Calgary Spring Show: Shipping and Accommodations
Unfortunately, the Big Four does not accommodate advance shipping. Please do not ship your goods directly to the venue in advance of the show; make sure your cartage company can provide storage in advance of the show, and deliver your goods on April 5th. Receivership and materials handling will be looked after by Make It only on items received on April 5th; any materials handling or forklifting that needs to be done after the 5th will need to be arranged with the equipment supplier by you directly.
Your items must be shipped out after the show wraps on Sunday night. Materials handling and forklifting will be provided by Make It. Please confirm with your shipping company that they will be picking up your pallet on Sunday night, as the venue will not store it for you.
- You are shipping for a trade show.
- Delivery time must be on April 5th.
- Pick up must be on Sunday night April 9th.
- There is no dock available at the venue; a truck with a tailgate lift is required.
BIG FOUR SHIPPING ADDRESS:Make It! The Handmade Revolution
Makie business name, booth #
You are welcome to use any carrier you like to ship your goods to the show. Please advise them that the window for receivership is Wednesday, April 5 and that they must pick up your items on Sunday after the show closes.
Our show contractor (GES) is also able to assist you with advance shipping, and will warehouse your goods and transport them to the show for you (more info coming soon).
Some Makies prefer to ship their goods via Greyhound, and then rent a vehicle once they arrive in town and pick their items up themselves from Greyhound. It's less convenient than shipping directly to the show, but often more affordable.
Once you have unpacked your pallet, you may store it in the area marked "pallet storage" on the floor plan in the exhibitor guide. Please write your name on your pallet so that everyone knows who it belongs to make sure it is still there for you on Sunday when you need it.
Another option is Hotel Arts, which is just a few blocks from Stampede Park, and is offering a special rate for Makies from Thursday to Sunday: