WELCOME TO THE 2024 EDMONTON HOME + GARDEN SHOW EXHIBITOR KIT

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

***REMINDER: YOU MUST PURCHASE ELECTRICAL FOR YOUR BOOTH DISPLAY THROUGH SHOWTECH. FLOORING IS MANDATORY. PLEASE READ EACH SECTION OF THE KIT THERE IS IMPORTANT INFORMATION WITHIN THIS PAGE ***




GENERAL INFORMATION

2024 SHOW HOURS

  Exhibitor Access:
Thursday, March 2112:00 pm - 9:00 pm8 AM
Friday, March 2212:00 pm - 9:00 pm10 AM
Saturday, March 2310:00 am - 9:00 pm8 AM
Sunday, March 2410:00 am - 6:00 pm8 AM


Exhibitor access to the show floor is only allowed 2 HOURS prior to show open on show days with the exception to opening day with your exhibitor badge.

SHOW FACILITY

Edmonton Expo Centre
7515 – 118 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T5B 4X5

SHOW OFFICE

Hall E Show Office

*Marketplace Events Team is ONLY at this location during the week of the Show - Tuesday, March 19th - Monday, March 25th, 2024. 

 



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 Hall E Show office during or before the show to receive their badge.

Please note that badges do not display exhibitor or company names on them but there is space for your 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  Exhibitor Badge Order Form before the show 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 Edmonton 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
Best booth 400 square feet or larger
Best Medium Space
Best Booth between 200 - 399 square feet
Best Small Space
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 Year

This award goes out to a new exhibitor who has an outstanding booth.


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 GUIDELINES

Review the booth guidelines to make sure your booth is designed to meet Marketplace Events and Edmonton Expo Centre's standards:

 

*SOIL/GARDEN DISPLAYS*
Displays containing soil, mulch or similar materials must use a fire retardant protective coating such as plastic to protect the floor and all facility equipment. Please note that additional cleaning charges may apply.

*SIGNAGE & BANNER HANGING*
Any signs/objects over 20 lbs. must be pre-approved by ShowTECH.



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 - Please attach this document to any boxes or packages being shipped to Canada for this event



GES DECORATOR SERVICES

2024 EHGS GES Order Form

2024 GES Online Ordering Here

Deadline for GES discount: Thursday, March 7, 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 | HOUSEKEEPING | PLUMBING | INTERNET

 

    ShowTech 

    2024 ShowTech Online Ordering 

    Please access the direct online ordering link above with Google Chrome to view pricing and/or order online. To take advantage of the discount pricing, please order online by February 28, 2024. 

    Services Available:

    • Signage Hanging
    • Electrical
    • Ceiling Lighting
    • Flooring Lighting
    • Plumbing
    • Compressed Air/Natural Gas
    • Telecommunications

    Facility Services, Edmonton Expo Centre

    Services through Edmonton Expo:

     



    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.


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



    REQUIRED READING & FORMS

    Forms to Return:

    FormDetailsDeadline
    Certificate of Insurance FormLiability Insurance is required to participate in our shows.March 15, 2024
    Extra Badge Order FormAll Exhibitors need to display their badge on show days to gain admittance to the show floor. Replacements are $10 each if badge is lost or left in booth.March 13, 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.March 14, 2024

    Required Reading:

    FormDetailsDue
    Rules and RegulationsImportant Rules, Regulations & FAQ's for the show, services, and venue.n/a
    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 Jen Kropf if you do not have your unique link. ASAP
    2024 EHGS FAQFrequently Asked Questionsn/a
    EHGS Must Do'sMandatory rules for exhibiting in the shown/a


    If you plan on shipping any materials to the show, please ensure all pieces have a shipping label on them.



    HOTEL INFORMATION

    Chateau Lacombe Hotel
    10111 Bellamy Hill
    Edmonton, AB T5J 1N7
     
    Guest may call the hotel direct and book under the Edmonton Home + Garden Show Guestroom Block


    Direct Tel: 1-780-428-6611
    Toll Free: 1-800-661-8801 

    Self Parking and Breakfast are included with your booking.

    **Please note that guests can only book rooms online that are blocked for this group. 
    If a guest requires pre/post dates or an upgraded/different room type, they will need to call in to our reservations department to book the room.**

    Discount Deadline: February 28, 2024

    Edmonton Hotels by COST
    Edmonton Hotels by DISTANCE
    Edmonton Hotels by RATING



    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 to keep on file before March 15, 2024.

    2024 EHGS Certificate of Insurance Form

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

    Marketplace Events LLC | Edmonton Home + Garden Show

    PO Box 70060 Rimrock Plaza PO
    Toronto, ON M3J 0H3 



    EXHIBITOR MOVE IN AND MOVE OUT

    Move-In Schedule:
    HALL C MOVE IN MAP

    Hall EFG MOVE IN MAP

    Move-Out Hours
    Sunday, March 24th, 7PM - 10PM (one hour beginning at 6PM is needed for aisle carpet removal)
    Monday, March 25th, 8AM - 12PM

    Individuals under the age of fifteen are prohibited to be on the show floor, or back of house areas during Move In, Move Out, or while heavy machinery is operating.

