GCFM Pre-Market Checklist
Flooring Markets is kicking off the new decade with three of our most attended markets to date – starting with the Southeast Flooring Market (SEFM) January 7-8 in Atlanta, and the Southwest Flooring Market (SWFM) January 9-10 at AT&T Stadium in Texas. After those markets wrap up, we take a brief break before heading down to Biloxi, Mississippi for the Gulf Coast Flooring Market (GCFM) On February 13th. If you’re going to be coming to GCFM this year, here’s four things you should do before you leave:
Make travel plans, then double check them
These days, most of us tend to rely on GPS to get us from point A to point B. While that’s perfectly fine, it’s smart to look at the route ahead of time to make sure that there aren’t any closures or weather that may impact your travel time. It’s also a good idea to use an app like Waze that will let you know if there’s any accidents or other changes in traffic along the way.
Get a place to stay
For those who drive in from out of town, getting a hotel room in advance is something you’ve probably already done. However, if you haven’t already gotten a hotel room, we recommend booking through Connections Housing, our official housing company. They’ll be able to get you a great room close to venue, and they are the only hotel provider associated with our event.
Plan your days at market
With the 2020 Flooring Markets shaping up to be the largest and most attended to date, there’s so much to do and see. We recommend checking out the market schedule beforehand so you can pick which sessions you want to attend and plan your time accordingly. Be sure to also explore the exhibitor list so you know what to expect in terms of products and brands at GCFM.
Enjoy the Biloxi area
Life is short, enjoy the time away from the office and explore the Biloxi area! Market ends at 6:00pm on Thursday and 3:00pm on Friday, leaving you plenty of time to get out there and enjoy yourself! To help you kickstart your mini-vacation, we put together a list of some of the best things to do at GCFM . If you’re already in the area, why not have some fun while you’re there?
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