SCAM ALERT FOR EXHIBITORS

As per our privacy policy, Marketplace Events is a permission-based email sender. We do not share, rent, or sell any email lists. 

2025 information will be posted closer to event dates

2025 Exhibitor Manual: Coming Soon

 

Exhibitor Webinar: Coming Soon

Move-In Schedule with Map - Coming Soon!    

Move in is based on your booth location, please check the move in map to see what day you are able to move in.

MOVE-IN HOURS:

Wednesday February 12:     8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Thursday February 13:         8:00 am - 7:00 pm 
No vehicles after 2:00 pm Thursday due to carpet being placed (hand-carry only)

Friday February 14:              8:00 am - 10:00 am

SHOW HOURS:

Friday February 14:          11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Saturday February 15:      10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Sunday February 16:        10:00 am - 4:00 pm

MOVE-OUT HOURS:

Sunday February 16:        4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Monday February 17:       8:00 am - 3:00 pm

 

SHOW DECORATOR | GEMS

Exhibitors are responsible for flooring (required for all booths). You may supply your own flooring, tables, and chairs or rent from the show decorator. An advanced purchase discount is offered and will ensure availability of all needed items. 

As an exhibitor, you will automatically receive an email introduction email from GEMS with a username and temporary password.

After you've logged on you will be able to order services. Should you have any questions or need to have the introduction email resent, please contact Jill Zinkus by phone at 214.388.5722 ext.1 or Jill@gemsevents.com.

Order online from GEMS HERE.

Discount Deadline: Coming Soon!

    ORDERING ELECTRICAL and UTILITY SERVICES

    Electric will also be available for ordering on site at the show for an increased rate.

    If you have any questions, please contact Debbie at 832-667-2651. 

    Advance Price Deadline Date: Coming Soon!  

    TEMPORARY FOOD PERMIT APPLICATION

    You may find the application form here.                                                                                                 

    Please submit completed form to LucyF@MPEshows.com

    Exhibitors must have permission from show management and the NRG before giving out samples of consumables or selling consumables of any kind.

    EXHIBITOR WIRELESS INTERNET INSTRUCTIONS

    How to order Exhibitor Internet is here.                                                                                                                                                     No cost difference if you order onsite at the show.

    If you require a hardline internet connection or telephone services, use the order form here.

    Please note that there is complementary internet offered onsite. However, once the show opens it can be slow. If you require a more reliable connection, we do recommend you order the exhibitor internet. 

    PARKING

    You can find the Tan Lot parking pass order form here.

    • Email the completed form to ExhibitorServices@nrgpark.com 
    • Unlimited in/out privileges all weekend
    • Access to the loading docks

    Exhibitors may also park in the attendee parking (Orange Lot 8 and 10) for $20 (plus tax and card only) a day with no in/out privileges. 

    *There is no parking fee during move in.*

     

    HOW TO SAVE ON PARKING

    1. Park at the Fannin South Transit Center for $3 (1604 W Bellfort Blvd, Houston, TX) 

    2. Get on the METRORail station connected to the lot ($1.25 each way), ride for one stop, get off at Stadium Park/Astrodome. 

    3. Walk the few hundred feet to the NRG Center (it will be the building closest to the METRORail stop).

    Trains run every 6-12 minutes!

     

     

    TEMPORARY EVENT INSURANCE

    Temporary Event Insurance can be purchased  here.

    A few things to be aware of:

    • Vendors will have to pick the show from a drop-down list that includes shows other than just those run by MPE. 
    • Marketplace Events is not selling this insurance and doesn’t profit from it in any way.  This is simply a resource for those vendors who don’t already have the required insurance coverage per their contracts. 

    The Insurance clause is #5 on the Terms and Conditions page of all booth space contracts. You may use any insurance company for insurance but it must meet the following requirements: 

    • Comprehensive General Liability and All Risk Property insurance
    • Coverage must be from the start of move in to the end of move out
    • Coverage of at least $1,000,000 for each separate occurrence
    • Name Marketplace Events LLC and the venue as additional insured
    • Provide a copy of the certificate of insurance (COI) to MPE if requested

    EXHIBITOR SERVICES

    If you need additional help with exhibitor services, please contact exhibitorservices@nrgpark.com.

    SCAM WARNING

    There have been a number of spam emails offering our attendee lists. These are scams and the senders are unauthorized to use the Marketplace Events’ name. These scammers are attempting to receive monies from exhibiting companies without providing anything in return. These emails are not approved by Marketplace Events, and Marketplace Events would never ask for bank information or other sensitive information over email.  

    CLICK HERE for more information.

    Preferred Hotel

    Blossom Houston 
    7118 Bertner Avenue, Houston, TX 77030
    T 832.734.8888

    Book Here

    Group rate $149 per night


    ENHANCE YOUR COMPANY’S ONLINE EXHIBITOR LISTING

    Your basic listing will be uploaded to the website when you book your booth. Within 24 hours you will receive an automated email to enhance your listing. This link can be used multiple times and you can make updates and changes to your listing until ONE day after the show commences. If you have any questions regarding the online exhibitor listing or do not receive the link, please email our digital support rep, JenK@mpeshows.com.

    Need help with your listing? Read the FAQs. 

    Learn more about the benefits of creating your enhanced listing.
    Go from basic to ENHANCED!

    Introducing the QR Code!

    A new way to accelerate leads generated onsite at the show. A floor decal with a unique QR Code will be placed in front of your booth.

    hand holidng cell phone displaying QR code
    Learn More...

    SOCIAL MEDIA
    #LetsGetSocial

    Share your show pics or your home reno projects with us.

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    Hashtags: #HoustonHomeShow #HoustonHomeGardenShow


    In efforts to protect potential joint customers from fraudulent events and scammers, we request that you do not create your own Facebook Event. This helps us manage ticket sales for the event, and ensures that our team are available to support both exhibitors and potential attendees with any questions, comments, or concerns that they have. Please feel free to reach out to your show manager or show marketing manager with your companies’ Facebook page and we can add you as a co-host to the official event.

    Click Here to go to our Facebook Event for 2024.

    Click Here for the Social Media Marketing Kit