WELCOME TO THE 2021 CALGARY HOME + GARDEN SHOW EXHIBITOR KIT

THE EXHIBITOR KIT WILL BE FULLY UPDATED 6-8 WEEKS BEFORE THE SHOW

The Exhibitor Kit will not be printed or mailed to you. We're reducing our paper trail by sending out our information by email or posting items on our website. Follow our step by step instructions below to assure you have a well organized, successful show.

COVID-19 INFORMATION

The safety of our attendees, exhibitors, and staff is our top priority. We will follow all safety protocols in place at the time of the show, as dictated by the venue and local authorities.  Exhibitors will be notified of those guidelines 30 days out from the start date of the show.  Click here for current AHS approved health measures and protocols (current as of 10/28/2020) that will be implemented at the BMO Centre, Stampede Park to ensure a safe and successful event. 

ATTENTION EXHIBITORS:

There are to be no vehicles allowed on the show floor for show hours without permission from management. 

No Children are allowed on the show floor during move in or move out as it is considered a construction zone during this time.

Welcome to the Exhibitor Kit.

The Exhibitor Kit will not be printed or mailed to you. We're reducing our paper trail by sending out our information by email or posting items on our website. Follow our step by step instructions below to assure you have a well organized, successful show.

**PLEASE NOTE: You are responsible for ordering any and all electrical services that you require for your booth display. Electrical orders can be made through Calgary Stampede Event Services
Mandatory Forms ButtonExhibitor Listing ButtonExhibitor Badge Button     Parking ButtonFood Samping ButtonFacility FormsMove in and Move out ButtonMarketing Opps ButtonDecorator ButtonShow Hotel ButtonShow Insurance ButtonContact UsQuestionsBooth Awards ButtonScam Alert Button

Show Facility

Calgary Exhibition + Stampede  
BMO Centre, Stampede Park  
20 Roundup Way SE
Calgary, AB T2G 2W1
Phone: 403-261-0377

Show Office

Room #105 - Across from Hall B at the BMO Centre  
Phone: 403-261-0556
Fax:     403-261-0323

*Marketplace Events Team is ONLY at this location during the week of the Show - Monday, February 22 - Monday, March 1, 2021.

Shipping & Receiving 

Ensure these 4 things are on your packages Label.

Show Name - Calgary Home & Garden Show

Company Name - Your Company Name

Booth Number - Your Booth Number at the Show

Contact Name & Number

Click here for complete details

Onsite Emergency Information

HOW-TO ENHANCE YOUR COMPANY’S ONLINE EXHIBITOR LISTING

Your basic listing will be uploaded to the website when you book your booth. Within 24 hours you will receive 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 have any questions regarding the online exhibitor listing or do not receive the link, please email Sarah Carr.

REQUIRED READING

Mandatory Reading and Forms to Return

FormDetailsDue
Safety RegulationsPlease read the Workplace Health & Safety Bulletin prior to completion of form TBD
Insurance CertificateLiability Insurance is required to participate in our shows. TBD
Contest RequestAny company wishing to hold a prize give-away or contest of any kind at the Show, must complete and submit this form for approval.TBD

 

Required Reading

FormDetailsDue
Rules & RegulationImportant Rules & Regulations for the show and venue.Prior to Move-In
Badge Order FormRequire additional Badges or tickets? Complete this form and submit it to Sarah CarrTBD
Exhibitor ListingHave you completed enhancing your online company listing? Your Online listing is what Consumers will see about your company before attending the show. ASAP
Booth Design GuidelinesInformation about the different styles and sizes of booths and their set up. 
Tips and TricksFrom how to Promote your Company and Services to qualifying attendees. 

 

Other Important Reading:

CFD - Indoor Event Special Requirements

Show Checklist

FAQ

Directory of Services

SHOW INSURANCE

Proof of trade show insurance is mandatory for our shows. Coverage dates must include Move In and Move Out. We require a copy of your policy sent to Sarah Carr to keep on file before February 16th.

Certificate of insurance form

We also require that we are on your policy as additional insured:

Marketplace Events LLC

MacLeod Place II
306, 5940 MacLeod Trail SW
Calgary, AB  T2H 2G4 

 

ELECTRICAL | PLUMBING | INTERNET

Click here for the Directory of Services

Calgary Stampede Event Services

2021 Calgary Stampede Order Forms - Coming Soon!

2021 Calgary Stampede Online Ordering - Coming Soon!

Deadline for Stampede discount: TBD

Services Available:

GES DECORATOR SERVICES

2021 GES Package - Coming Soon!

2021 GES ONLINE Ordering - Coming Soon!

Deadline for GES discount: TBD

Services Available: 

  • Furnishings (tables, chairs, etc.)
  • Carpet & Under Padding
  • Specialty Furnishings
  • GEM Exhibits and Accessories (Booths)
  • Signs and Graphics
  • Plants
  • Installation & Dismantling Labour
  • In-Booth Forklift Service
  • AV Equipment/Services

TRAFFIC DRIVERS

Web Button: Increase traffic to your website with our free online button linking your customers to discounted tickets to the show. Let us know when our button is posted on your website, and we will mail you 10 free tickets to the show. 

Deadline: TBD

Follow These Easy Steps:

  1. Right click on button (below) and save Coming Soon!
  2. Load image onto your website
  3. Set up hyperlink so jpg image links through to our Ticket Host: https://calgaryhomeandgardenshow.tix123.com/
  4. Email your website link to Sarah Carr along with your mailing address

Web button:

Coming Soon!!

