The following guide answers many of the questions you may have regarding Embroidery Mart-COLUMBUS. If you desire to speak to us in person (we’re really nice and helpful) please note the following contact information:
NNEP (the organization that presents Embroidery Mart)
Phone – 800-866-7396
Web – www.NNEP.com
Email – NNEP@NNEP.com
Q – What is Embroidery Mart-COLUMBUS?
A – Embroidery Mart-COLUMBUS is a dynamic two-day event for the commercial embroidery and apparel decoration business owners. This embroidery trade show is designed to bring embroiderers, apparel decorators and industry suppliers together to learn and share in a comfortable setting. Attending Embroidery Mart-COLUMBUS is like sitting down at a table laden with delectable “goodies” for embroiderers and apparel decorators – everywhere you turn, people are sharing ideas and helping each other!
Download the 2017 details here: Embroidery Mart-COLUMBUS Details & Schedule as of 1/16/17.
You CAN register now online or at the door on Friday and Saturday to attend Embroidery Mart. When you register online, we know you are coming and print a show directory for you.
Q – Who can attend Embroidery Mart-COLUMBUS?
A – This Embroidery and Apparel Decorators Trade Show is for garment decorators who use (or want to learn to use) apparel decoration equipment, digitizing software, stock designs, tools, supplies and technologies. It is for business owners with an interest in embroidery, screen printing, heat press, digital garment printing, laser engraving, rhinestones or promotional products. If you own a business (or want to start one) where you puts logos and designs on products for customers, this industry trade show is for you. If this describes you, then what are you waiting for? Register for Embroidery Mart – We are saving a seat for you!
FYI – Membership in National Network of Embroidery Professionals (NNEP) is NOT required to attend this event.
Future apparel decorators between the ages of 14-18 can register for the trade show exhibit hall and classes if accompanied by an adult. Please bring proof of age. Children under the age of 14 (including babes in arms and tots in strollers) are not eligible to enter the exhibit area or attend the classes.
Q – Should I register before Embroidery Mart-COLUMBUS?
A – Pre-Registration for Embroidery Mart-COLUMBUS is now open online and by phone. When you pre-register for Embroidery Mart-COLUMBUS, we print a Show Directory for you. Having the contact information of every exhibitor can be a life-saver after the trade show when you suddenly need to contact the supplier to order dozens of XYZ product!
If you are experiencing difficulties with online registration, please call NNEP at 800-866-7396 between 9 AM – 5PM EST, to register by phone. You can register on site at the Registration area for Embroidery Mart-COLUMBUS at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.
Q – Can I register at Embroidery Mart-COLUMBUS, when I get there?
A – YES! You may not receive a Show Directory (it is really hard to guess how many to print for folks that register at the door).
Q – How do I register for Embroidery Mart-COLUMBUS?
A – Register online (just click the red Register Now button), by phone (800-866-7396) or at the event.
When you register ONLINE, you will get an acknowledgment of your registration by email. You CAN register to attend the Trade Show AT THE EVENT! We may not have a show directory for you.
Q – What does it cost to attend?
A – Registration is $20/person. This includes BOTH DAYS at the Embroidery Mart, an Embroidery & Apparel Decorator Trade Show, and admittance to all the Classes.
NOTE: If you are a current member of the National Network of Embroidery Professionals (NNEP), registration for Friday and Saturday is FREE for everyone that attends from your organization, as it is a member benefit.
Q – Do I have to register for the individual classes?
A – The classes on Friday & Saturday are free for every registered Embroidery Mart-COLUMBUS attendee. We do not offer registration for these individual sessions. They are product demonstrations and training offered by the exhibitors. If you are interested in a class, simply go to that classroom and take your seat. Once the rooms fill to capacity, the doors will be closed for the remainder of that session. Some of the classes do fill quickly! Some of the classes are repeated on Saturday. The classroom doors will open at 8:40 for the 9 AM classes. See more class information here.
Q – Where is Embroidery Mart-COLUMBUS located?
A – Exhibit Hall C of the Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 North High Street Columbus, OH 43215. Get directions. There is much to see and do in central Ohio – click here to plan a great trip in Columbus, Ohio. Downtown Columbus offers many great restaurants – check out the options by clicking HERE.
Parking – click here for map with parking lots & rates: Local Parking Map
Q – How much is the hotel?
A – Reservations are $129-139/night until 1/18/17 or the group rooms sell out, whichever comes first. Make your hotel reservation online at the Hampton Inn & Suites or call the hotel directly at 614-559-2000. You will need to reference the group code NEP to receive the discounted room rate.
Q – What airport is the closest?
A – To make air travel arrangements, call your travel agent or check online for competitive airfares to Port Columbus International Airport (CMH). To get to the Hampton Inn & Suites hotel from the airport, catch a cab or a shuttle service.
Q – Is there a Garage Sale at this event?
A – The NNEP no longer hosts an industry garage sale.
Q – Can my kids attend?
A – Future apparel decorators between the ages of 14-18 can register for the Embroidery Mart-COLUMBUS and classes if accompanied by an adult. Please bring proof of age. Children under the age of 14 (including babes in arms and tots in strollers) are not eligible to enter the exhibits hall or attend the classes.
Q – Where can I eat?
A – There is a food court in the Convention Center. “Grab & Go” meals and beverages will be available on Friday and Saturday near the Exhibit Hall. Enjoy meals with the embroiderers and apparel decorators you meet at Embroidery Mart-COLUMBUS! It is a great opportunity to connect with fellow business owners and decorators in a non-competitive environment!
Q – What if I cannot make it at that the last minute?
A – There are no refunds if you cancel your registration after 12/10/16.