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exhibitor FAQ

FashionSpeak Discount for Exhibitors!

Booth Features:

  • 8' x 8' of space, or 16' x 8' of space

  • One (1) table and two (2) chairs

  • One (1) electrical outlet


  1.  What is the cost of a booth? The booth cost is $250 for an 8'x8' booth, or $400 for a 16'x8' booth.

  2. Can I share booth space with another brand? Yes, but because of the booth size, the limit is two brands per booth. Each brand must register separately, but please indicate the name of the company with whom you will be sharing space when you register. Payment should be made by one party.

  3. Can I purchase more than one booth space for my brand? Yes, please indicate on the registration form how many spaces you would like.

  4. I need more than one table and two chairs, what do I do? Rentals will be available and you will need to make arrangements prior to the show. Please fill out a rental order form in the attached exhibitor packet that will be sent upon receipt of payment.

  5. Can I bring my own tables and chairs? Of course! The more you can make the space your own, the better.

  6. When can I set up my space? Booth set up time is Thursday, October 10, from 12-5 pm.

  7. Where do I load in my stuff? Between Macy's and Sears is Loading Dock 41. You can pull up there, unload your booth items and inventory, and then go park your car. There will be dollies available to move your things over to the trade show + market area in and around Center Court.

  8. What can I use to set up my space? Feel free to utilize anything you need to make the space represent your brand. Obviously, anything extremely questionable and against the law is strictly prohibited.

  9. Can I sell to the general public? Yes! Verge is now a trade show AND market, so bring plenty of inventory. Detroit Garment Group retains 15% of all sales, and handles transactions and payouts. 

  10. Can I provide free samples of food and beverages at my booth? Food and beverage samples must be approved in advance. Please send a list of items in an email to Karen Buscemi ( with the subject line: Free Food and Beverage Sample Approval.

  11. I realized that I won't be able to attend, but already registered and payed. What do I do? Please notify management ( as soon as you know you won't be able to attend. Full refunds available if cancelling by September 1, 2019. 50% refund available if cancelling by September 30, 2019. No refunds will be issued after October 1, 2019.  

Email for your code.

Pitch perfectING lounge

Friday, October 11 | 8AM - 10AM

Work on and perfect your pitch the morning before buyers enter the Garden Theatre. Three trade show experts will be on hand to hear your pitch and offer advice on how to reel in a new buyer as a potential client. Interested exhibitors will have the chance to learn: 

  • What buyers are looking for in a new product pitch

  • The top three most important parts of a pitch

  • What shouldn't be said to buyers

  • Questions you need to answer before talking to buyers



Pitch Competition

Friday, October 11 | 4 PM

Pitch your product to a panel of fashion experts, and you may win a weekend pop-up in EMERGE at Twelve Oaks Mall, valued at $500! (You must attend the Pitch Perfecting Lounge to be eligible to compete.)


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