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2023 Exhibitor FAQs

What is the TENTATIVE 2023 show schedule?

 

Saturday, March 4 - Monday, March 6

Contact Andy Victor at Paramount Convention Services for targeted advance move-in times for large equipment and ISLAND booths.

 

Saturday, March 4 - Monday, March 6

Advance targeted move-in for large equipment and island booths to be outlined in service kit  

 

Tuesday, March 7 - Wednesday, March 8

Move-in for all exhibitors

 

Thursday, March 9

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.        Show Open

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.    Media Preview
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.    Optional in-booth receptions*
  *Platinum/Gold sponsors and 20+ booth exhibitors qualify

 

Friday, March 10

10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.        Show Open

 

Saturday, March 11

8:00 a.m. - Noon                Show Open

Move-out

 

Sunday, March 12

Large equipment and island booths contact Andy Victor at Paramount Convention Services if time is needed.

 

 

Who is the official show decorator and how do I access the exhibit services kit?

 

Paramount Convention Services, Inc.

General service questions: Leigh Everett, leverett@paramountcs.com

 

Equipment and Island Move-in schedule, rigging/booth approvals: 
Andy Victor, avictor@paramountcs.com

PH 800-883-6578, FAX 314-621-6416

 

Your primary booth contact will receive an email directly from Paramount Convention Services, Inc. as the official service contractor late summer with a link to access the kit and unique password for online ordering. This kit is designed to include ALL information available to ensure your success, including the show schedule, all vendor deadlines/checklist, pricing and order forms, and marketing and communication opportunities.

 

 

What are some of the exhibit specifications to keep in mind when planning a display?

Refer to the exhibitor application rules and regulation for exhibit specifications and guidelines, including overhead signage, lighting and sound. Guidelines include, but are not limited to:

 

Exhibits must be arranged so as not to obstruct the general view or hide other exhibits. Booth construction and materials must meet guidelines of the convention center, including multiple story and enclosed booths. Inline exhibitors may not erect a back wall higher than 8' or side higher than 3'. End caps must allow for a 4’ site line on each side of the back of the booth (maximum width of back booth is 12' to allow a site line for exhibitors behind end cap and be no higher than 8’). The aisles, passageways and overhead spaces remain strictly under control of Commodity Classic. 

 

 

Who is the official registration and housing provider and when will it open?

Exhibitors may receive up to two complimentary registrations for their first booth and one for each additional booth.  Exhibitors will receive an email directly from Maritz Global Events (formerly know as Experient) with instructions and a unique code to make registration and housing or may email CommodityCLassicExh@maritz.com for assistance. Co-location and meeting group requests may contact Commodity Classic Show Director Peggy Findley at showdirector@commodityclassic.com or 636-677-4157.

Maritz Global Events

Exhibitor E-mail commodityclassicexh@maritz.com

PH 864-342-6374  

 

Your primary booth contact will receive an email directly from Maritz Global Events as the official vendor by mid-November with a link and unique password with instructions and the date/time when housing and registration will open. 

 

Exhibitors receive two complimentary exhibitor registrations for the first booth and one free registration for each additional booth space. 

 

 

What is the exhibit booth cancellation/refund date for the 2023 Commodity Classic?

Other than for circumstances set forth in the exhibitor application and contract Rules and Regulations, refunds shall be given only if Commodity Classic is notified of cancellation or space reduction in writing on or before August 31, 2022. Payments for previous shows cannot be applied to future Commodity Classic shows, sponsorships, or other events. 

 

What is needed for the required certificate of insurance?

ALL exhibitors must provide a certificate of insurance to tradeshow@commodityclassic.com on or before February 8, 2023. Commodity Classic reserves the right to cancel space without refund if certificates are not received.  Certificates of insurance must name American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, and Orange County Convention Center as additional insureds with policy effective date through March 11, 2023. Coverage must be for comprehensive general liability insurance of at least $1,000,000 per occurrence. 

 

If you need to purchase general liability show insurance, you may contact:

Buttine Exhibition & Event Insurance

Kendra Reily Monahan, direct PH 631-742-3681, kmonahan@risk-strategies.com

 

 

For trade show information, contact:

tradeshow@commodityclassic.com

Trade Show Office Phone - 636-745-3008