Inaugural LAUGHLIN WATER SPORTS EXPO
February 28-29-March 1, 2020
Edgewater Hotel & Casino Resort, Laughlin, Nevada
Welcome exhibitors and vendors to the new Laughlin Water Sports Expo, an annual event targeting everything for outdoor recreation and motorsports enthusiasts.
FOR EXHIBITORS — IMPORTANT INFORMATION
TIME TO SIGN-UP FOR YOUR 2020 EXPO SPACE – EXHIBITORS PLEASE READ!
When making a space request, if you have a location preference, please include your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices. This is your chance to establish seniority for future expos.
HERE IS THE LINK FOR THE ONLINE SPACE APPLICATION/REQUEST FORM:
BULK SPACE RATES: for boats, RVs, off-road vehicles, trailers, etc. SORRY, NO PRIVATE PARTY OWNED PRODUCTS ALLOWED – this is not a Swap Meet.
Bulk Spaces 750 to 1500 square feet = $.70 per square foot
Bulk Space 1500 to 2500 square feet = $.65 per square foot
Bulk Space over 2500 square feet = $.60 per square foot
BOOTH VENDOR SPACE RATES: for accessory products, services and retail merchandise (all indoors at the Edgewater E-Center – electricity available)
10’ x 10’ (non-corner) = $350.00
10’ x 10’ (corner/aisle) = $390.00
BULK SPACES (OUTDOORS) BY SIZE/PRICE
SPACES #1, #2, #3 – 70’ X 50’ = 3,500 SQ. FT = $2,100.00 EACH
SPACES #16, #17, #18 – 80’ X 40’ = 3,200 SQ. FT = $1.920.00 EACH
SPACES #22 & #23 – 70’ X 40’ = 2,800 SQ. FT = $1,680.00 EACH
SPACES #24 – 65’ X 40’ = 2,600 SQ. FT = $1,560.00 EACH
SPACES #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #15, #20, #21 – 45’ X 40’ = 1,800 SQ. FT
= $1,170.00 EACH
SPACES #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #25, #26, #28, #29, #30, #32 = 1,750 SQ. FT
= $1,140.00 EACH
SPACES #33 – 65’ X 25’ = 1,625 SQ. FT = $1,060.00 EACH
SPACES #27 – 50’ X 25’ = 1,250 SQ. FT = $875.00 EACH
SPACES #31 – 45’ X 25’ = 1,125 SQ. FT = $790.00 EACH
BOOTHS (INDOORS, E-CENTER, ELECTRICITY AVAILABLE)
ALL 10’ X 10’ – CORNER $390.00 NON-CORNER $350.00
EXHIBITORS PLEASE NOTE #1: The Expo will not be issuing Exhibitor Name Badges for this event. The Expo will have neck lanyards and plastic business card holders available to exhibitors at no charge at the Expo office on-site.
EXHIBITORS PLEASE NOTE #2: The Expo has a limited number of rooms on reserve for exhibitors. The Edgewater special reduced rate is $60.00 per night (plus tax and hotel fee), the Colorado Belle rate is $55.00 and the Aquarius is $75.00 per night.. Please make your reservation early — there are specific ‘group’ and ‘booking’ codes I must give exhibitors to get those rates. Please call 951-501-0210 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for those codes. Because “KISS” is playing at the Laughlin Event Center on Saturday, February 29, many hotels may be sold-out if you wait, and without the Expo codes, room rates are likely to be significantly higher.
SPACE APPLICATIONS MAY BE MAILED, EMAILED, FAXed or ELECTRONICALLY SUBMITTED
Mailing Address: Media Direction, 31933 Odyssey Drive, Winchester, CA 92596
Phone: (951) 501-0210 office direct
FAX: (951) 599-0195
Space deposits (one-third of total space cost) due on or before: December 2, 2019
FINAL SPACE PAYMENTS IN FULL DUE NO LATER THAN JANUARY 31, 2020
All space costs must be paid in full prior to Expo move-in. In the event an exhibitor wishes to cancel a space reservation, that request must be made (via email or in writing) prior to January 31, 2020 in order to receive a full refund. No refunds of any payments after January 31, 2020, sorry no exceptions.
HOW TO PAY DEPOSITS and BALANCE DUE
Payment may be made in cash, check, money order or credit card (PayPal) — you do not have to have a PayPal account to utilize the online/website payment option, all major credit cards accepted by PayPal. We do not accept credit card payments by phone for your security.
