NFA Spring 2020 Expo Vendor Registration

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If you are an existing NFA member, please make sure to use the email address for the NFA. This is the same email you receive email notifcations from the NFA.

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Auction Information


Advanced Registration (Member $175, Non-Member $300) Before December 1st)


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Regular Registration (Member $200, Non-Member $350) Before February 25th)


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On-Site Registration (Member $225, Non-Member $400) After February 25th)


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Foreign Invitation Letters ($75 per company)


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After the Smoke Sponsorship Opportunity

The NFA is seeking sponsors for our nightly social activity held at the host hotel following the product demos. If you'd like to be an advertised sponsor, please check the appropriate amount.
All sponsorship fees must be paid upon registration submission. No sponsorship will be reserved until full payment of booth fees has cleared. We suggest using a credit card at time of registration. Mailed checks will not be considered "paid" until the check has cleared after being deposited.
NFA Booth Fees

All booth fees must be paid upon registration submission. No booth spaces will be reserved until full payment of booth fees has cleared. We suggest using a credit card at time of registration. Mailed checks will not be considered "paid" until the check has cleared after being deposited.

One 6' skirted table, 2 chairs, 1 duplex electric outlet, drapes and partitions are provided with each booth. If you do not need the standard 1 table and 2 chairs per booth, please let the NFA know and we can arrange for them to not to be in your way.

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NFA Expo Product Demonstration Fees

All extra product remaining at the end of the week from the demos will be set off Friday night and announced as a NFA Demo Company Finale show donated for the viewing public's pleasure as a thank you for having us. Any demo company may opt out as long as they transport their product back home.

All product demonstration Fees must be paid upon registration submittal. No demo slots will be reserved until full payment of demo fees has cleared. We suggest using a credit card at time of registration. Mailed checks will not be considered "paid" until the check has cleared after being deposited. Demo Lists and Insurance Certificate (if providing your own) must be received by the NFA office by July 20th or your demo will be cancelled with NO refund.

NFA Expo Hospitality Room Fees

Limited to one per company, hospitality room information: 9 rooms available - sizes from 1,234 sq.ft. - 1,523 sq.ft. in size. Fee is $1,000.00 for the entire Expo. All rooms are on same floor in same area and run side by side. Rooms will be booked on a first come first served basis. Hospitality rooms are subject to the terms and conditions of the convention center and hotel.

The Hospitality room fee must be paid upon registration submission. No hospitality room will be reserved until full payment of hospitality room fee has cleared. We suggest using a credit card at time of registration. Mailed checks will not be considered "paid" until the check has cleared after being deposited.

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If you are paying by check, please make your checks out to the "National Fireworks Association" and mail them to the following address:

National Fireworks Association
Nancy Blogin, Executive Director
8224 NW Bradford Court
Kansas City, MO USA 64151
Fax: 01 (816) 741-1348

For any additional questions, please contact Nancy Blogin at nlblogin@gmail.com

NFA Expo On-Site Registration Hours

Columbus Civic Center
Monday, March 2, 9:30 AM-5:00PM
Tuesday, March 3, 9:30am-4:00PM
Wednesday, March 4, 9:30AM-4:00PM
Thursday, March 5, 10:00AM-12:00PM

NFA Expo Shipping & Travel Information

Airport
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Intl. Airport (ATL)
Columbus Airport (CSG)

Hotel Registration
Columbus Marriott
NFA Special Rate: $129.00 + Tax
Includes two breakfast vouchers per room
800 Front Ave.
Columbus, Georgia 31901
Ph: (706) 324-1800
1 (800) MARRIOT , Use the market code "NFAS"

Trade Show Site Address & Product Demo Site
Columbus Civic Center
400 4th Street
Columbus, Georgia 31901
Ph: (706) 653-4482
columbusciviccenter.org

