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Thank you for exhibiting in the 2014 21st Century Building Expo & Conference.

Download the Exhibitor Information Kit


Order Lead Retrieval - Advance rate ends August 22

National Expo is the official general services contractor. Their contact information is as follows:

National Expo Inc.
Official Service Contractor
601 Pin Oak Lane, Athens, IL  62613
Phone: (217) 636-8178
Fax: (217) 636-8180

Ordering Booth Products & Services

National Expo’s products and services are available for online ordering. You will receive an email from National Expo, which will contain instructions on how to utilize their online ordering system.  The email will go to the person listed as the main contact on your exhibitor contract.

Access to electrical and internet order forms (via SmartCity) are also available online. If you have any questions, need additional assistance or would like a copy of the service kit emailed to you prior to receiving your ordering instructions, please contact National Expo at or call at (217) 636-8178.

Expo Tracker will handle lead retrieval. Click here to order. Advance rate ends August 22. 

Show Information:

Back Drape: Blue/White/Gold

Side Drape: Blue

Aisle Carpet Color: Blue

Booth Package: 10'x10' gray carpet, one ID sign with company name and booth number.

Important Deadlines:

Non Official Exhibitor Appointed Contractor Forms Due:
Tuesday August 26, 2014 
National Expo Advanced Order Deadline:
Tuesday August 26, 2014
SmartCity Advance Order Deadline:
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Advance Freight Deadline (without surcharge):
Friday Sept 5, 2014 
Show Hours (including Set Up/Move Out)
Exhibitor Setup: Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 — 8 AM - 4 PM 
Expo Floor Open:
Tuesday, Sept. 9 — 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM (new for 2014)
Wednesday, Sept. 10 — 10 AM - 4 PM 
Thursday, Sept. 11 — 10 AM - 2:30 PM 
Exhibitor Move-out: Thursday, Sept. 11 — 2:30 PM - 11:00 PM 
Freight Re-Route Time: Thursday, Sept. 11 — 11:00 PM 
Shipping Information
Ship to Advance Warehouse
Company Name/Booth Number
21st Century Building Expo - National Expo
c/o ABF
325 Peach Orchard Rd.
Belmont, NC 28012
Ship to Show Site
Company Name/Booth Number
21st Century Building Expo - National Expo
c/o Charlotte Convention Center, Hall C 2
501 South College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Other General Information:

Tradeshow Tips for Exhibitors

It takes more than just showing up at your booth to get a real return on your investment. Below are some tips to maximize your tradeshow experience.

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Exhibitor Marketing Toolkit - 2014

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Tradeshow Material Handling 101

44 Things a Booth Staffer Does

37 Things an Effective Trade Show Booth Does

Tradeshow Budget Worksheet (.xls)

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