Become an Exhibitor

Meet qualified and serious consumers at a MediaMax show

Each year, over 1,000 businesses rely on MediaMax Events to connect them with their customers!

All shows sell out FAST! Spaces fill on a first come, first served basis.

Booths starting at just $395!

If you’re looking to exhibit at either the Home Improvement and Design Expo, Healthy Life Expo, or the Longevity Expo, then please fill out this short exhibitor request form and we’ll contact you right away!

* Please specify which show you are inquiring about (ie. Healthy Life Expo, Home Improvement and Design Expo, and/or Longevity Expo).

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 Home Improvement and Design Expo Healthy Life Expo Longevity Expo

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Producing only the highest quality events to provide exhibitors and attendees alike the best experience possible.

Unlike other festivals and events, MediaMax shows are promoted extensively on television, radio, billboards, newspapers, magazines, direct mail, coupon mailers, online, and more, to deliver the highest caliber attendee to help expedite your sales process and increase return.

Come see why past exhibitors say MediaMax shows are preferred over the rest! Exhibitors will also enjoy FREE promotional opportunities such as inclusion in press releases, online exhibitor profiles optimized for SEO, goodie bag insertions, speaker stages, and more, providing additional promotion before, during, and after each event!

It’s truly the best bang for your buck - what more could you ask for?

Call (952)238-1700 or email [email protected] to talk with us directly!

  • "I met one couple at the Media Max show in the Minneapolis Convention Center, and another at the Media Max show at the National Sports Center in Blaine. Total sale price on both jobs combined is $46,000.00 dollars. Our best bang for our buck is to put us in front of the customer where we shine. I think it is also important to note that the clients signed above are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. I still have another eight potential clients to finish proposals for. The best thing is, that I know now, after doing your shows for five years, that many of the potential clients we meet in the fall will remember us and show interest again in the spring. Thank you Media Max!"

    Jon, JL Olson and Associates
  • MediaMAX Events has been an integral part of our companies marketing strategy. The home shows that we have done have been well promoted and well attended. The bottom line is that by participating in these events, we are generating leads that translate into new sales.

    Brandon W, TruView Sunrooms
  • I wanted to let you know that we had a good year once again. What looked like a bleak forecast at the start actually turned out positive in part because of your efforts in bringing the best prospects to your shows. I appreciate the hands on involvement you’re committed to; I only wish other show promoters would/could do the same. Thanks again for bringing the best shows at the best prices to our market area. It’s made a tremendous contribution to our bottom line.

    Greg H, Minnesota Rusco
  • The MediaMax guys are the best in the expo industry, providing unique and personalized, good old-fashion customer service. I love bringing my holistic business to the Healthy Life Expo show. I know The Expo Guys leave no stones unturned in their commitment to me and all their vendors to promote the shows and get the people coming in the doors. Love the Free radio time, too!!! I have made many valuable connections in the years I have been exhibiting with the Media Max Events. Thanks for all you do, Expo Guys!!!

    Paula Q, Paula Quinlan Consulting
  • We wanted to send you a note to thank you for all you do! We know that being in one of your shows means we are being taken care of. From the fair pricing to the personal greetings every day to the help with setting up and tearing down, each show has been a great experience. You work hard at advertising and attracting homeowners and buyers to walk through the door. We really feel that you are as committed to our success as can be. Thanks again for all your hard work and we’ll see you at the next show!

    Melissa P, Universal Windows
  • Thanks for your help at the Expo. We had a VERY successful event and took orders for more than $2,500 in product and got to share the 100% Grass-Fed message with quite a few people! Thanks!

    Shane Burton, Director Of Communications, Thousand Hills Cattle Co.
  • Hi Expo Guys! I have to say a HUGE Thank you to you. The expo this past weekend was a MOST UNBELIEVEABLE experience for me! I made SO many new contacts and shook hands with SO many new people, I am still ear to ear grins with excitement! I hope my booth design did you proud! We certainly got a LOT of complements on it! With that said, I also appreciate all the advice you gave me on the booth, layout, ideas, etc...The guest speaking opportunity….WOW! WOW! WOW! That was downright amazing! I had a BLAST! I can’t believe the stellar job you do promoting events! I can’t believe how much help and support your staff were throughout the entire weekend. Smiles the entire time! I’m just so anxious to work an event like this again! Thanks again! This was one of the best weekends I have had with my career thus far!

    Melissa Poepping CNHP, Young Living Consultant

What’s included with a booth?

