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How can I become an exhibitor?
The process to join leading manufacturers on the expo floor can be accomplished through just three easy steps. Visit our Become an Exhibitor page to learn more and submit your registration form.
What is the cost per square foot to exhibit?
Pricing varies between show brand and booth options. To get in touch with a sales representative to discuss booth and pricing options and availability, email us at [email protected] or call us at 877-882-3504.
What is the cancellation policy for exhibitors?
The cancellation policy is outlined on your booth contract. Depending on the date of the cancellation, either 30%, 60%, or 100% of your commitment will be considered due at the time of cancellation.
Is there a payment schedule I can follow?
The payment schedule is outlined in the terms of your contract with the dates corresponding listed. In general, 30% is due 12-9 months out from the show, 60% is due 9-6 months out from the show, and 100% is due 6 months out from the show.
What are the move-in dates?
Sat., June 1 from 1–5 p.m.
Sun., June 2 from 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Mon., June 3 from 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
How do I know which show brand is right for me?
Our Why Exhibit page gives you access to our individual exhibitor brand pages, each with their own statistics and information about the products, industries, and companies visiting. Click here to discover each trade show and find which one best fits your business. To speak with a sales representative, email us at [email protected].
How many badges do we receive with our booth?
You can receive up to 10 badges per 10x10 booth upon arriving at the event. If you lose your badge, you can pick up a new one at any of our exhibitor service booths at the convention center. If you go over your 10 badge limit, however, there will be an additional cost for any extras.
How can an exhibiting company get more exposure before/at the show?
Visit our Why Exhibit page to learn more about all the pre-event and onsite marketing opportunities to maximize your exposure at the event. Call us at 877-882-3504 or email at [email protected] to learn more about all the curated pre and post-event promotions that take your marketing to the next level.
What is included in the basic online exhibitor directory listing, and how can I upgrade?
To upgrade your basic listing to a featured listing Smart Bundle that includes three licenses for the onsite lead retrieval app, upgraded listing status on the website and mobile app and more, please reach out to the sponsorship team at [email protected].
How can I improve my priority point standing?
Priority Points are calculated based on your annual stand commitment, sponsorship spend, virtual event participation, and media spend. For every $3,500 you invest in the event (booth space and promotional/sponsorship dollars), your company will earn one point + Your company also earns one point for your booth presence at the show. Earn 1 point per $3,500 you invest on Media in the year leading up to the event ONLY and earn 1 Point for Participation at a Virtual Event.
How do I become a sponsor?
If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor for our upcoming event, please reach out to our sponsorship sales team at [email protected].
How do I become a partner?
To learn more about becoming an Association Partner, please reach out to Annie Helfgott at [email protected].
If you’re interested in becoming a Media Partner, please contact Raven Sitkowski at [email protected].
When/where does this event take place?
This show will take place on June 4 – 6, 2024 at Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC.
What are the expo and conference hours?
Tuesday, June 4, 2024
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Wednesday, June 5, 2024
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Thursday, June 6, 2024
10 a.m.–3 p.m.
How much does it cost to attend the expo?
Expo admission is free online for qualified registrants; A $199 fee applies to all others.
Can I bring my child to the expo? How about a well-trained pet?
For safety, insurance and security reasons, no one under the age of 18 is permitted in the expo halls or conference meeting rooms at our show. There are no childcare services available on-site. Only utility animals for the physically challenged are permitted. Please contact us at 310-445-4200 if you are handicapped and require special assistance in order to attend our event.
Will food & beverages be available?
Free food and beverages will not be available at the show. The concession stands within the venue will have refreshments and luncheon items available for purchase.
Where can I find a detailed list of exhibitors?
The exhibitor list is posted on the show website. We suggest you bookmark the website, because we will regularly update it with new exhibiting companies that have joined our expo.
How do I get on the mailing list for next year's expo?
If you register for one of our shows, you will be added to the mailing list for that event and will receive information regarding next year's show as it becomes available. If you would like to be added to the mailing list for our other events, complete the online registration inquiry form for that event. You'll find the complete list of all events at findmanufacturingbuyers.com. To be removed from our mailing list, please email [email protected] and specify the show(s) from which you would like to be removed.
Where can I download the event mobile app?
Currently the mobile app is not live, but it will be available on the Apple and Android app store. Please be sure to use our official hashtags #IMESouth on your social media posts.
How do I pre-register for the expo?
Go onto our website, and on the registration page enter the promo code you received.
What if I do not pre-register for the expo?
You can register on-site and will pay the onsite registration fee of $199.
If I attended the show last year do I need to register again for this year's show?
Yes, you must re-register for every show you plan to attend. We do not carry over any registrations from our shows.
How long does it take to receive my registration confirmation?
An e-mail confirmation should be received within 24 hours after you've registered.
Can I check if my registration has been confirmed on your website?
Yes, you can view and/or update your registration information by returning to the registration website and entering your email address and password.
I registered online & received a confirmation of a barcode, what do I do now?
Bring your printed confirmation to any Print Your Badge station and get your badge printed instantly.
What is my exhibitor username and password for online registration?
The login belongs to the logistics contact we have on file for your company. If a password is needed, click the Forgot Password link to set up your account.
How far in advance do I have to register to guarantee that I receive my badge in advance?
No badges will be mailed prior to the show. Please bring proof of your registration to the show to receive your badge.
I registered last minute, how can I get my badge besides waiting in line at the show?
No badges will be mailed prior to the show. Please bring proof of your registration with you to any Print Your Badge station to get your badge printed instantly.
How do I get a correction on my badge?
Go to a Registration Customer Service counter at the Registration area on-site, and corrections will be made and printed for you there. There is no charge to have your badge corrected and reprinted.
Is there a charge for a replacement badge?
No, a replacement badge may be printed at a Registration Customer Service counter at the Registration area with proper identification.
Can you recommend a hotel?
Please click here for information and special room rates for the official show hotels. Also, you may find it helpful to contact the city convention services and tourist bureau for local restaurant and ratings information.
How do I get to the expo?
Please visit our "Plan Your Travel" page for information.
I will require an invitation letter in order to obtain my visa to enter the United States. What do I need to do?
Requests for a visa invitation letter are available during the registration process.