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INFORMATION FOR EXHIBITORS 2021

Padua exhibition area - The Land of VENICE, July 10th-11th 2021

On Saturday the 10th and Sunday the 11th of July 2021, the Guitar Show returns to Padua.

After the agonizing decision to cancel the 2020 edition as a result of the Covid-19 emergency, the organizational machine is back in full swing to re-propose the fourth edition of the Guitar Show in July 2021. The many innovations initially envisaged for the 2020 edition have been confirmed, in particular the new location, even larger and located inside the city’s trade fair quarter with better services and parking facilities, as well as higher-level logistics.

Padua remains the most suitable city to take such a definitive qualitative leap. 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, thanks to the staging of events, venues, and festivals, and to the presence of seasoned working musicians.

Fiera di Padova (Padua Trade Fair)

THE VENUES
PADUA TRADE FAIR

The incredible success of the Guitar Show, which saw its numbers triple between the first and third editions, has moved to the Padua Trade Fair. An exhibition area which is among the first in Italy in terms of size and the number of exhibitions hosted, it allows us to quadruple the available space compared to previous editions. More space for exhibitors and visitors, more services, and optimized logistics.
In the photo above is the new convention centre (still under construction) which may already be available starting from the 2022 edition.

LOGISTICS

Logistics, comfort and services are essential characteristics for a quality event. The fair has large parking areas dedicated to exhibitors inside the quarter. Access to the exhibition halls is easy, immediate, and all on the same floor. Padua offers ample parking for visitors, as well as hotels and restaurants near the trade fair quarter. The high-speed train station is just a 5-minute walk away.

EXHIBITION OPTIONS

Three large halls with controlled volume and solutions for any need. The surface area of the 2021 edition is four times larger than the 2019 one. It is now possible to enjoy exhibition solutions with traditional stands in addition to classic proposals starting from a single table.
The photos above show the “pilot” set-up created for the Guitar Party at the Padua trade fair in 2019. You can see the new finishings of the spaces planned for the Guitar Show 2021.

ACOUSTIC QUALITY

All the halls have been acoustically treated with 7,000 square metres of carpet and fully clad in 4,000 square metres of sound-absorbing panels and fabrics. Reflections and rumble are reduced to a minimum as is the diffusion of noise between one hall and another which, however, remain open to each other for ease access by visitors.

Everything you need to know to exhibit

PRICES AND BOOKINGS

Exhibition options

Three large halls with controlled volume and solutions for any need. The surface area of the 2021 edition is four times larger than the previous one. We have frozen 2019 prices, even if the event is open for an extra day.

It is now possible to enjoy exhibition solutions with traditional stands in addition to classic proposals starting from a single table. In particular, we have doubled the space available for each single table, and in general created very large spaces and wide aisles to avoid overcrowding and generally improve the public experience with more open, airy spaces.

The photos above show the “pilot” set-up created for the Guitar Party at the Padua trade fair in 2019. You can see the new finishings of the spaces planned for the Guitar Show 2021.

Generally speaking, in the halls where they are permitted, amplified tests are always allowed at low or very low volume. The acoustic booth solution designed for the 2020 edition is not in line with the recent sanitation and personal distancing provisions. We have studied various solutions which will in any case allow you to carry out instrument tests at your stand even at louder volumes, with a system of shifts for specific areas.

Trying out instruments

The public can try acoustic instruments in all areas, and also amplified, but with certaindifferences depending on the exhibition hall:

  • – Hall A – here we give precedence to the world of amplification and effects, allowing louder volumes although with a few limitations.
  • – Hall B – oriented towards stringed instruments, publishers, schools, etc., with particular volume limits.
  • – Hall C – dedicated to electric and acoustic guitars and basses, in this area the volume level is strictly controlled.

 

Regular stand € 249 + VAT

  • 1 table 70×200cm
  • 2 chairs
  • wastebasket
  • electrical outlet within 5 metres from the table
  • reserved area of 4 metres in front, and 2 metres deep
  • registration fee and insurance € 25 + VAT

 

Free area € 49 + VAT / m2

  • available in 3 × 3, 4 × 3, 4 × 2 or personalized sizes
  • set-up with exhibitor’s own structures or customized on request
  • registration fee and insurance €50 + VAT

 

4 × 4 pre-fitted stand € 1,199 + VAT (16 m2)

  • complete stand with back / side walls depending on position chosen
  • lit by spotlights
  • front panel with company name
  • I table 70×140cm
  • 2 chairs
  • individual power strip / multi-plug adapter
  • registration fee and insurance €50 + VAT

 

Individual or shared rehearsal rooms

  • on request

 

Anti-Covid Measures

We are particularly respectful of all the rules contained in the regulations of the Veneto region as well as the regulations adopted by the Padua Trade Fair. Important measures will be taken to control visitors, gatherings, sanitation, and the capacity of the spaces. We will be limiting the maximum number of visitors for safety reasons, but thanks to the large spaces available, we will have the possibility of letting people in anyway in full compliance with the safety protocols, with more than double the number of visitors compared to the 2019 edition thanks also to the aisles which separate the stands with widths ranging from 3 to 7 metres.

To book a space, please write to commerciale@guitarshow.it, or phone +39 380 307 3375.

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MAP OF THE VENUES

Useful info

TIMETABLES & LOGISTICS
Setting Up

Friday, July 9th, 2021 from 10.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Saturday, July 10th 2021 from 7.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m.

Opening to the public

July,  Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th 2021

from 10.00 a.m.  to 7.00 p.m.

Disassembly

July, Sunday 11th 2021

from 7.00 p.m.to 11.00 p.m.

July, Monday 12th 2021

from 08.00 a.m.  to 14.00 a.m.

Shipments by courier

The logistics is managed by LOGES Srl

It provides for the storage of incoming material, its custody until the day of set-up, delivery and collection from the exhibitor’s booth.

  • Goods storage €/mc 18,50 + vat (minimum amount € 26,50)
  • Fire insurance 0.10% + VAT on the value of the goods (minimum charge 5€)
  • Transport from Loges to Padua Exhibition Area € 15,50 + VAT
  • Packaging storage € 30,00 + vat

For those wishing to demonstrate their products

ON-STAGE DEMOS

Guitar Show has stages for product demos provided with drum kit and amplifiers for guitar and bass.

Demos last 20 minutes eachwith a maximum of one per exhibitor (until all the slots are takento which should be added 510 minutes for setting up and 510 for clearing the stageBoth stages come complete with PAlightsmicrophonesstandscablessound 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 takenTo make a requestonce registration has been completed and the full fee for the stand has been paidit is sufficient to send a mail to eventi@guitarshow.itWe will answer you asap confirming that your request has been received.

IMPORTANTdemos should not be requested in the margin of emails regarding various questionsbut 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 articlesmapsand a list of exhibitorsIt will be in a pocketsized AformatInterested exhibitors can reserve different types of space to give visibility to their brands and productsHere is the list:

  • ½ page € 35.00 VAT
  • page € 70.00 VAT
  • 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 cataloguedownloadable by clicking HEREGraphics and texts must be received no later than Friday 21 February 2020.

To speak with us

CONTACT

Luca Friso

commerciale@guitarshow.it

phone +39 380 307 33 75