WELCOME TO THE 2024 CALGARY HOME + GARDEN SHOW EXHIBITOR KIT

THE EXHIBITOR KIT WILL BE FULLY UPDATED 6-8 WEEKS BEFORE THE SHOW

**PLEASE NOTE: You are responsible for ordering any and all electrical services that you require for your booth display. Electrical orders can be made through Calgary Stampede Event Services

ATTENTION EXHIBITORS:

There are to be no vehicles allowed on the show floor for show hours without permission from management. 

No Children are allowed on the show floor during move in or move out as it is considered a construction zone during this time.



GENERAL INFORMATION

Show Facility

Calgary Exhibition + Stampede  
BMO Centre, Stampede Park  
20 Roundup Way SE
Calgary, AB T2G 2W1
Phone: 403-261-0377

Show Office

Room #101 

*Marketplace Events Team is ONLY at this location during the week of the Show - Monday, February 19 - Monday, Feb 26, 2024.

Shipping & Receiving 

Ensure these 4 things are on your packages Label.

Show Name - Calgary Home & Garden Show

Company Name - Your Company Name

Booth Number - Your Booth Number at the Show

Contact Name & Number

Click here for complete details



EXHIBITOR BADGES

All exhibitors need to display their badge on show days to gain admittance to the show floor. 

Exhibitors are given the minimum number of badges allotted to their booth automatically (see chart below)  with no form needing to be filled out. If the number of badges needed for your staff doesn't exceed the amount shown below, then simply have your staff check in at the Show Office before the show opens to receive their badge.

Please note that badges do not display exhibitor or company names but there is room to put in your personal business card. 

100 square feet=6 free badges
200 square feet=8 free badges
300 square feet=10 free badges
400 square feet=12 free badges

Each additional 100 square feet gets an additional 2 badges.

If you need more than the number of badges allotted to your booth, then please fill out the Extra Badge Order Formbefore February 13, 2024 and we will have them ready for you at check in.

DO NOT LEAVE YOUR BADGES IN YOUR BOOTH as you need them to gain access to the show floor. Replacement badges are $10 each if lost, left at home, left in booth, a dog ate them etc. 



BOOTH AWARDS & TIPS!

Each year, the Calgary Home + Garden Show awards seven exhibitors, each in a different category, for standing out from their competition and peers. The categories for the booth awards are listed below, accompanied by the criteria our panel of judges look for when selecting the winning booth and company. We value all of the hard work our exhibitors put in to create their displays and design their spaces and award those who go above and beyond to put their best foot forward.

Best In ShowRegardless of size, this booth displays the most unique display and design of any other in the show.
Best Large Space
This award goes out to the best booth that is 400 square feet or larger.
Best Medium Space
This award goes out to the best booth between 200 - 399 square feet.
Best Small Space
This award goes out to the best booth between 100 - 199 square feet.
Best LandscapingRegardless of size, this booth displays the most unique display and design in landscaping of any other in the show. 
Rookie of the YearThis award goes out to a New Exhibitor who had a great display.


Things we look for:

• Meeting basic booth standards/expectations – height, signage, flooring, layout, etc 
• Full floor covering (no subfloor, concrete or terracover exposed) and quality of floor covering 
• Hard wall display (not mandatory but helps in the presentation of a professional display)
• Signage and signage quality
• No exposed studs or wiring (inside and outside booth)
• Paint and paint quality – taking the time to edge, tape seams, make the paint job look professional
• Wall quality – no visible damage
• Creativity and thought evident in booth design

Booth & Exhibiting Tips
Booth Design Guidelines



TRANSPORTATION & CUSTOMS FORMS

Cross Connect Customs & Event Logistics is our official transport carrier and customs broker for the event. 
Please see links below for any forms you may need.


Customs & Transportation Services Order Form
Canada Customs Invoice
Canadian Border Services Event Letter of Recognition


GES DECORATOR SERVICES

2024 CHGS GES Order Form

2024 GES ONLINE Ordering

Deadline for GES discount: Thursday, February 08, 2024

Services Available: 

  • Furnishings (tables, chairs, etc.)
  • Carpet & Under Padding
  • Specialty Furnishings
  • GEM Exhibits and Accessories (Booths)
  • Signs and Graphics
  • Plants
  • Installation & Dismantling Labour
  • In-Booth Forklift Service
  • AV Equipment/Services


ELECTRICAL | PLUMBING | INTERNET

Calgary Stampede Event Services

2024 Calgary Stampede Online Ordering

Deadline for Stampede discount: Monday, February 5

PLEASE NOTE - STAMPEDE PRICING WILL INCREASE ON FEBRUARY 1st. WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO PLACE ALL ORDERS BEFORE THEN TO GET THE BEST RATE.

Services Available:

Booth Bites Program 

Menus will be available on site at the Calgary Stampede Order Desk or through the Exhibitor Concierge team who will present on the floor during move-in and for the duration of the event. Payment (credit/debit) will be required when placing the order. 

Exhibitors will have to place their orders at least 2 hours before the meal service daily. It will allow time for the kitchen team to prepare their meals, make the packages and make sure that everything is displayed perfectly for when the food is delivered to the exhibitors. 

The Exhibitor Concierge team will provide the delivery of every “lunch box” directly to the exhibitors’ booths. These customized deliveries will be available at 2 different times options for every meal. This will allow exhibitors to take their break at their convenience, according to the hours of operation of the event. 

