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Frequently Asked Questions
BOOTH FEES & PAYMENT
LOGISTICS (SETUP, TEAR DOWN, SHOW DAYS)
LOGISTICS (SETUP, TEAR DOWN, SHOW DAYS)ARE WE ABLE TO SELL SAMPLES DURING THE SHOW?
After discussing the issue of allowing sample sales with our retail advisors, we have decided not to allow the sale of samples during show hours. This is an order writing show. Only exhibitors may remove samples from the show floor. One-of-a-Kind artists should make arrangements outside the building for delivery. Please do not instruct buyers to return at show closing to pick up samples. They will not be permitted to re-enter the show after it has closed.
CAN I ORDER MATERIALS FOR MY BOOTH?
Yes, and you can save a substantial amount of money by ordering your booth services by the advance order deadline. Orders placed during set up or show hours will cost you more. See the Exhibitor Kit for a handy deadline checklist. The Exhibitor kit is available on your artist homepage on Wholesalecrafts.com on the right side under the ACRE Orlando heading.
CAN I STAY IN THE HALL PAST 6:00 PM TO COMPLETE SETTING UP MY BOOTH?
Yes, as long as you do not require labor. At approximately 5:00 pm, show staff will prepare a list of those exhibitors who need to stay past 6:00 pm. The list will be given to security. If you leave the building after 6:00 pm, you will not be allowed to return.
HOW EARLY MAY I ENTER THE HALL EACH MORNING ON SHOW DAYS TO FINE-TUNE MY DISPLAY?
Exhibitors may enter the hall each show morning at 8:00 am. If you need more time than this, you should stop at the show office and put your name on the security list. You will be asked to give your booth number and the name of each person who will assist you, and the time you wish to enter the hall. You must wear your ID badge.
WHAT IF I NEED MORE TIME TO SET UP MY BOOTH THAN IS ALLOWED?
Along with your booth number, you should also have a set up time based on the location of your booth. This time allotted is regulated by the contractor to allow maximum set up time for all of the exhibitors, but still allowing the contractor time to do their work too. If you need a different set up time, email ACREbooth@wholesalecrafts.com with a new suggested date and time. Requests will take up to a week for a response and the final decision is up to our contractor.
WHAT IS THE EXHIBITOR DISMANTLE INFORMATION FOR ACREŽ?
The dates / hours will be noted on "critical show info" page of the exhibitor manuak which is available on your artist homepage on Wholesalecrafts.com. Look on the right side under ACRE Orlando.
After materials are packed, labeled, and ready to be shipped / picked-up, proceed to the RPM Service Desk to obtain a BOL and/or POV pass.
WHERE CAN I FIND THE EXHIBITOR KIT FOR SHOW INFORMATION AND RENTALS?
Please login to your artist homepage on the Wholesalecrafts.com website. Look to the right of your artist homepage under the ACRE Orlando heading for a pdf download of your exhibitor manual and other important ACRE exhibitor information and links.
WHERE IS THE LOADING DOCK AND HOW WILL I FIND IT?
The Orange County Convention Center is very easy to get around in. There is only one way in and one way out. When you arrive at the Convention Center you will see signs directing you to the ACRE Show loading dock.
WHO DO I CONTACT IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG DURING SET UP OR SHOW DAYS?
Each area of the show has a Wholesalecrafts.com floor manager and RPM representative. If problems occur during set up, you should contact your floor manager for assistance. You may also go to the show office and staff will send your floor manager to your booth as soon as they are available. There is also an Exhibitor Services Desk that will be set up on the show floor near the loading dock. The area will be visible during set up/tear down, but draped during show hours. You will find ordering desks for your rental equipment, electrical needs, and shipping services at that location.
WHO SHOULD I CALL TO HIRE A TEMP TO HELP ME IN MY BOOTH?
There will be an order form available in the Exhibitor Kit for ordering labor to help with setting up or dismantling your booth.
Should you need help in your booth on show days there are many temp services in Orlando. You can Google to find them. Here are a couple possibilities:
250 S Orange Ave Ste 120, Orlando, FL
401 W Kaley St, Orlando, FL
WILL MY BOOTH COME WITH CROSSBARS?
All booths will include a FREE crossbar, which you may use to hang your lights. Corner booths will have an upright pole on the corner, and a crossbar at the front and side. If you do not want the crossbar, remove it and set it in the aisle.
WILL THERE BE ANY CARAVANS AVAILABLE TO NYIG OR BMAC?
Yes, there will be a caravan available to both shows. Please contact Kim Mitchell of RPM Logistics at:
Cell: 321-303-6513 (24/7)
Kim will work with you to get scheduled and to figure out your individual pricing.
Saturday, January 25, 2014 9:30 AM
Orange County Convention Center
251 days, 18 hours