When is the 2016 Columbia Black Expo?
Saturday, May 21 from 10 am to 7 pm.
Where is the Black Expo?
Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Where do I find the schedule of events?
What time does the Black Expo start?
Doors open at 10:00 am for seminars and 10:30 am the vending areas and close at 7 pm.
How much are the tickets?
Ticket cost will vary from each Expo, check TICKET menu 14 days prior to the show.
Do I have to pay for other events (seminars, vending, etc) once I enter the Expo?
No, there is one price, which covers all events on the day of the Expo. We may sometimes offer premier seating for the celebrity events.
Where do I Purchase Tickets?
Tickets can be purchased on the day of the event at the Box Office.
Are discounts available?
Yes! With groups of 20 and more, we will deduct $2 off each regular price ticket and this offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Please call the corporate office at 803-254-6404.
Is parking available?
Yes, free parking is available.
Is there childcare at the show?
No, unfortunately, childcare is not available at the show for insurance reasons. However, strollers are welcome in all areas of the show floor.
How do I find a particular exhibitor at the show?
There will be show guides at the front desk with the exhibitors listed alphabetically and their booth numbers. An exhibitor list will also be posted on the website two weeks prior to the Expo. In the meantime, inquiries about specific vendors may be directed to our year-round office.
Is reserved seating available to see guest speakers at the show?
Occasionally, we will reserve seating with an additional fee. However the general ticket price includes seating. All seminars and performances are included in the price of your admission ticket.
How long should I plan to stay at the show?
The show can take between two to four hours to see, depending on your itinerary, goals and objectives. We recommend that you plan to spend a bit more time visiting with exhibitors, as they are quite varied and serve as valuable resource for your particular needs.
Is food available?
Yes, we have a variety of food vendors.
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