Exhibitor Checklist

Last Revised November 28, 2017

Once you have confirmed your booth space and signed your exhibitor contract, please review the following checklist:

  1. Process the invoice you have received for your booth space. If you have any questions about your invoice, please contact us by e-mail at contracts@defsecatlantic.ca or by phone at (902) 465-2725. Organizations who have not paid their initial booth invoice in full will not be permitted to setup on the floor until payment has been received.
  2. Fill out your free 100-word exhibitor profile for the DEFSEC Atlantic 2018 Show Guide - click here to find out more and to get the required form.
  3. Book your accommodations as early as possible to ensure availability. To find out more details about our partner hotels and to book your room, click here.
  4. Arrange for transportation, handling, installation and enhancement of your booth:
    1. For transportation services, our official coordinator will be confirmed shortly.
    2. If you are shipping items from out of country and require customs brokerage, our official customs broker will be confirmed shortly.
    3. Our official service contractor will be confirmed shortly. They will handle your booth materials on arrival and departure from the Cunard Centre. They also provide booth decorating services, plants, furnishings, cleaning, turnkey setups and much more.
    4. Our official A/V contractor will be confirmed shortly that handles audio/visual requirements, electronics equipment rentals and laptop rentals. As well, if you need anything displayed above your booth, they can be contracted to operate the lift and provide installation.
    5. Global Convention Services is our official electrical contractor.  All booths include basic connections.  If you just require additional outlets, simply contact the DEFSEC organizers.  If you have any special electrical requests or requirements (anything other than 110V / 15A specs), please contact Marina Gauthier.
  5. Registration for Exhibitors will be announced in 2018 and will be completely online:
    1. Specify the technical requirements for your booth:
      1. Two electrical outlets (ie. a single duplex outlet) is included in your booth package, however in many cases exhibitors require more than that and in some cases, not at all.  Please make sure you mark your requirements accurately so we can ensure a smooth installation for all companies attending.  Each additional duplex beyond your initial one can be purchased for $85 + HST.
      2. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the Exhibition Hall. However, some displays in the past have required a direct-wired Internet connection. If you do require this, it must be requested in advance of the week of the Show and each wired connection can be purchased for $150 + HST.
    2. Register your personnel.  Please ensure all names and titles are entered accurately, as the text entered there will be used for creating your individual name badges.  If you have multiple organizations participating as exhibitors in your booth, be sure to adjust the Company field for each person to show the correct information.
    3. It is important to note that this year, Exhibitor Passes once again automatically include meals. It is important to note that if a One-Day Pass is purchased rather than the Full Pass, that it only includes access to the meal on that particular day.
  6. Take advantage of one of the numerous sponsorship opportunities.  Be sure to inquire with Colin Stephenson (colin@defsecatlantic.ca). For a list of options available, click here.
  7. If you would like to have an insert placed into the bags being given to all of the attendees, please inquire with us as you can purchase this opportunity for a nominal fee of $400 + HST. Orders for inserts should be placed no later than mid-September.
  8. If you require a dedicated meeting area for an hour or more, inquire about booking a meeting room.  Space inside the hall sells out quickly each year!  Click here for details.
  9. If you have special requests for your booth or require special arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We'll do our very best to meet your needs!