SCAM ALERT FOR VENDORS
2023 information will be posted closer to event dates
The KC Holiday Boutique does not print or mail the Vendor Kit. All information can be found in the Vendor Kit and the links below.
Vendor Kit – Click Here
Please note that this page is always being updated as new information becomes available.
Contact Kelsey Jackson, Show Coordinator
816.601.2701 | KelseyJ@mpeshows.com
It is required for all vendors to incorporate holiday decor in your booth.
Interested in getting your name out there? Donate Items for Girls Night out/Saturday Night Out.
On November 18th and from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm & November 19th from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Holiday Boutique turns a unique shopping experience into a party with a special Girls Night Out on Friday & a Saturday Night Out on Saturday
- complete with music, entertainment and fabulous door prizes!
You can reach shoppers and gain more exposure at the show by providing a gift certificate from your business.
Click Here to learn more.
2023 SHOW HOURS
|Thursday||November 17th||10:00 am* - 9:00 pm|
|Friday||November 18th||10:00 am* - 9:00 pm|
|Saturday||November 19th||9:00 am* - 7:00 pm|
|Sunday||November 20th||10:00 am* - 5:00 pm|
|Vendor Access: 8:00 am on show days||*Lower Level booths opens to public 1 hour earlier each morning at 9:00 am|
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.
Each vendor will be assigned a specific date and time to set up their booth. These assignments will be communicated via color-coded map posted below 30 days prior to move-in. Driving into the building, if feasible, is only allowed during your assigned date and time. Hand carry or pushcart move-in is allowed any time during and/or after assigned time.
If a vendor will be using a vehicle as part of their booth space, vehicles Keys MUST be given to Show Management once parked in booth.
Sunday, November 20th
5:01 pm - 7 pm GREEN SECTION ONLY These booths are last in, first out & must move out Sunday immediately following show close to clear a pathway to loading dock doors. GREEN ZONE VENDORS will receive a Dock Pass, allowing your vehicle to proceed to the front of the line.
7:01 pm - 10 pm ALL OTHER SECTIONS are encouraged to begin breaking down their exhibit space while the red section is cleared. Exhibit space must be COMPLETELY disassembled before vehicle will be permitted to drive into the building.
Monday, November 21st
8:00 am - 11 am All Booths must be completely removed by 11 am Monday, November 21st.
Show Decorator | GILBERT EXPOSITION MANAGEMENT SERVICES
Vendors are responsible for flooring (required for all booths.) You may supply your own tables and chairs or rent from the show decorator. An advanced purchase discount is offered & will ensure availability of all needed items.
As an vendor, you will automatically receive an 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 e-mail resent, please contact GEMS by phone at 214.388.5722 Ext 1 or e-mail email@example.com.
Electrical | Plumbing | Telecommunications | Internet
To purchase any of these services please visit the Overland Park Convention Center website or contact Exhibitor Services at 913.339.3000. An advanced purchase discount
Food Vendors will not need to apply for a food permit through the City of Overland Park.
CLICK HERE for the requirements food vendors need to meet through the Kansas Department of Agriculture. If you have any futher questions please call the KS Department of Agriculture at 785-564-6767.
Our shows have all been set up so vendors rs can apply using this link: https://www.buttine.com/eventExhibitor.html
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. They do not have to purchase this.
The Insurance clause is #5 on the Terms and Conditions page of all booth space contracts. For easy reference, vendors are required to have:
- 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 certificate of insurance to MPE
Contact Kendra Reilly Monahan, Buttine Underwriters Purchasing Group, LLC
212.867.3642 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Kansas Sales Tax Information
- All vendors must have either an "Event Registration Certificate" or a State of KS "Sales Tax Registration Certificate" displayed in a visible location during the event.
- The State of KS supplies Event Registration Certificates showing the current sales tax rate . These will be available to pickup when checking in at the On-site Show Office or Click Here to download a copy.
- You must collect and remit sales tax at the rate shown within 30 days of the event. Marketplace Events will submit a list of all participants to the State of KS for auditing purposes.
Click Here KS Department of Revenue Tax Tips for Kansas Event Vendors
For additional information regarding sales taxes prior to the event please visit the Kansas Department of Revenue Division of Taxation website.
THE NORTH LOT IS FOR SHOPPERS ONLY. SHOPPERS MUST BE ABLE TO FIND PARKING IN ORDER TO GET TO YOU! VENDOR PARKING IS NOT PERMITTED IN THE NORTH LOT.
Trucks and trailers: If you have NOT prepaid for a reserved parking spot, you are required to park your oversized truck or trailer in the two designated rows located in the Overland Park Convention Center North Lot.
You must provide the description and license plate info for your oversized truck or trailer at vendor check-in to receive your vendor badges.
Cars: During show hours, the covered lot will be designated for vendors on a first-come, first-serve basis. One parking pass per company will be provided at check-in & is required to enter the covered lot. Once the lot is full, additional parking is available in one of our two remote parking lots. Shuttle schedule for both the Black & Veatch & Marriott Overland Park remote lots listed below.
Click Here to view the parking map
We have negotiated discounted rates at the following hotels:
Sheraton Overland Park Hotel at the Convention Center (attached to OPCC)
6100 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66211
Click Here to reserve your room for $139/night
Booking Deadline is 5pm CST October 24, 2023
ENHANCE YOUR COMPANY’S ONLINE VENDOR 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 vendor 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!
HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE SHOP 2023
The Holiday Boutique SHOP will be available to all holiday show vendors in 2023!
One store, ONLINE. All the shows! Opening on August 15th, the shop will be promoted to multiple markets and display products from sellers across multiple shows – that means more shoppers! If you have yet to receive your invitation to be a part of a brand-new way to connect with shoppers online and beyond the show floor, connect with us. Reach out now to receive your invitation to start selling at HolidayBoutiqueSHOP@mpeshows.com.
Connect with us!
• Twitter: @KCHolidayShow
• Instagram: @HolidayBoutiqueShows
• Facebook: @HolidayBoutique
• Hashtags: #KCHolidayBoutique #HolidayBoutique
Promote the show and YOURSELF on social media.
We'd prefer if vendors did not make their own Facebook Event, but we'd love if you joined ours! We can make you a co-host, so our Facebook Event will appear on your Facebook Page. You can also share the Facebook Event regularly. You can post show specials and business information in our Facebook Event regularly. It's the best place to connect with our attendees prior to, during and after the show.
Click Here to go to our Facebook Event for 2022.
VENDOR 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).
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:
Contact us today!
Marc H Gary, Show Manager
Sherri Huffman, Exhibit Sales Consultant
Gretchen Evans, Exhibit Sales Consultant
Kelsey Jackson, Show Coordinator