Vendor Information

EXHIBIT HALL SCHEDULE

Tuesday, November 6

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Bus and Van Pull-In
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Walk-In Vendor Set-Up

Wednesday, November 7

 8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Walk-In Vendor Set-Up
10:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Vendor Expo Open
11:00 a.m. Lunch Available for Vendors
11:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Vendor Luncheon
2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Vendor Take-Down

EXHIBIT BOOTHS

Each 10' x 10' exhibit booth will include the following:
  • 8’ back drapes
  • 3’ side divider drape
  • One 6’ draped table
  • Two chairs
  • One waste basket
  • One booth identification sign
SPONSOR/VENDOR REGISTRATION
Sponsor and vendor registration will be located in the Holiday Inn down the escalators from the main lobby in the Park Pavillion.  Follow the conference information signs.

CONVENTION CENTER SERVICES AND RESOURCES

ADVANCE DELIVERY SHIP-TO ADDRESS 

Vendors needing to ship items for use or booth display during the Expo may ship packages to Knoxville Area Transit, ATTN: Mike Bannon, 1135 Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917.  Mike Bannon’s contact information for coordination purposes is DIRECT - 865.215.7838, CELL – 865.242.9007 or mbannon@katbus.com.  Your shipped booth items will be waiting on you in your assigned expo booth.  After the expo, simply re-pack your display items and leave them in the booth.  KAT will return them to its Magnolia facility.  You will need to arrange for shipping of the items from there.


SPONSOR LOGOS AND PROGRAM ADVERTISEMENTS
If you registered for one of the sponsorship packages, please provide your company logo in a high-resoution .jpeg format and the appropriate size advertisement as a .pdf file to be included in the conference program to Belinda Brill at bbrill@katbus.com by no later than Tuesday, October 9.  Ad specifications are listed below:

Full Page:  3.5"w X 8.5"h (Platinum Sponsors)
Half Page:  3.5"w X 4.25"h (Gold, Opening Reception, Roadeo Luncheon, Vendor Expo Luncheon, Awards Banquet and Opening Breakfast Sponsors)
1/4 Page:  3.5"w X 2.125"h (Silver, Conference Bag, Lanyard Sponsors and Break Sponsors)

If your sponsorship includes the option to add a promotional item in the conference bag, please have 350 items delivered to the address below by no later than Friday, October 26.

CANCELLATION POLICY

All registration fees must be received by no later than Friday, November 2.  

Deadline to cancel for a full refund of registration (less a $100 processing fee):  Friday, October 12.

Deadline to cancel for a 50% refund of registration:  Friday, October 26.

No refunds will be given for cancellations received after Friday, October 26.

DOOR PRIZES

All exhibitors are reminded to provide donated giveaways for drawings to be held during the vendor expo.   










FUTURE CONFERENCE DATES:

2018 TPTA Conference & Expo
November 6 - 9, 2018
Knoxville, Tennessee

2019 TPTA Conference & Expo
October 28-31, 2019
Chattanooga, Tennessee


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