Exhibitors can update their Show Listing address, description and products/services from the Exhibitor Dashboard.

Login to the Exhibitor Dashboard and click on the Program Listing button to update your company listing. Note: Please remember to select the "Approved" button for publishing whether you have made changes or not.

Cancellation policy is provided on your exhibit space contract. Notify SME Exhibit Sales in writing at exhibits@smenet.org on or before March 1, 2024, of intention to cancel or withdraw from the exhibition. The exhibitor will be refunded 85% of all fees paid per 10' x 10' booth. After March 1, 2024, the exhibitor will be obligated to pay the total rental cost of the exhibit booth. All exhibitor benefits including complimentary registrations are forfeited.

We are expecting more than 800 attendees at the SME Minnesota Conference.

If you have additional questions, please contact SME customer service at 720.738.4085 or 1.800.958.1550 (US Only), or email exhibit sales at exhibits@smenet.org.

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