Frequently Asked Questions

When is PestWorld 2017?

PestWorld 2017 will be held October 24-27. The show will close on Friday, October 27.

What is the location?

PestWorld 2017 will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD

How many attendees come to PestWorld?

The attendance for PestWorld is between 3,000- 3,500 people. This includes exhibitors and all attendees.

What are the exhibit hall dates and hours?

Exhibit Hall Hours
Tuesday, October 24
2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 25
10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 26
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Friday, October 27
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

What are the Set-up/Tear-Down dates and times?

Exhibitor Set-Up
Monday, October 23
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 24
7:30 a.m. – 12 Noon

Exhibitor Tear-Down
Friday, October 27
11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

What are the booth sizes and rates for PestWorld 2017?

Booth SizeAllied Member FeeNon-Member Fee
10’ x 10’$2,750$3,625
10’ x 20’$5,400$6,775
20’ x 20’$9,150$12,125
20 x 30’$14,800$19,250
20’ x 40’$19,800$25,750
20’ x 50’$26,150$33,800

What is the cost to become an Allied member of NPMA?
The cost of an Allied membership is based on the amount of sales that your company does within the pest management industry. Please click here for more specific pricing.

What are the terms of payment?
After June 1, 2017, full payment is due with your contract. Failure to comply will result in cancellation of booth space and forfeiture of deposit.

What is included in the cost of the exhibit space?
Exhibitors receive the following for each 10’x10’ space:

  • Standard booth equipment: 8’ high back wall, 3’ high side wall, one identification sign
  • Three complimentary badges for each 10’x10’ space. Booths over 20’x 30’ should contact NPMA for their specific number of badges.
  • Full Company listing in On-Site Program distributed to all attendees
  • Special discounted rates for additional full badges
  • Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Hospitality Suite Privileges
  • Access to registered attendee mailing list both pre and post-convention
  • 24-hour security service in the exhibit hall
  • One reception, two lunches, a continental breakfast and refreshments in the exhibit hall

If I use all my complimentary badges, what is the cost of additional badges?

Additional Badge — $225 — includes all PestWorld 2017 official functions, including exhibit hall, general sessions, and educational sessions. Final night banquet tickets are not included but can be purchased separately.

Who is the official general contractor?
National Pest Management Association has selected Nexxt Show as the official general services contractor. Nexxt Show can provide carpeting, furniture, labor, shipping and other services.

Please review the Exhibitor Service Manual for prices and services (available August 2017).

Will there be other costs to exhibitors associated with exhibiting?
Yes. Nexxt Show has been selected as the official general services contractor for PestWorld 2017. The booth fee includes the hard walls and identification sign. Costs for booth furnishings, carpeting, drayage, and electric will all be additional. Exhibitors will be responsible for ordering these items through Nexxt Show.

When will the Exhibitor Service Manual be available?
The exhibitor service manual will be available in August. Nexxt Show will send an individual e-mail to each exhibiting company with their log-in and password information. All service kits are accessed online. If you don’t have online capabilities, please inform NPMA or Nexxt Show and a hard copy can be mailed out to you.

Does my booth need to be carpeted?
Yes. Exhibits are required to purchase carpeting or provide floor covering. Carpet can be rented through Nexxt show.

Are there union regulations?
Yes, union labor may be required for some aspects of your installation and dismantling. Please refer to the Union Regulations section in the Exhibitor Service Manual for more information.

What are the rules for Exhibitor Appointed Contractors (EAC)?
Exhibitors may employ the services of independent contractors to install and dismantle their booths. Written notification must be submitted to Nexxt Show at least 30 days prior to move in. Exhibitors must provide evidence that the EAC has the proper certificate of insurance.

Do my installers need work passes?
Everyone that enters the exhibit hall needs an official badge. NPMA is providing security for the hall 24 hours a day throughout the convention. If you need badges for workers that are helping with set-up or tear-down only, please inform NPMA prior to the show or stop by the registration desk on-site and a badge can be made for them at no charge.

How are the space assignments determined?
Space sales are assigned according to the Exhibitor Seniority System. A booth space drawing is held in September, approximately one year and one month out from the convention. Space is awarded by seniority with the companies that have exhibited for the most consecutive number of years having first choice. If a company does not participate in the booth space drawing, space then becomes available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Is sharing space allowed?
No. Exhibitors are prohibited from subletting all or any part of their contracted booth space.

My company would like to do a raffle drawing. Is that possible?
Exhibitors are welcome to hold drawings in their booth to increase traffic. Winners of drawings can be announced during the Friday exhibit hours only. Once an exhibiting company has picked a winner, that information can be brought to the NPMA booth and we will announce the winner and direct them to your booth. We do not make announcements during any other exhibit hall hours as it interferes with communication and dialog on the exhibit floor.

How do I make hotel reservations?
Click here to make hotel reservations at one of the PestWorld 2017 preferred properties.

How do I reserve a hospitality suite or meeting space?
Hospitality suites and meeting rooms can only be rented to companies that are exhibiting at the PestWorld show. If you would like to book space, please e-mail Alexis Wirtz at [email protected]. She will put you in touch with the proper person at the hotel. You may then work directly with the hotel to secure the space you need.

If you have any other questions, please contact Alexis Wirtz, VP of Meetings and Exhibits for the National Pest Management Association at 703-352-6762 or [email protected].

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