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TNNA 2018 Winter NeedleArts Market FAQs
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Frequently Asked Questions 

This past February, TNNA announced exciting changes to the format of our Winter Show. In 2018, the Winter Market will be held in a hotel showroom format rather than in a convention center to offer our members and the needlearts industry new ways to interact and connect at our January event. Below are answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the upcoming event and changes made. Should you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@tnna.org.

What is the location?  

The 2018 Winter NeedleArts Market will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Las Vegas.

What are the event dates?  

Saturday, January 27 and Sunday, January 28 (with evening preview hours on Friday, January 26).

Why is there a change in format? 

Following the 2017 Winter Trade Show, we received feedback from the membership on how a change in format would offer our members a more valuable experience and a more cost-effective approach to participating in TNNA’s winter event. Based on the feedback received, we selected to move to a hotel show versus a trade show. 

What does the Market space look like?

Approximately 150 suites at the Embassy Suites will be available for purchase as showrooms. There will also be limited exhibit space available for those that wish to purchase a booth. Contracts for booths and showrooms will be available in the next two weeks. Contracts must be turned in by September 12 to participate in space selection occurring in late August. Exhibitors/showrooms must commit to participating in the full day Saturday and Sunday and may opt in or out of Friday evening’s preview hours. With space being very limited, please return your contract as soon as possible.

Additional information on showroom and exhibit pricing can be found in the contract application and president's letter. We continue to work on details with the Embassy Suites to ensure we are supporting all requests for space and rooms. We appreciate your patience in this process.  

What do the hotel rooms look like?

The rooms at the Embassy Suites will be reserved for those operating showrooms. Each is a two-room suite with a bedroom in the back and showroom space in the front. TNNA will manage hotel room inventory and assignments with the hotel. Please do not contact the hotel directly as rooms will not be released to individuals. TNNA is working to secure a block of rooms for attendees at a nearby (walkable) hotel.

Will there be education offered?

A select number of classes are being planned for Saturday, January 27, and Sunday, January 28.

How will seniority points be used?

All space assignments will be based on the seniority point totals for each company. Additional specifics and details will be posted after the 2017 Summer Trade Show. 

What is the incentive to TNNA booking this hotel?

TNNA has negotiated great benefits from the Embassy Suites including:

  • Hourly shuttle transportation to McCarran Airport
  • Complimentary guest room internet
  • Complimentary parking
  • Shuttle transportation to and from the Las Vegas Strip
  • Nightly reception (5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.) including snacks
  • Full cooked-to-order breakfast
  • Complimentary access to the fitness center

How are we keeping the public out? 

The hotel rooms blocked by TNNA are managed through a housing list only. Companies will be checked for membership status/information before being assigned to showrooms and booths. Registration for attendees will follow similar format to the 2017 Summer Trade Show with complimentary badges for TNNA members and additional charges for extra badges.

Will the different Product Segment Group exhibitors be assigned to a similar area? 

With space assignments based on seniority points, it will be up to the exhibitors to decide where they want to reserve their showroom. As TNNA is comprised of all group memberships, we aim to treat everyone the same, and the Market will be open to all wholesale members for a chance to exhibit.

Will there be overflow hotels? 

TNNA will work with hotels within walking distance from the Embassy Suites to secure sleeping rooms for attendees. Hotels have not yet been confirmed and are contingent on the number of showrooms sold to exhibitors (and resulting capacity for attendees at the Embassy Suites).

What do the additional exhibit spaces look like? 

There will be a limited option for pipe and drape booths at the 2018 Winter Market. A package will be created for exhibitors looking at this option and more details will be available soon.

How do I pay for my showroom/exhibit space?

Your contract holds your place please submit via fax or email to ensure a quick confirmation. After your contract is received, an invoice is sent via email and will include a link to pay securely online with credit card or you can send in your payment via mail. 

Will this impact TNNA's 2018 Summer Trade Show?

No, the TNNA 2018 Summer Trade Show will be held June 15 – 17, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio at the Huntington Convention Center. More information will be available later this fall. We look forward to returning to Ohio again next year.

 

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