Exhibitor Info. Packet

All the details Exhibitors need can be found in the Exhibitor Info Packet, which contains info on: 


Booth Details


What's Included


The following is what is included with your booth fee:

  • Pipe and drape booth frame and ID sign
  • Company listed in the BRS Show program
  •  Company listing on the BRS interactive floor plan
  • Opportunity to upload a logo to your company listing on the interactive floor plan
  •  Maximum eight booth personnel

What's Not Included

These items are not included in your booth fee but can be ordered. Order forms will be supplied in the Brede Exhibitor Service Manual.

* You'll need to select Builders & Remodelers Show on April 12, from the calendar of events, and then create a username/password for the Minneapolis Convention Center services.

Booth Configuration


To ensure a quality show experience for our 1,000+ attendees and to be fair to all exhibitors, rules will be strictly enforced. Please click here for booth configurations for Linear/Standard, End Cap Peninsula and Island Booths

Registration Forms


Booth Personnel

All exhibitors staffing a booth must be pre-registered!  If you have a last minute staff replacement or unregistered staffer, they are required to show a business card from the exhibiting company at the registration desk to enter the exhibit hall. Exhibitors staffing a booth must wear a badge and work the booth, no selling in the aisles. It is suggested that you have no more than two per shift staffing a 10’ x 10’ booth, and no more than five per shift staffing a 10’ x 20’ booth.  Registered Exhibit staff can pick up their badges, and dinner tickets if ordered, at registration beginning at 10am on Thursday, April 12.
Associate members who are not exhibitors are not allowed on the show floor.

Contest/Drawing Registration

If you plan to use a drawing for prizes during the Builders & Remodelers Show (BRS), you must register your drawing before the show opens. Show Management must approve any and all drawings or contests conducted by an exhibitor.

NEW Reveal 2018

Attendees are looking for the hottest new products & services, so make sure you stand out from the crowd. Here’s where you can introduce what’s new while maximizing interest in your company. Tell us what you’re displaying that is ‘new’ and we’ll feature you in the New Reveal for 2018. 

BRS will:

  • Feature a new product/service reveal page on the BRS website
  • Promote new products/services on social media, with #BRSnew
  • Recognize participating exhibitors in Show program
  • Provide an ‘It’s New’ flag to display in your booth at the show
  • Mention exhibitor and/or product/service in appropriate media releases and social media posts
  • Award an exhibitor with best new product/service at the 2018 Show. The winner will gain exposure on the BRS website

Important Info.

Thank you for exhibiting at the Builders and Remodelers Show (BRS), a product and service expo presented by BATC-Housing First Minnesota on Tuesday, April 12, 2018.

Move In

Move In Times: Wednesday, April 11 from 4:00-11:00pm and Thursday, April 12 from 7:00am to 12:00pm.  All booths must be set up by 1:00pm on Thursday, April 12.  (Show hours 2:00-8:00pm).

Large Booths - EXHIBITORS WITH BOOTHS 10’ x 20’ OR LARGER and/or using heavy equipment MUST SET UP on Wednesday, April 11. No trucks on show floor.

Unloading - Exhibitors must be prepared to unload their own materials with their own hand trucks and dollies. Vehicles must be removed as soon as unloaded from the unloading area. Loading dock closes at 12:00 pm day of show. Exhibitors requiring forklifts should make arrangements prior to move-in with Brede Exposition Services. Heavy equipment will be charged forklift and operator rates. No forklifts allowed after 12:00 pm day of show. Call Brede at 612-331-4540 for verification and any questions.

Move Out

Move Out Times: Thursday, April 12 from 8:01-11:00pm and Friday, April 13 from 8:00am to 12:00pm. 

If the booth is not down by noon on Friday, April 13, the booth will be dismantled and the exhibitor will be charged removal costs. Make sure your booth is packed up and ready to move out before you bring your vehicle to the dock. If you have products or literature to be picked up later, be sure to mark them: DO NOT TRASH - HOLD FOR PICK UP. We encourage exhibitors to remove as much as possible at show closing as the Convention Center will begin preparing for the next show.

Hotel Accommodations

Special hotel accommodations and rates have been secured for BRS exhibitors and attendees.  Book by March 14, 2018 to save.  

Exhibitor Parking

There are a limited number of spaces to park your auto: $16.00* (16’ or less) or $32.00 (16’ or more) per day in the Marshaling Yard. Parking will be sold on a first-come first-serve basis the first day of move-in. Check on availability at Exhibitor Services. Otherwise Convention Center parking plus nearby ramps will be available. 
*Pricing may be subject to change.

Exhibitor Marketing Kit

Booked your booth? Great! Now download our Exhibitor Marketing Kit for tips on how to market yourself during the weeks leading up to the event and to download the BRS Exhibitor logos.

Order Forms


Brede Exposition Services

Advance Order Discount Deadline: March 29, 2018

Brede is the Official Service Contractor for the upcoming Builders & Remodelers Show 2018. Included in the service manual are forms for ordering various services and equipment.  The Brede forms are to be returned to the Brede office, the others return to the specific contractors providing the services. 

* You'll need to select Builders & Remodelers Show on April 12, from the calendar of events, and then create a username/password for the Minneapolis Convention Center services.


Trade Show Leads

Advance Order Discount: March 16, 2018

BRS is proud to offer lead retrieval technology equipment rental for exhibitors. Each attendee badge contains a code with their business card information encoded. The information is stored in the scanner and delivered to the exhibitor via email in Excel format within 24 hours after the close of the show. Depending on the scanner you order, you can either gather additional attendee information by scanning items on a lead qualifier sheet, or you can make electronic notes and add attach custom qualifiers.


Kelber Catering

If you are interested in providing at food or beverage at your booth contact Heidi Hudson with Kelber Catering to make arrangements, 612-335-6082.  No outside food or beverage is allowed.