Craft East Buyers’ Expo 2020
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Craft East Buyers’ Expo is a vehicle for the purpose of promoting crafts and giftware manufactured exclusively in the Atlantic Provinces. For two days in February the finest in candles, clothing, food, glass, home decor, jewellery, leather, metal, native, paintings, paper, pottery, stone, wood and much more will be gathered at the Homewood Suites/Conference Centre in beautiful downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
PLEASE NOTE: An initial deposit of $200. + HST/GST (15%) is required at the time of application. Registration deadline is October 18. Interested parties must inquire with the Craft East office about space availability after the deadline has passed. The balance of participation fees are due in full on December 2.
CRAFT EAST EXPO – CHECKLIST:
- Contact Craft East Office to Ensure Eligibility (new exhibitors only) – jurying is required for new applicants
- Create a Producer Account or login to your online profile
- Complete online Business Profile, Upload Images, Price List & Catalogue
- Select “Projects” from the menu bar, click on Craft East Expo and complete the additional information required for the Expo
- You can pay the initial deposit of $200, or the amount in full.
- If you choose to pay the initial deposit of $200, the balance will be due by December 2. An invoice will be sent to you prior to December 2 as a reminder
ALL Atlantic Canadian Craft East Buyers’ Expo participants receive one (1) full year subscription to the web portal as part of your Expo registration.
2020 Pricing for Craft East Buyers’ Expo Atlantic Exhibitors:
Suite Exhibiting – includes hotel suite (3 nights):
$435.00 (Exhibit Fee) + $410.00 (3 nights hotel stay) + HST
TOTAL: $845.00 + HST
Click here to see a gallery of Suite Exhibits from 2019
Hotel Suite Sharing * – $350 + HST
Conference Centre Showcases:
Standard Booth 8’x8′: $490.00 (Exhibit Fee) + HST
1.5x Booth 12’x8′: $735.00 (Exhibit Fee) + HST
2x Booth 16’x8′: $980.00 (Exhibit Fee) + HST
Emerging Artists – Microbooth in Conference Centre:
5’x5′ (table only, no pipe & drape): $285 (Exhibit Fee) + HST
*You may choose to share a suite exhibit with another producer. In this case, one of the producers must be responsible for booking the entire suite. Please contact the Craft East Office to confirm eligibility before booking the Hotel Suite Sharing option. Please note also that sharing a suite does not guarantee a room with two beds – Craft East show management will do their best to help find a room that is suitable to your needs.
Participation cost includes:
Suite Exhibits: Use of suite for exhibit, display tables available upon request. Room includes kitchenette and living room, size depends on room configuration. Complimentary Hot Buffet Breakfast; Complimentary Wi-fi; Housekeeping each morning before expo opens; Use of hotel facilities (pool, fitness centre); and parking at an additional cost, if required. Due to timing and schedule for the expo, a 3 night hotel minimum is required, paid in advance to Craft Alliance. There are no refunds for late arrivals or early departures from the hotel. For ideas on making the most of your Suite Exhibit, read our Tips for Suite Exhibitors or Click here to see a gallery of suite exhibits from 2019.
Conference Room Exhibits: exhibit space in the Conference Centre, white pipe & drape, one draped table & chair, wi-fi, electrical service is included. Details on table sizes will be sent at a later date (standard table size is 6’x2′ but subject to change).
All exhibitors are additionally granted access to the Craft East Exhibitors’ Lounge on Level 2 of Homewood Suites, where we will offer a space to take a breath and enjoy complimentary snacks and refreshments throughout the weekend.
Did you know? Suite Exhibitors reported nearly double the average on-site sales of conference centre exhibitors in our 2019 exit surveys. Consider building a more personal and comfortable atmosphere for your buyers this year and book a Suite Exhibit!
Hotel Suites come in two configurations: