Gulf Coast Garden & Patio ShowMarch 1 - 3, 2013 MS Coast Coliseum & Convention Center Biloxi, MS
Jackson Garden & Patio ShowMarch 15 - 17, 2013 MS Trade Mart Jackson, MS
Registration:Exhibitors registering after December 31, 2012 are not guaranteed the benefits outlined in the Exhibitor Packet. This includes booth ID Sign, listing in the official show program, or listing on the MNLA website. MNLA reserves the right to limit the number of similar exhibitors selling non-plant material.
Electricity, Water, Additional ItemsAll booths are provided with 1. One 6 Foot Table, 2. One Chair and 3. One ID Sign. All other items are to be purchased separately through the show specific display company. Please download the service packet for the show that you are exhibiting in and return to the appropriate display company. DO NOT SEND TO MNLA.
- Gulf Coast Show
- Jackson Show
Exhibitor Move In, Move Out, Show Schedules (Both Shows)When you arrive at the show, please come immediately to the MNLA booth to pick up your exhibitor package, along with your booth(s) assignment and name badges. We ask that you do this before you start to move any material into the building. All exhibitors must check in with MNLA by 3:00 PM on Thursday, Set Up Day.
- MOVE IN: Thursday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
- SHOW: Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
- SHOW: Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- SHOW: Sunday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
- MOVE OUT: Sunday 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
MOVE IN/MOVE OUT:All exhibits must be completely set up before 8:00 AM, Friday. Exhibitors will not be allowed to pack up or move any material out of the building before the show closes at 4:00 PM on Sunday. All material and trash must be removed from the building on Sunday. Any material and trash not removed from the building will incur a removal fee. Please do not leave the facility until your trucks are loaded and all material and trash has been removed from the building.
LOADING DOCK:PLEASE be respectful of other exhibitors when parked in the loading dock area. Limit time to less than one hour. Unload products onto the show room floor, and then set up your booth. Please do not block loading area with vehicles while you are setting up booth display racks.
NAME BADGES:All exhibitors, exhibitor’s employees and booth workers must wear name badges during show hours and when entering the facility at any time on show days. Security guards will be at the doors and will be checking for badges. We will have a company on-site Thursday only if you require additional badges. Each additional badge will require a $5.00 fee.
EXHIBITOR STORAGE AREA:There will be a designated area at each of the 2013 shows for exhibitors to store extra product inside. This is a free space to exhibitors and it is first come, first serve. However, exhibitors selling plants will have priority over exhibitors selling hard goods, due to the fact that their items are perishable. There is very limited storage area at the Gulf Coast Show. Please limit the storage area to product only; no chairs, tables, boxes, etc. Please do not "work" out of this area; customers are not allowed in the area. This will be monitored. Please follow the rules so that this can continue to be a free service.
SECURITY:Security guards will be provided. These security guards will be enforcing all Exhibit Regulations and Terms & Conditions. Please be respectful, as they are there for your protection.
BOOTHS:Per the Fire Marshall, exhibitors cannot block aisles at any time. All exhibitors must keep all product inside the area purchased; please make sure you purchase enough booth space. This will be monitored.
RESTOCKING:During Show Hours exhibitors cannot use large dollies or equipment to bring additional product onto the showroom floor. If you need to bring a cart or wagon onto the showroom floor during show hours, please contact Haley or Judy at 601-919-8111. The safety of our shoppers must be of the utmost importance!
HOLDING AREA:Exhibitors must have customers come to “Shopper’s Holding Area” to check in plants or other items. In order to maintain security for those products, each shopper must sign their own items into the area. Exhibitors can accompany the shopper, but cannot check the items in for them. If you need to use a cart or wagon to help get a shopper’s items to the “Shopper’s Holding Area” please call Haley or Judy at 601-919-8111. The safety of our shoppers must be of the utmost importance!
SALES TAX:The Mississippi State Tax Commission requires that tax money collected at this show (7%), must be turned in to the MNLA booth, in envelopes provided, at the end of the show. As of January 1, 2009, the Mississippi State Tax Commission is now requiring the promoter (MNLA) to collect all tax money. Checks or Money Orders ONLY – NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED. Check & Money Orders are to be made out to MNLA. All monies collected by MNLA will, in turn, be turned over to the Mississippi State Tax Commission. All exhibitors are required to turn in an envelope for taxes, even if you do not sell a product. You may contact the MS State Tax Commission Office of Audit and Compliance at 601-923-7305 if you have questions.
COUPONS:The Garden and Patio Show will place ads in the media with $5.00 coupons off any purchase (made from an exhibitor at the show) of $50.00 or more. In signing the Terms & Conditions you, the Garden and Patio Show Exhibitor, agreed to honor these coupons (one per customer, per exhibitor). The Exhibitor will keep the coupons and after the show closes, place these coupons in a drawing for a $300.00 credit to booth space in the upcoming year. This credit is nontransferable and void after one year.
FOOD:Exhibitors are not allowed to bring food or drinks into any of the facilities. This is not a MNLA rule, this is a facility rule. The facility will take food and drinks away from any exhibitor at the door IF THEY SEE IT
Gulf Coast Garden & Patio ShowMississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center 2350 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi, MS 39531 The facility is located right across the beach in Biloxi, off of Highway 90. Our show is in the newly expanded part of the Convention Center.
- From I-10 East: Take Exit 46 A to 110 South. Turn west on Highway 90.
- From I-10 West: Take Exit 34A to 49 South. Turn east on Highway 90.
Jackson Garden & Patio ShowMississippi Trade Mart 1207 Mississippi Street, Jackson, MS 39202. The facility is located on the State Fairgrounds in Jackson, MS.
- From I-55: Exit onto High Street (Exit 96B); take a left at the 2nd light. The Coliseum will be directly ahead; the Trade Mart will be the building on the left.
- From I-20: Exit onto I-55 North. Less than one mile, you will exit onto High Street (Exit 96B). Take a left at the 2nd light. The Coliseum will be directly ahead; the Trade Mart will be the building on the left.
- From I-49 South: Exit I-20 West. Less than one mile, you will exit onto I-55North. Exit onto High Street (Exit 96B). Take a left at the 2nd light. The Coliseum will be directly ahead; the Trade Mart will be the building on the left.