93rd Annual CPMA Convention & Trade Show

Vancouver Convention Centre - West Building

Wednesday, April 25 - Thursday, April 26

The deadline to order for this show has already expired



Move In Information

The CPMA Trade Show is a targeted show, which means all exhibitors using the loading docks must arrive during their designated move-in slot to have their freight unloaded.

Exhibitors Using the Loading Docks:
To ensure a safe and efficient move-in process, a colour-coded move-in floor plan for freight arrivals has been designed to create a controlled environment on the Trade Show floor. If you are using the loading docks, you must have your carrier or trucks arrive during your scheduled move-in time and communicate any difficulties well in advance. If you miss your scheduled move-in time, you must reschedule or be prepared to wait.

All vehicles must report to the designated marshalling yard prior to unloading.

Move-out begins Thursday, April 26th at 4:30 after show close. Empty containers will be returned starting at 5:30pm after the aisle carpet removal. More information on move-out procedures can be found here.

Exhibitors Not Using the Loading Docks:
Exhibitors who do not require the loading docks to move in, may move in during the time outlined on the move-in schedule or later. You may not move in earlier than your scheduled time. If you have ordered carpet or furnishings from GES, these will be set-up in your booth prior to your arrival according to your scheduled move-in time on the floor plan. Materials brought through the front of the exhibit hall must be a small quantity / size that the exhibitor can carry in by hand - no dollies or carts allowed. All other items must go through the loading docks.

Exhibitor Move-In Hours are as follows:
Monday, April 23, 2018: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (freight as per targeted move-in schedule)
Tuesday, April 24, 2018: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (freight as per targeted move-in schedule)
Wednesday, April 25, 2018: 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (noon)
** All exhibits must be show ready by Wednesday noon **

To download a copy of the official Move-In Schedule, please click HERE.

All exhibitors, service providers and personnel working on the show floor during move-in and move-out periods are required to wear approved personal protective equipment. Hi-Vis Vests are required to be worn during move-in/move-out while forklifts are in operation and will be provided by the VCC onsite upon presentation of ID. Proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is required at the Vancouver Convention Centre. This may include Hard Hats, Hi-Vis Vests, Safety Goggles and Steel Toed Boots depending upon the type of work engaged in. All work carried out on booths on-site must conform to WorkSafe BC regulations