2023 Exhibitor Kit

To ensure a minimal footprint, the Northwest Flower & Garden Festival does not mail the Exhibitor Kit.
You will receive show information and updates through email and the show website.

Please carefully review this page as it will save you time, money, and hassles.


This page is always being updated as new information becomes available.

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REQUIRED READING & FORMS

2023 EXHIBITOR MANUAL

Click here for the Manual.  It can save you time, money, and hassles.
The more informed you are, the smoother and successful things will go!


SHOW EXPECTATIONS FOR 2023:

  • Exhibitors are REQUIRED to have floor covering in their booth (excluding the Plant Market and Garden Artisan carpet area). You can order carpet from the show decorator or bring your own flooring materials. It should be professional-looking, clean and must cover your entire booth floor corner to corner. No partial floor coverings are permitted.

  • All exhibit spaces will have 8 feet tall black drape walls. This means all booths will be separated with 8 feet tall black drape.

  • Additional booth lighting is strongly recommended. You can order electrical through the venue or bring battery-operated lighting.

  • Tables must be professionally skirted (no plastic) with floor-length skirting on all four sides. Any and all stored items, ranging from inventory to personal effects, must be stored completely out of sight.

  • Non-garden exhibitors will be asked to decorate their booth with extra plant or floral material.


Take a look at our Booth Inspiration page for ideas on how to display at the Festival.


Show Facility

Seattle Convention Center
705 Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98101
206.694.5000
seattleconventioncenter.com


On-Site Show Office

Room 401, Hall 4C
206.231.0140

The show team will maintain an on-site office from February 11-21, 2023, staffed all hours of move-in, move-out, and show days.

SCC Exhibitor Services

You are responsible for ordering any and all exhibitor services that you require for your booth display. 
Exhibitors can order the following temporary utilities through the Seattle Convention Center:

  • Electricity (click here for acceptable portable power devices)
  • Internet (Wi-Fi)
  • Water and water drainage
  • Phone service & more

Click here to order. DISCOUNT DEADLINE: January 20, 2023

SCC SHOW SPECIAL - “SCC Pay Wi-Fi” Package (5 amp + 1 Wi-Fi)
Price $184 prior to Jan. 20 discount deadline (on-site price $332)
The “SCC Pay” Wi-Fi network is designed to provide secure and robust connection to service your mobile payment or point-of-sale device at your booth. This package provides your booth with access to one (1) login credential to a dedicated Wi-Fi network and one (1) 5 amp outlet at the back of your booth to charge your phone or payment device. Additional login credentials to the “SCC Pay” network available separately. (SCC is not responsible for configuring or troubleshooting your hardware or device issues.)  Wi-Fi codes are not transferrable between devices.  The package does not include electrical labor should the exhibitor want custom placement for the outlet or has an island booth. Wi-Fi credentials will be sent via email prior to move in.

On the Exhibitor Services ordering page, to order the Wi-Fi package click on Show Specials on the bottom of the menu on the left-hand side.


For questions or assistance, please contact your SCC Exhibitor Services Representative:
206-694-5015
exhibitor.services@seattleconventioncenter.com

Fern Expo Services

Fern Expo will send you an email directly with ordering information.


The following services can be ordered through Fern Expo:

  • Forklift service from a private vehicle
  • Carpet and furniture rental
  • Exhibit cleaning
  • Booth installation and dismantling
  • Signage
  • Advance warehouse and on-site shipping & receiving

DISCOUNT DEADLINE:  January 20, 2023

For questions or assistance, please contact Fern directly:
exhibitorservices@fernexpo.com


ENHANCE YOUR COMPANY’S ONLINE EXHIBITOR LISTING

Your basic listing was uploaded to the website when you booked your booth. Within 24 hours you should have received 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 did not receive the link, please email our digital support rep, JenK@mpeshows.com.

Need help with your listing? Read the FAQs.


Learn more about the benefits of creating your enhanced listing.
Go from basic to ENHANCED!

MOVE-IN

Your Move-In packet will be mailed to you in January. It contains your work passes, wristbands, vehicle move-in pass, and oversized vehicle parking pass (if applicable).  Your Vehicle Move-In Pass will list your scheduled move-in day and timeframe.

Click here for the Move-in Map to see your scheduled move-in time.  This is the timeframe you can first start setting up, as well as the only time you can drive to the Loading Dock during the day, if needed. You can continue to work in your booth after that time and you can always use the Hand-Carried Freight Elevators the hours they are open (8 am - 6 pm during move-in).   You can also use the Loading Dock anytime from 6 – 10 pm, as it is free of traffic during those times.  If you are unsure of your booth number or move-in time, please email greenaned@mpeshows.com

Please note that no pets or children under age 16 are permitted on the show floor during move-in.  This will be strictly enforced by the Convention Center.

