The Marketplace

2014 NUL Annual Conference

Duke Energy Convention Center

Cincinnati, OH

July 23 – 26, 2014

Greetings Vendors!

Mark your calendars for July 23 – 26, 2014!  The National Urban League invites you to the 2014 National Conference – One Nation Underemployed:  Bridges to Jobs and Justice.  Reserve your vendor space at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio today.

With more than 6,000 persons expected in attendance, here is an excellent opportunity to showcase and sale your merchandise to an influential organization of men and women.  The Marketplace, conveniently located in the main traffic area of the convention center, provides excellent traffic and daily exposure for vendors.  The fees are $600 for corner booths and $500 for all other booths.

Approximately twenty (20) vendors will be selected to participate based on merchandise and variety; a ratio of national and local vendors; and, “first-come” responses within these categories.  Our selection process provides an opportunity for each vendor to be successful during the conference.  The location of each vendor’s booth(s) is assigned based on the order in which the complete registration packet and fees are received.

We invite you to look at the Conference at a Glance to give you a better idea of the many activities and events planned throughout the weekAdditionally, we invite you to review THE MARKETPLACE RULES FOR EXHIBITING at the 2014 National Urban League Conference.

We hope that you will join us as a vendor for this magnificent event.  Please complete the online vendor application before June 15, 2014.  Once your vendor application is received, the marketplace vendor chair will contact you with additional information.  So, register early to ensure a prime location and we look forward to seeing you in Cincinnati.

 Online Vendor Application

Please remember:

  • “Sharing” of booths by vendors and selling merchandise outside of the vendor hall (hotel rooms, lobby areas, restaurants) is strictly prohibited No food products may be sold (this will violate the NUL contracts with the convention center).
  • Articles of sale should have some artistic and/or creative value (i.e., jewelry, one-of-a-kind clothing, leather bags, etc.)  Vendor’s product(s) description qualifications:
    • No books (novels, textbooks, etc.) or food items are allowed. 
    • Product must be in vendor’s regular product line.
    • Article(s) for sale will have artistic and/or creative value.
    • Mass manufactured items are discouraged.
  • ALL items sold in the Marketplace must be consigned or have a bill of sale from a manufacturer licensed to make and wholesale their products. 
  • Vendors will be assigned a booth and position.  Each full booth space is 8’ x 10’.  Each booth will have an 8’ back drape and 3’side rails with two 6’ tables and two chairs.
  • Approximately twenty (20) vendors will be selected to participate based on merchandise and variety; a ratio of national and local vendors; and, “first-come” responses within these categories.  Our selection process provides an opportunity for each vendor to be successful during the conference.  The location of each vendor’s booth(s) is assigned based on the order in which the complete registration packet and fees are received.
  • The fees are $600 for corner booths and $500 for all other booths.  Fees can be paid with a check, money order or credit card.  Partial payment of booth rental fee will not be accepted.
  • Shipping, electricity, plumbing and internet services are not included in the vendor fees.  Exhibitor Service Kits that will be sent to all selected vendors.

Once your vendor application is received, the conference vendor chair will contact you with additional information. 

For more information about The Marketplace, feel free to contact Crystal L. Kendrick, 2014 National Urban League Conference Marketplace Vendor Chair, atcrystal@thevoiceofyourcustomer.com or at 513.281.3228. 


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