FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
AGE RESTRICTIONS - Are there any age restrictions to get into the exhibit hall?
No one under the age of 18 is allowed in the exhibit hall area at any time.
AIRPORT & TRANSPORTATION- What is the closest airport to the convention center and what transportation is available?
Tampa International Airport is the closest airport to the convention center (approximately 7 miles away). Passengers in need of ground transportation have a wide selection of affordable options to choose from. Please visit the following Tampa Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau website for more details.
ATTENDEE LIST - How can I obtain a pre-and post show attendee list?
An attendee list is not available for this event.
BADGES (exhibitors) – How can I register our booth personnel? How many badges is our company eligible for and what do they give us access to?
Registration is now open. Please click here to register. Each exhibiting company will receive two (2) conference registrations (Tuesday and Wednesday lunch included) and unlimited booth personnel badges (lunch not included). Additional conference passes may be purchased in advance (Tuesday and Wednesday lunch included).
BUDGET - How do I work with a tight budget?
Always order your services before the discount deadlines.
Consolidate your freight and shrink wrap it to avoid additional material handling charges.
For larger groups, use shuttle transportation rather than individual taxi service.
Always bring back up supplies so you don’t have to rent them for a premium at the show.
Some items are more cost effective to bring on your own rather than
renting them repeatedly at every show. (i.e. power strips, extension cords, artificial plants, waste baskets, etc.)
Consider the costs of rental displays, carpet and booth furnishing versus shipping and material handling charges for your own display.
Meet your freight target times (if applicable), and instruct your drivers to check in at the marshaling yard before the deadline time noted in the Exhibitor Service Manual to avoid additional surcharges.
For larger booths,ship hanging signs and carpet in advance to allow for straight-time installation when possible.
CONFERENCE SCHEDULE - Where can I find a schedule of events?
A preliminary conference program schedule is available online.
CONTACTS - Who are my key contacts as an exhibitor?
A list of Key Contacts is available on the Biometric Technology Expo website.
COSTS - What other costs can I expect in addition to my booth space?
Most Exhibitors will incur/need:
Material Handling/Drayage charges
Booth furniture (i.e. draped tables, chairs, etc)
Prices are available in the online Exhibitor Service Manual.
DEADLINES – What deadlines do I need to keep in mind as an exhibitor?
Most deadlines fall within 30-45 days of the exposition. A comprehensive deadline checklist is available in the Exhibitor Service Manual.
DEMOGRAPHICS – What is the expected demographic breakdown of attendees?
For details on demographic breakdown please contact Connie Shaw at 703-631-6200 or via email at email@example.com.
DRESS CODE - What is the dress code for booth personnel?
Business professional is always welcome, but khakis and company logo polo-shirts are acceptable as well.
EXHIBITOR LIST - Who is exhibiting this year?
Please click here to access the current exhibitor list and interactive floorplan.
EXHIBITOR RESOURCE CENTER – When will I receive my exhibitor service manual?
The exhibitor service manual is available now.
EXPOSITION SCHEDULE – What are this year’s move-in, move-out and show hours?
Exposition Schedule (as of 6/14/2012)
|Monday, September 17
||1:00pm – 6:00pm|
|Tuesday, September 18
||8:00am – 9:30am |
|Tuesday, September 18
||Noon – 5:00pm |
||10:00am – 4:00pm|
|Thursday, September 20
||8:30am – Noon|
|Thursday, September 20
||Noon – 6:00pm|
The schedule above is subject to change.
HOTEL RESERVATIONS - How can I make hotel reservations?
The online housing center is now open. Please make your reservations online.
REGISTRATION (CONFERENCE) - How do I register for the conference portion of the event; what does it include; and what qualifications are necessary?
Conference registration is available now. Please click here to register for badges. Each 10'x10' booth includes two(2) exhibitor conference badges which include access to conference sessions and lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday.
SHUTTLE BUSES - Is there shuttle bus service available from my hotel to the convention center?
Shuttle bus service is not available since most of the official conference hotels are within walking distance or a very short taxi ride away from the convention center.
SPONSORSHIPS – What type of sponsorships are available?
For patron/sponsor information, please contact Julie Lama at 703-631-6174 or firstname.lastname@example.org.