WELCOME TO THE 2024 CALGARY FALL HOME 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 STAMPEDE. FLOORING IS MANDATORY. PLEASE READ EACH SECTION OF THE KIT, THERE IS IMPORTANT INFORMATION WITHIN THIS PAGE ***

 

ATTENTION EXHIBITORS:

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

2024 SHOW HOURS: 

Show Days:Show Hours:Exhibitor Access:
Friday, September 27, 202412:00 pm - 8:00 pm  *New Closing Hours8AM
Saturday, September 29, 202410:00 am - 8:00 pm  *New Closing Hours9AM
Sunday, September 29, 202410:00 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 100

*Marketplace Events Team is ONLY at this location during the week of the Show: Wednesday, September 25, 2024 - Monday, September 30, 2024.

 

SHOW FLOOR PLAN

2024 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 Form Form before September 20 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 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.”


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


ELECTRICAL | HOUSEKEEPING | PLUMBING | INTERNET

Calgary Stampede Event Services 

2024 Calgary Stampede ONLINE Order Form

Deadline for Calgary Stampede Early Bird Pricing: Wednesday, September 11th, 2024

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. 



Decorator Services

2024 GES ONLINE Order Form

*Deadline for GES Early Bird Pricing: September 13th, 2024*


Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Phone: 1.800.636.8235.

Email: exhibitorserviceswest@ges.com

 

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


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.

Canada Customs Invoice
Canadian Border Services Event Letter of Recognition - COMING SOON


Shipping & Receiving

Ensure all of these items are on your label for EACH package:

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.



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 13, 2024

Certificate of Insurance

Liability Insurance is required to participate in our shows

September 20, 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.September 20, 2024
Extra Badge FormRequire additional Badges? Complete this form and submit it to Zoe.September 20, 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 see about your company before attending the show. Please reach out to Jen Kropf if you do not have your unique link. ASAP

Other Important Reading:

CFD - Indoor Event Special Requirements




OFFICIAL SHOW HOTEL - CALGARY MARRIOTT HOTEL

 

If booking direct, please ask for the "2024 Calgary Fall Home Show" rate or book online HERE!

Reservation deadline is September 3, 2024

 

Calgary Marriott Downtown

110 9th Avenue S.E.

Calgary, AB T2G 5A6   

www.marriott.com



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 Zoe at zoew@mpeshows.com to keep on file before September 20, 2024.

 

Certificate of Insurance Form

 

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

Marketplace Events LLC | Calgary Fall Home Show

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



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 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-In Schedule: Check here for the dates that you will be able to book on Voyage Control - COMING SOON!

Move Out Hours:
Sunday, September 29, 2024     7PM - 10PM
Monday, September 30, 2024     8AM - 12PM 

Removal or dismantling of exhibits or exhibit materials will NOT be permitted before 6PM on Sunday, September 29th, 2024.

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.  

Pre-purchase parking permits at discounted rate deadline: Tue, Sep 17, 2024

Stampede Park Parking Map

 

Exhibitor parking is currently in any of the gray paid lots. However, this may change. 

Updates will be posted here:

 

An update from Calgary Stampede:

Effective August 1, 2024, Stampede parking will be managed and enforced by Calgary Parking through the ParkPlus system. Exhibitors may order parking access through the exhibitor order portal, 10 days prior to the event start date at a discounted rate. Exhibitors who pre-purchase exhibitor parking will be emailed an event code, for a designated parking lot, prior to event move in to be entered daily, registering your license plate into the ParkPlus pay machine; pre-purchase codes cannot be entered on the Park-Plus App or website and must be entered daily.

After the pre-purchase cut-off, parking can only be paid for by registering your license plate at ParkPlus pay machines located in the parking lots or paying through the ParkPlus app for iPhone or Android.

Due to limited space and the ability to accommodate other events, FREE trailer and oversized vehicle parking is permitted only in lot 25a (620 25th Avenue SE).

Parking is available on a PER vehicle PER day basis.

 

 

 



SELLING OR SAMPLING FOOD OR BEVERAGE PRODUCTS?

 

Food Sampling Application
Alberta Health Services Form

Please send all forms to zoew@mpeshows.com, as well as to eventservices@calgarystampede.com 30 DAYS BEFORE THE SHOW (August 30, 2024).


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 and complete the AHS Vendor Notification Form

  • 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

 

Things to know:

Use of Cooking & Warming Devices

Guidelines for Indoor Event Demonstration Cooking



SOCIAL MEDIA
#LETSGETSOCIAL

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

Facebook icon    Instagram icon

Hashtags: #YYCHomeShow #CalgaryHomeShow #CFHS24


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

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 20, 2024


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 Zoe Watters with a link to your website to verify the web button has been added

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 regular adult ticket. Email Zoe Watters 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!