Trade Show

 

Dear Tradeshow Exhibitor,

The 2014 Kentucky Beef Expo will be here before you know it. It will be held February 28- March 2nd, 2014 at the Kentucky Fair and Exposit n Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The past several years have been successful, with a good turnout of expo visitors to the Trade Show. I hope that you see the Kentucky Beef Expo as an opportunity for your company to reach a large number of the countries' most progressive beef producers, and farmers. The Beef Expo Junior Show also brings out large numbers or youth and farm families. With the recorded high prices for beef breeding stock, we are very optimistic in forecasting a significant boost in attendance, enthusiasm and purchases.

As in the past, all of the booths will be aligned along the main aisle on a first come first serve basis; all are good and visible locations. I am inch1.dmg the layout with your mailing so you can indicate preference for booth location. Please understand that I will make every effort to accommodate your requests based on when your contracts are received.

Most large equipment exhibitors will be located on the Freedom hall end of the West Wing, close to the food court as well as the pavilion end; a few large equipment vendors may be included on the main aisle. We will be working to position them to create the most efficient use of that space.

Attached, you will find additional information regarding set-up times, exhibit hours and other pertinent details. I do encourage you to contact me at 859-404-1406 with any concerns or questions or email me at johnk.mcdonald@ky.gov. I want to make this both a profitable and enjoyable experience for all of you. While the livestock and youth are the focus of the Expo, we are willing to make things as easy as possible for you. If you need any special assistance concerning your booth, please try to let me know in time to address the matter. If you want to check out the Expo website please visit www.kybeefexpo.com.

Thank you and I look forward to working with each of you.

Sincerely,
John McDonald

Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo Trade Show

EXHIBITOR INFORMATION, RULES, AND GUIDELINES

STANDARD BOOTH INFORMATION- Standard booths are 10' x 10' with an 8' backdrop and 3' side rails 8' skirted table and 2 folding chairs. Larger booths will be setup according to size. We ask that no exhibit extend higher than the 8' backdrop. We also ask that no booth be designed so that it is obtrusive to another.

ELECTRICITY/BOOTH ACCESSORIES -For electrical service check the box on the contract page. It is easier to keep up with and less confusion to get electrical service checks upon arrival. The Fairgrounds event coordinator has assured me the pre-order floor rate will be guaranteed for the Trade Show. Minimum service is $100.00. Heavy Electrical use vendors will need $180.00 service. Make checks payable to KY Beef Expo Trade Show.

SHOW INFORMATION- The Trade Show is scheduled to coincide with the events of the Beef Expo as well as the highest traffic times. Booths are to be open from 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. on Friday and Saturday, February 28th and March l 5t. However, you have the option, and it is recommended to open up at Noon Thursday, February 27th to attract livestock exhibitors and other visitors present. Exhibitors have the option of remaining on Sunday, March 2nd. Exhibitors remaining on Sunday and requiring a fork-lift to load must stay to the conclusion of the Junior Show. Large equipment can be loaded out on Monday, 8 am till ll am. Forklifts are provided. 7 am till 4 pm each day.

BOOTH SETUP- Set-up will be scheduled for Thursday, February 27, 2014. Exhibit with large equipment or trailers will be allowed to set up on Wednesday, February 26. We will make sure that these times are adequate to prepare your booths for the opening of the trade Show. We ask that exhibitors be ready no later than 9:00am Friday, February 28, 2014.

CONTRACT DEADLINE- Contracts are to be returned with payment no later than February 12, 2014. Keep in mind that space is limited and that booths are being assigned on a first come first serve basis. Please contact me with any difficulties in meeting this deadline.

LIABILITY- It is expressly understood and agreed between exhibitors and the Kentucky Beef Expo that the Expo or its personnel be under no liability for loss of or damage to goods or property of exhibitors, or personal injury to exhibitors or representatives. Each exhibitor, upon signing space contract, expressly releases the Kentucky Beef Expo from all liability for such losses. Security is provided at night from February 27th through March 1st.

PARKING PASSES- Each exhibiting company is being provided with one parking passes. Additional parking passes can be purchased for $8.00 each. These allow unlimited access for the entire event.


© 2008-2012 Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo • 100 Fairoaks Lane 5th Floor • Frankfort, KY 40601 • 502.564.4983 • email us

website by EDJE technologies • visit EDJEcattle.com