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Exhibiting at SMA Events


The SMA welcomes member companies to exhibit or Non-member companies that only provide ancillary products or services, e.g. tooling, machinery, adhesives, insurance, marketing, etc. may also exhibit.  If you're not a member of SMA, you may apply online  and enjoy discount event registrations while a member.

Download the 2018 Annual Conference

Exhibitor Prospectus


Register to exhibit prior to December 15th and take advantage of the Special Member Exhibitor Offering and priority choice of your exhibit location.  This deep member discount is makes membership cost effective for Non-Members allowing them to exhibit at all SMA workshops and conferences at member discount. Contact sma@stairways.org,or Toll Free 877-500-5759 to learn more.



           

                 

SMA conference and workshop attendees are interested in the latest developments related to your products and services. Please see the complete schedule of deadlines and exhibit hours below.

Exhibiting at the 2018 SMA Annual Conference - It Makes Sense!

  • Only Stair Industry Conference in America
  • Reduced Exhibit Fees - Save 50% or more, select special offering by Dec 15, 2017
  • Condensed Schedule, with exhibit hours on Thursday and Friday morning. You can elect to spend more time networking with target customers during scheduled flex time or limit your stay to just one night and participate with lower travel costs for exhibit personnel.
  • Valuable Door Prizes and lunch in the exhibit hall will provide the opportunity to meet every attendee
  • Free Ad in preconference promotion
  • Special Listing in conference program with your logo and company message
  • Your Promo Flyer included in attendee packets.
  • Open to All Members or Ancillary Non-Member companies providing only ancillary products and services,e.g. abrasives, tools, sawblades, software, accounting, business services, etc

What to Expect

The largest Turnout of Exhibitors and Attendees at any Stair Industry Event.   Last years increase of 16% is expected to more than double!


Non- Member Ancillary Companies Welcomed  Are you providing only products or Services that are common to any woodworking company or business if so your elegible.


Condensed exhibit hours scheduled to allow exhibitors to get quality time with attendees. "Exhibitors Raffle" of valuable items will bring attendees to the Exhibit hall and ensure they attend your exhibit.


Cost Effective - Reasonable exhibit fee includes full registration for one person.


Exhibits only Registration Available for Attendees

 

Exhibitors Schedule

Date

Time
Activity
Dec 15,
 2017
Special Exhibitor Offering Ends
Mar 2


Early Registration Deadline
Mar 8

  Free Ad copy & Logo deadline
Apr 25
3-6p
Exhibitor Setup 
Apr 26

7-8a  
Exhibitor Setup
Apr 26
 12-3p
Exhibits Open
Apr 27 
  12-3p Exhibits Open
April 27  5pExhibits Teardown


Lunch with exhibitors and gift promotions will enhance exhibit attendance.      

Exhibiting Policy

Promotional displays, materials, literature, samples, etc may not be distributed at SMA events except by registered SMA Exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall.  Such  promotional items are subject to SMA approval and may not include pricing or any form of comparison to specific competitors. 

Exhibit Specifications and Options

Exhibitor Ads and Promotions


Exhibitors will be provided a free quarter page ad in a preconference promotion distributed nationwide. Ad copy and logo is due by March 8th. Ads are to be submitted in .jpg format sized to 3-3/4"w x 4-3/4"h.  Each exhibitor may include a “single page/2-sided piece” of literature in the conference package provided to each attendee. Literature inserts are to be delivered to the conference venue by 4/24/17 to guarantee inclusion. Shipping information TBA.  In addition a listing of all exhibitors will be posted on the SMA website with a link to your SMA member profile containing your full contact info and website.  An exhibitor list  will also be included in the conference program with your company logo and brief message. Logos must be provided by March 8th in .jpg format.


Tewenty percent Discount on SMA Newsletter Ads from Dec 15th to June 15th for 2018 annual conference "Special Exhibitors" registered by Dec 15, 2017.


Attendees will have lunch with the Exhibitors during both exhibit sessions.  The SMA will present valuable door prizes in the exhibit hall.  Entries will be dependent upon evidence of attending all exhibits. The winner must be present at the time of the drawing. The grand prize will be a much sought free registration to the 2019 Annual Conference, Lido Key Resort, Sarasota, Florida.


Exhibitors Registration REGISTER HERE.


The exhibitors registration fee includes admittance to the full conference for one attendee and the exhibit  table fee. Upon request additional employee exhibit staff may attend at a discounted rate that includes only exhibit hall events or with full conference registration as an additional employee.  Exhibitors registering after March 2nd will be welcomed as space is available subject to the late registration fee and available promotions.


Exhibit Specifications


Each exhibit consists of a single 24" x 72" tabletop within an 8' x 8' space. One additional table may be purchased when registering online.  Access to a single 110v outlet can be provided if needed.  An additional charge may apply TBD by venue. Questions and requests may be directed to 877-500-5759 or sma@stairways.org,   All exhibitors will be subject to the venues regulations.  All vendors will be required to complete their setup and be prepared to start at the opening of the exhibit hall.  


Shipping

All goods shipped to the venue are subject to venue charges and are to be coordinated directly by the exhibitor. You will be responsible for all handling and shipping charges.  Please pay them prior to check out.  If any shipping charges fall on the SMA master account you will be invoiced a $25 admin fee in addition to all shipping changes in your name, payable on receipt.


Exhibit Location
Choice of location will be determined on a first come first served basis by the sequence of registration date/times so be sure to register early.  Layout for location choice will be made available as soon as the Hotel has assigned.


Questions
Contact the SMA office by email to sma@stairways.org or call 877-500-5759



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