Mississippi Market

Exhibitor Registration

To register please enter the information requested below and then click on the "Submit" button or print the Registration Form below and mail in.

We cannot take credit card information over the phone it must be completed online when submitting your registration or you will need to mail a check.


PRINT Registration Form 

Directory/Website Photo Requirements

Logos and advertisements should be provided at the time you return the Registration Form, but no later than May 1 to be printed in the Show Directory. Logos and ads that are delivered after that date will not be printed in the Directory. Email digital files to msmarket@mississippi.org

Preferred Buyer List Requirements   E-Mail Your Preferred Buyer List

Registered exhibitors are invited to share their mailing list to be certain their preferred buyers receive invitations and registration brochures.  To send your list electronically, click the link to email it.  Acceptable spreadsheet format is Excel.

Company Information
Personnel To Attend

Please enter names and titles as you want them to appear on name badges. If the person listed as the contact will be attending, list their name again below.

Product Information

Please select up to two categories

Desired Booth Location

Booths will be assigned once full payment is made.

Booth assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis. We will make every effort to fulfill your request, but there are no guarantees. Click Here to View Floor Plan.


Door Prize Promotion Required

Each exhibitor is required to contribute a gift to the Mississippi Market valued at a minimum of $25 wholesale ($50 Retail) price. This gift will be given away by the Mississippi Market as a door prize to buyers that place orders during the show. The gift can be a product(s) or gift basket of products that represent your wholesale line of merchandise. We will be photographing your products.  These may be used in promotional materials.

Purchase Options
Basic Exhibitor Package
$495 0
$25  0
$50  0
$75  0
$100  0
*This total does not reflect credit card fees.
Directory Listing

Provide a brief description for the Directory and the Mississippi Market web page. Maximum of 450 characters (each letter, space, and punctuation mark equals one character). Mississippi Market reserves the right to edit product descriptions for clarity, format, and length.

Sample Product Description - (224 characters) We specialize in custom handmade, hand painted and distressed picture frames and framed art.  Our frames range in size from 4 x 6 to 20 x 24 and come in a variety of styles and colors.  Wholesale prices range from $7.00 to $100.00.

Customized Invitations
Type of Invitation

PDF invitations will be sent to the email address you provided above.

Number of Printed Invitations

How would you like your invitations worded? "Your Company Name" cordially invites you to view our line of (briefly describe your products in 25 words or less)

Click here to view the custom invitations sample.

Booth Details Curtains on the back and sides are 8' tall and are black in color. Corner booths have only one side curtain, or, in the case of double corner booths (end caps), no side curtains.

Supplies and Furnishings Additional booth furnishings, freight service, and electrical distribution will be available through Convention Display Service (CDS) at exhibitor's expense. CDS will e-mail exhibitor kits to registered exhibitors prior to show. Exhibitors may bring their own furnishings. The Trade Mart does not accept delivery of packages. You must go through CDS.

CriteriaTo exhibit, companies must meet the following criteria:

  • Product is made in Mississippi and company is physically based Mississippi
  • If you are a wholesaler the company must be physically based in Mississippi
  • Any required licensing by regulatory agencies is issued and current method of shipping is established
  • First quality, representative samples are available for display at the Market
  • No bulk displays allowed
  • No prototypes allowed

Security And Liability Security personnel will be on duty beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 6 until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 8. The Mississippi Development Authority, Mississippi Market management, staff, host, sponsors and the Mississippi Trade Mart do not guarantee exhibitors against theft, loss or mysterious disappearance or damage of any type. All exhibitors should consult their insurance carrier for proper theft coverage, as well as liability coverage.

