""

Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQs

When & where is the event held?

February 23-26, 2018
LA Convention Center, Kentia Hall, Lower Level
1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015

What are the event hours?

Friday, February 23 - Sunday, February 25 | 9am - 6pm
Monday, February 26 | 9am - 3 pm

What are the on-site buyer registration and badge pick-up hours for the 

8 am – 5 pm, Friday – Sunday
8 am – 2 pm, Monday

What types of products are being shown?

More than 200 of the show's temporary order-writing exhibitors represent various categories, including Makers' Market, Personal Style, Gifts, and Boardwalk, and feature countless fresh, fun lines ranging from top brands and emerging artists to California specialties, including many exclusive and unique to the LA marketplace. The temporary show's popular World Style, Fair Trade, Jewelry Cash & Carry and Vintage categories showcase a rich blend of fashion, home decor, fair trade, handicrafts and other unique artisan resources -  available for immediate delivery and order-writing -- from around the globe in a high energy marketplace setting, Kentia Hall offers a true destination for retailers seeking those eclectic designs to help their store stand out.

Who is exhibiting?

You’ll find top-name brands, emerging artists, your favorite sales reps and more. Check back for a sneak peek of our online exhibitor listing listing page.

What special events / features take place during the show?

The winter show will have a number of special events/features lined up. Check back to see the full listing. 

What is the address for the Los Angeles Convention Center?


LA Convention Center, Kentia Hall, Lower Level
1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015

How can I book my hotel?

Be sure to use the official housing company for California Marketplace, Connections Housing, to secure the lowest rates.
Call: 955.246.8722

Online: Check back to use our handy online registration link

BUYER BEWARE!  Connections Housing is the only approved, official housing vendor for California Marketplace. We understand that unauthorized housing companies may be contacting you advertising cheaper rates and may imply or claim an affiliation with the show or Urban Expositions. Unfortunately, some past attendees and exhibitors have fallen prey to these companies and they have either: lost significant deposits, been relocated with little or no warning, have not had the guest rooms they thought they had booked, or have not received reservations at the hotel they had thought were confirmed . So be sure to book your room through Connections Housing!

Is there parking at the event and how much is it?

Yes, there is parking at the Los Angeles Convention Center

*Be sure to present your ExpressPass registration at the parking rebate desk on the show floor, along with your parking receipt, buyer badge and photo ID for a $10 parking reimbursement at the Los Angeles Convention Center lots.

What is the best airport to fly into?

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

How can I rent a scooter/wheel chair?

There are a limited number of scooters available for use at each location. Contact Katie Colon at 800.318.2238 ext. 3364 to inquire about availability and to reserve.

How can I receive a directory?

Printed show directories are provided to registered buyers on show site during the show. Before/after the show, you can view our exhibitor listing page.

ATTENDEE FAQS

What are the qualifications to attend ?

California Marketplace is open to the trade only. Guests must be accompanied by a registered buyer and will be charged a $20 admission fee. If you have not already done so, please pre-register to receive your ExpressPass via email.

New /first-time attendees should be prepared to present the following along with your ExpressPass™ to gain admission to the show: 1 form of personal ID and 2 forms of business ID, which can include copy of business license, sales tax id number, payroll stub, company check, company credit card, vendor invoice, business card, letterhead or other printed collateral with company name. (Please note: 1 form of personal ID and 1 form of business ID is required for each additional employee.)

To maintain the professional environment of the show, children under the age of 14 years and strollers are strongly discouraged.

The photography of any exhibit is expressly prohibited without the written consent of the exhibitor.

Are children allowed?

To maintain the professional environment of the show, children under the age of 14 years and strollers are strongly discouraged.

What is the pre-registration deadline?

You are encouraged to pre-register early so you can receive updates and important news about the show.  Pre-registration is open up to and during the show dates. 

What is the cost to attend?

California Marketplace is open to the trade only.  Admission is free to qualified retailers. 

Do you mail the badges?

We do not mail badges.  But when you pre-register online, you’ll receive your ExpressPass via email.  Simply bring it to the show, scan it with our onsite readers and print out your badge quickly and easily!  

I pre-registered but did not receive my express pass?

We certainly apologize for any inconvenience!   For immediate assistance please call our Registration Support team at 980.233.3781, Ext 1 or via email – registration@expologic.com.

Click here for our ExpressPass login page, where you can search for your record by your email or company name and zip code.  Once you’re back in to your company record, if there is a green check mark to the left of your name, this means you are registered. Simply select “Resend Confirmation” or “Download Express Pass” to retrieve.

 If there is an open check box there, that means you are not registered and you need only to click in the open check box to the left of your name , then click the blue "Register/Modify" button. 

I need to make a change to my registration how can I do so?

For immediate assistance please call our Registration Support team at 980.233.3781, Ext 1 or via email – registration@expologic.com.

Otherwise, you can click here to view the ExpressPass login page, search for your record by your email or company name and zip code.

Once you’re in your record, you can select  “Return to company profile” button that appears in the upper right corner (below the banner with the show logo/info)  .  This will bring up a screen with your “Company Profile” and “Attendee Profiles”.  To make changes in your company information , click the “edit” button in the company Profile screen.  To make changes to current buyer names, click on the actual buyer name in blue under NAMES in left column in the “Attendee Profiles” screen and that will bring up the record to edit the name, email, phone and/or buyer type.

If you have questions or need assistance, don’t hesitate to contact our Registration Support team at the phone number or email listed above.  

#CAMKTPLACE       
Show at a Glance
CALIFORNIA MARKETPLACE
FEBRUARY 23-26, 2018
LA Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA
800.318.2238
678.285.EXPO (3976)