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Information for exhibitors

Third Edition, 10 March 2019

On Sunday 10 March 2019, the Italian event dedicated to the world of guitars returns to Padua at the prestigious Four Points by Sheraton conference centre. An unmissable event in one of most densely populated urban areas in Italy, at the centre of a music system which in recent years has elevated this territory to the highest levels of activity when it comes to live music, both for the presence of events, venues, and festivals, and for the presence of seasoned working musicians.

Four Points by Sheraton hotel

AN IDEAL SPACE
THE STRUCTURE

Guitar Show has chosen the Four Points by Sheraton of Padua for its extraordinary exhibition potential. Lying 100 metres from the Padova Est motorway exit and the ring road, right at the city gates, this is one of the largest and most prestigious meeting centres in Northern Italy.

With over 4,000m2 of exhibition spaces, 4 large halls for guitar makers, accessories, books and schools, 45 soundproofed rooms for producers of amps and stompboxes, the Guitar Show offers adequate room for all exhibition needs.

PARKING

Logistics, comfort and services are key characteristics for any quality event. The conference centre has large parking areas immediately adjacent to the exhibition spaces. In just a few steps you can easily reach your stand.
And your vehicle will be safe! The area is fencedin and monitored, entered and exited through permanently manned automatic gates. No need to worry about finding a convenient place for loading and unloading or for parking during your stay in Padua. We take care of everything.

LAYOUT

Guitar Show will completely fill the ground floor, first floor and second floor of the Four Points. Rooms dedicated to silent displays, others with volume limitation, and among these, soundproofed rooms for exhibitors who want to let people try their products without volume limitation and in complete freedom (Room solutions).
At the Guitar Show there are spaces of every type and for any requirement, including mediumsized rooms which exhibitors can reserve on an exclusive basis to organize performances by their own artists as well as the classic exhibition of products.

ACCOMMODATION

The Four Points by Sheraton conference centre is the best imaginable to really get the most out of an event like the Guitar Show.
It has 220 rooms to accommodate members of the public and exhibitors (at a special rate), complimentary reserved parking, fibre-optic WiFi available throughout the hotel and an ATM in the hotel lobby.
A large wellstocked restaurant, a handy bar in the middle of the event featuring one of the three stages, and a large gym for those who want to unwind before the event or at the end of the exhibition!

Choose the right space for you

MAPS AND EXHIBITION SPACES

Below is a new map of the rooms and spaces for the 2019 edition. On the ground floor are four large halls for makers, accessories, stores, magazines, associations, and music schools. Two of these are strictly quiet; in these rooms it will not be possible to use amplifiers. However, a test spaceequipped with amplifiers of every kind will also be available in these rooms to let members of the public try instruments out without disturbing the other exhibitors.
The other two host stands with volume limitation. In these areas it will be possible to exhibit instruments and let people try them through small amplifiers at moderate volume levels.
For producers of amplifiers and effects, 38 soundproofed rooms are available that can be reserved on an exclusive basis, 8 on the ground floor and 30 on levels 1 and 2.
In these rooms you decide the volume for tests, and, in the larger premium rooms, you can also set up small independent demo stages.

To book, request information on the exhibition spaces, or make enquiries about the event, we are available via email at commerciale@guitarshow.it, or by phone on +39 380 307 3375.

A solution for every requirement

PRICES

As far as possible, we have striven to maintain the same accessible rates for the 2019 edition. There is now one fee for standard guitar makersstands but we have expanded and diversified the offering of Standard Rooms and Premium Rooms to be reserved on an exclusive basis. The former are now always available for booking but by popular demand it is again possible to share them with another exhibitor at the price of a standard stand in the hall. In a word, the exhibitors here will have a reserved space, customized to their own need, taste, and measure, either alone or in a partnership. The Premium Rooms are available at the same rates and conditions as last year.

All stands have a nearby power point to connect computers, monitors or other devices not intended for amplification, except for the rooms with volume limitation where it is possible to discreetly tryout electric instruments plugged into small amplifiers.

