Suppliers Marketplace
& Trade Show

Championing Craft's Future

Join 150+ Exhibitors at OCBC24’s Marketplace

Canada’s Craft Brewing industry’s top brewers, decision-makers, thought leaders, and supporters will gather in Hamilton Ontario for two+ days of education, networking, trade show business and social events.

This year’s OCBC Marketplace takes place at the Hamilton Convention Centre, with two levels of trade show spaces! Almost 40,000 square feet of exhibit space hosting 150+ supplier exhibitors at 10’x10’, 10’x20’, and 20’x20’ booth spaces featuring everything from large-scale machinery to equipment demos and more!

To indicate your interest in taking a booth at OCBC24, please fill out this form:

Expression of Interest

Supplier Marketplace Highlights

  • Two trade show floors! (Main floor exhibit hall requires carpeting, third floor does not require carpeting)
  • Food and beverage will be open to all person(s) at the conference and will be hosted right on the trade show floor!
  • OCBC will be utilizing the WHOVA app again this year! The app features amazing gamification options increasing attendee/supplier engagement through scavenger hunts and contests to encourage more traction at all booths.
  • OCBC is pleased to offer COMPLIMENTARY lead retrieval and Wi-Fi for all exhibitors.
  • Opportunity to choose your ideal booth space location on the trade show floor.

Marketplace exhibitors can choose from 10’x10’, 10’x20’ 10’x30′, and 20’x20’ space in either exhibit hall where meals & craft beer will be served and sampled.

What You Can Expect

  • High exposure level and one-on-one networking opportunities with conference participants, particularly during meals, breaks, and post-conference reception.
  • Priority registration privileges for all OCBC 2023 suppliers/exhibitors for the 2024 Marketplace.
  • Following the priority registration period, booth space will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • All food & beverages and sponsored demos in the trade show will increase traffic and visibility for all exhibitors during the two-day conference.
  • Opportunity to distribute collateral material, showcase equipment demos, and secure targeted leads with key industry guests, all from your booth location.
  • Name recognition as a marketplace participant during the event and on the OCBC mobile app & social media.
  • Exclusive access to other event sponsorship opportunities at the conference, including off-site OCBC-sanctioned hospitality events.
  • Priority registration for the 2025 Ontario Craft Brewers Conference Suppliers Marketplace.
  • An attendee list (of those who give express permission) will be available a few days prior to the conference.

No booth refunds after August 31, 2024. 

Booth Pricing

  • 10'x10'
    • Early Bird Price (until June 30): $2,000
    • Mid Price (July 1–Sept 30): $2,300
    • Final Price (Oct 1–Nov 7): $2,700
  • 10'x20'
    • Early Bird Price (until June 30): $3,200
    • Mid Price (July 1–Sept 30): $3,680
    • Final Price (Oct 1–Nov 7): $4,320
  • 10'x30'
    • Early Bird Price (until June 30): $4,650
    • Mid Price (July 1–Sept 30): $5,348
    • Final Price (Oct 1–Nov 7): $6,278
  • 20'x20'
    • Early Bird Price (until June 30): $6,000
    • Mid Price (July 1–Sept 30): $6,900
    • Final Price (Oct 1–Nov 7): $8,100
  • 5'x10'
    • *Includes one ticket and one chair. Limited spaces available
    • Early Bird Price (until June 30): $1,300
    • Mid Price (July 1–Sept 30): $1,495
    • Final Price (Oct 1–Nov 7): $1,755

Booth price is subject to HST

Cancellations made prior to August 31, 2024, are subject to forfeiture of a 25% deposit.
Cancellations made after August 31, 2024, will result in a 100% forfeiture of booth payments.

Interested in booth space at the OCBC24 Suppliers Marketplace?

Click the link below and fill out the online form. This is not an agreement form, only an expression of interest. Someone from the OCBC will contact you.

Expression of Interest

Booths (All Sizes) Include:

  • One 6-foot table with black table skirt (if required; must be ordered by October 14, 2024);
  • Two side chairs (if required; must be ordered by October 14, 2024);
  • Two (2) entry tickets for the Ontario Craft Brewers Conference (OCBC) & Suppliers Marketplace which includes meals, beverages, keynotes & sessions (comp ticket quantities increase with booth size);
  • Suppliers Marketplace Only tickets are also available and will include access to the tradeshow on both days, all food & beverage (no sessions); NO SUITCASING/SOLICITATIONS ON TRADE SHOW FLOOR;
  • Complimentary lead retrieval and wi-fi throughout the building.

Booths Do Not Include:

  • Electrical; must be booked and paid for separately through a third-party supplier.
  • Carpeting/Floor covers must be booked and paid for separately through a third-party supplier. **CHEDOKE TRADE SHOW (3RD FLOOR) IS CARPETED AND WILL NOT REQUIRE CARPETING
  • If any A/V is required, it is the responsibility of the supplier to book.
  • Food and/or drink is not permitted to be handed out at your booth unless a sampling agreement form has been filled out by the supplier and given to the conference organizer.

Details and Disclaimers

  • Upon approval to participate, eligible suppliers will receive an electronic agreement form including pricing information and payment details (Cheque, E-transfer, or Credit Card).
  • Cancellation refunds will be available, minus the 25% initial fee until August 31, 2024.
  • Any booth cancellations after August 31, 2024, are not eligible for a refund.

IMPORTANT: OCBC technical committee reserves the right to assign and/or change booth locations and premium spaces. This year, Suppliers may indicate their top two choices, which will be taken into consideration by the committee. The OCBC technical committee will be sure to take competitive sensitivities into account when assigning floor plan locations. No on-site booth changes are permitted without the express permission of the OCBC technical committee.

For more information, please refer to the Terms & Conditions, or for quick answers to your questions have a look at our FAQ.

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