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Frequently Asked Questions

When is PestWorld 2019? 

PestWorld 2019 will be held October 15-18, 2019. The show will close on Friday, October 18.

What is the location? 

PestWorld 2019 will be held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. The hotels for PestWorld 2019 will be the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, and the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter. You can find out more information by visiting our PestWorld 2019 Hotel Information website, PestWorld 2019 Hotel & Travel Information.

How many attendees come to PestWorld? 

The attendance for PestWorld is between 3,500 – 4,000 people. This includes exhibitors and all attendees.

What are the exhibit hall dates and hours?

Exhibit Hall Hours
Tuesday, October 15
2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 16
10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 17
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Friday, October 18
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

What are the set-up/tear-down dates and times? 

Exhibitor Set-Up
Monday, October 14
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 15
7:30 a.m. – 12 Noon

Exhibitor Tear-Down
Friday, October 18
11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

What are the booth sizes and rates for PestWorld 2019?

Booth Size Allied Member Fee Non-Member Fee Number of Complimentary
10’ x 10’ $2,850 $3,725 3 badges
10’ x 20’ $5,600 $6,975 6 badges
20’ x 20’ $9,500 $12,600 12 badges
20 x 30’ $15,350 $20,000 16 badges
20’ x 40’ $20,500 $26,750 18 badges 
20’ x 50’ $27,150 $35,150 22 badges

What are the rules/regulations for exhibitors? 

Click here to view the PestWorld 2019 Rules & Regulations.

What is the cost to become an Allied member of NPMA? 

The cost of an Allied membership is based on the amount of sales that your company does within the pest management industry. Please click here for more specific pricing. 

What are the terms of payment? 

A 50% deposit of your total booth amount is due at the time of your booking. After June 1, 2019, full payment is due with your contract. Failure to comply will result in cancellation of booth space and forfeiture of deposit.

What is included in the cost of the exhibit space? 

Exhibitors receive the following for each 10’x10’ space:

If I use all my complimentary badges, what is the cost of additional badges? 

Additional Badge — $250 — includes all PestWorld 2019 official functions, including the exhibit hall, general sessions, and educational sessions. Final night party tickets are not included but can be purchased separately.

What is the NPMA Cancellation Policy?

As per the official NPMA Cancellation policy, located in the exhibit contract, “Cancellations by the exhibitor of booth space contracts must be received in writing. Cancellations received before June 1, 2019, will be refunded, less a cancellation and processing fee of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) per one hundred (100) square feet of space rented. No refund will be made of the deposit if notice of cancellation is after June 1, 2019.”

Who is the official general contractor? 

National Pest Management Association has selected Nexxt Show as the official general services contractor. Nexxt Show can provide carpeting, furniture, labor, shipping, and other services.

Please review the Exhibitor Service Manual for prices and services (available June 2019).

Will there be other costs to exhibitors associated with exhibiting? 

Yes. Nexxt Show has been selected as the official general services contractor for PestWorld 2019. The booth fee includes the hard walls and identification sign. Costs for booth furnishings, carpeting, drayage, and electric will all be additional. Exhibitors will be responsible for ordering these items through Nexxt Show.

When will the Exhibitor Service Manual be available? 

The exhibitor service manual will be available in June. Nexxt Show will send an individual e-mail to each exhibiting company with their log-in and password information. All service kits are accessed online. If you don’t have online capabilities, please inform NPMA or Nexxt Show and a hard copy can be mailed out to you.

Does my booth need to be carpeted? 

Yes. Exhibits are required to purchase carpeting or provide floor covering. Carpet can be rented through Nexxt show.

Are there union regulations? 

Yes, union labor may be required for some aspects of your installation and dismantling. Please refer to the Union Regulations section in the Exhibitor Service Manual for more information.

What are the rules for Exhibitor Appointed Contractors (EAC)? 

Exhibitors may employ the services of independent contractors to install and dismantle their booths. Written notification must be submitted to Nexxt Show at least 30 days prior to move in. Exhibitors must provide evidence that the EAC has the proper certificate of insurance.

Do my installers need work passes? 

Everyone that enters the exhibit hall needs an official badge. NPMA is providing security for the hall 24 hours a day throughout the convention. If you need badges for workers that are helping with set-up or tear-down only, please inform NPMA prior to the show or stop by the registration desk on-site and a badge can be made for them at no charge.

How are the space assignments determined? 

Space sales are assigned according to the Exhibitor Seniority System. A booth space drawing is held in September, approximately one year and one month out from the convention. Space is awarded by seniority with the companies that have exhibited for the most consecutive number of years having first choice. If a company does not participate in the booth space drawing, space then becomes available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Is sharing space allowed?

No. Exhibitors are prohibited from subletting all or any part of their contracted booth space.

My company would like to do a raffle drawing. Is that possible? 

Exhibitors are welcome to hold drawings in their booth to increase traffic. Winners of drawings can be announced during the Friday exhibit hours only. Once an exhibiting company has picked a winner, that information can be brought to the NPMA booth and we will announce the winner and direct them to your booth. We do not make announcements during any other exhibit hall hours as it interferes with communication and dialog on the exhibit floor.

How do I make hotel reservations? 

You can make your reservation online by visiting the PestWorld 2019 website, PestWorld 2019 Hotel & Travel Information. This year we are partnering with a housing company, Orchid Events, who will assist you with making reservations at any of our PestWorld 2019 hotels. 

How do I reserve a hospitality suite or meeting space? 

Hospitality suites and meeting rooms can only be rented to companies that are exhibiting at the PestWorld show. If you would like to book space, please e-mail Megan Moloney. She will put you in touch with the proper person at the hotel. You may then work directly with the hotel or Convention Center to secure the space you need.

If you have any other questions, please contact Megan Moloney, Meetings & Exhibits Director for the National Pest Management Association at 703-352-6762 or