Annual Convention & Expo Exhibiting
Want to let people know which booth you'll be in at the Annual Convention? Download exhibitor graphics in a few different formats below. You may customize the files to include your company's booth number.
Exhibit in the PLPA Pet Pavilion
Pet-related suppliers may provide a display in the PLPA Booth (#233) for just $250. Click here for more information.
Questions? Email Rick Platter or reach him by phone at 571.323.2985.
The ICCFA Convention & Exposition is continuously the highest rated trade show in our industry. We were even mentioned in the trade publication Exhibitor Magazine as a "highlight of the exhibition experience."
We will work closely with our suppliers to make sure your needs are met prior to, on-site and following the Expo. In addition to higher attendance, this year's Expo will provide you with:
Non-competing exhibiting hours
Up to 19 hours of productive networking opportunities with the industry's top buyers
Continuous food and beverage service throughout all Expo hours
Expo in the same room as General Sessions
Educational programming designed specifically to bring in owners and managers, the decision makers you want to meet
The most reasonably priced booth rates among industry trade shows
Applications received after November 25, 2015, will be assigned a booth on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you would like to discuss the Convention, advertising, or becoming a supplier member to receive a discount on your booth rates, please contact Rick Platter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 571.323.2985.
Q: Do I have to be a Member of the ICCFA in order to Exhibit?
A: NO! Anyone can Exhibit (Member or Non-Member). However, the Booth Rates are more expensive for Non-Members. It is within your best interest to sign up and become a Member and SAVE MONEY NOW on your Booth and at the same time get all of the Member Benefits. Introductory Membership Dues is $245, Non-Member Booth Rates are $400 more than that of Members. It makes sense to sign up to become a New Member and then you will get the Member Booth Rates. Sign up now to become a Member online today; http://www.iccfa.com/membership/supplier_professional.
Q: Do I pay for my Booth now?
A: No, we require a $500 deposit for each 10' x 10' booth that you request for the Convention. The remaining balance is due by 2/1/2016. If you used a Credit Card to secure your Booth Deposit, we will use the same Credit Card on 2/1/2016 to collect the remaining Balance. You will receive an electronic Email Receipt for your Deposit and for your Final Payment if you use a Credit Card. However, if you wish to pay for your entire booth up front and not have to deal with a Final payment, we welcome that also.
Q: When will I get to select my Booth Space?
A: It is based on our Cumulative Points System. Each year we track your points that you earn with us and then add then to your previous total. You receive points for exhibiting the previous year, advertising in the magazine, on the website, or in the E-Newsletter, and also with your sponsorship dollars. You must submit your Booth Application prior to the deadline date of 11/25/2015 in order to be a part of the Point System Selection Process (1st Group Assignments). Anyone who submits their Application after with be a part of the (2nd Group Assignments) which is based on 1st come - 1st served BUT only after the entire 1st Group has been Assigned to their booth spaces.
Q: How do I select my Booth Space?
A: On the Application we ask for you to select your TOP 6 spots from the floor plan. Please visit http://www.iccfa.com/floorplan/ to see the floor plan NOW as it sits. We also ask on the Application for you to tell us who you would like to be near or who you do not want to be near, fill this out so we can do our very best. Ultimately, you will decide where you go. Once it is your turn to select your booth location I will contact you via email and let you know that it is your turn to select your location. I will ask you to go to the link and look at the floor plan and together over the phone you will select your location.
Q: What are the Set-Up and Tear Down dates and hours for the Convention?
A: The Set-Up date is 4/12/2016 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. and also on 4/13/2016 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Your booth must be completed by 1 p.m. on 4/13/2016 so we can do our Booth Inspection with the Fire Marshal prior to the opening of the convention. If you require additional time for Set-Up because you have a large Booth, you then must contact me and let me know and then I can check with our General Contractor to see if additional time is available. The Tear-Down date is 4/15/2016, beginning at 1:30 p.m. and you must be completed by 7 p.m. that night.
Q: What are the actual Exhibiting dates and hours?
A: Wednesday, 4/13/2016 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., Thursday 4/14/2016 from Noon until 5 p.m., and finally Friday 4/15/2016 from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
Q: What can I do to draw attention to my booth?
A: Advertising your Booth # in the January, February, and the March/April magazines is a great way to get people to know your booth # and to inform the attendees of any potential give-a-ways that you have for the convention (reduced rate for convention attendees, BOGO deals, etc.). Sponsorships are another great way to draw attention to your booth. We have a variety of ways that you can support the convention through sponsorships and at the same time promote your companies, Branding, your Companies Name and your Booth #. Please contact Rick Platter or Kelly Spann to hear about the wonderful sponsorship opportunities that await you at this year's convention.
Q: Where will the 2016 Convention be held?
A: The Ernest N. Memorial Convention Center & Hilton New Orleans Riverside in New Orleans, LA. April 13-16, 2016.