Conference FAQ

Exhibitors

Absolutely! The Exhibitor Workshop Area is a great opportunity to increase your brand visibility at this Canadian wine and grape industry’s premier gathering. It will be located in the Expo Room at the end of the Atrium area. There will be six (6) 45-minutes slots (with 15 min set-up/take-downtime) for you to inform delegates about innovations in your product line or new research. The time slots will be on a first-come-first-served basis.

The Exhibitor Workshop Area includes:

  • Screen 6’
  • LCD projector with remote control
  • Computer laptop on AV cart
  • The rental fee will be $ 200 + GST (Platinum and Gold Sponsors have special opportunities)

To reserve your slot time contact Carolyn MacLaren at 778 878 6145 or info@bcwgc.org

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No, but exhibitors are welcome to visit and relax in the spacious and welcoming atrium at the entrance to the Penticton Event Centre.

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Yes, as long as someone is in your booth to answer question, exhibitors can attend sessions and workshops (except the wine tasting).

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Yes, the username and pass code will be in your information package. It is an “unsecured” network. You may encounter problems if you have a security wall. Most problems occur around security certificates and here’s one response from the IT staff at the Convention Centre:

  • In Windows Internet Explorer, click Continue to this website (not recommended).
  • A red Address Bar and a certificate warning appear.
  • Click the Certificate Error button to open the information window.
  • Click View Certificates, and then click Install Certificate.
  • On the warning message that appears, click Yes to install the certificate.
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Exhibitors will have their coffee breaks and meals one half hour before the delegates come out of their presentations. This will allow you to be ready for them when they visit the tradeshow.

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Yes for the most part - NOT carpeted are all 20 x 20 booths as well as booths 21 to 29 and 2. If you are in these booths and would like a carpet in your space, you can order one through Showtime or you can bring your own. 

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Table Cloth – White top and green or purple skirting
Pipe & Drape – Hunter green and burgundy

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Yes. Exhibitors may share booth space with one other company only, providing it is industry related. The registering exhibitor will be invoiced. Only 2 reps (1 for each) are included in the booth fee.

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Exhibitors may serve samples of wine (no more than 30 ml/ 1 oz) at their booths providing the person serving has a “Serve it Right” card. The exhibitor would be responsible for any cost (i.e., wine, glasses, etc). To obtain your “Serve it Right” certificate go to http://www.servingitright.com/ 

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The weather is usually cooperative in July with temperatures between 20C (68F) and 28C (82F). However, the weather can have a mind of its own, bringing - sun, wind, and possibly rain. Please dress appropriately. Note: You should bring a sweater at the Convention Centre as air conditioning is often difficult to control.

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General

The floor plan and a list of where exhibitors are located can be downloaded here.

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Contact

The tradeshow decorator is: 

Showtime Event & Display
# 1- 325 Bay Ave, Kelowna V1Y 7S3 Canada
Tel: 250-868-2465 Toll Free 1-800-721-0029 Fax: 1-877-468-3313
Website: www.showtimedisplay.com

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