FOR CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS ONLINE, PLEASE USE THIS LINK: Click Here
IF YOU WANT TO MAKE A PAYMENT BY CHECK, PLEASE MAIL TO THIS ADDRESS:
Make checks payable to: MEDIA DIRECTION
Mailing Address: Media Direction, 31933 Odyssey Drive, Winchester, CA 92596
The Laughlin Water Sports Expo is a rain or shine event — no postponements or cancellations for inclement weather
Brought to you by Media Direction – producer of the Lake Havasu Boat Show and the Sand-Water-RV Expo (Media Direction has successfully been involved in the advertising/marketing/ public relations and event/entertainment production business for 40 years. Experienced in media buying, PR, advertising, event promotion/organization and all forms of social media).
- What kind of Expo is this?
This event is intended to generate sales opportunities for manufacturers, retail dealers, and booth vendors offering related accessory products and services to the outdoor powersports recreation industry (off-road vehicles, side-by-sides, motorcycles, trucks, RVs, travel trailers, and boats) as well as kayaks, paddleboards, golf cars, mobility scooters, camping equipment, fishing gear, and bicycles. NEW and USED product for sale welcomed. No private parties.
- What is the venue like?
The Laughlin Water Sports Expo is occupying approximately 200,000 square feet of the Edgewater Hotel & Casino Resort parking lot immediately adjacent and visible to S. Casino Drive, and the 27,000 square foot Edgewater enclosed E-Center.
- Who attends, from what markets and how many?
The Expo is for everyone who enjoys outdoor recreation, especially the motorized variety. The Expo primarily pulls an audience from the over 250,000 people living and visiting in Lake Havasu City, Parker, Kingman, Yuma, Bullhead City, Laughlin, Fort Apache, Mohave Valley and Indio plus portions of Riverside/San Bernardino, Las Vegas and Phoenix. Expected total attendance for the two-days will be 7,000 to 8,000. ADMISSION TO THE EXPO IS FREE and parking is free also.
- How will the Expo be advertised?
It is anticipated that the Expo will draw an audience from as far as Las Vegas to the north, Phoenix to the east, Yuma to the south and Southern California/San Bernardino and Riverside Counties to the west. Consumer demographics will target those fitting the profile of active, outdoor recreation minded individuals and families with generous disposal incomes who are interested in and/or already involved with off-roading, RVing and boating lifestyles. Advertising mediums to include: Internet, banner ads on popular special interest Forums, email blasts to targeted demographic lists, social media (Facebook and Instagram), regional newspapers, print ads in special interest publications, highway signage, massive radio campaign and public relations.
2020 LAUGHLIN WATER SPORTS EXPO EXHIBITOR RULES and POLICIES
Show Hours: Open to the public (rain or shine)
Friday, February 28, 2020 – noon to 5pm
Saturday, February 29, 2020 — 9am to 5pm
Sunday, March 1, 2020 — 9am to 3pm
Move-in (Exhibitors): Wednesday, February 26 after 2:00pm; Thursday, February 27 from 8:00am to 5:00pm — Friday, November 28, 7:30am to 11:00am. The Expo opens to the public at noon.
Move-out: Sunday, March 1 after 3:00pm, Monday, March 2 from 8am to noon, all exhibit material must be removed by noon, March 2.
Security will be present from Wednesday, February 26 through Monday, March 2, at noon.
All bulk space exhibits and booths must be attended/manned during all show hours.
There is no electrical power on-site outdoors. Portable generators are permitted only with permission of show management and conforming to local fire department standards. Portable generators must be equipped with a means of expelling exhaust in such a way as to avoid CO contamination to adjacent show guests and other exhibitors.
No Spikes Allowed to Anchor Tents or EZ-Ups on Asphalt: We have been informed by the Edgewater Hotel that exhibitors will not be allowed to use spikes driven into the asphalt to anchor tents or EZ-Ups. If this is a problem, please notify show management.
Bulk exhibitors and booth vendors are responsible for their own move-in and move-out. Boat Show management does not offer storage.
Bulk exhibitors and booth vendors are responsible for bringing their own display equipment (i.e. tables, chairs, EZ-Ups, stairs, backdrops, signage, etc.)
