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Title Sponsor for Oct 2011 EXPO! 
Title Sponsor for Oct 2011 EXPO!
Granite Transformations - Proud Sponsor  

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Booth Rates

• $850 for standard 10x10 booth

• $950 for corner 10x10 booth

• $1000 for 20' x 20' furniture vignette

State Taxes will be added to Booth Rates.

Included with Booth Package

• 3’ high curtained side dividers

• 8’ high curtained backdrop

• 9' high solid walls and papering (furniture vignettes only)

• Company identification sign
 Electricity for booth if needed: 500 watt duplex (110 power only) per company Additional power required will be at exhibitors expense




FOR FEB. 18 & 19, 2011 EXPO
Please Note: Set-up and Registration/Check-in hours have changed from previous EXPO's. See below.

IF YOU HAVE NOT YET DONE THIS, YOU NEED TO DOWNLOAD, PRINT, FILL OUT AND SEND IN YOUR EXHIBITOR AGREEMENT FORMS (PDF, right-click to Save As to your computer) You can complete the Exhibitor Agreement information completely online by Purchasing or Reserving your both online.

Check-In at the Show Office
Please check-in at the SHOW OFFICE - look for the Show Office Sign.
PLEASE NOTE: Hours have changed from previous EXPO's. Staff may be available for check-in after 2pm, but may not be at check-in area.
- Thursday, February 16, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
- Friday, February 17, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Exhibitors may initiate booth construction after checking in at the Show Office. Exhibitors will receive their badges and parking passes when they check in.

Parking & Complimentary Passes
There will be three 2-day parking passes issued per company available at check in. If you need more than three parking passes per company, there will be an additional charge of $5.00 per additional 2-day pass.

No parking pass is needed during show set-up days. However, when entering the Fairgrounds, tell the security guard at the gate that you are setting-up for the Home Expo.

You will receive 10 complimentary passes per company. Additional passes can be purchased at a discounted rate of $5.00 each. Keep in mind that a paying customer is a qualified customer.

DO NOT hand out Comp Tickets on the fairgrounds in front of the Manuel Lujan Building. You may give out tickets in your booth on Saturday to customers who would like to return on Sunday.

Show Set-Up Hours
PLEASE NOTE: Hours have changed from previous EXPO's.
- Thursday, February 16, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
- Friday, February 17, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Saturday, February 18, ABSOLUTELY NO SET-UP*
Show Hours and Location
February 18, 2011 Saturday: 10:00 am - 6 pm
February 19, 2011 Sunday: 10:00 am - 5 pm

Expo New Mexico - New Mexico State Fair Manual Lujan Building

Show Decorator
DISCO DISPLAY HOUSE, INC. is the show decorator. An exhibitor service desk located next to the Show Office will be staffed to provide on-site assistance to exhibitors. It will be to your advantage to place your order prior to the show with Disco Display House, Inc. If you have not received your packet from them, you should contact an exhibitor representative. Their phone number is 505-265-1515. Or, you can click here for pricing and an order form.

NOTE: If you will need a forklift to assist during setup or take down your exhibit, please call Disco Display at least one week before the show to make your reservation.

Included with your booth
Unless otherwise specified, each exhibit booth will be 10' x 10', with a three-foot high curtain side dividers, eight-foot high curtained backdrop, and an identification sign. Electricity for booth available if needed; 500/watt duplex (110 power only). Any additional power required will be provided at exhibitors expense.

Note: Unfortunately there are no ladders, dollies, brooms, vacuum cleaners, forklifts, pencils, paper, staplers, rulers, etc. available at the show office. Please arrange to have all your supplies with you!!
Forklifts available by prior arrangement with Disco Display - (505) 265-1515

Exhibit Display Policy
Booths will be cloth, with 8 ft. high backdrop and a 3 ft. high side panel drapes. The side panels of the display may be no higher than 8 ft. for one-half of the distance measured from the back drape.

A presentable finished appearance is required on all areas of the display visable to the public. Any unfurnished, exposed portion of the exhibit must be draped.

Move In ( Unloading )
Enter the Fairgrounds at Copper from San Pedro. Click here to view a map of the NM Fairgrounds. You may park near the buildings to unload. However, space is limited, so PLEASE park there only while you are unloading. During set-up, after unloading your exhibit, and during the show, you should park in the designated parking areas.

Security will be provided 24 hours a day from set-up on Thursday, prior to the show, through exhibit removal at 12 Noon on Monday, after the show.

Carpet/Electrical Cords
If you have carpet in your booth, ALL EXPOSED EDGES MUST BE TAPED DOWN. ALL EXTENSION CORDS MUST BE TAPED DOWN. The only tape that will be allowed is CLEAR PLASTIC TAPE. ***NO DUCT TAPE ALLOWED.*** The show decorator can provide this service for a fee.

