Exhibitor Kit

2018 Exhibitor Kit Coming Soon

The 2018 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 2018.

General Move-In Hours:

Monday November 12, 2018
Noon - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday November 13, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 Wednesday November 14, 2018 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.


General Move-Out Hours:

Sunday November 18, 2018
5:01 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
November 19, 2018
8:00 a.m. - Noon



Foyer, Ballroom & Exhibit Hall Move-Out begins:

Sunday November 18, 2018
 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 18, 2018.

Exhibit Hall Move-Out Only:

Sunday November 18, 2018
5:01 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday November 19, 2018 8:00 a.m. - Noon

Exhibitor Manual + Important documents

Coming Soon


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

Coming Soon

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

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 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!

Marc H Gary, Show Manager
MarcG@mpeshows.com  816.931.4686 ext. 307

Sherri Huffman, Show|Office Administrator
SherriH@mpeshows.com   816.931.4686 ext. 304