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Targeted Move-In Dates Must Be Followed

As a reminder, be sure to check both targeted in-bound freight and out-bound freight maps in the MINExpo® exhibitor manual to make sure your freight and your labor are scheduled accordingly. Exhibitors shipping their freight directly to the Las Vegas Convention Center must have it arrive on a pre-assigned date.

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Booth Security – Don’t Forget It

At MINExpo® 2016, security is a shared responsibility between exhibitors and show management. MINExpo® will provide security at entrance and exit doors and will have security people throughout the exhibit areas and meeting rooms. These security officers will be uniformed and easily identifiable.

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No Children Permitted on the Show Floor

No child 16 years of age or younger will be permitted on the Show floor regardless of affiliation or circumstances. School-sponsored groups that have the prior consent of NMA are excluded. Child care is not available at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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Complimentary Webinar for U.S. Exhibitors Interested in Export Opportunities

The partnership between the National Mining Association (NMA) and the U.S. Department of Commerce, via the International Buyer Program, presents an excellent opportunity for U.S. exhibitors to meet qualified foreign buyers, explore potential export markets, and discover U.S. government services that may maximize their export potential on-site at MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2016. To prepare for the show, the Department of Commerce will host a complimentary web-based seminar (webinar) on July 20 to share more information about services offered by the International… Read more »

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Online Press Room Replaces Paper Press Kit at MINExpo® 2016

The MINExpo® Online Press Room will replace the traditional paper press kits used by exhibitors at previous shows. All press kits will be furnished to the media online and paper press kits no longer will be distributed. The Online Press Room will be available in the Media section of the MINExpo website from Monday, Sept. 19, until Friday, Oct. 14, 2016. Exhibitors are encouraged to provide product information, photos, press releases and other relevant materials to be used in the… Read more »

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Pre-and-Post Show Lists of MINExpo® 2016 Attendees Will be Available to Exhibitors

For exhibitors at MINExpo® 2016, it’s good to know who will be at the show…and, later, who actually attended the show. As part of the exhibitor package, exhibitors receive a complimentary pre-show list of attendees and a post-show list of attendees. The pre-show list will be available at the end of July. Show Management will send an email to all exhibitors with information on obtaining the list. The post-show list of verified attendees will be available approximately three weeks after… Read more »

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Submit your Directory Information Today — July 13 is the Deadline

Ascend Integrated Media—or Ascend—is the official publisher of the MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2016 print and online versions of the show directory. Ascend also will develop the MINExpo® mobile app. Each exhibitor receives a complimentary listing in both directories and the app. The online directory will remain on the MINExpo website for a year after the show. Ascend has emailed each exhibitor’s primary contact requesting information for your company’s listing in the print, online and mobile app. The information includes your company… Read more »

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July/August Deadlines Fast Approaching

Several important deadlines are coming up in July and August. The first is the Official Print Directory Advertising Deadline of July 27. The official directory has a long shelf life and is a great way to extend your visibility months after the show closes. Click here to learn more about show directory advertising and to download a complete list of advertising and sponsorship opportunities. Next is the lead management early bird pricing deadline of July 28 for lead retrieval equipment and customized… Read more »

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North and Central Halls One Less Move-In Day — Plan Accordingly

Exhibitors will have one less day to move-in into the Central and North Halls. Consequently, GES will operate on a 24-hour basis on Monday, Sept. 19 and Tuesday, Sept. 20 to keep operations on schedule. Exhibitors should be aware of the following schedule of activities and plan accordingly: Monday, Sept. 19 2 a.m. Mark exhibit floors – GES 2 a.m. Truss, chain motors, lighting installation begins* – GES 4 a.m. Electrical installation begins* – GES 9 a.m. Flooring installation begins*… Read more »

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Take a Look at the Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities — Deadlines Coming Up

As MINExpo deadlines approach, don’t forget to look at advertising in the official show print directory, online directory and mobile app. Opportunities in the three platforms are being handled by Ascend Media. Details for each may be found in the Ascend Media Kit. Additional sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available to showcase your company on-site at the show with advertising banners and boards, window clings and bench signage. In addition, sponsorship of an education session, the International Business Center or… Read more »

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Helpful Hints For International Shipping

Airways Freight Corporation is the official carrier of MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2016. Below is information intended to help maximize efficiency on international shipping. A complete list of instructions for shipping to MINExpo can be found in the MINExpo® Exhibitor Service Manual. There are many components to an international shipment and it can pass through many parties between the exhibitor’s facility and the booth at the show. Here are a few suggestions that may make your particular tasks less complicated. Review the… Read more »

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Use Our FREE Tools to Help Bring Buyers to Your MINExpo Exhibit

One of the important goals for MINExpo® 2016 is to get the maximum number of attendees onto the show floor and into your exhibit booths. National Mining Association (NMA), sponsor of the show, is committed to a full partnership with exhibitors to make this happen. Exhibitors have their own show marketing plans. A few promotional tools have been developed to complement your efforts. Four email templates have been created that can be customized with your company name, booth number and… Read more »

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Plan to Videotape at MINExpo® 2016? There are Rules That Apply

Exhibitors at MINExpo® 2016 may want to videotape at the show. As long as the rules are followed, that’s not a problem. For safety and legal reasons, National Mining Association (NMA) has established strict limits on taping. Exhibitors who intend to use taping equipment on the show floor must obtain prior written permission from NMA and then comply with provisions of the policy, which covers all forms of recording and broadcasting in all media. Satellite media tours and “pay for… Read more »

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Make EAC Procedures as Simple as ABC

The EAC Notification is the most overlooked form to submit to show management, yet it is one of the most important as it lays the foundation for a delay-free installation. Take a minute to familiarize yourself with the ABCs of EACs: What is an EAC and Who Needs to Submit the Forms? An exhibitor appointed contractor (EAC) is a company you may hire in lieu of either the general service contractor (GES) or any of the other official contractors (see… Read more »