Important Exhibitor Information for the SPPA Fall Showcase
Exhibitor Information
Thanks for signing up for this week's SPPA Fall Showcase. We're looking forward to 3 outstanding shows! Pre-registration numbers are up for all three shows. We're looking for 246 in Birmingham, 124 in Jackson, and 73 in New Orleans.

Below is the information you need for this week's show. Please review it carefully and let us know if you have any questions.

In addition to what's below, please be aware that breaking down early is a violation of our show rules. Out of respect to our attendees (our members and your customers), please don't break down prior to 2pm at any of the shows. Violation of this rule will result in probation and the loss of priority placement at future shows. Repeat offensives could result in your company being suspended from exhibiting at SPPA-sponsored shows.

Also, please be aware that all three shows are End-User shows. You are not allowed to exchange contact information with any end-user or have anything with contact information on your table. You also need to make sure that any literature you have has coded pricing or no pricing at all. Click here to read a copy of our Code of Conduct.

We hope our shows are productive for you this week and everyone's travels are safe. Should you need anything, please don't hesitate to call one of us.

SPPA Office 205-588-8004
Mark Farrar, executive director, 615-604-4616
Danny Sirmon, show chair, 251-454-4257
Setup & Show Times

Wed 9/4 - 7am - 9:30am - Setup
Wed 9/4 - 9am - 10am - Professional Development Seminar
Wed 9/4 - 9:30am - 10am - Distributor Preview (distributors only, no end-buyers)
Wed 9/4 - 10am - 2pm - Show Hours

>> Download a floor plan for Birmingham (subject to change)

Thur 9/5 - 7am - 9:30am - Setup
Thur 9/5 - 9am - 10am - Professional Development Seminar
Thur 9/5 - 9:30am - 10am - Distributor Preview (distributors only, no end-buyers)
Thur 9/5 - 10am - 2pm - Show Hours

>> Download a floor plan for Jackson (subject to change)

Fri 9/6 - 7am - 9:30am - Setup
Fri 9/6 - 9am - 10am - Professional Development Seminar
Fri 9/6 - 9:30am - 10am - Distributor Preview (distributors only, no end-buyers)
Fri 9/6 - 10am - 2pm - Show Hours

>> Download a floor plan for New Orleans (subject to change)
Invite Your Customers

Please remind your customers about the shows and invite them to come and see you.

Direct them to our website for more information:

We've created invitations that you can email your customers for each show.

Don't forget, you have five guest passes for each show. This allows your customers who are not SPPA members to attend for free. Have your customers enter your company name in the "Other Assoc" field when they register to use one your your guest passes.
Show Locations & Unloading Instructions

Finley Center at the Hoover Met Complex
100 Ben Chapman Drive
Hoover, AL 35244

Unloading: You can unload through the front entrance of the Finley Center or on the loading dock (with ramp) at the back of the building. 

Parking: Plenty of free parking is available.

Clyde Muse Center 
515 Country Pl Pkwy 
Pearl, MS  39208 

Unloading: The show will be in the auditorium and you can unload by using the staging/storage area, which can be accessed through the dock. If you are in the parking lot at the front of the building, the dock entrance will be on the side of the building to your right.

Copeland Tower Suites & Conference Center
2601 Severn Avenue
Metairie, LA 70002

Unloading: You will unload through the front doors and into the lobby. When you enter the lobby, the ballroom is located to your right.

All Three Shows Are End-Buyer (Client) Shows

The SPPA Fall Showcase is an end-buyer show. Please assume that you are always talking to an end-buyer. The badges are clearly marked either "Distributor" or "Client." Make sure that everything in your booth is appropriate for end-buyers - no business cards, line sheets, coded pricing only.

All end-buyers will have clipboards and lead sheets. They will turn their sheets into the registration desk or their distributor before they leave. If they are interested in something you have, please help provide them with the information they need to give their distributor. We'll also give you a few lead sheets for "hot" leads that you want to keep a record of.

Please make sure you're familiar with our Code of Conduct for SPPA-sponsored shows.
Food Service

An on-site concession stand is available in Birmingham and an on-site restaurant in New Orleans. Because there's no other food available, we'll provide drinks and a light lunch in Jackson. 

Please note that several distributors have purchased hospitality suites for their clients. They have ordered food and drinks for their clients. Please be respectful of that and don't invite yourself into their hospitality rooms.

SPPA is a member-driven organization delivering quality education, tradeshows, networking forums and friendship to promotional product professionals in the southeast primarily those located in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and the Florida panhandle.

For information on the benefits of membership, please visit our website or give us a call at 205-588-8004.
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