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Marketplace Events creates vibrant expositions connecting enthusiasts with experts, products and services in dynamic face-to-face environments.  The company produces 76 shows in 34 markets including 51 consumer home shows in the US, 16 in Canada, six holiday shows, two bridal shows and one spring boutique. The 76 combined events attract 22,000 exhibitors, 1.9 million attendees and another 3.9 million unique web visitors annually. From 15 offices, the 170-person staff produces some of the most successful and longest-running shows in North America, including market-leading shows in Minneapolis, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal—some of which have thrived in their markets for more than 75 years.


Official Statement:

Monday, March 16, 2020 -- Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Marketplace Events has cancelled 10 events and postponed five other shows originally scheduled to take place between March 13 to April 19, 2020. 

The cancellations are in the following cities:

  1. Buffalo
  2. Indianapolis
  3. Atlanta
  4. Raleigh
  5. Austin
  6. Lexington
  7. Edmonton
  8. Montreal
  9. Ottawa
  10. Nashville

The postponements are in these cities: 

  1. Cleveland, to fall dates TBD
  2. Denver, to fall dates TBD
  3. Greensboro, to October of 2020
  4. Oklahoma City, to October 2020
  5. Winnipeg, to October 2020

Unless prohibited by public health authorities, Marketplace Events will run their fall 2020 shows and full roster of 75 shows scheduled for 2021.

As with previous cancellations since the company’s inception in 2008, Marketplace Events will apply exhibitor payments to future shows, not refund exhibitor payments.  For consumers who already purchased tickets to attend one of the 15 shows, Marketplace Events is offering options to use tickets for any other show in the market produced by the company in 2020 or 2021, donating the cost of their ticket to Habitat for Humanity or receiving a refund.  To receive a refund, consumers were directed to visit the show website.  All show websites may be accessed through the corporate site at marketplaceevents.com.

The company has cancelled events in the past in West Palm Beach, New Orleans and most recently, in suburban Washington, D.C. and Raleigh – all due to severe weather, and have followed the same policy in all cases. 

The decision to rollover exhibitor payments to future shows is not one taken lightly.  Under these extraordinary circumstances we can best balance the long-term needs of our customers by doing what is necessary now to ensure these shows continue in the future.  Carrying over exhibitor payments is critical to making sure that happens.   

The company also announced today two weeks of mandatory vacation for all employees to begin March 23 through April 3.  Anyone who calls or emails their show team during this shutdown will be directed to the proper manager who will respond during this two-week period. 

Thank you for your patience.  Be safe. 

Tom Baugh
CEO, Marketplace Events

Why Marketplace Events?

1.9M


1.9 Million visitors and 22,000 exhibitors at our shows each year

3.9M


3.9 Million Unique Web Visits Per Year

65%


65% of visitors make a purchase at our shows

293k


293,000 Facebook followers and 57,000 twitter followers

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Oct 6, 2015, 18:20 PM
"This was our first ever home show of any kind. Our experience was fantastic! We had excellent customer response and paid for the show in our first hour!"
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