Pinners California May 8-9, 2020
Minneapolis Convention Center
Fri 10am - 8pm | Sat 9am - 7pm
Minneapolis Convention Center

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 anything you'd like. See the Exhibitor Kit here. Commonly ordered items include draped tables, chairs, carpet, etc.
* 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 see (near the bottom) of the exhibitor kit for details about both internet and electrical hook-ups.

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.

Shipping & Material Handling

You may ship any way you'd like, but we have an excellent shipping partner in InXpress. Click here to lean more. They are very reliable and have the best rates.

Once delivered to the city, fees for handling your materials can be expensive. Be sure to know the costs before you ship or receive anything on site at the show. Brede or Pinners may be able to help you with materials shipped to the facility or to the decorator.

Set-Up | Take-Down

Set-up is Thursday, May 2nd 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, please request it here.


You can find information about our amazing 2019 Host Hotels by following this link. (Make sure to book through the link to receive our Pinners rate! Or if calling in, make sure to mention the Pinners Room Block in order to get our rate!) 

Raffle & Swag

Raffle Prize
As an exhibitor you can also contribute a raffle prize to be given away at our VIP night kick-off party without any additional cost! Raffle prizes must be valued at $100 or more and end up being highly- talked about items throughout the weekend. 

Swag Bag
We also wanted to remind you that you can contribute items to our swag bag for free! Each of our presenters and VIP attendees will receive a swag bag to kick-off the event. All we ask is that you don’t give any flyers or coupons. Instead, share a teaser of the products you have to offer. Contributing a gift like that to the swag bag will have our most influential group of attendees talking about and purchasing your stuff all weekend long. You will need to bring 350 items with you to set up Thursday morning, and we’ll take care of the rest.
If you'd like to participate, please contact Darienne (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 April 3rd. Fill out this Short Term Food Permit and email it to darienne@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 April 3rd.  Click here to access the ST-19 form and email it to darienne@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.

2019 Pinners Conference Information | Media Kit

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

Exhibitor Kit (supplier/decorator information)

2019 Brede Exposition Services Exhibitor Kit here.

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

Please promote the show and your cool business with the graphics below. Thanks!

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