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Pinners California November 4-5, 2022
Mountain America Expo Center
Fri 10am - 8pm | Sat 9am - 7pm
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Exhibitor Information

Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy, Utah


All exhibitor information is listed below, but please feel free to call us anytime at 801.822.1333 with questions.

Show Supplier/Decorator - Modern Expo

You can supply your own booth items but we will have an excellent decorator/supplier available through Modern Expo. Your booth is simply your space with black piper and drape (8' back wall and 3' sides) and Modern can supply everything else except internet connections (see below). Many commonly ordered items include draped tables, chairs, carpet and electricity. Please click here for the 2021 Exhibitor Packet from Modern Expo. You may bring in your own booth items as well.
* Material handing fees are expensive. Be sure to know the costs before you ship or receive anything on site at the show.

Internet

Internet (wired or wireless) is available solely through the Mountain America Expo Center. The easiest way to order is to log-in to the service right at the event by choosing "Vendor Floor Premium" in the network options and follow the instructions. Cost is $60/day per device. If you would like to order by phone please call 385-468-2260. You can also order ahead online using this link (cost is the same). Presenters may need to arrange internet for presentations.

Electrical

Electricity is available through the show supplier Modern Expo (above). Please see the exhibitor packet (page 16). Pre-ordered electrical is around $100.

Booth Design Rules

We are fortunate in Utah to not have a lot of set-up and design regulations. Here are a few show rules:
* All booth amenities must be within the allotted space (nothing in the isles) unless pre-approved.
* Anything deemed unsafe in the opinion of the show organizer (such as tipping hazards) will be required to change.
* Solid side walls on your booth may not extend farther than halfway to the front of the booth. This is so we don't block the view to each other as visitors walk down the aisle. Some shows have designated "full wall" booth areas.
* The provided drape rods will support normal banners but in general are not to be used as booth support.
* Helium balloons can be used, but only if they are attached securely to your booth. Please do not hand out helium balloons.

Parking (map) and trailer parking

Parking is pretty good at MAEC and free in many lots. Trailers are okay to leave overnight in what they call the "North Lot" (see Exhibitor parking map here). But you must purchase a pass to leave trailers in the back loading dock area ($20). Email here for a loading dock parking pass. General public parking map here.

Material Handling

Advanced shipping and/or material handling can be coordinated through Modern Expo Services. Please see the above mentioned Exhibitor Packet for rates and instructions. Please pre-check your costs so you are aware of the charges.

Set-Up | Take-Down

Set-up is Thursday, November 4th between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Call or e-mail for early set-up times.

Take-down is anytime after 7 p.m. (to 11 p.m.) on Saturday evening. No early take downs!

Booth Signs and Displays

If you need booth ideas and/or printing, we have a great Pinners partner in Signs.com. They have done a lot of work with Pinners and various exhibitors. They understand your goals for this show and you'll love working ideas with these guys.

Class passes

We will give each exhibiting business a class punch card good for 2 classes each day of the show. You can use or pass around this card as you wish. These are passes for the 'stand-by' line and do not include kits. Class passes above these two classes each day will need to be purchased.

Promo Codes

If you would like a custom promo code that you can give to friends and followers for 1/2 price general admission tickets online, please request it here.

Hotels

You can find information about our great 2021 Host Hotels by following this link. (Make sure to book through the link to receive our Pinners rate. Or if calling in, make sure to mention the Pinners Room Block in order to get our rate.) 

Giveaways & Swag

This is a great way to get exposure at VIP night. We will be having some fun activities for our attendees to earn raffle tickets by completing. We will be drawing raffle tickets and announcing the giveaways and winners towards the end of the party.

Contributing an item to the swag bag is an opportunity to get your brand and products even more exposure to this amazing audience (please no coupons/flyers). The Thursday before the show begins (after setup) we host a VIP party for our most loyal attendees, local bloggers and trendy influencers. Each VIP attendee will receive a SWAG BAG that you can contribute to for free! You will need to bring 350 items with you to setup Thursday morning, and we’ll take care of the rest.

If you'd like to participate, please contact Darienne (801.822.1333) or e-mail her here.

Food and Temporary Food Permit Questions

The Mountain America Expo Center does not allow giving away drinks, including water, at their shows. If you are dealing with any food items (except candy bowls) at the show, you'll need to apply with Centerplate, the contracted caterer for Salt Palace, to get permission. Click here to get their application to SELL or here to get their application to SAMPLE from your booth. Extra charges may apply. When approved, you will also need to check with the Salt Lake County Health Department to find out if you need a temporary food handlers permit. Some foods do, some foods don't. For information, call (385) 468-3845. Even if you are a current food handler, you may need a temporary permit for the show. Prepackaged candy bowls are fine of course.

Tax Information

The state of Utah requires a Utah State Temporary Sales Tax form filled out for those selling merchandise or services. Please  fill out this form and return it to specialevent@utah.gov or fax the application to 801.297.6359. For any questions contact the Special Events Unit for a temporary license at (801) 297-6303 or at 1-800-662-4335, ext. 6303 

Pinners Marketing

We're excited at the Pinners Conference to do extensive marketing. It includes a media-wide campaign including KUTV-TV, I-15 billboards, I-15 poster boards and city billboards, magazine, newspaper, ticket distribution points, national DIY and craft organizations, women's group email campaigns, state-wide print promotion and of course many of the nation's most popular bloggers and electronic media.

Rates

Booth space is available by contacting Pinners at 801.822.1333. Booths are 10' x 10' and 8' x 10' and generally run $799. Bennett Events is a leader in connecting businesses with their custom audience.

2021 Pinners Conference Information

To download a Media Kit with information on all of our Pinners cities, click here.

Exhibitor Packet from Modern Expo (supplier/decorator)

To download Modern Expo's 2021 information packet, click here.

Trade shows are consistently the #1 marketing return on investment among all options.

Please promote the show and your cool business with the graphics below. Thanks!

If you need graphics to help you promote the show, please click for a higher resolution version. Then drag & drop to your desktop.