Exhibitor Information

Welcome to Frostbike 2015

Thank you for partnering with QBP as an exhibitor. The following information covers the logistics information for the event. One key change from previous editions is that the host hotel will be the Marriott City Center in downtown Minneapolis. There will be vendor room blocks there and at the Crowne Plaza which is closest to QBP. Seminars and pre-Expo dealer functions will be at the Marriott and the post-Expo Vendor Appreciation dinner on Sunday will be hosted at the Crowne Plaza. Please feel free to contact events@qbp.com should you have any questions.

Frostbike 2015 will focus on pooling the expertise of our team and our industry partners, delivering strategies and processes for execution, leading engagement from customers, staff and suppliers and providing a rich and valuable experience for all attendees while driving support of increased sales objectives for 2015.

Our goal is to make your time at Frostbike productive, profitable, fun and hassle free. Please contact us if there is anything we can do to improve your experience.

We look forward to seeing you in February.

The Frostbike Events Team

Exhibitor Booth Information

  • Booth sizes are assigned and will be provided during registration
  • Internet access is available at all booth location
  • Tables, chairs and grid-wall can be requested during registration
  • If you request grid-wall, you are responsible for your own grid-wall hardware.

As a courtesy to other exhibitors we have two requests:

1. Please stay inside the footprint of your booth space.
To meet fire-code requirements, your display structure must stay within your allotted space.

2. Alcohol is prohibited in your booth during expo hours.
Beer and wine will be served at several bars after 5 pm on Saturday.

Exhibitors Must Provide Display Products
Procuring products from our distribution center and subjecting them to wear-and-tear during Frostbike is very costly for QBP. This is why we require all domestic and import exhibitors with U.S. warehouses to supply their own display products*.

Your display products must be delivered to QBP by Friday, February 13, 2015.

*Upon your request, we will provide a secure room to store your products.

Shipping and Booth Numbers
To help defray your shipping expenses, we are offering return UPS shipping for your display products at no charge. This offer does not extend to LTL freight shipments with a common carrier. A copy of the shipping label is attached below. Your booth number will be provided to you in your event invitation.

Download Frostbike shipping labels (PDF)

Payment Options

For Frostbike 2015 we are asking exhibitors to prepay all Frostbike fees. You will be invoiced no later than January 16, 2015. Final payment is due on February 20 in the form of check, credit card or credit memo.

  • Final invoicing January 16, 2015
  • Payment Due February 20, 2015

For more information please contact:
Dave Tierney
(952) 941-9391 ext 1418
dtierney@qbp.com

Frostbike 2015 Exhibitor Schedule and Expo Hours

Thursday, February 19
6–9pm
Check-In and Welcome Reception at Marriott City Center

Friday, February 20
1–7pm

  • Due to safety concerns, earlier set up cannot be permitted
  • All exhibitors must exit the building by 7 pm when the expo area closes

VIP Reception and Dinner with America's Top Dealers at Marriott City Center
5:30–9:30pm
Come and enjoy a casual dinner with America's top dealers and fellow exhibitors. The evening will consist of an assortment of unique food stations in a relaxing environment, along with sponsored entertainment.

Saturday, Feb. 21

Expo Day 1 at QBP
8:30am–4:30pm
Expo floor opens for exhibitors at 7:30am

Saturday Night Party at QBP
5:30–10pm
Enjoy dinner, drinks and outdoor activities with top VIP dealers and QBP employees.

Sunday, Feb. 22

Expo Day 2 at QBP
8:30am–3pm
Expo floor opens for exhibitors at 7:30am

Appreciation Dinner at Crowne Plaza
5–7pm
Enjoy dinner, drinks and good company with fellow exhibitors.

Registration
Please register for your booth no later than December 20, 2014. Registration link provided via email. You will be able to register additional staff members until January 10th, 2015.

Contact Jolene Remarcik, Dave Tierney, or your buyer with questions.

Jolene Remarcik
(952) 941-9391 ext 1672
jremarci@qbp.com

Dave Tierney
(952) 941-9391 ext 1418
dtierney@qbp.com

Build Brand Excitement with Product Giveaways

Nothing sparks future sales like giving products to the right dealers at the right time. Frostbike provides three highly visible venues to create buzz for your brand by handing out free stuff.

ACE Silent Auction
This is a great showcase for your products that benefits a good cause. All proceeds for the 2015 Silent Auction will go to the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA). NICA develops high school mountain biking programs for student athletes across the US.

Sunday Raffle
Keep the spotlight on your brand by adding products to this annual Frostbike closing event.

How to Participate
If you want to donate products for the Silent Auction or the Sunday Raffle, contact Seth Nesselhuf before Friday, February, 7, 2015. NOTE: Products must be delivered to QBP by February 14, 2015.

Seth Nesselhuf snesselh@qbp.com (952) 941-9391 ext 1125

Athlete or Special Booth Guest Attendance
If you plan on bringing a sponsored athlete or other person(s) of interest, please let us know by January 10, 2015, so we can promote their attendance in event publications and highlight it during the show.

Lodging and Transportation

Our host hotel is the Marriott City Center - Minneapolis. Frostbike is a big event, so the hotel fills up quickly. Please contact the Marriott by January 24, 2015 to secure your reservation for a room. The Crowne Plaza in Bloomington is in closer proximity to QBP and where the Vendor Appreciation Dinner will be hosted on Sunday.

Marriott City Center
30 South 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: (612) 349-4000
Book your group rate: Quality Bike Products »»

*When making your reservation, mention Frostbike Vendor Block or Group Code FVB to receive a discounted rate! Be sure to confirm your reservation by January 24th, 2015. During the event, QBP will provide shuttles between MSP airport, Marriott City Center and QBP during the event. Look for more information on Frostbike.com.

Crowne Plaza Bloomington MSP Airport
5401 Green Valley Dr
Bloomington, MN 55439
Phone: (952) 831-8000
Reservations

Frostbike and the Environment

Our goal is to make Frostbike 2015 a zero-waste event. And we need your help to do it. Working together, QBP staff, exhibitors, and dealers can ensure when Frostbike is over, all we'll leave behind are a few fat bike tracks in the snow.

Pack it In — Pack it Out
You are responsible for disposing of any remaining materials you bring. This includes extra catalogs, handouts and booth supplies.