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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 are currently working on updating this information to reflect our new May date pattern. Check back soon for updated forms and exhibitor services.

We look forward to welcoming you to Biloxi in May!

Exhibition

Checklist & Reminders


Act Now

Pre-Market Reminders

  • October 2020 – May 2021: Market Your Booth Presence On Social Media
    • Send Event Invites Through Dealer Invites Program
Exhibitor

Deadlines


ACT NOW

ACT NOW

TBD

  • Last day to book your hotel rooms at the South Beach at discounted rates. Call 228-456-9007 to complete your reservation.
  • Last day to book your hotel rooms at the Hyatt Place Biloxi at discounted rates. Call 228-206-0950 to complete your reservation.
  • Lead Retrieval Orders due.
    • Prices will increase after this date.

TBD

TBD

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  • Advance Shipping Deadline. Must arrive to warehouse on or before this date. (Deliveries received after February 16 will incur a surcharge)

TBD

 

Market Schedule

Exhibitor Setup

TBD
1:00pm – 5:00pm

TBD
8:00am – 8:00pm

TBD
7:00am – 9:00am

Market Hours

Thursday, May 13, 2021
10:00am – 6:00pm
*9:00am – 10:00am reserved for at-risk attendees

Friday, May 14, 2021
10:00am – 3:00pm
*9:00am – 10:00am reserved for at-risk attendees

Exhibitor Move Out

Friday, May 14, 2021
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

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

 

 

General Information

General Service Contractor: Labor, freight and booth furnishings
Mandatory Forms
Certificate of Insurance

ALL EXHIBITORS MUST SUBMIT THEIR CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE IN ORDER TO EXHIBIT. 

If you have your own insurance, please send certificate directly to sammie@marketmakerevents.com.

Click here for instructions on how to set up your insurance certificate.

If you do not have an insurance company and need a resource, please click here to purchase your market insurance certificate.

Registration & Badges

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: To facilitate a safe environment and to manage traffic flow and physical distancing, attendees and exhibitors are required to pre-register for the 2021 Gulf Coast Flooring Market. All attendees and exhibitors are required to agree to the Flooring Markets Attendance agreement & Code of Conduct Policy. Upon entry to market each day, all exhibitors will be required to complete a mobile health screening through the HealthShield Bot (this is a simple link sent to your phone with health screening questions)..

BADGE LIMIT: Due to new standards for safe, physical distancing, exhibitors will be limited on the number of staff badges based on their space size.  For every 100 sq. ft. in an exhibit space, 2 exhibitors will be allowed. If you have booth set-up personnel who are not attending market days, do not include them on your pre-registration. Booth set-up personnel will be issued special wristbands to access the building on set-up day(s).  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Sammie Baker at sammie@marketmakerevents.com.

VIP List
Exhibitors are encouraged to submit a list of their top 100 buyers to receive priority treatment and a personal invitation to market. Exhibitors who participate in the VIP program and submit a minimum of 100 buyers will receive $100 in drink tickets, a bolded listing in the market directory, and 1 complimentary social media post of the content of their choice. Click here to download a template. All lists to be submitted to sammie@marketmakerevents.com.

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 January 22, 2021 to receive the lowest rates. Rates will go up after January 22. Please contact Kelsey Stenson at QMS, with questions or order forms.

Eleventh & Gather
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.

Furniture, including table and chairs, nor temporary flooring, including carpet, are included in your booth fees.

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 Levy Catering
Registration Eleventh & Gather Registration
Lead Retrieval Eleventh & Gather Registration
Exhibitor Insurance Insurance4Exhibitors
Housing Flooring Markets

 

Hotels & Travel

Reserve Your Room

Hotel Reservations
Please be aware of hotel scams. Reserve your rooms by TBD to receive the discounted group rates.

Event Parking

Parking will be available for free at the MS Coast Convention Center.

Click here for directions to the MS Coast Convention Center.

Catering

In-Booth & Event Catering

Click here to review the 2021 GCFM Catering Menu. Orders due by Friday, February 12, 2021.

Please submit orders to:

Lauren Taylor
Catering Sales Manager
lataylor@levyrestaurants.com
228-594-3742

Shipping & Market Move-In

Advanced Shipping

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

  • TBD: First day for warehouse deliveries without a surcharge
  • TBD: Last day for warehouse deliveries without a surcharge
  • TBD: 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

TBD: First day freight can arrive at show facility. Freight must not be delivered prior to TBD.

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.

View the Outbound Shipping documents in your Exhibitor Services Kit.

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 in your Shepard Exhibitor Services Kit.

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

Utilities

Electric, Water & Air

Electrical Service information coming soon.

Internet & Telecom

Internet Service
Internet can be ordered through the MS Coast Convention Center.

Please click here to view the Internet Order Form. To receive the lower advanced rates, please submit orders by Thursday, February 11, 2021.

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

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 market directory.

VIP Nominations

Take advantage of our top marketing program.
You, as an exhibitor, are able to give your top buyers priority treatment! Exhibitors are able to provide a list of their top 100 buyers to receive a personal invite to market plus priority treatment. Click here to download a template

Exhibitors who participate will receive $100 in market drink tickets, a bolded listing in the market directory, and 1 complimentary, exclusive social media post of the content of their choice.

There is no charge for participating in this program and all lists are kept private.

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

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

Rules & Regulations

Labor Rules & Jurisdiction

Please review the labor rules in your Exhibitor Services Kit

 

Exhibitor Appointed Contractors

Please find the Exhibitor Appointed Contractor form included in the GCFM Shepard Exhibitor Services Kit. Please complete and submit form to Shepard by TBD.