Exhibitor Resources

Exhibitor FAQs

A: The basic exhibitor package includes;

  • (1) Conference Access Pass that can be shared amongst your staff
  • (10) Exhibitor tradeshow badges for your booth staff
  • Unlimited complimentary tradeshow badges for your customers through the Invite-a-Customer program

*Sponsors should refer to their agreement for allotment and ticket inclusion information.

A: Possibly! If more than 10 staff badges are needed please email your request to Angie at aridgeway@catersource.com

A: The basic exhibitor package includes;

  • Black drape and an exhibitor identification sign.
  • Company listing in the 2018 printed Show Guide and mobile app. 
  • Company listing on conference.catersource.com.
  • Opportunities for pre-show promotions and advertising exclusively for exhibitors.
  • Access to the networking lounge on the tradeshow floor.

Invitation for you and your staff to attend the Welcome Reception.

A: Your booth is a raw space. Things like carpet, internet, electrical, water, furnishings etc. are not included. Orders can be placed via Freeman Online.

A: No. The Official Service Contractor, Freeman, is a major service contractor, as are other decorating companies. They must go to the union hall to hire labor for exhibitors. FREEMAN Management personnel are non-union.

A: Union jurisdictions prevail over the operations of all material handling equipment, all unloading and reloading, and handling of empty containers.  FREEMAN has the responsibility to manage all docks, marshalling yards, and the scheduling of all vehicles in order to ensure a smooth and efficient move-in and move-out.  Therefore, FREEMAN also has the responsibility of receiving and handling all exhibit materials and empty crates.

A:An exhibitor may move material that can be hand-carried by one person in one trip, without the use of dollies, hand trucks, or other mechanical equipment.

A: A 10' X 10" display ("pop-ups") may be set-up by an exhibitor if one person can accomplish the task in no more than 30 minutes (including crating and uncrating) and without the use of any tools.  A pop-up booth is an exhibit of 10 linear feet or less that can be carried and set-up without tools or a ladder.  The union steward reserves the right to determine whether or not union labor is required to set-up the exhibitor's booth.

A: No. Due to security and liability reasons, everyone must adhere to the published show and move-in/move-out hours.

A: As a general definition, an exhibitor-appointed contractor (EAC) is any subcontractor selected and used by the exhibitor other than the official service contractors in the exhibitor services manual. Exhibitors are allowed to choose the vendor they want to perform nonexclusive services or rent nonexclusive products at the show but must receive prior written approval by way of the EAC Authorization Form. 

A: No. Only Union workers may do so—either FREEMAN labor or your approved Exhibitor Appointed Contractor (EAC).

A: There are many opportunities to expand your reach at Catersource 2017.  Contact our Tradeshow Director, Dave Pruka at 612.253.2026 or dpruka@catersource.com to learn more.