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Life Sciences Week

Vendor Expo

Get direct access to University of Missouri graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, staff scientists and technical research staff to show/sell your products.

Thursday, April 13, 2017
10:00 a.m.–2 p.m.Interested in sponsorship opportunities?
View the LSW 2017 Sponsorship Packet.

Deadlines

Monday, January 13, 2017 — Registration Open
Space is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Register Now for the Vendor Expo

Table Options

1 table — $385

2 tables — $625

Payment

Check — Please mail your check made out to University of Missouri

Bond Life Sciences Center, 106
Attn: Victoria Bence
1201 Rollins St
Columbia, MO 65211

Credit card — University policy prohibits collecting credit card information on the registration form for your security. Please telephone Victoria Bence at the MU Bond Life Sciences Center Fiscal Office: 573-884-1898

Advanced Shipping

If you need to pre-ship items for the Vendor Expo, please send them directly to Jeffory Reeves:

Bond Life Sciences Center
Attn: Jeffory Reeves
Suite 105
1201 Rollins St
Columbia, MO 65211

Please email Jeffory (reevesja@missouri.edu) describing the number of boxes you intend to send and expected delivery date. Deadline for shipping arrival is Friday, April 31, 2016.

Tips for Attracting Customers

  • Make it clear what you sell. A simple sign with bullet points may be all it takes.
  • Say hello and engage your potential customers by asking a question. The ones who just sit behind their table, stoic and unapproachable are usually left unapproached.
  • We love free stuff! Small “tester-sized” samples of your products are always great. Logo-based pens, clips, hats, T-shirts, etc., are good ways to attract people. If your budget doesn’t allow for these items, buy a bag of candy or some cookies at the store. If you do have a bigger budget, have a raffle! Most people will feel obliged to at least pick up your literature in exchange for something “free”.

Arrival and Parking

Information regarding load-in and parking will be communicated in an email to registered vendors.

Ask Us for Help

If you need help locating something, need directions to the restrooms, would like a bottle of water, or have any other question, don’t hesitate to ask one of us!

Food

The Bond Life Sciences Center will provide complimentary coffee, tea and other beverages and snacks. Catalyst Café, located on the main level of the Bond Life Sciences Center serves a variety of food and drinks for purchase. Vending machines are also available.

Table Take-down

This year the vendor exhibition will end at 2 pm.