Exhibiting Information

49% of Star of the North attendees said…

“that they either made a purchase on the show floor, or plan to make a purchase with an exhibiting company after the show.”


Exhibiting Information

2018 Show Schedule

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

  • Set-up: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday, April 26, 2018

  • Set-up: 7:30 am – 10:00 am
  • Expo Open: 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
  • Expo Closed: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Buyer’s Night Setup)
  • Expo Open: 4:00 – 8:00 pm -Buyer’s Night

Friday, April 27, 2018

  • Expo Open: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday, April 28, 2018

  • Expo Open: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Expo Closes: 1:00 pm


The 2018 Prospectus was sent on August 14th to all past exhibitors as well as other interested parties.

To apply for exhibit space, all exhibitors must complete the Exhibitor Contract and ST19 Certificate of Compliance form.   Return the completed forms, along with at least a deposit of $500 per booth space requested, to the Minnesota Dental Association.  For exhibitors applying after February 1, 2018, contracts must be accompanied by full payment.

Booth Prices

Exhibit fees are based upon the location in the exhibit hall.  Please refer to the floor plan for locations.

Zone 1 (Green)               $1875
Zone 2 (Blue)                  $1675
Zone 3 (Red)                   $1475
Non-profit (Purple)          $425
Corner Booth Premium $100*

* Companies renting 10′ x 10′ or 10′ x 20′ configurations will be charged a $100 premium for each corner booth rented. This premium does not apply for companies renting space larger than 10′ x 20′.

Booth space includes…

Booths are 10’x10’ in dimension (except for booths marked with other dimensions on exhibit floor plan).  The back of each booth extends 8’ from the floor with 3’ high dividers between booths.  The booth is constructed with aluminum rails on which draperies are hung.  Every booth is provided with the following…

  • Standard ID sign that includes your company name and booth number.
  • Listing in a Preliminary Program that will include only the company name and booth number.
  • Listing in the Onsite Program Book and include company name, booth number, general email, website and phone number.
  • An optional furnishings package is available to each exhibiting company at no charge.
    • One un-skirted 6′ table
    • Two plastic contour chairs
    • One wastebasket
    • 8 exhibit staff registrations/booth

Exhibitor Registration…

Exhibitors will receive 8 complimentary badges per booth space rented.  This registration does not include access to any educational programming: exhibitors are not eligible for CE credit. Exhibitors may attend the Keynote. If an exhibitor registers more than the complimentary number, the per person registration fee is $20.00. Registration for exhibitor personnel will be available on the Star of the North website (star.mndental.org) beginning on January 2, 2018.


Traffic Builders

The Star of the North Meeting has many activities and events that build excitement for the exhibit hall and increase traffic on the floor.  Click on the headline to learn more.