2017 WILMA Expo & Leadership Accelerator

Dec. 1 & 2 at the Wilmington Convention Center

WILMA is merging two of its most popular events into a two-day extravaganza of leadership development, inspirational stories, new connections, holiday shopping, celebrity sightings, community performances and auctioning men (for charity)!


Highlights include:

Friday, December 1 - 11:30 AM - 7:00 PM

  • A KEYNOTE LUNCH featuring a panel of local women leaders from a range of industries.

  • FOUR LEADERSHIP ACCELERATOR WORKSHOPS on topics such as creating a successful team culture, achieving career goals and training to serve on boards of directors.  

  • AN EXPO PREVIEW PARTY WITH A CELEBRITY AUCTION where prominent local executive and a few firefighters will be auctioned off for charity.

Saturday, December 2 - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • THE WILMA EXPO featuring exhibits for moms and kids, health and wellness, business and careers, style and fashion, home improvement and more.

  • THE HOLIDAY MARKET with a cornucopia of holiday gift ideas, specialized product, crafts jewelry, clothing, accessories and more

  • A CENTER STAGE with Community Performances that will engage and entertain attendees.


Promote your organization to thousands of potential customers. The WILMA Expo & Leadership Accelerator is an ideal venue for developing personal relationships that strengthen customer loyalty far more than phone conversations or e-mail campaigns.
 

Click here to view our photo album from the 2016 EXPO and Click here to view photos from the Leadership Accelerator.



For sponsorship and booth information, contact Melissa Pressley, VP of Sales at 910-343-8600 x 203 or [email protected] 

Booth packages can be purchased online by clicking the Exhibitors tab above. Early Bird booth price deadline is Sept.1. 




 
     
Booths 100-320 Booths 400-520 Booths 600-722
100 - Carolina Elite - Hampstead
101 - 
102 - Cape Fear Community College
103 -   
104 - A Thyme Savor
105 - New Hanover Printing
106 - Big Sky Design
107 - Big Sky Design
108 -
109 - 
110 - 
111 - 
112 - 
113 - 
114 - 
115 - 
116 - Expo Sponsor
117 - Expo Sponsor
118 - 
119 -
120 - Salon Beyond Basics
121 - Salon Beyond Basics
200 - The George
201 - Two Sisters Bookery
202 -
203 - The Bump and Beyond
204 - LuLaRoe - Shannon Lazzeroni
205 - Expo Sponsor
206 - 
207 - 
208 - 
209 - Aquesta Bank
210 - 
211 - 
212 - Bath Fitter
213 - 
214 - Reserved
215 - Spotless Vein Care
216 - Anytime Fitness
217 - 
218 - 
219 - Perry's Emporium
220 - The Wedding Dress Shoppe
221 - Arbonne - Susie Weiler
222 - 
223 - Monat
224 - Wilmington Christian Academy
300 - Myles Family Dentistry
301 - SCORE Cape Fear Region
302 - Summerfield Custom Wellness
303 - Corning Credit Union
304 - O'Brien Service Company
305 - Julia's Florist
306 - Julia's Florist
307 - Just for Buyers Realty
308 - Shoetique
309 - Clean Eatz
310 - Reserved
311 - reserved
312 - Reserved
313 - Reserved
314 - Reserved
315 - City Club
316 - ACCESS of Wilmington
317 - Wilmington Symphony
318 - Budget Blinds
319 - Budget Blinds
 
400 - Budget Blinds
401 - Budget Blinds
402 - SolarTyme
403 - Markraft 
404 - Markraft
405 - Expo Sponsor
406 - Expo Sponsor
407 - Expo Sponsor
408 - Expo Sponsor   
409 - Sito Chiropractor
TheoryOrange theory Fitness
411 - Leath Consulting Group
412 - Ideal Image
413 - Ideal Image
500 - Ideal Image
501 - Ideal Image
502 - Dan Cassidy with Dry Rub Co.
503 - Cape Fear Solar Systems
504 - Tropical Smoothie Cafe
505 - Reserved
506 - Reserved
507 - Reserved
508 - Reserved
509 - Reserved
510 - DermOne
511 - DermOne
512 - Chrysalis Center 
for Counseling
513 - Waterford Wellness
514 - Biosymmetry
515 - Signs by Tomorrow
516 - Strickland's Blinds, Shades & Shutters
517 - Strickland's Blinds, Shades & Shutters 
518 - Crescent Moon
519 - Crescent Moon
 
600 - Crescent Moon                
601 - Crescent Moon 
602 - SewTogether/Tylor Art
603 - Bryton's
604 - Pinnacle Family Chiropractic
605 - Biosymmetry
606 - 
607 - Wilmington Health
608 - Elderhaus
609 -
610 - Reserved
611 - Oriental Rugs
612 - Oriental Rugs
613 - 
614 - 
615 - Crystal Carpets
616 - 
617 - Atlantic Bay Mortgage
618 - Taste the Olive
619 - Expo Sponsor
620 - Expo Sponsor
621 -
622 - Battle House
623 - Mark Steelman Photography
624 - Expo Sponsor
700 - Expo Sponsor
701 -
702 - 
703 - 
704 - Expo Sponsor
705 - Expo Sponsor
706 - 
707 -
708 - 
709 - Physical Therapy for Women
711 - 
712 - 
713 - 
714 - 
715 -
716 - United Way of the 
Cape Fear Area
717 -
718 - Coastal Urology
719 - 
720 - 
721 - New South Business Brokers
 

