Online Exhibitor Manual

For Exhibitors


Show hours and move in/move out Information

Set-up Hours:
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 8:00am - 1:00pm

***Please Note:  If you need more time (outside of posted hours) to finish building your booth, you can stay as late as you like.  Just let us know, and we will alert show security.  Pre-Show, simply email Kenzie at or just grab anyone from the show team on show site.***

Show Hours:
Friday, January 25, 2019 - 9:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 9:00am - 5:30pm (early hours for Halloween & Party Expo Retailers begin at 8:00am)
Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 9:00am - 5:30pm

Move-out Hours:
Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 5:30pm - 11:30pm
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Exhibitor Unloading & Parking Information

Below is a map of the parking areas surrounding the convention center. The red arrow indicates the fastest route to complete the unloading process – from the SpringHill Suites (1) to Parking Lot F (4).

Exhibitor Parking is $15 per day, per parking space. If your vehicle has a trailer, you will need to pay for an additional space - $30 per day.

NOTE: All vendors must report to the Marshalling Yard (2) and receive a dock pass before going to the Loading Dock (3).

Key Locations:
1. The SpringHill Suites (Official Haunters Hotel)
2. Marshalling Yard – Lot I
3. Loading Dock
4. Exhibitor Parking – Lot F

From the SpringHill Suites (1), head north on St. Peters Street
Take the first left on Julia Street
Take the second left on Tchoupitoulas Street
Continue on Tchoupitoulas Street and take your first right after passing under the highway into the Marshalling Yard – Lot I(2)
After receiving unloading instructions at the Marshalling Yard (2), head towards Tchoupitoulas Street
Turn right onto Tchoupitoulas Street
Take the first left onto Henderson Street
Continue on Henderson Street and turn left just before the railroad tracks onto Loading Dock (3) Access Road
After unloading, continue on the Loading Dock (3) Access Road and take the first left onto Julia Street
Continue on Julia Street and take your fifth left on Tchoupitoulas Street
Continue on Tchoupitoulas Street and take your eighth left onto Calliope Street Riverbound
Take your first right onto S. Peters Street and continue into Exhibitor Parking – Lot F(4)

Official Contractor/Decorator - Freeman Services

In this section, you will be able to order carpet, furnishings, graphics, labor and more. For general information, please reference the Freeman Quick Facts document. To place orders online, please visit the Freeman Website.

Have questions? Contact our dedicated Freeman customer service representatives at and

Exhibitor Checklist

Vendor Checklist - Download the Vendor Action Checklist which will give you information on important vendor deadlines and forms so you can stay ahead of the game as you prepare for the show.

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Utilities

Click HERE to order Lighting, Plumbing, and Rigging (sign hanging). This is also where you will find Fire Marshal rules and information.

For Electrical orders, download the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center form here.

Additional Official Vendors & Order Forms

Still have questions?

Contact Kenzie Jones - 203.242.8124 or