Booth Selection Guidelines for the 2019 Sweets & Snacks Expo
Space selection for the 2019 Sweets & Snacks Expo will take place at this year’s show. Below you will find all the details needed to plan for your future participation. Booth space selection is done in priority point order – your specific appointment time, based on your points, will be emailed to you before the end of April. Please note: your current booth will not automatically be reserved for you – you must choose your space during your appointment time or post-show.
General Details for the 2019 EXPO:
- Sales Office Location: on the show floor in front of the 500 aisle
- Show Dates: May 21, 22, 23, a Tuesday – Thursday schedule
- Location: McCormick Place West Building, Chicago, Illinois, USA
- A 50% deposit is due at time of reservation – credit card or checks accepted
Space rates for 2019 are below; please note that there has been a rate increase for 2019; all rates are per square foot:
(Note: only current exhibitors in the Sweets & Snacks Expo may choose space onsite for 2019. General booth space sales will open mid-summer, and if you are not a current exhibitor you may complete this questionnaire and you will be notified by email when the 2019 site is open. 2018 waitlist participants will automatically receive the notification and do not need to fill out the questionnaire.)
Assignments are made based on group priority point order and exhibitors are allotted a specific time slot to choose their location within that group. These time slots are determined by priority points which are earned for show participation (1), NCA membership (five points each year of paid membership) and sponsorship involvement – sliding scale based on area sponsored. Snack companies not eligible for NCA membership receive 2 points.
The wide entrance aisles at the entrances to the show have been shortened to a more standard 10 feet to improve traffic flow and attendee engagement; this change will affect some booths. The new floor plan will be posted here in two weeks. The floor plan design is guided by a set of principles to ensure that space is designed in a manner fair and equitable to all, and to ensure the feasibility of the lay out. By reserving space you also agree to the Terms of Application and the Display Regulations that govern the show.
How the Process Works:
At the Booth Space Selection Office, located at the front of the 500 aisle on the show floor, you will be checked in (within your time slot), and when your priority point number group is reached you may choose a booth from those available. When you make your choice, your contract will be completed, the booth assigned and the deposit recorded. In order to assign all exhibitors, you will have a few minutes to choose your location, so please determine your space needs in advance.
You will not need to complete paperwork; a space contract will be automatically generated when you choose space online, and you will receive an email confirmation. Please note that the floor plan is always changing as exhibitors choose their space so it will look different when you arrive for your appointment.
Space Selection Appointments:
If you cannot make your appointment time, please stop by the Booth Space Selection Office anytime after your appointment to choose a booth (following those waiting to complete their selections). A 50% payment must be made at the time of assignment; credit cards will be processed on-site. Your current space will not be automatically reserved for you.
– The Space Selection Office is located on the show floor at the front of the 500 aisle
– You will not automatically be assigned a booth if you miss your appointment time
– Booths cannot be placed on hold
– If you choose not to reserve space, you may pick from available locations post-show (late July, 2018) on a first-come, first-served basis. Your current space will not be automatically reserved for you.
Thank you for your support of the show, we appreciate your participation! Should you have any questions at all about space selection please contact Theresa Anthony at 202-534-1440 ext. 108 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.