Choosing a MediaMax show means getting the best bang for your buck. All booths come pre-equiped to be essentially turn-key! Whether you purchase a half-size booth, standard-size booth, double-booth, or larger, here’s what you get:

  • Side drape
  • Back drape
  • Table with table-cloth
  • Chair
  • ID Sign

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

You probably have some questions about exhibiting, and that’s OK! We’re available in the office to talk from 8am until 5pm, Monday through Friday. We’ve also compiled a list of common questions below that may help you out:

How early do I need to reserve my booth space(s)?

Most of our shows come close to selling out months in advance (sometimes six months or more!) We’re fortunate to experience a high rate of repeat business from long-time loyal customers. Shows are scheduled years ahead of time to ensure that we get the best venues in the Twin Cities to help our customers connect with the RIGHT consumer. Because position plays such a huge role in a successful event, many seasoned exhibitors take advantage of this and reserve their spots for several years out. This doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of great spaces for new exhibitors, however. Our shows are HUGE! To ensure your desired booth space(s) availability, it’s best to contact us right away. Booth spaces fill on a first come, first serve basis as applications are sent into the office.

How much does it cost to reserve my exhibitor booth space(s)?

Cost is relative to your desired booth size, but booths start at just $345. To reserve your space, all we require is a completed application - either mailed, emailed or faxed back - and $100 down per show. Remaining balance isn’t due until 30 days prior to the event! Call or email today for your no hassle Exhibitor Kit.

What do I need to exhibit?

Simply complete the Exhibitor Application and either email or fax back for immediate reservation confirmation. Once the deposit is paid, that’s it – the booth space is yours! All exhibitors will also need to complete a standard ST-19 form whether they are selling a product directly at the show(s) or not.

What if my competition is also exhibiting?

We strive to create the highest quality events for attendees and exhibitors alike, creating as much variety and diversity within a show as possible. We limit certain categories of businesses at each show to ensure this. Additionally, we work diligently to make sure any “competitive” businesses are not placed near each other. In most cases, this means at least an aisle separation. If you have any concerns about this, we will be happy to work with you to find a solution. *We limit networking marketing companies to 1 company per show.

How elaborate does my booth need to be?

The benefit of doing a MediaMax show is that you’ll be face-to-face with targeted, quality attendees. Ultimately, your success will come down to how well you communicate with them. That’s the real secret to making your booth a success! If you’re a first-time exhibitor, don’t let “fancy” booths intimidate you or keep you from participating. The magical thing about live events is that there’s a level playing field whether this is your first show or your 50th show! Your booth design comes secondary to how well you communicate with attendees. It’s meant to grab attention while also helping to tell your business’s story.

How do I know if a show is right for my business?

No two shows are created equally. What makes a show “good” or “bad” comes down to how well it’s promoted. Promotion is any and everything used to bring in attendees. A good show promotes extensively in a variety of mediums to draw attendees. A very good show promotes extensively in a variety of mediums while ALSO using market research to ensure targeted, quality attendees so that you have a higher chance of meeting your perfect customer. MediaMax has the experience and works alongside third-party researchers to help ensure the RIGHT attendees are coming to each and every show. Make sure to ask your promoter how and where their shows are being promoted to help shed light on if your next show will be a success!

Can I cook and sell/serve food from my booth?

Certainly! Open flame cooking at the shows, however, is usually not permitted. Blending/juicing is permitted as is steaming/frying on hot plates. A water supply can be found at all show venues. When it comes to serving food, we ask to keep samples to “Dixie cup” size portions.

Can I do drawings and/or prize give-aways from my booth?

Yes! Prizes and give-aways are a great way to create excitement and draw attendees into your booth. They allow you to connect with prospects and help leave a lasting impression.

What are the demographics of attendees at the Home Improvement & Design Expos?

You should see attendees of age 35+. The majority of MediaMax advertising targets specifically home owners who not only make over a certain threshold of household income, but have also expressed interest in home improvement projects within the next six months. The attendees will usually come from 10-15 miles from the geographical location of the particular venue but may come from further. This helps ensure that you’re reaching the right customer who is most willing to do business with you. Many families attend the show with the intent to make a purchase right at the event. Big purchases can be an important decision so it’s not uncommon to see both the husband and wife in attendance together.

What are the demographics of attendees at the Healthy Life Expos?

You should see attendees of age 25+ and they tend to skew female. The Healthy Life Expo is the largest health and wellness show in the upper Midwest so attendees are usually coming from all over! Most attendees come to the event to make purchases, learn about new and exciting health products, and also meet and talk with the exhibitors. Attendees can be qualified as being very loyal and we often see the same enthusiastic attendees coming out year after year! They know this show as THE place to get all health and wellness products, services, and information in one place.

What are the demographics of attendees at the Longevity Expos?

