Postponed: New England Apparel Club Buyers Show

Date/Time
Date(s) - 03/14/2020 - 03/18/2020
All Day

Location
Center of NH Expo Center at Doubletree Hotel

Categories


THIS SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED because their exhibitors are flying in from locations currently under quarantine. If you signed up, please take yourself off the calendar or email kelly@nhgsa.com so we know you received this message.

New dates are May 31-June 3, 2020. Please mark your calendars

 

Location: Center of NH Expo Hall, Double Tree Hotel ballrooms and armory.
700 Elm Street, Manchester NH 03101

Perk: All GSAs volunteering at this event will receive a $10 lunch certificate to Diz’s Cafe on Elm Street. This is our founder, Judi Window’s, new restaurant and NHGSA is excited to support its grand opening. Diz’s Cafe plans to open early April and won’t be open during the event.

The New England Apparel Club is a wholesale show for retail stores and buyers. This show is not open to the public. Manchester is a new venue for NEAC. The goal is to make the Retailers and Exhibitors feel welcomed and have a positive experience.

Granite State Ambassadors will be volunteering at the expo hall doors, the ballroom doors and armory doors checking badges, directing attendees, and providing show information.  GSA’s will be welcoming retailers from New England and New York to the Manchester NEAC Show, as well as answering questions and directing Retailers and Exhibitors.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • CHECK Badges for entrance to show floor(s) Badges MUST be worn and visible.  Everyone entering show floor must have a Badge. Exhibitor / Buyer / NEAC Staff / Hotel Staff ID. Check that badge displays COLOR of the day.
  • DIRECT Attendees – to Registration and all exhibit floors.  NEAC will be utilizing the Expo Center as well as the Ball Rooms and Armory Hall.
  • MONITOR Removal of Product / Samples – require a NEAC Permission Slip prior to 3 PM on Wednesday 3/18. Exhibitors must obtain Permission Slip from the Show Registration Desk.
  • Individuals removing product must present Permission Slip to be collected by NHGSA Information Specialist and turned in to the NEAC Registration Desk at the end of each day.

GSAs can walk through the 3 large exhibit halls and see this year’s styles and items, but you will not be able to purchase items or interact with the exhibitors. Please do not go through exhibitor racks. The exhibitors are there to take orders from local retail stores for their annual supplies and need to be available to them.

You will receive free parking in the garage as well.

** There will be special incentives for volunteering at this event!

Shift times:

Sun-Tues: 3 GSAs per shift at 8:45am-12:15pm; noon-3:30pm; 3:15-6pm

Wed: 2 GSAs per shift at 8:45am-12:30pm; 12:15-4pm

This will be a GSA Managed Event and Kelly or Emily will be on-site.

Parking:

Your parking tickets from the garage will be validated for free parking, so please bring them in with you. If you park on the street, we cannot cover parking, but we encourage you to use the street when it is free to save us a little $$.

Parking Meter Enforcement Hours

  • Monday through Friday –  8am-8pm – 2 or 10 hour zone  .75 per hour – check meter for details
  • Saturday – 10am-8pm only on Elm St. between Granite and Bridge  – 2 hour zone .75 per hour

Uniform: GSA uniform

List of Exhibitors: https://www.neacshow.com/show-directory-searchable

Show website: https://www.neacshow.com

If you are on Facebook and want to follow them: https://www.facebook.com/NewEnglandApparelClub

The New England Apparel Club will be giving us a donation to help fund our programs! We appreciate your support in making this happen!

PRELIMINARY ORIENTATION INFORMATION:

GOAL:
Manchester is a new venue for NEAC. The goal is to make the Retailers and Exhibitors feel welcomed and have a positive experience. SMILE

NHGSA ROLE
To welcome Retailers from New England and New York to the Manchester NEAC Show
To answer question and direct Retailers and Exhibitors

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• CHECK Badges for entrance to show floor(s) Badges MUST be worn and visible.
Everyone entering show floor must have a Badge. Exhibitor / Buyer / NEAC Staff /
Hotel Staff ID. Check that badge displays COLOR of the day.

• DIRECT Attendees – to Registration and all exhibit floors
NEAC will be utilizing the Expo Center as well as the Ball Rooms and Armory Hall.

• MONITOR Removal of Product / Samples – require a NEAC Permission Slip prior to 3 PM on Wednesday 3/18. Exhibitors must obtain Permission Slip from the Show Registration Desk.

Individuals removing product must present Permission Slip to be collected by NHGSA Information Specialist and turned in to the NEAC Registration Desk at the end of each day.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING NEAC IN MANCHESTER – LET ME KNOW IF I CAN BE OF ANY ASSISTANCE!

Answer questions to the best of your knowledge or direct to Registration for information.

ATTENDEE / EXHIBITOR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What’s going on – can I look around?
This is a Closed Show for the Retail Trade. Attendees must be a business entity. New Businesses must provide 2 forms of Proof of Business: Federal Tax ID Letter; Business Check; Business Card; Invoice for merchandise

What time does the show close?
Sunday, Monday & Tuesday 9 am – 6 pm
Wednesday 9 am – 4 pm

Where do I validate this parking ticket?
BUYERS FREE Parking at Show Registration Desk
EXHIBITORS & ASSISTANTS DISCOUNTED PARKING ($6) at machine in EXPO hall

Where and what time is lunch available?
Lunch is available Noon – 2 PM
Location: Outside Expo Hall and in Ball Room Foyer

I missed lunch – what is available?
Daily Brew is open until 3
Current Restaurant Hotel Lobby

Is there a coat rack?
Coat racks available by Registration Desk

Where are the rest rooms?
Inside back Expo Hall
Top of Stairs from Parking Garage
Behind Bar
Outside of Ball room/ Armory Hall

Is there a Lactation Station?
Yes, in the Spaulding Room off the Expo Concourse

Is there WiFi? Password?
Vendors will be given theirs directly

Where can I get a Coffee?
Daily Brew – Past Expo Hall Open til 3 pm
Current Restaurant – Next to the Hotel Check In
Bar in Lobby
Daily 3-4 pm there will be a cart on the show floor providing FREE coffee, tea and soft drinks

Is there a party?
Yes, Monday 6 – 7:30 pm Early St Patrick’s Day Party – Penstock Room

Is there a Member Meeting?
Yes, Tuesday 6:30, Penstock Room

Why do I have to Check In Each Day?
This is for your safety. Should an emergency arise security and rescue personal would need to know who is in the building.
Check in at Registration to get FREE parking validated and FREE lunch voucher

Where do I find ??? Line / Rep?[PROVIDE BOOK / FLOOR PLAN ]
A01 – A04 Glass Rooms off Registration
100 – 799 EXPO HALL
800 up BALL ROOMS / ARMORY

ADDENDUM MATERIALS TO BE PROVIDED
Show Directory / Floor Plan
Sample Badges; Exhibitor / Assistant / Buyer / Staff
2020 Complete Show Schedule and locations



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