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Frequently Asked Questions - Exhibitor

Who attends the OLSA Equipment Show?
The majority of those attending come from the electric utilities of Ohio and surrounding states and include the decision makers, as well as their line workers. This way decisions which impact the bottom line, as well as those that use the equipment every day, can be made to everyone's benefit.


What is the cost to exhibit?

Indoor Outdoor
$550 for each 15' x 10' exhibit space $550 for each 25' x 35' exhibit space
$1100 for each 30' x 20' premium exhibit space  

Discounts are available for applications received prior to May 1, 2018.


What is included in my exhibit space?
Each indoor exhibit space is furnished with pipe and drape, a skirted 8' table, two chairs and sign. Each outdoor exhibit space is furnished with an 8' table, two chairs and sign. Additional items are available through the show decorator, George E. Fern Co., for a fee. Electric service is not included and must be contracted for separately.


Can I select my exhibit space?
You can designate your preferences, and we will do our best to accommodate your request, but final selection is at the discretion of the show committee and is based on your space requirements and product to be displayed.


Is the show divided into specific exhibit areas?
The show does not have specific areas. There is only one guideline we follow when selecting your site. That is, exhibitors whose products employ hoists, cranes, bucket lifts, trenchers or other demonstrations that involve above ground or overhead applications are given first priority for the outdoor and indoor premium exhibit areas.


When will I receive my space assignment?
Priority assignments, those who pre-registered and early registrations, will receive their space assignments beginning May 1, 2018. Those applications received after May 1 will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. All final assignments will be made by July 31, 2018.


Will I receive an acknowledgement, prior to space assignment, that I have been accepted for the show?
Yes, you will receive a confirmation upon receipt of your signed contract, certificate of insurance and full payment of the space(s) requested.


Can I ship freight directly to the Ohio Expo Center?
No equipment and/or materials can be shipped directly to the Ohio Expo Center. They do not have facilities to store nor personnel to handle the delivery of such items. Arrangements must be made directly with George E. Fern Co., the show decorator. Specific information can be found in the Services Manual.


When may I set up my display?

Date Time

Monday, September 10, 2018

Noon to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Prior to 8:00 a.m.


When may I break down my display?
Displays can be dismantled any time after 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Please do not begin prior to the show closing time. All display materials must be removed on Wednesday, September 12th.


If I exhibit at the show must I also register to attend?
No. Once space assignments are made you will be asked to furnish show management with a list of those who will be working your booth, and name badges will be provided. There is no limit on the number you may designate.


Is parking available for exhibitors?
The Ohio Expo Center does charge all vehicles a parking fee and this fee is in addition to any registration fees. The current rate, which is subject to change without notice, is $5.00 for each entry or $14.00 for a vehicle pass with in/out privileges. One vehicle pass with in/out privileges is provided to each exhibitor as part of their registration fees.


Should you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact the Equipment Show Coordinator.

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