EXHIBITOR INFORMATION
Location, Map, Address for Your GPS

Tradeshow, Luncheon, Seminars, Awards
Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC)
East Exhibition Hall
2100 Richard Arrington Blvd. North
Birmingham, AL 35203

Parking Garage for Exhibitors
22nd Street Parking Deck P5
917 22nd St N
Birmingham, AL 35203
Park on Level 3 of the parking deck and follow the indoor walkway through the Sheraton and to the BJCC.
 
IMPORTANT: We can only validate parking in the 22nd Street Parking Deck (P5). If you park in other lots, we will not be able to validate your parking. You can pick up your parking validation tickets at the registration desk. The 22nd Street Parking Deck (P5) is located at 917 22nd St N. If you park on Level 3 of the parking deck, you can use the follow the indoor walkway through the Sheraton and into the BJCC.

Welcome Reception
Topgolf
1111 24th St. N
Birmingham, AL 35234
Contacts
Mark Farrar, executive director, 615-604-4616
Danny Sirmom, show co-chair, 251-454-4257
Bo Turner, show co-chair, 612-239-8381
SPPA Office, 205-588-8004 (our phones are forwarded to the registration desk)
Schedule
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2020
 
11:00am – 5:00pm Registration Desk Opens (BJCC East Exhibit Hall 3 Lobby)

11:30am – 12:30pm Membership Luncheon (East VIP Lounge)
Connect with industry professionals, meet the SPPA Board of Directors, and learn how to get involved in your association! During our membership luncheon you’ll learn how to take full advantage of our member benefits and hear about some of our new initiatives for 2020. Purchase tickets for the membership luncheon.

1:00pm – 5:00pm Exhibitor Move In (BJCC East Exhibit Hall 3)
Use Dock 4 for Unloading

12:00pm – 4:45pm New Product Pavilion Open
Get a first look at the newest and hottest products for 2020. Exhibitors, click here to submit your new products.

1:00pm – 2:00pm SALES INSTITUTE: Beyond Marketing - Creating Engagement That Sticks (East Meeting Room O)

2:00pm – 2:30pm Snack Break (East Meeting Room O)

2:30pm – 3:30pm SALES INSTITUTE: How to Sell to Any Generation of Buyer (East Meeting Room O)

3:45pm – 4:45pm SALES INSTITUTE: 10 Secrets to Small Business Success and Profitability (East Meeting Room O)

5:00pm – 7:00pm Welcome Reception @ Topgolf
After the last session of our Sales Institute, head over to our Welcome Reception at Topgolf to visit with friends over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. We’ve reserved a private room for the party and also a couple of bays so you can take a few swings. It’s the perfect way to unwind at the end of the day and a great place to meet up your friends before heading out to dinner on your own with your fellow promo peeps while exploring Uptown Birmingham. Visit uptownbham.com for a list of restaurants and things to do in the area. This event is free for all exhibitors and registered show attendees.


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2020
 
8:00am – 10:00am Exhibitor Move In (BJCC East Exhibit Hall 3)
Use Dock 4 for Unloading

9:00am Registration Desk Opens (BJCC East Exhibit Hall 3 Lobby)

9:30am – 3:00pm New Product Pavilion Open (BJCC East Exhibit Hall 3 Lobby)

9:30am – 11:00am Awards Brunch and Keynote Presentation (East Meeting Room O)
Sponsored by alphabroder and Prime Line
Doors Open at 9:30am, Program at 10:00am
Can you think of a better way to start the day than with a bloody mary bar? We can’t! Join us for a pre-show brunch as we recognize our award-winning members from the past year followed by a keynote presentation from Paul Kiewiet, where he’ll share four ways you need to transform for success. Purchase tickets for the Awards Brunch

11:00am – 3:00pm Show Floor Open (BJCC East Exhibit Hall 3)

11:00am – 3:00pm Snack Bar Open (BJCC East Exhibit Hall 3)
If you pre-ordered a box lunch, it will be delivered to your booth between 11:30am and Noon.
Worried About Road Construction?
Don't be! The road construction around the BJCC was completed two months early and it should be smooth sailing.
Extra Exposure
We've come up with a package to give exhibitors some extra exposure when they come to next week's Show of the South. Included in the package are:

NEW PRODUCT PAVILION: These products will be displayed both Monday and Tuesday, meaning they will be the first products that distributors see at the show. They'll be displayed outside of the luncheon and seminar rooms on Monday and at the show entrance on Tuesday. The cost is $30 each or 3 for $75.

POKER RUN: For every exhibitor that participates in the Poker Run, $100 goes into the jackpot for the winner. If you participate, distributors will have to come by your booth to draw a card. This works well for you because it gives you time to chat with distributors while they draw the card and you write the info. on it. We'll announce the winner at 2:30pm and you have to be present to win. The cost is $150 to participate in the Poker Run.

Free Parking for Exhibitors
We can only validate parking in the 22nd Street Parking Deck (P5). If you park in other lots, we will not be able to validate your parking. You can pick up your parking validation tickets at the registration desk. The 22nd Street Parking Deck (P5) is located at 917 22nd St N. If you park on Level 3 of the parking deck, you can use the follow the indoor walkway through the Sheraton and into the BJCC. Exhibitor unloading is at Dock 4 off of 11th Avenue North. CLICK HERE for a map.
Move In
Exhibitors can move in at the following times:
  • Monday 2/10 from Noon until 5pm
  • Tuesday 2/11 from 8am until 10am

>> Please us Dock 4 for load-in. Dock 4 is located on 11th Avenue North, which runs behind the BJCC East Exhibit Hall.

>> We are providing parking vouchers for exhibitors but can only validate parking in the 22nd Street Parking Deck (P5). If you park in other lots, we will not be able to validate your parking. See above information for parking details.



Food & Lunch Options
The only food and drink that will be available on the show floor will be found in two water stations and a snack bar. If you ordered a box lunch when you reserved your booth, it will be delivered around 11:30am.
2020 SPPA Events
We have events each month across our region in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and the Florida Panhandle. Registration is now open for all Promo Lunches, Brewing Up Business, and Sips & Swag events. Supplier registration is limited and usually sells out, so register ASAP.

March 4 - Jackson Promo Lunch + Micro Tradeshow , Jackson, MS
April 8 - New Orleans Promo Lunch + Micro Tradeshow , New Orleans, LA
May 6 - Mobile Promo Lunch + Micro Tradeshow , Mobile, AL
June 22 - DSA Golf Tournament , Birmingham, AL
June 23 - Brewing Up Business , Birmingham, AL
July 15 - Brewing Up Business , Baton Rouge, LA
August 5 - Sips & Swag , Montgomery, AL
September 9 - Alabama Fall Showcase , Birmingham, AL
September 10 - Mississippi Fall Showcase , Jackson, MS
September 11 - Louisiana Fall Showcase , New Orleans, LA
October 22 - Holiday Showcase , Orange Beach, AL

For more information and to register for these events, visit www.sunbeltppa.org/events