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2014 SME Minnesota Section Trade Show and Vendors' Reception

April 22 – 23, 2014

New this year!!

SME Trade Show:

Tuesday, April 22, 11:30 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 23, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

SME Vendors’ Reception

Tuesday, April 22, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.


Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC)
350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802 USA

Showcase your products and services at these events!



General Vendor Information:

Exhibit Rates
$700 initial booth
$600 second booth
$700 any additional booths
Two 3-booth blocks in Fitzgerald Hall for the special price of $1650

Registration includes sponsorship of the Tuesday evening Vendors' Reception and two Exhibitors' Luncheons (Tuesday & Wednesday). Included in each booth fee is a draped 10' x 10' space, one 8' skirted table, two chairs, a company sign, wireless Internet, and four tickets to the Vendors' Reception and Exhibitors' Luncheons.

Exhibit Setup
Tuesday, April 22, 7:00-11:30 a.m.

Exhibit Removal
All exhibits must be removed by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23 unless otherwise arranged directly with the DECC.

Exhibitor Luncheons
The Exhibitors' Luncheons will be held from Noon - 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, and 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23. The luncheons will be buffet-style and will provide exhibitors with maximum opportunities to meet with current and potential customers. A meeting or host ticket is required for admittance to the luncheons.

Vendors' Reception
The Vendors' Reception will be held from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22 in both Pioneer Hall and Fitzgerald Hall, and will feature hearty hors d'oeuvres and an open bar. Attendees at this event include several hundred meeting participants and their guests, as well as other individuals associated with the mining industry. A meeting, host, or guest ticket is required for admittance to this reception.

Becoming a Vendors' Reception Co-host
Co-host status is included with all Trade Show booths. Companies that do not have booths, but wish to sponsor the Vendors' Reception, may become co-hosts for a fee of $250. Co-host names will be listed in the Vendors' Reception program and on slides representing their companies, which will be projected in Pioneer Hall and Fitzgerald Hall during the event. With their registration fee, all co-hosts receive four host tickets for company representatives or guests.

Bringing Additional Guests?
The Trade Show Vendors' Reception and Exhibitors Luncheons are ticketed events requiring name badges. Trade Show participants or Vendors' Reception co-hosts wishing to bring additional staff members or guests (beyond the four included per registration) may order more tickets at a cost of $50 per badge in advance or $60 at the door.

Registering for a Group?
Sometimes several people from an organization wish to attend these events. During the registration process, additional group member names can be added. Any fees will be added together and charged to the first person listed in the group. Please note: If any of the people in this group wish to pay their fees individually, using a different credit card, a separate registration must be created.










Pioneer Hall Floor Plan

Fitzgerald Hall Floor Plan

SME Exhibitor Arrangements

Security Considerations

Vendor Registration

Cohost Registration

Contact Us:
UMD Continuing Education

Phone: 218/726-6361
Fax: 218/726-7609



For more information, or to order additional equipment or services:

DECC Exhibitor Information

DECC Exhibitor Services Order Forms