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Exhibiting at SMA Events


The SMA welcomes member companies to exhibit at its regional workshops and annual conference. If you're not a member of SMA, you may apply online and learn more here or contact sma@stairways.org, Toll Free 877-500-5759. Gathered to learn and network, SMA conference and workshop attendees are interested in the latest developments related to your products and services. Please see the complete schedule of deadlines and exhibit hours below.


Please consider our Associate Education Provider Program.  This is a collaborative effort with our associate members to educate our regular members and encourage product and technological innovation in the Stair Industry providing opportunity for all who participate. Learn how this can help you market to the Industry.

Join the 2017 SMA Member Exhibitors

Exhibiting at the 2017 SMA Annual Conference - It Makes Sense!

  • Only Stair Industry Conference in America
  • Reduced Exhibit Fees - Save 50% or more
  • New Schedule with more flexibility allows quality time with attendees by invitation/appointment
  • Condensed Schedule, with exhibit hours on Thursday and Friday morning. You can elect to spend more time networking with target customers during scheduled flex time or limit your stay to just one night and participate with lower travel costs for exhibit personnel.
  • A Valuable raffle will require attendance at exhibits
  • Free Ad in conference program
  • Open to All Members and all companies with industry products and services available to members
  • New Associate Education Provider Benefits gives members the opportunity to provide quality educational program.

Expanded Exhibition

Stairs and stair parts may now be exhibited at SMA events. Exhibiting is now open to everyone in the association. We expect the largest turnout of exhibitors yet.


Evening and Morning Exhibit schedule is focused on our exhibitors getting quality time with attendees. Welcome Reception Thurs evening, and Fri evening, "Exhibitors Raffle" of valuable items will bring attendees to the Exhibit hall and insure they attend your exhibit.


Cost Effective - Reasonable exhibit fee includes full registration for one person.


Exhibits only Registration Available for Attendees

 

Exhibitors Schedule

Date

Time
Activity
Mar 8


Early Registration Deadline
Mar 8

  Free Ad copy deadline
Mar 30

7a - 4:15p
Exhibitor Setup 
Mar 30

5 - 7p 
Exhibits Open
Mar 31
  6 - 9p
Exhibits Open
Mar 31 
  7:45p Exhibitors Raffle
Mar 31
  9pTake down

            

Exhibiting Policy

Promotional displays, materials, literature, samples, etc may not be distributed at SMA events except by registered SMA Exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall.  Such  promotional items are subject to SMA approval and may not include pricing or any form of comparison to specific competitors. 

Exhibit Specifications and Options

Exhibitor Ads and Promotions
Exhibitors will be provided a free quarter page ad in the conference program. Ad copy and logo is due by March 8th. Ads are to be submitted in .jpg format sized to 3-3/4"w x 4-3/4"h.  Each exhibitor may include a “single page/2-sided piece” of literature in the conference package provided to each attendee. Literature inserts are to be delivered to the conference venue by 3/24/17 to guarantee inclusion. Shipping information TBA.  In addition a listing of all exhibitors will be posted on the SMA website with a link to your SMA profile containing your full contact info and website.  An exhibitor list  will also be included in the attendee packages with your company name and logo. Logos must be provided by March 8th in .jpg format.


The SMA will have a raffle of several valuable prizes at 7:45p on March 31 in the exhibit hall.  Entries will be dependent upon evidence of attending all exhibits. The winner must be present at the time of the drawing.


Exhibitors Registration REGISTER HERE.
The early exhibitors fee includes discount admittance to the full conference for one attendee and the $600 exhibit  table fee. Upon request additional employee exhibit staff may attend at a discounted rate that includes only Friday events or with full conference registration as an additional employee.  Exhibitors registering after March 8 will be welcomed as space is available subject to the late registration fee.


Exhibit Specifications
Each exhibit consists of a single 24" x 72" tabletop within an 8' x 8' space. Access to a single 110v outlet can be provided if needed.  An additional charge may apply TBD by venue. Questions and requests may be directed to 877-500-5759 or sma@stairways.org,   All exhibitors will be subject to the venues regulations.  All vendors will be required to complete their setup and be prepared to start at the opening of the exhibit hall.  


Shipping

All goods shipped to the venue are subject to venue charges and are to be coordinated directly by the exhibitor. You will be responsible for all handling and shipping charges.  Please pay them prior to check out.  If any shipping charges fall on the SMA master account you will be invoiced a $25 admin fee in addition to all shipping changes in your name, payable on receipt.


Exhibit Location
Choice of location will be determined on a first come first served basis by the sequence of registration dates so be sure to register early.  Layout for location choice will be made available as soon as the Hotel has assigned the room. 


Questions
Contact the SMA office by email to sma@stairways.org or call 877-500-5759



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