Additional Exhibitor Resources

Exhibitor Bulletins


For information about Exhibitor housing, please contact Clavel Jones at

Registration open TBA; more information coming soon.

Exhibitor Badging Policy

Exhibitors receive five (5) complimentary Exhibitor badges for every 100 square feet of booth space rented. Convention Management Resources (CMR) is IRA's official registration vendor and will email the Exhibit Coordinator instructions for registering and managing your booth staff online. You may use your complimentary allotment for author/illustrator signings in the Exhibit Hall.

Exhibitor badges allow access to the Exhibit Hall one hour before the hall opens and one hour after the hall closes. Exhibitor badges also allow access to educational sessions excluding Friday Institutes and ticketed luncheons/events.

Expresso By GES! Exhibitor Service Kit

Discount deadline: TBA

Global Experience Specialists (GES) is IRA's official general services contractor. The GES National Servicenter offers personalized Exhibitor services for furnishing, carpet, material handling, electrical, Internet, and more for all GES shows.

Order early to take advantage of discounted pricing. You may also place orders onsite with your GES "zone captain."

Contact GES:
7050 Lindell Road
Las Vegas, NV 89118
Phone: 800-475-2098 (M-F, 6AM-5PM PST)
Fax: 866-329-1437

Outside of US:
Phone: 702-515-5970
Fax: 702-263-1520

Material Handling Information Form

Instructions and detailed information for shipping to IRA 2013 San Antonio including advanced shipping to the GES warehouse and direct shipping to convention center, how to select a freight carrier, and how to arrange for delivery of materials to your booth. ALL Exhibitors must return the Freight Service Questionnaire to GES for shipment tracking purposes.

Shipping Labels

Advanced Shipping to GES Warehouse

Begin Date: TBA
End Date: TBA

Direct Shipping to Convention Center

Begin Date: TBA
End Date: TBA

2013 Official IRA Vendors

Beware of companies posing as approved IRA Vendors! For a complete list of Official IRA Vendors, see below. Take advantage of early-bird discounts from these IRA-approved vendors. See the Exhibitor Service Kit (available in late November) for more information.

Attendee Rental List: MGI
A/V: Freeman
Catering: RK Group
Customized Products: GNP Branded Gear
Electrical: TBA
Florist: TBA
General Services Contractor/Decorator: Global Experience Specialists (GES)
Housing: Convention Management Resources (CMR)

Internet: SmartCity
Lead Retrieval: CMR
Plant/Floral: TBA
Registration: CMR
Rigging: GES
Security: RA Associates
Utilities: TBA

IRA's Spring 2013 Resource Catalog
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