Exhibitor Information

Looking to exhibit with us in Minneapolis in 2024? Please review the information on this page below.  Exhibitor registration closed on December 1, 2023. If you are still interested in exhibiting with us, please contact our Executive Director to see if space is still available.

General Exhibitor Information

1.  Exhibit Schedule and Decorator


Decorating & drayage will be provided by Fern Expo & Event Services.  Exhibitor packets, which will include costs for additional services and instructions for exhibit shipping, will be provided by Fern Expo in early February, 2024.


Exhibit Set-up: Thursday, March 14, 2024 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Exhibit Hours: Thursday, March 14, 2024 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Exhibit Hall Opening Gala, with appetizers and cash bar)

Friday, March 15, 2024 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 16, 2024 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Exhibit Dismantle: Saturday, March 16, 2024 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m

2.  Booth Prices and Payment Policy


3. Hotel Room Reservations


Hotel sleeping room reservations should be made directly with the hotel.  Hotel information can be found here.  Central States asks that each exhibitor stay at the conference hotel.  The hotel rates that Central States has negotiated include many benefits.  If Central States is unable to meet its room-block commitment because exhibitors are making reservations at other hotels, the hotel will charge Central States an attrition fee to make up the hotel’s lost revenue.   If this were to occur, Central States would be forced to increase the exhibitor fees and cut conference services.  Please let the reservation agent know that you are associated with Central States.

4.  Conference Registration


Conference registration is complimentary for two exhibitor representatives per booth, however each exhibitor representative must register by name for the conference.  The booth personnel registration form can be found on this page beginning September 1.  Be sure to enter the discount code provided when you submitted your exhibitor booth registration at checkout. Please adhere to the due date of February 15, 2024, to ensure a smooth registration process. Representatives in addition to the two per booth (or one per non-profit table) must each pay the regular conference registration in effect at the time of registration.  Use the link above to register both your complimentary and paid exhibitor representatives. Exhibitor badges will be issued only for registered exhibitor representatives.  

5.  Sponsorships


If you would like to sponsor an event during the conference please check out our sponsorship opportunities here.  Sponsors are acknowledged in a number of places throughout the conference and given priority in booth location selection.  All sponsors will also have their website linked on the Central States website.

6.  Exhibitor Sessions

The deadline for session proposals is June 30, 2023. You can submit your session proposal here. Exhibitors can present a session only if they reserve a booth in the Exhibit Hall.

Exhibitor Pricing - 2024 Conference

On-site Booth (per booth) $900


On-site Non-Profit Table $500 (For smaller, non-profit companies)

Looking to Register Your Booth Staff?

Conference registration is complimentary for two exhibitor representatives per booth, however each exhibitor representative must register by name for the conference.  


Click here to register your booth personnelBe sure to enter the discount code provided in your registration confirmation email in the "discount code" field in the regsitration process. 


Please adhere to the due date of November 30, 2023, to ensure a smooth registration process. 


Representatives in addition to the two per booth (or one per non-profit table) must each pay the regular conference registration in effect at the time of registration.  Use the link above to register both your complimentary and paid exhibitor representatives.


Exhibitor badges will be issued only for registered exhibitor representatives.