Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are the key dates I need to be aware of?
A: The 2013 Farwest Trade Show takes place August 22-24. To make your planning easier, a quick reference guide with important deadlines is available here.
Q: How many exhibitor badges do I get?
A: Each exhibiting company is entitled to 4 badges per 10x10 space with a maximum up to 12. These badges allow exhibitors access to the show floor prior to or post show hours and additional passes may be purchased for $10 each. Please note: If employees are working during show hours, companies may also simply register them with a comp pass or purchase a $5 Show Only badge. Employees that are coming to set-up or tear down the booth are not required to wear badges.
Q: Does everybody need a badge?
A: All exhibitors and visitors to the Farwest Trade Show must wear a badge to gain admittance to the trade show floor. Children 12 and under do not need to pay admittance.
Q: My badges(s) never arrived in the mail, why?
A: Are you an exhibitor? If so, your badges were not mailed to you. All exhibitor badges will be included in your Exhibitor Packet available for pick up when you move-in. Exhibitor Packets can be picked up at the Show Office in room C120 at the Oregon Convention Center.
Q: Our company has four booth spaces at the show. Why can't we have 16 complimentary exhibitor badges?
A: The Farwest Trade Show limits the number of exhibitor badges issued in an effort to strengthen show security and protect the valuable assets of all exhibitors. An exhibitor badge entitles the holder to enter the exhibit hall at 8 a.m. on days of the show and to remain on the floor for a reasonable length of time after the show closes each day in order to make necessary preparations for the next day's business. It's been our experience that few, if any, exhibitors need more than 12 people to be on the show floor during non-show hours.
Q: How do I get my comp passes and where do they get mailed?
A: Exhibitors may register for everything, including OAN Member passes at exhibitor registration. Simply log on with the company pass code. If a comp pass is being used for a customer, and you wish to have the badge mailed directly to their attention, be sure to include their address when you register them.
Q: How do I order tables, chairs and other stuff for my booth and how do I ship my booth and other materials to the show?
A: DWA Trade Show & Exposition Services is the show decorator and drayage company. Exhibitors will receive an Exhibitor Packet mailing in May containing order forms and shipping information or you may order online here.
Q: How do I order water, electricity, phone service and other utilities?
A: Utility services, including electricity, compressed air, water fill-up or drain, natural gas, telephone/Internet and audio visual are provided by the Oregon Convention Center. You can order these services online, through the Convention Center's web site. Order forms for all of these services are included in the Exhibitor Packet mailed to exhibitors in May.
Q: Are there any show rules I need to be especially aware of?
A: All show rules are important, and all exhibitors and their representatives are expected to know the rules. Rules & Regulations for the 2013 Farwest Trade Show will be mailed to all exhibitors in May. However, there are a handful of rules that seem to be broken more frequently than others, and we encourage all exhibitors to pay particularly close attention to regulations on Display Configuration, Sub-Leasing their space, Exhibitor's Solicitations and Special Equipment Restrictions, including Hazardous Materials.
Q: How do I become an exhibitor in the Farwest Trade Show? Are there any openings for 2013?
A: View the current floor plan and choose your booth. Completed requests will be reviewed and the show manager will contact you via email to confirm your booth space.
Q: How much does a booth in the Farwest Trade Show cost?
A: $930 for OAN members and $1,195 for non-members for each 10 foot x 10 foot space. Each corner booth is an additional $50 per 10 foot x 10 foot space. An additional charge is included for an island booth.
Q: What are the dates of future shows?
A: August 22-24, 2013; August 21-23, 2014; August 27-29, 2015; August 25-27, 2016