The Winnipeg Home + Garden Show, in order to ensure a minimal footprint does not print and mail the Exhibitor Kit. All of the forms, links, and information you need is posted below.

Please note that this page is always being updated as new information becomes available.

 
Questions? 
Contact Zoe Watters,  Show|Office Administrator
604.639.2288 ext 225 | zoew@mpeshows.com

2018 Show Dates & Hours:

Thursday, April 5  12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
Friday, April 6  12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 7  10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 8    10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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FACILITY INFORMATION & FLOOR PLAN


RBC Convention Centre
www.wcc.mb.ca
375 York Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R3C 3J3
1.800.565.7776

Click Here for a Map of the Area
Click Here to see the WHGS 2018 Floor Plan

Exhibitor's Lounge
We will have a small area draped off in Hall D for Exhibitors Only to be able to get away from the crowds and enjoy their meals and some privacy.

RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg order forms are available for download in PDF format. Please visit their website to download these documents:
http://www.wcc.mb.ca/exhibitors/order-forms/

Banner Hanging:
Please note that RBC Convention Centre needs to be made aware of any banners you wish to hang as soon as possible and all banners must be hung at the beginning of move in (by end of day Monday, April 3rd).  The ceiling design in Hall C also makes hanging banners a bit more complicated and you should be aware that not all will be approved by the venue. 

REQUIRED READING & FORMS

Show Rules & Regulations
Scam Alert - PLEASE READ!

Form Details Deadline 
2018 Exhibitor Listing Setup You will not be listed on our website as an exhibitor unless you submit your listing.  Click the link to the left for detailed instructions. March 30
Contest Form Any company wishing to hold a prize give-away or contest of any kind at the Show, must complete and submit this form for approval. 
March 31 



ALL FLOOR TAPE USED IN THE EXHIBIT HALLS MUST BE LOWRY'S TAPE MFG.  IT CAN BE PURCHASED DIRECTLY THROUGH CENTRAL DISPLAY.  IF OTHER TAPE IS USED AND RESIDUE IS LEFT ON THE SHOW FLOOR, THE EXHIBITOR WILL BE CHARGED A REMOVAL FEE.

OTHER OPTIONS FOR PURCHASE:
30 Midland Street Winnipeg
(204) 633 6360
2” x 33M Tape Double Sided – Part # 174:  $12.74/rl
2” x 55M Tape Single Sided – Part # 136 :  $9.06/rl

Wider variations can be ordered as long as they are the same Scapa Polyethylene adhesive tape (also available under Part # 133 and 3" widths) 


INTERNET

High Speed (Wireless) Internet Access
TELUS Wi-Fi Free and friendly

1. Turn Wi-Fi on

2. Select the #TELUS network

3. Open a browser

4. Enter you email

5. Accept terms and click Submit

6. Happy browsing

How to set up your company's exhibitor listing

CLICK HERE to view your Exhibitor Listing Setup Instructions.

EXHIBITOR BADGES

Exhibitors  are  allocated  the  following  number  of  complimentary  Exhibitor  Badges  for  personnel working at the show.  Please collect your badges at the Show Office during move-in and the Exhibitor Help Desk during show hours. Exhibitor access to the RBC Convention Centre is only available with an Exhibitor Badge and they are required on the floor during show days (not required during move in). 

0-100 square feet

=

5 free badges

150-200 square feet

=

7 free badges

250 – 300 square feet

=

9 free badges

350 – 400 square feet

=

11 free badges

       Plus 2 badges for each additional 100 square feet

If you require more than your allocated number of badges listed above, please fill out the following information so we may add badges to your envelope for pick up. 

Extra Exhibitor Badge Order Form

Additional badges are $9 each (GST Included).

SHOW INSURANCE

Proof of trade show insurance in mandatory for our shows.  Coverage dates must include Move In and Move Out.  Liability requirements are $2,000,000 and we require a copy of your policy sent to Zoe to keep on file before March 31.

We also require that we are listed as additional insured:
Marketplace Events LLC
#212 - 1847 W Broadway 
Vancouver, BC  V6J 1Y6

If this coverage is not part of your existing policy HUB International is happy to assist any exhibitors looking to purchase Show Insurance:
HKMB Insurance for Exhibitors ($135)

MOVE IN INFORMATION


Each exhibitor will be given a designated time and loading dock in which to move into the show floor. 
If you have any issues with your move in time, please contact Stephanie Gatzionis.