IMPORTANT:  Work Passes must be visibly worn during all move-in hours and the daily wristbands are required for entry during show days.  It's your responsibility to distribute the  work passes and wristbands to your on-site staff. Security has increased at the venue and you will be denied entry!  Replacement wristbands cost $10.00 per wristband and can be purchased at the Box Office in the Atrium Lobby.

Do not leave wristbands in your booth as they are required to gain access to the show floor. You can leave wristbands and tickets in Will Call for staff arriving at a later time.

Move-Out

Sunday, February 19:  6:01 pm - 11:00 pm.  Exhibitors can begin packing up their booth at 6:01 pm. Once completely ready to load out, find a show representative for a Move-Out Pass if you are using the Loading Dock or North Hand Carried Freight Elevator.  Those exhibitors using the South Hand Carried Freight Elevator do not need a Move-Out Pass.

DIRECTIONS & PARKING

Please click on the links below to view and download direction maps to the following:

View the current rates, hours, and height restrictions of the SCC garages here.


OVERSIZED/LONG TERM PARKING

If you need access to parking due to the size of your vehicle or you want to avoid paying daily rates, we have rented a secure outdoor lot in Seattle located 10 miles from the Convention Center at 9645 Martin Luther King Jr Way S. The cost is $150.00 per vehicle (trailer included) from Move-In on Sunday, February 12, to final Move-Out on Monday morning, February 20. Please note the lot will only be open specific hours (see page 16 of the Exhibitor Rules & Regulations). 

To reserve oversized parking, please email michelled@mpeshows.com.

If you have already purchased oversized parking, your parking pass will be included in your move-in packet which will be mailed in January. Spaces are limited so please submit early!

SHOW INSURANCE

Proof of trade show insurance in mandatory for our shows. Coverage dates must include Move In and Move Out. Liability requirements are $1,000,000.
Please email a copy of your certificate to michelled@mpeshows.com to keep on file prior to show open.

It is required that we are listed on your policy as additional insured:
Marketplace Events LLC
2000 Auburn Dr Ste 200
Beachwood, OH 44122 


Don't have an insurance provider? Buttine Insurance can offer coverage for show specific dates for $80. Click here to apply online.

SHOW HOTEL RATES

Show participants receive an exclusive hotel rate of $145 per night at the downtown Sheraton Grand Seattle; available online only. To reserve, click on this link. There is limited availability; once the block of rooms is booked this rate will no longer be available.  

You will not get these rate anywhere else or by calling the hotel directly. If you have questions, please call Group Travel Associates at (805) 496-1251.  

In addition, there are several downtown hotels that also offer discounts for anyone attending the Northwest Flower & Garden Festival. To see what hotels are participating and to make a reservation, go to gardenshow.com and click on the PLAN YOUR VISIT – HOTEL DEALS tabs. For most of the hotels you must make your reservation through the website.  You may not receive the discounted rate by calling the hotel directly.

Please note that the hotels set aside a specified number of rooms at the discounted rate, and once they are all reserved the rate is no longer available.

SECURITY

There will be enhanced security onsite at the show. All show participants must wear a Work Pass during move-in and move-out and  a daily Wristband during show days.  This policy is mandatory – there will be no exceptions. If you forget or lose your exhibitor wristbands during show days, you must purchase more at the Box Office in the Atrium Lobby for $10.00 per wristband.

If you have any questions, please contact our office at 206.231.0140. 

WARNING - SCAMS CIRCLING

We have been made aware that companies claiming to be affiliated with Marketplace Events LLC, such as but not limited to: International Fairs Directory, Events Global, Exhibition Housing Services, Global Travel Partners - are reaching out to our exhibitors offering attendee lists, sponsorship items, or hotel rates in exchange for your company information and/or banking/credit card information.


These companies do not have any business relationship with Marketplace Events LLC, nor have we given them authorization to use our Show names or Show-related information. 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.

Marketing Opportunities

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Sponsorship Opportunities and Booth Traffic Drivers
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SOCIAL MEDIA
#LetsGetSocial

Don't forget to tag the Festival in your social media posts!

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Hashtags: #NorthwestFlowerShow #NWFGS


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

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QUESTIONS? Click Here 

or contact:

Jeff Swenson, Show Manager
ph: 206.569.4656
JeffS@mpeshows.com

Michelle Derbes, Show Coordinator
ph: 206.620.0938
MichelleD@mpeshows.com

Greenane Davison, Exhibit Sales Consultant
ph:  206.620.0660
GreenaneD@mpeshows.com