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Exhibiting at the SMA Annual Conference

The SMA welcomes member companies to exhibit at our annual conference.  If you're not a member of SMA, you may apply online and enjoy discount event registrations while a member.

Exhibit Hall Floor Plan


(booths assigned on a first-come first-serve basis with payment)

   


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.

Exhibiting at the 2019 SMA Annual Conference - Makes Sense!

  • Only Stair Industry Conference in America
  • Condensed Schedule, with exhibit hours on Thursday and Friday. 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.
  • Welcome Reception and Breakfast in the exhibit hall will provide the opportunity to meet every attendee
  • Free Ad in preconference promotion
  • Special Listing in conference program with your logo and company message
  • Your Promo Flyer included in attendee packets
  • Open to All Members companies 


Exhibitor Pricing and Deadlines

NOTE:  Exhibit fee includes full registration for one person. 

*Special Exhibit - purchase by January 18th            Member:  $750

Advanced Exhibit - purchase by February 22nd      Member:  $875

Late Exhibit - purchase after February 22nd           Member:  $1,050

*Join as an “Ancillary Exhibitor Member” by January 18th to SAVE and qualify for member exhibitor discounts at SMA events all year long!

DATE:
ACTIVITY:
Friday, March 8th
            
FREE Ad Copy & Logo Deadline
Monday, April 22nd
 
Collateral Delivered to Florida


Exhibit Schedule

DATE: TIME:ACTIVITY:
Thursday, April 25th
     10a-4p       
Exhibitor Setup
Thursday, April 25th
  5-7p
Welcome Reception w/ Exhibitors
Friday, April 26th 
  8-10a Breakfast with Exhibitors
Friday, April 26th   10-11a Exhibitor Teardown


Welcome Reception and Breakfast with exhibitors will enhance exhibit attendance.      

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

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.  All items must be shipped in accordance with Hotel Policies and Instructions.

Exhibitors will be provided a free quarter page ad in a preconference promotion distributed nationwide. 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. Collateral, such as literature inserts, are to be delivered to the conference venue by 4/22/19 to guarantee inclusion in the attendee folders.

Ship ONLY Literature Inserts for Attendee folders to:  SMA  Annual Conference  |  ATTN: Sara Massengill, hold for Group Contact- Terra Erb  | Lido Beach Resort   |   700 Benjamin Franklin Blvd  |  Sarasota, FL 34236 

In addition a listing of all exhibitors will be posted on the SMA website with a link to your SMA member profile containing your full contact info and website.  An exhibitor list will also be included in the conference program with your company logo and brief message. Logos must be provided by March 8th in .jpg format.


Twenty percent Discount on SMA Newsletter Ads from Jan 1 to June 15th for 2019 annual conference "Special Exhibitors" registered by January 18th.

Registration Fee includes admittance to the full conference for one attendee and the exhibit  table fee. Upon request additional employee exhibit staff may attend at a discounted rate that includes only exhibit hall events or with full conference registration as an additional employee.  Exhibitors registering after March 2nd will be welcomed as space is available subject to the late registration fee and available promotions.

Exhibit Specifications - Each exhibit consists of a single 24" x 72" tabletop within an 8' x 8' space. One additional table may be purchased when registering online.  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.

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

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



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