VENDOR INFORMATION

Consider the benefits of being a vendor at the Holiday Expo at Dena’ina. Folks come to the Expo to get a head start on holiday shopping and to find unique quality gifts. These visitors are real people. Thousands of them. Face-to-face and in person. They are right there in front of you, and they’re ready to buy. Chances are that you have what they are looking for!

This is YOUR expo, of course, and we work for you. Our job is to make it all happen, and we go the extra mile encouraging holiday shoppers throughout Southcentral Alaska to visit the Expo. With tons of advertising, and an active social media campaign, you can expect to have literally thousands of potential customers walking past your booth. In our competitive world, this is simply the best bang-for-the-buck targeted exposure that you can get. NOW is the time to register for your space at the Expo.

Register now to reserve your vendor booth at the 2022 Holiday Expo at Dena’ina! 

Print the Registration Form and return to MATSU Events by email, fax, or US Mail.

The details for the Holiday Expo at Dena’ina are coming together on very short notice after the sudden and unexpected cancellation of the Arts and Crafts Emporium originally scheduled for these dates. Please bear with us as we work to get the details in place.

Booth spaces are first come/first serve. When you register, click on the Floor Diagram link below to check available booth spaces and let us know your preference. The map is continually updated as new vendors register.

Feel free to call or email at any time if you have questions!

FAQs

The Holiday Expo at Dena’ina is a holiday gift marketplace featuring a wide variety of arts, crafts, and other retail vendors.  This is the perfect opportunity for vendors to offer their products to Alaskans anxious to get a head start on their holiday shopping.

Mark your calendars for the weekend before Thanksgiving! This Expo will be held at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center at 600 W. 7th Avenue in Anchorage from 10am to 6pm on Saturday, November 19th and 10am to 5pm on Sunday, November 20th, 2022.

10’ x 10’ booth rentals are $495. Larger bulk space is available - contact us for details.

Spaces are available on a first come/first serve basis. We reserve the right to move vendors as necessary if there are conflicts of interest with nearby competing businesses.

The display floor map with booth spaces will be available soon.

Spaces include pipes and drapes, with an 8’ back drape wall and 3’ drape rails separating booths. Vendors typically provide their own furnishings such as tables, chairs, etc. Additional booth items may be rented from the show decorators.

Electricity will only be available in select rows, at an additional cost of $20. Please let us know on your registration form if you need electrical access.

The individual booths are rented to a single company, however some small businesses may wish to share their space with another small business. Booth sharing arrangements must be approved in advance by MATSU Events management.

Booth rentals may be cancelled, and booth fees will be refunded less a $50 cancellation fee at any time up until November 4th (two weeks prior to the Expo). There will be no cancellation refunds after November 4th unless necessitated by illness or family emergency.

If the Expo is unexpectedly cancelled due any reason beyond our control, all rental fees will be promptly returned.

Adult visitor admission is $5. Children under 12 are free.

Yes. All vendors are required to have both an Alaska State business license and a Municipality of Anchorage business license.

There will be security staff available during all Event hours. The Dena’ina Center is locked and secured after the Expo closes for the day.

As a vendor, you must maintain a safe environment in and around your booth. Per the Fire Marshall, you are required to have a current fire extinguisher at your booth with a rating of 2A:10B:C or larger. This requirement applies to all vendors, regardless of the contents of your booth. Additionally, there can be no overhead covering above your booth, i.e., a popup canopy roof, that would obstruct the building’s overhead fire suppression sprinklers. Keep in mind that no display materials or signage may obstruct or block other vendor booths, pedestrian isles, exit doors, or exit signage.

Of course! You are welcomed and encouraged to have drawings or give away items at the show.  Raffles (where you sell tickets for a chance to win) fall under State gaming regulations and are allowed providing you have the appropriate Alaska State gaming permit.

Our job as promoters is to bring in the largest crowd possible to safely visit your booth to buy your products or services.  We will be running targeted social media promotions on Facebook and Instagram throughout Southcentral Alaska in the weeks leading up to the Expo.  We will also be bombarding the local radio and TV airways with Expo advertising.

Corporate sponsorships are win/win. Your financial support helps us defray Expo promotion expenses, and we are able to help you by including your logo on our website, in our marketing materials and media advertising, and by running partner promotions on social media. Contact us for details if you are interested in sponsoring or partnering with this Expo!

We will keep this page updated as the details come together.  In the meantime, if you have more questions, please feel free to contact MATSU Events anytime at 907-947-9900 or via email at matt@matsuevents.com!

Extra Items

Do you need extra items such as tables, carpeting, racks and stands, plants, or other items to furnish your booth?

Well don’t worry, because we have you covered! Alaska Event Services, Inc. has been selected as the show service contractor for the 2022 Holiday Expo at Dena’ina, to be held November 19 – 20, at the Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center.

Show management has provided you with a 10′ x 10′ pipe and drape booth display.  Please note that the exhibit space is not carpeted and chairs are provided by the convention center at no additional charge.

If you require additional services such as electrical service, tables, etc., please place your order via https://alaskaeventservices.com/exhibit-order-form/2022-holidayexpoatdenaina/

Please take this time to read through the information, make your selections, and submit your order to the office of Alaska Event Services for processing.  (These electronic forms are required only if you need services that are not automatically included with your space.)  If you have any questions, please call our Exhibit Service Representatives at (907) 345-8789, or email at info@alaskaeventservices.com.

DEADLINE FOR DISCOUNT PRICING:  Friday, November 11

Advertising Media

Check out the 30-second and the 10-second TV ads beginning November 9th on ABC and FOX!

ABC: Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Bachelor in Paradise, The Good Dr, Big Sky, Alaska Daily, Grey’s Anatomy, The CMA Awards, ABC News at 10, Nightline, 20/20, 2 LIVE ABC College Football Games

FOX: The Big Bang Theory, FOX News at 9, 911, The Resident, The Masked Singer, Monarch, 3 LIVE FOX College Football Games, 1 LIVE FOX NFL Football Game (Packers v Dallas)

Give a listen to the Holiday Expo at Dena’ina radio ad, to begin airing November 9th!

Please download and use these media files with your own emails, advertising, or posts on Facebook or Instagram.

The printed 11 x 17 posters are also available if you wish to place them on bulletin boards or in local businesses. Just let us know how many you need!

This image is a higher resolution file, optimized to print at 11″ x 17″. It can also be posted on social media, but because it is taller than it is wide, the post could be cropped by some browsers.

This image has a square 1:1 aspect ratio, the perfect size to use as a Holiday Expo announcement on your social media pages.

The Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center, located in the heart of Anchorage, offers nearly 200,000 square feet of thoughtfully designed, flexible event space. The largest, most modern facility of its kind in the state, Dena’ina is ideal for events from national conventions and tradeshows to local meetings, banquets and special occasions.

The Holiday Expo at Dena’ina is made possible with the generous support of these outstanding sponsors!

MATSU Events LLC

P.O. Box 277

Willow, AK 99688

907-947-9900

Fax: 877-885-8028

matt@matsuevents.com