Q: Why do the floor plans appear different from last year?
A: In some cases it is because we have changed facilities. For Security Canada Central it is because the larger exhibits at the front have not yet been drawn in. The plans will all be reposted on the show web site www.securitycanadaexpo.com the first week of February after they have been updated.
Q: Why do the front booths sell out quickly?
A: The front booths have traditionally been pre-sold to the same Exhibitors every year as we attempt to give the previous year's Exhibitor's first right of negotiation on the space they had the year before. Because the front booths are the largest and the floor plan evolves from how they are set up, it is normal practice in managing trade shows to confirm the largest Exhibitors prior to designing show floor plans. Also, 50% of the contracts received request the front space, roughly a 10 to 1 ratio, so they sell out quickly.
Q: I exhibited last year, can I have my same booth this year?
A: We make every effort to give the previous year’s Exhibitor's first right of negotiation on the space they had the year before, until January 31, if the floor plan allows. If the floor plan varies too much from the previous year we will conduct a space draw. Booth space will be assigned by show management in consideration of the following: a) Membership in CANASA, b) number of booths requested, c) prior history of exhibiting, and d) date application with deposit is received by CANASA. It is important that you forward your completed contract with payment to us as soon as possible.
Q: Can I pick a booth other than the location I had last year?
A: You can request any space but we cannot confirm it's availability until the January 31st deadline for last year's Exhibitors to request their same spot has passed. Please submit your contract with deposit as soon as possible. Please note on the contract your preference for the new location and that in the event it is unavailable you want your previous year’s location.
Q: I want to pay by cheque but the processing time will delay my contract.
A: Please forward your completed contract with credit card information and a note stating a cheque will follow. We will wait 3 weeks to allow the cheque to arrive before processing the payment.
Q: How can I influence Security Canada policies?
A: This is the Canadian Security Association's show. More than 75% of our Exhibitor's are members. Show policies have evolved over the years with the best interests of the association’s members (Exhibitors) in mind. We encourage our members to join the Show Committee and volunteer to help us make our show the best it can be.