SPECIFIC DOCK TIMES COMING SPRING 2018

The hours for vehicle traffic each day are as follows:

Monday, April 2nd  Tuesday, April 3rd Wednesday, April 4th  Thursday, April 5th 
 7 am - 5 pm  7 am - 5 pm  7 am - 5 pm  7 am - 10 am
       No Vehicle Access on this day


ALL Exhibitors are to report to the North Dock (the original load in dock used in previous shows).  Once checked in there, your vehicle will be directed according to size (smaller vehicles may be directed to the South Dock after check in to ease traffic flow).  Any trucks over 53 ft need approval from show management.  

(CLICK MAP ENLARGE)
WPG - Move in Map

MOVE OUT INFORMATION

Tear down begins at 6:01 pm. Packing up your display before the show closes is a direct breach of contract and will result in a fine.  Once your display is completely torn down and packed up please notify the loading dock staff and they will visually confirm and then allow your vehicle access. There is no waiting in line ahead of time as it holds up everyone else and the City will issue tickets to waiting vehicles.

SPECIFIC DOCK TIMES WILL BE POSTED IN SPRING 2018

The hours for vehicle traffic each day are as follows (please note for carry out materials, you may start any time after 6:01 pm on Sunday, April 9):

Sunday, April 8th Monday, April 9th
 7:00 pm* - 9:00 pm
Halls A & D
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Halls B & C
No booth is allowed to dismantle or pack up their booth space before 6:01 pm.
Vehicle access will not be granted till at least 7 pm as we have to roll up the aisle carpets.
All materials need to be removed from the venue by 2 pm on Monday, April 9th

Please note the loading dock is open from 7 pm on Sunday until 1 pm on Monday. Feel free to come during the night as this is the quietest time. All displays must be out by 2 pm on Monday.

Electrical, Food Sampling, Banner Hanging + More

All orders must be bade through the RBC Convention Centre through their online order forms:
http://www.wcc.mb.ca/exhibitors/order-forms/ 

FURNITURE, SIGNAGE, FLOORING + MORE

Please Click Here for the 2018 Exhibitor Package Order Form to order supplies through Central Display.

Accommodations

Delta Winnipeg
350 St. Mary Ave
Winnipeg, MB  
R3C 3J2 

Book your group rate for Winnipeg Home + Garden Show 

PARKING

The RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg currently has two levels of climate controlled underground parking. The parkade is able to accommodate standard passenger vehicles (car, half-ton trucks and vans). Oversized SUVs and other vehicles that exceed parkade height restrictions are invited to use surface parking lots or street parking available throughout the downtown area.
The parkade accepts cash & credit cards for the payment of parking fees (no debit).

Please click here for parkade rates and further information.

Please click here for a map of other parking options

MARKETING INITIATIVES


We want to help you get the most out of your exhibiting experience and here are some tools that can help:

Extra Marketing

Guest Pass Order Form - Get your best clients and prospects down to the show buy sending them some tickets you can purchase for 1/2 price!

Website Advertising - Contact Kayla about getting your ad up on our website for all the consumers to see!

Show Guide Advertising - Make sure to get your ad into our official show guide before Feb 23rd.

Contest Form - Planning on doing some kind of a giveaway during the show? GREAT IDEA! Tell us all about it with this form.

Web Button - Add this button to your website and let all your visitors know that they can see you at the show!  Simply link the image to our site so they can buy tickets and email Zoe proof that you have done it so we can send you 10 complimentary tickets! 

 (NEW WEB BUTTON COMING IN 2018)

BOOTH AWARDS!

Each year, the Vancouver Home Shows award 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 Show Regardless of size, this booth displays the most unique display and design of any other in the show.
Best Large Space
Best booth 400 square feet or larger
Best Medium Space
Best Booth between 200 - 399 square feet
Best Small Space
Best Booth between 100 - 199 square feet
Rookie of the Year Regardless of size, thisbrand new companyhas taken the initiative to design their space in a manner that truly sets them apart from other new companies.
Going the Extra Mile
Any company who has not only taken the initiative to design their booth space in a creative and thoughtful manner, but has also promoted the show and their involvement heavily in all social media channels, on their own website and in any form that is measurable by the panel of judges.Be sure to tag @VanHomeShows on Twitter and/or Instagram in your posts


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

Contact

Jenn Tait, Show Manager
JennT@mpeshows.com  403.253.1177 ext. 207

Kayla Donaldson, Exhibit Sales Consultant
KaylaD@mpeshows.com 604.639.2288 ext. 226

Zoe Watters, Show|Operations Administrator
ZoeW@mpeshows.com  604.639.2288  ext. 225

Stephanie Gatzionis, Operations Coordinator
StephanieG@mpeshows.com  604.639.2288 ext.  224