Exhibitor Forms & Information

2018 Exhibitor Kit-Coming Soon

2018 Exhibitor Listing Instructions-Coming Soon

2018 Exhibitor Space Agreement

Minneapolis Floor Plan (Subject to Change)
Certificate of Compliance Form - REQUIRED BY ALL EXHIBITORS

Minneapolis Convention Center Parking & Sky Way Map

Promotional Tools

2018 Fact Sheet

2018 Marketing Opportunities- Coming Soon

2018 Buyer`s Guide Fact Sheet- Coming Soon

2018 Exhibitor Lead Card

Promote the show and YOURSELF on social media- Coming Soon

2018 Exhibitor Discount Ticket Order Form- Coming Soon

Show Decorator:

Full Show Decorator Kit- Coming Soon

Mike Marigold
2110 Old Highway 8 NW
New Brighton, MN 55112

Phone: 651.280.4928
Fax: 651.917.2658
Email: mmarigold@hubbelltyner.com

Food & Beverage Permit Procedures

All Exhibitors in the show who are dispensing food and/or beverages must obtain a Short-Term Food Permit.  CLICK HERE for procedures.

Short Term Food Permit Application
Guidelines for Dispensing Foods
Environmentally Acceptable Packaging
Event Self-Inspection


•    Anyone cooking with grease must have a hood above their unit.  The only exception is for displays like the Frying Saucer.
•    Any tabletop cooking or grilling will be allowed as long as our fire alarms are not going off.  As usual, if the Exhibit Hall gets too smoky, then those vendors will be asked to stop until we can properly ventilate that area.
•    Each exhibitor must provide their own hot coal bin and dispose their hot coals before they leave for the day.  The hot coal bin must be stored out of our building (in MCC marshalling yard).
•    If a smoke beam is tripped within the Exhibit Hall, the exhibitor will be required to shut their booth down for the run of the show.


•    There is NO reserved parking at the MCC. A limited number of weekly parking passes are available for sale in the Exhibitor Services office in the back of Hall D for the marshalling yard behind the Convention Center.
•    IMPORTANT - 1/3 of all available parking passes go on sale Tuesday, March 27st at 7:00am, 1/3 on Wednesday, March 28th at 7:00am and the final 1/3 on Thursday, March 29th at 7:00am.
•    Parking passes are only valid during Friday, March 30 – Sunday, April 1 and Friday, April 6 – Saturday, April 7.
•    IMPORTANT: Parking will NOT be available on Sunday, April 8.  The parking lot will be reserved for the RED ZONE move out only.  All Exhibitors with parking passes MUST remove their vehicles by the end of the show on Saturday, April 7.
•    For additional parking options, please see the printable map of parking ramps and skyways near the MCC


Hotel Accomodations

The Minneapolis Hilton (two blocks from the Convention Center) is offering special rates of $99 for a single/double room.  Call 1.888.933.5363 for reservations or book online: https://aws.passkey.com/go/HGS2017.  Make sure to reference “HGS” when making reservations.  Our rate is available until Thursday, January 26, 2017 or until the group block sells out.

Show Dates & Hours:

Friday, March 30, 2018  10:00 a.m. -  9:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 31, 2018  9:00 a.m. -   9:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 1, 2018  12:00 p.m. -   6:00 p.m.
Friday,  April 6, 2018  10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 7, 2018  9:00 a.m. -   9:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 8, 2018  9:00 a.m. -   6:00 p.m.

Move-In and Out:

Full Move-in schedule-coming soon

Exhibitors will be divided into six (6) move-in times over three (3) days: Front, Middle and Back 1/3 and two Red Zones.  Red Zone Exhibitors may NOT move in until Thursday, March 29.  

Tuesday, March 27: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
     Front 1/3: 7:00 am start
     Middle 1/3: 1:00 pm start
Wednesday, March 28: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
     Back 1/3: 7:00 am start
Thursday, March 29: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
     Red Zone 1: 7:00 am start
     Red Zone 2: 1:00 pm start

Sunday, April 8               6:01 p.m. – 8:00pm             RED ZONE ONLY
Sunday, April 8               8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.        Open Move Out
Monday, April 9               7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.         Open Move Out
*Monday,April 9               *2:00 p.m.                          *All Exhibitors moved out

In an effort to improve the speed of move out, the rear marshalling yard/loading dock area will be blocked off on Sunday, April 8th  for RED ZONE exhibitors only.  All vehicles parking in the loading dock MUST have their vehicles removed by the end of the show on Saturday, April 7th.  Any vehicles left in the loading dock will be subject to towing.

RED ZONE exhibitors must pick up a RED ZONE parking pass in the Show Office to park in the marshalling yard on Sunday, April 8th.  RED ZONE exhibitors will be verified by Show Mgmt.  One parking spot is allowed per exhibitor and is first come, first serve.

Exhibitor Lounge:

Rypen Logo

Need a break to relax?   This space is dedicated to Exhibitors to eat, lounge and relax. Located in Room 101 A&J outside of Hall B.

2018 Exhibitor Web Button

Coming Soon


Lauren Wallerius, Show Manager
LaurenW@mpeshows.com 952.933.3850 x125

Jennifer Sorensen, Exhibit Sales Consultant
JenniferS@mpeshows.com  952.933.3850 x115

Jill Kottke, Exhibit Sales Consultant
JillKO@mpeshows.com  952.933.3850 x112

Kristy Nerney, Exhibit Sales Consultant
KristyN@mpeshows.com 952.933.3850 x134

Mark Levine, Exhibit Sales Consultant
Markl@mpeshows.com  504.202.8457

Erika Knuth, Show|Office Administrator
ErikaK@mpeshows.com 952.933.3850 x110