National & International Shipping Tips & Resources
Don’t Leave Home Without:
Exhibitor Survival Kit:
Place in your freight, or carry with you to the show.
Scissors, Stapler & Staples, Tape
Pens & Markers
First Aid Kit
Asparin, Breath Mints
Duct Tape & Velcro, Basic Tool Kit
Copy of Show Documents
Names, Positions, and Contact Info for Show Management
Personnel Show Housing Tip:
Work with the local show authorized Housing Bureau when possible as they have the negotiating power with local hotels for the best rates. Beware of non-authorized housing scams soliciting exhibitors. Housing Bureau designated hotels will also offer a free shuttle bus service to and from the show site saving money on taxi and rental cars.
International Exhibiting Tips:
International Wood Packaging Regulations
If you are considering shipping your existing booth or building a new booth for International shows keep in mind the construction materials must meet ISPM15 requirements for wooden packaging materials to help prevent the worldwide spread of plant pests and diseases. For more information visit: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/plants/plant_exports/wpm/wpm_faqs.shtml
Crate Height Restrictions for Air Freight
Height restrictions are limited by aircraft door openings. Crates up to 64″ high and 118” in length can be shipped on passenger or cargo planes, for most domestic and international shipments.
When Exhibiting Internationally make 3 copies of your passport. Leave 1 at home with someone. Leave the 2nd in your hotel room, and keep the third on you person. This way if you get robbed while in another country, this will save you from additional aggravation.