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113th Annual Convention

Hotel l Schedule l Exhibit Space Exhibitors l Sponsorships l Register

How to Reserve Exhibit Space

Exhibit space is available to SSIA supplier members only. If you are not a supplier member of SSIA, click here to apply.



$700 for one six-foot table
$1,300 for two six-foot tables
$1,850 for three six-foot tables
$2,400 for four six-foot tables
$2,700 for five six-foot tables

$540 for each additional table beyond five

Show Special

  • Reserve space before May 1, 2017 and save $50 per table.



Friday, July 21, 2017
12 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Exhibitor Setup

12 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Exhibitor Seminars

Saturday, July 22, 2017
7 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Exhibitor Setup
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. - Wholesaler Preview
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Exhibit Hall Open

Sunday, July 23, 2017
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
2 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Exhibitor Breakdown

SSIA reserves the rights to change or reschedule events without notice at the discretion of the SSIA board of directors.


The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802


Reservations: SSIA has secured a group rate of $169 per night aboard the Queen Mary This rate will be honored until June 19, 2017 or until SSIA's room block sells out, whichever comes first. NOTE: SSIA's room block has sold out before the deadline for the past several years, so make your reservations early. To reserve a room:

Call 877-342-0742 and use the group code SSI0717 or;

Click on this link. Note: the online reservation system does not work with mobile devices. You must do this on a computer.


Only SSIA supplier members that have purchased a booth will be permitted in the exhibition hall and may participate in SSIA activities. Supplier members that have not purchased a booth are welcome in the annual business meeting.



Exhibit personnel is limited to SSIA supplier members only. Exhibit space cannot be sublet to non-member companies, however a supplier exhibiting a product they sell but do not manufacture may have a representative of the manufacturing company in its exhibit. Exhibitors must be in good financial standing with SSIA before reserving exhibit space.


Shoe repairers who are paid representatives of the exhibiting company may staff the exhibit.

Shoe service wholesalers, orthopedic distributors, or their employees are not permitted to work a booth at a SSIA sponsored event. Representatives of non-member companies are also not permitted to work a booth.



Should you be shipping boxes to your meeting, the Ship will charge a handling fee of $5 per package under 25 pounds, $10 per package over 25 pounds and $75 per pallet.

For oversized pallets, contact the hotel to confirm item can be accepted. Additional fees may also apply.

Boxes should not be sent more than three (3) days prior to your event or meeting due to limited storage space. The hotel reserves the right to refuse to accept packages that appear damaged, and in the event, assumes no liability for the condition of the contents of such packages. The Ship will not accept responsibility for meeting materials delivered prior to seven (7) days before function.


Guest Name
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802-6390
SSIA 2017 Convention
Your Company
Hold for Arrival (Your arrival date)
Attention Valli O’Donnell

The SSIA assumes no responsibility for the cost, storage, loss, damage or negligence of any packages or pallets shipped to or from this event.

Return Shipping Instructions

The hotel does not maintain or provide shipping labels or packaging materials. Attendees will need to use their own payment or account for all charges. Please leave your pre-labeled outgoing packages in the meeting room when ready. To ensure that your packages are picked up in a timely manner, you will need to call your shipping vendor to request a pick-up. Ship will not be held responsible for any items left after the conclusion of the event.

UPS (ground and express) 800-742-5877, Fed Ex (ground and express) 800-463-3339


For more information please contact Mitch Lebovic at SSIA headquarters:


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