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Exhibitor Zone

Everything you need to know to exhibit at market
Welcome to the Exhibitor Zone

Our goal is to help you have a well organized and successful market.

All mandatory forms, supplier order forms as well as market information can be found in this zone.

We look forward to welcoming you to Biloxi in February!

Exhibition

Checklist & Reminders

Exhibitor

Deadlines


Friday, November 22, 2019

*DEADLINE EXTENSION

Sunday, December 1, 2019

*DEADLINE EXTENSION

Monday, December 2, 2019

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Monday, December 16, 2019

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Friday, February 7, 2020

Sunday, February 9, 2020

  • Advance Shipping Deadline-must arrive on or before this date (Deliveries received after February 9 will incur a surcharge)

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

 

Market Schedule

Exhibitor Setup

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
1:00pm – 8:00 pm (Booths over 400 sq. ft.)

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
8:00am – 6:00pm (Booths 400 sq. ft. and under)

Thursday, February 13, 2020
7:00am – 9:00am

Market Hours

Thursday, February 13, 2020
9:00am – 6:00pm

Friday, February 14, 2020
9:00am – 3:00pm

Exhibitor Move Out

Friday, February 14, 2020
3:00pm – 7:00pm

Location

MS Coast Convention Center
2350 Beach Blvd,
Biloxi, MS 39531

Contacts

Please contact our operations team with any questions about your exhibit set-up:

Barbara Stroup
770-559-0293 ext. 4
barbara@marketmakerevents.com

Bruce Wilson
404-217-2791
bruce@marketmakerevents.com

Sammie Baker
770-559-0293 ext. 2
sammie@marketmakerevents.com

 

 

General Information

General Service Contractor: Labor, freight and booth furnishings
Registration & Badges

Lead Retrieval
To order Lead Retrieval, go online to prereg.net/connect to place your order or fill out this Lead Retrieval Order Form and email or mail back to the QMS office. Please place your orders by December 7, 2019 to receive the lowest rates. Please contact Kelcey Stenson at QMS, with questions or order forms.

QMS Services, Inc.
6840 Meadowridge Court
Alpharetta, GA 30005
Exhibitor Booth Inclusions

All booths are sold as raw space only with a contracted OPTION for you to add a drape package when you are booking your booth space.

 

Your booth fee includes
      • Floor decal with company logo
      • Customized marketing invitations
      • Red Carpet Club nominations for your top 25 accounts

If you need to order drape, marketing invitations and RCC nominations, please contact Sammie Baker

Official Show Contractors
General Service Contractor Shepard Exposition Services
Electrical Shepard Exposition Services
Catering Legends Catering
Registration QMS Registration
Lead Retrieval QMS Registration
Exhibitor Insurance Insurance4Exhibitors
Housing Connections Housing

 

Hotels & Travel

Reserve Your Room

Connections Housing
Connections Housing is the only official housing provider for the Gulf Coast Flooring Market. Please be aware of hotel scams. Reserve your room as soon as possible to receive the group discounted rates.

 

Event Parking
Free parking is available in Lot 10 of the AT&T Stadium. The entrance to the market is at Door K. Lot 10 is off of Randol Mill Rd between AT&T Way.

Catering

In-Booth & Event Catering

Click to review the 2020 GCFM Catering Menu.

Host an appetizer or offer drink tickets to customers during Happy Hour on the market floor, February 13 from 3-6 PM.

Shipping & Market Move-In

Advanced Shipping

Save Time & Money
Send your freight to the advance warehouse to ensure a timely delivery.

  • Thursday, January 16, 2020: First day for warehouse deliveries without a surcharge
  • Wednesday, February 5, 2020: Last day for warehouse deliveries without a surcharge
  • Sunday, February 9, 2020: Last day for warehouse deliveries

Advance Shipments Address

[Exhibiting Co. Name & Booth Number]
Gulf Coast Flooring Market
c/o UPSF/Shepard Exposition Services
3021 Anton Street
Mobile, AL 36612

Please refer to your Material Handling documents in your Shepard kit to review rates and shipping labels.

Login to check material handling rates on market shipments: https://www.shepardes.com/olk/intro.asp

Direct Shipping

Direct Shipments Address

c/o Shepard Exposition Services
[Exhibiting Co. Name and Booth Number]
Gulf Coast Flooring Market
Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center
2350 Beach Blvd
Biloxi, MS 39531

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 8:00 AM: First day freight can arrive at show facility

Please refer to your Material Handling documents in your Shepard kit to review rates and shipping labels.