Boat Show staff will have forklifts on-site to assist with heavy loading and unloading of display items and moving vehicles/boats/trailers into final position. Boat Show staff will not be available to off-load exhibitor boats from their trailers. If an exhibitor wishes to display boats off trailers, they are responsible for that activity. Private crane rental services are available in the immediate area to provide that service.
All exhibitors are required to abide by all local regulations pertaining to licenses and permits. In addition, all exhibitors must have minimum general business liability insurance coverage of $1,000,000. Any accident or injury occurring within the assigned bulk or booth space is solely the responsibility of the exhibitor.
Exhibitors must confine any promotion or solicitation within the perimeter of their assigned space. Excessively large or misleading signage or loud audio creating a conflict with other exhibitors in the Expo is prohibited and must be removed or stopped at the direction of Expo management.
No outside alcoholic beverages or glass containers are allowed at the Expo. Food, beverage and beer will be available for sale on-site during regular show hours.
All exhibitors are urged to exercise care and caution when leaving displays/merchandise unattended (overnight). Unexpected changes in weather may occur suddenly. It is strongly recommended that free standing tents, E-Z Ups and other coverings be taken down or secured with heavy weights. Expo management is not responsible for weather related damage. This is an all-outdoor Expo.
All exhibitors must wear official Expo badges issued by show management during show hours. Badges may be ordered prior to February 20, 2020 and picked up at the on-site Expo office starting Thursday, February 27 after 1:30pm. Please use the online link at the top of this page to order exhibitor badges. Booth spaces are allowed up to 6 free exhibitor badges. Bulk spaces are allowed up to 8 free exhibitor badges. Additional badges are available for $2.00 each. Extra badges may also be issued on site at the Expo office if needed. Badges will only be issued to registered Expo exhibitors and media/press.
Guidelines for “Manufacturer” Exhibitors
Manufacturers may only display “for sale” products (new or previously owned) which they manufacture or have in inventory. No private party products “for sale” allowed in the exhibitor display area. If a manufacturer wishes to exhibit, first consideration will be given to the Laughlin/Bullhead City based authorized dealer representing that product brand if one exists. If the local authorized dealer elects not to exhibit that brand, or a dealer for that brand does not exist in Laughlin/Bullhead City, the manufacturer may seek other representation at the Expo by a Lake Havasu based retail business as long as it does not violate or conflict with any existing exclusive territory agreements between a Laughlin/Bullhead City based dealer and that manufacturer/brand. Manufacturers that sell factory-direct (without retail dealers) are welcome to exhibit. Duplication of brands “for sale” will be avoided wherever possible. In order for a manufacturer to make a sale at the Laughlin Water Sports Expo (state of origin and local regulations pertain), a valid Laughlin/Bullhead City business license must be in force (a temporary business license is available from local City offices, see below for more info). If a manufacturer does not have a Nevada DMV RV/trailer license, the RV or trailer must be plainly marked, “For Display Purposes Only” (a temporary DMV/RV/trailer license is available from local City offices, see below for more info). It is imperative that a manufacturer list all products it intends to offer for sale or display at the Expo on the original space application. Products not listed on the space application may be denied display/for sale privileges at the Expo. Show management reserves the right to deny exhibiting privileges to any manufacturer (Laughlin/Bullhead City based or not) who in the judgment of show management is conducting itself in a manner that presents unfair competition to others in the show.
Guidelines for “Retail Dealer” Exhibitors
Laughlin/Bullhead City retailer dealers and/or manufacturers will be given first opportunity to exhibit (commitment deadline is December 2, 2019). Duplication of brands “for sale” will be avoided wherever possible. An exhibitor may, however, display product of a duplicate brand “not for sale” in order to show specific products and services (accessories, rigging, installation, etc.) it offers to the public “for sale.” Dealers may only display “for sale” products (new and previously owned) where they have an existing “dealer agreement” with that specific manufacturer and/or product in inventory listed “for sale” under a consignment agreement. Displayed “for sale” products may only be sold through that dealer. Private party products “for sale” without a consignment agreement with a dealer is prohibited. A dealer must have a valid Lake Havasu City business license in force (a temporary business license is available from local City offices, see below for more info). If a dealer does not have an Arizona DMV RV/trailer license, the RV or trailer must be plainly marked, “For Display Purposes Only” (a temporary DMV/RV/trailer license is available from local City offices, see below for more info). ). It is imperative that a dealer list all products it intends to offer for sale or display at the Expo on the original space application. Products not listed on the space application may be denied display/for sale privileges at the Expo. Show management reserves the right to deny exhibiting privileges to any dealer (Laughlin/Bullhead City based or not) who in the judgment of show management is conducting itself in a manner that presents unfair competition to others in the show.
