Exhibitor Resources

If you’re a 2023 Small Business Forum & Expo exhibitor, use these tools to get ready for the show—from upcoming deadlines and service forms to marketing resources and registration. We’re here to help, so if you can’t find the answer below, please contact our operations team.

Venue: New Orleans Marriott

Please note DOE's 2023 Small Business Forum & Expo is taking place at the New Orleans Marriott at 555 Canal Street, NOT at the JW Marriott down the street. If you are shipping materials onsite, please check your shipping information to ensure you are sending it to the correct hotel.

New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street | New Orleans, LA 70130

Exhibitor Dashboard

The Exhibitor Dashboard provides everything you need to get ready for the Expo:

  • Online exhibitor listing
  • Online advertising opportunities and sponsorships
  • Invoices and contracts
  • Exhibitor Services Manual
  • Registration and lead retrieval

Log on today so you don't miss any important deadlines. Note: Your ID was emailed to the person listed on your exhibit space contract.

Exhibitor Dashboard Login

Important Deadlines

Monday, July 3

  • Last day for warehouse deliveries without a surcharge

Friday, July 7

  • Last day freight can arrive to advanced warehouse with guarantee of delivery to booth for exhibitor move-in

Monday, July 10 | 8:00 AM

  • First day freight can arrive at show site

Exhibitor Hours

Monday, July 10

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Registration Open
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Exhibitor Move-In

Tuesday, July 11

7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration Open
7:00 AM – 11:00 AM Exhibitor Move-In
12:15 PM – 5:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch & Networking in Exhibit Hall
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall

Wednesday, July 12

12:30 PM – 1:45 PM Lunch & Networking in Exhibit Hall
12:30 PM – 4:30 PM Exhibit Hall Open
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Exhibitor Move-Out*

* Shepard will begin returning empty containers and skids as soon as the aisle carpet is removed and/or plastic protection is installed on top of the floor. All exhibitor materials must be removed from the facility by Wednesday, July 12 at 8:00 PM. Any materials remaining in the hall will be rerouted or returned to Shepard’s warehouse to await disposition at the exhibitor’s expense.


It has been brought to our attention that fraudulent companies not contracted by show management have been targeting exhibitors. Some scams include housing, registration, attendee lists, and onsite services. These companies misrepresent themselves by claiming to be an official provider for the Expo. They may offer discounted hotel rates, attendee lists, or other services and try to convince you that the offer is being made on behalf of the DOE. These companies are in no way affiliated or endorsed by the DOE or The Bridge Group.

We encourage you to treat solicitations from these providers with appropriate caution and strongly recommend that you work directly and only with our approved vendors:

  • Show Management: The Bridge Group, LLC (TBG)
  • Booth Services, Furniture, Rigging, Materials Handling, Labor, Security: Shepard
  • Housing: New Orleans Marriott
  • AV Services, Electric, Wi-Fi: Encore
  • Registration & Lead Retrieval: Badge Guys
  • International Shipping: DSV Fairs & Exhibitions

Please note: We will never ask you to verify your registration, housing, or booth services. We will never sell your data, or attendee data, to any third-party organization. Any company claiming to have the attendee list should be ignored and reported.

If you are contacted by a company that you find suspicious or are unsure whether they are a legitimate authorized vendor for this event, please contact us immediately, and if possible, include any communications (emails or voice messages) you received.

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Marketing Resources

We know you work hard getting ready for this event, and we want to do everything we can to ensure you have a successful week. That's why we created these free marketing materials you can use to promote your presence at the Expo and drive traffic to your booth.

Download the entire toolkit here. Contact our marketing team with any questions or if you need assistance.