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.

Under Exhibitors & Sponsors, go to 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 in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. We’ll award points based on dollars spent on exhibits, sponsorships or advertising, on a one-for-one basis. (If you bought a $700 booth in 2017 you receive 700 points for toward your booth selection for 2019.)

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) 8' blue skirted table
  • Two (2) chairs
  • A 7" x 44" company ID sign with company name and booth number
  • Wireless internet
  • Two (2) Full Conference Registrations for booth staff or guests to attend Vendors reception and lunches in the exhibit hall.

Furnishings can be ordered anytime after exhibit space purchase through DECC Exhibitor Service Ordering. Please visit Exhibitor Services for additional information.

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.

Exhibitor Registration opens December 2018 through the Exhibitor Dashboard. Exhibitors must use the online “Exhibitor” Registration process to claim their complimentary allotment. You will need an exhibitor badge to enter the exhibit hall for move-in and one hour prior to exhibit show hours to restock materials. For more information regarding exhibitor registration, please visit Exhibitor Registration.

You receive two (2)  Full Conference Registrations - includes technical sessions, exhibit hall entrance and functions, a copy of the onsite program and registration material, access to the Welcome Reception Monday, opening session and plenary, and the Networking Reception Wednesday per 10x10 booth. 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. Online registrations can be made from the  Exhibitor Dashboard, click Badge Registration.

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

Yes, free wi-fi is available on the exhibit floor.

The exhibit hall is open Tuesday, April 16 from 9:00am to 6:30pm.

The exhibit hall will be open for exhibit set-up on Monday, April 15, 2019 from 1:00pm - 5:00pm and Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 7:00am to 9:00am. Exhibitor tear down is Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 10:00am - 2:00pm. 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 visit Become a Sponsor. For information regarding available sponsorships, please visit Sponsorship Opportunities. For a list of benefits of sponsoring at the SME Minnesota Conference, please visit Sponsor Benefits.

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 ShowGuide address, description/products from the Exhibitor Dashboard.

Login to the Exhibitor Dashboard and click on the ShowGuide 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 11, 2019, 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 11, 2019, the exhibitor will be obligated to pay the total rental cost of the exhibit booth. All exhibitor benefits including complimentary registrations are forfeited.

A housing block has been reserved at the SME Minnesota Conference official conference hotels. Please visit Hotels to learn more about available housing.

We are expecting more than 1,000 attendees at the SME Minnesota Conference.

If you have additional questions, please contact SME customer service at 303.948.4200 or 1.800.763.3132 (US Only), or email exhibit sales at exhibits@smenet.org.

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