Tuesday, January 24
2023 CDX Exhibitors
What a big year! We are thankful for you, our good partners in manufacturing, distribution, and services. Our attention is turning to the 2023 Contractor Deck Expo on Tuesday, January 24th.
Thank you in advance for “bringing the magic,” for your diligent, passionate preparation to make CDX 2023 a meaningful, effective event. We know you will bring a lot of value to CDX, and we hope that you will get a lot of value from it too.
We will stay in touch over the next several weeks. The form on this page is a tool for you to tell us about your needs and plans for your exhibit, to help us help you. You can always make adjustments later – just reach out to us or visit personally.
As the CDX approaches, here are a few things to think about:
Bring real vs. Abstract
Bring what they can’t get online. The more real, the better – real people, real displays, real samples and giveaways, hands-on demos – that’s why they’re coming to see you! Abstract elements of a display would include brochures, banners, iPads or TVs playing promo videos, etc., which is all good and well, but often the same info is easily found online.
Bring winners vs. rabbit trails
Focus on the winning products. Please present clear, straightforward information on great deck-related products stocked in town during the 2023 busy season. We are looking forward to meeting with each of you about this!
Bring product brands
From the builder’s perspective, CDX is an exhibition of deck-product manufacturer brands. Represent the manufacturing brand more than the distribution company, please.
Bring as much as you want!
Regardless of the exhibitor fee, instead of confining your exhibit space, if possible, we would rather give you as much space as you want – as long as you will use it well. Let’s talk soon, so we at DSS can know how we can help, in terms of space, displays, samples, product pricing from us, or whatever you need!
Bring the experts
The builders are coming to talk to YOU. Our customers are smart people. Ask their opinions and be ready to answer a lot of good questions. You probably want to staff your exhibit with experts of your own, maybe even from headquarters.
Bring the magic
Last CDX, our sales team brought in 300 builders – in a snowstorm! All of us exhibitors (including The Deck Superstore) are presenting to builders their business partnerships for 2023. Preparation is essential. Thank you in advance for your hard work to put our collective best foot forward! Let’s make it count!
Looking forward to a great event. Thanks for making it possible!
The Deck Superstore Team
P.S. Don’t just bring a table with brochures, please!
Exihibitor Fee and Schedule
Base fee is $250/exhibitor. For manufacturers and distributors, we charge a fee of 0.075% of our purchases from you, YTD (we can help calculate this). This fee goes mainly to cover our catered lunch, so don’t miss out on lunch! This year we are asking for the fee to be paid cash or credit card up-front (not through vendor credits or co-op funds) – thank you!
Fee is the same regardless of size of your exhibit. Work with us to plan your location and space, and ask for as much as you can use well!
January 13, Friday
Deadline to sign up to be an exhibitor and pay your exhibit fee – this year we are asking exhibitors to pay up-front. Thank you!
January 20, Friday
Deadline to meet with us about your exhibit, to clarify your needs for space, etc. – in-person if possible.
January 23, Monday, 12:00-6:00pm
Move-in and set-up exhibits, vehicles allowed
January 24th, Tuesday, 7:00-8:30am
Continued move-in and set-up, vehicles NOT allowed
Quiet, please! Keynote speech in session
Exhibits are open!
Don’t miss lunch! If we can help staff your exhibit during lunch, or go get you a plate, let us know how we can help.
Tear-down, vehicles allowed
Here is what we are telling the builders…
Hosted here at The Deck Superstore – join us for a deck-building trade show, including education, product exhibits, and free lunch, on Tuesday, January 24th.
Please fill out the form on this page – it takes maybe 60 seconds to sign up! And it’s FREE.
Tuesday, Jan 24
Starting at 8:30am:
- Keynote – YOU are the Brand: It is YOUR company and craftsmanship that make the biggest difference for your clients. A year after a project, who should your client remember? Join experienced East Coast builder Sean Collinsgru, as he tells the story of his brand, with 258k subscribers on YouTube. Define your style and build a reputation that lasts.
- Building Code Seminar (9:30-10:15am, 10:30-11:15am): In back-to-back seminars, Glenn Mathewson, inspector and national speaker/educator, keeps us up to speed with the latest in the IRC.
- PRODUCT EXHIBITS (9:30am-3:00pm): There are big changes coming for the 2023 product mix – talk with reps from dozens of product manufacturers. See builder software and more. We always ask our exhibitors to bring what you can’t find online, including hands-on demos and giveaways!
- Ultimate Fajita Bar (11:30am-1:00pm): Free lunch by El Jardín Mexican Restaurant.
We hope you can invest several hours into making 2023 a solid success. Either way, please stay in touch and let us know how we can help you win deck projects and enjoy them more!