52nd Annual Open House and Trade Show!

First Right of Refusal Deadline is October 27,2017

The North Carolina Blueberry Council along with co-host North Carolina State University invite you to participate in our 52nd Annual Open House and Trade Show to be held January 17-18, 2018 at the Charlie Rose Expo Center, Crown Complex, Fayetteville, North Carolina. The Open House is the primary educational meeting for blueberry growers in the state.

Attendance has increased to more than 300 participants, most of whom are commercial producers. North Carolina has over 8000 acres of blueberries.

Your clients, the grower members of the North Carolina Blueberry Council,have requested the trades how because they are interested in your products and services.

Vendors who participated in the 2017 trade show receive first right of refusal for booth space IF PAYMENT IS RECEIVED BY OCTOBER 27, 2017.
Enclosed you will find a Trade Show Application and Contract, as well as Sponsorship Opportunities and Exhibitor Information.

Sponsorship, exhibiting at the Trade Show, and donating to our prize raffle offer your company increased visibility and show your support of the blueberry industry. The sooner you sign up, the sooner your information is available to our growers!

Note For Members Who Plan To Attend (Not Vendors):
If you are a current member, your dues invoice for must be paid prior to
December 15, 2017, to receive the discounted member rate of $50 per person. As noted, all registrations after December 15 will be at the $60 per person rate, regardless of your membership status.

Here’s an overview of our schedule for 2018:
Tuesday January 16, 2018
– 9:00pm–4:00pm Exhibitor Move-In
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
– 8:00am–8:30am Registration and Refreshments
– 8:30am–12:15pm Educational Sessions
– 1:00pm–5:30pm TRADE SHOW
Thursday, January 18, 2018
– 8:30am–12:00pm TRADE SHOW
– 12:00pm–4:00pm Education Sessions/Business Meeting
– 1:00pm–4:00pm Exhibitor Move-Out

For sponsorship and exhibit questions, contact:
Ginger Hubner, Trade Show Manager at 919-349-5696 or gingerh@resortmarketing.com.
or
Brenda Park, Executive Director at 864-361-1598 or b.park@ncblueberrycouncil.org.

Attached are the registration forms for the 52nd Annual NC Blueberry Open House and Trade Show to be held January 16 – 17, 2018. These forms are designed to be completed online and then saved for email submission. The other option is to download or print the selected documents.

Vendor Registration Form
http://ncblueberrycouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/2018-Vendor-Forms.pdf

Vendor Press Release and Information
http://ncblueberrycouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/2018-Vendor-Invite.pdf

Vendor Information
http://ncblueberrycouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/2018-Exhibitor-Information.pdf

Grower Invitation
http://ncblueberrycouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2018-Grower-invitation.pdf

Grower Registration Form
http://ncblueberrycouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2018-Grower-Registration.pdf