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Brand Connection Expo Exhibitor's Page 

UMAPP's Brand Connection Expo end buyer tabletop show is an opportunity to connect with both distributor sales reps and their customers. 


August 5
Afternoon/evening set up (time to be determined by venue) 

August 6 
Exhibit Hours: 10 - 2 


Keynote speaker:   
8:30 - 9:45 Free to everyone 

Jerry Holl, author of "Downhills Don't Come Free". A journey about one man's bike trek from Alaska to Mexico and what he learned about resilience, strength and overcoming fear. He will reveal how this journey forever altered his life and why he embarked on it in the first place. Jerry will bring copies of his book - it's a great read! 


Show Details: 

  • $550 for the first table | $500 for each additional 

  • Up to two free lunch tickets per exhibitor for show staff

  • This is a tabletop show. Tables are 8' x 2' and are undraped.  Note on the registration form if you will require a drape

  • Exhibitors will receive the attendee and registration list following the show

  • Cancellation policy: full refund if cancel 30 days prior (by July 5); forfeit show fee paid if cancellation occurs after July 5

  • Reminder: this is an end buyer show.  Color coded badges will distinguish distributors and end buyers

  • Exhibitors are not responsible for relaying end buyer interests in products to distributor sales reps. We expect the distributors to manage their customers

  • Please consider being a show sponsor and/or providing donations to our registration table

  • Exhibitors receive one free lunch ticket per show staff (max of 2). 

You have a choice where your table is located. Please view the floor plan and list on the registration form your top three choices. We will accommodate requests if possible. 

Final Floor Plan 2024.pdf


Shipping In: 

  • May arrive August 1, 2 or 5. 
  • No pallets 
  • Label: 

Inwood Oaks Event Center
UMAPP Show August 6 (add your company name)
484 Inwood Avenue N.
Oakdale, MN 55128

Shipping Out: 

  • Bring pre-printed labels and tape 
  • Must take your shipment to the UPS or FedEx store 
    • The UPS Store is 1.2 miles away 
    • The FedEx Store is 2.6 miles away 

Invite Your Customers

BCE 2024 Exhibitor Invite to Customers.png

BCE 2024 Exhibitor Invite to Customers.pdf


Hilton Garden Inn, Oakdale, MN 

This hotel is located adjacent to the show venue of Inwood Oaks, and across the parking lot from the golf tournament at Oak Marsh Golf Course. 

Reservations - we have a room block valid until July 5: 


Lunch Tickets

  • UMAPP offers each show staff a free buffet lunch ticket (max of 2).  The buffet is in a separate room on show site and will consist of an extensive sandwich & salad buffet, beverage and choice of dessert. 
    • Additional lunch tickets are available. Please EMAIL the UMAPP office to order in advance if not selected during registration. 
    • Side note: Distributors also have the option to purchase lunch tickets during registration for themselves AND/OR their clients.  
    • There will be a limited number of lunch tickets available for purchase on show site. 

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