The 2012 Vendor Expo Is Sold Out!
Please call or email Kim Kanoy (336-688-5791, firstname.lastname@example.org) to be placed on a waiting list.
Thank you for your interest in the 2012 Vendor Expo in Charleston, South Carolina, in conjunction with the 2012 GFA International Convention & Competition.
To register for the 2012 Convention Vendor Expo (VE) table space, please
read the following information carefully, then complete the form with payment
and submit. Charleston VE space is limited and divided into two areas. Space is on a first-come, first-serve basis
and online payment in full is required at the time the form is submitted. A confirmation message from Kim
Kanoy, GFA Ad Manager, will be sent and must be acknowledged received in order
to finalize reservation of
table space. (Cancellation policy is given below.) You must read the VE Contract Terms before registration
completion is permitted (link provided in payment segment of the form). We have
attached the Vendor Expo Contract with complete information in PDF format. Download
and print a copy to keep on hand!
Registered Vendors may sign up for the 2011
GFA Luthier Showcase.
Once registration/payment in full is confirmed
via email, registrants (name and web OR email link) will be added to our
website VE web page list. This page
is updated on a weekly basis, so thank you for your patience until your
name/link is added. Registrants completed by May 1, 2012, will have their name added to the VE list in our Convention Program. New this year, registrants will
also be added to a Vendor Contact Information list in our Program – this
information will include
your business name, address, web address, email address, and phone number.
This year’s VE will take
place In the Cato Center for the Performing Arts Student Gallery Hall and in
the 2nd floor Rehearsal Studio. Cato Center is on the corner of
Philip Street and Calhoun Street with its main entrance on Philip Street. These
areas will accommodate only a specified number of tables. (Download floor plans
here.) Due to limited
facility space, and to accommodate continued high demand, while maintaining
vendor diversity, a change in pricing will apply to space for this year’s VE. Again, all space is on a first-come, first-serve basis, and must
be paid in full at the time of registration. Space reservation deadline will be May 1, 2012. A wait list will be
maintained once all table space is filled.
table rate is $450 USD, which includes one (1) Convention pass. Limit 2
full tables per Vendor.
table rate is $325 USD, which includes one (1) Convention pass. Assistant passes will be available for purchase for half tables this year.
Assistant rate is $150 USD, (available for full AND half tables), and includes one (1) Convention pass.
the Vendor Fair space (download and print for your records)
• Spaces are allocated on a
first-come, first-serve basis and will be assigned by the organizers in order
to make the best use of space available. Reservations will be held only if paid
in full at time of registration. You may request to be positioned near/beside
another vendor (use ‘Comments’ line item on registration form), but we cannot
guarantee the position. Special table placement is accorded to our corporate
sponsors. To become a Corporate Sponsor see our Corporate
paid in full no later than May 1, 2012, will be included in the
Vendor Exhibition list of the Convention Program.
• VE Shipping:
See the VE Contract for shipping information here.
• No Convention parking spaces will be
available, so those driving into Charleston will need to park in city Parking
Decks. For info on parking, visit the College of Charleston parking information page.
• VE Set-up for exhibitors is from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Tuesday, June 26. Those driving into Charleston should unload at Calhoun
St. loading dock or the George St. loading dock, both behind Cato Center.
• VE Hours: Exhibits will be open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Wednesday
through Friday (6/27-6/29), 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday (6/30), and 9:00
am to 1:00 pm Sunday (7/1).
2012 Luthier Showcase will
be held on, Saturday, June 30, from 10:00-10:50 am and 1:30-2:20 pm.
Closing: Take down of all exhibits will begin at Vendor Expo closing
hour of 1:00 pm on Sunday (7/1). See the VE Contract for return shipping
Policy: Your fee will be returned less a $75 administrative fee if
cancellation in writing is received by GFA no later than May 15, 2012.
Vendor Expo Floor Plan (.pdf)
2012 Vendor Contract (.pdf)