The MN Field Trip & Activity EXPO

EXHIBITOR INFORMATION

YOU’RE INVITED TO EXHIBIT AT THE 2024 EXPO!

Meet serious buyers from schools & organizations IN-PERSON!

Grow your group business Tuesday, August 13.

THE PLANNERS COME TO BOOK BUSINESS. . .

WHY NOT WITH YOU?

2024 will be our 12th Annual MN FIELD TRIP EXPO!

GET READY TO MEET SERIOUS BUYERS!

• It’s time to engage with the planners!
• Talk IN-PERSON & FACE-TO-FACE – Take time to get to know the planners & their needs!
• Offer drawings at your exhibit for free field trips and/or discounted activities or services.
• As producers of this popular event, we are NOT a booking agency. You work directly with the planners you meet.

What: The 2024 MN FIELD TRIP EXPO
Who:
 YOU and PLANNERS talk business – in person!
Where:
Location to be announced soon
When: Tuesday, August 13, 2024
Exhibit Time: 10am – 3pm
Parking – To be announced soon

Buyers & Planners will be attending the 2024 EXPO for their field trips, school events, entertainment needs, classes, camps and activities. Plus fundraising needs!

You can meet them in person!

We are inviting decision-makers from:

• Teachers & Educators – Planners of public & private K-12 school field trips and onsite school programs
•  PTA/PTO & Booster Club Leaders looking for Fundraisers
• Afterschool/School Age Care Summer Activity Staff
• Community Education Directors & Staff
• Homeschool Co-op Group Leaders & Field Trip Planners
• Youth Organizations (YMCA, YWCA, 4-H, Boys & Girls Clubs, etc)
• Scout Leaders (boy & girl scout leaders from multiple MN & western WI scout councils)
• Church Groups (both youth and adult)
• Library Staff
• Community Park & Recreation Staff
• Leisure Group Travel Planners & Tour Operators
• Senior Retirement Community Directors & Staff
• Active Adult & Senior Organizations (SMERF, retired, fraternal, social groups, travel, etc)

• Corporate & Independent Event Planners (Staff & Freelance)

EXHIBITORS INCLUDE:

• Field Trip Destinations
• Educational Presenters
• Entertainers
• Youth Party Venues (birthday, etc)
• Camps
• Travel Destinations for Tour Groups
• Event Venues
• Fundraising Programs

2024 EXPO SCHEDULE

  • Tuesday, August 13, 2024

    SET-UP TIMES

  • Monday, August 12 – from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm if you want to set-up your booth the evening before.
  • Tuesday, August 13 – from 7:00 am – 9:00 am – Remember to check in first and we’ll direct you to your exhibit space.

    EXHIBITOR MEETING

  • Tuesday, August 13 – 9:15 am – We will have announcements and offer practical suggestions for exhibitors just before the doors open.
  • EXHIBIT TIMES

  • 10a-3pm • Exhibits Open (free refreshments as you talk with group planners)
  • 10am-3pm • Tour of 2024 EXPO site
  • 11am • Workshop
  • 3p • End of 2024 MN Field Trip EXPO • Thank you for participating!

2024 EXPO Exhibitor Package

One 6′ table and 2 chairspipe & drape are not available.
Electricityas available (limited)
Confidential Attendee List

2024 EXPO EXHIBITOR INSTRUCTIONS:

•  LOADING & UNLOADING – Bring your materials in or out through the designated entrance (do not take carts up the escalators).
*  ELECTRICITY is included as available and at no extra charge. Additionally, bring a 50-foot extension cord, a power strip and GAFFER TAPE, (definitely not duct tape) to secure power cords that may have to cross walkways. You may or may not need to use your   extension cord or power strip. We will also have Gaffer Tape if you don’t have any with you.
* EXHIBIT TABLE COVERING – Bring a tablecloth for your exhibit table. We might have extra tablecloths (navy blue) if needed.
* NAME TAGS Please bring your own.
* COFFEE – Free (as available) for exhibitors from 8am
* FOOD – Please bring your own lunch or snacks.
* WIFI – Included at no extra charge. Get the WiFi code at the exhibitor sign-in table.
* EXHIBITOR PRIZE DRAWINGS – Exhibitors each manage your own drawing(s), collecting contact information at your exhibit space, and contacting the winner(s) after the 2024 EXPO.
* EXHIBITOR PARKING – We will also send specific information after you register in our follow-up exhibitor email.
TEAR DOWN is from 3-4pm at the end of the Expo. Please clean up your table areas.
* CONFIDENTIAL ATTENDEE LIST – We will email the attendee list to the person who submitted the exhibitor registration form. It will contain all the information that we have been provided by attendees. Do not share this list with anyone – you can use it for your marketing. We will be using it for our email Alerts.

More info coming soon.

2023 EXPO EXHIBITOR PRICING

$0 for Full or Premium Library Partners.
$345 for Digital Partners.
– $395 if you are not a Partner and purchasing an exhibit space from the Ala Carte price list.

SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE SRF BUNDLE!
Get onto the MN Field Trip Library website for a full year, plus 12 months of email & social media marketing!
$890 when you add the full year Digital Partner 1 Partner Program to your exhibit space purchase.  SAVE $45!

_________________________

AFTER August 1st add $50:
– For Digital Partners – after August 1st your price is $395
– For Ala Carte exhibit purchases – after August 1st your price is $445

_________________________

PAYMENT
– Your invoice will be emailed after you submit your online exhibitor registration.
– Your Payment is due prior to the 2023 EXPO (by check or credit card).

• Special Exhibit Space Locations, Upgrades and Sponsorships are available (please inquire to discuss):
– Special Locations can include high traffic front entry, endcaps and/or multiple tables
– Unique Promotions are available in emails, USPS mailings, and in the EXPO Program
– Sponsorships include major promotions, event or ticket offerings.

2024 EXPO VISITOR GUIDE & BROCHURE DISTRIBUTION

Our staff will hand your Visitor Guide or brochure to planners at the prominently positioned EXPO LITERATURE TABLE. Provide us with at least 200 visitor guides for the Literature Table.

At the 2023 EXPO, planners cleaned off the table – there were no brochures left!

$195 – This does not include an exhibit space. Note: $245 after August 1st, 2024

On Tuesday, August 13th you’re invited to exhibit!

If you offer field trips, activities & entertainment throughout the year this show will work for you! 

If you offer fundraising to make the above opportunities a reality, this show will work for you!

The activity ideas they want to find apply to all age groups, from youth & students to active adults & seniors.

LOCATION OF LAST YEAR’S 2023 EXPO

UNION DEPOT
214 4th Street East
St Paul, MN  55101