The Des Moines Holiday Boutique does not print or mail the Exhibitor Kit.  All information can be found in the Exhibitor Manual and the links below.

Exhibitor Manual Click Here

Please note that this page is always being updated as new information becomes available. 

Additional Questions?
Contact Ryan McCune, Show Coordinator

816.931.4686 ext. 305 | RyanM@MPEshows.com

SOCIAL MEDIA
Connect with us!

• Twitter: @DSMHolidayShow
• Instagram: @HolidayBoutiqueShows
• Facebook: @HolidayBoutique
• Hashtags: #DSMHolidayBoutique #HolidayBoutique
Promote the show and YOURSELF on social media.

We'd prefer if exhibitors 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 2021.

HOW-TO ENHANCE YOUR COMPANY’S ONLINE EXHIBITOR 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 exhibitor listing or do not receive the link, please email RyanM@MPEshows.com.

Need help with your listing?
View the tutorial video - https://youtu.be/ecSxq1oKuYg and the FAQs.

Interested in getting your name out there? Donate Items for Girls Night out/90's Night.

On November 5th and from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm & November 6th 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 & 90's Night 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.

DO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF AN ARTISAN? iF SO...

Promote your handmade products through this year’s ARTISAN PRODUCTS feature. We’re looking for new makers to feature on the show website and through social media. We’ll also be promoting this feature through paid TV, radio, and print advertising.

Click Here for the Artisan Submission Form.
Application Deadline is October 6, 2021

2021 SHOW HOURS

FridayNovember 5th10:00 am - 9:00 pm
SaturdayNovember 6th10:00 am - 8:00 pm
SundayNovember 7th10:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Move-In

Assigned dates & times can be found on the map below.  Exhibitors may only drive into the building during the scheduled times.  Hand carry or push cart move-in is allowed any time during and/or after assigned times.

General Move-In Hours

WednesdayNovember 3rd      Noon -  8:00 pm
ThursdayNovember 4th 8:00 am -  8:00 pm

Click Here to View or Download Map.

Move-Out

Dismantling of displays is not permitted until 5:01 pm on Sunday, November 7th.

General Move-Out Hours:

SundayNovember 7th
5:01 pm - 10:00 pm
MondayNovember 8th
7:00 am - 11:00 am

Show Decorator | Gilbert Exposition Management Services

Exhibitors 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 exhibitor, 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 orders@gemsevents.com.

Order Online

Electric | Utilities | Internet 

To purchase any of these services please visit the Iowa Events Center website or contact Exhibitor Services at 515.564.8018.  An advanced purchase discount is offered.

Order Online

Food Sampling

The City of Des Moines & the Iowa Events Center requires that all exhibitors sampling food during the show have a temporary food service permit.

Temporary License Application

Public Event Sample Authorization Request 

Temporary Food Operation Guide

Insurance Needs

Our shows have all been set up so exhibitors can apply using this link: https://www.buttine.com/eventExhibitor.html

A few things to be aware of:

  • Exhibitors 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 exhibitors 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, exhibitors 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 | kar@buttine.com
Application Deadline is October 27, 2021

Iowa Sales Tax Information

For information regarding sales taxes prior to the event please visit the Iowa Department of Revenue website.

Additional Exhibitor Badges & Discounted Show Tickets

CLICK HERE

Hotel Information

We have negotiated discounted rates during the show at the following hotels:

Hilton Des Moines Downtown (connected to IEC via skywalk)
435 Park Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
515.241.1456

Click Here  to reserve your room for $129/night
Booking Deadline is 5pm CST, October 20, 2021

Contact us today!

Marc H Gary, Show Manager
MarcG@MPEshows.com    816.931.4686 Ext 307

Ryan McCune, Show Coordinator
RyanM@MPEshows.com   816.931.4686 Ext 305