Both the Standard and Premium rooms come with a basic table for each exhibitor, two chairs, and a power point.

For commercial information on prices, supplies, and extras please phone: +39 380 307 3375.

The application form is available for download in PDF format (BY CLICKING HERE).

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STANDARD SILENT

Quiet rooms
249+VAT
Location in communal quiet room (Vela Sud + Donatello). It is forbidden to test electric instruments through amplifiers, only headsets may be used. On site, a short distance away, is a test room fully equipped for amplified tests of instruments.

SERVICES INCLUDED

Table 180×80cm

Table cover

2 chairs

2 exhibitor passes

1 exhibitor vehicle passes

Power point

SPACES ON AN EXCLUSIVE BASIS

EXTRAS

Additional Table: €150 + VAT

Extra exhibitor pass: €7 + VAT

Extra vehicle passes: €7 + VAT

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STANDARD PLAY

Rooms with volume limitation
249+ VAT
Stand in collective rooms.
Discrete tests of handcrafted instruments are permitted using small amplifiers at low volume.

For more in-depth trials there is a test room equipped with amplifiers and a power supply.

SERVICES INCLUDED

Table 180×80cm

Table cover

2 chairs

2 exhibitor passes

1 exhibitor vehicle passes

Power point

SPACES ON AN EXCLUSIVE BASIS

EXTRAS

Additional Table: €150 + iva

Extra exhibitor pass: €7 + iva

Extra vehicle passes: €7 + iva

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STANDARD ROOM 19m2

Room reserved on an exclusive basis
349+ VAT
Stand in a soundproofed room measuring 19m2 on an exclusive basis. On request, and subject to the approval of the organization, the possibility of sharing these one of will be evaluated. There is no volume limit on tests of instruments, amps, and effects.

SERVICES INCLUDED

Table 180×80cm

Table cover

2 chairs

2 exhibitor passes

1 exhibitor vehicle passes

Power point

Sharing: €249 + VAT

EXTRAS

Additional Table: €50 + VAT

Extra exhibitor pass: €7 + VAT

Extra vehicle passes: €7 + VAT

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PREMIUM ROOM 27m2

Room reserved on an exclusive basis
449+ VAT
Stand in a soundproofed room measuring 27m2. The price is for exclusive use, but requests are accepted to share the room between two or three exhibitors. There is no volume limit on tests of instruments, amps, and effects. The services included are “for exhibitors”, the number of passes is halved in the event of sharing the space.

SERVICES INCLUDED

Table 180×80cm

Table cover

2 chairs

4 exhibitor passes

2 exhibitor vehicle passes

Power point

OPTIONS

Sharing: 299 + iva

Third exhibitor: Std. Room Fee

EXTRAS

Additional Table: €25 + iva

Extra exhibitor pass: €7 + iva

Extra vehicle passes: €7 + iva

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PREMIUM ROOM 45M2

Room reserved on an exclusive basis
599+ VAT
Stand in a soundproofed room measuring 45m2. The price is for exclusive use, but requests are accepted to share the room between two or three exhibitors. There is no volume limit on tests of instruments, amps, and effects. The services included are “for exhibitors”, the number of passes is halved in the event of sharing the space.

SERVICES INCLUDED

Table 180×80cm

Table cover

2 chairs

4 exhibitor passes

2 exhibitor vehicle passes

Power point

OPTIONS

Sharing: 399 + iva

Third exhibitor: Std. Room Fee

EXTRA

Additional Table: €25 + iva

Extra exhibitor pass: €7 + iva

Extra vehicle passes: €7 + iva

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PREMIUM ROOM 55M2

Room reserved on an exclusive basis
899+ VAT
Stand in a soundproofed room measuring 50-55m2. The price is for exclusive use, but requests are accepted to share the room between two to four exhibitors. There is no volume limit on tests of instruments, amps, and effects. The services included are “for exhibitors”, the number of passes is halved in the event of sharing the space.

