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Exhibitor Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

2. If I'm from another state or country, do I need a California Seller's Permit?

Yes. California State law requires anyone doing business in California, regardless of where you are from, even if it is for one day or a short time, will need to obtain a Seller's Permit. For more information, visit the California State Board of Equalization website, or call them at (800) 400-7115.
Note: A Seller's Permit is required prior to making sales. Advise the BOE if you have an urgent need for one.

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

No. However, we require that you submit to us a "Letter of Intent Not To Sell", basically stating that you will not be selling anything at your booth.

4. What are the setup times for exhibitors?

The following are the exhibitor set up hours in the Exhibit Hall:

  • Thursday, November 8th - 4 PM to 10 PM
  • Friday, November 9th - 8 AM to 2 PM
  • Saturday, November 10th - 8 AM to 10 AM
  • Sunday, November 11th - 8 AM to 10 AM

Note: The hours are subject to change. We will notify all exhibitors of these changes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. How many badges do I get per booth?

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

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

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

10. I need a phone line. How do I get one?

Please contact us for information on phone line access.

11. Is there wi-fi access?

The facility has wi-fi service. A fee may be charged for access (typically $12.95 per 24-hour period, subject to change without notice). The following explains how to access the facility's wi-fi service:

  • Using your device's wi-fi settings, search for the facility's public wi-fi network. In this case, the network is "laxahevent".
  • Open your device's browser and you will automatically be taken to the facility's internet access page.
  • Follow the instructions on the access page to register your device.
  • Pay using your credit card, if applicable.
    • 12. I use my mobile phone to make transactions. Will I have trouble with my mobile phone's reception?

      Due to the location of the Exhibit Hall, mobile phone reception may vary for some carriers. It is advisable that you test your mobile phone's reception prior to PMX or not rely on mobile phones for transactions.

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

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

      14. Are you using a decorator? What other materials or equipment are provided?

      Pacific Media Expo is not using a decorator this year. Each booth space will have one 6.0' x 2.5' (182.8cm x 76.2cm) table and two chairs. Tablecloths will be provided. You may bring additional tables and chairs if they do not encroach on another exhibitor's booth space.

      15. How many attendees did PMX have last year?

      Please, contact Information Services for this info.

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

      According to document released Aug. 1, 2012 by the California State Board of Equalization (California City and County Sales and Use Tax Rates, Publication No. 71), currently, the tax rate is 8.75%.

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

      You can contact the Exhibit Services through the Contact Webform.

      © 2004-2012 Pacific Media Association. All rights reserved.

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2012 Pacific Media Expo
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