By Chad Simon
Show and booth services provided by Freeman, a SEMA Show vendor, include shipping, material handling, carpet, chairs and tables, utilities, furnishings, signs and graphics and cleaning.
The easiest way for exhibitors to save money on Show expenses is to take advantage of advance rates. Show and booth services provided by Freeman, a SEMA Show vendor, include shipping, material handling, carpet, chairs and tables, utilities, furnishings, signs and graphics and cleaning.
According to Freeman, almost half of exhibitors do not utilize the savings offered to them by ordering before the advance rate deadlines.
“The advance rates help reduce Show costs, and are available to all exhibitors as early as May,” said SEMA Trade Shows Director Tom Gattuso. “Companies that wait until after the advance rate deadlines have passed before securing their booth services are leaving money on the table.”
Many of the discounted rates are available for services up until the beginning of October, with the exception of the internet/telephone service deadline, which is September 30.
The following services are available to exhibitors through Freeman at discounted rates if they place their orders online before their deadlines:
September 30: Internet/Telephone Orders
October 2: Rental Exhibit Order
October 9: Utilities: Air/Water/Drain Order (Westgate Exhibits)
October 13: Carpet and Booth Cleaning Order
October 13: Electrical Order (LVCC exhibits)
October 13: Exhibit Accessories
October 13: Exhibit Furnishings
October 13: Labor – Hanging Sign/Banner, Truss, Chain Hoist
October 13: Special Signs and Graphics
October 13: Utilities: Air/Water/Drain Order (LVCC Exhibits)
Complete Deadlines Checklist – Take advantage of early-bird rates—order before the deadlines!
The Deadlines Checklist provides a breakdown of all of the deadlines for booth orders, rentals, booth vehicle applications, celebrity appearance notifications and much more.
Budget Checklist – Double check your Show prep.
The budget checklist form allows exhibitors to keep track of all their costs and ensure that they are adequately prepared for their experience at the SEMA Show.