Exhibitor information and Requirements
Interested in Exhibiting?
Most of what you need to know can be found under the Exhibitor menu tabs on this site. For the price of the booth you have your eye on and other questions, click here.
Set Up / Tear Down
The Exhibit Hall at the Plano Event Center will open for setting up on Friday, August 23 between 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm and Saturday, August 24, 7:00 – 8:30 am. Doors open to attendees Saturday at 9:00 AM. You can pull right up to the area on the West side noted on the Center Layout as “Loading Entrance” and move your vehicle after you’ve unloaded. See the page entitled “Shipping and Receiving” for materials that you are not bringing in yourself. The hall must be emptied by 8:00 PM on Saturday, August 24 when the building will be locked.
Shipping Materials to the Center
See the shipping instruction form on the show website, HHGexpo.com.
Booth draping is black. Each 10′ x 10′ booth is provided with (1) – 8’ skirted table, (2) chairs, (1) small waste basket and (1) standard exhibitor sign. If you need other furnishings or equipment, please contact Kristie Cover in advance. firstname.lastname@example.org or (972) 941-5852.
If you need an electrical outlet, that must be ordered from Plano Event Center and paid for a week in advance or the price doubles the day of the event. Contact Kristie Cover, email@example.com or (972) 941-5852. You will receive one outlet, but power-strips are allowed. See this page on the show website. Regular WiFi is FREE. However, if you need hard wired internet or Dedicated WiFi (5Mbps) there is a fee and it must be ordered on the same page as the electrical (this page).
Plano Event Center and event producers require that your company obey all applicable laws during your participation. You will be held responsible for any damage done to Center property. See other requirements in the exhibitor agreement.
If you will dispense food or beverages in your booth, please check with the Plano Health Department to see if a temporary permit is needed for what you are planning. David Hightower in the Plano Health Department will guide you through the process. Contact David at 972-941-7658 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. (If you are handling food and the city says that you need a “hand washing station”, it does NOT have to be a big deal. You need something to hold water (e.g. the one shown at this Walmart link is $7.26), a small catch bucket, a roll of paper towels and a soap pump.
You may attach signs to draping with pins but not with masking tape. If you are near a wall, you can use masking or blue tape, but NO PUSH PINS are allowed into the wall.
The floor is carpeted, but you may also bring your own rug to put on top of it providing that your rug or padding doesn’t extend beyond your booth or create a tripping hazard.
Plano Event Center is a NON-TOBACCO facility.