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By showcasing your products or services, we can offer you the exposure necessary to ensure a successful exhibit/networking experience.

Utilizing the power of relationship marketing, and strategic partnering, we offer our exhibitors cost effective methods to boost business visibility and build brand awareness.

We invest heavily in advertising our shows. Our pre-expo promotional advertising campaign can include the following avenues for maximum exposure:

  • Websites
  • Email & Internet
  • Outdoor Advertising
  • Retail (Vendor) Stores
  • Displays
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Mobile Messaging
  • Flyers
  • Direct Mail both Online and through the mail
  • Magazines / Newspapers (both online & print)

Booth Rates

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Purchase Your Black Expo Vendor Booth By Selecting Your Event Here

Charleston, SC – Charleston Area Convention Center

FEE SCHEDULE
Early Bird: Through January 31
Standard: February 1 – March 4
Late: March 5 – March 10

Business Type Early/Standard/Late Registration Link
Black Pages South Advertisers NA/$300/$350 Download or Register Online
Small Business / *Non-Profit (*provide IRS Letter) $300/$350/$400 Download or Register Online
State/Federal Agencies NA/$350/$400 Download or Register Online
Food Vendors NA/$550/$600 Download or Register Online
Corporate Black Pages (Advertisers) NA/$600/$700 Download or Register Online
Corporate (Businesses) NA/$750/$800 Download or Register Online

* IRS Letter needed
* Add additional $100 for corner space
*Please note the regular/late deadlines above.

Columbia, SC – Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

FEE SCHEDULE
Early Bird: March 1 Through April 1
Standard: April 2 – May 13
Late: May 14 – May 17

Business Type Early/Standard/Late Registration Link
Black Pages South Advertisers NA/$300/350 Download or Register Online
Small Business / *Non-Profit (*provide IRS Letter) $300/$350/400 Download or Register Online
State/Federal Agencies NA/$350/400 Download or Register Online
Food Vendors NA/$550/600 Download or Register Online
Corporate Black Pages (Advertisers) NA/$650/700 Download or Register Online
Corporate (Businesses) NA/$750/800 Download or Register Online

* IRS Letter needed
* Add additional $100 for corner space; Small Business/State/Federal Agencies, add an additional $100 for Pre-function; Corporations, add an addition $200 for Pre-function Space
*Please note the regular/late deadlines above.

Jacksonville, Florida – Prime Osborn Convention Center

FEE SCHEDULE
Early Bird: Through August 19
Standard: August 19- Sept.22

Business Type Early/Standard/Late Registration Link
Black Pages South Advertisers $300/350 Download or Register Online
Small Business / *Non-Profit (*provide IRS Letter) $300/350/400 Download or Register Online
State/Federal Agencies NA/350/400 Download or Register Online
Food Vendors $550/600 Download or Register Online
Corporate Black Pages (Advertisers) $650/700 Download or Register Online
Corporate (Businesses) $750/800 Download or Register Online

* IRS Letter needed
* Add additional $100 for corner space
*Please note the regular/late deadlines above.

Jr. Entrepreneurs Vendor

If you are interested in qualifying as a participant in the Black Expo Jr. Entrepreneur vendor program, please complete the form below. Jr. Entrepreneur space is limited, so early submissions are encouraged.

There are a few guidelines to review before applying. Your application will not be submitted without acceptance of the Black Expo Jr. Entrepreneur Guidelines outlined below.

Guidelines

1. Black Expo will select youth to participate at no cost. To qualify, you must be between the ages of 8-16.

2. No adults will be allowed to participate in the Jr. Entrepreneurs area, though it will be supervised. A maximum of two youth per enterprise in the allotted area.

3. Applications must be submitted 20 days prior to event.

4. You are required to set up your vendor space on Friday.

5. Should you require electricity, your request must be made 10 days in advance. *NOTE: This is a personal expense.

6. You will receive a 10×10’ booth space, 6’x2’ table, and two chairs in your booth.

Fields marked with an * are required

I understand that by checking this box, I am accepting the guidelines of the Jr. Entrepreneur program set forth by Black Expo South and Thomas Media Group, LLC. 

Charleston Exhibitor/Vendor Information

LOCATION:

Charleston Area Convention Center | 5001 Coliseum Drive
North Charleston, SC

MOVE IN:

Friday, March 10 | 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 11 | 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Admissions tickets will be mailed one week prior to Black Expo and must be distributed to anyone working in your booth before the expo doors open.

EXPO EXHIBITOR HOURS:

Saturday, March 11 at 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Move Out:

Saturday, March 11 6:00 p.m. – 9 p.m.

REDEEM BLACK EXPO HAPPY BUCKS:

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

ELECTRICAL & TELEPHONE SERVICES

Service order forms (electrical, telephone, Internet and plumbing) should be returned, fax (843) 529-5080 or email ServiceDesk@NorthCharlestonColiseumPAC.com to the Charleston Area Convention Center no later than March 4, 2017.

