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
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.
Calgary Exhibition + Stampede
BMO Centre, Stampede Park
20 Roundup Way SE
Calgary, AB T2G 2W1
*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
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 Show||Regardless 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 Marketing Partner|
Regardless of size, this company has taken the initiative to promote the Calgary Home + Garden Show
|This award goes out to the exhibitor who is active in promoting the show and their involvement in the show.|
|Best Landscaping||Regardless of size, this booth displays the most unique display and design in landscaping of any other in the show.|
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
Customs & Transportation Services Order Form
Canada Customs Invoice
GES DECORATOR SERVICES
2024 CHGS GES Order Form - coming soon!
2024 GES ONLINE Ordering - coming soon!
Deadline for GES discount: TBD
- Furnishings (tables, chairs, etc.)
- Carpet & Under Padding
- Specialty Furnishings
- GEM Exhibits and Accessories (Booths)
- Signs and Graphics
- Installation & Dismantling Labour
- In-Booth Forklift Service
- AV Equipment/Services
ELECTRICAL | PLUMBING | INTERNET
Calgary Stampede Event Services
2024 Calgary Stampede Online Ordering - coming soon!
Deadline for Stampede discount: TBD
- Signage Hanging
- Ceiling Lighting
- Floor Lighting
- Internet and Computer Rentals
- Pre-purchased Exhibitor Parking Passes
- Water Hookups
- Holding Tank Rental
Other Calgary Stampede Information:
- Park Map - Find Your Way Through Stampede Park
- Calgary Stampede Concessionaire - Food & Non-Alcoholic
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!
REQUIRED READING & FORMS
Forms to Return
|Safety Regulations Consent Form||Please read the Workplace Health & Safety Bulletin prior to completion of form||Feb 15, 2024|
|Certificate of Insurance Form||Liability Insurance is required to participate in our shows.||Feb 15, 2024|
|Contest Request Form||Any 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 Form||Require additional Badges? Complete this form and submit it to Shannon.||Feb 13, 2024|
|Rules, Regulations & FAQ's||Important Rules, Regulations & FAQ's for the show, services and venue.||Prior to Move-In|
|Exhibitor Listing||Have 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|
|Booth Design Guidelines||Information about the different styles and sizes of booths and their set up.|
|Tips and Tricks||From how to Promote your Company and Services to qualifying attendees.|
Other Important Reading:
CFD - Indoor Event Special Requirements
OFFICIAL SHOW HOTEL - CALGARY MARRIOTT HOTELS
When booking direct, please ask for the "2023 Calgary Home + Garden Show" rate or Book Online HERE!
Reservation deadline is Jan 31, 2023
Calgary Marriott Downtown
110 9th Avenue S.E.
Calgary, AB T2G 5A6
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.
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
Need Temporary Exhibitor Insurance??
Our partners at Duuo are providing our exhibitors with an exclusive rate on the cost of vendor insurance for the Calgary Home + Garden Show. Click here to purchase your coverage in just a few clicks!
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.
Sunday, February 25: 7PM - 10PM (one hour beginning at 6PM is needed for aisle carpet removal)
Monday, February 26: 7AM - 12PM
Pre-purchase your parking pass through Calgary Stampede Services
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 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 form to: email@example.com and email a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org
Share your show pics or your home reno projects with us.
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 for 2024 - coming soon!
Click Here for the Social Media Marketing Kit
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.
- Right click on button (below) and save
- Load image onto your website
- Hyperlink the image links to our Ticket website: https://calgaryhgsshow.mpetickets.com/
- Email Shannon Novak with a link to your website to verify the web button has been added
Web Button - coming soon!
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.
Exclusive Advertising Opportunities
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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.