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Exhibitor FAQs

Essentials about exhibiting at Gulf Coast Flooring Market

Frequently Asked Questions by Exhibitors

Where is the 2021 market taking place?

The 2021 Gulf Coast Flooring Market is taking place in Hall E4 at the MS Coast Convention Center.

Address:

2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39531

How much does it cost to exhibit?

Exhibit costs depend on booth space and size. View our exhibit rates and information.

Please contact our sales team for any booth requests of questions:

Angela O’Reilly
770-559-0293 ext. 3
angela@marketmakerevents.com

Kathy Sullivan
770-559-0293 ext. 9
kathy@marketmakerevents.com

What measures are the Flooring Markets taking in response to COVID-19?

Our team is working hand-in-hand with our facilities and service providers in implementing all federal, state, CDC, and industry guidelines to ensure a safe and comfortable market experience. Our top priority is your well-being.

Please visit our Safety Measures page to read more about the steps we’re taking to make our market safer.

What is included in my booth fees?

All booths are sold as raw space.  Your booth fees come with a free Marketing Toolkit that gives you customized graphics, invitations and appointment postcards to send to customers and prospects you would like to invite to market.

Drape is not included in your booth fee. To order drape, please contact Sammie@marketmakerevents.com.  Drape is $1.99 per linear foot

Exhibitors are encouraged to bring their own booth displays, floor covering and equipment, but if you prefer to rent this equipment for a move-in ready booth, please refer to the exhibitor kit. Furniture, including tables and chairs, as well as temporary flooring, such as carpet, is not included with your initial booth fees.

When will I be able to order furnishings and electric?

Exhibitor services will be available to order after September 1. We will send you a reminder email to order services at that time. If the email on the booth contract is NOT the same email this information needs to go to, please contact us at 770-559-0293 ext. 4 to ensure the email is sent to the appropriate party.

What kind of tape can I use to adhere my flooring materials?

Our General Service Contractor (Shepard) has approved low tac tape that has been approved by the facility for your use. If you use a tape or another product that has not been approved by the facility and you damage the floor, you will incur a charge up to $20.00 per sq. foot depending on the extent of damage that you have caused.

Approved tape is: Polyken 105C Double-Coated Cloth Carpet and Mounting Tape

When can I set up my exhibit space?

Exhibitor Move-In will be:

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Hours TBD

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Hours TBD

Thursday, February 25, 2021
7:00am – 9:00am

Is there free Wi-Fi?

Wi-Fi is generally complimentary in public areas within the facilities. If you require a dedicated IP address or hardline, refer to the building services order form in the exhibitor service kit.

Can I order food & beverages in my booth?

In-booth catering forms are included in your exhibitor service kit. No outside food is allowed to be brought into the facility.

When can I begin to tear-down my booth?

Exhibitor Move-Out will begin Friday, February 26 at 3 PM. All exhibits must be cleared by 7 PM. Early move-out is prohibited.

When do I need to be moved out by?

Exhibitors must have their booth property removed from the building within 4 hours of the end of the market (Friday, February 26, 7 PM), Please try to clean booth space as much as possible.

Does my booth staff need to be registered?

Yes, all booth staff must have a badge to enter the exhibit hall. With current concerns in mind, we require all of our buyers, exhibitors and press to register in advance in order to obtain your market credentials in advance by mail.  Any person or persons that do not register in advance may experience entrance delays on-site as we are regulating traffic for physically safe market flow.

Exhibitor registration will open in August 2020. Please use your booth number as your password.

Do I have to pay for parking?

Parking is free at the MS Coast Convention Center.

Click here for directions to the MS Coast Convention Center

Are there hotels in the area for me to stay?

Yes, check back for hotels and rates available.