Expo

Welcome to the 2017 Florida Annual Conference Expo!
 

Thank you for your interest in being a vendor for this year's Annual Conference Expo. We are excited to re-open our expo to Florida Annual Conference ministries, non-profits and commercial vendors this year at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel in Orlando, FL. 

We have a beautiful, carpeted expo space for you this year and some great ways you can get involved and direct even more traffic to your booth! The expo space will be conveniently located near the main meeting spaces and on the route between hotel rooms and meeting spaces.

 

2017 Annual Conference Vendor Booth Details:

Booths: Each BOOTH will include back (8’) and side (3’) rail drapes, a 6’ skirted table, 2 chairs, and 1 waste basket, in a 10’x10’ dimension. Exhibitor may only set up equipment, displays, etc., within this 10’x10’ space.

Shipping: Shipments will be sent directly to drayage services provided by the exhibit services company. Contact Melissa Cooper (melissa@lecretreats.org) for information on drayage services.

Electrical and Audiovisual services: Electricity may be provided on a first-come, first-served basis, at an additional fee of $125. Please make this request at registration as it may not be possible to honor it at a later time.

Set up, Exhibit Hours and Dismantle: Exhibitor agrees to utilize ONLY the setup window for setup and remove all display materials promptly at the takedown time.

Exhibitor Setup:
Wednesday, June 7, 9:00-10:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 8, 6:30-7:30 a.m.

Expo Hours:
Thursday, June 8, 7:30 a.m.  – 7:30 p.m.
Friday, June 9, 7:30 a.m.  – 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 10, 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Exhibit Breakdown: Saturday, June 10, at 10:00 a.m.

 

“Bridge Builders” Action Team:

Thrivent Financial is joining with the Florida Annual Conference to lead an Action Team service project at this year’s Expo, and you’re invited to be a part of it! For a small donation, you will be a designated vendor for conference guests to visit and receive information and an item to create back-to-school packs for children in need this fall. This will both increase traffic at your booth AND allow you to participate in the conference’s initiative of “overinvesting in the young” and building bridges between churches and local schools. All you have to do is sign up, pay the fee, and all materials and instructions will be given to you on site.

 

Expo Guide:

Want to drive more traffic to your booth during the expo? This year we will have a full-color Expo Guide, and you are invited to purchase ad space. You might just want to include your logo, or even a "visit our booth for a special offer/gift!" directive. It's your space to use as you would like!

All print-ready art in JPG or PNG format is due no later than May 1st. Questions? Email melissa@lecretreats.org.

5.5"x8.5" Guide Booklet Ad Rates:

Full Page Ad (5.5"x8.5") - $200

1/2 Page Ad (5.5"x4.25") - $100

1/4 Page Ad (2.75"x4.25") - $50

 

Questions?

Any questions about the Expo can be directed to Rev. Melissa Cooper, melissa@lecretreats.org

 

Ready to register?

Click here to register if you are a Commercial Vendor

Click here to register if you are a Non-Profit Vendor

Click here to register if you are a Florida Annual Conference Ministry

 

Expo 2017 registration is nearly full, but a few spaces still remain. Please note that the latest registrations will receive booths that are obstructed in some way by columns (but may also be in prime locations in high-traffic areas). 

Contact Us

The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church

450 Martin L King Jr Ave
Lakeland, FL 33815

(863) 688-5563 or toll free (800) 282-8011