Request a Promo Code: Offer your Social Media followers a discounted price on tickets by letting them know your promo code.  This will save your followers $4 per ticket.  Email Sarah Carr for more information.

Call us if you have any problems or if you want to discuss any other easy cross-traffic drivers. 

EXHIBITOR MOVE-IN AND MOVE-OUT

Move-In Schedule: 

Halls A, B & C - Coming Soon!

Hall D - Coming Soon!

No children are permitted on the show floor during move in and move out as it is considered a construction zone during these times.

Please be courteous, remove your vehicles as soon as possible after unloading to make room for others.

Move-Out Hours
Sunday, February 28 7PM - 10PM (one hour beginning at 6PM is needed for aisle carpet removal)
Monday, March 1        8AM - 2PM

PARKING

Pre-purchase your parking pass through Calgary Stampede Services

Parking passes are available for pick up at booth 3A as soon as Move In starts up until show open. Booth 3A is marked by a blue star on the map. Click HERE to view a map of where this is located. If you have not purchased a parking pass and would still like to, these can be purchased at the North or South gates when entering Stampede Park.

If you are interested in parking a Fleet Vehicle in prime location parking for advertising purposes, you can do this for a charge of $34/24hr. Please speak with the staff at the gates to let them know if you are planning to do this. They will need to provide you with the correct park pass.

Trailer Parking
Absolutely no Trailer Parking will be permitted in Lot #1 during Show Hours.  Exhibitors who have trailers and need to store them may store them free of charge in Lot 25a.  Spots are limited and available on a first come first served basis.

Stampede Park Parking Map

FOOD SAMPLING

Food Sampling Application
Alberta Health Services Form

Please fax or email your completed form to: concessions@calgarystampede.com

CUSTOMS INFORMATION & FORMS

Davidson & Sons are who we partner with for our customs brokerage and event logistics.  
Please click on the links below for any forms you may need.

Transportation & Customs Order Form
Canada Customs Invoice

SHOW HOTEL

For exclusive rates during the show, click here to book online!
When booking direct, please ask for the "2021 Calgary Home + Garden Show" rate.

Reservation deadline is TBD

Hotel Arts
119 12 Ave SW
Calgary, AB  T2R 0G8
403.266.4611

1.800.661.9378

www.hotelarts.ca

EXHIBITOR BADGES

All exhibitors need to display their badge on show days to gain admittance to the show floor. 

Exhibitors are given the minimum number of badges allotted to their booth automatically (see chart below)  with no form needing to be filled out. If the number of badges needed for your staff doesn't exceed the amount shown below, then simply have your staff check in at the Show Office before the show opens to receive their badge.

Please note that badges do not display exhibitor or company names on them but are dicut in the size of a standard business card for you to insert.

100 square feet=6 free badges
200 square feet=8 free badges
300 square feet=10free badges
400 square feet=12 free badges

Each additional 100 square feet gets an additional 2 badges.

If you need more than the number of badges allotted to your booth, then please fill out the Extra Exhibitor Badge Order Form before February 22, 2021 and we will have them ready for you at check in.

DO NOT LEAVE YOUR BADGES IN YOUR BOOTH as you need them to gain access to the show floor. Replacement badges are $10 each if lost, left at home, left in booth, a dog ate them etc. 

BOOTH AWARDS & TIPS!

Each year, the Calgary Home + Garden Show awards six exhibitors, each in a different category, for standing out from their competition and peers. The categories for the booth awards are listed below, accompanied by the criteria our panel of judges look for when selecting the winning booth and company. We value all of the hard work our exhibitors put in to create their displays and design their spaces and award those who go above and beyond to put their best foot forward.

Best In ShowRegardless of size, this booth displays the most unique display and design of any other in the show.
Best Large Space
This award goes out to the best booth that is 400 square feet or larger.
Best Medium Space
This award goes out to the best booth between 200 - 399 square feet.
Best Small Space
This award goes out to the best booth between 100 - 199 square feet.
Rookie of the YearRegardless of size, this brand new company has taken the initiative to design their space in a manner that truly sets them apart from other new companies.
Nailed it!
Regardless of size, this booth has just overall nailed it at the show and leading up to it!
Spotlight This award goes out to an exhibitor who has caught the attention of our show team, the spotlight is on you to thank you for all that you do!


Things we look for:

• Meeting basic booth standards/expectations – height, signage, flooring, layout, etc 
• Full floor covering (no subfloor, concrete or terracover exposed) and quality of floor covering 
• Hard wall display (not mandatory but helps in the presentation of a professional display)
• Signage and signage quality
• No exposed studs or wiring (inside and outside booth)
• Paint and paint quality – taking the time to edge, tape seams, make the paint job look professional
• Wall quality – no visible damage
• Creativity and thought evident in booth design

Booth & Exhibiting Tips
Booth Design Guidelines

EXHIBITOR WARNING

We have been made aware that companies claiming to be affiliated with Marketplace Events LLC, such as but not limited to: International Fairs Directory, Event-Fair (formerly Expo-Guide & FAIR Guide), Exhibition Housing Services, Global Travel Partners - are reaching out to our exhibitors offering sponsorship items in exchange for (exhibiting) 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

Contact us today!

Martin Egli, Show Manager (Companies A - J)
MartinE@mpeshows.com  403.542.9091

Casey Matulic, Sr. Exhibit Sales Consultant (Companies K - Z)
CaseyM@mpeshows.com 403.253.1177 ext 204

Sarah Carr, Operations | Show Administrator
SarahC@mpeshows.com  403.253.177 ext. 212