 

Hallway Exhibitors: 
BeaurtyCounter - Amy Gordon

Canines for Service
Coastal Massage & Bodywork
Cutco Cutlery
Family Connections Counsel
Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington (GLOW)
Jennifer MacLean, Professional Organizer
Just Perfect Home Staging and more
Marie Illustrations
Nothing Bundt Cake
OPTAvia
Prep U4 Success
Samantha Marie Illustrations
Tammika Brown Accounting and Tax
 

WILMA Market Exhibitors: 
Beauty Counter - Helen Grubb
Camillions
Cape Fear Roller Girls
Complete Nutrition
Debbie Reynolds Fioravante - Cut Lady
Infused Beauty Bar
Into the Blue
Jennifer Turnage, Independent Rodan + Fields Consultant
Julie Marie Designs
Kopious Jewelry
Loft MC
Mary Kay Cosmetics - Patt Mason
Missio Hair
Mission Made Jewelry
Norwex
Painted by Hand
Port City Design Group
Pure Romance
SeneGence - Valerie Vrablic
ThirtyOne Gifts - Tamara Matthews
Unwind by the Sea
Usborne Book & More

Tickets Price
Register to Buy
Exhibitor Options Price
10 x 10 Booth & Promotional Package
Includes 1/6 page ad and two All Access passes to Leadership Accelerator and Keynote Lunch
$1,045.00
10 x 20 Booth & Promotional Package
Includes 1/6 page ad and two All Access passes to Leadership Accelerator and Keynote Lunch
$1,550.00
10 x 10 Booth Only
Includes two All Access passes to Leadership Accelerator and Keynote Lunch
$785.00
10 x 20 Booth Only
Includes two All Access passes to Leadership Accelerator and Keynote Lunch
$1,295.00
6 ft. Table Top - in the Hallway (Saturday only)
Located outside the Expo Hall
$375.00
6 ft. Table Top - in the WILMA Market (Saturday only - Retailers only)
Located in the Grand Ballroom
$225.00
Register as Exhibitor

THE BOOTH & PROMOTIONAL PACKAGE Includes:

• A Booth at Wilmington's largest annual event for women for Friday’s Preview Party and Saturday’s WIMA Expo. More than 3,500 people attended last year's WILMA Expo!
One-sixth page ad in the WILMA Expo special section, which reaches WILMA’s 60,000 readers. WILMA distributes an additional 15,000 copies of this section before and at the event. ($478 value)
• Two all-access passes to the Leadership Accelerator, which includes the Keynote Lunch, Leadership Workshops and Preview Party with drink tickets! ($1 value)
Company listing in the WILMA Expo section in the November issue of WILMA.
• Unlimited use of a personalized discount code for your business that waives the $5 Expo entry fee for customers, employees, friends and more!


  • Expo Hall Booth Includes: (Friday & Saturday)

  • 10' draped backdrop and 36" side drapes

  • 8' skirted table

  • Two chairs

Includes booth ID sign with company name

WILMA Market and hallway tables include: (Saturday only)

  • 6-foot, skirted table

  • One chair

  • Electricity is not available for tables in the hallway or in the WILMA Market.


Extra Services/Equipment

You need to fill out a form if you would like any of the following:

  • Electricity/Internet - Do this by Nov 21st. If you sign up the DAY OF there will be an additional charge

  • Additional furniture - Do this by Nov 21st. If you sign up the DAY OF there will be an additional charge

  • To serve food/beverage samples a Form must be submitted to Convention Center by Nov. 21st.


Vendors :
Any sampling of food or beverage of any kind must be approved by the WCC and NHC Health Department 2 weeks prior to the WILMA Expo. All NHC Health Department and WCC guidelines and rules for sampling must be adhered to by the vendors.

Any products being sampled must be manufactured by the vendor. Additionally, no outside Food or Beverage may be sold on property at any time.
Please forward any questions to Scott Frazzetta, Food and Beverage Director at the WCC [email protected]


  •  Electrical forms can be downloaded HERE and must be sent directly to the Convention Center. [email protected] 12 days prior to the event. 

  •  Parking information can be found HERE

  • Free WIFI for everyone with speeds up to 128kbps connection throughout the center.  

  • Authorization Request form for Samples can be downloaded HERE.
    and sent to [email protected]

  • Trade Show Rentals applications can be downloaded HERE.

Event Discussion

WHEN

Dec 1, 2017 - Dec 2, 2017

WHERE

The Wilmington Convention Center

515 Nutt Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

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