August 20 – 23, 2023 at The Orlando World Center Marriott
Get in the Game is the official exhibit hall theme this year. The exhibit hall theme will play off of Get in the Game with a “fun, exciting, action filled” theme. The possibilities are endless. It can be sports games, arcade games, board games… you name it. We cannot wait to see everyone’s creative ideas come to life. Prizes will be awarded to the top exhibitors for creativity in utilizing the theme if you wish to participate. we are ready for you to bring all of your game ideas to life!
Exhibit Hall Hours
Sunday, August 20, 2023: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm – Exhibitor Move-In
Monday, August 21, 2023: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday, August 22, 2023: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Tuesday, August 22, 2023: 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm – Exhibitor Move-Out
No Wednesday Hours!!
Exhibitors are required to keep their booths open during all exhibit hours. Exhibitors breaking down during convention hours will incur a $500 penalty per signed contract and will lose the right to their booth location for future conferences. If you feel you cannot participate for the full convention, please contact Lyndsey Palmer at (850) 425-8186.
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Attendee Mailing Lists
WCI will provide each exhibitor with a pre-conference and post-conference attendee list, complete with mailing information for all registered conference attendees. The pre-conference list will be sent to your company contact person via email one month prior to the conference. The post-conference list will be sent a week after. We are seeing an increase in people trying to sell a WCI mailing list. This is a scam!
Just a reminder that we follow the tradeshow industry guidelines outlined in our contract regarding booth height restrictions. Anything over 4 ft. tall should be placed in the back half of your booth so as not to block the view of the exhibitor next to you. End cap booths have slightly different height guidelines which will be emailed to all end cap exhibitors. Please review the Contract for Exhibit Space, Section C3, for height restrictions and regulations.
Exhibitor Booth Registration
There will be a separate exhibitor check-in station where you must register prior to setting up your booth on Sunday. At that time, you will receive your name badges and other exhibitor information. Set-up time will be Sunday, August 20, 2023 from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Tear-down will be Tuesday, August 22 from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Please do not plan to set up or dismantle during conference hours. Exhibitors breaking down during conference hours will be subject to a $500 penalty and forfeiture of booth location at future conferences. If you need additional time to set up your booth, please contact me prior to the conference so necessary security clearance may be arranged.
Complimentary Conference Registration
With each booth registration, you are entitled to one complimentary conference registration, which includes one set of conference handouts and a ticket to the Monday night reception. This complimentary registration packet will be given to the individual who checks in for your booth at the Exhibitor Registration Desk. It is not necessary to designate this registration to a specific person unless you have someone who needs continuing education credits for the conference. If this is the case, please email Lyndsey Palmer.
Feel free to do as many drawings, as often as you would like, throughout the conference. When you have selected your winner, come to the Exhibitor Registration Desk and provide the winner’s name, your company name and your booth number to us and we will update the scrolling list of winners on the WCI website.
Food & Beverage Policy
The Marriott Orlando World Center is the exclusive food & beverage provider for the exhibit hall. Any food and beverage, except for sample sized food, 2 ounces or less (e.g. candy bars, mints, etc.) must be ordered through the hotel. Please contact Stefan Staender Event Manager, 407-238-8518 with your questions and food & beverage needs. Please see the Marriott Food & Beverage Form at the top of this page. As a reminder, alcoholic beverages may not be served in the exhibit hall.
Comp Time Diner
There will be a diner, with relaxed seating, in the exhibit hall so food and beverages are easily accessible to you during the show for the following days/hours:
Monday, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Tuesday, 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Complimentary beverages are available inside the exhibit hall at designated beverage break stations for the following schedule:
Monday, 10:00 – 11:00 am and 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Tuesday, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
SPEAR Technologies is sponsoring free WiFi this year; however if you are needing WiFi in your booth, you may wish to order a dedicated line. If you are showing video or relying on the internet for your marketing purposes, you may find the conference WiFi not suitable to your needs. If you are simply checking email, then there is no need to order internet at your booth. Internet order forms are on the US Tradeshows website or email me for them. The code will be announced closer to the conference date.
US Tradeshows Exhibitor Services
WCI is pleased to have US Tradeshows as the official exposition company again this year. All Exhibitor Ordering will be done through the US Tradeshows On-Line Ordering System. The show contact your company has provided will receive an e-mail from Joan McKee entitled Ordering is Open about 60 days prior to the show. The e-mail will contain a temporary password to gain access to the site. If there is a different person who will be ordering your booth furnishings and services, please e-mail that information to email@example.com so they can update the information and send the access e-mail to that person. The discount deadline is July 28th. Electrical is not included in your booth package and must be ordered using the on-line ordering system as well. The exhibit hall is carpeted, but carpet is popular at our show if you wish to order. Remember that US Tradeshows can also provide high-quality labor services to set your exhibit booths and displays and can also rent exhibit booths if you do not own one. If you would like to contact US Tradeshows, their main office number is (407) 812-8223. You may e-mail them at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WCI will provide porter service for you while you are exhibiting at the conference. WCI will hire staff to pick up the empty boxes left from your giveaway items. Simply break down your boxes and a staff member will come by your booth periodically to pick them up from you and move them to the trash receptacles located outside.
This section is designed to inform you of what to expect when you arrive at the Marriott to set up your exhibit. Please make sure your on-site booth personnel know their unloading options. There are three options to utilize for moving your booth materials into the exhibit hall. They are listed in order of ease.
- Pre-ship booth materials to US Tradeshows Advance Warehouse up to 30 days prior to the event. When you arrive on Sunday, they will be waiting for you in your designated booth space. You may also ship to US Tradeshows directly at show site, but only for Saturday or Sunday, August 19th and August 20th delivery. Any earlier and it will be refused by the hotel. Order these services through the exhibitor services kit.
- Utilize US Tradeshows Curbside Unloading Service. US Tradeshows will provide curbside unloading/porter service this year to all exhibitors who drive in and bring their booth materials with them in a personally owned passenger vehicle. US Tradeshows will unload each vehicle and transport all your items to your booth for a fee of $60 per cart load. Each additional cart load will result in an additional $60 fee. US Tradeshows will also store your “empties” for you as part of this service. This service is for small, hand carry items that weigh no more than 200 lbs. total. Exhibitors with materials weighing more than 200 lbs. will be billed the show site freight handling rate. US Tradeshows Curbside Unloading will be available on Sunday, August 20 from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Just follow the “Cartload Service” signs to the designated unloading area located at the back of the hotel. This is the best way for you to unload your booth materials, as the bellmen of the Marriott will not be allowed to enter the exhibit hall with their carts. To take advantage of this service, please notify US Tradeshows through the exhibitor services kit, which you will be receiving shortly. You will be able to preorder online or order and pay at show site.
- Self-unload your vehicle via the parking garage. The only area available to unload will be the parking garage. You must hand unload and carry your materials or bring your own 2-wheeled cart. This is not a very convenient unloading destination, but it is the only available option should you choose to unload yourself due to traffic constraints. I encourage options 1 and 2 for your own ease.
We appreciate your support and look forward to your participation in the conference.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lyndsey Palmer at (850) 425-8186.