No Posting
There will be no posting of signs/flyers anywhere in the exhibit facility. We are charged damage fees because adhesive tape damages the walls. If we find your sign posted, you will be assessed the amount of the damage fee.

Shipments to the Show
All Deliveries to the show must go through:
3123 Central Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Show Clean Up
During the show, trash should be placed in the aisle at the end of the day for pick up.

Removal of Exhibits (Tear Down)
Nothing will be allowed to leave the exhibit hall until 4:00 PM on Sunday, after the show. Please advise the people working your booth of these instructions. It is extremely disruptive to have some exhibitors start tearing down their booths prior to the close of the show while attendees are still walking through the buildings. Please do not start dismantling exhibits prior to 4:00 PM.

Exhibits should be dismantled and removed by 12 Noon the Monday following the show.

If it becomes necessary for the exhibit to be removed by management or the N.M. State Fairgrounds, ALL FEES WILL BE CHARGED DIRECTLY TO THE EXHIBITOR AT PREVAILING RATES. We are not liable for items remaining after 12 Noon. Security for the event ends at 12 Noon on Monday, following the end of the show.

City and State Requirements
New Mexico State Tax

Exhibitors who plan to sell merchandise during the show in a cash and carry fashion are responsible for complying with city licensing and New Mexico State Tax requirements. Booth rentals are subject to 7.00% New Mexico state sales tax - sales tax is not included in the booth price.

Music in Booth
Live or taped music is prohibited as part of an exhibit or display without written permission from an appropriate music licensing source (i.e., BMI, ASCAP). Evidence of such an agreement must be available for review upon request. In the event written confirmation cannot be documented, the exhibitor agrees to cease playing the music.

Hotel Reservations
We have At the Candlewood Suites Albuquerque we have two room types. We have a studio suite with one queen bed and one bedroom suites with one queen bed and a sofa sleeper. Our suites are specially designed for longer stays with a fully equipped kitchen, large workspace, Iron, ironing board and hair dryer are just a few of the amenities we have to help make being away from home little bit easier. Below are some of the features of the Candlewood Suites Albuquerque that will not only help make your associates comfortable but will save them money.

Full kitchen with refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, stove, dishes & utensils.  Includes:
·         - Weekly housekeeping service provided
·         - Complimentary High Speed Internet Access
·         - Complimentary Local Phone Calls
·         - Complimentary USA Today & Albuquerque Journal
·         - Complimentary washers & dryers are available 24 hours
·         - Complimentary Candlewood Gym available 24 hours
·         - Complimentary movies – available at the front desk
·         - Candlewood Cupboard – shop on the honor system for a quick meal, beverage, snacks & more.

Within walking distance to various restaurants and shopping in the midtown business district 
Below are the special discount rates we are currently offering at the Candlewood Suites Albuquerque. These rates are discounted rates available through September 31, 2012.

1-6           $69.99$89.99
7-14        $59.99$79.99
15-29      $54.99$74.99
30+*        $49.99*$69.99

13% tax is applicable to rates.
 **Stays of 30+ consecutive nights will get a reduced tax rate reimbursed back to date of arrival. Stays are based on consecutive nights, rates will be charged based on length of stay back to date of arrival
We have just finished an extensive remodel of our guest rooms and would be happy to host anyone form ABQ Home Expo to come in for a site visit.

RV Parking at the Fairgrounds
There are facilities at the Fairgrounds for RV overnight parking. The rate is $25 per night which includes water and electricity. You can make arrangements with the security guard at the gate when you arrive.

New Mexico State Fairgrounds Address & Phone No.
300 San Pedro NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 265-1791

Upcoming Shows

February 18 - 19, 2012
October 27- 28, 2012

FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When do I get my parking passes?
A: Parking passes will be issued when you check in at the SHOW OFFICE when checking in.

Q: Who is the show decorator?
A: Disco Display is the show decorator - (505) 265-1515. For rental pricing/ordering, click here

Q: Where do I send my products and/or displays?
3123 Central Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Q: Will there be a forklift available at the show?
A: A forklift can be rented from Disco Display. Please call them at 505-265-1515 by February 10 to make your reservation.

Q: What is the sales tax rate at the show?
A: The state of New Mexico requires Lucas Productions to collect a 7.00% tax on each booth rental.

Q: What kind of tape can I use to tape down my carpet?
A: Please use CLEAR PLASTIC TAPE to tape down carpet.

If you have questions that are not answered here, you can contact us as the contact information below. 


ABQ Home Expo

12231 Academy Rd. NE
# 301-291

Albuquerque NM 87111

Phone 505 796-0803

Fax 505 872-3602

Toll Free 877 796-0803


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