Participating Exhibitor Info

2018 Show Hours

Saturday, March 24th: 10am – 5pm *
Sunday, March 25th: 10am – 4pm *

* Exhibitors will be allowed to access the building no earlier than 9am on show days as a security measure

Load In Schedule

Friday, March 23rd: 8am–8pm, unless other arrangements have been made.

Arena Floor Exhibitors:
The forklift will be available from 8am-6pm on Friday, March 23rd . If you need the use of the forklift, please understand there may be a wait; please plan accordingly. Please use 128 Main Street, Durham, NH for your GPS. When you arrive you will pull in the Whittemore Center access road. Whittemore Center Staff will greet you and send you down to the back loading dock area as space becomes available. Please note the loading dock parking lot area is small so the number of vehicles that can access at a given time is limited. Please be prepared to be held in a waiting line until space is available.

Lobby and Concourse Exhibitors/Artisans:
Please use 128 Main Street, Durham, NH for your GPS. When you arrive you will pull in the Whittemore Center access road. Whittemore Center Staff will greet you and send you to the Apron Area to unload. Please be prepared to be held in a waiting line until space is available.

Load Out Schedule

Sunday, March 25th: Starting at 4:15pm. You will not be allowed to break down your booth prior to 4pm!

Whittemore Center Arena Staff will be in charge of Load Out and will inform you of the process. No Exhibitor or Artisan will be allowed to breakdown their booth or have access to the back loading dock prior to 4pm . Our liability insurance, and yours, requires us to keep the aisles clear of exhibitor products during show hours and, in particular, when we have attendees on the show floor. Forklift will be available on Sunday night from 4:15-8pm.

Registration Desk

Open Friday, 3/23, 8am – 6pm. Located in the Public Skating Lobby just off the arena floor near the Zamboni entrance. The Public Skating Lobby is also accessible via the elevator by selecting rink level. Whittemore Center Arena staff can help direct you to this area as well. We ask that all Exhibitors and Artisans check in at the Registration Desk during Load In to pickup Exhibitor Badges. You are responsible for distributing the badges to your staff and they will be required to enter the building on show days.

Please also visit the Registration Desk for the following:

  • New to the show? We can help you locate your booth.
  • Electrical Access Questions. Please remember that Electrical Service ordered at the show will be charged the higher floor rate.

Booth Overview

Booth Size:
Exhibitor Booth Size is 8′ Deep x 10′ Wide (unless noted otherwise on confirmation)
Artisan Booth Size is 5′ Deep x 10′ Wide (unless noted otherwise on confirmation)

8′ x 10′ Exhibitor Booths Include*:
8′ High Draped Backwall
3′ High Draped Sidewalls
One Line ID Sign

* Artisan booths on Concourse do not have draped backwalls, sidewalls, or one line ID signs

Furniture and Accessories Order Form:
Tables, chairs, carpeting or accessories may be rented through Capital Convention Contractors using the Furniture and Accessories Order Form. Orders are to be sent directly to Capital Convention Contractors. For questions regarding furniture and accessory rental only, please call Capital Convention Contractors directly at 508-335-3700.

Trade Show Best Practices

A successful trade show starts long before the exhibit hall doors open. Want to learn how to have the best chance at success? Print the Tradeshow Best Practices for an extensive outline of best practices for the planning phase, at show participation and post event follow up. Learn about different ways to market your business, materials you will need and other helpful tips!

Accommodations

Holiday Inn Express

2 Main Street, Durham, NH, 03824

Distance: .8 miles, 3 minutes
To make reservations call: 603-868-1234