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Important update about our Anaheim convention

In light of recent public health guidance on COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to cancel CDA’s convention in Anaheim this May. We understand how much this event is valued by our dental community and the hundreds of businesses that serve them.

Please know that all exhibitor booth fees will be refunded within 60 days or credited to a future convention booth, and CDA is confidently making plans for the San Francisco convention this fall. To facilitate your choice of refund or credit toward a future convention, look for an email from CDA or visit cda.org/exhibitors for cancellation details. You can also email Sandy Frank at exhibitorinfo@cda.org for assistance.

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Exhibitor FAQs

Answers to Common Questions

Where are CDA's conventions located?

CDA Presents in Anaheim
Anaheim Convention Center
800 W Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92802

CDA Presents in San Francisco
Moscone South Convention Center
747 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103

Who is the official contractor for CDA Presents?

GES - Global Experience Specialists is CDA's official contractor. An exhibitor service kit that includes information to order booth furnishings and services will be emailed to exhibitors 10 weeks prior to the show.

Who can exhibit at CDA Presents?

Exhibiting companies must have products and/or services related to the dental industry.

Exhibitor Eligibility

Companies must certify that their representatives are officers or employees on the payroll of the company contracting for space. Nonmember dentists must be identified and be nonpracticing, full-time employees or officers of the company.

What are the exhibit days?

Exhibit days are Thursday - Saturday for both conventions. Exhibit hours are 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Booth Assignments and Notification

CDA works from a seniority point system when making booth assignments. Exhibitors are given one point per CDA meeting they exhibit at and for certain levels of advertising and sponsorships. Pre-applications are sent to exhibitors with 30 or more seniority points.

Pre-assignments are printed on the floor plan. Applications received prior to the first-round deadline will be assigned on a seniority-point/date-received basis.

Applications received after the deadline will be assigned on a date-received basis and must include payment in full.

 

Booth Fees

San Francisco: The cost of a 10' x 10' booth is $3,200 inline and $3,500 for a corner. Island space is $40 per square foot.

 

What is included in a 10' x 10' exhibit space?

Booths include a 8 x 10-foot draped back wall, 3-foot draped side railings and an ID sign with the company’s name and booth number. Booths are not carpeted; exhibitors are required to carpet their booths.

Do you get complimentary badges with booth purchase?

Exhibiting companies are provided up to 10 complimentary badges per 10’ x 10’ space with pre-registration. All subsequent booth personnel registrations are $25 per person.

Sales on the Exhibit Floor

Sales are limited to the taking or accepting of written orders. Under no circumstances shall any delivery of goods or items be made. No cash or credit card sales are permitted at the show.

Advance/Direct Shipment

Advance Shipments

Advance shipments to the GES warehouse may be sent 30 days prior to the show and should be addressed to:

San Francisco:

California Dental Association
c/o Global Experience
Specialists (YRC)
499 Valley Drive
Brisbane, CA 94005

Direct Shipments

San Francisco:

Direct shipments to the exhibit site may arrive beginning Sept. 8, 2020, and should be addressed to:

California Dental Association
c/o Global Experience Specialists
(GES)
Moscone South
747 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

Please note: The name of the show, name of the exhibitor and booth number must appear on each piece shipped. All payments for freight/ drayage should be sent to Global Experience Specialists (GES).

Installation Information

Exhibit Installation and Dismantle Hours

San Francisco:

Space will be available for setup at 8 a.m. on Sept. 8, 2020. The floor plan will be targeted for freight delivery. Refer to the GES Exhibitor Services Manual for schedule of dates and times. Installation must be complete by 5 p.m. on Sept. 9, 2020. Dismantle may only begin when the show closes on Saturday at 4:30 p.m., and must be complete by 3 p.m. on Sept. 13, 2020. For the safety of all attendees, aisle carpet removal followed by empty crate return will begin a half hour following the close of the show.

Transport and Setup of Booth

Union jurisdictions prevail over the operation of all material- handling equipment, unloading and reloading and handling of empty containers. Exhibitors may move material that can be hand-carried by one person in one trip, without the use of luggage carts, hand trucks or other mechanical equipment.

This will be strictly enforced. Installation of exhibits or displays that require the use of hand tools, more than one person, longer than 30 minutes (including crating and uncrating) or exceed 10 feet in any direction, must be installed by union labor. One full-time company employee may supervise work by the union crew.

May I set up my own booth?

Union jurisdictions prevail over the operation of all material-handling equipment, unloading and reloading, and handling of empty containers. Exhibitors may move material that can be hand-carried by one person in one trip, without the use of luggage carts, hand trucks or other mechanical equipment. Installation of exhibits or displays that require the use of hand tools, more than one person, more than 30 minutes (including crating and uncrating) or exceed 10 feet in any direction, must be installed by union labor.