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As a museum store professional you find yourself doing a balancing act every day, performing a variety of functions and responsibilities. You balance inventory control, staff and volunteer management, merchandising, displays, financial management and even event planning. At the same time you must stay apprised of all that’s happening at your institution - exhibitions, educational programming, the collection and the needs and desires of your executive director and trustees.
The MSA Conference & Expo is designed to help nonprofit retail professionals succeed at this balancing act by offering four days of dynamic learning sessions and opportunities to connect with select MSA vendors who offer products matched with the museum store industry. Learning sessions are presented by the leading thinkers in nonprofit retailing who share the knowledge you need to run your store, meet the needs of management, make the most out of challenges, be a leader and through retailing contribute to your institution’s brand and extend the experience of your visitors.
How do you manage your balancing act?
The MSA Conference & Expo is designed to help nonprofit retail professional succeed at this balancing act by offering four days of dynamic learning sessions presented by the leading thinkers in nonprofit retailing - sessions that present the knowledge you need. You’ll gain knowledge to run your store, meet the needs of management, make the most out of challenges, be a leader and through retailing contribute to your institution’s brand and extend the experience of your visitors.
The MSA Expo is your one-stop shop for annual buying. The Expo Hall will be filled with over 200 select vendors whose products are a distinct fit for nonprofit retailers. It’s the largest gathering of expert nonprofit retail vendors who can consult and lend their expertise to your strategy development and retail challenges.
MSA vendors are wholesalers that feature a wide array of products, from apparel, books, food, jewelry, home and garden, toys and games to custom products, Fair Trade, Made in America, recycled/green, promotional items, store supplies and POS systems. You’ll find displays brimming with the latest and most creative museum-quality merchandise.
Museum stores are always on the lookout for new and interesting products that can be tied to their institutions’ collections - make sure they find your products at the MSA Expo! Join the non-profit retail community in Atlanta and meet hundreds of sales prospects looking to purchase innovative and unique merchandise to fill their store shelves!
The Museum Store Association is a 501(c)3 international organization with the mission of advancing the nonprofit retail industry and the success of the professionals engaged in it. By encouraging high standards of knowledge and professionalism, MSA helps nonprofit retail professionals better serve their institutions and the public.
Not sure if you want to exhibit at or attend the 2016 MSA Conference & Expo - Museum Store Association? See the panels below to get the information you need to make an informed decision.
|Conference/Event Dates:||04/15/2016 - 04/18/2016|
|Conference/Event Hours:||Friday 7:30am-6pm; Saturday 7:15am-5pm; Sunday 7:30am-5pm; Monday 8am-1:15pm|
|Expo/Exhibit Dates:||04/15/2016 - 04/17/2016|
|Expo/Exhibit Hours:||Friday 2:30pm-6pm; Saturday 9am-12pm and 1pm-5pm; Sunday 9am-1pm|
|First Move-In Date:||04/14/2016|
|Primary Industry:||Wholesale / Retail|
|Other Industries:||Associations: Trade / Professional, Business, Other / Miscellaneous, Wholesale / Retail|
|Cost to Attend:||https://museumstoreassociation.org/msa-retail-conference-expo/|
|Audience:||Museum Retail Professionals including:
Store Managers and Buyers
Retail Operations Personnel
Directors of Product Development
Merchandising Directors Museum Retail Staff & Directors
|Notes:||Past Attendee Statistics:
75% of attendees come to the Expo with specific buying objectives
65% are looking for custom products
83% of attendees are decision makers
76% say finding new products are important to their buying objectives
42% attended the 2014 Expo to find new vendors
|Venue:||America's Mart Building 1|
|Venue Phone:||(404) 220-3000|
|Venue Type:||Indoor - Other|
|Official Conference Hotel:||Westin Peachtree Plaza|
|Number of Exhibitors:||280|
|Event Square Footage:||70,000|
|Show Owner:||Museum Store Association (MSA)|
|Prospectus PDF:||Download Exhibitor Prospectus PDF|
|Sponsorship Details:||One of the best ways to stand out among the group is to sponsor this amazing Conference & Expo! Opportunities abound and are available at every level; some sponsorships will help drive traffic to your booth!|
|Booth Size||Booth Cost||Available Amenities|
|5' x 10' - 1st Time Exhibitors Only||$1,500||Electricity:||Yes||- Unknown Price|
|10' x 10'||$2,300||Water:||n/a|
|10' x 20'||$4,600||Generator:||n/a|
|Corner||Additional $425 / Prices are subject to change.||Marketing Vehicles Allowed:||Call|
|Other Booth Sizes Available: Yes|
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