Login to check material handling rates on market shipments: https://www.shepardes.com/olk/intro.asp

Outbound Shipments

Outbound Shipments

It is the responsibility of each exhibitor to arrange for transportation of booth materials after the event. Our Customer Service Representatives are available pre show, during the show, and during move out to assist you in arranging shipping through our official carrier Shepard Logistics. For peace of mind and easy set up, contact Shepard Logistics before the event for transportation services to and from the event.

Shepard does not provide UPS, FED-EX, or other carrier specific labels. Exhibitors must schedule pick ups directly with all carriers as well as provide carrier specific shipping labels

POV: Privately Operated Vehicles Program

Motorized vehicles are not to be operated by an exhibitor within the boundaries of the campus.

Pallet Program

Pallets

Per Pallet Pricing can be found, HERE.

Please find additional information regarding pallets in the Material Handling Documents of your Shepard Exhibitor Kit.

Utilities

Electric, Water & Air

Electrical Service
Electrical can be ordered through Shepard Exhibit Services.

Please order your electrical as soon as possible and remember to include the location grid noted where you would like the power drop(s). Please place all orders by January 23, 2020.

Please find the Electrical Order Form in your Shepard Exhibitor Services Kit.

Internet & Telecom

Internet

Marketing: Tools for a successful market

Marketing Toolkit

Help your brand rise above the rest! Boost exposure with these promotional opportunities. Order your free marketing toolkit today.

Free Marketing Resources

  • Appointment Postcards
  • Custom Social Media Assets
  • Custom PDF Invite
  • Custom Email Invite
  • Custom Banner Ad
  • Company Online Profile
  • VIP Buyer Nominations
Paid Marketing Resources

  • Show Directory Ad
  • Sponsorships
  • Website Banner Ads
  • Newsletter Banner Ads
  • Email Sponsor
Free Promotional Opportunities

Sammie Baker
770-559-0293 ext. 2
sammie@marketmakerevents.com

Paid Promotional Opportunities

Contact Your Sales Rep Today

Interested in being featured on our social media or website? Email images, copy, & a testimonial to sammie@marketmakerevents.com for free exposure!

Sponsorships

Stand out from the crowd!
Sponsorships help set you apart from the pack and stand out as an industry leader. Sponsors are acknowledged on the Gulf Coast Flooring Market website, within all attendee marketing materials, within our on-site graphics and featured in the registration portal and the show program.

Red Carpet Club: VIP Nominations

Take advantage of our top marketing program.
You, as an exhibitor, are able to wine and dine your top buyers at the Red Carpet Club at the SE Flooring Market! The top 250 accounts are nominated by our exhibitors to be invited to the prestigious Red Carpet Club and enjoy:

      • Personalized invitations to the show
      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Complimentary food and beverages
      • And More!
There is no charge for participating in this program and all lists are kept private.

Nominate your top buyers
Download the Red Carpet Club Nomination Form to help set up your Red Carpet Club list.


Questions?
Please submit any questions and all list entries to:

Sammie Baker
770-559-0293 ext. 2
sammie@marketmakerevents.com

Donate Your Flooring Products

Donate your flooring products after market.
You, as an exhibitor, are encouraged to donate products on-site rather than throw them away at the end of market. The charity the Gulf Coast Flooring Market will be partnering with will be named soon!


Sign Up to Donate
Submit the donation form to confirm your donation.


Exhibitors are encouraged to donate rather than throw away products on-site. Exhibitors must completely dismantle and stack flooring onto the donation pallet, label the product with our CHARITY DONATION label and we will take it from there.

REMEMBER: your booth area must be clean and clear of all product after market in order to avoid post market cleaning charges as outlined in your exhibitor services kit posted within the Exhibitor Zone.

Rules & Regulations

Labor Rules & Jurisdiction

Please download and submit the GCFM Labor Rules & Jurisdiction Form

Exhibitor Appointed Contractors

Please find the Exhibitor Appointed Contractor form on Page 7 of the GCFM Shepard Exhibitor Kit. Please complete and submit form to Shepard by Thursday, January 16, 2020.