2018 UMAPP Room Show

February 19, 2018
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
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Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Mall of America
3800 American Boulevard East
Bloomington, MN 55425







Lunch Sponsor  Lunch Sponsor   
              Journal Sponsor  Show Bag Sponsor  Lanyard Sponsor 
                Pen Sponsor                 Snack Sponsor  


Monday, February 19  | HILTON AIRPORT / MALL OF AMERICA Bloomington, Minnesota 

Take everything you learn during this popular one-day event and turn it into a profitable week of sales calls and new orders.  

"The room show was great.  Loved every session, learned new ideas and saw new products." 

"It is my favorite event of the year"


List of Exhibitors (chosen by distributor vote):  

AAA Innovations
Maple Ridge Farms 
Picnic Time 
Raining Rose 
The Bentcil Company
The Chest
The Magnet Group 
Tru Art Calendars 
Webb Company


How Does This Show Work?

This is a different type of show.  It is a "Room Show," meaning that distributor attendees rotate in groups from exhibitor to exhibitor for a 25-minute presentation.  There's a set schedule that we encourge our groups to adhere to, but we understand if situtations arise where it's not possible.   

This is a distributor-only show (no end buyers, please).  

Distributor show fee includes:  morning beverages and snacks, plated lunch, 11 exhibitor presentations that provide in-depth education, free show bags, free notebook/pens, samples, and the After Party - drawing for door prizes.   Not to mention the mountains of information obtained by attending these presentations.  Those that attend tell us it was the best decision they've made in a long time; those that don't attend tell us they wish they had.    

Who Should Attend this Show?  

Distributor sales reps should attend and expect to receive in-depth education from the exhibiting suppliers about their products, processes, and WHO to sell their products to, and how.   

Nonmembers may attend this show as long as they qualify.  

  • Current ASI, PPAI, or SAGE company membership number - or 

  • Specific invitation from an exhibitor as one of their valued distributor customers.  

End buyers are not allowed.  This is a distributor-only show.  

Is there a Fee to Attend?  

Yes, there is.  The cost is $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers.  This includes breakfast, morning beverages, 11 in-depth supplier education sessions, plated lunch, samples, and the "Prize Party" (beverages, appetizers, and drawings for prizes).  

Hotel Reservations

Call the Hilton directly:  952-854-2100 and say you are with the UMAPP block.   



Exhibitor Information 


What is the schedule for this show?  

  • Each exhibitor makes eleven, 25-minute presentations to groups of distributors, with a 5-minute break in between.    Each distributor group is usually between 9 - 15 people, and they rotate together through a pre-assigned schedule so every exhibitor has sales reps in their room for every presentation.  
  • The sit-down lunch also serves as UMAPP's annual meeting, and includes a presentation of awards.  
  • The Prize Party is held at the same location as lunch, and features appetizers and prize drawings for the distributors.  


Address of Hotel / Show Location

Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport - Mall of America
3800 American Boulevard East, Bloomington, MN  55425
Show - 2nd level of hotel (balcony area, meeting rooms, ballroom).  


Set up / Show Schedule: 

Sunday, February 18 | Set up begins at 7:00 pm.    More details will follow, but your meeting room on the second floor (to be assigned) will be open and available for set up beginning at 7:00 pm.   

Monday, February 19  | Show Day 

Set up continues.  If you did not pick up your key card to the meeting room on Sunday, you can pick it up at any time on Monday morning (earlier than 7:30) from the hotel registration desk.

8:15  | Distributor check-in starts.  A hot buffet breakfast will be in the lobby area of the second floor, available to everyone.  

8:30 am | Required exhibitor meeting with show chair, Melinda Marr.  Meeting room will be announced.  

9:00 am | First session for the show starts.  


Need a different format?  EMAIL the UMAPP office.