NFA Policies

Badges: Pick up your badges on-site.  They will be available at registration. Any lost or misplaced badges may be replaced for a $5 processing fee. Registrants may be required to provide a picture ID or business card to collect badges.
Cancellation Policy: Only written requests for refunds received by the NFA on or before February 25th will receive a refund less a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be given for the failure of the exhibiting member to provide a valid certificate of insurance for a product demonstration. All refunds will be processed after the event.
Identification: All registrants may be required to provide a picture ID or business card to collect badges, or to gain admission to the demonstrations, seminars or trade show.
Participation: The NFA Expo is only open to NFA members and industry professionals. It is not open to the general public. Only registrants wearing an Expo badge will be allowed to attend the demonstrations, seminars and trade show. Supervised children 15 years old or younger may attend the event with a registrant.
Registration Names: If at the time of registration, the exact attendee names are not known, Attendee may identify registrant(s) as Employee Number 1, etc. until February 25th.  After February 25th, a $5 fee will be charged for any name changes required and any additional attendee registrations must be done on-site.
Additional Attendees: Any additional attendees added after the December 1 and February 25th deadlines will be charged the applicable increased rate fees.

Additional Exhibitor Information

Trade Show Exhibitor Policy:
  • Booth Space is determined by the Expo Coordinator based on a first come, first served basis upon the NFA receiving your completed registration form and payment in full.
  • No live firework products are allowed in the trade show.
  • Clearly mark all shipments "DUMMY SAMPLES" or “INERT” and “FOR TRADE SHOW”.
  • You, the attendee, are responsible for the packing, labeling and shipping of booth materials after the trade show to your next destination.
  • The NFA shall not be held responsible for the shipping of any products to or from the trade show.
  • The space as stipulated in this contract is to be used solely for the named Exhibiting member and cannot be transferred or any portion of it to another exhibitor or their agent(s).
  • Every exhibit must be set up and ready for inspection by Tuesday, March 3, 12:00PM.
  • Every exhibit shall be prepared in a neat and orderly style and must be kept clean by the exhibitor during the entire show. No flammable materials (such as crepe paper) shell be used in decoration of the exhibits.
  • The NFA reserves the right to control the use and volume of any loudspeaker, radio, musical instrument or any noise making devices that might interfere with the exhibitors in the immediate area. Public address systems cannot be used except by special permission.
  • The NFA reserves the right to restrict the dissemination of literature viewed by The Board of Directors as a detriment to the National Fireworks Association and/or The NFA Expo.
  • The NFA will use all responsible care to prevent loss or damage to exhibitor’s property, but is not liable in any manner for such loss.
  • Each exhibit must stay within the allotted booth space.
  • No inside exhibits shall be constructed in such a way that will interfere with the viewing of the exhibit next to it.
  • Exhibitors must provide their own extension cords to connect to the electricity provided.
  • The NFA shall determine the placement of exhibits and reserves the right to move any exhibitor. 
  • The Exhibitor agrees to hold the NFA and all co-sponsoring organizations harmless of any liability.
  • The NFA Expo has a "No Pets" policy.
Product Demonstration Exhibitor Policy:
  • All NFA members wishing to have their product demonstrated at the NFA convention must also have a trade show booth under the same name.
  • Product demos will be shot on Monday March 2nd, Tuesday March 3rd, Wednesday March 4th and Thursday March 5th (weather permitting).
  • Demo slots are only available on a first come, first served basis upon the NFA receiving your completed registration form, and payment in full.
  • All time slots and demo sequence will be determined by the NFA Safety Team.
  • All fireworks product sent to the NFA for demonstration must fully comply with all applicable US Department of Transportation rules and regulations.
  • All products must be shipped with their approval "E.X." number either listed on the carton or on the shipping document.
  • All product demos must be transported, stored and fired by the exhibiting member company upon obtaining prior approval from the NFA Safety Team.
  • The security of all fireworks will be the responsibility of the exhibiting company and not of the NFA nor the NFA Safety Team
  • The NFA Safety Team has the right to refuse the firing of any product that they deem unsafe.
  • The NFA Safety Team has the right to stop the exhibition of any product without prior notice.
  • All product demos must comply with the appropriate NFPA regulations AND any additional safety precautions detailed by the NFA Safety Team.
  • Your Demo product list and requested shooting order must be sent to the NFA Safety Team (nfasafety@gmail.com) by February 7th  or your product will not be demonstrated.
  • A representative of the Exhibiting Company must report to the NFA Safety Team the morning of your scheduled demo to verify the product and shooting sequence or your product will not be demonstrated.
  • No compressed gas devices may be used at an NFPA Expo product demonstration.