Guidelines for Vendors/Booth Exhibitors
Vendors/booth exhibitors selling name brand merchandise must have a distributor agreement in place with the manufacturer of that product. There shall be no duplicate name brand products “for sale” at the boat show unless the manufacturer does not have a policy of exclusive territories. Products of very similar or identical use/function will be limited to no more than two such products in a specific category (i.e. — sunglasses, cutlery, water toys, etc.). Laughlin/Bullhead City based vendors/booth exhibitors will be given the first opportunity to exhibit (commitment deadline is December 2, 2019). All sales at the Expo must be through the vendor/booth exhibitor, and a valid Laughlin/Bullhead City business license must be in force (a temporary business license is available from local City offices, see below for more info). ). It is imperative that a vendor list all products it intends to offer for sale or display at the Expo on the original space application. Products not listed on the space application may be denied display/for sale privileges at the Expo. Show management reserves the right to deny exhibiting privileges to any vendor/booth exhibitor (Laughlin/Bullhead City based or not) who in the judgment of show management is conducting itself in a manner that presents unfair competition to others in the show.
ADDITIONAL EXPO POLICIES – PLEASE READ
NOISE LEVELS — Please keep sound at a level that allows neighboring exhibits to be able to conduct business. We will ask you to turn down or turn off any sound system/amplifier that is bothering your neighbors. Failure to do so will result in loss of power from your exhibit. Noise makers (air horns, bull horns, sirens, etc) are not permitted.
SECURITY — Show management is responsible for providing security coverage beginning at the official, published move-in time and ending at the official, published move-out time. Exhibitors are responsible for security of their booth and any loss or damage to their property during official move-in hours, moveout hours and show hours, including 1 hour prior to show opening and ½ hour after show closing. The Sand-Water-RV Expo assumes no liability for any loss, damage, or injury to any property of the exhibitor or to any of its officers, agents, employees, or contractor, whenever attributed to accident, fire, or any other cause whatsoever.
SECURITY TIPS — Securing your exhibit materials and items is always a good idea. Most losses occur during move-in and move-out, and the first ½ hour after a show closes. Do not leave your booth unattended at any time! AV equipment, cash registers, and product should be placed under a table or in a box. ⊥ Cover your tables and products after move-in and after show hours by using a sheet or something similar. The sheet can be secured with bungee cords or duct tape. Do not indicate the contents on the outside of your boxes and crates. These items pass through many hands during the shipping process as well as during the show. Permanent identification on your property will reduce temptation and make the return of these items easier should they disappear. NEVER leave money, purses, wallets or laptops unattended in your booth. Take your cash, credit cards, and credit card receipts with you at the end of each day. Do not leave valuable items/ personal items in clear view or within reaching distance of other people. Once the show closes, always be sure to pack your valuables first.
STAFFING — Exhibit booths must be staffed during all published show hours. Exhibits must open promptly at the published time each day and remain open until the closing hour each day. If an exhibitor needs access to booth before/after exhibitor hours, they must obtain security clearance from show management. Please contact the Show Management at the show office or at exhibitor registration.
BOOTH CHANGES — Changes to your booth location can occur at any time from the initial assignment until show opening. Modifications to an exhibitor’s display may be made by show management at any time. All booth designs are subject to on-site Fire Marshal approval and regulations.
BOOTH DESIGN GUIDELINES — Exhibitors are not allowed to put anything above the maximum height allocated for each type of booth without show management’s approval: 10’ x 10’ has a 10’ height limit. Bulk spaces have a 12ft. height limit unless approved by show management. Each exhibitor is entitled to a reasonable sight line from the aisle regardless of exhibit size. All printed materials and samples must be distributed within your booth only. Working the aisles or approaching people outside your booth is prohibited. Exhibitors may hang graphics in their booth, but they cannot exceed the maximum height allowed. All signs must be professionally produced. Hand written signs are prohibited. Placement of signs must be approved by show management. The use of corrugated boxes, unlabeled bins, etc. to display and/or sell product or merchandise is discouraged and may not be permitted by the Fire Marshal. Unsightly storage of inventory within your booth area during show hours (cartons of product) is not permitted. All booths must accommodate and be accessible to the handicapped in compliance with the American Disabilities Act regardless of your company’s size. Please contact show management if your booth does not meet or exceeds the show guidelines.