 



ENHANCE YOUR COMPANY’S ONLINE EXHIBITOR LISTING

Your basic listing will be uploaded to the website when you book your booth. Within 24 hours you will receive an automated email to enhance your listing. This link can be used multiple times and you can make updates and changes to your listing until ONE day after the show commences. If you have any questions regarding the online exhibitor listing or do not receive the link, please email our digital support rep, JenK@mpeshows.com

Need help with your listing? Read the FAQS

Learn more about the benefits of creating your enhanced listing.
Go from basic to ENHANCED!


Introducing the QR Code!

A new way to accelerate leads generated onsite at the show. A floor decal with a unique QR Code will be placed in front of your booth.

hand holidng cell phone displaying QR code
Learn More...


REQUIRED READING & FORMS

Forms to Return

FormDetailsDue
Safety Regulations Consent FormPlease read the Workplace Health & Safety Bulletin prior to completion of form Feb 15, 2024
Certificate of Insurance FormLiability Insurance is required to participate in our shows. Feb 15, 2024
Contest Request FormAny company wishing to hold a prize give-away or contest of any kind at the Show, must complete and submit this form for approval.Feb 15, 2024
Extra Badge Order FormRequire additional Badges? Complete this form and submit it to Shannon.Feb 13, 2024

Required Reading

FormDetailsDue
Rules, Regulations & FAQ'sImportant Rules, Regulations & FAQ's for the show, services and venue.Prior to Move-In
Exhibitor ListingHave you completed enhancing your online company listing? Your Online listing is what Consumers will see about your company before attending the show. Please reach out to Sarah if you do not have your unique link. ASAP

Other Important Reading:

CFD - Indoor Event Special Requirements

Directory of Services

 



HOTEL

 

Official Show Hotel - Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel
110 9th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5A6

Click here to book online. Last day to book is February 15, 2024

 

 



SHOW INSURANCE

Proof of trade show insurance is mandatory for our shows. Coverage dates must include Move In and Move Out. We require a copy of your policy sent to Shannon Novak to keep on file before February 15th, 2024.

Certificate of Insurance Form

We also require that we are on your policy as additional insured:

Marketplace Events LLC | Calgary Home + Garden Show
PO Box 70060 Rimrock Plaza PO
Toronto, ON M3J 0H3 

 



EXHIBITOR MOVE IN AND MOVE OUT

Move In Hours: A Voyage Control Booking Email will be sent approximately 4 weeks before the show. 

As a reminder, you must set up a profile through Voyage Control and make a booking based on your provided code. Check your email for more information. If you cannot find it please contact your sales rep for details.

General Information - coming soon!

No children are permitted on the show floor during move in and move out as it is considered a construction zone during these times.

Move-Out Hours
Sunday, February 25: 7PM - 10PM (one hour beginning at 6PM is needed for aisle carpet removal)
Monday, February 26: 7AM - 12PM



PARKING

Pre-purchase your parking pass through Calgary Stampede Services

Stampede Park Parking Map

Exhibitor parking is currently in any of the gray paid lots, with the construction going on at the grounds this may change.  Updates will be posted here.



FOOD SAMPLING

Food Sampling Application
Alberta Health Services Form

Both forms will need to be completed if you are sampling food or drink within your booth. Please email your completed forms to: eventservices@calgarystampede.com and shannonno@mpeshows.com



SOCIAL MEDIA
#LetsGetSocial

Share your show pics or your home reno projects with us.

Facebook icon   Instagram icon

Hashtags: #YYCHomeShow#CalgaryHomeShow


In efforts to protect potential joint customers from fraudulent events and scammers, we request that you do not create your own Facebook Event. This helps us manage ticket sales for the event, and ensures that our team are available to support both exhibitors and potential attendees with any questions, comments, or concerns that they have. Please feel free to reach out to your show manager or show marketing manager with your companies’ Facebook page and we can add you as a co-host to the official event.

Click Here to go to our Facebook Event

Click Here for the Social Media Marketing Kit



TRAFFIC DRIVERS

 

Web Button: Increase traffic to your website with our free online button linking your customers to discounted tickets to the show. Let us know when our button is posted on your website, and we will email you 10 free tickets to the show. 

Follow These Easy Steps:
 
  1. Right click on button (below) and save
  2. Load image onto your website
  3. Hyperlink the image links to our Ticket website:   https://calgaryhgs.mpetickets.com/ 
  4. Email Shannon Novak with a link to your website to verify the web button has been added
 


Request a Promo Code: Offer your Social media followers a discounted price on tickets by letting them know your promo code.  This will save your followers $4 per ticket.  Email Shannon Novak for more information.

Call us if you have any problems or if you want to discuss any other easy cross-marketing opportunities. 

 

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SCAM WARNING

As per our privacy policy, Marketplace Events is a permission-based email sender. We do not share, rent, or sell any email lists. 

We strongly recommend that all exhibitors be extremely vigilant when it comes to giving your information to any company that you are not familiar with. If you have any questions about whether or not a company is warranted in reaching out to you regarding your participation in the Show(s), please don't hesitate to reach out to your Exhibit Sales Consultant

CLICK HERE for more information.

CONTACT US TODAY! CLICK HERE!