Vendor Registration 2017-08-19T20:50:44+00:00

Exhibitor/Vendor Registration

Thank you for your interest in becoming a vendor for Black Expo. Registration can be completed in two easy steps.

1. Organization Details & Booth Type Submission
2. Payment Submission

When you click on the submit payment button, you will be redirected to our secure gateway for credit card processing.

Should you have any questions, please contact us at (803) 254-6404.

1. Exhibitor/Vendor Form

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Read the Terms and Conditions below.
"Terms and Conditions" open="no"] The legal agreements set out below govern your use of the Black Expo South Website ("Services"). The rules and regulations set forth by Black Expo South apply to the online registration and payment service and are incorporated by reference here. To agree to these terms, click "agree." If you do not agree to these terms, do not click "agree," and do not use the service.

Exhibitor and Vendor information can be found at Remember that this information is subject to change based on venue restrictions and regulations, but all vendors will be notified of any changes. Vendors will receive a copy of the Rules and Regulations upon final payment, and booth selection.

Remember that your application is incomplete until a payment has been applied and successfully cleared.

Authorize.netIf you submitted a payment online via, and did not receive a payment confirmation/receipt, please call our Corporate Office at (803) 254-6404 to confirm that your payment was processed successfully. If your transaction was declined for any reason, please contact our Corporate office to process your payment. Your vendor application is not complete without a successfully processed payment.

Black Pages South Advertiser Rates: Advertisers in the 2016-2017 Edition of the South Carolina Black Pages and/or Black Pages South Website may purchase a Black Expo vendor booth at a special discounted rate. Any business that submits a payment at the Black Pages South Advertiser rate and is not a 2016-2017 Advertiser will be contacted for the balance of their payment. Your application is not complete until the balance has been received. If you are interested in advertising with Black Pages South, please visit for additional information.

Checks: If you decide to make a payment via Personal or Business Check, please mail your payment immediately to Black Expo South | 1806 Washington Street | Columbia, South Carolina 29201. We will honor any payments at Early Bird or Advanced Rates sent via US Postal Service that are post-marked before the respective rate’s deadline. Any business that submits a payment post-marked after a deadline (Early Bird or Advance) will be contacted for the balance of their payment. Checks are not accepted two weeks prior to your selected Expo event.

Returned Checks: In the unfortunate event that a check written to Black Expo South is returned unpaid for any reason, the ­check will be charged back to the payee's account, and the payee will be responsible for payment of that check. A $35.00 returned check fee will be charged for each item returned from a bank regardless of the reason it was returned. Your vendor application will be suspended until the check is paid.

Refund Policy: We do not provide refunds after a vendor booth is purchased. If you are unable to attend the Black Expo due to serious injury or illness, death, natural disaster, or military duty, please contact us at (803) 254-6404 with details of the occurrence. We will fully examine the circumstances, and notify you via e-mail, within a reasonable period of time, whether you are entitled to a refund or an exchange for another Black Expo event. If you are entitled to a refund, we will refund the purchase price, using the original method of payment.

Exhibitor agrees that it will indemnify and save Show Management harmless from and against all claims on account of injury to any person to the extent that any such injury was caused wholly or in part by an act or omission of exhibitor or any of its agents, employees, contractors, guests, licensees or invitees. The Indemnification of Show Management by Exhibitor is effective unless such injury was caused by the sole negligence, or gross negligence or willful misconduct of Show Management. Exhibitor agrees that if Show Management is made a party to any litigation commenced by or against Exhibitor, or relating to this Agreement, then Exhibitor will pay all costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, incurred by or imposed upon Show Management by reason of such litigation. Exhibitor shall have its own insurance at its expense in commercially reasonable amounts to cover loss or damage to property or injury to persons, and to cover its obligations under this section.

The purpose of the Black Expo is to promote economic development through increased exposure for minority-owned businesses. We are excited to have you on board as an exhibitor!

THIS HOLD HARMLESS AND RELEASE AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”) is made effective as of this day of electronic submission (the “Effective Date”), by (“Vendor”) in favor of the Thomas Media Group, (the “Black Pages”) and Black Pages International, a South Carolina and Florida non-profit organization, and the “Taste” of Black Expo.
WHEREAS, Vendor intends to participate in one or more events at The Black Expo Event (the “Event”), which will include the preparation and provision of items of food and/or drink at the Black Expo (the “Event”) without the assistance of Thomas Media Group and its Brands;
NOW THEREFORE, the Vendor’s participation in the Event, and the promises, covenants, as follows:
1. To the fullest extent permitted under applicable law, Vendor does hereby covenant and agree, without limitation, to indemnify, release and hold Thomas Media Group (Black Pages, Black Expo, Black Pages International), their members, officers, directors and representatives harmless, of, from and against any and all claims, actions, damages, injuries, losses, liabilities and expenses (including penalties, taxes, attorneys’ fees and other professional fees), judgments, settlement payments, and fines of any nature whatsoever, whether actual or alleged, resulting from, or arising out of, or in any way connected with the Vendor’s participation and activities at or related to the Festival, including, but not limited to, those resulting from or arising out of the Vendor’s preparation and provision of items of food and/or drink at the (venue) in connection with the Event. Vendor’s obligations pursuant to this section shall survive indefinitely.

2. Vendor understands and acknowledges that Thomas Media Group (Black Pages, Black Expo, Black Pages International) have no responsibility for the quality, preparation or storage of any food or beverages to be sampled or dispensed by Vendor in conjunction with the Event. Vendor must comply with all laws, rules and regulations applicable to the purchase, storage, preparation and dispensing of the food and beverage products in conjunction with the Event.

3. This Agreement is governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the States of South Carolina and Florida, without regard to its choice of law provisions.

4. The undersigned Vendor has executed this Agreement as of the Effective Date.

I acknowledge acceptance of the Terms and Conditions and Black Expo South Hold Harmless Agreement as outlined above.