OUTDOOR CANOPIES/TENTS/E-Z UPS — Canopies cannot exceed the maximum booth height or booth depth. They may cover your entire booth area, but the support structures cannot be wider than 3″ when placed in the front 5′ of your booth. Standard booth line of sight rules apply. Canopies must be fire retardant and meet all fire regulations. If 200 square feet or more is covered, additional precautions are required (Smoke detectors, Fire Exit signs, a hand held Fire Extinguisher and an approved Certificate of Flame Proofing.) Exhibitors must comply with the local fire rules and regulations when using a canopy.
DEMONSTRATIONS — While entertaining/demonstrating in booth, you must arrange booth so audience does not block aisles, overflow into nearby booths or disrupt your neighbors’ business. Normal traffic flow must be maintained at all times.
FACILITY USE — Do not attach your materials or puncture any surface that is part of the facility, including no spikes driven into the asphalt to secure an EZ-Up or tent. This means no screws, nails, tacks, tape, carpet tape, stickers, and/or decals on anything but your own property. Doing so may result in a charge to your company from the facility for repair and clean-up.
FIRE & SAFETY — All exhibitors are required to abide by the rules and regulations listed below. All materials must be flame resistant. This includes, but is not limited to, drapes, curtains, table coverings. No combustible materials should be attached to or hung from the sides or the back of the booth. Outside areas enclosed by solid walls and/or ceilings (tents, E-Z Ups, canopies) must be approved in advance by the Fire Marshal and require operational smoke detectors inside the enclosed area. They must also have an alarm, fire extinguisher or a smoke detector in or connected to the outside area. Other restrictions may apply. Fire extinguishers, fire hoses and sprinkler closets must be visible and accessible at all times even if located in your booth. ⊥ Aisles and exits must be kept clear and free of obstructions. Use or storage of compressed gases, helium, flammable liquids, explosives, and other toxic or hazardous materials may be done only with a permit and approval by the Fire Marshal and Facility. Combustible rubbish should be removed from your booth daily. Open flames for any reason require show management, Fire Marshal and Facility approval. No standing on chairs, tables, rented furniture or any facility equipment for safety precautions. All carpet must be adhered to the floor by the contractor or the exhibitor. No animals allowed unless on leash or except those assisting the physically impaired.
MATERIAL DISPLAYED — Show management reserves the right to require exhibitors to remove any materials from their exhibit which is determined, at our discretion, to be inappropriate.
MOTOR VEHICLES –Fuel level must not exceed ¼ tank of gas or contain more than 5 gallons, whichever is less. ⊥ Refueling and de-fueling of vehicles must be done outside the facility and appropriate safety equipment must be used. Fuel vents must be sealed to prevent the escape of volatile and flammable vapors. All batteries must be disconnected (negative battery terminal must be disconnected). Gas caps must be locked or taped shut. No ignition source may be within 20 feet of the vehicles. Keys must be kept on site in the event an emergency removal of the vehicle is required. Vehicles and exhibits cannot block exit doors or fire lanes. Operation of any internal combustion engine is prohibited without Fire Marshal approval. Vehicles are subject to random inspections by the Fire Marshal. AT NO TIME DURING THE SHOW ARE VEHICLES TO BE STARTED, DRIVEN OR MOVED. Only exhibitors with an exhibitor badge will be allowed to remove vehicles, motorcycles, ATVs, watercraft, trailers or anything with two or more wheels. If vehicles in a booth are being removed by a third party, exhibitors need to provide show management with the contact and company name of the responsible party All vehicles MUST be removed from the facility by the following Monday at noon or they will be subject to towing.
MOVE-OUT — Early move-out is prohibited, including the early removal of vehicles. A violation of this rule may result in being banned from future shows. Tear down will begin at the close of the show. Early tear-down will result in forfeiting your rights to participate in future shows.
ALL EXHIBITORS/VENDORS – PLEASE READ — TEMPORARY BUSINESS LICENSE INFO!