Exhibitor Kit

CLICK HERE for the 2017 Exhibitor Kit! 

The 2017 Exhibitor Kit will not be printed or mailed to you. We are reducing our paper trail by sending out our information via email and posting these important items on our website.


Move-in letters with a scheduled time for each exhibitor will be mailed sometime in October 2017.

General Move-In Hours:

Monday November 6, 2017
Noon - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday November 7, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 Wednesday November 8, 2017 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.


General Move-Out Hours:

Sunday November 12, 2017
5:01 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
November 13, 2017
8:00 a.m. - Noon



Foyer, Ballroom & Exhibit Hall Move-Out begins:

Sunday November 12, 2017
 5:01 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

ALL EXHIBITS in the Ballroom and Foyer MUST BE REMOVED FROM THE BUILDING BY 10:00 PM, SUNDAY November 12, 2017.

Exhibit Hall Move-Out Only:

Sunday November 12, 2017
5:01 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday November 13, 2017 8:00 a.m. - Noon

Exhibitor Manual + Important documents

Click here for Exhibitor Insurance Brochure

Click Here for Official Show Guide Advertising Rates

Click Here to be part of the Official Show Guide

Click Here to learn how-to set up your company’s Buyer’s Guide Listing

Click Here to learn about Marketing Benefits.

Click here for the Lead Card. An easy way to track your leads as the show progresses.

Click Here for information on badges, tickets, storage, and parking.


George Fern Company is the Show Decorator. For booth furnishings, shipping etc. order online at George Fern Company or call them at 816-221-0525. Ordering and paying in advance can save you money. Check with George Fern Company for advance pricing and deadlines.

Click Here for the service manual of the decorator, George Fern

Hotel information


The Sheraton Overland Park
(Connected to the Overland Park Convention Center)
6100 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS 66211

Courtyard Kansas City
(Across the street from the Overland Park Convention Center)
11001 Woodson Ave.
Overland Park, KS 66211

Credit Card Form

Click here for the credit card form.

Electric, Telecommunications and Utilities

The Overland Park Convention Center provides these services. You can arrange for these services by ordering online at Overland Park Convention Center or by calling Exhibitor Services at 913-339-3080.

CLICK HERE to see a closer view of the pricing list.


Temporary Food Permit

The City of Overland Park requires that all exhibitors sampling food during the show have a temporary food service permit.

To apply for the permit:

  • CLICK HERE for the link and enter Special Event Permit # SEP2017-00825
  • Click SIGN UP/REGISTER and enter your information
  • Once you registered, you will receive a "verify/confirmation" link in your email (be sure to check your junk folder!)
  • Once you have signed back in, you will see APPLY (2nd box on toolbar)
  • Select ALL PERMITS at the bottom, then…
  • Select Special Event Permits near the bottom, then…
  • Select Temporary Food Vendor


They are unable to assist. All permitting must be done online only at the above link. If you need any assistance please contact Sherri Huffman at 816-931-4686 Ext. 304 or email sherrih@mpeshows.com

Kansas Sales Tax Information

For information regarding sales taxes prior to the event go to Kansas Sales Tax. Onsite visit the Show Office to pick up a sales tax packet. Click here to download the Kansas tax clearance application.


Promote your handmade products through this year’s ARTISAN
PRODUCTS feature. We’re looking for new makers to feature
on the show website and through social media. We’ll also be
promoting this feature through paid TV, radio and print advertising.
Selected products will be given a “Artisan Products” floor decal to
be placed in front of their booth. Please Click Here for the Artisan
Submission form and  fill out and send the form to Juliannes@MPEshows.com 
along with a product image and short product description. Submission deadline
is Oct. 9.

Exhibitor Web Button

Bring potential customers to the show by providing this ticket discount on your website.

Just follow the below steps:

1. Click "access web button" to save a copy of the button (once open, right click & save the image).
Access Web Button

2. Have your web developer upload the web button to your website.

3. Once the button is uploaded have your web developer link the button to:

Contact us today!

Julianne Spargo, Show Manager
JulianneS@mpeshows.com  952.933.3850 ext. 116

Marc Gary, On-Site Show Manager

MarcG@mpeshows.com  816.931.4686 ext. 307

Sherri Huffman, On-Site Show|Office Administrator / Invoicing & Billing
SherriH@mpeshows.com   816.931.4686 ext. 304
Katie Young, Show|Office Administrator / Operations
KatherineY@mpeshows.com  803.417.4582