Show Decorator:

Click HERE to view the Full Show Decorator Kit

Mike Marigold
2110 Old Highway 8 NW
New Brighton, MN 55112

Phone: 651.280.4928
Fax: 651.917.2658

Food & Beverage Permit Procedures

All Exhibitors in the show who are dispensing food and/or beverages must obtain a Short-Term Food Permit.
Click here for the procedures

Short Term Food Permit
Guidelines for Dispensing Foods
Environmentally Acceptable Packaging
Event Self-Inspection


•    Anyone cooking with grease must have a hood above their unit.  The only exception is for displays like the Frying Saucer.
•    Any tabletop cooking or grilling will be allowed as long as our fire alarms are not going off.  As usual, if the Exhibit Hall gets too smoky, then those vendors will be asked to stop until we can properly ventilate that area.
•    Each exhibitor must provide their own hot coal bin and dispose their hot coals before they leave for the day.  The hot coal bin must be stored out of our building (in MCC marshalling yard).
•    If a smoke beam is tripped within the Exhibit Hall, the exhibitor will be required to shut their booth down for the run of the show.


•    There is NO reserved parking at the MCC. A limited number of weekly parking passes are available for sale in the Exhibitor Services office in the back of Hall D for the marshalling yard behind the Convention Center.
•    IMPORTANT - 1/3 of all available parking passes go on sale Tuesday, February 21st at 7:00am, 1/3 on Wednesday, February 22 at 7:00am and the final 1/3 on Thursday, February 23rd at 7:00am.
•    Parking passes are only valid during Friday, February 24 – Sunday, February 26 and Friday, March 3 – Saturday, March 4.
•    IMPORTANT: Parking will NOT be available on Sunday, March 5.  The parking lot will be reserved for the RED ZONE move out only.  All Exhibitors with parking passes MUST remove their vehicles by the end of the show on Saturday, March 4.
•    For additional parking options, please see the printable map of parking ramps and skyways near the MCC

Hotel Accomodations

The Minneapolis Hilton (two blocks from the Convention Center) is offering special rates of $99 for a single/double room.  Call 1.888.933.5363 for reservations or book online:  Make sure to reference “HGS” when making reservations.  Our rate is available until Thursday, January 26, 2017 or until the group block sells out.

Show Dates & Hours:

Friday, February 24, 2017  10:00 a.m. -  9:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 25, 2017  9:00 a.m. -   9:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 26, 2017  9:00 a.m. -   6:00 p.m.
Friday,  March 3, 2017  10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 4, 2017  9:00 a.m. -   9:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 5, 2017  9:00 a.m. -   6:00 p.m.

Move-In and Out:

Click HERE to view the move-in schedule

Exhibitors will be divided into six (6) move-in times over three (3) days: Front, Middle and Back 1/3 and two Red Zones.  Red Zone Exhibitors may NOT move in until Thursday, February 23.  

Tuesday, February 21: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
     Front 1/3: 7:00 am start
     Middle 1/3: 1:00 pm start
Wednesday, February 22: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
     Back 1/3: 7:00 am start
Thursday, February 23: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
     Red Zone 1: 7:00 am start
     Red Zone 2: 1:00 pm start

Sunday, March 5            6:01 p.m. – 8:00pm             RED ZONE ONLY
Sunday, March 5            8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.        Open Move Out
Monday, March 6            7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.         Open Move Out
*Monday, March 6           *2:00 p.m.                          *All Exhibitors moved out

In an effort to improve the speed of move out, the rear marshalling yard/loading dock area will be blocked off on Sunday, March 5 for RED ZONE exhibitors only.  All vehicles parking in the loading dock MUST have their vehicles removed by the end of the show on Saturday, March 4.  Any vehicles left in the loading dock will be subject to towing.

RED ZONE exhibitors must pick up a RED ZONE parking pass in the Show Office to park in the marshalling yard on Sunday, March 5.  RED ZONE exhibitors will be verified by Show Mgmt.  One parking spot is allowed per exhibitor and is first come, first serve.

Exhibitor Lounge:

Rypen Logo

Need a break to relax?   This space is dedicated to Exhibitors to eat, lounge and relax. Located in Room 101 A&J outside of Hall B.

2017 Exhibitor Web Button

Bring potential customers to the show by providing this ticket discount on your website.

Just follow the below steps:

1. Click "access web button" to save a copy of the button (once open, right click & save the image to your desktop).
Access Web Button

2. Have your web developer upload the web button to your website.

3. Once the button is uploaded have your web developer link the button to:


Julianne Spargo, Show Manager  952.933.3850 x116

Jennifer Sorensen, Exhibit Sales Consultant  952.933.3850 x115

Jill Kottke, Exhibit Sales Consultant  952.933.3850 x112

Mark Levine, Exhibit Sales Consultant  504.202.8457

Kristy Nerney, Exhibit Sales Consultant 952.933.3850 x134

Lauren Wallerius, Operations Coordinator 952.933.3850 x125

Erika Knuth, Show|Office Administrator 952.933.3850 x110