    Move In and Move Out periods during events can be a dangerous time with vehicles, heavy machinery, overhead work, and many other hazards.  Exhibitors should take particular care when working during this time and should take steps to protect themselves and others.

    The Edmonton EXPO Centre requires exhibitors to wear proper closed toed shoes during this time and recommends that everyone working in the space wear a visibility vest.

    Additionally, equipment operators are required to have their relevant licenses and must have copies of their license with them when working at EXPO.  Anyone working above 10’ feet must use fall protection and have their fall protection certificate available upon request.  

    While Field Level Hazzard Assessments (FLHA) are not required for a typical Exhibitor moving into a standard booth, we do ask the Exhibitors stop and complete one before performing a potentially dangerous task, for example, working on a raised platform, using power tools, or operating heavy machinery. Click Here for the Field Level Hazzard Assessments Form.

     



    PARKING

    Expo Parking Info Sheet

    Online order link

    - Upon arrival at the EXPO,  you will need to go through the 79th street gates to validate your ShowPass purchased passes. Once validated, you will be provided with the pass containing the QR codes.
     - The QR codes will be used to come in and out of the EXPO grounds for the duration of the show.

    Parking passes will remain on sale at the price of $56 for the 4 days until end of day Thursday March 23.

    To reduce delays on ingress, 4 day passes will no longer be available at the 79th street booth. Parking passes must be purchased online. They will be available for purchase until Thursday evening. After that, exhibitors will need to purchase regular day parking at $16.50/day.

    All event passes will still have in and out privileges, with no charge for the move-in days.

    Note: Exhibitors MUST park in the West Lot or in the Angled Exhibitor Parking behind the halls - subject to availability. Click here for the map.
    Exhibitors MUST enter through the 79 St. & Borden Park Road entrance via 112th Ave. 
    Parking Pass MUST be scanned upon both entry & exit. 

    What happens if an exhibitor enters through a public entrance?

    Exhibitors are welcome to enter through the public guest entrances (116 Ave North, 116 Ave South and 73 Street) but will be required to pull a ticket and pay the day guest rate which does not include in/out privileges. Please click here for our exhibitor parking map.

    What payment types are accepted?

    We will have credit/debit payment options available at every pay station inside the Edmonton EXPO Centre as well as at the exit gate. For Guest Parking Lots - There will be one pay station that will accept cash transactions located beside the Hall F Show Office. Please see the attached map for all pay station locations throughout the Edmonton EXPO Centre.

    Overnight and Parking Trailers?

    No overnight parking in the angled parking spots. Vehicles will be towed. Trailer parking has been moved to the south east lot. NO longer at the giant slide area.

    CLICK HEREFOR THE EXHIBITOR PARKING MAP.



    SELLING OR SAMPLING FOOD OR BEVERAGE PRODUCTS

    Expo Centre Food & Bev Sales Form
    Alberta Health Services Vendor Notification

    Please send all forms to Shannon Novak as well as to Alberta Health Services and the Edmonton EXPO Centre.

    Please note the following information:  
    The following are required to fill out sales and sampling applications

    • Any vendor that is selling food or beverage meant for consumption on site
    • Any vendor that is sampling any kind of edible product

    The following are required to notify Marketplace Events so that we can notify Alberta Health Services

    • All perishable items meant for consumption off site

    The following are not required to fill out the sales and sampling application

    • Spices
    • Commercially packaged products i.e. jams, coffee, tea, non-hydrated soups, energy bars, weight loss products

    **NEW**
    Promotional Bottled Water:
    Personal sized, individual, water bottles may be given away to guests as a free promotional item at your booth.  In order to qualify, promotional bottles of water are bottles of water where the original label and packaging has been professionally and completely removed and replaced with your companies branding.  Bottles of water must be unopened and given away for free.  Other products such as juice, soft drinks, energy drinks and sports drinks may not be given away as promotional advertising.

    Promotional Snacks:
    Personal sized snacks may be given away to guests as a free promotional item at your booth.  All items must be individually wrapped in sealed, original, commercial packaging.  Items are intended to be small personal items such as mints, candies, cookies and cake bites.  Larger food items including bags of chips, full sized cupcakes/muffins, sandwiches and others do not apply.  Exhibitors selling food or providing free samples to encourage the sale of food must complete the Food and Beverage Sales and Sampling forms.

    Using propane? If so, you MUST abide by all parameters in the Propane Use Health & Safety Document



    SOCIAL MEDIA
    #LetsGetSocial

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

    Facebook icon   Instagram icon

    Hashtags: #EdmontonHomeShow #YEGHomeShow #EHGS24


    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 discount tickets at the show. Let us know when our web button is posted, 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. Set up hyperlink so jpg image links through to our ticket website: https://edmontonhomeandgardenshow.mpetickets.com/ 
    4. Email your website link to Shannon Novak to verify the web button

    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 general admission 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.

     

    NextHomeGet a 15% Discount on your Advertising with NextHome. Click here for details. 



    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!