BOOTH INCLUDES:

5 Black Expo Tickets

10×10 booth space with side and back draping
6×2 skirted table and two chairs
7’x44’ identification sign
Corner Booth cost additional $100

BOOTH:

Service Order Forms such as, Booth Installation, Furniture and Shipping should be returned to Blue Chip Expo, http://www.bluechipexpo.net/id432.html no later than February 28, 2017.

PARKING – Charleston Area Convention Center

As an added value, Black Expo has purchased the rights for FREE PARKING for vendors and attendees.

ADA Accessible

  • The Charleston Area Convention Center provides accessible/disabled parking areas as well as a covered drop off area and entrances equipped with ramps and automatic doors.
  • Assisted Listening Devices are available upon request.
  • Although animals are not allowed inside of the Charleston Area Convention Center, service animals are permitted.
  • Once inside, The Charleston Area Convention Center is equipped with elevators.

Columbia Exhibitor/Vendor Information

Exhibitor Guidelines

Location: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center | 1101 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201

Booth package: Your booth package is based upon your sponsorship agreement. In addition to your agreement, you will receive a 10’ x 10’ booth space, identification sign with your company/organization’s name, 8’ x 2’ skirted table, (2) two chairs and a waste basket.

Shipping Exhibitor materials: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center will not accept any shipments of exhibit materials. If you need to ship materials please follow the instructions on the Blue Chip shipping forms. All advance shipments must be sent to Blue Chip Expo’s warehouse. Shipments sent directly to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center must be shipped to arrive only on Friday, May 19th between 8 a.m. and noon, to the attention of Blue Chip Expo.

 Electricity, Internet, chairs, tables, etc.: All requests must be ordered with the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center prior to April 28 to avoid any late fees. Forms can be found on here. For additional information contact: events@columbiaconventioncenter.com

 Booth Set-Up: Friday, May 19th from 12 pm to 5 pm (Hall must be cleared at 5:30 pm)

ALL exhibitors must be completely set-up no later than one (1) hour prior to show opening on Saturday, and all isles must be cleared. There will be no setting up after the expo opens.

 Booth Registration: Booth check-in and registration is on Saturday, May 20th from 8am a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Failure to arrive and register your booth at the hours scheduled will forfeit your right to your exhibit space.

Credentials: You will receive the agreed upon amount of Black Expo tickets prior to Black Expo. Please use the admission tickets to gain entry into the expo. A sponsor badge will NOT grant you entry into the Black Expo; everyone must have an admission ticket.

Tear-down: Tear-down begins immediately at the close of the show. Please do not tear-down your booth before the close of the show. All items must be out of the building by 10 p.m.

FOR SPONSORS: 
Upon check-in, each sponsor will receive:

  • Sponsor badges
  • Black Expo T-shirt (s)
  • Passport to Prizes stickers
  • Day Program

Sponsor badges may NOT be picked-up prior to the date of check-in for the Black Expo.

Florida Exhibitor/Vendor Information

Booth package: Your booth package is based upon your sponsorship agreement. In addition to your agreement, you will receive a 10’ x 10’ booth space, identification sign with your company/organization’s name, 8’ x 2’ skirted table, (2) two chairs and a waste basket.

Shipping Exhibitor materials: The Prime Osborn will not accept any shipments of exhibit materials before December 16th, if you need to ship materials please follow the instructions on the Blue Chip shipping forms. All advance shipments must be sent to Blue Chip Expo’s warehouse. Shipments sent directly to the Prime Osborn must be shipped to arrive only on Friday, December 16th between 8 a.m. and noon, to the attention of Blue Chip Expo.

Electricity, Internet, etc.: All requests must be ordered with the Prime Osborn prior to December 12th to avoid any late fees. Forms can be found on blackexposouth.com. For additional information contact: Nancy Thompson, nancyth@smgjax.com or 904-630-4010.

Booth Set-Up: Friday, December 17th from Noon to 5 p.m. (Hall must be cleared at 6 pm)
ALL exhibitors must be completely set-up no later than one (1) hour prior to show opening on Saturday, and all isles must be cleared. There will be NO setting up after the expo opens.

Booth Registration: Booth check-in and registration is on Saturday, December 17th from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Failure to arrive and register your booth at the hours scheduled will forfeit your right to your exhibit space.

Credentials: You will receive the agreed upon amount of Black Expo tickets prior to Black Expo. Please use the admission tickets to gain entry into the expo. A sponsor badge will NOT grant you entry into the Black Expo, everyone must have an admission ticket.

Upon check-in, each sponsor will receive:
• Sponsor badges
• Black Expo T-shirt (s)
• Passport to Prizes stickers
• Day Program
Sponsor badges may NOT be picked-up prior to the date of check-in for the Black Expo.

Tear-down: Tear-down begins immediately at the close of the show. Please do not tear-down your booth before the close of the show. All items must be out of the building by 10 p.m.