SERVICES INCLUDED

Table 180×80cm

Table cover

2 chairs

6 exhibitor passes

4 exhibitor vehicle passes

Power point

OPTIONS

Sharing: €499 + iva

Third exhibitor: Std. Room Fee

EXTRA

Additional Table: €25 + iva

Extra exhibitor pass: €7 + iva

Extra vehicle passes: €7 + iva

Useful Information

OPENING TIMES & LOGISTICS
Setting up

Saturday 9 March 2019 from 3.00pm until 10.00pm

Sunday 10 March 2019 from 7am until 10am

Open to the public

Sunday 10 March 2019

from 10.00am to 7.00pm

Dismantling

Sunday 10 March 2019

from 7.00pm until 11.00pm

Shipping by courier

For exhibitors wishing to send their material by courier, packages and pallets must reach the venue by and no later than 3pm on Thursday 7 March 2019 at the following address:

Four Points by Sheraton, Padua
Corso Argentina, 5
35129 Padua Italy

Shipment method and picking up of packages at the end of the event:

  • indicate, both on the consignment note and on the packages, the EXHIBITORS NAME and the words GUITAR SHOW, 10 March 2019
  • beforehand, send an email with a copy of the delivery note to info@guitarshow.it (in its absence we cannot guarantee that the package will be delivered to your stand)
  • for the pickup at the end of the event make sure the packages already include the consignment note duly filled in. The hotel will not accept liability for any parcels left without travel documents
  • when the event is over, items must be picked up no later than Tuesday 12 March 2019. Otherwise the hotel will proceed to dispose of them.

For those wishing to demonstrate their products

ON-STAGE DEMOS

Guitar Show has two stages for product demos. One in a large dedicated room, ideal for noisy situations, provided with a drum kit and amplifiers for guitar and bass, one at the bar, with a setting that is decidedly more clublike and perfect for purely acoustic or jazzoriented situations.

Demos last 20 minutes each, with a maximum of one per exhibitor (until all the slots are taken) to which should be added 510 minutes for setting up and 510 for clearing the stage. Both stages come complete with PA, lights, microphones, stands, cables, sound engineer and backliners.

All the exhibitors who have sent an entry form with evidence of payment may ask to use them until all the slots have been taken. To make a request, once registration has been completed and the full fee for the stand has been paid, it is sufficient to send a mail to eventi@guitarshow.it. We will answer you asap confirming that your request has been received.

IMPORTANT: demos should not be requested in the margin of emails regarding various questions, but only by sending a specific mail to eventi@guitarshow.it with an optional indication of a preferred time (we will do the best we can), the type of event proposed and who will be playing on stageOnly requests relating to stands that have been paid for in full and whose paperwork is in order will be taken into consideration.

Adverts and visibility in the event catalogue

CATALOGUE

We will create a catalogue for the event with articles, maps, and a list of exhibitors. It will be in a pocketsized A6 format. Interested exhibitors can reserve different types of space to give visibility to their brands and products. Here is the list:

  • ½ page € 35.00 + VAT
  • 1 page € 70.00 + VAT
  • 2 pages € 120.00 + VAT
  • Inside cover € 200.00 + VAT
  • Back cover € 300.00 + VAT

All the details on how to produce the content to be sent are in the draft index of the catalogue, downloadable by clicking HERE. Graphics and texts must be received no later than Friday 22 February 2019.

For those coming from far away

AFFILIATED HOTEL

We have agreed some excellent rates with the fourstar Four Points by Sheraton hotel. Anyone coming from far away and wanting to stay there can call the hotel directly on +39 049 78 08 230, or book directly using the form on the hotel website. The agreed rates are the following:

  • Single room: 85
  • Double room: 95
  • Triple room: 120

All prices include breakfast.

To speak with us

CONTACTS

Luca Friso

info@guitarshow.it

phone +39 380 307 33 75