2024 information will be posted closer to event dates

WELCOME TO THE 2023 CALGARY FALL HOME SHOW EXHIBITOR KIT

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

ATTENTION EXHIBITORS:

**MAJOR CONSTRUCTION DELAYS** All access to the loading apron must be though Nat Christie Gate (650 25th Ave SE), to avoid delays please do not try to access off 12th Ave SE, as you will be re-routed around the venue.  IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING ACCESS TO THE BMO LOADING APRON (002)

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

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


GENERAL INFORMATION

2023 SHOW HOURS

Show Days:Show Hours:Exhibitor Access:
Friday, September 29, 202312:00 pm - 9:00 pm8AM
Saturday, September 30, 202310:00 am - 9:00 pm9AM
Sunday, October 1, 202310:00 am - 6:00 pm9AM

Exhibitor access to the show floor is only allowed 1 HOUR prior to show open on show days with the exception to opening day with your exhibitor badge.

Show Facility

Calgary Exhibition + Stampede  
BMO Centre, Stampede Park  
20 Roundup Way SE
Calgary, AB T2G 2W1

Show Office

Room TBC

*Marketplace Events Team is ONLY at this location during the week of the Show: Wednesday, September 27, 2023 - Monday, Oct 2, 2023.

Show Floor Plan

2023 Calgary Fall Home Show Floor Plan



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 or before the show 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 Exhibitor Badge Order Form before September 22 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 Fall Home Show awards six 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 SpaceThis award goes out to the best booth that is 400 square feet or larger.
Best Medium SpaceThis award goes out to the best booth that is 200 - 399 square feet.
Best Small SpaceThis award goes out to the best booth that is 100 - 199 square feet.
Rookie of the YearThis award goes out to the exhibitor who is new to the show and built an award-worthy 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 Calgary Stampede Event Services' standards:


**Please note that the Calgary Fire Department requires all materials (sheds, canopies, tents, temporary structures including signage in and hung above a booth) must be approved for indoor use and have a permanently attached label indicating conformance to CAN/ULC–S109, “Flame Tests of Flame-Resistant Fabrics and Films.”


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.



GES Decorator Services

2023 GES ONLINE Ordering

Deadline for GES discount: September 15, 2023

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 

2023 Calgary Stampede ONLINE Ordering - select the Calgary Fall Home Show


Deadline for Stampede discount: Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Services Available:

  • Signage Hanging
  • Electrical
  • Ceiling Lighting
  • Floor Lighting
  • Plumbing
  • Telecommunications
  • Internet and Computer Rentals
  • Pre-purchased Exhibitor Parking Passes
  • Water Hookups
  • Holding Tank Rental

Other Calgary Stampede Information:

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? View the tutorial video:

 

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

Mandatory Reading and Forms to Return

Form
DetailsDue

Safety Regulations Consent Form

Please read the Workplace Health & Safety Bulletin prior to completion of form.September 15, 2023

Certificate of Insurance

Liability Insurance is required to participate in our shows

 

September 22, 2023

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.September 22, 2023
Badge Order FormRequire additional Badges? Complete this form and submit it to Shannon.September 22, 2023

Required Reading

FormDetailsDue
Rules, Regulations, and FAQsImportant 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




HOTEL INFORMATION

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

To make your reservations directly call Marriott Reservations at 1 (800) 228-9290 or by visiting this link on or before Wednesday, September 6, 2023 to make your  reservations. Please identify yourself as part of the Calgary Fall Home Show Room Block group.

 

Below is a list of hotels in Calgary listed by: cost, distance (from the BMO Centre) and guest rating.  All of the information below is from expedia.ca and is subject to change without notice.


Calgary Hotels by COST
Calgary Hotels by DISTANCE
Calgary 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 Novak to keep on file before September 22, 2023.

You may also have your insurance provider complete this form and send to Shannon Novak to keep on file.

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

Marketplace Events LLC | Calgary Fall Home 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 Fall Home Show. Click here to purchase your coverage in just a few clicks!



EXHIBITOR MOVE IN AND MOVE OUT 

Move In Hours: Voyage 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 Code. Check your email for more information. If you cannot find it please contact your sales rep for details. Click Here for contact information. 

“Should I book a move in time even if I only have a few items to unload?”.....Yes! To ensure a smooth and stress-free move in; please book a time at the loading aprons, even if it ‘s just a few items. The BMO centre will not allow access through the front entrance or side doors. 

Move Out Hours:
Sunday, October 1, 2023     7PM - 10PM
Monday, October 2, 2023     8AM - 12PM 

The Halls are considered a construction zone during these hours.  Absolutely no children under the age of 14 are permitted on the show floor during this time.



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. 

There will also be overflow parking available in the Remington Lot (see map below) with a shuttle running periodically, directly to the venue.

Updates will be posted here.

 

 



SELLING OR SAMPLING FOOD OR BEVERAGE PRODUCTS?

 

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: concessions@calgarystampede.com and email a copy to shannonno@mpeshows.com

 

Things to know:

Use of Cooking & Warming Devices

Guidelines for Indoor Event Demonstration Cooking



Shipping & Receiving

Ensure these things are on your packages Label:

Shipper Name and Cell:

Event Name:

Event Date(s):

Event Venue Name:

Event Manager Name:

Exhibitor Name (if applicable):

Box of (number) of (total shipment):

Click here for complete details.



SOCIAL MEDIA
#LETSGETSOCIAL

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

Facebook icon    Instagram icon

Hashtags: #YYCHomeShow #CalgaryHomeShow #CFHS23


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 2023.

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. 

Deadline: September 15, 2023


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://calgaryfallhomeshow.mpetickets.com/
  4. Email Shannon Novak with a link to your website to verify the web button has been added

Web button:
CFHS buy tickets now 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 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.

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!