Each exhibiting space includes one 6 ft. x 30 in. skirted table, 8 ft. tall back drape, two chairs, and a 5.5 x 17 inch identification sign with your company name on your tabletop.
NOTE: Due to space limitations, all freestanding exhibit displays, signs or banners must be no wider than 6 feet. Exhibits are limited to table-tops, pop-up and similar hand-carried displays.
Exhibitor move in and set-up will take place on Wednesday, May 26, from 6:00 – 9:00 am, the same day as the expo. All exhibits must be operational and ready for business by 9:00 am.
Hand-Carried Materials: Unloading / Loading
Exhibitors will need to hand carry their materials from the parking garage to the expo. Please bring your own carts/dollies. There will be none available at the Center.
Another option is to pull up to the MLK Street Entrance. You will need to pull up your vehicle to the MLK Street Entrance, stop in the right lane and put your car flashers on. We recommend having two people unload at this location - one person to stay with the car at all times while the other person carries the equipment into the expo. Once unloaded, the vehicle must be moved to a parking garage. The Center is not liable for any traffic violation tickets.
NOTE: Neither Converters Expo South nor the Charlotte Convention Center is liable for any traffic violation tickets received by exhibitors.Storage of freight or other exhibit material is not permitted in the Ballroom or surrounding areas.
Pre-Show Shipments & Storage
We are pleased to announce that PRX Exposition Services has been named as the official general service contractor for the 2021 Converters Expo South. All pre-event shipments must be handled by PRX Exposition Services. The Charlotte Convention Center does NOT accept shipments.
PRX Exposition Services will have a team onsite at 6:00 am on May 26th to make sure your materials have been delivered directly to your tabletop. PRX will also have a crew to assist with outbound package shipments during teardown at 3:30-5:00 pm that same day.
PRX offers an online ordering system that is user-friendly and allows you request items you need for a successful event. We encourage you to use their safe and secure online ordering web site to place your order through a customized login link that will be emailed to all vendors starting on Monday, March 29th. If you do not receive the email after this date, please check your Spam or Clutter filters for an email titled "Access to PRX Exposition Services".
If you did not receive the initial email to access your online service kit, or if you have questions, please contact PRX Exhibitor Services email@example.com.
Electrical and AV Equipment
To order electrical service for your exhibit space, please complete the Electrical Order Form. Please note that exhibitors must arrange and pay for electricity no later than 14 days prior to the show to be eligible for advanced rates. For questions or to pay by phone, contact Smart City at 888-446-6911 or firstname.lastname@example.org. AV Equipment is also available for rent through Encore Global at the Charlotte Convention Center. To order AV equipment, contact William Dail at 704-339-6183 or email@example.com.
Internet and Phone Services
The Charlotte Convention Center provides wireless internet at no charge to exhibitors and attendees. It is available within the meeting rooms in the upper levels of the facility only, at a speed of 768kbps upload/download. Faster internet service, along with phone lines, are available at an additional cost.
To order, please complete the Internet/Telephone Service Form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 702-943-6001. Order must be submitted no later than 14 days prior to the show. If you have questions on Internet/Telephone services or need assistance in placing an order, please call Smart City Networks at 1-888-446-6911.
Compressed Air and Water Service to exhibits are not permitted by the Convention Center.
Exhibitor Tear-Down will take place immediately after the Expo concludes on Wednesday, May 26, from 3:30-5:00 pm. Materials that were hand carried into the Convention Center should be removed in the same manner.
EXHIBITORS ARE PROHIBITED FROM STARTING BOOTH TEARDOWN PRIOR TO 3:30 PM. All exhibits must remain open, intact and staffed until the conclusion of the Expo.
Outbound shipments, using any of the freight companies, must be pre-arranged through PRX Exposition Services. They will be onsite at 3:00 pm to handle paperwork and removal of shipments. Fill out paperwork at the PRX desk onsite and then leave boxed materials on your tabletop with appropriate labels attached.
Any unpacked and/or unlabeled materials left after 5:00 pm will be discarded.