Attendees to the Longevity Expo tend to be older than those at our Healthy Life and Home Improvement and Design Expos, usually 55+ and skews female. The theme of the show, life extension, naturally aligns itself with the interests of the aging population. However, this is a show for everything!

I see your advertisements around town. How/where do you promote your shows?

We promote each and every show in a variety of mediums including: direct mail, television, billboards, newspapers, magazines, online ads, online pre-roll, coupon mailers, ticket distribution partners, social media, and much more! Promotions are targeted to attendees who fit particular demographics: those who would be most willing to come to our shows and those who would be most interested in what our exhibitors have to offer.

Do you provide multi-show booth discounts if I exhibit at more than one event?

We have not raised our booth costs since the early 2000's in an effort to allow businesses of all size to participate and to provide the highest “bang-for-your-buck!” Because of this, most booths are already discounted and you’ll find them a much better value than other, similar events. With that said, for any exhibitor who signs up for three or more shows we will place them onto any corner booths (where available) at no additional cost (normally $100 extra) and provide free electrical hook-up (normally $65 per show) at any venue with the exception of Minneapolis Convention Center.

How do I become a speaker at one of your events?

We reserve speaker spaces for participating exhibitors first. Many exhibitors jump at the chance to speak in front of a live, captive audience so spaces do tend to fill quick. Speaking at our events is completely FREE and comes with tons of free promotions, like inclusions in press releases, speaker posters, direct mail pieces, website listings, and more. To become a speaker once you’re an exhibitor, simply complete this short Speaker Form. That’s it, it’s that simple!

How can I make the most out of my exhibiting experience to ensure the best ROI?

The first step to exhibiting success is making a plan of action prior to the show. This means determining first, what your goal of the show will be. Too often, exhibitors fail to define what a successful show is to them so they’re unable to accurately track whether or not a show was successful. Examples of goals can be: gaining leads, gaining more business, getting feedback on a new product or service, analyze competition, finding new employees, etc. There are many benefits to exhibiting at a show and monetary success isn’t the only definition of success. Make sure you put together a plan of action and staff your booth with motivated, passionate booth workers to maximize your ROI.

What is included with the price of a booth?

All booths come complete with side and back-draping, table and table cloth, chair, and ID sign. Carpet is not required. Our booths are meant to be completely turn-key so that you can do what you do best: promote your business!

Do you have different booth sizes?

Absolutely! We can provide any size booth to accommodate your display needs. Typically, most exhibitors will purchase either a standard size (10’x10’ or 8’x10’) or double size (10’x20’ or 8’x20’) booths. Endcap positions are available while supplies last.

Can I bring in a team or other individuals to help me run and/or split the cost of my booth?

Yes! Feel free to team up with others in your industry to split/share your booth space. Unlike other shows, we DO NOT charge on a per-person(s) basis at ANY of our shows. The only cost incurred to you is for the booth space and any additional utilities that you may require. WiFi is free at most shows.

Do I need to complete a tax form prior to the event?

Yes, we require you to fill out a spate, standard ST-19 form prior to each show whether you are selling directly at the show or not. Failing to do this may result in fines from the State.

How can I get electricity at my booth?

Electricity is available at every show by request, at any booth location. Cost of electrical hook-up is $65 at all shows except the Minneapolis Convention Center. To request electrical hook-up for Convention Center shows, you will need to complete their utilities form and send to them directly. We do not and cannot manage utility hook-ups at the Convention Center. Most current Convention Center utility service forms can be found HERE

Why should I exhibit?

Marketing at live events is one of the oldest forms of advertising. It predates internet marketing, direct mail marketing, broadcast marketing, and just about any other form of marketing you can think of. It continues today to be one of the most effective ways of joining businesses and consumers together. Additionally, shows provide a bigger “bang-for-your-buck” over many other forms of promotion. There’s a reason why over 1,000+ businesses choose to do MediaMax events every year. It’s because they see continued and substantial results show after show, year after year. Simply put: if you’re in business, participating in live event marketing is a no-brainer.

I have seen other shows offer me booths for $100. Why should I pay more for a booth?

As the adage goes, you get what you pay for. Since promotion is the key to bringing in attendees, and attendees are the keys to your success, skilled promoters set aside a healthy budget for paid advertising like television, radio, billboards, etc. They know that a good portion of the booth cost needs to be placed directly into advertising to draw the largest crowd to make the show a success. Now, ask yourself: if you’re only paying $50-$100 for a booth, how much promotion can you realistically expect? Budget to one with a $20,000 advertising budget. It doesn’t take a math wiz to know that a larger advertising budget is more likely to reach a larger audience and thus, bring in more attendees.

Call (952)238-1700 or email [email protected] for additional questions!