Pinners California May 3-4, 2019
Minneapolis Convention Center
Fri 10am - 8pm | Sat 9am - 7pm
Tandy Leather

Exhibitor Information

Minneapolis Convention Center, Minnesota


All this information below will help you, but please feel free to call us anytime at 801.822.1333 with questions.

Show supplier/decorator - Brede Exposition Services

You can supply your own booth items but we will have an excellent decorator/supplier available through Brede. Your booth is simply your space with black piper and drape (8' back wall and 3' sides) and Brede can supply everything else. See the Exhibitor Kit here. Commonly ordered items include draped tables, chairs, carpet and electricity.
* Shipping & material handing fees are expensive. Be sure to know the costs before you ship or receive anything on site at the show.

Internet & Electrical - Minneapolis Convention Center

The Minneapolis Convention Center provides internet options through SmartCity. You can sign up from your device at the show for $79 per day per device. There are other options too of course. Please the see the bottom of the exhibitor kit for those details. 

Electrical & internet information is included on the bottom of the exhibitor kit, though it is supplied throught the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Booth Design Rules

We are fortunate to not have a lot of set-up and design regulations. All booth amenities must be within the allotted space (nothing in the isles) unless pre-approved. Anything deemed unsafe in the opinion of the expo organizer (such as tipping hazards) will be required to change. We also ask that there be no solid side walls on your booth that block the view to your neighbors for the attendees that are walking down the isle. The provided drape rods will support normal banners but in general are not to be used as booth support. Helium balloons can be used, but only if they are attached securely to your booth. Please do not hand out helium balloons.


Please see the exhibitor kit for details about shipping and material handling. Costs to the handling companies can be significant so please read carefully.

Set-Up | Take-Down

Set-up is Thursday, June 21st between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. There are no assigned set-up times. Please unload and move your vehicle during set-up. You can not drive into the hall on set-up day. If you have a large booths or circumstances that require driving into the facility please reply here (or call) and a small drop off window of time may be set-up for Wednesday afternoon.

Take-down is anytime after 7 p.m. (to 11 p.m.) on Saturday evening. No early take downs!

Custom Booth Signage/Display Ideas

If you need booth ideas and/or printing, we have a great Pinners partner in Signs.com. They have done a lot of work with Pinners and various exhibitors. They understand your goals for this show and you'll love working ideas with these guys.


You may park in the back for loading and unloading days only. On show days please use the lots available around the downtown convention center area. Here is a map including all the options for parking. Trailer parking will be available in the Marshalling Yard and goes for $22-60/day based on trailer size. Exhibitors can buy parking in the Marshaling Yard at move-in from The Exhibitor Services Office.


We will give each exhibiting business a class punch card good for 2 classes each day of the show. You can use or pass around this card as you wish, and these are passes for 'stand-by'. Class passes above these two classes each day will need to be purchased.

Promo Codes

If you would like a custom promo code that you can give to friends and followers for 1/2 price general admission tickets online -or- 10% off all tickets, please request it here.


Our 2018 host hotes:
* Millennium Hotel Minneapolis (612.332.6000) located at 1313 Nicollet Mall. Click here for a booking link. 
*Residence Inn by Marriott Downtown Minneapolis (612.340.1300) located at 425 South Second Street. Click here for a booking link.

Giveaways & Swag

This is a great way to get exposure at VIP night. We will be having some fun activities for our attendees to earn raffle tickets by completing. We will be drawing raffle tickets and announcing the giveaways and winners towards the end of the party.

Contributing an item to the swag bag is an opportunity to get your brand and products even more exposure to this amazing audience (please no coupons/flyers). The Thursday before the show begins (after setup) we host a VIP party for our most loyal attendees, local bloggers and trendy influencers. Each attendee will receive a SWAG BAG that you can contribute to for free! You will need to bring 350 items with you to setup Thursday morning, and we’ll take care of the rest.

If you'd like to participate, please contact Delaney (801.822.1333) or e-mail us here.

Food and Temporary Food Permit Questions

If you are selling/sampling food, please refer to page 16 on the Minneapolis Convention Center Event Guide.
Pinners must have your Short Term Food Permit and all permit fees by June 8th. Fill out this Short Term Food Permit and email it to delaney@bennettevents.com upon completion. Please mail your permit fees to Bennett Events at P.O. Box 955 Spanish Fork, UT 84601.

Pinners Marketing

Pinners Conference marketing will be extensive. We hope it will be the most marketing you've seen compared to previous events you may have been in. It includes a media-wide campaign including TV, billboards, magazines, newspaper, ticket distribution channels, national DIY and craft organizations, women's group e-mail campaigns, state-wide print promotion and of course many of the region and nation's most popular bloggers and social media experts.

Tax Information

Minnesota has a 6.875% general sales tax rate. For more Minnesota sales and use tax information click here.

Pinners must have a ST-19 form from each exhibitor by June 8th.  Click here to access the ST-19 form and email it to delaney@bennettevents.com upon completion.


Booth space is available by contacting Bennett Events at 801.822.1333. Booths are 10' x 10' and 8" x 10" and generally run $799.

2018 Pinners Conference Media Kit

To download a Media Kit with information on all of our Pinners cities, click here.


To download an application/contract, click here.

Exhibitor Kit (supplier/decorator information)

2018 Brede Exposition Services Exhibitor Kit here.

Trade shows are consistently the #1 marketing return on investment among all options.

If you need GRAPHICS to help you promote the show, please click on your favorite below for a higher resolution of the image.