Welcome to the DesignCon 2013 Exhibitor Center! Information on the Exhibitor Services Manual, Exhibitor Registration, FAQs and more.
January 10 Conference Call
Some questions from January 10th:
Q: We are located in Hayward and is wondering if you can advise the most economical way to ship booth materials to showsite.
A: There are two options. The first is to ship to the advance warehouse, and Freeman will deliver your freight when they move in to set up the exhibit hall. The second is to ship direct to the convention center on Monday. You'll need to review the fees associated with both options with your shipping vendor and with Freeman. If you ship direct, be sure you appropriately plan for set up time. Your shipping vendor may have to wait in line to unload. Shipping information can be found in the ESM shipping section.
Q: What time do you open on Wednesday to allow us to set up the booth?
A: Your booth must be show ready by 9AM on Tuesday. You may have access to the exhibit hall on Wednesday as early as 8AM.
Q: May I set my booth up on Tuesday morning? It is an easy set up.
A: As long as you are show ready by 9AM on Tuesday, yes.
Send customers and hot prospects a pre-show email or mailing with information about a new product your company is unveiling at DesignCon 2013. B e sure to mention your booth number and a call to action — “visit us” or “register now for your FREE Expo Pass!” Offer them an incentive, such as a free gift or prize for attendees who visit your booth onsite.
Exhibitor Invites is a free marketing tool that makes it easy for you to reach out to your prospects and customers about your presence at DesignCon (and offer them a free Expo Pass!).
As an exhibitor, you get up to three FREE, customizable emails that you can update with your own copy, images and logo, and send to your own lists any time before the event. Your lists are 100% secure with Exhibitor Invites -- none of your lists will be rented, sold or used for any other purpose.
The first exhibitor who deploys all three emails by Friday, January 11, 2013 will receive three complimentary All Access passes DesignCon 2013!
Exhibitors are welcome to book meeting space in the Media Center for their individual press briefings at no charge. Please contact Linda Uslaner at to request a reservation.
The Media Center may only be used by registered exhibitors, representatives, press and analysts. For each meeting, one attendee must be registered as press (journalist/analyst) and the other must be a registered exhibitor.
|Media Center Hours|
|Monday, January 28||9:00am - 5:00pm|
|Tuesday, January 29||8:30am - 5:30pm|
|Wednesday, January 30||8:30am - 5:30pm|
|Thursday, January 31||8:30am - 11:30am|
All DesignCon exhibitors will have the opportunity to submit their press kits and press releases through the Virtual Press Office! Not only does this improve your company's carbon footprint, it extends your message to a global audience and ensures your press materials get maximum exposure before, during and after the show.
DesignCon Exhibitors: Click here to submit your press releases FREE of Charge to the DesignCon Virtual Press Office.
The DesignCon 2013 Press List will be made available to exhibitors starting January 4, 2013. Please contact Linda Uslaner at to be added to the distribution list.
|Tuesday, January 29||12:45pm - 6:00pm|
|Wednesday, January 30||12:30pm - 6:00pm|
The quantity of Exhibitor Passes you receive is based on your booth size. For every 100 sq. ft. of booth space, you receive five (5) Booth Staff badges. For example, a company with a 10' x 10' booth would receive five (5) Booth Staff badges, a company with a 10' x 10' Meeting Room, would also receive 5 Booth Staff badges. For PODs and Tabletops the allocation is three (3) passes.
Please note that Exhibitor Passes are only for members of your team that need entrance to the show floor during non-show floor hours (to help with your booth set up & teardown). If you have staff that do not need this type of access, please recommend they register for an Expo Pass as these are free and “unlimited” unlike your booth staff passes.
Free Expo Passes grant access to the DesignCon Expo floor as well as to Keynotes, sponsored training sessions, the Opening Night Reception and Chiphead Theater sessions. Expo Passes are recommended for members of your staff that will not need access to your booth outside of Expo hours and to clients/partners you would like to invite to visit your booth
Exhibitor Passes allow your booth staff access to the show floor to set up your exhibit space during non-show floor hours. Exhibitor Badges should NOT be given to customers, clients or partners (Expo or Conference Passes are more appropriate). Exhibitor Passes also include access to the same event features as the Expo Pass.