This area of the web site is for current exhibitors only, and is to be used to manage the exhibiting process. Please check back often for updates and additional information as you plan your show.
Exhibitor Registration and Housing will open on September 4, 2018.
The Exhibitor Console is your one-stop shop to:
Maintain your online/print directory listing
Access KBIS Connect, your leads and outreach tool
View invoices and payment information
Register your staff badges
Book your hotel rooms
Order lead retrieval
Purchase digital upgrades to your online listing
Access the exhibitor service kit
Download your free custom eBooth promotion widget
You will need a password to access. Your password is located on your booth confirmation. If you have misplaced your password, please contact your account executive.
Important information regarding show rules and regulations, deadlines and ordering services. The kit will be available mid-August.
As an added value to participating in the show, we have invested in
marketing tools to help drive traffic to your booth and to your company
before, during and after KBIS.
KBIS sends monthly exhibitor updates to help exhibitors stay informed throughout their preparations for the show. View past updates here.
KBIS exhibitors are the only ones that can give out free expo only passes to attendees. It’s simple, and there is no cost to you! Expo Passes will be available in September.
The targeted freight move-in date primarily applies to direct shipments. It is the day that exhibitors shipping direct to the convention center can have their shipments arrive. All delivery vehicles must check-in to the marshaling yard and await deployment to the convention center to be unloaded. The delivery of the direct shipments to the booth will depend on when the truck checks into the marshaling yard, what position in line the truck is in to be sent to the convention center for unloading, how long it takes Freeman to unload the truck at the loading dock, log in all parts of the shipment and then deliver them to the booth. Due to the amount of direct deliveries each day, this can take hours. Even though an exhibitor has a target time of 8:00am on a specific date, this does not mean the shipment can come directly to the convention center and get to the booth by 8:00am to start setting up. As a result, exhibitors should not schedule setup labor at their exact targeted freight time.
The way that the target freight move-in date applies to advance shipments is that this is the day and time that Freeman guarantees that warehouse deliveries will be delivered to the booth by. In this scenario, if an exhibitor has a targeted freight time of 8:00am on a specific day and has shipped everything to the advance warehouse, they could order labor to start at 8:00am as their shipment will be at their booth. This is why, if exhibitors are concerned with the amount of time available to set up, we recommend they ship to the advance warehouse as this provides them with the maximum amount of setup time available.
Also, the exhibitor does not need to be present on their targeted freight day if they do not feel the need to be there. If an exhibitor is targeted with 4 days to setup but they only need 2 days, they only need to make sure any shipments sent directly to the convention center arrive on their target date. Any advance shipments will be placed at their booth by the target day. When they arrive to setup, their shipment will be at the booth and they will be ready to begin working.
Several companies are targeting the KBIS exhibitors with advertising scams. Do NOT sign any invoices from these companies. If you receive anything from an unapproved vendor, please contact your Account Executive to report.
Some of these companies include:
Fairguide by Construct Data Verlag AG
Expo-Guide by Commercial Online Manuals S de RL de CV
B2B Conference Alertorem