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Exhibitor Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. I will be selling things at my booth. Do I need a California Seller's Permit?

A1. If you intend to sell anything at your booth, you will need to provide a copy of your California Seller's Permit to us. To obtain a Temporary California Seller's Permit, see the California State Board of Equalization website, or call them at (800) 400-7115. Note: A permit is required prior to making sales. Advise the BOE if you have an urgent need for a permit.

Q2. I will not be selling things at my booth. Do I need a California Seller's Permit?

A2. If you do not intend to sell anything at your booth, you do not need a California Seller's Permit. However, we will need a "Letter of Intent Not To Sell" basically stating that you will not be selling anything at your booth.

Q3. What are the setup times for exhibitors?

A3. The following are the Exhibitor set up hours in the Exhibit Hall:

  • Friday, November 12th - 8 AM to 2 PM
  • Saturday, November 13th - 8 AM to 10 AM
  • Sunday, November 14th - 8 AM to 10 AM

Q4. What time can exhibitors arrive in the morning to do minor setup, cleanup, and restocking?

A4. Exhibitors may enter the Exhibit Hall two hours before the hall opens to the public.

Q5. Do exhibitors get a cleanup/restocking time after the Exhibit Hall closes to the public?

A5. Exhibitors have one hour for cleanup and restocking after the Exhibit Hall closes to the public.

Q6. When do exhibitors need to break down and be out of the Exhibit Hall?

A6. Exhibitors need to move out three hours after the Exhibit Hall closes on the last day of the convention.

Q7. How many badges do I get per booth?

A7. For each booth space purchased, you are allotted three Exhibitor badges. You may purchase additional badges at $25 each, with a cap of 2 badges per space. For example, if dealer buys 5 booths, dealer gets 15 Exhibitor badges, with the optional to purchase a maximum of 10 additional Exhibitor badges for the charge of $250.

Q8. At some conventions, an exhibitor badge has limited access compared to a regular membership badge. What about PMX?

A8. PMX Exhibitor's badges have the same access as membership badges. You can attend any event that requires a full- or single-day membership badge. Exhibitors wearing their badges are welcome to enjoy many of PMX's nighttime events. However, like membership badges, special events that require additional charges, such as concerts, are not covered and must be paid separately.

Q9. I need a phone line or access to the internet. How do I get one?

A9. Please contact us for information on phone line access. Alternatively, the facility has wireless access for a nominal fee (currently $12.95 per 24-hour period, subject to change without notice); just open your browser, register your laptop via the access page, and pay using your credit card. (Note: Due to the location of the Exhibit Hall, mobile phone reception may vary for some networks. It is advisable that you test your mobile phone reception prior to PMX or not rely on mobile phones for credit card transactions.)

Q10. I need electricity for my booth. How do I get a power drop?

A10. If you require power to your booth, power drops can be ordered from the facility. For more information, please contact us.

Q11. Are you using a decorator? Do I need to bring any additional materials?

A11. Pacific Media Expo is not using a decorator this year. You will need to bring your own tablecloths and dividers.

Q12. How many attendees did PMX have last year?

A12. Please, contact Information Services for this info.

Q13. What is the tax rate for Los Angeles, California?

A13. Currently, the tax rate is 9.75%.

Q14. Who do I contact if I have questions about the Exhibit Hall?

A14. You can contact the Exhibit Services through the Contact Webform.

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Click here for updated information about the Swap Meet. (10.03.10)

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