Exhibitor Manual

This year we are pleased to provide you with your Exhibiting Manual online! This manual includes all the information you need to successfully transport, set-up/tear-down, and equip or furnish your booth. All necessary forms from each of the show vendors and their contact information are included below. Be sure to check all of the order deadlines as these will save you time and money. Please take the time to read through each of the sections below so that you will be fully prepared for the vancouver fitness expo:


1. Important Exhibitor Information

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2. Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC) – Venue Requirements and Services (AV, Power, Internet, Banner Hanging, etc)

The vancouver fitness expo will be returning to the Vancouver Convention Centre for another fantastic show! See below for all of the required information.


3. GES – Booth Furnishings, Signs & Graphics, Material Handling, Shipping, Customs, etc

GES is the official service contractor of the vancouver fitness expo for all of your service necessities. Through GES you have the opportunity to order furnishings and accessories for your booth to really make your presence at the vancouver fitness expo stand out. REMINDER – your 10x10 booth is supplied with black pipe and drape only, for anything else please order prior to your move-in date!

      • NOTE: In order to facilitate your entry into Canada if you are coming to the show from abroad, see here for the CBSA Recognition Letter for the vancouver fitness expo. Please also attach this document to any boxes or packages being shipped to Canada for this event.
      • IMPORTANT: The unloading and delivery of all display related materials, machinery and equipment from the convention site docks to the exhibitor's booths and loading out from the exhibitor's booths to trucks at the docks must be performed by the Official Service Contractor. Exhibitors may “hand carry” items into the convention site, provided they do not use material handling equipment to assist them (e.g. dollies, luggage carts, hand trucks). Exhibitors shipping to the advance warehouse receive the following additional services: storage up to 30 days in the advance warehouse, delivery of shipment(s) from advance warehouse to show site, and first priority unloading status.

Advanced Warehouse Deadline: October 23rd, 2017
Direct shipments to site must arrive on: October 27th, 2017


4. Move-In

Move-in: Friday October 27th from 3:00pm – 8:00pm

All move-in takes place between 3:00pm and 8:00pm, and all exhibits must be fully installed by 8:00pm on Friday October 27th. There will be overnight security in the expo hall room and they will not allow re-entry after 8:00pm. Exhibitors will have morning access to the expo hall for booth prep one hour before the show opens (Saturday as of 8:00am and Sunday as of 8:30am). You must have your exhibitor badge on you to access the room.

You can use the front entrance if: you are hand carrying-in items and do not need the loading dock (and no items are on wheels) then you can come in anytime between 3:00pm and 8:00pm to setup.

You need to use the loading docks if: your materials cannot be hand-carried in, or if your materials are on wheels or skids. You will not be assigned a specific move-in time, but can come anytime between 3:00pm and 8:00pm. If all of the docks are being used at this time, you will have to wait your turn. If anything comes into the dock and the exhibitor is not there to meet and unload their truck, it will be unloaded by GES and billed to the customer. In addition anything on skids that requires use of a pump truck needs to be managed by GES.

An exhibitor has the option to not use GES for Material Handling if: they come in through the loading dock and use their own dolly (or if their crate is on wheels) and they can move their items to their booth completely on their own within a 30 minute time frame.

Click here for Material Handling, Advanced Warehouse, and Shipping order forms, labels, and more information

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5. Move-Out

Move-out: Sunday October 29th from 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Click here for information on the move-out procedure provided by GES.


6. Vancouver Coastal Health - Food & Beverage Sampling

The Vancouver Convention Centre retains the exclusive right to provide and control all food & beverage services for any event held at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Food and beverage sampling is generally not permitted however, certain exceptions may be granted for trade shows and/or conventions that are directly related to the food and beverage industry. Food service exhibitors may only offer food and beverage samples in the exhibition area. Sampling portions are limited to 4 ounces of liquid (non-alcoholic) and 1 ounce of food. Exhibitors may only produce samples of product that they serve and/or produce for the purpose of promoting their merchandise.

All sampling is subject to compliance of health, safety and sanitation, or other specific requirements of the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. If you would like to sample a product, please fill out the Temporary Food Services Application Form below. If you would like to offer personal services such as massage, please see the Personal Services at a Tradeshow Application Form below.

For more questions or more information contact Vancouver Coastal Health at:


7. Conexsys - Badge Registration

Registration will be done through Conexsys giving delegates and exhibitors live accessibility to their accounts and features of the show. Each 10'x10' booth is allotted 5 staff badges free of charge for the world fitness expo that need to be registered prior to the day of the show. Please note that if you have rotating staff, please use the generic “Booth Staff” title to avoid extra charges for staff that isn’t in the booth the entire weekend. Extra passes cost $20.00 each.

Exhibitor Badge Registration – October 26th, 2017


8. Complete Mailing Services – Kitting Fulfillment House

As a sponsor or exhibitor of the vancouver fitness expo, you have the opportunity to provide 800 inserts into the registration kits given out to delegates on-site. Digital proofs of your artwork for your insert must be approved prior to sending to fulfillment house.

Digital Proof – September 29th, 2017 send to khall@canfitpro.com to get mailing address
Insert Shipping to Fulfillment House – October 6th, 2017

Click here to check out our supplier fit2print for all of your promotional insert printing needs. Shipping to the kitting house is attached in their pricing.


9. Hotel Information

canfitpro is pleased to offer a group rate at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel. Please keep in mind that this hotel often sells out months in advance, so book early! When booking, make sure to mention that you are with the canfitpro vancouver fitness expo to receive the special group rate. Book by October 5th, 2017 to take advantage of the special rate! Click here for full rates and details.

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