Exhibit Rules and Regulations
  • All rights & privileges of an exhibitor shall not be infringed upon by any other exhibitor.
  • Unethical conduct, or infraction of the rules on the part of the exhibitor or his or her representatives, will subject the exhibitor, his or her representative, or both to dismissal from the Trade Mart.
  • All structural work such as shelving, standards, display racks, signs, spotlights, etc. are subject to the approval of Market management.
  • All exhibits will remain open and staffed during Market hours. No booth will be closed or dismantled before the close of the show at 4:00 p.m. on Friday.
  • Canvassing or solicitation of business or conferences in the interest of business, except by exhibiting firms, is prohibited.
  • Exhibitors with noisy devices, sound-producing movies, or displays which may prove objectionable to other exhibitors must agree to regulate those devices so as to abate objections.
  • Damage of any nature to the booth structures, curtains, or property of the Trade Mart is prohibited. No nails or screws may be driven into the floor. No staples or pins may be affixed to booth curtains. Exhibitors will be held responsible for damage.
  • It is expressly understood and agreed, and the exhibitor agrees by accepting and signing the exhibitor agreement, that the exhibitor will make no claim of any kind against the show manager for any loss, damage, or destruction of goods, nor for any injury that may occur to the exhibitor or the exhibitor's employees while participating in the show, nor for any damages of any nature or character.
  • Mississippi Market management will not be responsible for failure to provide the space and show because of any reason beyond management's control, including without limitation, damage to the Trade Mart building, fire, flood, hurricane, tornado, government regulations or controls, strikes, acts of God, or acts of a public enemy.
  • Management reserves the right to publish or otherwise utilize photos taken during the show for advertising and promotional purposes.
  • Children under the age of 16 are NOT permitted to work in the booths.  NO strollers, infants or children are allowed with exhibitors during the show.

Logo/Ad Specs Logos/ads directly reflect your business. Artwork needs to be of high resolution quality. As Market staff does not design logos/ads, please employ a graphic artist to design.

  • Artwork sent in Word (.doc) format will not be used 
  • Logos/ads will be printed in black and white
  • Logos will be placed within your directory listing
  • Faxed copies and poor quality prints will not be accepted
  • Ads may be provided electronically as an ad slick, or a clean laser original
  • Electronic formats accepted: .eps, .jpeg and .pdf

Submit ads in the following sizes:

  • 1/4 page – 3.75" wide x 4.5" tall AND 4.5" wide x 3.75" tall
  • (Directory layout will determine which 1/4 size runs)
  • 1/2 page – 7.5" wide x 4.5" tall
  • Full page – 7.5" wide x 9.5" tall

No ads or logos will be accepted after May 1. If you place an ad or logo and do not send your artwork in on-time, you WILL NOT get a refund. If you cancel and ad or logo after the May 1 deadline you WILL NOT get a refund. Logos and ads delivered after that date will not be printed in the Directory. Mail to: Mississippi Market, P.O. Box 849, Jackson, MS 39205 - e-mail: mmyers@mississippi.org.

Exhibitor Policies Each exhibitor's practices and actions reflect on fellow exhibitors and the Mississippi Market as a whole. Therefore, all exhibitors must abide by the Market policies set forth here. These policies safeguard the integrity of the Mississippi Market, protect all exhibitors and guide companies that may be new to wholesaling. By signing the Exhibitor Agreement, you agree to the following:

  • All exhibitors must have printed price lists or brochures available for buyers including product or service descriptions and prices.
  • All exhibitors should be accurate when forecasting shipping dates, selling arrangements, production abilities and their scope of services.
  • Mississippi Market is a wholesale event, and all merchandise should be priced accordingly.
  • All exhibitors must have credit applications on hand or some method to establish accounts with new buyers.
  • All exhibitors must abide by the Sales Policy of the Mississippi Market, which prohibits sample sales and sales that are not legitimate wholesale transactions.
  • All exhibitors are required to complete sales reports immediately following the show.
  • All exhibitors are required to have minimum order guidelines.
Exhibitor Agreement

I have read and agree to abide by all rules, regulations and policies of this agreement. I am an authorized representative of the firm contracting to exhibit in the Mississippi Market. I understand that I may not cancel this agreement after May 1, 2018. If I cancel this agreement on or before May 1, 2018, I will receive a refund of the total amount paid less $100.