Exhibitor Kit

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is pleased to welcome you to the Progressive Insurance San Francisco Boat Show. This set of instructions has been designed to answer your questions and to provide you with important support information.

Payment Deadlines and Space Allocation

Space must be paid in full to secure your seniority and location in the show.
50% by September, 25, 2015
50% by November, 02, 2015
You can make payment by Credit Card (up to $5,000) or Check. Please contact Katharina Klanck for details.

Any requests for changes or additions to your space must be noted on your Space Contract. We will make every attempt to accommodate your request but allocation of available space is based on NMMA Allocation Procedures Deadlines and Space Allocation. Allocation of Space will start in October 2015. Mitch Perkins will contact you with details.

Exhibitor Credentials

Exhibitors a unique link will be sent to you in a separate e-mail to order your show credentials.  Please do not share your link with anyone.

The deadline to order credentials online to be mailed is January 1, 2016

The maximum number of credentials issued is determined by the total amount of square feet of exhibit space your company has under contract. Additional/Replacement Credentials are at a cost of $15.00

Credentials will be mailed when your contracted space balance is paid in full.

If you have any questions please contact us at sanfranciscocredentials@nmma.org.

The deadline to order Exhibitor Credentials online to be mailed is January 1, 2016.  Credentials ordered after the deadline will have to be picked up on show site.

Be My Guest Tickets - Discounted Exhibitor Show Invite Tickets (formerly) Exhibitor Guest Tickets Available November 1st.

Exhibitors a unique link will be sent to you in a separate e-mail to order your show tickets.  Please do not share your link with anyone.

Invite your best customers and prospects to visit you at the show with "Be My Guest" Tickets. These tickets are discounted 50 %off the general admission price. A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is required and there is a minimum order of 10 tickets.

Order online, pay a $50.00 non-refundable deposit and order as many tickets as you like. Your credit card number will be stored and charged for redeemed tickets within 30 days after the show. 
Here is what you need to do:
Pay your non-refundable deposit of $50. (Your tickets are 50% of general admission price for each ticket redeemed). 
• Select an e-ticket or hardstock ticket 
• Distribute tickets to invite your customers and prospects to visit you at the show 
• Please allow 1–2 weeks processing 
• After the show your credit card will be charged for all redeemed tickets
• Personalized Be My Guest tickets — You can personalize all or some of your Electronic Be My Guest tickets with your Customer's name. Please provide a list within 24 hours of your order to sanfranciscotickets@nmma.org

New orders originating on-site will be charged a $50.00 no-refundable deposit. Tickets will be printed on hard ticket stock. The deadline to order Be My Guest Tickets to be mailed is January 1, 2016.  Hardstock tickets ordered after the deadline will have to be picked up on show site.

Exhibitor Insurance - Deadline 12/28/2015

As an exhibitor, you are required to carry commercial general liability insurance. Read more in the Exhibitor Kit.

To upload your insurance: Click here
To purchase the insurance through Wells Fargo: Click here


Boat Finder Program online - For Boat Exhibitors only!

Gain additional exposure by listing your boat show inventory online NOW so attendees can shop weeks before they visit the show. See the San Francisco Boat Finder here

For more information on Boat Finder and to upload your inventory, please contact Ani Grigorian at Agrigorian@nmma.org or Mitch Perkins at mperkins@nmma.org

Featured Product online -  For Non-Boating Exhibitors only!

If you’re looking to get more exposure for the products you’re bringing to the show, make sure to submit to the Featured Products section on the show’s website. By having your products listed, you can help drive traffic to your booth, boost exposure both online and at the show, and provide consumers an additional resource for finding your products before, during and after the show.

This FREE, online promotional feature is applicable to any exhibitor who wishes to advertise a non-boat product and has submitted an application and deposit.Featured Products is ideal for highlighting product debuts, best sellers and show specials.
How it works: The Featured Products submission form allows you to easily and directly upload information, offers and images of the products you wish to promote. To get started, visit
User Guide

We look forward to working with you to make the 2016 show a success!


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